29. 17 in courtyard, 2 in cottage, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed for lunch Mon, Tues.
drawing room, sitting rooms, library, bar, restaurant, 2 private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 20-acre grounds, spa (10 by 6 metre indoor swimming pool), public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
not under 6.
allowed in garden suites and cottage only, by prior arrangement.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B 129–£514, D,B&B from £198. 6-course tasting menu £75, a la carte £59.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Tis a very pritty place,’ wrote the diarist and former resident Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. After visiting the National Trust’s red brick mansion, Guide readers happily concur: ‘stunning exterior’, ‘wonderful venue’, ‘an immaculately uniformed staff member waited at the door to uplift luggage to my room’. The twenty-acre grounds ‘have many corners to explore’, albeit with the background hum of passing traffic. ‘Grand’ public rooms, with imposing portraits, are ‘furnished with antiques, old-fashioned drapes and fabrics’; the lounge has ‘intimate groupings of deep sofas and tables, warmed by a roaring fire’. In the wood-panelled, candlelit dining room, chef Ashley Binder’s ‘very good’ seasonal menus exploit produce from the walled kitchen garden, where the 17th-century dovecote is now a wine cellar. A typical dish: skrei cod, broccoli, brown shrimp and preserved lemon. Up the ornate oak staircase, bedrooms in the main house are agreeably traditional to some, ‘dated but well coordinated’ to others (the spa similarly splits opinion). A bathroom was ‘small, but spotless’. Breakfast brings ‘excellent molten scrambled egg, freshly squeezed juice, high-quality leaf tea’. (Robert Gower, Paul Abrahams, and others)
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Tailor make the break of your choice
From only £139 per person, per night to include: Overnight accommodation in a courtyard double/twin room; early morning tea; full Yorkshire breakfast; three-course seasonal dinner; use of the Spa facilities; complimentary Wi-Fi and parking; and your choice of one of the following options: Either a chilled bottle of pink Champagne in your room, or champagne afternoon tea, or a one-day York Pass to discover the magnificent City of York, or a 25-minute Decléor or NeomOrganics treatment per person. Restrictions and terms and conditions apply. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
A magnificent 18th-century house, set in 1,000 acres of parkland.
Over 300 years of rail history, with the steam engine from the Harry Potter films.
Award-winning, modern grandstands, listed buildings and manicured lawns set the scene for the best of racedays.