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Swinton Park
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Spoilt for anywhere else now!”
Reviewed 8 April 2010

We had a few days here at the beginning of March, Wed-Friday I was on a cookery course,and then my husband booked a couple of extra nights, purely for relaxation. I'm so glad he did, as I was able to appreciate all the hotel had to offer.

From the moment we arrived all the staff we met were friendly and welcoming, and this rfemained the case however early in the morning or late at night it was. They all seemed to enjoy working there (who wouldn't)

Our room was wonderful and seeing the deer emerging an a clear frosty morning was a magical start to the day. The bathroom was huge and warm and comfortable, all things I look for in a bathroom.

The breakfasts were lovely and the best eggs benedict I've ever had.

As my heading says, staying herehas definitely made me want to keep coming back, hope to do so before too long.

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Harrogate
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Reviewed 8 March 2010

This was our second stay and we had previously enjoyed afternoon tea and the Garden Lunch. Given the excellence of previous visits, we were keen to return and were certainly not disappointed. This is a family owned and run estate retaining all of the trappings of a historic country house. The public rooms are sumptious and the walls lined with interesting family portraits. Upstairs there are photographs of both the family and building's history. This is all set in vast grounds open for guests' use.
On our first visit we stayed in the Richmond Suite and on this return it was the Burton Agnes Earl's Room. Each room can be specifically reserved at booking and is themed to local features. Sheer luxury is the only description.
Although we have not yet had dinner in Samuel's Restaurant, we have enjoyed lunch, afternoon tea and bar meals. All were of excellent quality and precisely what was needed at the time. The service was quiet, unobtrusive but very friendly and efficient throughout the hotel. When passing staff in the corridors, they invariably acknowledged with a cheerful hello.
Would we go again? Of course - it is just a matter of when!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Reviewed 3 March 2010

We stayed for one night with a 'winter warmer' package of dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 (£196). All rooms can be browsed by photo and the one I wanted wasn't available but when I described what I wanted by phone the Headingly was recommended. It was a large airy room with 2 windows overlooking the grounds at the front. Room was well furnished, neither fussy nor plain - the kind of decor that you can relax in. There were complementary decanters of gin and whisky with one can of ginger ale and one of tonic (tip:bring your own mixers unless you like very strong or neat gins...). Full size Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom provoked a lengthy facebook debate about whether to take them home or not (we didn't). A Molton Brown gift was left on the turned down bed however - which was a nice touch. Dinner was truly excellent, with lovely canapes and amuse bouches which we loved. A slightly stilted atmosphere in the dining room was more about the punters being overwhelmed, than the atmosphere created by the staff, I think. They were all charming. We played snooker (badly) in the well eqiupped games room afterwards. On the down side, we didn't sleep so well due to a sagging mattress. The treatment rooms opposite ours played chill out music during the day which we could hear. I completed the feedback form to this effect and have just received a letter describing exactly what they are going to do about this, and offering me an upgrade next time I book. Now that's what I call acting on feedback to improve the service: I'm impressed. The grounds are lovely and peaceful, with interest and signposted walks. We will go back. You can live the Edwardian country house weekend fantasy out here (maybe that's just me!) What we liked the most was the authentic feel - it's a far cry from the corporate norm. It was fun. Lots more to say about activities on offer there but you can see that on their website. A real gem.

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cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2010

Went and stayed at this hotel for my partners birthday and valentines. Stayed in the Howarth Room absolutely wonderful. Had an hours free spa, free welcome drinks (whisky and gin), tea, coffee and biscuits.

Staff friendly and welcoming.


Should be a five star in my opinion and I have stayed in some nice places!!!!

If you don't go your missing out. Very romantic reminds me of Chatsworth House.

Had a most wonderful weekend and will definitely be going back.

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Billericay, Essex
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

This was the fourth time that we have stayed at this property and it
just seems to get better and better! This time we brought our Daughter's
Chihuahua with us. We 'phoned the hotel first and were told that they welcomed
dogs and as ours was so small, "it would not be a problem"!
We checked in and were shown to our suite which was beautiful. Our dog had been catered for perfectly, with her own basket, rug and food and drink bowls!
The staff called to check that all was well. We then walked the grounds, as usual,
and saw many deer in the wooded areas.
As the evening approached, it was time for dinner. First a large G&T in the bar and
a superb dinner in the main dinining room. Dinner was First Class with a great choice from the menue. There is also a vast selection of wines from the list, from the reasonably priced house wines upwards! A cognac and coffee in the lounge and then to bed.
Breakfast is a real treat with most of the meats sourced locally.
Later in the day we went over to the Cookery School where we were shown how to prepare a selection of deserts, most of which we ate during the "demo" or took with
us!!!
There is so much to do here, and the location is second to none!
The staff are always friendly and chatty and we've always found the hotel very good value
for money. The hotel manager, Mr McPherson always seems to be around so I guess
that he must live "above the shop"!!!!
All in all, I would recomend this hotel to all age groups as they are "children friendly"
and put up with "fussy old people" (64) like me!!!!!!
Terry & Tina Rothery Billericay, Essex

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Bath
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

Again with friends in Yorkshire we found this beautiful hotel. Very impressive approach but relaxed welcome and beautiful rooms. More expensive than the other hotel but worth every penny and already planning to return and try the cookery course. Again the staff were delightful so it must be true what they say about the north and it was a treat to take afternoon tea in the magnificent drawing room.

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Bury, Lancs
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Reviewed 19 February 2010

My wife and I and my friend and his wife have just spent four wonderful days at the Swinton Park Hotel. We were celebrating both our wive's birthdays and we couldn't have chosen a better place. From arriving to leaving the friendliness and knowledge of the staff made the break perfect. The chef's special evening meals were an absolute delight and the walks around the park were so interesting. Do I sound like we enjoyed ourselves? You bet! The only drawback? The weather, but what do you expect in North Yorkshire in Winter?

It was in fact my wife's and my second visit, we went there six years ago for her birthday and wanted somewhere special to celebrate again. We couldn't have chosen a better place and my friend and his wife were so taken with the place.

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Additional Information about Swinton Park

Property: Swinton Park
Address: Masham, Ripon HG4 4JH, England
Phone Number:
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Swinton Park 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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