Ashdale Hotels

Ashdale Hotels

Ashdale Hotels own 2 hotels in Yorkshire, all are grade-listed character hotels with their own unique charm, the Dower House & Spa and Hazlewood Castle.

The Story so far...

It all began when on a beach in Sydney in 1998 an old school friend buried my wallet in the sand!

This peculiarity was further compounded by his promise that whatever money I had to buy a hotel he would match.

True to his word in October 2004 we bought the Kings Head hotel, Richmond, North Yorkshire (in-fact my wife Jo found it!) a hotel so full of character and characters
that we knew this was for us.

The group grew a little over the years, mainly thanks to the returning guests and we bought the beautifully restored Angel & Royal "the oldest Inn in England" the Queen Anne Dower House,
Hazlewood Castle (a real castle) and Grants hotel, all grade I & ll listed buildings of great historic importance

Two other additions for you to enjoy are our Imagine Spas which epitomise elegance and luxury.

We have since sold the Kings Head, restored Grants Hotel to its original stunning terraced houses and more recently sold the Angel and Royal during lockdown.

Our remaining Castle, hotel, outdoor activity centre and spas continue to offer our famous friendly service in the heart of Yorkshire.

We all enjoy working in such style as there is something very rewarding both for the staff and guests alike

Martin Wicks


Hazlewood Castle, Near Leeds & York

Nestled in 77 acres of woodland just off the A64 between Leeds & York, this beautiful Castle offers;

  1. 32 luxury bedrooms
  2. 2 Bars
  3. Vavasour Restaurant
  4. Outdoor adventures including quad biking, archery and more.. visit- Live for today
  5. Imagine spa- with mud serial chamber & treatment rooms- visit- Imagine Spa
  6. Cookery masterclass
  7. History tours

Visit Hazlewood Castle

Ashdale Hotels- Our culture

We strive to make our guests feel as welcome and looked after as possible, our team is trained and nurtured to ensure your visit is truly memorable.

Our values:

  • To provide a really warm, friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Really caring by listening, looking and being proactive
  • Providing a relaxed 'home from home feel'
  • Being clean and tidy everywhere
  • To be passionate about what we do
  • A 'can do' culture that exceeds your expectations

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