Imagine towering ceilings, intricately crafted chandeliers and black marble columns and you’ll have an idea of the Grade II-listed charms of the mid-18th century Oulton Hall. The hotel’s 150 sumptuous guest rooms offer inviting bathrobes, luxury toiletries and a variety of teas from Taylors of Harrogate. If you’re celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, upgrade to a King’s Suite – located in the historic part of the hotel, these spacious rooms feature separate lounges, chandeliers and full use of the complimentary minibar.
Relish the feeling of hot stones against your tender muscles or nurture your skin with a lifting facial at Oulton Hall’s lavish spa. With everything from long-lasting gel manicures and pedicures to bespoke aromatherapy massage using personalised therapeutic oils, treatments here are designed to make you feel cared for. Elegant facilities, which include a heated pool, sauna and steam room, provide a tranquil ambience in which to relax, with soft lighting, fragrant candles and plush leather furnishings setting the tone. For the ultimate treat with a partner or friend, hire the VIP suite for an hour or a full day – you’ll have your very own private steam room, whirlpool and spa therapist.
The hotel’s evening meals are prepared with locally sourced ingredients from the Yorkshire area and served in the plush Calverley Grill, where dark wood panelling and rich red furnishings create an air of opulence. Sample fare such as the chef’s signature dish – pan-fried Hogget with a vegetable medley and a Madeira jus – or opt for roasted cod fillet in a squid ink bisque. Finish your meal with a rich pudding, like a swirly chocolate fondant or a delicate banana parfait for two.