Broughton Hall historic house dates back to the 16th century and sits proudly amidst 3,000 acres of estate grounds, skirting the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The spacious saloon offers an impressive welcome as you ascend the steps to enter through the pillared column porch entrance. Explore the many sitting areas, and then relax during your stay as your every whim will be catered for. The library is full of over 5,000 books and a welcoming open fireplace designed by Charles Sylvester in the 19th century. Read about the history of England, the life of Napoleon Bonaparte or Broughton Hall itself, which is now in the hands of the 32nd generation of the Tempest family, in a line of custodians of the Estate dating back to the 11th century.
Throughout the house are examples of furniture by Gillows of Lancaster. Relax in one of the breathtaking drawing rooms, complete with stunning chandeliers, and a piano if you fancy a tinkle on the ivories. The Red Drawing Room was even used as a film location for Emily Bronte's ‘Wuthering Heights' starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche. Feel right at home around one of the open fires, found in almost every room, and soak up the history of this magnificent hall. There's no need to worry about keeping the fire stoked as there'll always be someone on hand to do that for you, as well as turn down your beds and cater to your every need. You won't need to lift a finger during your stay with all your meals prepared for you by the Estate chef and his team - enjoy a celebratory meal in the formal dining room, or this is the perfect setting for a murder mystery evening.
Wander through the conservatory which opens out to the gardens to the rear of the hall. It's flooded with light and is full of greenery as well as a hand-painted mural on one wall, sure to be a talking point over breakfast or afternoon tea.
The ante-room and billiards room makes an ideal social space and has a stunning ceiling, full-size billiards table and Bose iPod dock. Also on display in this room is a remarkable dolls house made in the 1920s by the current custodian's grand-father from cigar boxes – it's not one to be played with however you can read about its history and creation whilst admiring every detail which has been captured in miniature.
The 17 bedrooms are spread over the first and second floors with most offering fabulously spacious en-suite facilities or a separate bathroom close by. The bedrooms are individually named and furnished creating a unique and characterful, relaxing space in each one. Choose from ‘Oak' bedroom which has a fabulously carved Jacobean four-poster bed, wood-panelled walls and a free-standing copper bath in the en-suite, to ‘North' with a grand four-poster bed made by Gillows, and an opulent carpet – which one will you choose?
On the second floor is the Penthouse area which has its own living area complete with Sky TV, Playstation, DVD player and even a record player, with a large selection of films and records for you to choose from.
Outside, the grounds are at your disposal. Wander through the intricately formed gardens immediately outside the hall or try your hand at a game of tennis. A river runs through the grounds and lovely walks can be enjoyed to the local pub and beyond!
Broughton Hall is a historic house in every sense of the word, but it exudes an ambience of homeliness and comfort throughout. You will have a wonderful experience at Broughton Hall whether you're having a family reunion, celebrating a special occasion, wedding, or a summer holiday.|
Rugs on wooden floors throughout. Saloon: With open fire and French doors leading to… Conservatory: With feature mural wall, seating, stone floor and French doors leading to garden and grounds. Library: With open fire. Red drawing room: With open fire and piano. Green drawing room: With open fire. Billiards room: With full-size billiards table, antique hand-made dolls house (ornamental only) and Bose iPod dock. Ante-room. Dining room: With open fire and extending dining table.Separate ladies toilet: With heated towel rail. 5 steps to… Gallery: Ideal for pre-dinner drinks. Separate toilet.
Lower ground floor:
Scullery: With dining table and stone floor. Separate gents toilets: With heated towel rail.
Delph bathroom: With double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
4 steps to (bedrooms 1-4)…
Bedroom 1 (Bow): With four poster super kingsize bed, DAB radio and en-suite with free-standing roll-top bath, shower attachment, step up to shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 (Boudoir): With single bed (can also be accessed through bedroom 1 (Bow), ideal for use as a dressing room).
Bedroom 3 (Bow Dressing Room): With four poster double bed and DAB radio.
Bedroom 4 (Captain's): With four poster super kingsize bed, DAB radio, Murano glass chandelier and en-suite with free-standing roll-top bath, shower attachment, step up to shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5 (Oak): With four-poster kingsize bed, DAB radio and en-suite with free-standing copper bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 6 (South): With double bed and DAB radio.
Bedroom 7 (Amber): With four poster kingsize bed, DAB radio and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 8 (Buff): With ¾ double bed, mural wall and DAB radio.
Bedroom 9 (Portico): With emperor bed, DAB radio and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gillows bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and heated towel rail.
2 steps to (bedrooms 10-12)...
Bedroom 10 (The Old Nursery): With double bed, DAB radio, old toys and en-suite with free-standing roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Bedroom 11 (North): With four poster super kingsize bed, DAB radio and en-suite with free-standing roll-top bath, shower attachment, walk-in shower area, toilet and heated towel rail. Bedroom 12 (Smith's): With super kingsize bed, DAB radio and en-suite with deep step to marble shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 13 (Garden): With kingsize bed, DAB radio and en-suite with free-standing bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. Bedroom 14 (Music): With twin beds and en-suite with free-standing roll-top bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. Penthouse living room: With 32” Sky TV (full package), DVD player with DVDs, Playstation with games, record player with records and a selection of books. Bedroom 15 (Penthouse Garden): With kingsize bed and DAB radio. Bedroom 16 (Penthouse Park): With twin beds and DAB radio. Bedroom 17 (Penthouse Monks): With single bed and DAB radio. Penthouse bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.
Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fires included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Laundry service at cost. Catering available (from £100 per person per day). Gardens with gas barbecue. 3,000 acre grounds (shared). Tennis court (private). Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There are two staircases within the house both with low bannisters. Due to the age and style of the house every room has low window ledges. There is a fountain in the garden and a river in the grounds.