Located at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, the historic Grade II* listed Grantley Hall is currently undergoing extensive restoration and will open as a country house hotel in spring 2019.
The multimillion pound restoration project overseen by owners, the Yorkshire-based Sykes family, will see Grantley Hall return to its former glory along with the addition of several new buildings.
Located in the Yorkshire countryside on its own private island, complete with a lake and English-heritage listed Japanese garden, Grantley Hall will offer future guests 47 rooms and suites; seven drinking and dining venues including a fine-dining restaurant; a state-of-the-art wedding and banqueting suit; and a spa.
Andrew McPherson, general manager, said: “We believe Grantley Hall will be one of the UK’s most exceptional five star luxury country house retreat experiences, combining rich heritage and 17th century splendour with beautiful contemporary design and state-of-the-art facilities, all set in the tranquil surroundings of the Yorkshire countryside.”
He added: “We can’t wait to welcome our first guests next spring to mark the beginning of this new and exciting chapter for Grantley Hall.”
Steeped in over 300 years of heritage, Grantley Hall was built by Thomas Norton and his son Fletcher Norton, first Baron Grantley in the 17th century and was based on a Palladian design by English architect Isaac Ware.
Over the years, the property became firmly established on the British country retreat scene, welcoming high profile guests including Queen Mary, the Princess Royal, prominent international businessmen and politicians.