Grassington House Hotel Grassington Village Review

Grassington House Hotel Grassington Village Review: February 2020

Grassington House located within an enviable position within Grassington Village in the idyllic Yorkshire Dales National Park is the perfect place for a rural retreat and a hidden gem.

Grassington House B&B Grassington Village Review 1The Hotel has a whole plethora of awards including consistent Gold award from Visit Britain, 5 stars & 2 rosettes from the AA, Yorkshire Life Award Winners, Welcome To Yorkshire Finalist and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame.

Family run since 2008, as soon as you arrive both Sue and John welcome you with open hearts making the hotel feel like a home away from home.

Grassington House B&B Grassington Village Review 2The accommodations all have their own unique charm and character, we stayed in The Square Room.  A boastful and beautiful room which had delightful and decadent French château-style furnishings including some rather grand armchairs and two sparkling chandeliers.

Grassington House B&B Grassington Village Review 3The opulent vanity area was well thought out with a cosy seating space, mirror at the right height and complimentary cotton wool and ear buds to use, as you pamper yourself.

Grassington House B&B Grassington Village Review 7The windows open directly onto the village square, take a seat on the upholstered window seats, as you watch the world go by, people watch and simply admire your surroundings.

The plushness continues with a super cosy bed, complimentary filtered water and a wonderful welcome platter.  Perfect to enjoy along with the fully stocked tea tray while watching the 32” television.

The Bathroom for me was perfect, overhead shower, a huge sunken tub with enough room for 2, snug waffle bathrobes and quality complimentary toiletries to use throughout your stay.

Grassington House B&B Grassington Village Review 6The onsite restaurant is a must, run by owner and chef John, the food is an absolute triumph, ideal for couples and family to catch up and enjoy good food over a glass of bubble or elderflower fizz.

Both Michael and Alice our servers attentive, informative but not intrusive did an amazing job looking after us throughout the evening.

Food focuses around fresh locally sourced produce where possible cooked the ‘Grassington House Way’ luxury contemporary cooking with flare, finesse, but in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Starters included the beautiful Seared King Scallop with chorizo and samphire and a stunning vegan dish Salt baked celeriac with artichoke, and roast red pepper which had the most intense and delicious tomato flavour – heaven on a plate.

Mouth-watering mains included a classic steak with all the trimmings and another vegan delight with beautiful beetroot, kale, charred fennel with shallot and coriander bhaji and Also, the super sides of greens, chantenay carrots and chunky chips were all fabulous.

Divine desserts included this delicious chocolate tart and smooth sorbet, fruity and full of flavour.  All washed down with some peppermint and earl grey teas.

Dinner a complete success and the restaurant handles dietary requirements seriously, but without any faff or fuss.

Mornings begin the right way at Grassington House in the breakfast room.

Begin with fresh fruit, porridge, a range of cereals and some fabulous freshly squeezed juice.

Enjoy toast, butter and tea alongside a proper Yorkshire breakfast and my vegan Potato bake option served with avocado was a great way to start the day.

Gorgeous Grassington House, the perfect place for a luxury fuss free rural getaway.  A home a way from home with good food, drinks and even better company with Sue and John at the helm.

Make Grassington House your next North Yorkshire getaway.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx


Marmadukes Townhouse Hotel and The Park Restaurant York Review

Marmadukes Townhouse Hotel and The Park Restaurant York – Review: February 2020

Looking for a chic, sophisticated and an elegant place to stay in York, the 4 start AA rated Marmadukes Townhouse Hotel is the perfect place to rest your head, enjoy a romantic break or time with family and friends

Situated within a central location minutes from York’s ancient Roman walls this Victorian hotel, that previously belonged to a Victorian gentleman, has all the charm and character one would expect.

The cosy countryside feel to the place provides a snug cosy hub and a hideaway to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil break away.

The breathtaking beautiful four poster room is rather regal, sophisticated and a perfect place to spend your time while in York.

The large room provides enough space to relax with writing/vanity desk and seating area with freestanding traditional full length mirror.

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Merry New Year Celebrations at the Moxy Hotel York Review

Merry New Year Celebrations at the Moxy Hotel York Review: February 2020

Think personality with a hint of pink, Moxy York located within the city centre is the perfect place for a stay in York any time of the year.

Also, with Valentines day just around the corner why not treat your loved one to a lovely Valentines break away at Moxy.

We stayed over New Years and the place felt festive and fabulous with the stunning Christmas tree and the super cool swinging chill chair, we were so glad to spend New Years Eve with such a fabulous and friendly bunch or guys and gals – amazing staff.

Merry New Year Celebrations at the Moxy Hotel York Review 11The Moxy Sleeper room was a cosy compact double room, offering a comfortable bed with a modern reading chair.

The walled wardrobe is decorated with a mural of all York’s key landmarks and if any of your clothes do get a bit creased there is always the option to iron out in the communal ironing room at the end of the corridor, but the chap will not be there to iron your clothes lol.

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Christmas Celebrations at Novotel York Centre Review

Christmas Celebrations at Novotel York Centre Review: February 2020

Novotel York Centre is the perfect place for family and friends to celebrate Christmas in style.  Also, with Valentines Day fast approaching, Novotel York Centre would make a perfect Valentines retreat for yourself and a loved one.

Recently, the hotel has carried out extensive quality refurbishment to the property providing guests with an even more fabulous experience.

Their reception area even has super sweetie shop style displays which is a very cool addition.

The newly renovated Junior Suite really is something else, a spacious open plan contemporary family hub to kick back and relax in as you plan all your amazing York adventures.

With a queen bed, desk, tea tray, iron, minibar with complimentary bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, safe and hairdryer, you really do have all the modern conveniences.

There are two huge flat-screen televisions for viewing both in the bedroom and lounge.  Along with complimentary Wi-Fi access.

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