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News Release - Issued by The Black Swan, Helmsley

Romancing The Swan

How perfect that cupid’s arrow lands on Saturday 14th February this year, chance to retreat with your special someone to a love-nest in the country for the weekend.......The Black Swan, Helmsley are offering a choice of divine Valentine’s stays for one night or two nights to include an option of either the Friday or the Sunday evening too.

Check in this cosy North Yorkshire coaching inn, with its intimate atmosphere, snug lounges and superbly appointed bedrooms with huge beds, so deliciously comfortable, you’ll perhaps opt for a romantic lie-in and breakfast in bed.

Your stay includes a romantic 6-course tasting menu on St Valentine’s evening, an array of delectable delights, lovingly prepared by Head Chef Patrick Bardoulet, to woo the palette and feed your ardour. Your stay will also include a lovely cuddly bear and a Molton Brown gift to take home with you. One night stay for the Saturday evening is £275 per couple, and for two evenings which includes a three course dinner on either the Friday or Sunday evenings with accommodation included, the price is £498 per couple.

Offer price is based on a Classic bedroom (double occupancy) There’s a special offer on room upgrades for Valentine’s weekend at £25 per room per night (usually £45). Valentine weekend stays also includes full English breakfast, which may be served in our restaurant or in your room as preferred.
For full details and terms and conditions, see our website.

The iconic Black Swan stands proudly at the head of Helmsley’s market place and has been enjoyed its reputation as a place of excellent hospitality for well over 500 years now. The boutique hotel is suited to walkers, lovers, history buffs and gourmands, with its superb location on the edge of the North York Moors.

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Editor’s Notes –

The Black Swan is a four star country boutique hotel with 45 bedrooms and one of the county’s most superb tea rooms is part of the hotel’s award-winning food offering, along with their award-winning 3 AA rosette Restaurant, ‘The Gallery’ which features stunning original artwork from the Helmsley Galleries. French Head Chef Patrick Bardoulet is passionate about sourcing only the best local ingredients on which to base his seasonal menus.

Long established as a coaching inn, since the C15th, and then as a hotel since the C18th, The Black Swan sets the tone for standards of hospitality in this affluent and rural part of Yorkshire, on the edge of the North York Moors. Awards include North East Regional Winner of The Wedding Industry Awards’ Best Venue 2012 and 2013, Yorkshire Life Hotel of the Year (2008-9) and The Tea Guild’s ‘Top Tea Place’ (2010) and ‘Award of Excellence’ (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013)
Helmsley is one of the prettiest market towns in Yorkshire, with C12th Helmsley Castle ruins and the adjoining Helmsley Walled Gardens to explore. It has the added attraction of being located on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park with miles of unspoilt countryside, as well as being part of the Cleveland Way, it is ideal for keen walkers. Seaside towns within easy driving distance are Whitby and Scarborough and the city of York with its many historic attractions, river and cosmopolitan restaurants and shopping is half hour drive away.

Helmsley Galleries –

An exciting new gallery space in a unique dual hotel location which forms one of the most important commercial collections in the North of England. Original artwork is displayed in both The Gallery Restaurant of The Black Swan, as well as The Feversham Arms, allowing works from a selection of fine artists to be viewed in a natural home-from-home setting in the interiors of these acclaimed hotels. The collection is curated by Stephen Jacks.