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.
AA Rosette for fine dining
Green Tourism Gold Award
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner
Contemporary 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.
Contemporary 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. Superior rooms are more spacious, with a seating area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full range of spa treatments, using ESPA products, are available to book.
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.
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.
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.
Walton Hall, Walton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 6PW, Great Britain
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