From secret tree lodges to luxurious spa hotels, these escapes are seriously extravagant.
Absolute luxury and utter indulgence await at these Yorkshire escapes, but before you sink into those super-soft beds, you’ll have to make a tricky decision – which one to do? You could stay in a sumptuous spa hotel surrounded by greenery, sleep in a colourful yurt with its own private waterfall or visit a Michelin-star restaurant where you can enjoy exquisite food before you rest your head in their luxurious rooms. The choice is yours.
A converted chapel with one-of-a-kind rooms
A Grade II-listed chapel in the heart of Harrogate, this boutique bed and breakfast is one-of-a-kind. The Chapel has been restored to a palatial standard, so you’ll step into a 50-foot high atrium that leads to five individually themed rooms. The Gordan Reece Indian Suite will transport you to another world, as you stretch out on the four-poster bed and look up into a canopy of colourful silk, but you’ll be just as comfortable in the Balcony Suite which overlooks the atrium. In fact, the decor is so impressive that it’s become a go-to venue for filming and photography shoots.
The Chapel, Grove Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5EW. Prices start from £220 per night.
A boutique cruise along Yorkshire’s canals
The Lady Teal is a five-star hotel boat that offers luxury cruises along Yorkshire’s waterways. You can choose from a range of routes that take you from the bright lights of the city to the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Their wide-beam boat is surprisingly spacious – it has cosy ensuite cabins with plush double beds and power showers. Wait, it gets better, because The Lady Teal is all-inclusive. You’ll be treated to a four-course dinner every night, as well as perfectly paired wines and bottomless cocktails. The journey is an adventure in itself, but you can also arrange day trips along the route.
Lady Teal Boat, Reedley Marina, Barden Lane, Burnley BB12 0DX. Cruises start from £995 per person for four nights.
A Michelin-star restaurant with five-star rooms
Stay overnight at The Black Swan at Oldstead, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the picturesque North York Moors. It’s owned and run by decorated chef Tommy Banks and his family. There’s just one menu – a tasting menu, inspired by the ingredients that they grow and forage locally from hedgerows and woodlands. You can dine on dishes that are seasonal, diverse and steeped in passion, like smoked eel, paired with fermented turnip and Exmoor caviar. Once you’ve completed the menu, get a great night’s sleep in your private suite and awake for your luscious Black Swan breakfast.
The Black Swan, Oldstead, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4BL. Prices start from £280 per person for dinner, bed and breakfast.
A Mongolian yurt with a private waterfall
Nestled in the Yorkshire countryside, Swaledale Yurts promises a luxury glamping experience. They have five 19-foot Mongolian yurts on the banks of the River Swale and they’re beyond lavish. They come with real beds, cosy sofas and your own woodburning stove, so you can curl up after a long day of exploring. Outside, the countryside is right on your doorstep, but if you want to stay closer to home, there’s a 30-foot waterfall mere metres away, not to mention a hot tub cabin where you can ease away all those aches and pains. Hungry? Head out to the converted barn to cook up a homemade feast or get dinner delivered to your yurt.
Swaledale Yurts, Park House, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DZ. Yurts start from £99 per night (plus £20 per extra adult or £15 per additional child per night).
A sophisticated hotel with a rooftop spa
Luxury escapes in Yorkshire don’t get much better than this – Rudding Park is a country hotel with a spectacular rooftop spa. It’s set amidst 300-acres of landscaped gardens and natural woodland, so you can enjoy a spectacular backdrop as you move from the jacuzzi to the hydrotherapy infinity pool. Inside, they have a panoramic sauna and a herbal steam room or choose from a whole host of treatments, including a Moorish mud ritual that promises baby-soft skin. The relaxation continues in your room – you’ll get plush king-sized beds and your choice of a private spa bath, sauna or steam room.
Rudding Park Spa Hotel, Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH. Spa break prices start from £406 per person.
A cosy tree house hidden in the woods
You can get back to nature in the most indulgent way in a charming tree lodge. One of Yorkshire’s best-kept secrets, Swinton Bivouac is hidden in a patch of woodland in the 20,000-acre Swinton Estate, so you can enjoy scenic views from your own wooden veranda. Inside, they’re rustic yet cosy and can sleep up to seven guests. Hidden in its nooks and crannies, there are proper beds, a bathroom and an open-plan living area, complete with a small but perfectly formed kitchen area. There are plenty of woodland walks on your doorstep and the Swinton Country Club and Spa is just a few miles away.
Swinton Bivouac, Swinton Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH. Prices start from £396 for two nights.
An indulgent countryside spa hotel
You can enjoy a little R&R while surrounded by countryside at The Coniston Country Estate Hotel, a luxurious spa hotel in the Yorkshire Dales. From a Himalayan salt sauna to an aromatherapy room, they have an impressive range of facilities, but their outdoor hot tub is the star here – it looks out onto the spectacular Coniston Lake. You can take in the same views from your bedroom. They’re modern but snug and many of them come with balconies and king-sized beds. Feeling peckish? There are three restaurants to choose from, including a health and wellbeing brasserie that’ll leave you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EA. Spa breaks start from £179 per night for two people.