On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by natural scenic beauty, is a piece of pure luxury. Located handsomely on 30 acres of parkland, Grantley Hall is a stunning country house which has been transformed in recent years into one of Yorkshire’s finest destinations.

Since being bought by the Sykes family in 2015, the site, in its fifth century, has become a five star hotel and wellness retreat, filled with an array of attractions. As well as 47 exquisite bedrooms, there is a tranquil spa, a modern gym, four delicious restaurants and five alluring bars. It’s all rather impressive.

The quality of every aspect of Grantley Hall is immediately evident. The approach is something special, as the pathway opens up to reveal the striking exterior. Outside you’ll find fountains, gardens, lush greenery and landscaped grounds. There is a wondrous expanse to explore.

Bedroom suites are expertly decorated, stylish and spacious, emitting a grandeur and relaxation. You’ll be tempted to lay back and stay in, but that would be missing out on the many activities to enjoy here. Such as the state of the art Elite gym, where you can get fit and fabulous in a contemporary setting with the latest equipment. From weights to wellness, this is the ultimate workout.

For more of a healthy treat, Three Graces Spa offers a wonderfully rejuvenating experience. Whether indulging yourself with a treatment – including masterful massages and blissful healing therapies – or immersing yourself in the facilities – including swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and snow room – you’re sure to leave refreshed and replenished.

Having worked on mind and body, you can now indulge them in the finest food and drink. Each of Grantley Hall’s spaces – Valeria’s, Spa Lounge, The Orchard, Bar & Restaurant Eighty Eight, Fletchers Restaurant and Norton Bar & Courtyard – offer something exceptional. From leisurely lunches and intimate dinners to glamorous champagne and classy cocktails, there is an abundance of excellence to fill hearts and souls.

And to elevate the experience even further, visit the restaurant with a Michelin star, Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall. A hugely acclaimed chef, Shaun had already earned the highest industry awards and made numerous television appearances before bringing his culinary masterpieces back to his Yorkshire homeland here last year. Quickly winning and recently retaining a Michelin star, you’ll discover why when enjoying their stunning seasonal dishes made from local ingredients that, like all of Grantley Hall, taste of perfection.

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