Book yourselves a weekend away in Yorkshire for a spot of country chic; meaning boutique B&B’s with great food, luxurious bedrooms and views of the resplendent rural countryside. What could be better?
Spend your days wandering through rolling green dales, scrambling over dry stone walls or heather strewn moors, or explore market towns and historic cities all before returning for a delicious meal around a roaring fire followed by a cosy night’s sleep.
We’ve chosen some of our favourite posh BnBs in Yorkshire for anyone looking to escape from it all.
The Lion at Settle
Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, The Lion at Settle has been welcoming travellers for over 400 years, so they’ve had some time to get things right. From the fresh and modern décor, the morning brew, the cosy fireplaces and the bespoke furniture, every detail of the rooms are exquisitely refined.
Downstairs you’ll find excellent beer including Thwaites-own brewed beer, plenty of seasonal comfort food, delicious Sunday roasts and a hearty Yorkshire breakfast each morning. There’s also a beer garden for sunny days and dogs are also welcome at The Lion, so that the whole family can join in.
Choose between a standard double or a character room. Character rooms offer a little more space and are perfect for longer stays.
A secluded luxury retreat in the heart of North Yorkshire, this cosy country house hotel features a Verbena spa, an outdoor pool and interiors to make anyone swoon. Each of the 33 individually designed rooms draw on influences of the Dales, with plenty of soft wools, tweeds and tartan, charcoal prints and a subtle colour palette. The combination is the epitome of country chic.
Downstairs you’ll find The Weathervane Restaurant where you can opt for a gourmet nine course tasting menu or a delicious three course meal paired with a selection of wines.
The hotel offers a selection of treatments and massages, and boasts a sauna, steam room, foot spa and aromatherapy room. In fine weather make good use of the outdoor pool, and in the winter, enjoy the hot tub for some dedicated pampering.
The Castle Inn
Just 5 miles from the stylish town of Harrogate, this country inn lies in the village of Spofforth and offers both formal and informal dining, a bar lounge and nine cosy en-suite bedrooms.
The rooms are split between the main house and the barn conversion and each is named after a different UK city using its namesake as inspiration for the interior décor. Opt for the Skipton for a rustic four-poster bed, the Bamburgh for a free-standing bath or the Alnwick for a dog-friendly room.
Enjoy freshly prepared seasonal food from Head Chef Stu Paton, including a delicious Sunday Roast, a hearty breakfast and a selection of light bites and vegetarian dishes for those who require them.
Think William Morris-style furnishings, miles of unspoilt countryside and a stone-built late-Georgian house, now converted to a family owned boutique B&B.
The twelve en-suite bedrooms each have their own character and décor, with soft Sheridan cotton sheets, duck-down duvets, plush curtains and pastel-toned walls. You’ll also find Molton Brown toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi.
The Traddock serves up excellent British cuisine with its two AA rosette chefs working closely with local artisans to produce seasonal and organic dishes that are inspired by the traditions of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Black Swan
Just 20 miles north of York, the Black Swan is a family-owned and run rural retreat with a fantastic seasonal kitchen, nine stylishly-appointed rooms -some of which feature four poster beds – and a warm informal atmosphere.
The kitchen garden ranges over two acres and is filled with seasonal veg and crops bringing the connection between field and plate ever closer. The meals feature seasonal aspects, but you won’t find them governed by or constricted to the seasons, on the contrary they are imaginative, tasty and filling.
Located in the centre of Egton in the North York Moors, the Wheatsheaf Inn dates back to the 19thcentury where it was once the centre of village life. Renowned for its tasty restaurant and selection of fine wines and ales, this is the perfect place to stay for a holiday exploring the countryside and quiet fire-side evenings.
The rooms are comfortably furnished with double beds and one room includes a children’s bunk if you are travelling as a family.
The restaurant serves fresh fish, game and meat with an accompaniment of seasonal, locally sourced veg in a cosy informal setting.
The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak has been welcoming guests since the mid-seventeenth century and is the epitome of a country Yorkshire Inn with open log fires, exposed beams, wooden tables and chairs and plenty of hearty cask ales and fine British cuisine.
The Inn features eight elegant and cosy bedrooms all of which have ensuite bathrooms and many of the luxuries of home – namely the all-important tea and coffee making facilities.
A full English breakfast is not to be missed and will set you up for a day of hiking in the surrounding area. You can also request a packed lunch, so you needn’t worry about where the day takes you!
The Black a Moor Inn
In the charming city of Ripon, The Black a Moor Inn is a charming country B&B at the heart of the Golden Circle close to the popular tourist towns of Harrogate and York.
The Inn boasts five beautifully decorated ensuite rooms, with fantastic views, country-inspired interiors, and plush linens. In the mornings, venture downstairs for a delicious fry-up with plenty of locally sourced produce and in the evening enjoy fine dining beside a roaring log fire.
The Fairfax Arms
The Fairfax Arms is a quintessential country inn, with a character-filled bar and restaurant, warm and comfortable accommodation and a rural location that is only 30 minutes away from the city of York.
The rooms range from classic doubles to superior suites with modern interiors and daily servicing to top up the tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh toiletries. Whether you are looking for a quick stop-off or for a luxury weekend, you will certainly be comfortable in the well-appointed rooms.
The restaurant features delicious British cuisine served in the newly built Orangery, featuring both indoor and outdoor seating and floor-to-ceiling windows offering a light-filled and airy dining experience.