This beautiful Grade I historic hall dates back from the 13th century with important later additions in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The grey stone walls, mullioned windows and the coat of arms above the doorway give the appearance of a gracious manor house, and the beautiful 30 acre gardens feature wisteria and rambling rose, woodland waterways, and an ornamental lake and a fountain complete with a replica of the famous bridge at Lucerne. For all the grandeur of the setting, Monk Fryston Hall is by no means stuffy; the atmosphere here is very relaxed, and the staff is efficient, but friendly. The bedrooms are elegantly styled with homely touches and have modern facilities such as flat screen TVs and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi. Most rooms also benefit from wonderful views over the ornate gardens. There are also interconnecting rooms available for larger families, as well as 4-poster and canopied beds for an extra touch of romance. The dining room at Monk Fryston Hall is impressive and a meal taken amid the elegant oak panelling, roaring fire and chandeliers is a special part of any stay. With all the excellent local Yorkshire produce on the doorstep, the chefs are spoilt for choice in sourcing the finest ingredients for the classic British and hearty rustic cuisine. Light meals can also be taken in the bar and an alfresco drink on the terrace is wonderfully refreshing in warm weather. Wandering through the stunning and peaceful gardens, you feel a world away from the fast paced modern world, yet Monk Fryston is easily accessible from the A1M and M62 and a short drive from York and Leeds.