Voted by Trip Advisor members the most romantic hotel in the UK, Yorebridge House honours that title conscientiously with its country-pile atmosphere and Yorkshire Dales surroundings.
The traditional stone facade set in the scenery of the famous Dales hides a country retreat quite deserving of its “romantic” reputation. Rolling green hills, hot tubs on terraces, in-room spa treatments, and a devine restaurant.
Once inside you’ll find that the charms of the countryside may not be quite alluring enough to get out of your suite. Each individually styled to reflect the traits of a popular destination, be it a city, country or continent, the rooms are an inspired combination of luxury-chic spruced up with few antiques.
Outside the door of your love nest, you can pass time trying your hand at fishing in the two nearby rivers running through the well maintained five acre grounds, hike the Dales or visit the Wensleydale Creamery (10 minute drive).
But if the weather is keeping you indoor, relax with a drink by the roaring fire in the cozy Lounge Bar, later followed by a spot of modern British affair at the hotel’s romantic restaurant.
Good to Know
Yorebridge is usually booked for weekends ahead so plan your getaway in advance or try the nearby and equally as attractive Ashmount Country House.
Rooms are spread across the main house as well as the separate schoolhouse (a reminder of the building’s former purpose). If looking for a hot tub suite, these are all located on the ground floor.
Out of the grand total of 11 bedrooms there are 5 hot tubs suites in total – Nishiki, Kariega, Rangali, St Jean, and Rahmoune.
11 bedrooms – Pienza, Bainbridge, Mougins, Carabeo and Jasper (doubles), Nishiki, Kariega, Rangali, St Jean and Rahmoune (hot tub suites) and Greenwich (NY style loft apartment).
Prices range from £150 to £240 a night including breakfast.Eat & Drink
An open kitchen restaurant of a romantic ambience sought after for its local seasonal dishes prepared under the head chef Aaron Craig. Book ahead and try one of the set menus.
For a drink, head to the tiny Lounge Bar (next to the dining room) and its warming fireplace.Activities
The hotel itself has 5 acres of land for you to explore and it can also arrange a clay pigeon shoot or fishing session.
The path maze of Dales is on your doorstep as are Aysgarth Falls – a tree-lined spot on the River Ure. For these occasions Yorebridge House provides a picnic lunch.Relaxation
The hotel can arrange a number of in-room spa treatments (massage, manicures, facials) delivered by a local therapist or you can browse the DVD library for an old favourite.Essentials
Parking – available on site.
Wifi – free throughout the property but some rooms get little signal.
Room service – available during restaurant & bar opening hours.
Children & pets – both welcome and assisted if well behaved. Advanced notice required.
North Yorkshire, DL8 3EE