Ever had a moment where you haven’t a clue what to buy for a loved one for their birthday or Christmas?!
Check out this lovely little place that I found whilst looking for quirky places to stay with private hot tubs, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
I told the Manager that as it was for a special occasion I would love some extra romantic touches for the room to make the stay memorable.
This was the bedroom, a lovely four poster bed, private hot tub, scattered rose petals, dressing table, large wardrobe, television and secret garden …. hence the room name ‘The Secret Garden’.
We checked into our room at 3pm, ordered dinner from the menu provided and booked a table for around 7pm.
After sorting our belongings out, we then headed into the hot tub to relax before getting ready to dine.
The hotel has an ‘honesty bar‘ located near the Reception area, in which you help yourself to any drinks and just note your details down in the honesty book to be added to the bill.
After a couple of hours relaxation with drinks in the hot tub it was time for us to glam up ready for an exquisite meal in the dining room.
We had a lovely homemade bread to start, followed by the Ashmount Steak Burger with cheddar, wensleydale bacon and rustic chips for my partner, and Wharfdale Lamb Shank served with a root vegetable mash, braising reduction and parsnip crisps for myself.
My partner stated:
It was the best burger he had ever tasted and the chips were amazing
Whilst myself thought:
The lamb shank fell off the bone and the accompaniments were delicious
As you can see two completely clear plates!
We also ordered a cheese board to take back to the room for afters.
This was shortly followed by another romantic treat of a bottle of prossecco on ice to end the night perfectly, with another dip in the private hot tub.
The next morning we didn’t have to check out until 11am. You also have the choice of breakfast in bed or in the drawing room.
We opted to have breakfast in the drawing room with the other guests. Full yorkshire english with a pot of fresh coffee.
After breakfast we checked out and headed into the Yorkshire Dales.
If you’re looking for somewhere with privacy, and to destress then this is the perfect place and location.