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Spent the day in Yorkshire? Spend the night here...

From the top of an ivy clad castle turret to the middle of a lake, Bed Guru ask whether these are Yorkshire's best beds?

27th July, 2016
by Carl Walsh

Could these be the very best spots to rest your head in God's Own Country? We certainly think they're up there!

Whether you're a local Yorkshireman exploring the places on your doorstep or a tourist passing through on your jollies, you're not short of incredible places to stay in the UK's biggest county. 

And we would know. With over 40 years and generations of Yorkshire knowledge at our disposal.

So if you're in the market for some authentic Yorkshire hospitality, consider us your guide to some of the most fabulous and quirky places to stay in the area. 

The Yorke Arms - Nidderdale Valley 


An ivy clad 18th century coaching house and shooting lodge, nestled in an outstanding area of natural beauty, with a Michelin starred restaurant. The History Boys' creator Alan Bennett even stayed the night.

Here, spacious classic bedrooms and contemporary split level courtyard apartments await your sleepy head. So polish off your complimentary three course a la carte dinner, cooked by one of Britain's six female Michelin chefs, and bed down. A full Yorkshire breakfast in the morning might be enough to tempt you out of your luxury four poster bed. 

Walton Hall, Waterton Park Hotel & Spa - Wakefield

The very first nature reserve, just a short drive from Wakefield, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Sandal Castle. 

Imagine wheeling your overnight bag across the bridge, into the four star Georgian mansion on the other side. Walton Hall offers the most romantic of retreats, secluded on an island in a stunning Yorkshire lake. The views from all 41 bedrooms, we're told, are breath taking. There's a spa and championship golf course, ancient woodland and rolling parkland, to enjoy at your leisure.

Dent Station - Yorkshire Dales National Park

Few can say they've spent a night at the highest mainland station in England, on one of the world's most scenic railways. Which makes it all the more special. This self-catering holiday cottage, full of original features, promises uninterrupted views of Yorkshire's famed hills from your bedside. 

But Dent Station wasn't always so tranquil - the Grade II stop once saw 90 trains crowded with Victorian tourists, arrive daily on their way to Scotland. Oddly enough, it sits four miles from Dent village. Perfect excuse for a walk. We'll level with you. This little spot technically sits in Cumbrian part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. But it still has its toe in Yorkshire, right?

Swinton Park - Nidderdale 

Be the king of this 17th century Victorian Gothic castle. Just an hour from Leeds, Swinton Park is as 'Yorkshire' as luxury hotels come. Here, a full Yorkshire breakfast fuels your strolls through 200 acres of parkland - with its large fishing lakes, deer park and bird of prey centre. 

All 31 lavish rooms, each quite different, are named after your favourite Yorkshire places. Including The Headingley, The Whitby, and The Wensleydale. You can even sleep in the red ivy clad, triple story turret, with its dreamy panoramic views. 

Camp Katur - Kirklington 

Off-the-grid and rather alternative, Camp Katur is the crème-de-la-crème of glamping in Yorkshire. We're talking Glastonbury-esque bell tents, complete with fairy lights and bunting. With log cabins, tepees and a safari tent! There's a BBQ kit to devour upon your arrival, musical instruments for hire, and a seat waiting for you around the huge communal camp fire. 

Their utterly transparent domes offer panoramic views of the night sky and forest. Star gaze from the comfort of your double bed and sheepskin rug. Just imagine the sunrise.

Grays Court – York

If you like the creature comforts of a city, then head to Grays Court in York. Guests have slept in this family-owned boutique hotel and awoken to the gentle chiming of the Minster Bells since 1080.

The beds, not unlike works of art, certainly have something to do with it. Just take the Georgian staircase to the Edwards Suite, or peek at the William IV four poster bed in the Willoughby!

Suites with windows overlooking the medieval York City Walls, freestanding bathtubs or double walk-in monsoon showers offer the perfect place to retire - after filling up on Nyetimber English sparkling wine and a delicious supper. 

Low Mill Guest House - Yorkshire Dales 

On England's shortest river sits a Yorkshire watermill which, from the outside, looks like all others. Except it's not. Lovingly restored to full working order, today you'll find king size wooden sleigh beds and freestanding copper baths where sacks of corn were once piled inside. 

Bedrooms which boast historic hoists and large pulley wheels and original ceiling features make for a rather splendid setting!  

Today Low Mill Guest House is a home-from-home for cyclists, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, who use it as a base to explore the Yorkshire Dales near the market town of Bainbridge.

Shepherds Hut – Bilsdale

If you're anything like us, there's nothing more relaxing than a bed in the middle of Yorkshire. So that's exactly what you'll get. This secluded, one-of-a-kind hut in Bilsdale is the perfect spot for some relaxation. Hand-built by local craftsmen, it comes complete with a wood burner, BBQ and food hamper full of treats.

Time it right, and lambs will be your neighbours here. Whether you wander the Cleveland Way, fish in the lake, go pony trekking or head into market towns, there’s plenty to do.

There are many more amazing places to stay in Yorkshire, we could talk about them all day, but hopefully we’ve given you some inspiration next time you’re looking for a Yorkshire getaway.

Technically the best beds in Yorkshire are Bed Guru ones! We supply homes and hotels all across the world with quality beds and mattresses.

Nothing compares to the comfort of your own bed. If you want to find out more about our range of beds and mattresses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  

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Cover image copyright Lee Roberts licenced for use under Creative Commons. Walton Hall image copyright Gav HarrisonGrays Court York image copyright Olivia Brabbs. Neither are to be republished. 


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