When it comes to anniversaries and birthdays or I need to leave the rat race for a night this is where I head. Raithwaite Hall Estate. It is a fabulous luxury property only a mile inland from the Whitby to Sandsend coastal road but set in beautiful gardens it is calming as soon as you walk in the doors.
The service is impeccable in the restaurants and I rate the breakfast as one of the best Yorkshire breakfasts I have ever had, all locally sourced fresh foods and with views over the gardens I cant fault it.
We tend to have a spa treatment too and an hour or so in the indoor pool area which at certain times is child-free.
Our room was in the main original hall this visit so there were thick walls and high ceilings and one of those marshmallow beds and duvets that engulf you into a great sleep.
I would highly recommend a stay here to golfers, walkers, families and couples a like. The area has so much to offer from the bustling harbor town of Whitby for fresh fish and chips to tiny Yorkshire Moors villages that look like they haven't been touched by time.
I will definitely return...not only for the deconstructed snickers bar dessert!
Book a spa treatment before you go as they do get booked up. Reserve a table for dinner - scrumptious steaks! Try the afternoon tea in the bar area too!