An unassuming corner of beauty just a stone’s throw away from Goole, Carlton Towers has long reigned as one of Yorkshire’s most spectacular stately homes – and today, the 17th-century manor house is like a little Yorkshire fairytale.
Boasting an impeccable Gothic Revival style, the unique, castle-like home has become so much more than a fancy estate, attracting not only Brides and Grooms for their nuptials, but those seeking a delicious Sunday roast and a proper glass of vino.
Hiding within the 250-acre strong grounds lies a stunning vineyard packed full of juicy grapevines, not only amplifying the sheer elegance of Carlton Towers, but also providing the wine at each and every event – not only a subtle touch of luxury, but a very classy way to make each and every visit as memorable as the next.
Particularly beautiful to look at during the warmer months, the quaint vineyard is complete with its very own peaceful terrace, where guests are invited to enjoy afternoon tea and bottles of vino while taking in the view of the ‘walled garden’.
Born from the owner’s love of wine, the vineyard – which is open Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm – grows two cool climate grape varieties; Auxerrois Colmar and Pinot Noir, which, together, create a delicious a sparkling white wine.
While the vines were only planted in 2016, the walled garden itself has quite the history – which dates all the way back to the 1700’s when it served as a walled kitchen garden. It’s fertile ground grew an array of fruits and vegetables for the house’s owners – which were also sold at local markets.
In addition to their lavish afternoon tea events by the vines, guests can also enjoy wine and tapas nights while taking in the views – where guests will be treated to set menus of tasty tapas dishes and six wines to taste, too.
Carlton Towers is also set to open up to those looking for overnight stays, with more news set to be announced soon. Find out more about their events here.
[Featured image: Carlton Towers]