Hackness Grange Country House Hotel
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... have taken photos inside but of course we had to respect the privacy of the family who lived there, opening their house up to the public. There was also a magnificent garden on the grounds but unfortunately we didn't have time to see it. From here we made our way to the Angel of the North, Britain's largest sculpture and possibly the largest angel sculpture in the world. I think it goes without saying it was HUGE!! Well ...
... deal. I imagine at times it will be so unbelievably different to anything I've seen before and at times depressingly familiar.....but I can't wait to drink it all in and live every second.
So if you want to see how the home girl fares in the Volunteer State strap in for the ride and I'll try and bring you the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the next couple of weeks as the Fearsome Four wind their way through some Southern Hospitality!
... cafe and decide to be moderately good by not ordering a cake. Ian joins me and guess what, he has purchased a delicious scone. I am indignantly righteous. My hair trim also turns out to be pricey although it's a good cut - we are obviously out of touch! We return to the campsite for lunch. It is now cold and wet. What to do on such a miserable afternoon? We decide to visit Nunnington Hall which is not too far from us. It turns out to be more interesting than expected. I have had ...
... br> The nearby town of Helmsley had a great castle and a museum; this could be followed up by a coffee and a slice of cake. There is the Galtries centre for those who enjoy a sense of community, or walks round the well-kept town and fields
An I sit on the park bench I look around myself at the busy hum of the sleepy town, I hear visitors ...
... storage cupboard to investigate further - he assumes the screws must be on the back. Wrong! And now the 240v is buggered too. Light...I can manage without. Heat...no way!
Ian disappears, black box under arm. Campsite owner says he can use his workshop and tools. Ian drills out the rivets and fixes the 240v supply. He also works out why our leisure battery doesn't work. Something we have paid Wokingham Caravans to fix twice and they have ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hackness Grange Country House Hotel
Just returned after a two night stay which cost just £35 per person per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Just got back from a great weekend at Hackness Grange. We were worried at first after reading the reviews. What we wanted was a relaxing break with good food and wine and relaxing surroundings. What we wanted was what we got. The only low point was when we had to leave. Yes it was expensive, but views and surroundings like we had, come at a price. All we have to do now is to decide when to go again.
Watch for the price increase when booking!
We tried to book this hotel - we paid a deposit for a room for a two night break and received a confirmation letter giving us a price, but when they asked us for the balance the price had massively increased.
When we challenged them they claimed the original price was wrong, despite it being an agreed amount confirmed by them in writing! We asked them to hounour their original price but they refused.
The manager we spoke to was thoroughly unpleasant. In the end we cancelled the booking.
Avoid this hotel!
Nice situation, could do so much better
Hackness grange is beautifully situated, and the exterior is impressive and promising, but as you walk through the front door the institutional smell of left over lunch is all pervading. The place needs a facelift - big time. The pool is scruffy, the bedrooms on the small side, and the dining room, which looks wonderful, suffered from very erratic service at breakfast time - didn't dare try dinner (but apparently the chef was "from an agency"). The receptionist recommended the Everley, a pub about a kilometre away, as a good spot for dinner - and it was fantastic, in fact a must-know for anyone planning a stay at Hackness Grange. Overpriced, and doesn't deliver what it says on the tin.
Having stated that this was to be our 30th wedding anniversary stay on three occasions and that I wanted a special room, we ended up in a room above the car park and delivery area. Food smelled awful and service appauling. Lots of complaints from everyone. Intend to write a letter of complaint to English Rose.
The building and setting are beautiful. In a national park, wildlife and walking is great. View from the rooms spectacular you are by a lake and in a forest. Our room was bright, light and airy if a little chintzy. We were in the courtyard no.17. Rooms 3 & 4 are also excellent.
We did a round trip in Northern England with our three teenagers and Hackness Grange was the most expensive hotel of the five hotels that we visited, but by far the worst. It is run down and dirty. The cutlery on the breakfast table was stained with food left-overs and when we complained we earned a disdainful look of the waitress. The breakfast was incomplete or bowls already empty and not refilled at 8 o 'clock in the morning. The jacuzzi stated in the Best Western brochures and the hotels own website was not existing. When we refused to pay the five star price, that did not even meet a three star standard, it needed long and intense discussions (two hours) and telephones until we got a deduction.
Nice Weekend Break Hotel
Good hotel in a great location, within a 10 minute drive of Scraborough, but blisfully peaceful due to its location in the North York Moors. The hotel itself has a good feel. gorgeous buildings and beautifully kept grounds. Inside needs a slight update its looking a bit tired in parts. Staff are a bit hit and miss, ranging from extremely helpful to completely miserable!!. All in all a reasonably priced nice hotel but dont expect to be bowled over!!
One of the best
I have stayed in hotels all over Britain and the Hackness Grange is one of the best. The hotel is situated in a fine country house, with spacious accommodation in the house itself and in the adjacent converted stable buildings. The house is set in its own grounds in a very picturesque area.
The hotel is decorated to a very high, tasteful standard. The food is good and the staff are very helpful.