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3 Days Barbecue Cooking Course in North Yorkshire

3 Days Barbecue Cooking Course in North Yorkshire

  • Swinton Park Ltd, Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, North Yorks HG4 4JH

Barbecue Cooking Holiday in England

Improve your outdoor entertaining skills with this barbecue cookery course, run jointly with market leader Weber-Stephen. Take a short break from the noisy city life and run down to Swinton Park for a 3-day getaway in this charming and tranquil hotel, where you will have the chance to develop your barbecue skills and get ready for those family barbecue outings, when you will undoubtedly be crowned "king of the grill".

Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking course
  • Learn about marinades and rubs
  • Master grilling, roasting, smoking, and baking
  • Learn the best ways to cook on gas and charcoal grills
  • Enjoy a 4-course meal with drinks
  • Recipe booklet to take home
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 day with instruction
  • English
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"The hotel is situated one mile from the town of Masham, in North Yorkshire, UK. Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880’s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy an authentic stately home experience. Rooms are furnished with antiques and family portraits, with the warmth and grandeur of a traditional English house.

Welcome area

Guests are welcomed into the Morning Room (reception), which has a level floor throughout where the guests are asked to register. The flooring is wood which is polished regularly and has a large rug. Seating is available in the Morning room with 4 upright armchairs at the registration desk and also 2 large sofas. The Morning room is evenly and well lit, with overhead lighting and natural daylight from the 7 windows. When guests are shown to their bedrooms, the porter will explain the hotel layout and provide information on where various facilities are located. Assistance is available for guests who may not be able to access the Morning room from the alternative entrances. The doors from the Morning room are 37 inches wide and lead into the lower hall. There are seven stairs up to a long, wide corridor providing access to the main public reception rooms on the ground floor. The steps between the lower hall and corridor can be avoided by using the side entrances from the courtyard.

Bedrooms

There are 31 bedrooms within the main house which are doubles. 23 of these bedrooms can be made up with twin beds. On the first floor there are 10 bedrooms and on the second there are 21 bedrooms. Both floors can be reached by stairs or lift. Certain rooms are suggested as easy access rooms, with larger bedroom and bathroom doors, walk in showers and larger floor space. We are happy to rearrange or remove furniture from all rooms if required. Sofa beds are in a number of bedrooms and z-beds can also be put into bedrooms, depending on the size, for family use.

The height of all the beds from the top of the mattress to the floor is around 26 inches. All beds can be raised if required. Rooms are bright and evenly lit both with natural and electric lights. Bedroom lights are controlled by the switches at the front door of the bedroom and also next to the bed. Bedside lamps are also in each room. Additional reading lamps can also be requested at reception. All of the bedrooms offer the following:

  • Bedding choice of duvets or sheets and blankets
  • CD/radio with remotes
  • Complimentary drinks tray
  • Good color contrast between the floor, walls and doors
  • Hair-dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows available
  • Lighting as per above
  • Short pile carpet
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Television with remotes

For guests who may require more items in their room, all of the below are available on request at reception:

  • Bath seat to sit inside the bath
  • Bathrooms
  • “Elephant feet” for heightening chairs
  • Large alarm clock
  • Mobile hearing loop
  • Shower stool
  • Toilet seat to heighten existing toilet
  • Vibrating pillow pad
  • Wash basin stool

All of the 31 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The door into the bath rooms are around 1 meter wide. The hotel offers a combination of baths with showers, or separate showers and baths each of which are stated in the above chart. The toilet height is 16 inches. Seat raisers and shower seats are available upon request as per above. The wash basins are 34 inches high. Grab rails, horizontal and vertical are available on request and some bathrooms have these as set items within the bathrooms or on request. The bathrooms are well lit with overhead lighting and all mirrors have surround-lighting. Towels are located on the heated towel rail holders in the bathrooms. Non slip mats are available next to the bath in all bathrooms.

Public areas

All public areas within the house, halls, stairs, and landings are well lit using overhead lighting and natural daylight. All corridors and stairs are covered with a short pile carpet. The Drawing Room lounge has a wooden floor with no steps and a large rug with 8 sofas, 10 armchairs, 7 coffee tables and a grand piano. The private sitting room has a short pile carpet with 5 sofas and a coffee table. Both have high ceilings with plenty of natural daylight.

