The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton: a destination defined by experience

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The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Skipton: a destination defined by experience

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

Nestled in the heart of a 1,400-acre estate, The Coniston is where you’ll find delicious dining showcasing the hotel’s Yorkshire roots, a luxury, multi-award-winning spa, and beautiful accommodation that boasts stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales and estate lake. The Coniston is home to one of the UK’s best shooting grounds, Land Rover Experience, and a collection of elegant event spaces that are perfect for all manner of celebrations. The Coniston offers dining at AA Rosette awarded, The View restaurant, as well as spa restaurant, Blossom Kitchen.

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa


Taste of Wellness Experience

Arrive at the renowned Nàdarra Spa for a ‘Taste of Wellness Experience’ which is designed to treat the body from the inside out. Guests can select one experience from a choice of three 60-minute treatments to target their chosen wellness goals:

Aromatherapy Associates – Relax and Sleep Ritual Body Treatment

Award-winning essential oil blends will sedate, calm and ground, to induce a serious state of relaxation. This hero treatment incorporates guided breathing and inhalations, while massage techniques and warmed products are used to bring peace and calm. Following your treatment enjoy a two-course menu with dishes infused with sleep-inducing properties, served in Blossom Kitchen.

Sothys – Blossom Ritual Face and Body Treatment

Both sophisticated and nourishing, this ritualistic treatment begins with a back, neck and shoulder massage, followed by an express facial, all while using the delicate fragrances of cherry blossom and lotus to ensure a completely immersive experience. Following your treatment, enjoy a two-course menu, with dishes infused with cherry blossom, served in Blossom Kitchen.

Ishga – Face and Body Experience

Be invigorated with a back, neck and shoulder massage combining a powerful detoxifying seaweed body oil, infused with lemongrass, juniper and rose geranium. This is followed by an express facial that includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising, using a powerful blend of organic seaweed high in antioxidants with anti-ageing benefits. After your treatment, enjoy a two-course menu served in Blossom Kitchen with dishes infused with antioxidants, seaweed, lemongrass and juniper.

Prepare to fully immerse the senses and escape reality for a while with a two-hour spa journey; seek solace in the outdoor infinity pools, rejuvenate both body and soul with the infrared sauna, salt sauna and aromatherapy steam room.

After a day of pure bliss, beauty sleep calls, with a spa gift tailored to your treatment. Then it’s time to retreat to your room for an evening of peace with a sense of contentment.

Wake the next morning feeling invigorated and renewed in time to head to AA Rosette The View restaurant for a leisurely Yorkshire breakfast before heading home.

From £439 per room.

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa


Spring Foodie Break

Arrive at The Coniston for your transfer to local award-winning cheese supplier, The Courtyard Dairy. Take a tour of the dairy and bring home a selection of local cheeses.

Enjoy a stroll around the pretty, local market town, settle where you can pick up some award-winning pork pies! Enjoy a tour of neighbouring Otterbeck Distillery which is known for its creation of Cotton Gin.

Return to the hotel to refresh for an enjoyable evening ahead with pre-dinner drinks. Savour local produce and local landscapes with dinner at The View, with a bottle of house wine.

After a wonderful day, fall into a deep slumber in one of the hotel’s fresh, modern and contemporary rooms, and wake up to a leisurely breakfast with the best rolling views in Yorkshire.

From £349 per room.

All offers available on stays until 31 May 2024.

We visited in February and stayed in a Dales room, which is one of The Coniston’s newest, most premium room types. It was beautifully decorated with the highest furnishings and technology, including infrared heating, which we’ve never experienced before and it was

located behind a piece of art on one of the walls. Interesting! The Dales rooms offer guests an incredible outlook over the estate and lake, and spa access is available for a supplement if you’ve not booked a spa package.

After a pleasant drive, we checked in and went straight to Blossom Kitchen for our lunch. The restaurant is small, with a beautiful faux Blossom tree and hotel guests having lunch and chit-chatting in their dressing gowns after their spa visit.

We enjoyed starters of oyster mushrooms and crispy beef, followed by mains of salmon, and beef blade, with a side dish of crispy kale – all washed down with a couple of glasses of rose prosecco. Blossom Kitchen makes use of the local produce that is on their doorstep, fusing Yorkshire ingredients with an Asian flair – both nutritious and indulgent.

Following lunch, the hotel manager took us for a drive around the vast estate. We passed the manor house where Mr and Mrs Bannister, the hotel’s owners, live; the lake with its ducks, swans, pheasants and hares enjoying the land and water; the shooting grounds; and the Land Rover experience. We even bumped into Mr Bannister as he was enjoying walking his dog on his estate.

After a relaxing few hours, we made our way to dinner at The View restaurant, which is surrounded by panoramic windows where you can look out onto The Coniston’s very own lake and the spectacular scenery of the Dales.

The waitress seated us by the central feature of the restaurant – the log fire, where we opted for a bottle of prosecco and browsed yet another menu! I chose the stuffed onion starter, followed by the sirloin steak and a side of crispy kale, while Salim went for pan-fried scallops, followed by pan-fried, oven-roasted cod with a side of carrots in roast garlic and thyme. As much as we were ‘pleasantly stuffed’, we were encouraged by our lovely waiter to try the smoked white chocolate dessert, which didn’t disappoint.

After a comfortable night, we were ready for a hearty Yorkshire breakfast, so off we went to The View, once more. We both opted for a full vegetarian breakfast before our planned walk around the lake, which takes around 45 mins. TIP: If you plan to walk around the lake, make sure you take your wellies!

All in all, a wonderful stay with the most delicious food. The staff in all areas of the hotel are some of the most lovely, friendly staff I’ve ever met. You can see they are happy in their jobs – most live locally, and some have worked there for many years. There is a real community feel, and the local community eat and drink in the hotel too.

We will most definitely return, but after so much delicious food, we will have to shed a few pounds first!

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa 

Coniston Cold,


North Yorkshire


Tel: 01756 748080