lovely part ofYorkshire.This Grade II Georgian manor in what is now called ‘Yorkshire’s Herriot Country’ feels like a wealthy uncle’s residence more than an hotel.It has character aplenty,under- stated charm and an intimate atmo- sphere,with views over the surround- ing countryside.In fact,Solberge traces its history back to the 11th century, when it was acclaimed as a district manor in the Domesday Book. Set in its own rolling acres near NewbyWiske, Northallerton,Solberge Hall is an ideal location:theWhite Horse of Kilburn,FountainsAbbey and Studley RoyalWater Garden,and the Wensleydale Railway are all nearby. PicturesqueWensleydale andAysgarth Falls are an hour away by car.It’s two miles from theA684,just over three miles from Northallerton station and an hours’ drive from Leeds-Bradford airport.This is a perfect location to break a motor journey from the South to the North on theA1 (M) as Solberge Hall is a few miles east of Leeming Bar. The current mansion was built in 1824 by John Hutton,a wealthy local landowner.The Hall retains much of the character of when it was originally built and,as you look out over the excep- tionalYorkshire views,you can under- stand why Hutton made his home here. Elegantly-proportioned and individual- ly-decorated guest rooms combine tra- ditional charm with contemporary touches,and many rooms boast stun- ning views over the gardens and Yorkshire countryside beyond.The in- teriors reflect its Grade II façade:or- nate decorations,oil paintings,antiques and chandeliers,a grand dining room— named after the inventor and steel magnate BenjaminTalbot,whose home it was in a later era—and an inviting staircase leading to 24 bedrooms,all traditionally furnished and with ex- posed beams and plush curtains. Dinner and breakfast:from £58 per per- son per night.CCUK saving per person per night:up to £95.Total saving per cou- ple per two-night break,up to £190. Worsley Arms Hovingham, North Yorkshire TheWorsleyArms,set on the village green in the delightful village of Hovingham,was built in the 1840s as a spa hotel.and today it offers a timeless country-house welcome.It has 20 indi- vidually decorated en-suite bedrooms and guests can make use of both tennis and squash courts.The restaurant has twoAA rosettes.The hotel,15 miles north ofYork,is ideal for visiting the city, forYork races,for visiting nearby stately homes such as Castle Howard,abbeys including Rievaulx and Fountains,and the localYorkshire scenery is breathtaking. Breakfast and dinner:from £50 per per- son per night.CCUK saving per person per night:£65.Total saving per two-night break,up to £130.Dogs are welcome. The Wainstones Hotel, North York Moors. The North York Moors, in easy reach of Grinkle Park, the Worsley Arms and Wainstones. 226