Grantley Hall in the Yorkshire Dales has opened including the fine dining restaurant Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall.
Yorkshire-born chef, Rankin – who gained his first Michelin star in 2005 – is returning to his roots to run the restaurant. It showcases local produce cooked in season with his signature twist. At his request and to support his vision for locally sourced sustainable produce, the hotel is developing its own kitchen garden with bee hives and fruit trees within the grounds.
Other gastronomic highlights include a Pan-Asian experience, bar and restaurant EightyEight; a relaxed all-day dining restaurant, Fletchers; The Drawing Room, serving British afternoon tea; a late night Champagne and cocktail bar, Valeria’s and a spa lounge offering nutritious light meals and snacks.
Owner and Yorkshire local, Valeria Sykes has spent the last three and a half years restoring the Grade II listed mansion house back to its original Palladian state using produce and resources available in the county.
The historic property, which opened on July 6, is a member of Relais & Châteaux has 47 rooms and suites. Interiors follow a contemporary country house style, designed to highlight its historic features including original fireplaces, oak panelling and ornate cornicework, with art and furnishings picked by Sykes from local artisans and suppliers. Large bottles of Yorkshire speciality damson gin from Raisthorpe Manor at Malton feature in all bedrooms for guests to sample.
Andrew McPherson, general manager, said: “I’m so incredibly proud to be part of such a special project, working closely with Valeria and the Sykes family and the team to deliver a truly exceptional hotel experience in this magnificent part of the UK.”
Rooms start from £345 per room, per night including breakfast.