Swinton Park

Swinton ParkAn exclusive 30-bedroom luxury castle hotel. With 4 Red Stars and 3 Rosettes awarded by the AA for excellent facilities, this is the highest rated hotel in Yorkshire. Swinton Park is the ancestral home of the Cunliffe-Lister family and is set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens. The castle is surrounded by the family estate in which guests have access to rivers, reservoirs, moorland, dales and beautiful countryside bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The recently refurbished spa, is equipped with a sauna, jacuzzi and relaxation zone. The 4 treatment rooms offer a wide range of face, body, beauty and complementary therapies, using the [comfort zone] and Jessica ranges of products. The restored Georgian stables have been recently converted into a state-of-the-art cookery school, run by celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager. The hotel has a civil licence for weddings and 5 function rooms equipped for meetings, conferences and presentations.
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The bedrooms, on the first and second floors, are individually designed and decorated on the theme of a Yorkshire town, dale, castle, abbey or garden, according to the aspect of the room. For example, the Harrogate room faces south across the lake and deer park whilst the Richmond room faces east overlooking the gatehouse and driveway. All rooms are equipped with 2 direct dial telephones, CD player, satellite TV, trouser press, drinks tray and coffee and tea making facilities. 5 of the 30 bedrooms are suites and the turret room is on 3 floors with a (steep!) staircase between. A lift serves both the first and second floors. 4 of the en suite bathrooms are equipped for disabled use.

Hotel details

Lavishly furnished, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy a stately home experience, combining the traditional warmth of a family home with all the modern creature comforts of a contemporary hotel. Award-winning cuisine is served in the sumptuously furnished dining room, with an emphasis on the seasonal produce sourced from the hotel's 4 acre walled garden and surrounding estate. The restored Georgian stables have been recently converted into a state-of-the-art cookery school, run by celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager. The following activities are provided at the hotel and in the grounds: archery, art lessons, cookery school, clay pigeon shooting, coracles, cricket, croquet, boules, estate tours, falconry, fishing, golf (9 hole), kite flying model boats, mountain bikes, off road driving, racing stable visits, riding, trekking, riding - UK chaser course, livery and hirelings, rifle and spa, shooting, treasure hunts, orienteering, walking.

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 30 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 15:00 to 23:00
Check-out : 08:00 to 11:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Free Parking
  • Elevator
  • Valet Parking
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Sauna
  • Fitness Centre
  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Fishing
  • Games Room
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Massage
  • Table Tennis
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding


  • Room Service
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Babysitting/Child Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • VIP Room Facilities
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Ironing Service
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN


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Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and costs GBP 5 per hour. 


Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


HG4 4JH Masham, Ripon

Travel information

Directions from the A1: Take the B6267 off of the A1, signposted Thirsk and Masham, and follow the signs to Masham. Once you reach the town centre, follow the road past the Market Square and HSBC Bank. Take the second right onto Swinton Terrace. This road will lead you past Masham Golf Course and up the hill to the gates of Swinton Park.

Area information

There are a wealth of other attractions and activities within an hour's drive of the hotel for you to explore and enjoy. These include Ripon Cathedral (6 km), the spa town of Harrogate (12 km) and Lightwater Valley theme park (6 km).

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 4 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years are charged GBP 20 per night per person for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 20 per night per person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy