21. Some on ground floor.
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.
Radio 4 at breakfast, classical background music in restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
guide dogs only.
all major cards.
per room B&B 145-225, D,B&B 220-300, single occupancy 99-205. Set menu 25, la carte 56.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Wonderful. Ten out of ten,’ writes a delighted reader in 2018, of this Victorian retreat and one-time lodgings for circuit judges on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. Today it is run by Tim Howard for the Downs family owners as an upmarket hotel, with close care for guests’ comfort. Light meals and afternoon tea are served in a lounge sporting gilt-framed paintings, antiques and comfy sofas, warmed by an open fire. ‘Everything good fun and lovely style,’ approves one reader this year. ‘Attentive staff,’ adds another. ‘The service was exceptional.’ ‘Spacious, luxurious’ bedrooms are individually styled, some with a four-poster bed, some with whirlpool bath, all with good fabrics, complimentary sherry, a teddy bear. ‘Our room had wonderful views of the beautiful gardens. There was everything you could want, even a television in the bathroom.’ Scott Papprill’s ‘superb’ cooking includes such inventive dishes as fillet of wild turbot with vanilla and pancetta butter sauce. A turn-down service, overnight shoeshine and a wake-up call with fresh coffee show attention to detail. (Rosalind and John Coulby, David Dale)
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Winter/Spring Special Offer
On selected nights during Winter and Spring there are 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.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.