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‘It’s the little touches’ that make the Downs family’s Victorian country house a ‘lovely, charming place’, confirm Guide readers in 2017. More

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Judges
Kirklevington Hall
Kirklevington
Yarm
Yorkshire
TS15 9LW
England
01642 789000

Hotel information

Bedrooms

21. Some on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, business centre, civil wedding licence, 36-acre grounds (paths, running routes), access to local spa and sports club, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £145–£225, D,B&B £220–£300. Set menu £25, à la carte £35.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It’s the little touches’ that make the Downs family’s Victorian country house a ‘lovely, charming place’, confirm Guide readers in 2017. ‘And the staff are exceptional – friendly from our first contact, by telephone from Sydney, and relaxed and professional throughout our stay. On a return visit, we were pleased to be welcomed by name by several staff members.’ Standing in ‘fine grounds’ on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors, the hotel has ‘gorgeous bedrooms’ (traditionally styled with swagged curtains, wingback chairs, perhaps a generous spread of toile de Jouy) stocked with treats. ‘We appreciated the free sherry and fruit in our large, comfortable rooms, as well as the jug of fresh milk for morning tea.’ In the evening, sit by the fire in the lounge for drinks and ‘delicious canapés’, then sample an ‘excellent’ nightly-changing menu that might include king scallops, Yorkshire chorizo, pickled leek salad; locally farmed beef fillet, Wye valley asparagus, poached quail’s egg. A ‘good breakfast’ has kippers and smoked haddock, plus a classic bacon and eggs. (Christopher and Veronica Clair, Mr and Mrs Wright, and others). Judges is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels,

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On selected nights during the winter we are setting aside a limited number of rooms each day on some really special rates. Prices start from £125 B&B or from £190.00 including dinner. Rates are per room per night, based on two guests sharing and include a bottle of bubbly per booking on arrival. To benefit from this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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Judges
Kirklevington Hall
Kirklevington
Yarm
Yorkshire
TS15 9LW

Guest comments

'A little gem. We were made most welcome though they were very busy serving lunch. Gorgeous room; fresh fruit, chocs and sherry awaited us. Dinner too was lovely. as were the staff. ' - Mr and Mrs JC Clair - March, 2017
'A long driveway through manicured parkland leads to this fine hotel. Cheerful girls front the reception. Our sumptuous room was spacious, with a deep sofa, wide two-seater armchair facing the TV. Lots of comfortable sofas and armchairs in the lounge. The service throughout was exemplary both at dinner and breakfast. The dinner was excellent. A good cooked breakfast was served by an affable local lady who has been with the Downs family for over 20 years. ' - Francine and Ian Walsh - April, 2015
'Had a fabulous weekend here. Our room was lovely - four poster bed and jacuzzi bath. Some nice little touches including complimentary sherry, chocolates, fruit and homemade biscuits. The food was superb - we had canapés each evening followed by three delicious courses. Breakfast was equally as good. The staff were polite, helpful, friendly and extremely attentive. ' - Gillian Caldwell - January, 2015

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