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Swinton Park Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This AA 4-Red-Star hotel occupies a "castellated English stately home wrapped in parkland" (The Daily Telegraph)
  • Fountains Abbey is a 25-minute drive way, and Castle Howard takes around an hour to reach by car
  • Swinton Park is a "foodie heaven" (Red) with a "sleek and airy" (The Daily Telegraph) spa
  • Spacious country house-style guestrooms overlook the extensive landscaped grounds

95%
"5th or 6th visit and new staff on reception desk learning their roles and the hotel layout"
Nicholas
24 Jan, 2020 - Harrogate, UK
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Overview

"A more impressive Georgian country pile is hard to imagine," says The Times of Swinton Park. This Grade II-listed castle hotel offers characterful country house accommodation in "a gorgeous location" (The Good Spa Guide). 

Set in 200 acres of parkland on one of the largest private estates in England, bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the hotel is built around an ivy-clad 18th-century castle "complete with battlements, a tower, and a turret" (Fodor’s). Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, the hotel offers an authentic stately home experience. 

Nearby attractions include the Black Sheep Brewery, which is a 5-minute drive away and offers tours, Thorp Perrow, with its historic arboretum (about 15 minutes' drive away), and "the picturesque ruins" (Lonely Planet) of Fountains Abbey, which take 25 minutes to reach by car. The National Rail Museum and Castle Howard -- "arguably the most spectacular stately home in England" (The Independent) -- are within 70 minutes' drive of the estate.

Swinton Park's interiors have an "opulent" (The AA) feel, with "acres of polished-wood floors and dark-red rugs, vast corridors hung with gilt-framed portraits and massive windows framed with pelmeted curtains" (The Daily Telegraph). Plush public areas include a cosy sitting room with a fireplace and a terrace, a lavish lounge where afternoon tea is served, and a bar in a converted chapel. 

The hotel's "excellent" (Daily Mail) main restaurant has an "elaborate" (The Daily Telegraph) dining room and showcases local produce, including herbs, fruits and vegetables grown in Swinton Park's 4-acre kitchen garden. The AA-Rosette-awarded Terrace Restaurant & Bar offers a "cool, contemporary" (The Daily Telegraph) dining option, serving light seasonal dishes that are "really something to shout about" (Daily Mail). 

The spa holds a 5-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide and its extensive facilities include an 18-metre indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, an aroma steam room and a Finnish sauna, plus an eco-friendly 10-metre outdoor pool.

Guests can take part in a range of country pursuits, including fishing, shooting and walking in the deer-filled grounds. Other activities on the estate include falconry, a cookery school and biking (arranged on request, fees apply). 

Offering "sumptuous views of parkland, gardens or distant moors" (The Daily Telegraph), the hotel's rooms and suites are "individually designed, traditionally decorated and absolutely lovely", according to The Times. All include free Wi-Fi and tea- and coffee-making facilities, while individual features include canopy beds, sitting rooms, roll-top baths and antique furnishings. One suite is spread over three floors within the castle turret, and there's also a self-catering cottage for up to six people.

We have also negotiated a half-day cookery course for £59 instead of the usual £95 and an evening spa session with champagne afternoon tea or dinner for £69 per person. 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot available upon request, for children 4 or under: £10 per night.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Breakfast is included.
Extra bed available upon request, for children 5 to 16: £40 per night.

Extra beds available and allowed in Barons Rooms only.

Pets: Dog are are allowed on request and will be charged at £25 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.
Dogs are not to be left in room unattended and can't be taken in to rooms where food is served.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

95%
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(183 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Swinton Park Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
5th or 6th visit and new staff on reception desk learning their roles and the hotel layout
Nicholas 24 Jan, 2020 Harrogate, UK
Enjoyed Most
Outstanding on every aspect will definitely return.
margo 22 Jan, 2020 Altrincham, UK
Enjoyed Most
I bought a nights stay for my parents who had a fantastic time, they fell in love with the Hotel and it's grounds and commented on how outstanding the level of service was.
Bridie 11 Jan, 2020 Rotherham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Swinton Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The staff couldn’t be more helpful and the Spa is an excellent facility which Is perfect after a long walk or on a rainy day.
Malcolm 10 Jan, 2020 Darlington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel with excellent facilities. staff were very kind and sorted out a walk in shower for my particular needs. We mentioned at check in that it was a birthday treat for my husband and a bottle of champagne from the hotel appeared when we had dinner that evening. It's just a shame you have to walk outside to get to one of the restaurants and the spa. Beautiful grounds though.
Other Comments
lovely helpful staff
Anne 08 Jan, 2020 York, UK
Enjoyed Most
The spa is amazing and the staff are friendly
Other Comments
Room was not as expected and although staff were helpful they were difficult to find!
Dean 07 Dec, 2019 Sheffield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent hotel and Spa ,our second visit and not.our last .
ian 28 Nov, 2019 Barrow-upon-Humber, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good meal in informal restaurant. Staff very helpful.
Stephen 01 Oct, 2019 Silsden, Keighley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff and luxurious atmosphere
Other Comments
Superb meal
Pat 28 Sep, 2019 Stokesley, UK
Enjoyed Most
The spa & hotel was amazing & the staff were really friendly, professional & very helpful
Ann 28 Sep, 2019 LeedsLeeds, UK

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