LUX Hotel & Spa Awards 2016

LUX - Hotel & Spa Awards 2016 31 Best Country House Hotel 2016 - North Yorkshire & LUX Recommended Wedding Venue 2016 - North Yorkshire Originally converted from what was the 18th century blacksmith’s shop, village shop and barns, the Pheasant aims to offer the perfect room for everyone. “Peter and I live and breathe our business, and this enables us to provide a personal, bespoke service to our guests. We are constantly updating and refurbishing our rooms, and some of our recent works have included a complete refurbishment of the lounge and of two of the bedrooms, and brand new chairs for the dining room, handmade for us by Peter Silk of Helmsley. “We have 16 rooms on offer at our establishment; two romantic hideaways, two family ‘little homes from home’ which are dog friendly, and 12 spacious rooms in the main building. Some of these rooms overlook the courtyard, others the duck pond, but the best room in the house is undoubtedly The Pheasant Suite. Spread over two floors, this spacious and comfortable suite is perfect for two people or for a family stay, with the ground floor living area boasting its own kitchen facilities, alongside other amenities. “I personally oversee the furnishing of all of our rooms, making sure they are stylish and comfortable. We boast a small but perfectly formed indoor heated swimming pool and a large terrace, ideal for al fresco lunches or afternoon tea.” The Pheasant is home to the award winning restaurant Best Country House Hotel 2016 - North Yorkshire & LUX Recommended Wedding Venue 2016 - North Yorkshire The Pheasant Hotel is a beautiful country hotel, located in Harome, near Helmsley in North Yorkshire. Run by the Binks family until 2009, current owners Jacquie Pern and Peter Neville are proud to own a hotel that has been awarded Three AA Red Stars, Two AA Rosettes and 2 Michelin red knives and forks. We spoke to Jacquie to find out more about this exceptional hotel. HO160026 Company: The Pheasant Hotel Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: Harome, Near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JG Telephone: 01439 771241 of Peter Neville, Head Chef and Director. Peter has a reputation for offering the best in local seasonal dishes, with a wonderful lightness of touch resulting in fantastic flavour and taste combinations. Jacquie continues: “Our restaurant is housed in our luxurious dining room and also stretches to our stylish conservatory. We also provide room service for our customers at no extra cost, so that they are at liberty to decide where they enjoy their evening meal. Our sommelier Michael Wolanski makes sure that only the finest wines are on offer for our guests, and that the perfect wine will always be available to accompany any meal that Peter creates. “We are fortunate to have a base of faithful guests who return year on year, with 65-70% of visitors making a return trip to the hotel. Our enviable 1:4 staff to customer ratio means that guests are given a truly personal and unique service. “We typically welcome all manner of guests, from couples and families, to shooting parties and those who just want to get away from it all. We offer several packages for guests, including a Gourmet Break, a Pamper Break and a Seasonal Break. “Our pool facilities are showcased perfectly in our Pamper Break and spa treatments can be provided in our guests’ rooms by an external therapist. Our Pamper Break also includes a private candle-lit swim, a delight for any guest. “We have been honoured by the recognition we have received since we took over and have been listed in the Good Food Guide 2016. We have also been awarded with; TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, Good Shoot Hotel Guide Highly Recommended 2015, Yorkshire Life Small but Special Hotel 2014, and Yorkshire Life Restaurant of the Year 2011.” Jacquie is also proud that the Pheasant is now rated so highly as a premier wedding venue. “We are now known as one of North Yorkshire’s finest wedding venues. We hold our own license for civil marriage or civil partnership ceremonies, offering a bespoke package to every couple, and can cater for anything between 12 and 80 guests. Each wedding is co-ordinated by myself and personalised to the couple’s requirements and we offer exclusive use of the hotel, thus providing a home from home atmosphere for every wedding. “Our guests love our relaxed atmosphere, stylish interiors, lovely staff, fabulous food and fine wines. We strive to offer our residents and non-residents an all-round relaxed and wonderful experience. We might be a small hotel but we are definitely special, packing a punch in our quiet corner of rural North Yorkshire with the moors, shooting estates, market towns and coast on the doorstep. Our friendly and experienced team, led by Peter and myself , work hard to ensure that every guest visiting the Pheasant leaves with a smile on their face and is already planning their next visit”. The Pheasant Hotel