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Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Yorkshire, The Burgoyne Hotel beckoned us with promises of a gourmet getaway just before the world hit pause due to the pandemic. Our love for weekend escapes collided with the reality of parenthood, but this haven, formerly known as Hill House, proved that even with a pint-sized explorer in tow, culinary delights and relaxation could co-exist harmoniously.
A Gourmet Getaway for Families
From the moment we stepped through the doors, the friendly staff, led by Steven, ensured our stay was nothing short of exceptional. Their thoughtful touch began before arrival when they reached out to enquire about our little one’s culinary preferences. A gourmet dinner menu might not align with a toddler’s taste buds, but The Burgoyne had a plan.
Lavish Accommodation with a View
Our top-floor Muker room provided sweeping views of the rolling hills – a serene backdrop for our family weekend. The attention-to-detail, from perfectly-made beds to the fragrant toiletries from Noble Isle, showcased the pride staff took in maintaining the hotel’s appearance.
Thoughtful Treats and Games
To keep Little C entertained, the team thoughtfully prepared treats, games, and even a couple of beers for the grown-ups. It was clear that they understood the challenges of travelling with a toddler and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.
Culinary Magic Unveiled
The Burgoyne is synonymous with great food. The 1783 Bar and Restaurant boasts adventurous, authentic dishes crafted from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The chef, with experience from AA rosette restaurants, came up with a host of flavours that became the highlight of our stay. Even our four-year-old felt like a mini celebrity with a personalised menu.
An Evening of Delight
The dining experience was nothing short of magestic. From homemade seasonal soup to a succulent rump steak and the divine sticky toffee pudding, every dish left us savouring the moment. The well-spaced tables in the main dining room created a convivial atmosphere, perfect for our family. For the first time in months, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner cooked and served to us – sheer bliss.
The Night of Tranquility
After a day of gastronomic delights, a night of tranquility awaited us. Crisp white sheets, fluffy bubbles, and the absence of chores provided the most relaxed night we’d had all year. The Burgoyne had become our little bubble of peace.
Morning Luxury and Leisure
The luxury extended to the next morning. Sipping coffee in bed, we reveled in not having to wash a single cup. The buffet breakfast, a favorite for H, offered a delightful array of options. Full English platters and a berry smoothie specially crafted for our little one set the perfect tone for the day.
Exploring the Grounds
While tempted to linger in the hotel’s relaxed ambiance, we decided to explore the grounds. A stomp about the picturesque surroundings capped off our delightful stay.
The Burgoyne Hotel, with its meticulous staff and unparalleled culinary experiences, proved to be more than just a getaway – it was relaxation, and family joy at its best. In a world, where Covid safety measures are crucial, The Burgoyne offers the rest and relaxation we all crave.
Our stay at The Burgoyne was a family journey filled with unexpected delights. As we bid adieu to this Yorkshire gem, we carry with us the laughter, the flavours, and the memories of a super-Saturday that became one of the brighter moments of 2020. The Burgoyne Hotel – a sanctuary for family fun, and cherished moments. If you’re seeking rest and relaxation post-pandemic, The Burgoyne is your answer.
Now family trips require planning and a touch of creativity to ensure everyone, from toddlers to adults, enjoy the journey. Drawing inspiration from our stay at The Burgoyne, here are some top tips for a memorable family getaway:
Research Family-Friendly Destinations:
Look for destinations with a variety of activities suitable for all ages. Consider accommodation that caters to families, providing amenities and services tailored for children.
Choose Family-Oriented Accommodations:
Opt for hotels or resorts that offer family-friendly rooms or suites. Prioritise accommodation with thoughtful amenities for children, such as games, treats, and personalised services.
Plan Thoughtful Entertainment:
Bring along games, books, and activities to keep children entertained during downtime. Research local attractions and events suitable for family outings.
Explore family-friendly restaurants with diverse menus to accommodate varying tastes. Consider hotels or inns with on-site dining options, ensuring both parents and kids enjoy a delightful culinary experience.
Incorporate Special Treats:
Surprise your little ones with thoughtful treats arranged by the hotel staff. Check if the hotel can personalise menus or amenities for children, creating a sense of excitement.
If you liked this post, please read some of our other reviews here. We also visited nearby Inspired Chocolate as part of our trip to Yorkshire, you can read about it here.