Hotel in Yorkshire
4-Star Country Hotel & Golf Course
Set amongst picturesque grounds and stunning greenery, Oulton Hall is a magnificent converted manor house that offers a unique twist of historic charm and swish amenities.
Just a 20 minute journey from Leeds city centre, this country retreat offers guests modern spa facilities, a 27 hole charming golf complex and an authentic drawing room, perfect for Afternoon Tea or glass of champagne overlooking the terrace and the ideal place for a relaxing, romantic weekend away or group golf day out.
With its peaceful country environment and friendly, highly trained staff, Oulton Hall finds itself booked up nearly every day over the summer months for weddings and summer parties. With a variety of spaces to choose from, each with antique chandeliers, high ceilings and beautiful views overlooking the grounds, you are quite literally spoilt for choice.
The guest rooms are undeniably beautiful, from the premium authentic suites to the more standard rooms; all offer the height of comfort and are kitted out with Egyptian cotton bed linen, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs, not to mention impeccable room service.
The converted manor house has kept many of its traditional rooms with inter-connecting suites suitable for bridal parties and families, yet still offers its refreshed standard Deluxe rooms and has recently introduced more modern, contemporary 'Chambre Uniques', offering that little bit extra. Chic, crisp with a light finish, the beds are heaven to sleep in with modern bedrooms complete with luxurious spa toiletries.
You have two restaurants to choose from when it comes to dining. The Claret Jug has a more relaxed atmosphere located in the golf house with a decked out balcony overlooking the grounds. It offers a simple, traditional menu which can be enjoyed in plush leather sofas in front of huge, flat screen TVs. It is perfect for golfers to drop in for a drink but equally attracts guests who want to dine somewhere more in the open.
Set in the heart of the hotel, the Calverley Grill has a more upmarket and classy ambience, offering a mouth-watering menu made from deliciously fresh locally sourced ingredients. Friday and Saturday evenings are nearly always fully booked not only with hotel guests but with locals who are frequent guests, so be sure to make a reservation in good time.
It is worth mentioning that the hotel is dog friendly, so much so that it kits out ground floor rooms with balcony’s leading out onto the greenery. The maids also make sure that upon arrival, the rooms are complete with doggy bowls, comfy beds, a toy and treats! Perfect for all your pooch’s needs.
Whether you are enjoying a traditional Yorkshire Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room, sipping Champagne on the outside terrace or indulging yourself in the Spa at The Oulton Club, the unique atmosphere is so inviting and natural, that any stay at Oulton Hall will be most memorable.
The staff are absolutely delightful and will enhance anyone's stay or visit to the hotel. From Ian, the most friendly and helpful concierge to the head butler, meeting every random request in the Drawing Room, and not forgetting the head housemaid ensuring that even doggy water bowls and beds are kept in tip-top condition in the rooms.
Jenifer Howard is a London based freelance writer
Photographs courtesy of Oulton Hall
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Related Activity||Relaxation, Golf|
|Services||Free High Speed Internet, Free Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Health Spa, Family Friendly, Conference Rooms, Wedding / Personal Event|
|Dress Code||Smart Casual|
|Ambience||Incredible Staff, Elegant|
|Number of Rooms||152 rooms & suites|
113 Double and Twin Bedded Rooms; Chambre Unique Rooms; Junior and Queen Suites.
This 18th century former family mansion can be found off a long, winding driveway, nestled amongst beautiful landscape gardens. Antique statues and old wooden staircases keep the authentic original ambience, whilst the newly renovated rooms, state of the art spa and a 27 hole golf complex give the building a more contemporary feel.
The Calverley Grill, the hotel’s main restaurant, mains start at £16 and on average you would be looking at £40 for a three-course dinner. Summer packages in the spa start at around £60 with deluxe bridal ones available to.
Last updated on 02-10-2015