Chance to hire iconic Yorke Arms as your own country house in the Dales

One of the Dales' most famous village dining out spots is to offer itself up for hire during the pandemic in a show of Yorkshire ingenuity and determination during the Covid-19 pandemic..

Friday, 10th July 2020, 2:11 pm
Updated Friday, 10th July 2020, 2:20 pm
Owner Jonathan Turner:TheYorkeArmshas been a hostelry for over 100 years and the team are excited to move forward and ensure that legacy evolves and stays alive."

Having temporarily closed following Government guidance, The Yorke Arms at Ramsgill in Nidderdale has announced that it is now a country house available for private hire.

The aim is that this gorgeous 18th century coaching house which boasts 18 elegant rooms will become an informal, homely and welcoming space for guests to enjoy with a large number of possibilities for private bespoke events and overnight stays.

Owner Jonathan Turner said: “The Yorke Arms has been a hostelry for over 100 years and the team are excited to move forward and ensure that legacy evolves and stays alive.

"Yes these are challenging times for all but we are determined not to let recent events prevent our guests from enjoying the enviable location and stunning interiors.

"This is Yorkshire. We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and move on.”

With 17 individually styled Yorkshire-proud bedrooms with en-suites, The Yorke Arms can comfortably accommodate 33 guests overnight and many more during the day or evening.

The living areas have been remastered including a new super comfy lounge with inviting sofas to gather around a roaring open fire or television for the big match.

Michelin star chef Frances Atkins, who has been the driving force behind the Yorke Arms for the last 22 years, said, “With Jonathan’s entrepreneurial vision the Yorke Arms will go from strength to strength.

"The comfort and atmosphere lends itself to the new offering and we need to continually adapt in uncertain times.

"Guest best interests have to be first and foremost and they can totally relax with ease and enjoyment.”

In eager anticipation of the future, the Yorke Arms team have worked diligently to prepare for the “new normal”.

Situated in the heart of Nidderdale valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Yorke Arms is nestled at the end of the Gouthwaite reservoir, in normal times drawing visitors from around the world to its stunning moorlands and tapestry of meadow.

The primary goal of its new initiative is to continue to maintain a high level of health and safety for guests and to deliver exceptional experiences.

The dining room is now a versatile place for all guests to eat together and works equally as well for a boardroom meeting or a wedding ceremony room.

The outdoor space to the rear of The Yorke Arms has been adapted and affords a great open space for children to play and there are plans to reinstate the tennis court for the more active guests with the kitchen garden for the more reflective and tranquil.

The experienced hospitality team will provide the perfect culinary offering, and experiences to match.

The bar can either be stocked and staffed or guests can bring their own.

The only limit to the possibilities of a staycation at The Yorke Arms is the imagination of the guests.

From picnics to fish and chips to Frances Atkins fine dining, anything is possible, and flexibility and variety will be key, with all parts of The Yorke Arms, including the well-stocked historic wine cellar exclusively available to guests.

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