Every single space appears as if it is been tastefully curated for a magazine shoot – which is no surprise as Nation Living Magazine is bringing nation chic to urban stays in what was orginally a grand Edwardian mansion.

A rambling Grade two listed constructing was the ideal candidate for a classy makeover that name-checks Regency taste with wide-stripped higher-backed chairs and the occasional classically styled alabaster bust.

It is as if the nation squire has taken a cool interior designer for a wife who has chucked out the chintz. Huge bold statement canvasses of Yorkshire landscapes bring the countryside into this peaceful urban oasis.

The welcome

Reception is aspect of the open program cafe / lounge with two comfy chairs to slump into immediately after your travels. It is a warm welcome, support with luggage is followed by tea or coffee.

And there’s a modest box of Nation Living chocolates in your space also.

The rooms

In the premier double rooms, with 5-foot beds, a plush sofa dressed with duck-print cushions promptly strikes a leisurely note of comfort. Light-providing cream walls contrast with dark grey woodwork. It is all additional brightened by a burst of colour from fresh pink orchids. Retro black telephones and conventional style alarm clocks nostalgically step-back to an era prior to digitalisation.

There are two fans for balmy summer time days. Bronte woolly throw, by Moon, for chilly winter nights.

The bathroom

In a eclectic style statement designer Oliver Redfern requires a wide variety of single tiles, in black-and-white geometric styles, from Ted Baker’s wide variety, to decorate the bathroom.

There’s a spacious rainfall shower and a separate fair-sized bath with Victorian style silver finish fittings. A generous provide of toiletries are sourced from Harrogate’s extremely personal H2K.

The facilities

No spa but why would you will need a single when Harrogate’s famed Turkish Baths, with their massive array of remedies, are just a 90 second stroll away?

Nation Living is major on relaxing airy lounges with a lot more chairs and sofas than a Sofology showroom.

Harrogate with its vibrantly planted and immaculate tended public formal gardens does civic pride superior than most. Appear out onto these gardens and cascading hanging baskets from the comfort of the Drawing Area. Meanwhile a quintessential nation home library, leather-bound books, characteristics a pool table also. Tempting to grab a drink from the Dog and Duck bar and drop your self in a book.

Taking the green of the original stained glass window,  the Swaledale Restaurant runs with a theme of a distinguished light olive green. Edgy brass exposed-filament light-fittings, hanging from white stucco ceilings, introduce a modern note to a dining space featuring the symmetry of tall Palladian pillars.

There’s a menu that plays on the Nation Residence theme: locally sourced and seasonal wherever doable. A starter of crab, contrasted with delicate crisp flavours of thinly sliced neighborhood apple, comes from Whitby. There’s a zingy chutney, like granny utilized to make, accompanying pressed duck. Similarly the chef’s recommendation of Dales bred lamb is an additional neighborhood winner.

Unsurprisingly the Swaledale Restaurant is well-liked with locals for pre-theatre dinners, so bookings from 7.30 pm have a tendency to be a lot more relaxed.

The place

Neglect your vehicle and park-up for a couple of days. Nation Living St George is in the heart of Harrogate, opposite the theatre and close to the original Pump Area, for the popular spa waters, that is now a museum.

If you go on a buying spree in the Montpelier Quarter of more than fifty independent shops, bars and cafes it is just a couple of minutes back to the hotel.

Harrogate is renowned for its Festivals which includes focuses on Kids, Comedy, Crime Writing, Gilbert and Sullivan, International Youth and Literature. So the hotel tends to make for an best Festival base.

Other good touches

You can ring reception for fresh milk or almond milk with your tea or coffee.

The turn-down service leaves a soothing array of H2K fragrances to ease you into sleep.


Off-peak a Cosy Double Area starts from £70.

The most effective bit

The complete hotel exudes the homely spirit of sophisticated Nation Living, from the green wellies and walking employees by the door to a tasty apple and sultana crumble.

Guests depart inspired, possibly clutching the most up-to-date edition of the Nation Living Magazine, prepared to upgrade their bathrooms, bedrooms and lounge at property.

The final verdict

The ideal place for exploring Harrogate by foot and Yorkshire by bus or vehicle.

And don’t forget that this is the year to go to Harrogate. Betty’s Tea Area, an English instituting that draws in guests from all more than planet, celebrates its 100th birthday.

Disclosure: Our remain was courtesy of Nation Living Hotels.