There has been a house on this site since the 1200’s, but no evidence of the original building remains. Instead, all you can see is the magnificent vision of Lord Henry Beaumont, who built a house typifying the Victorian Gothic Revival. The building echoes the style of Pugin, and the façade and staterooms (including a Minstrel’s Gallery) retain their splendour and opulence.
This house was built for parties, and entertaining in fine style. The current Lord and Lady owners have overseen extensive updating to the house, and it now sleeps 31, in 16 en-suite rooms. The bedrooms are found in two Wings of the house, as well as The Clock Tower and The Baroness’ Tower.
Downstairs are both formal reception rooms (the state rooms, including a dance floor in the Armoury), and less formal smaller drawing rooms. Despite its size, the house retains the air of a private family home.
The house sits in 250 acres of parkland, surrounded by a further 1500 acres of farmland and woodland; through which are countless walks and rides. There is a huge amount to do both on and off the estate; it is renown for its game shooting, and there is also course fishing, golf and clay (or skeet) shooting. For more lazy days, there are beautiful gardens to explore, with benches beneath rose arbours and long lawns.
The house is in a village between York and Doncaster (to the North and South) and Hull and Leeds (to the East and West) with easy access from the M62 J34 or 36, or M1, M18 J6. It also has excellent rail links and nearby airports.
If you enjoy going to the races; Doncaster and Pontefract are nearby (your hosts can help you arrange transport and boxes). There is also a rich industrial history to be discovered, with National Trust properties and Arundel Castle.
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Driven French and English partridge.