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Waterton Park Hotel is a truly unique place to stay. The focal point of the hotel is Walton Hall – a grand Georgian mansion house situated on its own island, surrounded by a picturesque lake, an 18-hole golf course and rolling Yorkshire countryside.
The unique island mansion house houses 22 of the hotel bedrooms, the award-winning Bridgewalk Restaurant, the brasserie-style Charlie’s Bar and a health club with a pool set at lake level. There are additional bedrooms located in a modern building on the ‘mainland’, with a beautiful arched iron footbridge linking the two together.
The glorious country estate that provides the backdrop to Waterton Park Hotel was the world’s first established wild fowl reserve and Walton Hall itself was originally the home of an eccentric, 19th Century traveller and naturalist, named Charles Waterton. Most of the bedrooms at Waterton Park Hotel have lake or golf course and countryside views.
Why We Love This Hotel
- Idyllic lakeside setting
- Splendid mansion house on its own island
- Lake & countryside view bedrooms
- Award-winning restaurant
- Charlie's Bar with waterside terrace
- Indoor pool at lake level
- Situated on the Trans Pennine Trail
- Championship 18-hole golf
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking (110 cars)
- Health club
- Golf course (18-hole)
- 65 Bedrooms
- 7 Meeting rooms
- Non smoking hotel
Bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished in a period style, offering free Wi-Fi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Rooms are divided between Walton Hall, on the island, and the purpose-built hotel, on the mainland. Most command magical views over the lake, ancient woodland or golf course. Room service is available.
Superior Double Room
Period style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, DVD player, iPod docking station, writing desk, direct dial telephone, internet connection point, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. The majority of superior rooms have a four poster bed. Superior rooms are more spacious, with a seating area, than standard bedrooms.
Executive Double Room
Period style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, DVD player, iPod docking station, writing desk, direct dial telephone, internet connection point, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Executive rooms have a feature bed, are more spacious, with a seating area, and decorated to a higher standard than superior bedrooms.
Standard Double Room
Period style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, digital radio, DVD player, iPod docking station, writing desk, direct dial telephone, internet connection point, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Standard rooms feature a seating area.
- Wakefield Westgate Train Station (4 miles)
- Leeds Bradford Airport (27 miles)
- Robin Hood Airport (27 miles)
- Manchester Airport (52 miles)
Walton Hall, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 6PW, Great Britain
From the M1:
Exit the M1 at Junction 39. Take Denby Dale Road/A636 for Wakefield. At the next roundabout, go straight on. At the second roundabout, take the third exit onto Asdale Road/A6186. Cross two mini roundabouts and a set of traffic lights. Turn right at the next traffic lights onto Chevet Lane/B6132. Turn left onto Walton Station Lane. At the end, turn right onto Greenside, then left onto Shay Lane. Take the third right onto The Balk and follow until you see the hotel drive.
From the M62:
Exit the M62 at Junction 31. Take Pontefract Road/A655 for Wakefield. Stay on the A655, through four roundabouts, for approximately five miles. Turn left onto Doncaster Road/A638. Turn right onto Oakenshaw Lane/Route 67. Continue to follow Oakenshaw Lane. Turn left onto School Lane. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Shay Lane/B6378. Turn left onto The Balk. The hotel will be on your right.
True to its name, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant is accessible by a picturesque iron footbridge. Guests can enjoy fine dining whilst admiring picturesque views across the lake, golf course and surrounding Yorkshire countryside. High ceilings and picture windows allows the light and scenery to flood in. Delicious traditional English cuisine is prepared from fresh, local ingredients, with dishes that pay homage to Yorkshire’s unique culinary heritage, and complemented by a good selection of fine wines.
Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.
Cosy Charlie's Bar is great for a light bite at any time of day. The brasserie-style menu features daily specials and main courses, such as an 8oz Yorkshire sirloin steak. An excellent selection of wines are available by the glass, plus coffee, cocktails and fine spirits. The bar is also home to some fascinating historical artefacts from Walton Hall, including a sun dial created by the late George Boulby.
Al Fresco Dining
Dining at Waterton Park during the summer months offers an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. Charlie’s Bar opens out onto a lakeside terrace where you can enjoy a meal whilst taking in panoramic views across the lake, golf course, ancient woodland and undulating parkland that surrounds the hotel.
Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting. Savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in Charlie’s Bar or on the lakeside terrace with its spectacular lake and countryside views. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via ClassicBritishHotels.com.
The unique surroundings of Waterton Park present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets catered for. Early suppers and high chairs available for children.
Spa | Health Club
The hotel health club is located in Walton Hall, on its own private island. Its indoor pool is built at lake level and glazed to one side, offering a unique swimming experience. The health club also features a spa bath, a small gymnasium with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, a eucalyptus-scented steam room and a sauna. The hotel spa is located on the mainland, with five luxuriously appointed treatment suites and beauty and relaxation areas.
- Indoor pool
- Spa pool
- Steam room
- Treatment suites
A full range of spa treatments, using ESPA products, are available to book.
- Body wraps & scrubs
- Skin rejuvenation
- Manicures & pedicures
- Eyebrows & lashes
- For mothers-to-be
- For men
Enjoy a spot of fly fishing on the private lake at Waterton Park Hotel - the lake is stocked with both rainbow and brown trout. Walton Hall Trout Fishery offers fishing tuition and wheelie boat hire is available.
Jogging Trail & Walking
Exercise amidst stunning surroundings and follow the jogging trail through the grounds of the hotel. There is also fantastic walking in the local area and the Trans Pennine Trail passes right through the hotel grounds.
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Waterton Park Golf Club
The championship standard golf course at Waterton Park is to USGA specification. Golfers are treated to magnificent tree-lined fairways, more than 50 bunkers and a spectacular backdrop of beautiful parkland landscapes, a 26-acre lake and the stately Walton Hall. Facilities at the golf club include a fitting centre - with some of the world's top club fitters to raise your game. The Club has its own golf academy with practice chipping areas and putting greens.
- 18 holes
- Parkland course
- 6,781 yards
- Par 72
- Driving range
- Putting green
- Golf academy
- PGA qualified tuition
- Fitting centre
- Equipment hire
- Pro shop
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Room service
- Safe deposit
- Luggage storage
- Laundry service
- Dry cleaning
- Accessible public areas
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AA Rosette for fine dining
AA Eco Hotel of the Year 2014-2015
Green Tourism Gold Award
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner
Waterton Park is located minutes from the M1 and M62 motorways, and 15 miles from Leeds city centre. It offers seven unique meeting spaces, seating up to 150 delegates in a theatre-style layout or 140 guests for a banquet. Meeting rooms are situated on both the mainland and the island, with inspiring views across the lake, golf course and surrounding countryside. The Charles Waterton Estate, with its extensive grounds, literally offers acres of space for team-building activities.
- First floor
- Natural daylight
- Wheelchair access
- First floor
- Natural daylight