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The Ruin

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The Ruin is located at an incredibly beautiful location. The views are amazing and all you can hear is the sound of the river and the chirping of the birds . It gets extremely quiet in the night. The weather was kind to us , so we had sunny days and clear skies at night . The rooms were very...

Thank Sunitha P
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Top place to visit for a break and relaxation.quaint and nice. Loverly views and great walks owned by landmark trust and in a lovely location above a forest with good walks.restored resting building for travellers the ruin as it is named consists of three sections centre is dining and cooking area seconed is bathroom with shower above bath and the...

Thank regbarrow
Stoke on Trent
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Fabulous, outstanding, magical, mysterious by night, the Ruin is a must vist, Hackfall is your back garden a absolute delight, a wonderful holiday in a enchanting building... Take your torch you'll need it.

4Thank 21farmwood
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Staying in a Landmark Trust property is always special and this was certainly no exception! The building has been exquisitely and thoughtfully restored and has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay - plus a jaw-dropping view from the terrace. The wonders and charm and gorgeousness are undeniable so I'll concentrate on the drawbacks... We stayed in July...

3Thank Spiggiewiggie
Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2013

I picked this as a surprise weekend destination for my husband's 50th birthday in March. It was outstanding in every way. The property is beautifully and sympathetically kitted out, it was spotlessly clean and toasty warm. The view from the terraces was breathtaking, particularly in the snow! We lit the stove in the bedroom and even managed to sit out...

2Thank Nicky A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Its all been said in earlier reviews but if your looking for somewhere to stay for that special occasion this is the place to be. We came back here to celebrate my birthday with my hubby Stu. We were here 6 years ago and we had always planned to return and so glad we did. The building is one of...

4Thank Bearscot
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Can only encourage anyone wanting to experience something entirely unique and English to investigate the Landmark Trust property - called 'The Ruin'. It is set within a larger landscape that includes other follies and a river with plenty of space to wander and enjoy the local environment. Even better - its a short walk to a local town for lunch...

4Thank SDit54
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Three great things about this place: (1) an unusual 'dual character' Grade II* listed 1760 Gothic/Roman semi-folly beautifully restored as a comfortable and refined accommodation (2) a Grade I listed woodland (and SSSI) literally on your doorstep in which to enjoy scenic and invigorating (if often muddy) walks at your convenience (3) a fabulous view from the terrace [or even...

5Thank Dlp6666
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2012

A stay in The Ruin is a unique experience. It is a former Georgian banqueting hall in an isolated spot high over the Hackfall woods. The setting was not immediately apparent to us when we arrived in the middle of a freezing February night, but sunrise revealed a truly magical view over a wooded gorge and distant hills beyond the...

4Thank BirKer_11
Reviewed 9 July 2010

I booked this Landmark Trust property for a long weekend in December one year for my husbands birthday. It was a great place but a bit spooky. We arrived in the middle of a howling gale in the dark and had to run up the path form where we parked (You cannot park immediately outside the property but have to...

7Thank crazeemaz

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This little pavilion is dramatically perched above a steep wooded gorge, in the remnants of an outstanding 18th-century garden at Hackfall, conceived and created by the Aislabies. A richly decorated sitting-room opens onto a terrace and from under the ‘ruined’ arches miles of Yorkshire countryside roll out before you. The sitting-room is flanked by a bedroom and bathroom; flitting between the two wings across a moonlit terrace is a truly Gothic experience. ... more   less 

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Address: Hackfall, Grewelthorpe, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Grewelthorpe
Number of rooms: 1
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