Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AJ, England

Fodor’s Expert Review

Originally a 17th-century coaching inn, this luxurious country-house hotel near the River Wharfe is an easy walk from Bolton Abbey. A modern wing has guest rooms in a contemporary style, while rooms in the original main house are more traditional. These are tastefully decorated with antiques, four-poster beds, perfectly chosen textiles, and memorabilia from Chatsworth House, the Derbyshire seat of the Duke of Devonshire, who owns the hotel. The elegant Burlington restaurant has earned numerous awards; its six-course tasting menu uses game and fish from the estate. The brasserie serves more moderately priced fare. There's also a lovely spa with an indoor swimming pool in a 17th-century barn.

PROS

  • one of the region's best hotels
  • real country-house atmosphere
  • great restaurant

CONS

  • you pay for all that charm
  • some new wing rooms small
  • older rooms a bit dated

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01756-710441

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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