On entering the hotel the first thing you will notice are the staff, nothing is too much trouble for them, they are polite, helpful and friendly, providing you with all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Checking in was completed very quickly and we booked our evening meal at the same time. The main part of the hotel is like home from home, two lounges both beautifully decorated with quaint ornaments and a real fire, a bar area and bistro where you are allowed to bring your dog. The Courtyard Restaurant is well set out with plenty of room in between tables and overlooks the courtyard and gardens.
Our hotel suite was out of this world, there was just so much room. The open plan living area was well furnished with settee, table and chairs, wardrobe, dressing table with large mirror and tea/coffee facilities.
This led on to the bedroom where the resident queen size bed took pride of place, it was amazingly comfortable and I could have stayed in it all weekend. I loved the décor, from the large acorn, to the hare sculpture, finishing touches to the room just add to the luxury of the hotel.
My favourite part of the suite had to be the bathroom. The bath was large enough for two and had the most amazing tap I have ever seen, the waterfall effect was so soothing. A large open plan shower and two hand basins completed the fully tiled bathroom. Toiletries and towels were provided.
Breakfast was freshly prepared and cooked for each guest and you could also help yourself to fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, pastries and toast.
Whilst in North Yorkshire it is lovely to travel around and visit one of the many beautiful places, from the North Yorkshire Moors to the stunning coastline there is bound to be something to please everyone. Here are a few of my favourites.
The historic seaside town of Whitby, home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey is set on the mouth of the river Esk. Famous for the black gemstone “Jet”, fishing and connections to Dracula I just love to stroll around all the little shopping alleys and sit having a coffee whilst overlooking the harbour.
I spent many happy childhood moments on family holidays in Scarborough and it will always hold special memories of fun times. Beautiful beaches, amusement arcades, amazing fish and chips will appeal to all ages and well worth a visit.
Robin Hoods Bay
This has to be one of the most picturesque villages I have ever visited in the UK. With a history of fishing, smugglers and stunning views it is well worth a visit to explore the alleyways and go fossil hunting on the beach.
Eden Camp at Malton
A visit to the award winning Eden Camp museum will take you back in time to Britain during the war. Eden Camp is set in a old prisoner of war camp that use to hold German and Italian prisoners. There are approximately 30 huts each home to a different topic and something for young and old to explore and enjoy. A junior assault course suitable for children aged 2-12 years is also available, weather permitting.
A town on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors is home to a castle, museum and lots of shops which service both residents and visitors. Pickering station offers you the opportunity to ride on a steam train to Whitby, Grosmonth or Goathland and what better way to see the beautiful coast line.
We had an amazing weekend and will definitely be visiting Ox Pasture Hall again in the future, but this time we will be taking our dog. For a small charge dogs are allowed to stay there too, the only restriction is you have to eat in the Bistro rather than the restaurant, but now there is no need to feel guilty about leaving your best friend at home and he/she too can enjoy a fabulous weekend away.
We stayed as guests of Ox Pasture Hotel but the opinions are entirely our own.