The breathtaking Yorkshire Dales offer visitors an unforgettable holiday, short break or weekend away from the stresses and strains of daily life. Surrounded on all sides by stunning countryside, fantastic views and warm, welcoming people there is a vast choice of luxury accommodation available and below we have picked out a selection to tempt you:
The Wensleydale Heifer is a fabulous boutique hotel set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, between the towns of Hawes and Leyburn. It has an award winning restaurant serving the finest seasonal local produce and mouthwatering seafood dishes. Residents can enjoy the sumptuous luxury of four poster beds, en-suite facilities and absolute comfort in one of the unique character rooms or junior suite. Take advantage of the Whisky Club room which offers a wide range of pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks to relax and unwind you before experiencing the best nights’ sleep ever! After enjoying a wonderfully satisfying breakfast there are numerous places to explore and experience the clean fresh air and natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.
The Bothy offers a stunning, romantic retreat for two in the secluded valley of West Burton in Wensleydale. Fully equipped to the highest standard, the self catering property has a log burning stove, double en-suite bedroom with views across the pretty garden and a woodland walk leading down to the river. There is plenty to see and do in the area and some lovely walks leading to Bolton Castle and Aysgarth Falls are right on the doorstep. Nearby restaurants and traditional pubs offer fine cuisine from locally sourced produce, and local breweries supply a wide range of real ales and beers. Within easy reach are several of the dales market towns where fresh meats, vegetables and home made produce can be purchased to take home and cook on the barbecue whilst relaxing in your enclosed garden with a well deserved glass of wine!
Best Western Ripon Spa Hotel is conveniently situated at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and is surrounded by a wealth of historic houses and places of interest. The stunning hotel is decorated to a high standard and offers all modern conveniences in its 40 en-suite rooms. The beautiful Edwardian building stands out amidst perfectly landscaped gardens and provides a peaceful haven for visitors.
Thornton Lodge 5* Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful period building set in the stunning surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Accommodation is on a truly luxurious scale and offers fully en- suite rooms, four poster beds and even a large family suite. The lodge gardens are a wildlife haven and with all this on the doorstep it may prove very difficult to venture out and explore the rest of the area, or maybe that might take a few visits! The views across the dales are breathtaking and the situation is idyllic for that relaxing break or touring holiday to discover all that the north of England has to offer.
For your next UK holiday, come and try this wonderful region – you will not be disappointed.
John Shimeld is Managing Director at Stayin the Yorkshire Dales.