15 Of The Most Romantic Hotels And Cottages In Yorkshire For A Weekend Getaway

15 Of The Most Romantic Hotels And Cottages In Yorkshire For A Weekend Getaway
Planning a weekend getaway in Yorkshire? These are some of the most romantic breaks the region has to offer.

Looking for the perfect getaway with your partner? Then look no further than our very own God’s own country. With scenic views, beautiful cities and whole load of history, what more could you want for a relaxed weekend with your beau? These are the most romantic hotels in Yorkshire for the perfect weekend break.

1. The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

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A regular on any hotel list of ours, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot for any occasion. The beautiful country house is located at Bolton Bridge in Skipton, perfect for those who want to adventure Bolton Abbey. Nothing like a romantic stroll, eh?

Not only that, the premises have so much more to offer – with an incredible spa packed with facilities right on site, and cosy rooms with country inspired finishes. The hotel offers AA Rosette fine dining, as well as a less formal Brasserie for those who prefer something a little more laid back.

2. The Principal, York – romantic hotels in Yorkshire

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One for those who prefer a city break, The Principal York is extremely grand, and even overlooks the famous York Minster. Contemporary with an added touch of class, the hotel is situated close by the station, so is perfect for those wanted to explore the historical city.

The hotel has three dining options including an AA Rosette fine dining option, a relaxed bar and chilled Afternoon Tea, although guests can of course enjoy the array of bars and restaurants York has to offer alternatively.

3. Grassington House, Skipton – romantic hotels in Yorkshire

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Perfectly located in the Yorkshire Dales, this Georgian House has really gone all out with their lavish decor to make guests’ time at the house truly special – making it one of the most romantic hotels in Yorkshire. Just 9 miles from both Skipton Castle and Bolton Abbey – the hidden gem is a family run business complete with luxury rooms, a gourmet restaurant led by regular AA Chef of the Year John Rudden, and a beautiful bar and terrace that overlooks the Village Square in the Dales. Check out Grassington House here.

4. The Pump House, Ilkley

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If you’re looking for something a little more remote with your partner, The Pump House really is a quiet retreat. Described as a ‘decadent and romantic bolt hole’, the cottage is set in 35 acres of moorland, with 360 views of distant hills and even a few sheep. Sounds idyllic!

The cottage of course features the usual amenities of a house such as a kitchen, bathroom etc, and also boasts a hot tub overlooking the countryside to kick back and relax in. Guests can enjoy being conveniently located nearby to Ilkley, Shipley, Otley and Bradford, as well as the picturesque Yorkshire Dales – perfect for romantic walks and a bit of fresh air.

5. Crab Manor Hotel, Thirsk

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Another grand York residence, the Crab Manor Hotel at Crab and Lobster is very, very sophisticated. The hotel has antiques and artefacts from around the world dotted around its premises, and they really don’t hold back with their decor. Each room is decorated to represent a famous hotel from another country, with rooms inspired by the Shangi-La in Beijing, The Montauk Beach House in the Hamptons and The Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Lavish, huh?

The premises even features lodge accommodation and manor house bedrooms, as well as suites – so there really is a ton to choose from (and an excuse for a return visit). Their Crab and Lobster restaurant is award-winning, and serves a variety of gourmet meals from seafood, to traditional English choices.

Guests can enjoy being nearby to a variety of attractions, such as York city centre, picturesque Helmsley, Malham Cove and historic seaside town Whitby.

6. Wayside Cottage, Richmond

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Another romantic bolthole spot in the Yorkshire countryside, Wayside Cottage is a barn conversion, with its original features remaining. The idyllic spot in Richmond is a walker’s paradise, and there’s even a pub less than a mile away.

The cottage is guaranteed to provide the perfect romantic setting, with an outdoor terrace featuring seating and and hot tub overlooking the moorlands that surround. The owners even have beauty therapists on stand-by that you can book for during your stay to make the most of your relaxing weekend. Richmond is nearby, and guests can also drive up to the Yorkshire Dales to enjoy, too.

7. North Star Club, York – romantic hotels in Yorkshire

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A glamper’s paradise, North Star Club really is a special spot for those who like to be more at one with the outdoors. A luxury camping option, the site offers 500 acres of English woodland to enjoy, with rustic and cosy accommodation options to choose from.

With 8 woodland suites to choose from, you won’t be disappointed. Each suite is decked out with a cosy bedroom, sitting room, wood burner, bathroom and even a BBQ – so you don’t have to faff around putting up a tent and getting cold in the night.

The suites are beautifully decorated, with faux fur finishes that add to the vibe of the place. North Star Club even has beauty therapists on site ready to help you wind down with massages, manicures and more.

The camp site is located in the Yorkshire Wolds, just outside of Sancton where guests can visit award-winning pub The Star, learn how to play Polo, try a bit of gliding, visit Allerthorpe Park, or head out to York, Beverley, Flamborough Head and more! It’s a great alternative to romantic hotels in Yorkshire – especially if you like to live life on the wilder side!

