On the western edge of the North York Moors National Park, Oldstead is a sleepy country village…
The Black Swan at Oldstead
“Outstanding cuisine and rooms to match in the dramatic North York Moors” - AA Inspector
OLDSTEAD, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
The Black Swan, run by the Banks family, is set amidst the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park, and parts of the building date back to the 16th century. The well-appointed, very comfortable and stylish bedrooms provide the perfect luxury getaway; some are on the ground floor overlooking the kitchen garden, others are in the Georgian House and feature both baths and wet-room showers. These lovely bedrooms, welcoming open fires and a traditional bar all combine with the outstanding, award-winning food of Tommy Banks to make this a ‘real little gem’ of a property.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 9
- Bedrooms ground: 6
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 4
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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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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