Group accommodation in Yorkshire
Date Posted: 30/03/2016
Where to stay in Yorkshire for groups who love the dales.
Yorkshire has something for everyone, no matter what your group’s interests are. Groups who love their history will enjoy a visit to the old town of York, whereas those who enjoy more active days out can choose from hiking, biking and off-road adventures around the moors.
But after a long day of exploring, groups will need a comfortable place to rest of an evening.
This set of self-catering lodges is ideal for groups wanting to get closer to nature. The lodges are constructed from pine logs from the forests of Finland and Norway.
The Timberlodge sleeps up to 48 people, whereas the other three lodges are ideal for smaller groups or as add-ons.
Facilities include a book library , and outside there’s a patio that doubles up as an outdoor dining area with outdoor seating, a barbeque, and a children’s play area. Food can be ordered in from a local caterer, and dogs are welcome in some of the lodges, also.
Nearby attractions include Malham Tarn Estate for activities such as biking, horse riding, shooting, fishing and walking amidst the lakes, waterfalls and countryside.
The 17th century manor house East Riddlesden Hall is also nearby, as well as the family theme park Flamingo Land.
Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Hemsley
For something with a bit of luxury, groups should arrange a stay at the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa.
The retreat is surrounded by countryside and can sleep up to 54. Indoor facilities include a Jacuzzi hot tub, a sauna, a steam room and a beauty spa, whereas outside, groups will find outdoor seating, a patio and outdoor dining area and a heated swimming pool.
This hotel is ideal for groups wanting a bit of relaxation, as the spa also features an aromatherapy room, a monsoon feature shower and a foot spa.
However, those wanting to do more than just relax will find plenty to do in the surrounding areas of Hemsley. Groups can try their hands at shooting, fishing, Segway gliding, or riding on off road quads at Outdoor Experiences, and also nearby is Newby Hall and Gardens, which is the home of the Compton family.
Thornton Lodge, Wensleydale
This bed and breakfast-come-country house is found in 13 acres of grounds above the River Ure in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and can sleep up to 18, which makes it ideal for smaller groups.
Nearby attractions include Thorp Perrow, which is an arboretum, woodland garden and birds of prey and mammal centre, Brimham Rocks and, in May and September, the Parkland Alfresco Food Festival.
Groups can book catering with an outside chef if they desire.
The Townhouses Scarborough, Scarborough
These two townhouses are situated next door to each other and sleep either 12 each or 24 people altogether. Each house has its own patio area with a hot tub, and additional tables can be provided for either if both townhouses are booked together, allowing groups to eat together.
The houses have modern kitchen areas, following a major refurbishment, and each bedroom has both an en-suite and a smart TV.
The beach is just a five minute walk away from The Townhouses and the town centre can be reached within a mere ten minutes.
North Bay beach has an open air theatre, a water park and a tree rope climb attraction in the form of North Bay Railway’s Sky Trial Adventure.
Hill Top Farm Bunk Barn, Malham
This bunk style self-catering group accommodation sleeps up to 32 in the Yorkshire Dales. The traditional dales barn has retained its historic character and is split into four levels, making it ideal for larger groups.
The first floor offers a combined lounge, kitchen and dining room, with views over Malhamdale.
The barn is surrounded by countryside meaning there are walks for all abilities in the area, as well as two pubs in the centre of the nearby village. Nearby attractions include Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Malham Tarn.