Public toilets

There are ladies’ and gentlemen’s toilets located on the ground floor. There are no steps from the main corridor to either and both are located near to the lounges, bar and restaurant. The toilet door has a clear opening of 37 inches. The toilet height is 16 inches for all the toilets. All the public toilets have non-slip floor tiles and all toilets are well lit with ceiling light bulbs. There is an easy access toilet with baby changing facilities. The toilet height in the easy access facility is 18 inches. There is one vertical rail and an adjustable rail next to the toilet which is 29 inches high. The hand dryer height is 35 inches from the ground. There are lever taps on the sinks which is 34 inches from the ground.

Samuel’s Restaurant

The restaurant is situated on the ground floor, at the end of the main corridor. The door opening to the dining room is 46 inches wide. Lighting is natural daylight and overheard lighting which is controlled by dimmer switches. The flooring is polished wood and is level throughout. The chef is delighted to cater for varying dietary requirements throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please advise us when making a booking of any dietary requirements you may require. Breakfast is served in the restaurant, 07:30 - 10:00. A continental buffet is available for you just outside the restaurant and staff will be more than willing to assist you with this if required. Hot breakfast is ordered from a menu and if served to you at your table. We also offer room service breakfast with a menu in the room to be completed and placed outside your room before 02:00.

Bar

The main bar is located on the ground floor, just off the main corridor of the hotel with a level surface throughout. Furniture is a mixture of armchairs with dining height tables and 2 sofas with low tables. The flooring is non-slip tiles and lighting is from a combination of overhead lighting and lamps. We are able to cater for varying dietary requirements throughout the service of food in this area.

Garden

Entry into the grounds and gardens is from a flat level with a path through the grassed terrace. Tables and chairs are available on the terrace during the warmer months, which can be accessed from either outside or from inside the hotel. The garden has a medium incline that leads to over 200 acres of grounds, a 4-acre flat ground walled-garden and an aviary with birds of prey. Benches are available and most paths in the parklands are gravel or ground suitable for scooters.

Spa and treatment rooms

The spa, which includes sauna, Canadian cedar hot tub and plunge shower, is available exclusively for guests to use exclusively for 1 hour slots. The hot tub is reached via 6 steps and has a rail to assist with lowering yourself into the water. Changing rooms are available in this area with bathrobes and towels. Spa treatments are located on the first and second floor accessed by stairs or lift. Most of the treatment rooms are step free and door openings are 32 inches wide. Flooring is vinyl and the rooms are well lit with overhead lighting.

Conference and meeting rooms

Conference rooms are on all floors in the main house. If stairs need to be kept to a minimum please mention this when booking. The Library is located on ground level through the hotel. The Panelled Room is located on the first floor. The Lister Room is located on the first floor. All doors are 32 inches wide. All rooms have natural light with overhead lighting controlled by a switch next to the meeting room door. Upright chairs with or without arms are available and tables have a clear space around the floor of 24 inches. A mobile hearing loop system is available on request.

Day 1

Arrive and settle into your hotel room at Swinton Park.

Day 2

After breakfast, learn about marinades and rubs, as well as a wide range of cookery methods on Swinton Park's gas and charcoal grills, as you prepare a delicious alfresco lunch. The barbecue cookery course will be run jointly with market leader Weber-Stephen, and will cover Weber’s renowned "lid-on" barbecue techniques, allowing you to master the art of grilling, roasting, smoking, and baking. After the class, you will enjoy a 4-course meal, with complimentary drinks.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will check out and head back home.

The Cunliffe-Lister family also run the surrounding 20,000 acre Swinton Estate, and this is one of the many attractions that sets Swinton Park apart from other country house hotels. The Estate stretches from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moorland dales and hotel guests have access to a whole host of country pursuits that include fishing, golf, falconry, riding and shooting. The Yorkshire Dales scenery is outstanding, and there are many popular spots within a walk or a short drive.

Swinton Bivouac is located on the estate, just two miles from Swinton Park, close to the Druid’s Temple - a gothic "folly" in the woods. Swinton Bivouac offers luxury camping in yurts and woodland shacks, along with a stylish café and shop. Swinton Park’s commitment to cutting food miles and carbon emissions and reducing power consumption, following the restoration of its walled garden, the installation of a carbon-neutral wood-chip boiler and an eco-friendly laundry, has been recognized at a national level.

