Perhaps you, too, have found yourself sighing wistfully at the many rustic cabins and cosy treehouse hotels plastered across Instagram and Pinterest. You know the ones- those picturesque havens of hygge that’ll cost you an arm and a leg and have you living off noodles and stale bread for the rest of the year.
To that end, we’ve gone and found some of the cosiest and most luxurious stays in Yorkshire where you can treat yourself and treat your wallet at the same time. If you’re hoping for the sort of hygge that you don’t have to book a flight for, these are for you.
Dale Farm Treehouse
If you want to indulge your childhood treehouse nostalgia, here’s your chance. Clamber up into your treetop cabin, where you’ll find a proper shower, a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and a pillow-soft double bed. If you’re the hiking type, head to the nearby walking trails at Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast. Or just curl up on your deck with its log burning fire and rediscover what stars look like without the thick light pollution you’ve become accustomed to.
Want to spend the night in a castle? Hazlewood Castle is set back in 77 acres of tranquil parkland, with a history that pre-dates 1086. With its own chapel, the former monastery offers cosy rooms, with beds that are decorated in swathes of luxury linen. Some of the best rooms are in the St. Leonard’s part of the castle, which is accessed through a secret door in the library. It’s like Inception, but with a few more paper cuts.
Book in here.
Swinton Park Hotel
With 4 red stars and 3 rosettes awarded by the AA for its facilities, this is the highest rated hotel in Yorkshire. If it’s payday, book into one of the signature suites, which boast sumptuous views across the deer park and gardens. If you get bored of the hotel luxury (as if) then you can always try one of the meadow yurts. Cosy up in your rustic room which looks out across the Yorkshire wilderness and blast the wood-fired stove to keep your tootsies toasty. Mind you, there’s no Wi-Fi here so if you’re living a hyper-tech life, those Snapchat selfies will just have to wait.
This positively palatial Crathorne Hall is the place to head if you like the idea of a world where jeans and trainers are banned, and jackets must be worn by gentlemen at dinner. The vast country hall was originally built in the early 1900s and has hosted the likes of Harold Macmillan, John Cleese and the Queen Mother. Well, if it’s good enough for them. The Drawing Room offers a space to relax, read the papers by the fire, or curl up with a book on one of the comfy sofas.
North Star Club
North Star Club is the sort of woodsy retreat you’d expect to find in the American outback – acres of untamed forest, cosy lodges, and marshmallows being toasted on an open fire. Awash with rustic opulence, this forest escape is decked out with everything your little Boho-chic heart desires. Homey rooms with plush fur throws, flickering candlelight and homely, Kinfolk-esque furnishings. There’s a communal chill out area with an outdoor fire pit. Snuggle up with cup of tea and homemade slice of cake based on an honesty system. There’s also Wi-Fi for those of you not ready to give up Netflix just yet.
The Crown Hotel
Over three centuries old, The Crown is one of Harrogate’s grand dame hotels. Snugly located in the Montpellier Quarter, it oozes traditional old-world charm. There are fresh-cut flowers and soft Chesterfield sofas in the foyer which leads into the sumptuously decorated Churchill Suite. With massively high ceilings, oak panelled walls, stained-glass windows and cosy woollen blankets in every room, you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in Regency Yorkshire – albeit with proper plumbing and 24-hour room service.
Book a Murder Mystery break here.
Built in 1824, this grade II Georgian manor stands smugly atop a sweeping drive. You’ll find walls peppered with paintings, antique furnishings, and sort of grand dining room that would make Gatsby weep. Rooms are traditionally decorated, with beautiful exposed beams and breathtaking views across the sprawling grounds. On an evening, cosy up by the flickering fireplace and rest well in the knowledge that you’re spending the night in one of Yorkshire’s cosiest hotels.