Coniston Hotel

Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA, 01756 748080

A beautiful country estate & spa, set on a private lake with endless outdoor activities.

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What we love heart
  • Picturesque Country Estate
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground
  • Luxury Spa
Coniston Hotel Overview
  • 70 Contemporary Bedrooms
  • Luxury Country Cottages
  • Onsite Parking
  • 1,400 Acre Estate & 24 Acre Lake
  • Luxury Spa
  • Fitness Suite
  • Three Dining Outlets
  • In-Room Dining Available
  • Land Rover Experience
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Air Rifles
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wedddings & Special Occasions
  • Corporate Events
  • Dog Friendly

Wrapped inside the distinctive scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa 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 the historical Conison Hall stands on the banks of a glistening lake. Within the estate is the 70-bedroom hotel, an award-winning Spa, The Coniston Shooting Ground and the Coniston Off-Road Centre.

In addition to the shooting ground and the off-road centre, there are a number of other activities available at The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa including fishing, cycling, walking and 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 state-of-the-art Coniston Spa is perfected located above the lake, with views across the estate. Facilities include a 15m indoor swimming pool, thermal suite, gym, fitness studio, 8 spa treatment rooms, relaxation areas and a stunning outdoor infinity edge pool. In 2018, The Coniston Spa was awarded Best Country Retreat at the Good Spa Guide Awards.

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa in North Yorkshire 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.

Dining is at the heart of The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa with two restaurants to choose from. Macleod’s is the flagship restaurant and was awarded 2 AA Rosettes in November 2018. The menu is a reflection of the seasons, with a firm focus on local produce and seasonal produce from the estate. Huntsman’s Lodge boasts an incredible view across the lake – the terrace is an ideal location in the summer and in the colder months the iconic fireplace is lit in the centre of the restaurant.

The Hotel also has 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.


Nestled in the heart of a 1,400-acre estate, The Coniston is where you’ll find a luxury spa, beautiful accommodation that boasts stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales and delicious dining, showcasing authentic Yorkshire roots,. But that’s not all. The country estate is also home to one of the UK’s best shooting grounds, Land Rover Experience, and a collection of elegant event spaces that are perfect for all manner of celebrations.


From delicate dining and hearty home-cooked food favourites to decadent afternoon teas, our dining outlets offer something to suit every taste, but always showcase our Yorkshire roots. The View, is the perfect place to enjoy a true taste of Yorkshire with beautiful views overlooking the lake, whereas Blossom Kitchen offers a coming together of nature and cuisine, with an Asian Flair. And for lighter bites, Macleod’s Bar & Lounge makes for a perfect relaxation snug to unwind.

The View Restaurant

The View Restaurant celebrates the very best of our county, from local produce to local landscapes. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows with  stylish decor that pays homage to our heritage; The View is a chic yet relaxed space to admire the oh so spectacular scenery of the Dales and our very own lake. Choose to breathe in the fresh Yorkshire air and enjoy the breath-taking views in our brand new all-year-round alfresco dining area or cosy up next to our centrepiece open fire. Our menu includes contemporary classics you know and love such as, Crispy Duck & Yorkshire Chorizo Salad and Steak Frites, using the incredible produce on our doorstep. A true taste of  Yorkshire!

Macleod’s Bar & Lounge

Macleod’s Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to relax and refresh and is open to both residents and non-residents alike. Boasting a well-stocked bar, a mouth-watering menu and, of course, the warm and welcoming atmosphere that The Coniston prides itself on, Cosy up with an afternoon coffee, chill out and cheer on your team watching live sport or indulge with a pre or post-dinner treat and tipple!

Blossom Kitchen

Proud of its landscape and location, Blossom Kitchen is a coming together of nature, nutrition, culture and cuisine.  Making use of the wonderful local produce on our doorstep, fusing outstanding Yorkshire ingredients with an Asian flair, Blossom Kitchen will excite the palette, be nutritionally balanced with, of course, room to indulge!

Nàdarra Spa

Nàdarra Spa is an award-winning ,exclusive and enviably located spa that offers a selection of indulgent experiences including pampering treatments, soothing spa days, and luxurious spa stays. Meaning ‘Nature’ in Scottish Gaelic, Nàdarra Spa makes the most of its idyllic location as a place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself and nature.

Facilities include:

  • Thermal Suite including Finnish Sauna, Himalayan Sauna, Aromatherapy Steam Room, Indoor Bubble Pool, Infrared Sauna and Ice Fountain.
  • Two Outdoor Infinity Pools
  • 15m Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Private Spa Garden with Baths
  • Relaxation Areas
  • Treatment Rooms including a Couples Treatment Suite
  • Fully Equipped Fitness Suite and Dedicated Studio
  • Spa Dining with Alfresco Area and Outdoor Bar


Land Rover Experience

If you’re seeking a guaranteed thrill ride, then look no further than Land Rover Experience at The Coniston Estate. Buckle up in one of our  vehicles from our brand new Land Rover and Range Rover fleet and take to the tracks to try out Yorkshire’s famously rugged landscape first hand, from grassy hills to rock crawls and even water crossings: all with breath-taking views. Our fantastic track set-up combined with our highly-trained, off-road experts, makes us to perfect choice for driving experiences, family days out, corporate team-building and more!


The Coniston Shooting Ground

One of the best shooting grounds in the country, The Coniston Shooting Ground was awarded Premier Plus Ground status by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association. The breath-taking Canadian lodge is home to an open log fire – perfect to warm up next to in the winter months. Whether you are a member or visiting for an experience, you will be made very welcome by Peter and his team.


Fishing on The Coniston Estate

Take a step out of the rigours of day to day life and unwind at the waterside of the stunning 24 acre lake. Whether you are an expert angler and know a Hares-Ear from a Hawthorne or a total beginner, The Coniston cater to all your possible needs. A fantastic range of boats and bank fishing locations make for the ideal choice for a wonderful day out with family or friends. Available 1 April – 31 October.

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Shoot & Stay Experience For A Special Family Birthday

“I booked the shoot and stay experience for my Dad’s 70th Birthday in October 2019 but due to Covid, we’ve only just been able to visit. Four of us went clay pigeon shooting on the Saturday which was brilliant, and special thanks to Jim our instructor who made the experience really enjoyable! We then used the spa for a couple of hours – the view over the lake from the hot tub was spectacular. We had a lovely dinner in the view restaurant, plenty of food which was all delicious. After a great night’s sleep in a dark and quiet room, we had a good breakfast and a lovely walk around the lake. We have been looking forward to this trip for some time and it did not disappoint. We all had a fabulous time at the Coniston & will definitely recommend to family & friends!”

Lovethestates – Trip Advisor Review September 2021