We're looking to book our first weekend away without DS (and before DC number 2 arrives)! We don't want to be too far away from the GP's who are kindly babysitting and fancy staying somewhere a bit more special than we would usually look for.
we went to this one at Ampleforth. Really, really nice.
it looks like just a 70s house in the pic but it's a beautifully designed one, full of lovely antiques, with a great view, and run very professionally. We had dinner there too, which was excellent. definitely recommended.
Griffin forest lodges in York are so beautiful and tranquil and some have a hot tub! Or you could try the crab manor in thirsk- it has an amazing seafood restaurant and a hidden beer tap! If you wanted central York you can't go wrong with the York Hilton