Exceptional estates to explore
For the first time in its history, guests are now able to take over The Hall at Bolton Abbey on an exclusive-use basis, the ultimate secluded private escape. Steeped in history, it is situated in 28,000 acres of Yorkshire Dales and has been the holiday home for the Dukes of Devonshire and their families since the 18th century.
Home to 12 individually designed rooms, ten of which have been redecorated by acclaimed designer Rita Konig, all boasting spectacular views of the gardens and the romantic 12th-century Bolton Priory Church and ruins. With a grand dining room, beautiful drawing room and a more informal games room, there is plenty of space to relax and unwind. Offering quintessentially British hospitality at its finest, it is the perfect setting for family gatherings or groups of friends seeking a private takeover.
Lady Burlington stated "I hope that guests will gain as much pleasure from The Hall as our family has over the years. We are extremely fond of this part of Yorkshire and visit often. This is an exceptionally beautiful National Park and Bolton Abbey is the ultimate base to walk out and explore it from. A stroll around the Priory ruins and Strid Wood is a favourite walk of ours and not to be missed.
Our team can create thoughtful itineraries to ensure that guests are able to make the most of their stay and enjoy locally sourced food at its best. Much of what they'll enjoy will be sourced from the river, moors and kitchen garden on the Bolton Abbey Estate. Our butlers, gardeners and chefs are here to take care of guests' every need throughout their stay."
Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this riverside country home is a stone's throw from the Priory Church and Augustinian Priory which dates back to the 12th century. A playground for country pursuits, the dedicated onsite team can arrange a wide range of activities, tailored to any group. These include guided hikes, cycling trips, fly fishing and more. Additional activities, such as horse riding and clay pigeon shooting are just a short ride away and available on request. Those looking for a slower pace of life can enjoy croquet on the lawn, water colour painting lessons and photography workshops. In addition to the beautiful surrounding gardens, guests will have access to a secret walled garden which has been curated by the Head Gardener. Peter has worked on the estate for the last 30 years and can provide an interesting tour with insights into the kitchen garden produce and cutting flower beds which provide for The Hall. Guests staying in April and May can enjoy Crack of Dawn Drives with the estate team who will take residents onto the moor to track rare, endangered species such as curlew chicks or head out for morning otter and pup spotting before a hearty breakfast back at base. Travelling further afield, guests can visit local towns and gardens, such as the beautiful spa town of Harrogate and RHS Harlow Carr.
Championing seasonal, local, organic produce, The Hall promises locally sourced dining at its best. From a more formal affair in the grand dining room, or a relaxed fireside evening supper to a delicious picnic to be enjoyed alfresco or a spoiling afternoon tea in the drawing room, anything is possible. For a more interactive experience, guests are invited to join the chef for a guided foraging experience before returning to The Hall to cook up a delicious meal using foraged produce.
The Hall at Bolton Abbey is available from £25,900 for three nights for 18 guests, inclusive of room, board and staff.
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