Nearby places

  • Fountains Abbey - UNESCO world heritage site
  • Masham market town
  • Mouseman furniture center at Kilburn
  • North York Moors and Coast
Activities
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Cricket
  • Cooking classes
  • Coracles
  • Cycling
  • Falconry
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kite flying
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Sauna
  • Shooting
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Victorian games
  • Yoga
General
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Bar nearby
  • Café
  • Café nearby
  • Cinema
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
Services
  • Baby naming ceremonies
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Child care
  • Conference room
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair salon
  • In-room dining
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Library
  • Local market nearby
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Valet
  • Wedding

Food plays a prominent role at the hotel. From the grass roots commitment to minimizing food miles and the four acre kitchen garden, to the award-winning restaurant, cookery school and Deerhouse Dining in the Parkland. Wherever possible, we endeavor to use locally sourced ingredients from local suppliers or vegetables, fruits, and herbs from our 4-acre walled garden. Some of our food may contain allergens. We cannot guarantee that our dishes are free from nuts and we do not knowingly use GM foods. The chef is always delighted to tailor a menu to suit any dietary requirements that may be necessary during your stay.

Our chef, Simon Crannage, enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality of the food served at Samuel’s, Swinton Park’s 3 AA rosette restaurant. Samuel’s was featured in The Sunday Times and Harden’s -‘Top 100 Restaurants of 2014 - The Best Places to Eat in the UK‘- and is also listed in Harden’s Guide as a -‘Top Scorer’-. The restaurant has also been awarded membership of the esteemed Chaine de Rotisseurs association, while the hotel has been awarded membership of the Tea Guild, in recognition of its excellent quality of service and high standards.

  • Cycling
  • Falconry - watching the birds of prey at the aviary and flying them to your hand is a thrilling experience.
  • Fishing
  • Get spa treatments
  • Golf
  • Riding and trekking
  • Shooting
  • Take a cookery class. Swinton Park Cookery School is a finalist in the British Cookery School Awards 2013, for the second year running and regularly appears in list of Top 10 Cookery Schools in the media. The school runs a busy program of two day, one day and half day hands-on, practical cookery classes throughout the year. Courses can be either residential or non-residential and are available for all ages and ability levels, including children’s cookery lessons. All cookery classes are hands-on and practical, covering a range of themes and cookery techniques from “Game to Baking” and from” Dishes for Entertaining to Wild about Food” foraging courses.
  • Take a tour to one of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Fountains Abbey, viewing the beautiful abbey, gardens and deer park, then head up to Wensleydale and the historic town of Middleham, where you may see racehorses on the gallops as well as Richard III’s castle. Drive on through Wensleydale, taking in the spectacular views before stopping in the market town of Leyburn for some shopping, with various lunch options in the area. After lunch, travel along the 2014 Tour de France route to Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle.
  • Take the tour “Taste of Yorkshire” which begins with a visit to the famous Mouseman furniture center at Kilburn, then on to Helmsley for some shopping, taking in spectacular views of Yorkshire and the White Horse at Sutton Bank along the way. After lunch at a country pub or the award winning Star Inn at Harome, continue over the beautiful Howardian Hills to Castle Howard for afternoon tea and sightseeing.
  • Visit Castle Howard, Burton Agnes, Harewood House and Ripley Castle.
  • Visit Druid’s Temple on the Swinton Estate, as featured on BBC’s Secret Britain, which showcased the wonderful scenery of North Yorkshire. The Druid’s Temple is located in the woods next to Swinton Bivouac, our luxury ‘clamping’ site where you can also enjoy coffee, light meals and events at the cafe bistro.
  • Visit museums: National Media Museum, National Railway Museum and The Royal Armories.
  • Visit the North York Moors National Park. Travel through picturesque villages, stopping for coffee at Beadlam Grange farm shop, situated on a working farm. On to the traditional market town of Helmsley for some shopping, then up to the Moors and the remote village of Goathland, where ‘Heartbeat’ was filmed before arriving at the seaside port of Whitby for some traditional fish and chips.
  • Yoga classes

The Spa at Swinton Park has four treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge. The luxurious treatments available featuring products by Thalgo, Jessica, Daniel Sandler and Perron Rigot, provide a complete package for all beauty and body requirements. We also offer day spa experiences and packages. These are complemented by the expansive and serene surroundings of the hotel and grounds, with extensive walking and running tracks.

Face treatments

  • Thalgo - the sea, garden of beauty. Thalgo treatments are renowned for their incredible results, harnessing the riches of the sea so you can benefit from powerful healing, revitalizing and rebalancing properties vital for health and well-being. Thalgo’s facials offer spectacular results in anti-ageing, hydrating and purifying. You will also receive a hand and arm massage with Thalgo Youthful Hand Cream whilst the mask is working, so your hands will be as protected and cared for as your face.
  • Daniel Sandler - award-winning make up range. Finish any of your facials with a “Touch of Color” using Daniel Sandler’s award winning mineral based make up, which consists of an application of base, blusher, mascara and lipstick.

