The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is just a couple of miles outside the charming village of Skipton and nearby to the historic town of Harrogate.
This well-loved hotel’s combination of high quality, warm friendly service and stunning location makes it a popular choice with romantics, gourmands, countryside lovers, and all of those who appreciate life’s finest pleasures. The Hotel won the coveted White Rose Award ‘Large Hotel’ in 2016, and again in 2018.
What makes a stay at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa unique?
Situated in the most idyllic of locations, ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is one of the North’s finest country house hotels. Privately owned by the Duke of Devonshire, the hotel is set in acres of rolling parkland at Bolton Abbey.
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-posters 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 Duchess of Devonshire brings each of the forty bedrooms to life with their own unique style and oversees the internal décor. The hotel perfectly delivers the romantic charm of a country house whilst offering the facilities of modern hospitality. The hotel holds two suites, a family room and a selection of four-poster, double and twin beds.
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.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Foodies will be in heaven. The Burlington Restaurant has been awarded 4 AA rosettes for its delicious modern British cuisine, and has been praised by many critics, for its provenance, as well as its fresh approach and creative use of ingredients and flavour combinations.
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.
Spa experiences are available to those wishing to optimise their therapeutic stay in the Dales and spoil themselves with a treatment or two. Highly recommended are the world-class, rejuvenating Temple Spa treatments, as well as their selection of holistic therapies to restore mind, body, and soul. The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa have two stunning 3-bedroom stone-built cottages, located in the heart of the Wharfe Valley, the hotel promises they are the most memorable way to explore The Dales. The hotel is proud of their reputation as being one of the most exclusive venues in Yorkshire and is confident they can accommodate anybody's individual needs with their immaculate service and attention to detail.
Dogs are welcome at the hotel, guests and their four-legged friend can simply enjoy the laid-back country house atmosphere and extensive ‘off-lead’ walks on the estate, immediately accessible from the hotel along with a small range of extra dog friendly hotel facilities.