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Swinton Park Country Club and Spa
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A special place”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Having just returned from a lovely stay at Swinton Park I realised I have yet to write a review on this place, even though this isn't our first time here.

Swinton Park is a wonderfully romantic 'top of the range' hotel. Yes it's a little on the expensive side, but if you time it right, there are good offers available and you won't regret paying that little bit extra. We stayed Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Even though we booked the cheapest room they had, it was still beautifully presented, spacious with an enormous bed and a bathroom you could get lost in. The evening food and service was exceptionally good, the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We upgraded to the tasting menu and enjoyed 8 courses, all excellent in slightly different ways. It was a real experience and something we will definitely do again in the future.

Breakfast was as expected... lots of choice (almost too much) and everything delicious. The perfect way to start a day. After breakfast we enjoyed a lovely walk in the grounds of the hotel before we departed to find a pub for Sunday lunch (This was only due to a wedding otherwise we would have stayed).

We will definitely be returning to Swinton Park to stay and to eat. It's a very special place and deserves all 5 of the stars I am giving it today.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Reading the reviews prior to going for dinner and stay at Swinton Park for a night, my expectations were quite high. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The location is stunning and the house quite impressive. However, the rooms and bathrooms are OK - I would say average. The fire in the dining room smoked so much I had red eyes the next two days. The meal was presented beautifully and tasted of very little. In fact my dessert tasted of absolutely nothing. Way too pricy for what you get. So, I shall not want to return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Magnificent! World travellers no more! we found our paradise! Excellent friendly Yorkshire welcome. Professional service with a smile. rooms incredible, food exceptional, location and views to die for. All your wishes catered for! Dog friendly without a doubt even to the free use of wellies and dog towels. Falconry a bonus, private spa unique. We love it here and will be back! Look forward to the new spa in 2014 that will be the icing on the cake! Can we retire here??????? :-)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We stayed at this hotel to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday and we could not have chosen a better place. The hotel itself is beautifully elegant and the rooms live up to the overall quality of the hotel and what you would expect based on the prices. Having said that I think the value was good given that the rooms are very large and lovingly appointed. The staff were excellent, all helpful and friendly and really made the stay more enjoyable over the two nights we were there. The restaurant was of an exceptionally high quality, we ate the tasting menu one night and the standard menu on the second, both were extremely delicious and I would return again just to eat here. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a first rate trip away.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Spent a night here with my mum and indulged in the spa treatments. Cannot complain about anything to do with this hotel. From the truly magnificent entrance to the hotel, the friendliest staff, and all the little touches in the room and around the hotel. You can borrow wells and coats incase the weather has turned and you want to take a walk around the wonderful grounds. Dog towels available to dry your dogs off. Complimentary drinks tray with decanters of whisky and gin in your room. Boot room stocked with bikes and kites etc.. to keep any children occupied. The Samuel restaurant served amazing food and you weren't made to feel out of place, whoever you are. The staff go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable. The spa was truly relaxing and worth a visit if you want to experience their wonderful treatments and the hour exclusive stay in the sauna and hot tub room was a lovely touch. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Fabulous place - roaring fires, delicious food, first class wines, wonderful walks and friendly, professional staff - especially Robert whose food recommendations (particularly the cheese and wine flight) are definitely worth taking! Being able to borrow barbour jackets and Wellies was really handy for roaming the extensive estate. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting the birds and having the hot tub and sauna to ourselves. Be sure to book ahead. Spa treatments were also fab.
Hope to come back!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Spent just a couple of nights here but it was great. The reception was welcoming and helpful, the mini-tour on the way to the room was informative. The food in Samuels Restaurant is just fantastic. Really really good with a good wine list too. Try the Lebanese red. Lovely. The current white chocolate mousse dessert obviously with some dessert wine to wash it down with. Had that both nights. Stunning.

Lovely hotel and grounds and countryside. A short walk in to Masham finds you at the Theakstons brewery which is well worth a tour and sample of their wares afterwards.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Swinton Park Country Club and Spa
Address: Masham, Ripon HG4 4JH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Swinton Park Country Club and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of landscaped parkland in the Yorkshire Dales that is the home of the Cunliffe-Lister family and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton. Traditional warmth and hospitality, contemporary comforts and award winning cuisine, with a menu inspired by the produce sourced from the surrounding estate and 4 acre walled garden. Cookery School with day and residential courses running throughout the year. Exclusive use Spa (with Jacuzzi and sauna) and treatment rooms. Conference facilities and licensed for civil ceremonies. Families welcome. ... more   less 
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