Lastingham Grange

Lastingham, Yorkshire

The road peters out just past this country house hotel in ‘a wonderful location’, in a historic village on the edge of Spaunton Moor, owned and run by the Wood family for almost 70 years. More

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The road peters out just past this 'peaceful hotel with beautiful garden and idyllic setting', in a historic village on the edge of Spaunton Moor. Owned and run by the Wood family for almost 70 years and beloved of regular Guide readers, ‘it radiates comfort’. The decor is ‘of its time’, with fringed lampshades, floral bedspreads, carpets, wallpapers. ‘Our bedroom was medium sized, not sophisticated or modern, but well lit and comfortable’; it even had a pod coffee machine. ‘The bathroom had a bath with shower over and was well supplied with toiletries.’ 'The price includes afternoon tea (and scones), newspaper, morning coffee, shoes cleaned, etc.' A nightly changing menu ‘reads like a Woosterian country-house weekend’, with dishes such as grilled mushroom au gratin, poached halibut with Pernod hollandaise, and braised venison in Madeira sauce. 'I would have had my grouse rarer, and should have asked.’ 'The wine list remains very reasonably priced.' Breakfast, too, is a Woosterish feast, with kippers, York ham, and good old bacon and eggs. ‘My only complaint – it's not easy to find.’ (Marian Lampert, Ingle Dawson, Sir Rodney Brooke, and others)

Hotel details


YO62 6TH


01751 417345


11. Plus self-catering cottage in village.


all year except mid-Nov–early Mar.


hall, lounge, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), 10-acre grounds (terrace, garden, orchard, croquet, boules), restaurant and garden wheelchair accessible.

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all ages welcomed, under-12s free, 12s and over ring to check, high teas, adventure playground.


allowed in bedrooms with prior consent (£15 per stay), lounge, in garden (on lead), but not in dining room.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £265, singles from £200. Set-price à la carte £50.

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Comments about Lastingham Grange

We felt very concerned about the reopening of pubs on 4 July. We found consolation in escaping York to visit one of our favourite places, Lastingham Grange, for lunch as it had also reopened that day. We found it just as lovely and peaceful as ever, and felt entirely safe - quite unlike the pubs in York! The welcome was warm and the precautions unintrusive. We were so enchanted that we went back the following weekend with friends for a 24-hour stay, including a fine dinner and walk on the moors. We wanted to let you know so that people may be encouraged to return more widely. - Alison Judson - July 2020
Loved it all though rather dated. However made very welcome and comfortable, and the rooms have all the modern toys like Nespresso coffee machine. We shall certainly return - Richard Bright - October 2018
We've been coming for over 30 years, but in recent times just for Sunday lunch. This time we stayed for 24 hours. We enjoyed a friendly welcome before heading for the moors into Storm Brian. returned soaking wet to have our outer clothes removed to a drying room while we drank tea and ate scones. Later we were served a delicious dinner. Our room was comfortable as ever; the peace and quiet of the place enveloped us . It's like going on retreat - but with lashings of creature comforts! And the bill was less than we expected - we pointed out some small omissions - they said "Never mind - as long as you're happy." Can you beat that for personal care and service? The Wood family to runs this little hotel as a nurturing place for people to escape from ordinary life for a while. - Mr and Mrs Judson - October 2017

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