GRANTLEY HALL, RIPON

Grantley Hall is a dashing 17th-century stately stay bringing glamour to the Yorkshire Dales with a sleek spa, a fitness centre, bars and restaurants including Michelin Starred – Shaun Rankin.

Escape to Tranquillity in North Yorkshire and feel rejuvenated.

Rooms: Forty Seven, including Twenty One suites

Location: Ripon, UK

local experiences

Experiences may be chargeable and pre-booking is recommended

 

Divine dining

While you can treat your body like a temple in the fitness centre and the spa, all asceticism flies out the window when it comes to food and drink. After all, you’re in the home of battered puds, Wensleydale cheese and coma-inducing Sunday roasts. 

There are three restaurants to pick from; 

Fletchers serves modern British fare with a mild French accent – expect delicious steaks, delicate fish dishes and locally sourced seafood. 

Fun-loving and flashy EightyEight is housed in the new glass-ceilinged wing, with a pan-Asian menu, an extensive cocktail list and DJs on weekends. 

The fine-dining destination is Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall (currently holding a Michelin star), where the celebrity chef is getting back to his Yorkshire roots in style. The dining room is certainly grand – white tablecloths, delicate duck-egg-blue walls and a glittering glass chandelier – but Rankin’s ‘Taste of Home’ tasting menu is pure fun.

 Haute takes on his childhood comfort foods include a starter of bread, butter, dripping and beef tea, a cheese and tomato sandwich and scampi with seaweed. Herbs and vegetables are grown on-site in the kitchen garden, meat comes from nearby farms and fresh seafood is from the Yorkshire coast. It’s understandably very popular, so be sure to reserve a table when you book your stay.

Sip & Savour

Grantley Hall was never going to be that kind of country-house hotel. You know, the kind that doesn’t have a pulse past 9pm. The Norton Bar’s interiors remind you of the rich history of the building you’re in – it’s all wood panelling, saffron-velvet sofas and leather-bound tomes. Choose from over 100 different kinds of cocktail, hole up by the fireplace when the weather’s being British or take your botanical gin fizz or dram outside to the sun-warmed terrace in the summer months. Hearty snacks are available too, like club sandwiches and local charcuterie.

EightyEight’s bar is much more modern and has a spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the ornamental Japanese garden. There’s more than a touch of theatre to these Asian-inspired cocktails, like the Autumn Sakura made with Bulleit bourbon. 

If you’re making a night of it, don your gladrags and head to Valeria’s, the subterranean champagne and cocktail bar. Order a Valeria Fizz and hit the dance floor until the early hours (don’t worry, light sleepers, the joint is totally soundproofed and far from the bedrooms).

wellbeing

Three Graces Spa

As soon as you enter the Spa, you will feel relaxed and ready for a day of pampering. The expert therapists at Three Graces Spa concentrates on making sure that your mind, body and soul feel refreshed and ready for a new day. 

Facilities

Guests can relax next to the 18-metre indoor swimming pool or they can take a dip in the indoor to outdoor hydrotherapy pool. Looking to unwind? Then head to the outdoor cedar hot tub.  Finally, enjoy the thermal experiences including the sauna, steam room and snow room. 

Treatments

Offering full body rituals, hand and feet treatments as well as holistic treatments. Spa menu with prices are available prior to arrival if you wish to pre-book your treatments.

 

Enjoy Spa days or Spa Evenings at the Three Graces, contact us today to book your spa retreat today!

events

Grantley Hall hosts various events throughout the year, here is what is on offer until June 2022: Down the rabbit hole
Thursday 28th April at 8:30pm get involved with ‘Down the Rabbit Hole at Valeria’s, in association with Veuve Clicquot.
You will explore the wonderfully wacky world of Alice in Wonderland.  Alice in Wonderland-themed drinks are created and live entertainment will keep you dancing until the early hours.
Your ticket will include:

  • A glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival
  • DJ & Entertainment provided by Six15
  • Party until 2am

Summer Floral Masterclass with Jonathan Moseley Wednesday 15th June there will be a masterclass with celebrity floral designer, Jonathan Moseley at Grantley Hall for the Summer Floral Masterclass. With over 25 years experience and featuring in all of the major Royal Horticultural Society flower shows, including Chelsea, Hampton Court,  Jonathan is one of the UK’s most celebrated florists. His exclusive masterclass will showcase how to deliver stunning seasonal floral displays. Your ticket on the day will include: • Arrival at 10am tea, coffee & cake • Introduction from Johnathan • Creative flower arranging class, celebrating the arrival of spring • Your very own luxury spring flower arrangement to take home • A delicious two-course luncheon • A glass of wine or soft drink
Dates for future masterclasses at Grantley Hall: 9th November and 14th December.
Contact us today for more information and prices!

wedding

The Grantley Hall offers an unrivalled setting for the most elegant of wedding celebrations.

Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony or an elaborate affair, Grantley Hall will create a celebration that reflects your personality and style. Each small detail is tailored for you.

Ceremonies can take place in either the ornate Music Room, or in the outdoors by the Japanese Garden. Then you’ll enjoy Champagne and canapés in The Orchard, with views across the gardens, spilling out onto the lawn.

