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.
all ages welcomed.
all major cards.
 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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- Evening Standard: Five of the best hotels in North Yorkshire
- Independent.co.uk: 10 Best British Country House Hotels
Summer/Autumn Special Offer
On selected nights during Summer and Autumn 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.
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.