Set on the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate – 33,000 acres of prime Yorkshire Dales – this rural hotel offers ultimate comfort and relaxation. Originally a 17th-century coaching inn, it stands in parkland, surrounded by an Italian box garden with the beautiful Dales beyond. Inside, artwork and antiques merge with classic contemporary interiors, chosen by the Duchess of Devonshire. Arrive to bedrooms and suites with individual touches, richly decorated sitting rooms and log fires. The Secret Spa is a series of canvas bell tents featuring superb guest amenities; the spa itself is housed in a converted barn with a new state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool featuring water beds and various jet therapies, therapy suites and a small gym. The three AA Rosette Burlington is a highlight for foodies, where carefully crafted dishes celebrate the bountiful home-grown fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden, along with produce reared and caught on the estate. Each summer the hotel also creates a pop-up restaurant for al fresco dining, enticing guests to immerse themselves in the incredible wrap-around views of the countryside.
Doubles from £240
+44 (0)1756 718100; thedevonshirearms.co.uk