Looking to wow the love of your life? Well, Yorkshire is just the perfect location for a quick weekend break…
City dwellers have long overlooked the charm of rural Yorkshire, so much so that getting a weekend away is just the perfect tonic to a hectic and sometimes overly stressful work-life balance. Luckily, you are in one of the most stunning places in the United Kingdom and so you have your pick of luxurious 18th built hotels to country manors and even glamping to choose from.
So, what are the spots that make the list for a great romantic break with a loved one? Here are some to choose from.
The North Star Club, Sancton, York, North Yorkshire, YO43 4RE.
Lose all the stresses and strains from the working week and get into the countryside to feel at one with nature, do this all at the North Star Club. Here, amongst the 500 acres of woodlands in the Yorkshire Wolds is a getaway that will make you feel at one with the world around. Leave your tent in the garage and be placed into luxurious living with one of eight woodland suites complete with everything you would expect from a hotel including a gas fired BBQ which, in fairness, you wouldn’t find at the IVY!
There are so many wonderful suites and restaways to choose from but if romance is on the cards - which is not just watching Graham Norton on a Friday night - then the Star Suite is for you. Rustic four poster beds, beams across the ceiling, a bath and your own infrared sauna. Enjoy the BBQ food where, if you plan in advance you can have them send packs directly to your living space or… go to the local pub, The Star Inn at Sancton which is award winning and let’s be honest, it’s not a break unless there is a good drink to go with it!
Glamping is real! Swinton Bivouac at Druid’s Temple, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ.
Let’s stick to the outdoors for a second and let’s stick to glamorous camping, or glamping as it is called. Let’s start our journey into what we think is one of the best experiences you can have in the forest without any fears of the Blair Witch film coming true, yes, glamping has been the rage for the last few years and why wouldn’t it be? You have the world outside, you’re connected with nature but you also have wood fired stoves, skylights to the beautiful night sky and naturally, the company of a loved one as well.
So then why not visit Swinton Bivouac in the heart of the Yorkshire dales? Choose between lodges and meadow huts, visit druid temples and explore the beauty of nature in what is meant to be a relaxing weekend away.
Manor living Crab Manor Hotel, Dishforth, Asenby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3QL.
Forget the outside world for a moment, think, romance! Crab Manor House is the obvious and for many, the only choice. What this doesn’t have to offer in terms of styles isn’t even worth thinking about. 17 rooms make up a smorgasbord of design delights from Scandinavian pine cabins to 18th-Century Georgian Manor rooms filled with antiques.
This is the place for foodies, a place where real gastronomes can sit back and whisk away the stresses and the strains of the week to be transported into one of the most beautiful dining spots in the country let alone Yorkshire. Here the Crab & Lobster tailors for locally-sourced seafood to English classics as well as gourmet dining. To top it off, guests are treated to free canapés between 7pm - 8pm in the lounge.
A Bronte Experience Higher Scholes Cottage, Pickles Hill, Oakworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 0R
If the Brontë sisters inspired you in school or in life with the tales of Wuthering Heights, Emily’s only novel, then Higher Scholes Cottage may just be the attraction off the beaten path that you were looking for. Seriously though, it might be because, this is the land of the Brontë family and here is where you can see where they got their inspiration from.
This cottage, rustic but stylish includes all the modern, romantic amenities with a four poster bed, log fire and a roll top bath and if that wasn’t enough for you, check out the private hot tub that will get you swooning under the night sky. Naturally though this is the Brontë country and so going for a walk isn’t exactly a bad thing in this truly beautiful location.
Fine dining is the key to the heart! The Star Inn, Harome, nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE.
The saying goes, “the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach” well, in our experience, it’s not just men. Women love great food too and here, at The Star Inn is the perfect venue for getting to each other’s hearts, through their stomachs. This metaphor has been laboured but stick with us because it will all make sense.
The Star Inn is the sister venue of the Michelin Starred Restaurant, The Star which, is stumbling distance - across the road - for this luxurious getaway. A meal that will set the hearts racing and a countryside getaway that makes you want to discover more about this beautiful location.
Oh, we forgot to tell you about the accommodation. Well, what would you expect from a luxury restaurant but a luxury stay as well. These are no ordinary rooms, some have bathtubs, others a pool table and one even has a vintage piano. It’s a grownup getaway, and who doesn’t want that in their lives!?
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