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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…
Recommended for
  • Cooking classes
  • Variety of courses run throughout the year at the on site cookery school
  • Garden
  • 200 acres of parkland
  • 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
  • Families
  • Magical Yorkshire hideaway in a castle
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Cooking classes
  • Variety of courses run throughout the year at the on site cookery school
  • Garden
  • 200 acres of parkland
  • Golf
  • The charming 9-hole Masham Golf course is adjacent to the hotel grounds
  • 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
  • Riding
  • Horse riding on offer and pony trekking for children
  • Families
  • Magical Yorkshire hideaway in a castle
  • Great walks
  • Trekking up to the moorland Dales
  • Croquet
  • Avaliable on the front lawn
  • Wine tasting
  • Wine appreciation lunches
  • Other Activities
  • Falconry
  • Quiet
  • Cinema
  • Wedding license
  • Family Suites
  • Eco
  • Conference facilities
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Remote
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Antiques
  • Gym
  • Chic
  • Historic
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled access
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing
  • Spa

Facilities

  • Garden
  • 200 acres of parkland
  • Parking
  • Cinema
  • Outdoor dining
  • Fireplace
  • Wedding license
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar
  • Towelling robes
  • Family Suites
  • Internet
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Good wine list
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Private dining room
  • Bicycle hire
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Centre
  • Games room
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • In room music system
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa

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
  • Other Activities
  • Falconry

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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!

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