The 7 Best Country Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales

Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa

A trip to the Yorkshire Dales is really all about being in the great outdoors. A rugged and wild part of the United Kingdom - this is a place to come for long walks, hearty meals, and evenings spent by roaring fires. So, picking a hotel in a secluded and scenic spot is highly recommended. Our hotel experts have taken the legwork out of searching for a hotel for you by compiling a concise list of the 7 best country hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you are looking for a cute cottage or a luxury hotel on a grand estate - we have something for everyone.

For outdoor pursuits

The Traddock

  • The Traddock is a charming Georgian country house hotel set in stunning surroundings on the edge of the Dales. Interiors are traditional and the cuisine is organic and award-winning. With a wide choice of country pursuits on the doorstep - particularly good for cyclists - this is a great choice for an active stay.
  • The Burgoyne Hotel is a welcoming village hotel with a country house feel. Plush, comfortable rooms boast superb views and excellent modern British dinners are served in an elegant restaurant. Set in a stunning part of the Dales, ideal for all manner of outdoor pursuits from fishing to hiking.
  • The Devonshire Fell Hotel is a colourful, contemporary hotel, on the Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire estate, with stunning views over a picturesque Wharfedale village. Ideally placed for walks, exploring local villages or picnicking by the river.

For a little grandeur

Swinton Park Hotel

  • Swinton Park Hotel is a striking, castle-like stately-home set in sweeping parkland and offering plenty of on-site activities from fishing and golf to a cookery school and a sleek spa. Expect vast rooms, beautiful views and a choice of two restaurants. Stately grandeur, which is also family friendly, at its best.
  • The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa is a gorgeous country hotel situated on the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate. Come here for traditionally grand accommodation, excellent food and a very spoiling spa!

For the charm

Beck Hall

  • Beck Hall is a charming white house set in picturesque and rugged countryside. Traditionally designed rooms have a warm rustic feel, with hardwood furniture and exposed beams. The superb restaurant serves modern British fare using local produce. An utterly idyllic rural retreat.

Foodies

The Yorke Arms

  • Don’t be surprised to see a Maserati or Bentley in the car park, The Yorke Arms really is top of the class with Michelin dining to impress even the harshest of critics, Rolls Royce service and up to date cosy bedrooms. This is a rural abode in full perfection.

Still not sure where to book?

  • Expand your search to include the best boutique hotels in the Yorkshire Dales or the best pet friendly hotels in the Yorkshire Dales or the best B&Bs in the Yorkshire Dales.
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  • Or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • The Traddock Austwick, Yorkshire 12 rooms from £125

      Foodies  -  Award winning restaurant, serving organic, locally sourced food
      Country Escape  -  Seemingly endless outdoor activities available
      Kayaking  -  With Yorkshire Dales Guides
      Great walks  -  "Three Peaks" of Whernside
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

      Comfortable, charming Georgian country house hotel in stunning surroundings on the edge of the Dales. A picturesque garden, cosy bedrooms and sitting room. Award-winning restaurant with organic food and lovely views. Great country pursuits on the doorstep - a good spot for cyclists. See More

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    • The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa Skipton, Yorkshire 40 rooms from £168

      Hideaway  -  Mouthwatering food, wonderful service, plenty of activities and old school suites complete with fourposters and walk in showers.
      Active Holiday  -  With miles of walking, plus clay pigeon shooting, fly-fishing, and falconry available at Bolton Abbey Estate.
      Spa  -  The Devonshire is a peaceful oasis with pool, treatment rooms, sauna, hot tub, Rasul temple & relaxation area
      Fishing  -  Fly fishing for brown trout and grayling along a 4.5 mile stretch of River Wharfe.
      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Great Small Hotels

      The former Coaching Inn on the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate is now a romantic hideaway spa hotel. Classic rooms exude comfort and style. 3 AA Rosette fine dining, a brasserie, indoor pool and stunning parkland setting makes this a popular place for families, wedding parties and romance. See More

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    • Beck Hall Skipton, Yorkshire 18 rooms from £85

      Active Holiday  -  With abundant hiking trails, natural scenery and wildlife to explore, you will spend your days on foot and evenings by the fire
      Hideaway  -  Tucked away in the magical Yorkshire Dales, the village of Malham is a true escape
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Wensleydale Creamery to see how England's famous cheese is produced
      Great walks  -  Walk the Winterburn Reservoir trails through the Yorkshire Dales
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A charming white house set in the picturesque and rugged scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Traditionally designed rooms have a warm rustic feel, with hardwood furniture and exposed beams. The superb restaurant serves modern British fare using local produce. An utterly idyllic rural retreat. See More

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    • Burgoyne Hotel Richmond, Yorkshire 11 rooms from £120

      Sights nearby  -  Explore one of the many nearby castles including Richmond, Bolton and Middleham
      Fishing  -  Fishing in Thornton Steward Reservoir and the River Swale
      Great walks  -  An abundance of walking routes directly from the hotel
      Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accommodated
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      Welcoming village hotel with a country house feel. Plush, comfortable rooms with superb outlooks. Excellent modern British dinners served in an elegant restaurant. Set in a stunning part of the Dales ideal for all manner of outdoor pursuits. A great escape for urbanites. See More

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    • The Yorke Arms near Harrogate, NOT TO SHOW 18 rooms from £345

      Sights nearby  -  Newby Hall, Haworth, Fountains Abbey, Bolton Abbey and much more
      Restaurant  -  Held one Michelin Star since 2003
      Great walks  -  Build an appetite on a long walk starting right from the hotel door
      Restrictions on children  -  Allows 'young adults'
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Fodors

      Don’t be surprised to see a Maserati or Bentley in the car park, The Yorke Arms really is top of the class with Michelin dining to impress even the harshest of critics, Rolls Royce service and up to date cosy bedrooms. A rural abode in full perfection. See More

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    • Devonshire Fell Hotel Burnsall, Yorkshire 16 rooms from £139

      Foodies  -  Feast on the locally sourced 1AA Rosette cuisine in the stylish restaurant, followed by a drink in the cosy bar.
      Country Escape  -  On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounded by rolling hills and scenic country.
      Great walks  -  Bring your dog and head out rambling among rolling hills, country lanes and along the River Wharfe.
      Sights nearby  -  The UNESCO heritage sights of Bolton Abbey Estate and Fountains Abbey are a short drive away.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      Colourful, contemporary-style hotel, on the Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire estate, with stunning views over a picturesque Wharfedale village. Ideally placed for walks, exploring local villages or picnicking by the river. See More

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    • Swinton Park Hotel Ripon, Yorkshire 32 rooms from £150

      Cooking classes  -  Variety of courses run throughout the year at the on site cookery school
      Garden  -  200 acres of parkland
      Spa  -  Swinton Spa offers pool, hot tub, thermal suite, gym & wide range of treatments using Elemis and Bamford products
      Swimming Pool  -  18m indoor pool in the spa and 10m outdoor natural pool in the garden
      Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Frommers

      Striking, castle-like stately-home set in sweeping parkland and offering plenty of on-site activities from fishing and golf to a cookery school and sleek spa. Vast rooms, beautiful views and a choice of two restaurants. See More

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Tuesday, 26th May 2020