Grantley Hall in North Yorkshire to Open Spring 2019

Main Photo: Grantley Hall

Date: July 2018

Location: Near Fountains Abbey, Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK

Name: Grantley Hall – opening Spring 2019

No. of Keys: 47

Seller: Grantley Hall was built by Thomas Norton and his son Fletcher Norton, first Baron Grantley, in the 17th century, based on a Palladian design by English architect Isaac Ware.

The house was put up for sale for £6m in 2013.

Buyer: The property was bought by the Sykes family in 2015 under a company set up by Valeria Sykes, who is known locally for her involvement in conservation and restoration projects such as Studley Royal House and the Duck House Conservation Estate.

Located near Fountains Abbey on a private island with a lake and listed Japanese garden, the historic Grade II*-listed Grantley Hall is undergoing a multi-million pound restoration and extension to transform it into a luxury hotel.

It will feature seven drinking and dining venues, including a fine-dining restaurant, pan-Asian restaurant and Champagne and cocktail bar, as well as a wedding and banqueting suite, several private events spaces and a spa.

An academy will provide on-site learning and development for hotel staff. The property was built by Thomas Norton and his son Fletcher Norton, first Baron Grantley, in the 17th century, based on a Palladian design by English architect Isaac Ware.

The owner and general manager Andrew McPherson, previously GM of Lucknam Park in Colerne, Wiltshire, are overseeing the development.

McPherson said: “We believe Grantley Hall will offer 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.”

Price: £6m plus rebuild cost

Price per Key: 

THPT Comment: Great to see this fine old house being put back to use in a sympathetic style. Ambitious plans for the food and drink element. Love the academy concept. Pre-opening Grantley Hall has been accepted into membership of Relais & Chateaux.

First Seen: The Caterer

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