Ascot House Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- In central Harrogate, within easy reach of the town's attractions
- Victorian property retaining original period features
- The cosy restaurant serves European cuisine -- and breakfast is included in the rate
- There's a turret room with large windows, plenty of space & a sleigh bed
Dating back to the late 19th century, this property is now a family-owned B&B, complete with a stained glass window that once belonged to a Victorian church. It's in the centre of Harrogate, within easy reach of the main attractions of this pretty spa town.
Harrogate is a picturesque place to explore, but to find out more about its history, head to the Royal Pump Room Museum, a 12-minute walk from the hotel. The traditional Harrogate Turkish Baths and Health Spa is a 10-minute walk away. Other attractions include the town's gardens: RHS Harlow Carr is a 10-minute drive, while Valley Gardens (Grade II listed gardens and woodland covering 17 acres) is just under a mile away. Further afield, there’s historic Ripon, 25 minutes' drive away, or the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 30 minutes' drive away.
The cosy restaurant (there's also a lounge bar area) serves modern European dishes. A hearty full Yorkshire breakfast is included in the room rate.
The size and style of rooms varies considerably -- all have LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi, and many retain original Victorian features. Some rooms have skylights -- others feature views of the parkland or street below. The Turret Room is the largest and most luxurious, with tall windows and a sleigh bed. Alternatively, opt for the Baxter Room, which features a chandelier and large bay windows.