NORTH YORKSHIRE GOES GLAM big-time at Yorebridge House, stunningly located in the midst of the Dales. Guests come to bliss out at this former schoolhouse, where bedrooms boast hot tubs and every comfort.
Owners David and Charlotte Reilly have transformed a traditional, stone-built schoolmaster’s residence into a luxury boutique hotel that ticks all the boxes for an indulgent getaway, making Yorebridge House just the place for those with a passion for good food and seductive surrounds.
Inside, country house comfort meets metropolitan modern. Think deep shades of pewter and plum, bold wallpapers, polished floorboards, decadent bathrooms and delicious attention to detail – whether it’s the retro cast iron radiators, slick Bang & Olufsen sound systems or mood lighting.
Rolltops and bubbles
Individually inspired bedrooms each have a touch of the exotic, reflecting the owners’ eclectic travels. Italian rococo meets Yorkshire in the Pienza room, with its ornate carved bed, teardrop chandeliers and rolltop bath in the bedroom where you can soak beneath Molton Brown bubbles while looking out at the Dales. There’s also a wet room style drench shower for two.
Bainbridge boasts a huge oak sleigh bed, slipper bath and tall Georgian windows. Nishiki sports oriental shades of black and silver and private terrace with hot tub made for star gazing. And Greenwich boasts a New York vibe, with its loft-style and much talked-about bathroom with two side-by-side baths for decadent double soaks.
Kariega (with its safari theme) has a hot tub overlooking a rushing river, Mougins reflects the cream and gold shades of Provence, Caribbean style St Jean – another hot tub room – brings a beach house feel while Rahmoune relives Morocco.
Stylish decor is matched by all today’s must-have luxuries – big flatscreen TVs that swivel so you can watch them from the bath, crisp white bedlinen, home made shortbread and a DVD library so you can watch a movie in bed.
Rooms in the main house have sweeping views over Wensleydale, while those on the ground floor with hot tubs – beautiful when lit by candles in the evening – are screened for privacy.
Yorebridge House’s talented chef rustles up some of Yorkshire’s best cooking here – fresh, creative and much of it locally sourced. Our dinner was faultless, from the canapes served with our drinks in the bar, to the coffee and chocolate-y petits four to follow as we cosied up in a corner of the Red room later.
Things are pretty good outdoors at Yorebridge House, too. The house is surrounded by pretty lawns and a terrace dotted with tables and chairs, perfect for sunny afternoons and evenings.
Best of all, Yorebridge is high on hospitality. The owners and their friendly team bring plenty of old-time Yorkshire warmth to this new-age getaway, cosseting their guests with unstinting warmth and charm.
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Yorebridge House was reviewed for Room for Romance by Zena Heyton
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