Body rituals

  • Thalgo Polynesia Spa Ritual - 80 minutes - GBP 95. Experience Polynesia, the brand new exotic sensorial spa ritual, inspired by four of the most beautiful islands hidden in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. This luxurious treatment begins with an azure water foot bath inspired by the crystal blue waters of the Manihi Lagoon to protect and hydrate the skin. Next is the Exotic Island Body Scrub, a gentle vanilla-scented body scrub blended with pure white sand from Bora Bora, sea salt, coconut shell and algo-monoi for a thorough exfoliation of the entire body to leave the skin feeling smooth and soft. The Mahana Massage incorporates a rhythmic Lomi-Lomi massage and warm sand pouches to loosen muscles and nourish the skin. Finally, Polynesian Sacred Oil from Raïatea, the sacred island, is swept over the skin, its subtle golden pearls leaving a sun kissed glow and a delicate scent of flowers and monoi.
  • Thalgo 3 Algae Body Wrap - 50 minutes - GBP 65. This marine-algae wrap harnesses the incredible benefits of seaweed. Infusing its minerals, vitamins and micro-nutrients into the body, it activates circulation, increases metabolism and relieving aches and pains. Excellent for detoxification and general well-being. Not suitable for those who are pregnant or have a thyroid condition.
  • Thalgo Rebalancing Back Treatment - 40 minutes - GBP 45. A “facial” for the back, using natural marine algae, rich in re-mineralizing ingredients to purify, detoxify and smooth the skin.

Massages

The Spa at Swinton Park’s massage range is designed to accommodate both those who are looking for detox and relaxation as well as those wanting to ease specific aches and tense areas.

  • Bespoke massage - Enjoy an hour of massage together in our double treatment room - 50 minutes - GBP 110.
  • Mums to be can enjoy a full body massage including lying on their tummy, by the use of our mum to be bed with a specifically designed supported niche. Nourishing oil will help to avoid stretch marks, soothe and relax aching muscles - 50 minutes - GBP 60.
  • Swedish massage: Classic European moves to relax and soothe tired and aching muscles, tailored to your specific needs - full body - 50 minutes - GBP 60.
  • Deep tissue: Firmer massage moves for specific muscle tension, tailored to your specific needs - full body - 50 minutes - GBP 70.

Stone therapy

Stone therapy uses warm stones to massage and relax your body using Swedish massage moves, whilst chilled stones flush away muscle tension.

  • Body therapy with stones - full body - 50 minutes - GBP 70.
  • Deluxe therapy with stones - full body with mini facial - 80 minutes - GBP 95.

Beauty

With acclaimed products such as Daniel Sandler and Jessica “GELeration” along with a highly trained team of therapists, The Spa at Swinton Park can take care of all your beauty needs, from the day-to-day treatments (nails, waxing) to more extensive packages for special occasions or events (make-up, spray tan, or beauty packages).

Complementary therapy

  • Indian head massage: An energizing and de-stressing seated massage to relax your shoulders and clear your mind - 30 minutes - GBP 30.
  • Hopi ear candles: A surprisingly relaxing treatment to soothe ear and sinus complaints by releasing pressure from the inner ear together with a sinus massage - 30 minutes - GBP 30.

For men

  • Facial - rebalances oil and removed impurities to leave your skin with a perfectly matte finish but still visibly rehydrated - 50 minutes - GBP 60.
  • Men’s hand or foot treatment - your hands or feet will be perfectly groomed and massaged to help ease aches and pains - 25 minutes - GBP 25.
  • Back wax - 25 minutes - GBP 30.

Teenage services

For the younger generation, we have a range of treatments that have been specially developed to soothe teenage skin, or relieve muscular tension, whilst relaxing the mind. It is perfect for the introduction of teens to relaxation and skin care.

  • Express manicure or pedicure - nails will be shaped, cuticles tidied and nails polished with the color of your choice - 30 minutes - GBP 20.
  • Back, neck and shoulder massage and every day facial - a back, neck and shoulder massage followed by a one to one chat to help with skincare concerns. Facial products will then be selected to suit skin type and advice given for home care after the facial. (above 16 years old) - 90 minutes - GBP 80.
  • Back treatment - a facial for the back with a cleansing, scrub, mask and massage (above 16 years old) - 60 minutes - GBP 45.
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 4-course meal after class
  • Barbecue cooking classes
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Additional meals
  • Beverages
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA).

Arrival by train

Arrive at Thirsk railway station.