You know how we like to give you the chance to swank it up in a bona fide history-rich gaff? Well, Rachel Wilson will spoil you rotten in her elegant Hall; it’s a 400-year old beauty in a quiet backwater, with stunning walled gardens for a pre-prandial G&T, a sitting room stuffed with antiques, books, glossy mags and comfy sofas – oh and huge vases of fresh flowers everywhere. Upstairs, a comfortable, sunny twin room with fresh, country-style colours and fabrics, plus a cute single.
Rachel’s a Cordon Bleu so it seems daft not to take advantage; sometimes it’s great to chill, have a couple of drinks and leave the car in the drive.
Depending on the season, you might get home made terrine, stuffed quail plus trimmings, topped off with raspberry meringues with mango coulis. It would be rude not to. Breakfast is just as good, and plentisome so it’s perhaps as well there’s some great walking to be done from the door. This delightful, historic hall is stress-busting at its classiest.
How much? £100 per room per night/ Singles £65
Kids Stuff? Children of all ages welcome (there’s loads of safe space to run around in, and three friendly dogs to torment)
Well placed? Ripon and Masham are within stone-throwing distance and both worth a visit; Ripon Cathedral is a beauty, and there are plenty of shops and one or two good cafes – try Lockwoods for a very good light lunch.
Good grub? Rachel’s 3 course gourmet dinner will set you back £30. The Grantley Arms is a short hop and the food is very good indeed. If you’re poking around in Masham, Simon Theakston’s mother ship, the White Bear is a characterful old pub for a spot of lunch.
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Mandy, 27 February 2017blog comments powered by Disqus