The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

Luxury Country House and Spa in the Yorkshire Dales


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Situated at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is a charming country house hotel in picturesque surroundings.  You'll enjoy fresh local produce, top-class cooking, and stunning bedrooms.  From an indulgent, relaxing spa weekend to an array of country pursuits, you can unwind in tranquility.

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Temporary facility closure Date: 14 March 2023

Please note that the pool, jacuzzi and gym are closed from the 17th April to the 22 May for an exciting refurbishment.  Treatments can still be booked (please book in advance to avoid disappointment)

OPL Exclusive details

5 Special Offers for this hotel.

Relaxing Luxury Break

From £130 pppn for a 5 night stay, to £165 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Classic room and receive:

  • Welcome drink on arrival (glass of Prosecco /tea or coffee)
  • Dinner in the Rosette awarded Brasserie on one evening* (allowance £40pp)
  • Full English breakfast for two daily
  • A 60 minute spa access(must be pre booked to avoid disappointment)
  • Lazy noon check out
  • Access to Bolton Abbey Estate (worth £12.50)
  • 10% off on pre booked Spa treatments (valid for stays 2nd January -31st March 2023)
  • *Allowance can be used towards the 3 AA Rosette Burlington Restaurant (open Thursday to Sunday)

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  • 3AA Rosette Restaurant
  • Individual luxury bedrooms
  • Set in Bolton Abbey Estate
  • Indulgent spa
  • Set in 30,000 acres of glorious countryside
  • Large terrace with views of The Dales
  • Range of onsite activities

Home truths

The hotel adds a 5% discretionary service levy to all accounts on departure, with 100% of this charge being distributed to staff.

40 Bedrooms
Health Spa
Indoor Pool
Riding Nearby
Fishing Nearby
Four Poster Bed
Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
3 AA Rosette Dining
Skipton or Ilkley

How to find The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
Bolton Abbey Estate
Yorkshire Dales National Park
North Yorkshire
BD23 6AJ

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

4:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times

The Burlington Restaurant

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 7.30am to 10.30am - Please be advised that they will automatically reserve you a breakfast time unless you have been in touch to specify otherwise.

Afternoon Tea
Friday & Saturday: with reservations available from 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Thursday to Sunday: with reservations available from 6.00pm to 8.30pm


Brasserie Serving Times


Lunch is served from 12noon until 2.00pm. Monday to Saturday

Dinner is served from 5.30pm until 9.00pm. Monday to Wednesday.
Dinner is served from 6pm to 9pm Thursday to Saturday.

Sunday Lunch & Dinner

Lunch is served from 12noon until 3.00pm
Dinner is served from until 9.00pm

Pre-booking is essential.  Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. They can cater for any dietary requirements provided they are mentioned at the time of booking.

Parking Facilities

They have a CCTV-monitored car park which is complimentary, and parking for Bolton Abbey Estate is included in your room rate.

Disabled Access

They have one bedroom in the hotel which is accessible for wheelchair-users. It is a Classic Double Bedroom with views over the Italian box garden. For more information please contact reservations on 0333 2125 594. The restaurants and facilities are ground floor, and you can find an accessible washroom near reception.

The Devonshire Spa has potential to accommodate wheelchair users if made aware in advance of arrival, depending on the disability-type. There are steps up to and into the Jacuzzi, and steps into the pool, however there are no hoists. To access the spa lounge there are steps, please also note there is a small step down onto the path to the spa.

Child Policy

Children are welcome to stay in othe Luxury, Superior and Suite room categories for a charge of £35 per night for ages 5-14, including either a cot or folded bed which must be requested at the time of booking. Breakfast is included in this rate and all additional meals are chargeable. Infants under the age of 5 are free of charge and anyone above 15 is charged as an adult. Reception can recommend local babysitting companies.

Please note that the Devonshire Spa is adult only.

Children under the age of six are welcome to dine in the Brasserie, where you can find a children's menu. For children between six and sixteen, a selection of simplified Burlington dishes can be served for sittings taken at 6.30pm or 7pm at a cost of £45 for three courses, including canapes and amuse-bouche.

History of the hotel

The Devonshire Arms was built in the 17th century and came under the ownership of the 4th Duke of Devonshire in 1753 as part of the Bolton Abbey Estate.
It was the 5th Duke, though, who cemented its place in history.  Realising the importance of visitors to the area, the Duke established miles of footpaths. This gave the public a chance to admire the splendid views and take in the serenity of the land.  Word quickly spread. The area soon attracted poets and artists including Wordsworth and Turner, who marvelled at the joys of the Estate.
During the 19th century, the Royal Family visited Bolton Abbey for grouse shoots. 
In response to the influx of new visitors, The Cavendish Pavilion was built by the riverside. It provided refreshments for country lovers of all ages; a task it nobly carries out to this day.
In 1981, the hotel underwent a major refurbishment. Additional bedrooms were added, under the supervision of Her Grace the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
The Duchess's personal touch is still evident throughout. Much of the artwork has come from Chatsworth's Devonshire Collection, one of the finest private art collections in Europe.
Today, the hotel retains all of the charm that has attracted visitors through the centuries. Luxury, countryside splendour, and the rugged beauty of the Dales. Here's to many more centuries of inspiration.

Dogs Policy

A warm welcome awaits guests and the four-legged kind.  Dogs and their owners will enjoy, with equal anticipation, access to acres of off-road walks directly from the hotel, with beautiful vistas of the Dales, Fells, woods and riverside – to be explored together. Practical assistance is also on hand, for example washing areas, spare bowls, leads and waste bags, as well as thoughtfully placed bins for you to keep our beautifully maintained grounds just as you found them. Dogs are welcome in the hotel lounges where a light lunch menu is available daily. Please note that the Burlington Restaurant is not pet-friendly, however there are a limited number of dog friendly tables in the Brasserie Restaurant which must be reserved in advance. Dogs are charged at £15 per dog per night.

Dogs are welcome in some Classic rooms.

Non pet-friendly rooms available upon request


Green Tourism Gold Award

This property participates in the Green Tourism Programme.  A programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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