Wrapped inside the distinctive scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Hotel in Skipton sits within a staggeringly beautiful country estate. With 1,400 acres of lush countryside right on the doorstep, this is a totally magical setting for outdoor adventures and relaxing breaks.
Since the 1960s, The Coniston Estate has belonged to the Bannister family and stands on the banks of a glistening lake. The estate is made up of the historical Coniston Hall, Coniston Shooting Range, the hotel itself and the Falconry Centre, with a luxury spa due to open in autumn 2015.
There are endless activities available at The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate such as off roading, falconry, shooting, archery, cycling, walking and much more. The 24 acre lake is fully stocked with brown trout, perfect for fly fishing, and there is also a 1.5 mile stretch of the River Aire that is available. Guests can hire boats to take out onto the lake.
The interior of the hotel is equally as impressive as its surroundings, with sumptuous bedrooms that provide the utmost in comfort and excellent facilities. The Coniston Hotel in North Yorkshire also caters for families, and there are pet friendly rooms available for guests who want to bring their four legged friend along. Many of the rooms boast phenomenal views of either the lake, estate or countryside beyond. But what is really noticeable here is the peace and quiet that takes you away from everyday life, letting you completely escape.
Owing to its outstanding levels of hospitality, dining and bedrooms, The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate has racked up numerous awards and accolades, including ‘Best Large Hotel in Yorkshire’ from the White Rose Awards.
There are 71 bedrooms at The Coniston Hotel in Skipton as well as a restaurant, lounge and various meeting rooms, making it perfect for all occasions. Weddings at The Coniston have become a popular choice as it has one of the most romantic backdrops in the country and enough space to accommodate up to 120 guests for civil ceremonies.
The dining experience here has earned itself a bit of a reputation, with wonderful afternoon teas and mouthwatering dishes made using locally sourced ingredients. Macleod’s Restaurant is a classy space with an A la Carte menu and a laid back atmosphere. While Huntsman’s Lodge has an imposing open fire and looks out onto the sun terrace and breathtaking countryside.
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