The ultimate romantic hotels near Leeds

By Katherine Sparshatt,

What better way to spend a weekend than rekindling your love in one of these romantic hotels near Leeds? There’s no need to spend hours travelling, simply jump in the car or on the train and you’ll be there without any of the hassle of a far-flung getaway.

Each of these hotels offer seclusion and relaxation however you choose to indulge, whether it be relaxing in the spa, a night on the town, or enjoying incredible food at the hotel’s restaurant.

West Layton Manor

Yorkshire Dales

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Set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this gorgeous manor house built in the 1870s offers luxury comfort and complete seclusion for you and your loved one. All the rooms are decorated with a kind of country-chic, with delicate floral wallpaper and oak carved beds, some of which are four-poster. The en-suite even offers from Clarins toiletries and modern fixtures.

Breakfast is always included and features a traditional full-English made from locally-sourced ingredients and a continental offering of pastries and croissants. In the evenings, explore the surrounding villages where you will find lots of gastro-pubs to try out, or alternatively you can head to the Georgian market town of Richmond, featuring a historic castle and plenty of romantic dining options.

During the day you can wrap up warm and wander the rolling dales, stopping for tea at tiny country tea rooms and marvelling at the landscape, before coming home to warm your toes by a roaring fire and run a hot bath.


Durker Roods

Meltham, Peak District

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This picturesque manor house is located in the centre of the quaint town of Meltham, in the Peak District. The house offers cosy overnight accommodation perfect for a romantic break, and for a small charge you can also bring your dog in case you want to share the love!

Relive your honeymoon and opt for a bridal suite to make the most of your romantic stay. Each suite comes complete with a four poster bed, classic country interior decoration, modern en-suite bathrooms, and all the amenities you could need such as free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and fluffy bath towels.

In the evenings you can dine at the Durker Roods restaurant offering exquisite cuisine and an extensive wine list. The food is mainly modern British cuisine with the occasional Mediterranean twist, perfect for a romantic meal for two.


The Principal York

York

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Treat yourselves to the ultimate luxurious romantic weekend away in nearby York. This historic city with its winding lanes really deserves to be explored many times over, and where better to do it from than the grand Victorian Principal York hotel.

The rooms are warm and full of cosy finishings like plush carpets, velvet upholstery and Yorkshire wool blankets at the end of the bed. You’ll also benefit from free WiFi but we understand if you want to disconnect in favour of spending time with your love. All guests also have access to the large swimming pool downstairs, complete with sauna, Jacuzzi and gym.

After a day of taking in the town, retire to the hotel’s chic restaurant for a Yorkshire Ale Cottage Pie and then head to the bar for an expertly-made cocktail or local craft beer.

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The Lowry

Manchester

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This beautiful hotel in the heart of dynamic Manchester is the perfect weekend break for those who like a getaway with plenty of action. Whether you want to shop till you drop, catch a show, have a big night out on the town or take in some culture, you are guaranteed to come home from a break in Manchester feeling refreshed.

The rooms are all light and airy thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the city and feature ‘stealthy luxury’; nothing too flashy, just everything you need in well-designed, cosy bedrooms.

The River restaurant at The Lowry Hotel has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes and is considered one of the best places in Manchester to eat and enjoy a glass of wine. Book yourselves a small booth with a view over the river and simply relax.

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Ferrari’s Country House

Forest of Bowland

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Nestled in the little village of Thornley, this rural country house is a family-run business, and focuses on warm hospitality and a time-out from the rest of the world. Lancashire has some stunning countryside, and the nearby Forest of Bowland includes vistas like those of Middle Earth.

Ferrari’s Country House has 22 rooms all of which have a TV, hair dryer and the all-important tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms are decorated in a traditional way, with dark wood antique furniture, deep-toned accents walls and fluffy carpets.

The superb restaurant serves up delicious Italian and French cuisine in a relaxed environment. So, whether you fancy a delicious pasta dish served with a chilled glass of France’s best wine or even a glass of Champagne, you are guaranteed to enjoy every minute of your night.


Oulton Hall

Leeds

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Sometimes when you are in need of a romantic break it’s not necessary to drive for miles or navigate long train journeys. You can simply hole yourselves up in a luxury hotel close to the city, and not have to leave all weekend.

Oulton Hall is the perfect place to lose yourselves for a romantic weekend break, whether it’s being pampered in the deluxe spa or taking a romantic stroll through the grounds before finding a table for two at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant.

The rooms at Oulton Hall are all sumptuously decorated, with custom made beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and thick duvets. The newly refurbished rooms are all light and spacious giving off a classic country vibe with floral wallpapers, thick drapes and modern touches such as free WiFi.