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Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM
12.30pm-2pm (every day except Monday)
3pm- 6pm Mon- Sat
*From 5th September 2022, Samuels will be closed for dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays, The Terrace restaurant will remain open 7 days per week
Private parking available
The hotel have two electric vehicle charging ports, these are free to residents and must be booked in advance. Cars must be brought to the charge points by the owner.
Ramp, ground floor disabled toilet, additional bedroom equipment, deaf and alarm, four bedrooms with additional hand rails and access Lift in the main building, the coach house does not have a lift but does have a selction of ground floor rooms. The coach house is a separate building to the main castle.
All 30 bedrooms have room for a cot, with space for a z-bed or another cot in most of our rooms, and all four suites have sofa-beds. Cots are charged at £40 per night. For a real fairytale experience try the Turret suite set on three circular floors!
Children under 8 years are not permitted in Samuel's Restaurant. Children aged 8 and over are welcome to eat from the restaurant menu in Samuel's. There is also a children's menu, which can be served as room service or in one of the ground floor public rooms. We are always very happy to puree, blend or warm up food, or to cater for any special requests for those with particular tastes.
With a playroom full of toys including an XBox (which converts into a private cinema) and a boot room full of kites, bikes and other outdoor games, there is no shortage of entertainment. There is also an outdoor play area and hours of walking in the parkland. Children can use the pool from 9:30am – 10am and 4:30pm – 5:30pm, with adult supervision.
The charges for bed and breakfast for children sharing rooms with an adult are £40 per child.
Swinton Estate is one of the largest estates in England, situated in North Yorkshire and stretching from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland Dales.
Thye have a wide range of active pursuits at the Estate in the great outdoors from shooting to walking, to horse riding to mountain biking and from falconry to fishing.
Access to the countryside on the Estate comprises an extensive network of approximately 63 miles of public footpaths and bridlepaths (please see an OS map for detailed routes), with car parking available at Nutwith Woods, Druid's Temple, Gollinglith Foot, Leighton Reservoir, Roomer Common, Ellington Firth and Masham Town Square.
Private spa and treatment rooms, Cookery School, Bird of Prey Centre, shooting, golf, fishing, horse riding, walking.
If you are heading out exploring the Yorkshire countryside and venturing onto the Swinton Estate, we have picnics to help you enjoy your day. There is also a Bothy Hut on the moors for those wanting to enjoy some shelter with great views in the summer and a blazing fire in the winter.* Picnics are only available to hotel residents and are bookable in advance.
Rucksack Picnic for the more active
£12.50 per person
The packed lunch contains a selection of freshly cut sandwiches, kettle chips, fruitcake, Yorkshire cheese, a selection of fruit and shortbread. We also include orange juice and bottled water.
Swinton Hamper for those wanting a more relaxed affair!
£18.50 per person
The hamper contains Yorkshire Ham with Walled Garden Chutney, homemade breads, pates and olives, Yorkshire cheeses, fresh scones with clotted cream and local strawberry jam and fruit cake. We also provide you with orange juice and bottled water.
Deluxe Hamper for a little indulgence
Along with the food provided in our Swinton Hamper, they also offer Smoked Salmon with fresh lemon and a supply of hot soup and tea & coffee.
*Please note that there is a hire charge for the use of the Bothy Hut (which includes the delivery of the picnic to the hut leaving you un-encumbered to enjoy your walking, or a lift there and back), and it is available for guests ordering any of the picnic options. The charge is £25 for groups of up to four, and £45 for groups of five or more. Prices correct at time of writing. Please contact our reservations team on 0845 2871 005 to arrange.
History of the hotel
Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy a traditional, yet informal stately home experience.
Rooms are furnished with antiques and family portraits, with the warmth and grandeur of a traditional English country house.
All rooms are dog friendly. Charge of £25 per dog per night and are welcome in all public areas where food is not served
Green Tourism Gold Award
Installed a wood-chip boiler, which is used to provide all heating and hot water requirements. This avoids the use of oil and, as it uses a renewable energy source, it is a carbon neutral operation. All residual waste is used for a "waste to energy" scheme which means it is treated at the Thirsk plant and then shipped to Rotterdam where it is incinerated to create hot water for local manufacturing plants and electricity that is fed into the grid.