Last month I took a spontaneous weekend break to Leeds! I decided only a week before as I had been invited to the Blog at the Beach event with Icelolly.com and therefore insisted me and Theo book a hotel for our visit. Was not feeling a two hour drive each way within a few hours!
When looking for accommodation I stumbled across an array of hotels, ranging from Travelodge, to Premier Inn, and boutique hotels to 5* dreams. However they were all so overpriced, and didn’t seem to deliver what I would have paid. So I searched a little further out of the city centre and came across Weetwood Hall.
Weetwood Hall is located just outside Headingley north of the city centre and you couldn’t be in a better location. It’s only a ten minute drive from the centre, minutes from Headingley with its bars and restaurants, and you can jump on the bypass that circles Leeds if you want to head out in to the country.
The hotel is set on 9 acres of gardens, and the traditional hotel is located within a 17th-century manor. The oldest part of our stunning Manor House can be found to the rear of the property where stone mullioned windows date back to approximately 1540 when an ancient farm existed on a site known as the ‘Wappentake of Skyrack’, named after a large oak tree that grew in Headingley for centuries.
FYI. Weetwood Hall was also the home to thousands of students back in the day. It was a Halls of Residence for Leeds University until the 1980s when it was decided the facility would be closed. Who knew!
The standard rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and bottled water, plus tea and coffee-making equipment. Upgraded rooms add iPod docking stations and mini-fridges. There are also elegant rooms with 4-poster beds if you fancy treating yourself to a little more luxury.
Me and Theo stayed in a family bedroom as we had brought Bella along for the ride this weekend. Our stylish family bedroom was really big, with enough room to easily fit a family and luggage.
Me and Theo had a large King-size bed whilst Bells has a single bed in the corner of the room. Clearly the beds were comfy (or it had been a long day) but Theo and Bella were both fast asleep by 8.30pm whilst I continued blogging till the early hours of the morning.
Food-wise (the most important bit) there is a bistro on-site which serves British food and has a conservatory that overlooks the gardens. Or if you fancy something a little more casual, there’s also a pub in the cobbled courtyard called The Stables which serves pub grub and lunch time meals. FYI. Book before you arrive if you are staying on a weekend as it was fully booked for our stay!
The hotel has a leisure club for guests to use, conference facilities and it looks like a wonderful wedding venue. And to let you experience this great hotel too, I’ve got an exclusive bedroom offer from £64.00 if you click through here.
* Thanks to Weetwood Hall for hosting me last month. All opinions are my own and I would not endorse or write about any brand or product I did not love. As always.