Stunning spaces are available for every part of your special day. You will have your an experienced wedding team to help to create your perfect day.

Contact us today for Wedding Package information and we can tailor-make your dream day today.

rooms & suites

Deluxe Double Room

Room Size: 38sqm

The elegant Deluxe Double Rooms are either in the original hall or the newly built Fountains Wing with views of either the gardens, terraces or courtyards.

They’re decorated in muted colours and soft shades with velvet armchairs and supremely soft bedding. Each room has either a king-size or a double bed and a marble-clad en- suite bathroom with a bath tub, a walk-in shower and Lalique products.

You’ll also find a desk, a TV with Sky, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, tea and Lavazza coffee, a minibar stocked with free soft drinks and snacks, raincoats and umbrellas to borrow, black-out curtains and a pillow menu.

View from room: Deluxe Rooms offer views of the gardens, courtyards or River Skell.

executive room

Room Size: 44sqm

The Executive Rooms are located across the Queen Anne Wing of the original 17th-century hall and the Fountains wing. They are available in both traditional and contemporary styles; while some have marble fireplaces and window seats with views over the river Skell, others boast elegant modern design.

Each room is individually decorated, with a double bed and a four-piece ensuite bathroom clad in Italian marble. There’s also air-conditioning, Smart TV, an audio system and Lalique bath products.

junior suite

Room Size: 58sqm

The sumptuously furnished Junior Suites are either in the main hall or the newly built Fountains Wing.

Each suite is slightly different – two have separate lounge areas and one has a walk-in wardrobe – but they all promise spectacular views of the gardens, the courtyard or the river Skell. The suites are decorated in soft, muted shades with velvet armchairs, king-size beds and marble-clad ensuite bathrooms with a walk-in shower, a bath tub and Lalique bath products.

You’ll also find a desk, a TV with Sky, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, tea and Lavazza coffee, a minibar stocked with free soft drinks and snacks, raincoats and umbrellas to borrow, black-out curtains and a pillow menu.

View from room: The view is different from every individual room.

grand suite

Room Size: 66sqm

The historic Grand Suites are all in the original hall, with sweeping views over the gardens and the fountain.

They’re decorated in soft shades and muted colours with velvet armchairs, original marble fireplaces and window seats.

Each has a separate seating area, a super-king-size bed and a marble-clad ensuite with a walk-in shower, a bath tub and Lalique products.

You’ll also find a desk, a TV with Sky, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, tea and Lavazza coffee, a minibar stocked with free soft drinks and snacks, raincoats and umbrellas to borrow, black-out curtains and a pillow menu.

View from room: All of the rooms have amazing views over the Rill Garden and fountain at the front of the Hall. You can see the driveway, River Skell and helicpter pad from the windows which all boast window seats.

superior suite

Room Size: 78sqm

The sumptuous Superior Suites are all in the newly built Fountains Wing, with views over the lawns and the river Skell.

These sprawling suites are decorated in soft shades and muted tones with lots of living space, a dining area and a super-king-size bed. The marble-clad en-suite bathroom has a bath tub, a walk-in steam room shower, twin sinks and Lalique products.

You’ll also find a desk, a TV with Sky, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, tea and Lavazza coffee, a minibar stocked with free soft drinks and snacks, raincoats and umbrellas to borrow, black-out curtains and a pillow and bathrobe menu.

View from room: Views are over the rear lawn and gardens with the River Skell in the background.

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royal suite

Room Size: 103sqm

The breath-taking Royal Suite is set over two floors, with double-height ceilings and views over sweeping formal gardens and the river Skell.

On the lower level is a spacious seating and dining area decorated in soft, muted shades; on the second level is the bedroom with a super-king-size bed and marble-clad ensuite bathroom with a freestanding bath tub, a walk-in shower, twin sinks and Lalique products.

You’ll also find a desk, a TV with Sky, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, tea and Lavazza coffee, a minibar stocked with free soft drinks and snacks, raincoats and umbrellas to borrow, black-out curtains and a pillow and bathrobe menu.

View from room: The Royal Suite has the best view in the hotel – it sits directly above the main entrance way and the living room has a double ceiling height with huge windows and a second tier of round windows above. The views overlook the fountain, Rill Gardens, River Skell and front lawn.

presidential suite

Room Size: 128sqm

Fit for visiting dignitaries and oligarchs, the Presidential Suite is exactly that.

You’ll find it in the newly built Fountains Wing with its own private atrium entrance. The formal living room has a baby grand piano and a seating area, dining table and a built-in bar – the perfect setting for discussing important matters of state.

There are sweeping views of the formal gardens and the river Skell from the bedroom, which features a super-king-size bed and a walk-in wardrobe to rival Imelda Marcos’. The marble-clad ensuite bathroom has a freestanding bath tub, a walk-in shower, twin sinks and Lalique products. You’ll also find a desk, a TV with Sky, underfloor heating, air-conditioning, tea and Lavazza coffee, a minibar stocked with free soft drinks and snacks, rain jackets and umbrellas to borrow, black-out curtains and a pillow and bathrobe menu.

View from room: Views over the gardens towards the River Skell.

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