“Welcoming 17th-century castle exuding luxury and extravagance” - AA Inspector
MASHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
All staff to wear masks Staff required to take temperature twice daily Breakfast buffet removed and pre-order system in place Cups/glasses all covered hygienically Staff timers in place to ensure regular hand washing every 30 mins including sanitising back of house Back of house delivery areas created for drivers to deliver goods without walking through kitchen possibly contaminating areas Contractor health questionnaire implemented
Our Inspector's view
Although extended during the Victorian and Edwardian eras, the original part of this welcoming castle dates from the 17th century. Bedrooms are luxuriously furnished and come with a host of thoughtful extras. The restaurant, Samuel's, serves food sourced from the 20,000-acre Swinton Estate, as the hotel, winner of several green awards, is committed to keeping food miles to a minimum. The gardens, including a four-acre walled garden, have been gradually restored, and the Deerhouse is the venue for the hotel's alfresco food festivals, summer BBQs and weddings.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 32
- Family rooms: 6
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Children's play area
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Golf Course
- Private fishing
- Gym available
- Croquet Available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Accessible bedrooms: 4
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £195
- Double room, minimum price: £230
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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