We went away for 2 days to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We wanted somewhere that was near the Settle to Carlisle steam railway and that was pet friendly. The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate fitted the bill exactly. The Hotel is set in 1400 acres of beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside - nestled between the market towns of Skipton and Settle. From booking the room through to staying and leaving the staff were so very polite and helpful. We have stayed in many hotels around the world and I have to say this has been one of the friendliest. We booked a superior room with dinner bed and breakfast and what good value it was. Our room was on the ground floor with a door leading onto our own patio which had 2 easy chairs and a table. This access onto the patio then onto the lawned area around the hotel was ideal for our young Labrador. The room was spacious with a very large comfy double bed, writing desk and chair and another occasional table and comfy side chair. The bathroom was spacious with proper bath towels (a decent size) along with hand towels. Plenty of draws for storage and wardrobe space. The food was excellent, good choice and well presented. There were two restaurant's the A La Carte Macleod's and the Huntsman's Lodge which has great views over the lake and estate. Lisa who waited on our table was so nice and friendly. Indeed all the staff from reception to housekeeping were all very nice and helpful. There are many walks on the estate through the woods and around the lake. Other activities included falconry, fishing, cycling, shooting and the Land Rover Experience where you can spend an hour or more driving the latest models off road in very challenging conditions. We will certainly be visiting again-can’t wait!
- 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