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£209 – North Yorkshire castle stay inc meals & spa access

Swinton Park Hotel
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Swinton Park is a "welcoming 17th-century castle exuding luxury and extravagance", according to The AA, which awards it four coveted Red Stars, signifying "excellent" quality and "outstanding" hospitality. Save up to 39% on a break at this award-winning North Yorkshire retreat, including:

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a Knights Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £30 credit per person towards dinner in The Terrace Restaurant & Bar 
  • Cream tea served in the Drawing Room (worth £9.50 per person)
  • Two hours' complimentary early spa access from 1pm on the day of arrival (worth £25 per person). Use of the spa is then included from check-in (3pm) until 11am on departure day
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £20)
  • Access to the parkland (worth £5 per person) 
  • It's £399 for a 2-night stay with spa access, breakfast and dinner credit on both days, late checkout and afternoon tea (worth £21 per person) 
  • It's an extra £30 per night to stay in a Barons Room

98%
"Fantastic setting with luxurious rooms, the spa is a short walk away. Breakfast was of a very high standard"
Julie
16 Mar, 2019 - Rotherham, UK
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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 Magazine) with a "sleek and airy" (The Daily Telegraph) spa
  • Spacious country house-style guestrooms overlook the extensive landscaped grounds

Overview

"A more impressive Georgian country pile is hard to imagine," says The Times of Swinton Park Hotel. 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, this Baronial hotel occupies 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 tours of the Black Sheep Brewery, a 5-minute drive away, 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 Hotel'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 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 enjoy 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.

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.
Breakfast is included.
Extra bed available upon request, for children 5 to 12: £35 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.

up to 39% off

£209 / night

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When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 31 May; +£30 Fri-Sat

Getting There

Parking is free. The hotel is around a 15-minute drive from the A1. The nearest railway station is in Thirsk, about 25 minutes’ drive away.

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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.

98%
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(42 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Swinton Park Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Fantastic setting with luxurious rooms, the spa is a short walk away. Breakfast was of a very high standard
Other Comments
I wasn’t not pleased that tips were added by the restaurant after our visit and added to the hotel bill to be paid later
Julie 16 Mar, 2019 Rotherham, UK
Enjoyed Most
The spa
Other Comments
Beautiful hotel but Bedrooms need a few more luxurious touches and decorations as a little bland . Staff levels seem very low with Ops Manager doubling up as Barman, seemed chaotic at times in Terrace restaurant and staff not properly trained to be working in a supposedly high end restaurant. Waiter got prices wrong , and sharing dishes were wrong on menu , manager blamed chef and the printers ! Not really what the customer wants to hear. Totally ruined our evening . The food and menu is rather strange ranging from big portions , small portions , sharing not sharing , black trendy carrots , price too high for what it was , l think be better serving good wholesome English food and leave the fine dining to Samuels. It just didn’t work at all . Staff not very friendly seemed stressed at times. Shame they made no effort for my mums 91 st birthday despite being on record as the restaurant manager said he knew but still made no effort . A bland greeting card in bedroom to me that they give to all guests obviously, very disappointed they mad no effort despite the lovely receptionist assuring me upon booking that they would . Yes they said they gave us a room upgrade upon booking when I asked for a better price than booking,com but this wasn’t to do with her birthday and we were staying 3 nights too and spent a lot of money ! £14 for a large glass of wine seems a bit excessive too ! Another point for elderly people is you have to walk outside in the dark and the rain to get to the terrace reastaurnt which was difficult for my mum , the manager just laughed and said well we have brollies ! Surely they could have run my mum up in a car . Breakfasts also not consistent each day due to change of chefs , not consistent of a 4 or 5 star hotel .The only reason to go back would be to use the wonderful Spa and go out for dinner in the evening. The management need to get hold of the business and lift the standards as it could be wonderful !
Wendy 16 Mar, 2019 Bridlington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous room in the hotel - we were upgraded to an earls room - and the food and service at the terrace restaurant was great
Other Comments
Enjoyable breakfast in a room with a stunning view. Disappointingly the black pudding was missed off both breakfasts and only half a piece was brought when we asked about it. This is the only reason we didn’t give the hotel 5 stars for service. The black pudding was supposed to be Doreen’s but can’t have been as the black pudding was round - Doreen’s is always triangular! Enjoyable treatment at the spa - would repeat this in the future. My husband used the billiard room whilst I had my treatment and was disappointed that the table didn’t run “true”. Had a lovely walk, following a guide provided by the hotel. This is a great idea. The Terrace restaurant would benefit from some coat hooks - if there are some, we didn’t see them and no one looked after our coats at lunch or dinner (although they did for the guests at the next table). The food at the Terrace restaurant was amazing. We went for the 7 course tasting menu which included oysters (an interesting first for us) and the most divinely cooked piece of venison. Each of our questions was answered with good humour and we were well looked after.
Mary 15 Mar, 2019 Middlesbrough, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely grounds and amazing spa
Katy 12 Mar, 2019 Catterick Garrison, UK
Enjoyed Most
Everything!
Other Comments
Beautiful building and grounds. Fabulous drawing/dining room and lovely bedroom. Spa and Terrace Restaurant exceptional!
Caroline 29 Jan, 2019 North Ferriby, UK
Enjoyed Most
Room & spa
Denise 28 Jan, 2019 Hebden Bridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
The place, setting and Spa was amazing. The staff were all very helpful and could not do enough for you, I loved the fact that housekeeping came around to check if anything extra was need, a lovely touch. The food was perfect at the Terrace and the breakfast at Samuel's. We will be back as my wife had a great time as well with a nice walk to finish off our stay. I could have spent all day in the Spa!!!!
John 12 Mar, 2019 Chester le Street, UK
Enjoyed Most
The whole extra Experience
Louise 11 Mar, 2019 Middlesbrough, UK
Other Comments
The hotel and breakfast was great. Unfortunately the food at the terrace reastrant was poor we would not eat there again
gwen 09 Mar, 2019 Barnard castle, UK
Enjoyed Most
Spa, walks, ambience, food, breakfast room, pretty much all
Other Comments
Creaky floorboards didn't bother us as fortunately we weren't above another room. Lack of draw storage in our room and a luggage/suitcase rack would have been useful
Mrs. J 08 Mar, 2019 Felixstowe, UK

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