A relaxing getaway for 2019
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reset the body and mind for the year ahead. Make a start on those New Year’s resolutions by focusing on self-care – which will, undoubtedly, be much needed following the indulgent festive season! We believe that a deep detox is the best way to create a blank slate for your body and mind, allowing you to greet the year ahead with new energy and perspective. With numerous countryside walking routes and a luxury spa nearby, we encourage our guests to make the most of not only the hotel, but the surrounding area.
Perfect for a winter’s break, our Tearoom, cosy log fire and surrounding walking routes combine some of Britain’s most favourite pastimes. Why not escape from the cold and cosy up to our crackling log fire with a quintessential afternoon tea? Featuring delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and sweet cakes – and of course, a warming pot of tea, you’ll enjoy a truly traditional yet unique afternoon treat. Afterwards, take the opportunity to head outside for a brisk outdoor walk in the Helmsley countryside. With many walks available that differ in length and ability, there’s something suitable for everybody. The Cleveland Way is a popular walk that boasts 110 miles in length – one for the avid walkers amongst you! Alternatively, for a shorter stroll, Dalby Forest offers 18 miles of walking trails, and is blessed with 8,000 acres of picturesque woodland.
For the spa lovers amongst you, the Verbena Spa at Feversham Arms welcomes guests from The Black Swan. Just a short walk away, the spa offers a range of health-boosting treatments and facilities. With treatments including a bespoke facial, hot stone massages and detoxifying mud wraps, the expert therapists are dedicated to providing a service that’s specific to each guest’s needs and preferences. Make sure to also try out the unique Heat Experience, which features a cleansing steam room, sauna and unique Monsoon Feature Shower.
In addition to beautiful walks, Helmsley also offers many popular visitor attractions – including the historic Helmsley Castle, National Centre for Birds of Prey and scenic Helmsley Walled Gardens.
Why not extend your stay with us and book overnight? With classic, contemporary bedrooms that combine country-inspired style with comfort, you’ll end your stay with a tranquil night’s sleep. Please click here to see our bedrooms in more detail.
Cheeky Little Getaway
What better time to embark on a surprise getaway than in the New Year? Treat your loved one to a luxurious break away from the stresses of everyday life. You’ll experience some of our most delicious food offerings in addition to a relaxing overnight stay.
Upon arrival at The Black Swan, you’ll be greeted by our friendly team before being shown your bedroom – where you’ll find a tasty surprise waiting for you. With complimentary Champagne and locally made chocolates for you to enjoy, the indulgence will begin as soon as you arrive. The rest of the day is for you to spend however you wish – whether that’s curling up in our lounge with a book, or venturing out to discover the town of Helmsley.
As the evening draws in, you’ll be welcomed into our Gallery restaurant for a delicious two-course dinner. Featuring high quality gourmet-style dishes, you’ll be in for a unique taste experience. With dishes ranging from steak tartare and line-caught red mullet to a cappuccino crème brûlée, you can rest assured that each element on your plate will be fully traceable – as we pride ourselves on using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Please see here for the full sample menu.
Why not spend the rest of your evening enjoying your favourite tipple at our Cygnet Bar? With almost 200 different varieties of wine and Champagne to choose from, there’s sure to be something suited to your taste – and for something a little fancier, we also have an extensive range of cocktails so that you can try something different.
When you’re ready to settle down for the night, you’ll retreat to one of our Classic Double bedrooms. Our rooms combine country-chic style with comfort, with the colour scheme reflecting that of the surrounding North York Moors countryside. If you’d like to upgrade, you’re more than welcome to book one of our Feature or Superior rooms for a supplementary charge.
In the morning, we’ll present you with a full English breakfast to get your day started in the right way. With locally sourced ingredients, you’ll enjoy a tasty yet filling breakfast before departure.
For more details about our offer, or to book, please click here.
New Year Celebrations at Black Swan
Here at Black Swan, we’re hosting the ultimate New Year’s break so that our guests can celebrate in style. Starting on 30th December, we’ll be providing you with entertainment and delicious meals to keep you going until New Year’s Day.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a festive welcome before being shown to your room. You’ll then have the chance to indulge in a sweet cream tea and glass of Champagne – what better way to begin your New Year celebrations? The rest of the afternoon is to spend as you please, whether that’s heading out for a winter stroll or treating yourself to your favourite winter cocktail at the bar.
We’ll be serving a delicious three-course meal in our Gallery restaurant as the evening draws in, before being entertained by singer and guitarist, Val Bilton. You’ll then retreat to one of our luxurious bedrooms for a tranquil night’s sleep.
We’ll start your New Year’s Eve in the best way possible by serving up a traditional Yorkshire breakfast. Whether you choose to enjoy a long lie-in, explore the picturesque scenery that surrounds us or venture out to discover what Helmsley has to offer, you can make your day as busy or as relaxing as you want it to be. In the evening, make sure to get dressed up in your glad-rags as we’re hosting a black tie Champagne and canapés reception. You’ll then be welcomed into The Gallery restaurant, where we’ll be serving a hearty seven-course Gala dinner, featuring dishes that range from Lindisfarne oyster and North Yorkshire beef fillet to a bitter chocolate delice. You’ll also enjoy entertainment from glamicature-ist Ingrid Sylvestre before your meal, followed by a treat from magician Mark Waddington during the dinner to keep you going.
The entertainment doesn’t end there, since you’ll enjoy a performance by The Emerald Thieves in our Garden Room, who will be playing throughout the evening until it’s time for the countdown. Upon welcoming in the New Year, our bagpiper, Rachael Blueman, will be giving a special performance.
Wake on New Year’s Day and you will be treated with a traditional full Yorkshire breakfast before departure. If you’d like to extend your stay with us, you’re more than welcome to book with us for another night. For more information on our New Year’s package, please click here.