Rookhurst Country House Hotel is full of contrasts. The high ceilinged Victorian section, built about 1870 in the Gothic style, includes the Dining Room, the Drawing Room and two of our five en-suite bedrooms. The other three bedrooms are low-ceilinged rooms with exposed timbers in the 17th/18th century farmhouse.
The large rooms with high ceilings and grand church-like windows are typical of the Gothic style and all of the Victorian fabric of the house remains intact. The inscriptions on the tiled Entrance Hall and on some of the bedroom fireplaces are typically moralistic Victorian sentiment.
There is a Whaley Coat of Arms over the front entrance and Portrait Heads adorn the outside of the Drawing Room window.
The farmhouse part of the house has undergone a number of changes since the 17th century, but still retains much of its traditional character – thick stone walls of local stone, small mullioned windows, lots of exposed timber and a roof of very large stone slabs.
After your day exploring the Yorkshire Dales, relax in a bath and then join us in the Drawing Room before dinner (served at 7:30pm) for an aperitif. An open fire adds to the atmosphere as guests recall their exploits of the day.
Judith specializes in traditional home-cooked English dishes, made with fresh mostly locally produced ingredients and she bakes the bread for Breakfast. Her homemade specialties will be hard to surpass anywhere in the Dales.
Approximately half the items on our Wine List come from smaller French vineyards and the balance includes examples from Australia, Spain, North & South America, New Zealand and Lebanon.
We cater for both Bed & Breakfast (B&B) as well asDinner, Bed & Breakfast (D,B&B) and our en-suite rooms are relaxing and comfortable.
Spend some time with us and enjoy what Rookhurst and the Wensleydale area have to offer – peace and relaxation. Perfect!
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