N Yorks country house to open as luxury hotel in June 2019

Having been bought in August 2015 by Valeria Sykes, Grantley Hall, located near Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire, is set to open as a luxury hotel and wellness retreat in June 2019.

Built in 1680, the UNESCO World Heritage site is surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds, and set against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.

Grantley Hall will feature 47 bedrooms and suites with Lalique toiletries, a tranquil spa with indoor swimming pool and extensive wellness facilities.

The hotel, which has become a member of Relais & Châteaux, will offer a range of restaurants, from fine dining to modern British to pan-Asian.

Sykes has been passionate about restoring the Grade II*-listed mansion house back to its original splendour, and making the most of all the wonderful produce and resources available in her native Yorkshire.