On the rare occasion that we do allow ourselves to leave Yorkshire (because God’s Own Country is so gorgeous, we barely have to), it has to be seriously impressive. And nowt says impressive more than a luxury hotel, after all. Boasting sea views that rival Yorkshire’s own and amping up the glam factor that’s fit for even the Queen, here’s some of the best luxury hotels the UK has to offer – just in case you needed a treat this summer.
1. The Scarlet Hotel, Newquay
Situated in Mawgan Porth, just a few miles from Newquay’s bustling Fistral Beach – The Scarlet Hotel is the epitome of luxury, boasting calm, sea views from the rooms and beautiful touches such as hot tubs overlooking the sand and the waves.
The hotel features a gorgeous on-site spa, too, with fantastic wine and food available in the restaurant. It’s a blissful escape from home, with plenty to offer in the hotel itself – let alone the local area. Down the road, enjoy lively Newquay and its fantastic surfing scene, before heading back to the hotel to escape back to your peaceful bubble. Find out more here.
2. Grantley Hall, Ripon
One of Yorkshire’s finest hotels, every room in Grantley Hall is just as spectacular as the next. Not only is the hotel ideally located in beautiful Ripon, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, but it’s also home to luxury bedrooms, seven bars and restaurants, and a beautiful spa.
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, enjoy Michelin Star grub courtesy of Shaun Rankin, or take a stroll around historic Ripon – in particular, the stunning Fountains Abbey which lies nearby. Book here.
3. Gilpin Hotel, Windermere
Gilpin Hotel is considered one of the most luxurious hotels in the Lake District – and for good reason. The hotel is situated in beautiful Windermere – one of the national park’s most popular destinations – with rooms featuring their very own private decking complete with hot tubs and gorgeous lakeland views.
The Gilpin is also home to a fantastic Michelin Star restaurant which serves the very best of Cumbria on its menu, alongside an Asian-inspired restaurant which brings the flavours of Philippines, the Indian sub-continent, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China to Windermere. Find out more.
4. Barnsley House, The Cotswolds
A stunning country house located in the coveted Cotswolds, Barnsley House is the perfect retreat for those looking to truly isolate somewhere gorgeous, with calming gardens, a luxury spa and relaxing bedrooms to enjoy.
Guests can enjoy a variety of spa treatments, dine with the backdrop of the glorious gardens, or head out into the Cotswolds for a potter. Book your stay here.
5. Lime Wood, New Forest
Located within the stunning New Forest national park, Lime Wood Hotel is completely surrounded by countryside – providing an ever-idyllic escape.
The 5* hotel oozes luxury from the outside-in, with country-inspired rooms throughout, a gorgeous spa, a fully-stocked wine cellar, and an Italian-inspired restaurant to take advantage of, too. After exploring the surrounding New Forest, that is. Check it out here.
6. The Torridon, Scottish Highlands
Tucked away within the stunning Scottish Highlands, The Torridon looks like its been plucked right out of a children’s fairytale thanks to its castle-like exterior and unbeatable views of the surrounding mountains.
Offering fine dining, a location like no other, and gorgeous rooms that combine a little Victoriana with modern luxury – The Torridon is arguably one of the finest retreats in the entirety of Scotland. In true Scottish style, there’s a whiskey bar within the hotel, as well as a number of outdoor experiences – including stargazing – to take advantage of. Book here.
7. Palé Hall, Bala
A gorgeous country house located in the beautiful Dee Valley, Palé Hall sits right on the edge of one of Wales most stunning forest parks, with a grand exterior and gorgeous gardens to explore on-site, too.
Enjoy Snowdonia and all it has to offer, or simply use the hotel as a much-needed escape, with cosy rooms, a number of restaurants within the hotel, and plenty of places to stretch your legs close by. Check it out here.
8. The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath
The Gainsborough Bath Spa can be found in the stunning city of Bath – one of our favourite places outside of Yorkshire. Taking a leaf out of Bath’s history book, the hotel is home to its own luxury spa village bath – which taps into the city’s famous thermal springs, combining it with aromatherapy. Relaxing, huh?
Elsewhere, guests can enjoy beautifully decorated five star rooms, as well as a contemporary brasserie within the hotel. Of course, Bath is packed with some wonderful bars and restaurants, too, so you won’t be short of things to do (or eat) during your stay. Book here.
9. Cowley Manor, Cheltenham
A huge country house by the lovely River Churn, Cowley Manor is grand through and through, not only boasting a luxurious manor-house exterior, but also modern, contemporary bedrooms, a number of lovely places to eat (including a beautiful terrace which overlooks the lake), and a multi-award winning spa.
Guests can explore the surrounding Cotswolds, book a luxury spa treatment, or simply enjoy the hotel’s blissful views from the comfort of the hotels many bars and restaurants. Find out more.
10. Rudding Park, Harrogate
One of the UK’s most luxury spa hotels is right here in Yorkshire – more fittingly so, in the historic spa town of Harrogate. Offering two restaurants, a private cinema, a breathtaking spa and acres and acres of land – Rudding Park is one of the most luxurious destinations in the region.
From hydrotherapy and thermal experiences to an extensive list of treatments, the hotel oozes relaxation by the bucket load. If that wasn’t all, Rudding Park also offers beautiful fine dining on site, so you really don’t have to leave for any reason whatsoever. Book it here.
[Featured image: Rudding Park]