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The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Situated at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is a charming country house hotel in picturesque surroundings. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, the 40 bedrooms offer the perfect base for an escape into the rural beauty of the 33,000 acre Bolton Abbey Estate.

Choose from two award-winning restaurants, showcasing the finest local produce, from highly acclaimed fine dining in the Burlington Restaurant, to seasonal favourites in the vibrant Brasserie.

What makes a stay at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa unique?

From an indulgent, relaxing spa weekend to an array of country pursuits, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, lets you unwind in an exquisite property amongst the tranquility of the Yorkshire Dales. Privately owned by the Duke of Devonshire, the hotel is set in acres of rolling parkland on the Bolton Abbey Estate.

The interior décor of the hotel is traditional country house style with individual touches of contemporary chic, influenced by the Duchess of Devonshire herself. Four-poster beds carved on the Chatsworth Estate have pride of place in the hotel suites, and original artwork is plentiful throughout the property.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa?

The 40 rooms offer the perfect base for an escape into the rural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, each room includes all of the amenities you’d expect from a superior hotel.

Housed in an ancient barn, adjacent to the hotel, The Devonshire Spa is one of the most exclusive retreats in the county. With wonderful spaces, an expert team of staff, and the tranquility of the Dales on your doorstep, it’s a spa you’ll want to return to time and time again.

At The Devonshire Spa, there are four generously-sized therapy rooms, an indoor swimming pool, plus a relaxation space and lounge with views over the gorgeous countryside. Spa access is complimentary for hotel residents and must be booked in advance. Guests can also enhance their stay with a spa experience, combining luxurious treatments with extended spa access.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Skipton area?

Skipton is the southern gateway to the Dales and, historically, grew wealthy as a trading centre for sheep and wool; its cobbled streets and aged buildings give the small town a friendly atmosphere. Skipton Castle, parish church, and the high-street market are the key components of what makes this nostalgic town special. Small shops populate the alleyways and passages between the tofts and crofts (former narrow landholdings); guests will also find cosy cafes, inns, and courtyards. This all happens alongside the Leeds/Liverpool canal where boats frequently pass and tourists take advantage of the picturesque landscape.

There are miles of footpaths and cycleways to be enjoyed in the Yorkshire Dales, as well as nearby market towns of Ilkley and Harrogate for those looking for somewhere new to explore.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa turns dining into an experience. You’ll enjoy fresh local produce, top-class cooking, and gorgeous surroundings. The Burlington Restaurant has been awarded 3 AA rosettes for its delicious modern cuisine, often with a quirky twist and imaginative flavours, whilst making the most of the abundance of local artisan producers.

The Brasserie is also popular, a one AA rosette rating and a seasonally-inspired menu of dishes including fish, pasta and grilled meats such as melt-in-the-mouth, locally reared and aged steaks.  The convivial atmosphere makes it a popular option for groups of friends and families.

Most ingredients are sourced locally, with fresh ingredients such as herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible flowers, harvested from the hotel’s Kitchen Garden, and produce farmed on the surrounding Estate.

Other Information

Dogs are welcome at the hotel, guests and their four-legged friend can simply enjoy the laid-back country house atmosphere and extensive walks on the estate, immediately accessible from the hotel along with a small range of extra dog friendly hotel facilities.


Top facilities

Free WiFi

Free parking

Facilities & information


Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Tennis court


Swimming pool


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry

Civil Licences

Four Poster Beds


Health & Beauty Treatments

Heli-pads, Private Airfields

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs


Steam Rooms

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Room Service & Food/Drink


Archery, Crossbows



Horse Riding, Equestrian

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Water sports

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Other games & sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks


Golf course (a short drive)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Leeds Bradford

Nearest Airport Time: 30 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 15

Nearest Train Station: Skipton

Nearest Railway Time: 10 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 6

Vendor Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars, AA 3 Rosettes

Amex: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 40

Double twin room price from: £135.00

Double twin room price to: £300.00

Suite room price from: £280.00

Suite room price to: £450.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Dales, Skipton, North Yorkshire, SkiptonBD23 6AJ, United Kingdom

5 miles east of Skipton on the B6160, just 250 yards off the junction & roundabout with the A59 Skipton to Harrogate Road.

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