The Burgoyne Hotel
, On The Green, Reeth, Swaledale.
The Burgoyne Hotel stands majestically on Reeth’s idyllic village green, with exceptional views across the moors of Swaledale and Fremington Edge - some of the most breathtaking of the Yorkshire Dales. It is a beautiful location to relax and unwind.
The elegant interiors have a special period charm typical of a Georgian country house and the fireplace in one of the two drawing rooms is even believed to pre-date the original house. There are plenty of magazines, books and games to help you unwind.
The 1783 Bar and Restaurant (named, as you've probably guessed, from the date of the building of the hotel) delivers high-quality cuisine in the elegant dining room that looks out onto the green and the moors beyond. The restaurant menu brings adventurous, authentic dishes that incorporate the chef’s particular brand of cooking that he has developed in multiple AA rosette restaurants. For just a snack, guests can order light-bites and lunches while having a drink or two in the smartly renovated bar.
All the guest bedrooms offer ultimate comfort with features, fittings and fabrics that reflect the high standards found throughout the Burgoyne Hotel. There is one large superior twin bedroom on the ground floor for easy accessibility. All other bedrooms are on the first and second floors and include a four poster room and a spacious suite. Every bedroom is equipped with flatscreen televisions, DVD players, digital radios, wi-fi internet access, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryers. Nine of the bedrooms offer wonderful south-facing views towards the dramatic Yorkshire moors of Grinton and Harkerside. The tenth bedroom, Fremington is a superior double room and looks onto the spectacular Fremington Edge area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Swaledale is a land of stone walls, sheep-grazed pastures, small hamlets, villages, shooting lodges, farmsteads and stone cottages steeped in history yet part of a living landscape. They are farmed by generations of families, managed by gamekeepers, shaped by communities and looked after by those who live and work within the dale today. There are historic castles and abbeys to visit, such as Bolton Castle, synonymous with Mary Queen of Scotts, Middleham Castle, the childhood home of Richard III, Richmond Castle, a Norman stronghold and Fountains Abbey, a spectacular ruined Cistercian monastery with medieval deer park and wonderful grounds. The River Swale is majestic from its source above Keld all the way to Richmond and beyond. The spectacle of waterfalls pop up in all sorts of places like Kisdon and Catrake in Upper Swaledale, Hardraw and Aysgarth in Wensleydale, and the most famous High Force in Teesdale.