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“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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

With its battlements, towers and turrets, plus 250 acres of parkland, Swinton entices with its promise of English stately-home living. And you won't be disappointed. Still privately owned (and sitting at the heart of the family’s 20,000-acre estate of moors, farms and villages) inside it’s all polished-wood floors, massive windows, vast corridors hung with gilt-framed pictures and assorted reception rooms. In particular, there’s a striking, semi-circular drawing room and an elaborate dining room with gilded coffered ceiling. Bedrooms are satisfyingly large with sumptuous views of parkland, gardens or distant moors. Traditional in style, they’re furnished with a mix of antiques and solid country pieces and, while not grandly luxurious, they’re certainly comfortable with welcoming miniatures of sloe gin, local artwork and super-size bathrooms. By contrast, the spa - which combines indoor pools and thermal experiences with an outdoor pool, sauna and heated loungers - and Terrace Restaurant (in a separate block) are very 21st-century with an airy and contemporary feel. Although there are the nearby Yorkshire Dales to explore, most guests rarely leave the grounds and its on-site attractions, ranging from fishing and golf to pony-trekking and a cookery school. And did we mention the woodland walks, bird of prey centre, walled garden, afternoon tea…

 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Families
  • Magical Yorkshire hideaway in a castle with pkenty of space, interconnecting rooms, and fun activities for kids
  • Cooking classes
  • Variety of courses run throughout the year at the on site cookery school
  • Country Escape
  • In a great locality to explore this beautiful and rugged part of the UK
  • Honeymoons
  • A perfect spot for newly weds to hideaway in rural luxury
  • Golf
  • The charming 9-hole Masham Golf course is adjacent to the hotel grounds
  • Riding
  • Horse riding on offer and pony trekking for children
  • Great walks
  • Trekking up to the moorland Dales
  • Croquet
  • Avaliable on the front lawn
  • Wine tasting
  • Wine appreciation lunches
  • Spa
  • Swinton Spa offers pool, hot tub, thermal suite, gym & wide range of treatments using Elemis and Bamford products
  • Restaurant
  • Samuel's and The Terrace are the two dining venues
  • Eco
  • Quiet
  • Family Suites
  • Wedding license
  • Cinema
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Wellbeing
  • Artworks
  • Historic
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Conference facilities
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Remote

Facilities

  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Samuel's and The Terrace are the two dining venues
  • Hot Tub
  • The spa offers an outdoor cedar hot tub
  • Garden
  • 200 acres of parkland
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cinema
  • Internet
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Bicycle hire
  • Private dining room
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Conference facilities
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system
  • Wifi
  • Views
  • Games room
  • Business Centre

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Variety of courses run throughout the year at the on site cookery school
  • Golf
  • The charming 9-hole Masham Golf course is adjacent to the hotel grounds
  • Riding
  • Horse riding on offer and pony trekking for children
  • Great walks
  • Trekking up to the moorland Dales
  • Croquet
  • Avaliable on the front lawn
  • Wine tasting
  • Wine appreciation lunches

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? Set in a stunning location, award winning cuisine, luxurious surroundings, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service What is there to do in the area or on site? On site, there is a cookery school, spa and beauty treatments, falconry, shooting, riding, team building activities, fishing, golf, off-road driving. What kind of breakfast do you offer? Traditional English, Continental and local meats and cheese, fresh fruit and cereals Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Signature and Tasting menus in Samuel’s restaurant, lighter meals, picnics, Afternoon Tea, Themed Lunches, Gourmet Weekends, Demonstration Dining and Summer Barbeques Which are your most popular rooms, and why? Bradford (Dukes category) as it has splendid views of the Deer Park Scarborough (Earls category) as every guest loves the bathroom! Wensleydale (Suites) – due to the size with an added feature of an open fire in the Sitting Room in winter, huge bed and lovely views. The Turret Suite – a fairytale suite, set on three circular floors with a free standing rain bath on the 3rd floor. What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? A visit to Swinton Park is a must if you haven’t already done so!

Other Reviews

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Cut-price country-house glamour is the modus operandi at Swinton Park..

Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)

Swinton Park Hotel

Castellated, English stately home, wrapped in parkland, offering the full range of country pursuits on the family’s estate. Rooms are vast and traditional, but the modern spa and restaurant adds a light and fun touch.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)