Feversham Arms Hotel – Helmsley, North Yorkshire
A wonderfully spoiling hotel with all the advantages of being in a town, plus stunning countryside on the doorstep. Situated next to the church in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, this former coaching inn, built in lovely old York stone, makes an elegant yet laid-back bolthole, with chic contemporary interiors, in-house art gallery, glossy Verbena Spa and dedicated staff. The food is served in airy restaurant, The Weathervane, and the menu is rooted in Yorkshire, with as many locally sourced and foraged ingredients as possible. Al fresco dining, afternoon tea and more casual lounge options are available, too. It’s worth checking out the packages on offer such as the You & Me Time, which includes overnight accommodation in a room of your choice, a three-course dinner, full breakfast and a 60-minute treatment in the Verbena Spa (aromatherapy room, jacuzzi and heated outdoor pool, steam and sauna, and monsoon shower). The 33 rooms and suites have all the little extras in place, from duck down duvets (unless you prefer sheets and blankets) to huge soft towels.
Doubles from £120
+44 (0)1439 770766; fevershamarmshotel.com