Choose from 11 luxury hotel rooms created in a lockdown project like no other – book with special summer offer
You can easily fall in love with the result of the £1m restoration which has turned back the clock at Wrea Head Hall, nestled on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Returning the historic Carriage House to its former glory has offered a tempting selection of 11 new rooms, which it’s difficult to choose between.
The former chauffeur’s room in the Carriage House courtyard is a tasteful homage to its history, complete with mahogany furniture and Art Deco leather armchairs, complemented by racing pictures, a Jaguar steering wheel and even decorative chequered flag ceramics.
Meanwhile, revamped garages which may have once stored the family Rolls-Royces, have been turned into two deluxe rooms and the former mechanic’s workshop still has its seven-foot inspection pit hidden beneath the sumptuous bed!
Or if you want something more romantic, then the French Room is furnished with antique grey and distressed gilt finish furniture, plus a roll-top bath. Or the Carriage House Suite was literally built around its super-king size carved teak Indian canopy bed from Rajasthan. The former gardener’s cottage and laundry rooms have all been transformed as part of the restoration project.
Special summer offer
Experience Wrea Head Hall for yourself with a special two-night Summer Breeze offer with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast plus complimentary cream tea for two from £459.80 for you and your partner’s stay.
It includes full English breakfast on both mornings, a three-course à la carte dinner on both nights and cream tea on both afternoons. The offer is based on two adults sharing a room and is available until September 30th *. For details visit the website at www.wreaheadhall.co.uk
Restored to former glory for tranquil stays
As you approach the hill-top country house hotel along a sweeping driveway on the outskirts of Scalby village, it’s easy to imagine how it would have looked when it was built in 1881 by MP John Edward Ellis – who married into the famous Rowntree family and was grandson of the chairman of Midland Railway.
His family later gifted Wrea Head Hall to North Riding County Council, as part of the Edith Ellis Education Trust, before it eventually returned to private ownership and became a hotel. But you will find no modern annexe blocks added at the back and now that the stable block has been completed, the four-star hotel looks much like the original building.
Co-owner Gerry Aburrow said: “We have reunited and restored the mansion, gatehouse and Carriage House for the first time in 40 years, completing our initial vision for the estate. Future plans include the addition of a new restaurant and Spa facilities . . .watch this space.”
Fellow owner Mark Giles added: “We have opened vistas and restored the estate so that it looks more like its 1920s photographs than it has for decades. Installing high-quality accommodation with marble bathrooms, contemporary plumbing & fibreoptic Wi-Fi, we can now offer a great stay in a period setting.”
You can now glimpse the Scarborough coastline from the 17-acre grounds and see deer on the front lawn, as well as badgers close to their sett.
Wrea Head Hall is the perfect destination for a tranquil, relaxing Dinner, Bed & Breakfast stay with traditional English seasonal cuisine served in Yorkshire-style generous portions. Only children over 12 are welcome and you will not arrive to find that your peace has been shattered by a wedding party, as the only weddings booked are by private arrangement.
Gerry, who has worked in the international film industry, and Mark have used their extensive travel knowledge staying at some of the top hotels in the world to provide the best experience for guests. This has won them a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, which is only given to the top 10% of hotels worldwide. They have also been number one on Tripadvisor in the Scarborough area for more than a decade.
It is the perfect base to explore the surrounding North York Moors National Park, as well as Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby and Flamborough Head, which is renowned for its puffins.
To choose your room and make your reservation at Wrea Head Hall, Scalby, North Yorkshire YO13 0PB, visit the website at www.wreaheadhall.co.uk