‘So glad it’s in your guide – keep it in.’ A strong endorsement this year for Jacquie Pern and Peter Neville’s hotel overlooking a duck pond.
From £120.00 per night
In ‘a lovely village’ on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors, Andrew Pern’s ‘stylish old inn’ is a mix-and-thatch of ancient cruck-framed pub, dining extension, and lodgings in a converted building opposite.
For three centuries Michael and Sasha Ibbotson’s village pub-with-rooms has hosted visitors following an ancient Celtic trail to York, and has been family-owned for two decades.
Phillip Gill and Anton van der Horst’s ‘warm welcoming’ B&B is adored by a cohort of regular returnees. ‘It felt like coming home,’ writes a reader after this year’s visit.
Occupying a prime spot in a moors-edge market town, this ‘excellent hotel’ has been a local hostelry for 450 years, though the Buchanan family has been at the helm for just 37 of those.
Hunt the mice at this refurbished hotel, restaurant and coffee shop, formed from two old buildings on the bustling market square.
‘Loved it all.’ ‘A slice of heaven.’ Readers have an abiding fondness for this small hotel, a wisteria-swathed 17th-century stone farmhouse, owned by the Wood family since the 1950s.
Tommy Banks was just 17 with dreams of a professional cricket career, when his dad bowled him a googly.
A scenic riverside walk away from the city centre, Steve and Tricia Townsley’s three-storey Victorian town house B&B offers an exceptional Yorkshire welcome.
Serenity is assured at this B&B in England’s oldest active convent, next to the city’s medieval walls.
Handy for the racecourse, this William and Mary mansion, built for Sheffield cutler Thomas Barlow ‘in the Italian mode’, operates as a hotel and spa, ‘ideal for those seeking individual attention and pampering’.
You can order a York Brewery ale or a Pornstar Martini in the bar of this village inn, itself a winning cocktail of the traditional and the modish.
An imaginative take on traditional Yorkshire Wolds accommodation, Sally and Chris Brealey, along with Maureen Holmes, Sally’s mother, have created an intriguing destination, where rooms and restaurant are joined by a tea shop, gift shops and an art gallery on their Georgian farmstead.
In this picturesque market town, a much-extended, 19th-century coaching inn has been endowed with light and airy communal spaces, and a spa with revitalising heat treatments and an outdoor pool. The cosy lounge has a wood fire, plumped cushions on comfy sofas; books and board games. Bedrooms vary greatly in size and style. Suites in the main house have a sitting area or a separate sitting room; the smallest rooms face the street. Inspired by seasonal Yorkshire produce, à la carte menus are served in the high-ceilinged conservatory restaurant, Weathervane, or al fresco on the poolside terrace in summer months.
From £90 per night
Last updated: February 14, 2020