We had our wedding reception here 10 years ago so it was fitting to book a very special weekend away staying at this lovely place again.
From the moment we walked through the doors it was like stepping back in time and meeting staff that was working the weekend of our wedding 10 years previous (there's a lot to be said about company's retaining their staff)
Fast forward 10 years and you've walked into a very stylish, modern breathtaking hotel. This hotel has not stopped in time. The reception and the reception staff are the hub of the hotel, all very friendly and you can tell work has a real team.
We ate in the huntsman for dinner and was very lucky to get a table overlooking the lake. The restaurant was busy but very well run with lots of staff around and the food was delicious, we could have sat there all day and watched the world go by. After dinner we picked up a local walk map from reception for the grounds and ventured out. Don't worry if you forget your walking boots/wellie's they have lots that you can borrow.
Once back in the hotel we checked in and made our way to our room which was beautiful. Very well designed with lovely soft furnishings and a bathroom that's now on my wish list. We stayed in room 61 which was a suit and had a balcony overlooking the breathtaking lake. Also a lovely touch from the hotel which was placed in our room, a bottle of champagne and chocolates.
Our evening meal again was beautiful, we dinned in the macleods restaurant, we ordered from the signature menu and both my husband and I choose something we wouldn't normally order, we wasn't disappointed it was so tasty. A few drinks later and we retreated to our lovely room and slept in a very comfy bed.
The following morning we sat out on the balcony drinking coffee and watching the sunrise. Breakfast was lovely and then a sad slow walk to pack our room up.
We will not be waiting another 10 years to stay in this lovely place, the whole weekend experience was lovely. All the staff very friendly, service 100% and great value for money.
A big thank you Louise for creating wonderful new memories for us and we will see you all very soon x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a 1400 acre estate, this 4 star hotel overlooks its own stunning lake, offers excellent conference and meeting facilities as well as offering a wide range of activities including shooting, Land Rover off-road driving, archery, falconry and fishing. An independent hotel owned by the Bannister family who pride themselves on the friendly and welcoming team across the hotel and the estate. Guests are at the centre of all the major developments decisions made at the hotel. The hotel hosts many weddings and specialises in both leisure breaks as well as corporate packages. A dedicated conference and events manager will work with event organisers to help you combine enjoyable on-site activities such as team building. The hotel works with many of the north of England's leading companies and will prepare a proposal or quotation at any time. If it is a reward or recognition event you are planning then we have plenty of ideas to theme a room or dinner to best set the scene. The Coniston also hosts many other events, large and small from weddings, family celebrations to charity days. The hotel has 71 bedrooms and has the very popular Huntsman's lodge with its panoramic views over the lake and beyond. This restaurant serves food all day from morning coffee, traditional lunch, afternoon tea to dinner in the evening. Free WiFi throughout, makes it an ideal meeting place on the A65 between Skipton and Settle. Shooting at The Coniston Hotel -The clay pigeon shooting ground is a CPSA Premier status and is one of the best in Europe. Absolute beginners to seasoned shooters can have a day to remember. The Land Rover Experience offers a truly exhilarating experience; guests can get to grips with one of the latest specification brand new fleet and tackle some of the most challenging terrain. We also have the Falconry centre and fantastic fishing on the lake or the river Aire. It also has walking and cycling trials for guests to explore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coniston Hotel Skipton
- The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa Coniston Cold, Yorkshire