Best country house hotels in Yorkshire

With its blend of history and nature, dramatic vistas and enchanting villages, Yorkshire has much to offer the discerning traveller, not least of all beautiful places to stay. From Harrogate to York, this part of the country is brimming with beauty and charm.
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Country house hotels in Yorkshire

Best country house hotels in Yorkshire

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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - Autumn/Winter Early Bird Special Offer

York

A walled city filled with history, few places are as beautiful as York and even fewer are as lovely as Middlethorpe Hall and Spa, a country house hotel built in 1713 and now owned by the National Trust.
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Summer Special Offer

Austwick

The high number of returning guests speaks volumes about the warm welcome, quiet luxury and generous comforts of this country house hotel, set amid glorious Dales walking country.
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The Yorke Arms

The Yorke Arms

Harrogate

The Yorke Arms is now an exclusive use venue. In the rolling Yorkshire Dales, the creeper-covered 18th-century shooting lodge, with extensive gardens, has an ‘unsurpassed’ location and dominates tiny Ramsgill. Inside, antiques and squashy sofas, plus hand-painted hessian wallpaper, are set against flagged floors and beamed ceilings. Bedrooms feature earthy colours and quirky themes: ‘Brew’ has teapot-patterned curtains. There are classy bathrooms and monogrammed linen. ‘The vegetable, fruit and flower gardens are wonderful, a real joy to walk around.’ Good walks from the door, too.
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Rudding Park

Rudding Park

Harrogate

In 300 acres of parkland originally laid out by landscape designer Humphry Repton, this welcoming and romantic Grade I listed Regency mansion comes with impressive modern facilities. There are two golf courses, a private cinema and an award-winning rooftop spa with saunas, steam rooms, an infinity pool and herb-infused treatments. Sleek accommodation ranges from suites (some with a private terrace) in contemporary wings, to cottages and lodges. Inspired by the seasons – creative dishes are ‘exceptionally good’ in the glass-sided spa restaurant, Horto. Vegetables, fruit and flowers come from the delightful kitchen garden; the hotel’s natural springs supply the water. In the glamorous Clocktower Restaurant and Bar, a 400-year-old Catalonian olive tree takes centre stage in the light-filled conservatory.
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Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel

Ox Pasture Hall Country House Hotel

Scarborough

Two miles outside Scarborough in the North York Moors National Park, a dog-friendly country house hotel set in seventeen acres of gardens and grounds. Individually designed bedrooms and suites are in the main house, or set around a wisteria-clad courtyard; some have direct access to the garden. The traditional, stone-walled bar has comfortable seating by a cheerful wood-burning stove, and there is a choice of dining – traditional Yorkshire gastro pub fare in the Bistro, or more creative cuisine in the Courtyard restaurant.
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Oulton Hall

Oulton Hall

Leeds

Occupying an 18th-century mansion this large hotel (part of QHotels group) sits in beautifully landscaped gardens, SE of Leeds. It has a spa, conference and wedding facilities, and a 27-hole championship golf complex in its grounds. Leeds train station is 5 miles away.
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Historic sites range from the enchanting Fountain’s Abbey to the unmissable Betty’s Tea House.

A great English county would not be complete without its own collection of magnificent country houses, so from National Trust properties like Newby Hall to some of the most luxurious country house hotels that you can stay and spa in, Yorkshire really is an escape that’s all about the finer things in life.

Whether you choose to visit on a romantic weekend escape, a family holiday, a solo spa break or an extended getaway complete with your four-legged friend, Yorkshire has much to offer come rain or shine. Visit for festive Christmas markets or summer walks and picnics under the trees - either way, there’s something for everyone and every occasion.

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Last updated: September 21, 2021