Dating from the late 1600’s, the castle combines the elegance of a Regency country house with Victorian gothic - complete with castellations and turrets. The interiors have been lovingly preserved, with ornate gold leaf ceilings, open fires and family portraits throughout. The Turret suite is set on three floors, with a circular sitting room, bedroom and a bathroom complete with a Victorian rain bath.
All rooms enjoy sweeping views over the gatehouse, parkland or gardens. There is a fallow deer herd in the park, and a chain of five lakes and woodland. The four acre walled garden has been recently restored and now produces flowers, fruit and vegetables for the hotel. The converted Georgian stables are home to an award winning cookery school, run by the celebrated TV chef Rosemary Shrager. The castle is surrounded by the family’s 20,000 acre estate, stretching from the River Ure up onto the Yorkshire Dales, estate tours of the Wensleydale scenery, local attractions and cottage industries are available.
Fishing (fly on the river and reservoirs and coarse on the lakes), golf, riding (moorland trecking and jump course), shooting (clay pigeon and game on local estates),falconry (walking and hunting), estate and garden tours, walking, spa, health, beauty and massage treatments, cookery school, snooker room, private cinema,
Nearby attractions and activities:
The charming market town of Masham is a mile away, with a good choice of craft and gift shops and two breweries. The world heritage site of Fountains Abbey and the stately home and gardens at Newby Hall are a 20 minute drive, whilst Middleham Castle and Jervaulx Abbey are a 15 minute drive. The spa town of Harrogate and Harlow Carr gardens are 15 miles away, and the historic walled city of York (with Castle Howard nearby)and Leeds (with Harewood House nearby)are both 35 miles away.
35 miles north west of York
Deposit required for group bookings. Check in from 2.00pm, check out by 11.00am. No smoking in bedrooms or restaurant. Pets welcome - £25 per dog
Children welcome and baby sitting available.
There are a number of accommodation packages running throughout the year which can be booked in conjunction with any accommodation booking.
Our packages allow you to upgrade your stay with us to the ultimate red carpet level of experience, and any one of these packages can also be booked as a gift voucher. Please ask reception if you would like further details.
Jo Malone toiletries, champagne on ice, late check-out
£80 per room
CELEBRATION PACKAGE (including massage for one)
Chocolates on arrival, champagne on ice, flowers and a back, neck and shoulder massage.
£120 per room (or £150 if both guests require a massage)
NIGHT OUT PACKAGE
Luxury manicure and pedicure, head, neck and shoulder massage, facial cleanse, tone and moisturise and professional make-up.
Spa session, revitalising mini-facial, full body La Stone massage, mud wrap and body tone and moisturise
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
Bed and breakfast, per room per night
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2003
Client Request Served: 151
Dating from the late 1600’s, the castle combines the elegance of a Regency country house with Victorian gothic - complete with castellations and turrets. The interiors have been lovingly preserved, with ornate gold leaf ceilings, open fires and family portraits throughout. The Turret Suite is set on three completely...
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