8. Mulberry Lodge, Richmond

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A romantic retreat for two, this Yorkshire Dales cabin has everything you need for the perfect getaway. The log cabin is kitted out with a kitchen, BBQ, bathroom suite, and a wood burner – to really get those rustic feels during your stay.

Not only that, the Richmond-set lodge boasts a cosy American hot tub AND a Nordic sauna and is in the ideal location for exploring both York and Whitby.

The Flowery Dell resort where Mulberry Lodge is located also has a number of other lodge options to choose from, so you can pick the perfect stay for you and yours.

9. Camp Katur, Bedale

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Another camping experience, this time with more camping – Camp Katur is surrounded by nature in beautiful Bedale, and has a number of novelty camping options available to choose from.

Described as an ‘off-grid glamping’ experience, the camp site offers some incredible camping options, such as their luxury Geodomes that are kitted out with kitchenettes, hot gas showers, proper beds and an outdoor seating area, Teepees, Bell tents, their beautiful Woodland Unidomes perfect for stargazing, and of course cabins for those who prefer a little more of an indoor experience when camping.

The camp features hot tub and saunas to hire, wine tasting, yoga and pilates, massages and beauty treatments, cocktail making classes, life drawing, quad biking, high ropes (to name a few), and is conveniently located for accessing local towns and cities such as Ripon, Harrogate, Leeds and York.

10. Swinton Park Hotel, Ripon

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Located in Ripon, this 17th-century castle is beautiful, regal and relaxing for the perfect break away. Including 200 acres of parkland, incredible spa facilities and a woodland camping experience featuring tree lodges, yurts and more – Swinton Estate is a versatile choice and offers a number of different holidays. There’s even a cookery school on site, and the perfect setting for cyclists and mountain bikers if you prefer getting active.

The estate features a fine dining restaurant, as well as a number of more casual options and is located close by to Masham, the Dales, and Ripon town centre. The estate is so big, however, you might not even want to leave. A perfect choice when hunting down romantic hotels in Yorkshire!

11. Mowbray Hall Cottages, Grewelthorpe

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Planning a romantic getaway with your dearly beloved? With gorgeous decor, 100 acres of farm land and seriously cosy finishing touches – there’s no better rural escape.

Pop open a bottle and chill in front of the fire, check out the nearby Hackfall or, simply enjoy the nearby Dales. Check it out here.

12. The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton – romantic hotels in Yorkshire

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Offering some of the most stunning views in the Yorkshire Dales, the hotel sits on a 1,400-acre estate and offers fine dining, a luxury spa and beautiful accommodation. It also has Land Rover Experiences, shooting grounds and elegant events making it one of the most romantic hotels in Yorkshire.

It’s one of the loveliest places to stay in the Yorkshire deals and is a slice of luxury which is perfect for relaxing after you’ve been exploring the National Park, or just for a day of pampering.

13. Rudding Park, Harrogate

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Rudding Park is arguably one of the most relaxing weekends away in Yorkshire, with their tagged photos on Instagram acting as a true testament to how much guests love spending time there.

The luxury hotel features everything you could hope for in one of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire, including an incredible infinity hydrotherapy pool that looks over the landscaped gardens.

This beautiful hotel plays host to 90 rooms, with guests all having access to their spa. Not only that, their rooftop spa experience includes a panoramic sauna, spa bath and a variety of treatments to enjoy.

Elsewhere, the hotel includes two golf courses, a private cinema, and some of the rooms even have their own steam rooms and spa baths to enjoy in your own privacy. Pretty swish, huh?

Treatments vary from standard beauty treatments such as nails, make-up and brows, as well as mud rituals, facials, detox wraps and massages.

14. Cave Castle Hotel, South Cave – romantic hotels in Yorkshire

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Discover the allure of Cave Castle Hotel, where luxury and elegance intertwine in the picturesque South Cave, East Yorkshire.

Established in the 1972, our grand estate spanning 150 acres caters to your desires with bespoke services, offering overnight spa breaks, weddings, meetings, family celebrations, and an exquisite golf club.

As an independent hotel and country club, Cave Castle welcomes you to create unforgettable experiences.

15. Beck Hall, Malham

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Tucked away in a Secret Garden by the iconic Malham Cove, Beck Hall offers a Dales dining experience like no other, thanks to its picturesque streamside venue that’s gathered quite the fan base over the years (which we, at The Yorkshireman, are 100% a part of).

Bringing Mediterranean vibes to their gorgeous garden in the most Yorkshire way possible, the restaurant is home to a fantastic ‘Yorkshire Tapas’ menu – which is packed full of afternoon-appropriate nibbles taking influence from not only our region, but some of the finest corners of the Med, too.

To top it off, the spot is made one of the most romantic hotels in Yorkshire due to it being beautifully decorated hotel also 100% dog friendly, with four-legged friends permitted in all areas of the bar, restaurant and hotel. In the summer months, it’s not a rare sight to see playful pups splashing in the beck, while guests kick back in the sunshine enjoying Yorkshire Tapas and refreshing wines.

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