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WHAT WE LOVE...

Within striking distance of the fun and high jinks of Scarborough's seaside resort but away from its noise and bustle, Ox Pasture Hall is an unexpected little country house find. A firm favourite with regulars, who come as much for its highly regarded food as its peace, the former Victorian farmhouse retains a cottagey feel but with a modest country-house style. Many of the bedrooms are pleasantly set around two courtyards some with views over the surrounding woods and fields. Apart from the food and the friendly staff, the spa with luxury spa suites and the pretty English gardens are the hotel's biggest assets, which provide plenty of quiet places to read or enjoy afternoon tea. Dogs are very welcome, too.

THE DETAILS

Location

From the hotel, you have the choice of being able to head to the seaside in one direction, or up onto the moors for walks and far-reaching views in the other.

Set within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, there are plenty of walking trails.
By car: around 1 hour 30 minutes from Leeds, 2 hours 30 minutes from Manchester and 5 hours from London. Free parking on-site.
By train: London Kings Cross to Scarborough (via York) takes 3 hours. The station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

While the pretty gardens make it popular for weddings, this hotel really suits those who want a quiet retreat, with good food and service and an easy drive to the seaside. After a day exploring Scarborough's busy seafront and the steep climb up to the castle, it was lovely to be able to quickly return to the slower pace and peace of the hotel.

Service & Facilities

The gardens are a delight to discover with gazebos, rose-covered pergolas, little stone seats and quiet corners. The staff go out of their way to make sure guests are happy and comfortable.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Dogs are welcome and provided with a blanket, bed, bowl and treat

Rooms

The courtyard rooms overlooking the fields and woodland are very restful and feel extremely private. All the bathrooms are spacious enough to contain both a bath and shower.

Classic Room, Deluxe Room, Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, desk, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The wine selection mixes the popular crowd-pleasers with the less well-known, and all are pleasantly well-priced. The dessert choice is far too tempting to ignore - from a handsome Yorkshire rhubarb crumble to lemon curd soufflé and dark chocolate pavé.

The Courtyard: modern British cuisine, locally sourced produce. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Evening set menu from £38.
The Bistro: gastropub, British classics and family favourites. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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