You’ll remember that last week we told you al about a wonderful hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, called the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel. We were lucky enough to stay over night at the Ox Pasture and this is how we found it…
The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is beautiful and I think that I can safely say, it took our breath away as we drove up to the hall and the finally arrived. Set amongst the North Yorkshire Moors in seventeen acres of land, it is incredibly striking. The rolling hills are all manner of greens and the woodlands in the area are filled with the sights and sounds of Yorkshire nature at it’s best.
The hotel feels welcoming immediately, a home from home, warm and cosy. Exposed beams and brick fill you with the sense of country life and a log fire that burns in the bar lounge just adds to the atmosphere. A feeling of history greets you at every turn, showing a real love of the property from its owners.
Everyone at The Ox Pasture Hotel are extremely friendly, helpful and all together rather lovely. From the moment of check in they were attentive, making sure that we had everything we needed you see we, (my husband and I) took our four-legged friend Hendrix with us, it was his first time staying away from home, apart from a hospital stay, so he was extremely excited. The staff did not bat an eyelid though, when he was eagerly trying to kiss them or when he wasn’t too sure about something and growled (not like him), they took it in their stride and reassured him! Even gave him a few treats!
The room we stayed in was the Tadcaster Suite and it was amazing. As part of a new addition to the country house, the Tadcaster was in keeping with the historic home, whilst holding its own in the modern world too.
Comfortable, homely and luxurious, The Ox Pasture Hall owners have managed to strike a perfect balance between old and new. With a bed hat you want to stay in forever and a sofa that lets you sink into it with ease, the furniture is just one of the many plus points in the rooms.
The bathroom is incredible and just a luxurious retreat away from the norm, unless of course you have waterfall taps and a bath that Hulk Hogan could easily disappear into, not to mention the stylish, yet vintage looking shower.
The rooms also have two TVs, a stereo and desk. You can take CDs, DVDs or plug in your phones and tablets to stay connected with the world using the free WiFi.
As I previously mentioned The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is set amongst the glorious rolling hills of the Yorkshire Moors, deep woodland and seventeen acres of private land for you to explore. Even though it is firmly seated in the stunning Yorkshire countryside, the hotel is just minutes from the Scarborough coastline, where gorgeous beaches, promenades and fish ‘n’ chips await you!
The options that you have at the hotel are really impressive – have a casual meal in The Bistro or Bar, you can even dine alongside you furry friends, as we did with Hendrix, or you can spend your meal times in the Courtyard Restaurant for an A La Carte dining experience.
The food is divine and it doesn’t matter if you have any dietary requirements, the hotel are happy to accommodate, in fact they went above and beyond for us, given that I have Coeliac Disease (an Autoimmune illness that makes my body attack itself if I consume gluten), so I have a very strict diet that must not contain any wheat, gluten, rye or barley. Everything was prepared with care and attention, I was advised which items would pose a problem, but every issue was met with a solution meaning I could pick anything from the menus and feel safe eating it.
All in all The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel was an incredible, relaxing and wonderful place to stay, a quiet retreat that feel like a home away from home, but with that added country house style luxury!