Bowland Hall

Skipton, Yorkshire

Accommodating 6-32 guests

Bowland Hall

Skipton, Yorkshire

Accommodating 6-32 guests

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Bowland Hall an exquisite Grade I listed estate nestled on the periphery of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales in proximity to the charming market town of Skipton, boasts a rich and storied history. This splendid residence can comfortably host up to 32 guests within its 17 meticulously appointed bedrooms and it has proudly served as the cherished abode of the venerable Tempest family since the year 1097. With its timeless allure and grandeur the hall stands as an idyllic setting for all occasions.

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6-24 Guests with a maximum capacity of 32 Guests


13 Double Bedrooms
2 Twin Bedrooms
2 Single Bedrooms


10 En-Suite Bathrooms
3 Family Bathrooms


Dining table comfortably seats up to 32 guests


Linen and Towels
Logs for Fire
Wi-Fi Internet
Plenty of Parking


Cots available on request
Highchairs available on request


BBQ - Gas is provided


Up to two well behaved dogs welcome, sleeping downstairs in the utility room


Arrival Day(s): Flexible
Check In: After 4:00pm
Check Out: Before 10:00am
Cautionary Damage Deposit: £1,000

(for which there will be an extra charge)

Catering - It is possible to rent Bowland Hall as a fully-catered property for an additional charge. The cost will be approximately £100 per person, per day but please do enquire for more information or for an accurate quote
Spa Treatments
Car Hire/chauffeur
Fire Temple Experience,Wild Swimming, Forage for Lunch, Forage for Medicine, Forest Bathing, Tree Planting, Enchanted Woodland Dining, Picnic Experience, Florist Workshop with Brook & Earl, Nature Crown Workshop, Rural Olympics, Guided Bike Rides, Mountain Bike Trail, Walking Trails, Wellbeing Classes - all available on the Estate


No Smoking
No Stag Parties
No Fireworks (£1,000 Fine)

Location - Bowland Hall is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, close to the market town of Skipton and is within easy distance of Leeds and Manchester. The estate is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale, Forest of Bowland, North Pennines and Three Peaks all on the doorstep. The area has some of the most stunning scenery and attractions in the North of England; in addition there are walks, cycle routes, rivers, lakes, and golf courses to enjoy. Broughton Hall is on the main A59 only 2.5 miles west of Skipton. Trains run frequently from Skipton station to all parts of the UK.

Nearest Airports: Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Liverpool airports are easily accessible by road


Bowland Hall offers luxurious accommodation for up to 32 guests, boasting 17 beautifully appointed bedrooms across two elegantly designed floors.

Upper Ground Floor

Saloon: adorned with a welcoming open fireplace.

Library: libraries are enchanting sanctuaries, beckoning you to relax and escape from the outside world by the warm embrace of an open fire.

Green drawing room: a formal drawing room, resplendent in opulence, invites you to savor its grandeur while basking in the warmth of an open fire.

Red drawing room: recline in the inviting, crimson drawing room adorned with a crackling open fire and a melodious piano.

Billiard room: the delightful and jovial ambiance of the billiard room is ideal for post-dinner gaming.

Conservatory: constructed in the 19th century, this splendid chamber offers a charming refuge for relaxation, enveloping you in tranquility as it beckons you through its elegant French doors into the enchanting garden beyond.

Dining room: the splendid dining room provides a dramatic ambiance bathed in the warm glow of intimate candlelight, enhanced by the inviting presence of an open fire.

Two Cloakrooms: two elegant cloakrooms featuring stylish washbasins and modern WC facilities.


The sprawling Bowland Hall Estate encompasses 3000 acres of meticulously manicured gardens, lush woodlands, and expansive open fields—an idyllic haven for avid hikers, cyclists, anglers, and nature enthusiasts alike. Amidst this breathtaking backdrop of striking architecture and awe-inspiring landscapes, guests can savor leisurely promenades, engaging tennis matches, and picturesque waterside picnics.

Those fortunate enough to reside at Bowland Hall are granted unrestricted access to the estate's remarkable array of amenities. The grounds abound with enchanting woodlands, stately parklands, vibrant heather moors, meandering hiking trails, serpentine rivers, untamed reservoirs, and 18th-century gardens meticulously crafted by the visionary Andrew Nesfield, embellished with graceful statues, tranquil ponds, and captivating fountains. In this sanctuary of bird songs and pure country air, one can lose themselves in the soothing hoots of owls and the gentle whispers of the wind as it caresses the oak tree branches.

For those seeking active recreation, a well-maintained tennis court awaits spirited competition, while barbecues provide an opportunity for alfresco dining. An inviting outdoor swimming pool offers respite from the sun's warmth, and the exclusive Avalon retreat and wellness center beckons for private well-being experiences. Avalon, a cutting-edge sanctuary, offers an exquisite selection of tailored classes, therapeutic treatments, and immersive encounters. Its serene pool suite features a hydro massage pool, an organically designed sauna, and steam rooms, while a fully-equipped gym stands ready to facilitate reconnection, restoration, relaxation, and rejuvenation—a comprehensive haven for guests of Bowland Hall.


All the bedrooms at Bowland Hall are wonderfully furnished and each enjoys a very individual character, the wood panelled Victorian Oak Room, the quirkiness of the Old Nursery and the regal grandeur of the North Room are sure to guarantee a memorable experience for all. Every bedroom enjoys striking views of the beautifully landscaped parkland and 17th century formal gardens. Most of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there are two additional family bathrooms available. All of the bathrooms have the best classic British fitments, designed in traditional style. The bathrooms have a character of their own too, from walk-in marble showers and comfortable roll-top baths, to spacious and uniquely decorative havens.

The Hall - First Floor

Bow Bedroom: the luxurious room boasts a grand four-poster super king-size bed, an opulent en-suite featuring a free-standing roll-top bath with a convenient shower attachment, and a stylish step-up shower cubicle.

Boudoir Bedroom: a cosy single bed, also accessible via the Bow bedroom.

Bow Dressing Room: the luxurious four-poster bed exudes elegance and charm.

Captain's Bedroom: experience ultimate luxury in our spacious suite, featuring a lavish four-poster super king-size bed and a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom complete with a free-standing roll-top bath, a convenient shower attachment, and an elegant step-up shower cubicle.

Oak Bedroom: featuring a magnificent four-poster king-size bed and an elegant en-suite bathroom complete with a stunning free-standing copper bathtub and a convenient shower attachment.

South Bedroom: a comfortable double bed awaits, inviting you to relax and unwind.

Delph Bathroom: featuring a spacious double shower enclosure.

Amber Bedroom: enjoy the luxurious comfort of a grand four-poster king-size bed and unwind in the spacious en-suite, complete with an indulgent bath and a separate rejuvenating shower cubicle.

Buff Bedroom: inviting featuring a comfortable 3/4 double bed.

Tottering Bathroom: featuring a luxurious bathtub, convenient shower attachment, and a separate shower cubicle.

Portico Bedroom: experience the luxury of an Emperor-sized bed in an opulent room featuring a private en-suite bathroom with a refreshing shower over a luxurious bath.

The Old Nursery: this inviting room features a comfortable double bed and a luxurious en-suite bathroom complete with a charming free-standing roll-top bath and a convenient shower attachment.

North Bedroom: spacious room featuring a grand four-poster super king-size bed and a lavish en-suite bathroom complete with a free-standing roll-top bath, a rejuvenating shower attachment, and a spacious walk-in shower area.

Smith's Bedroom: this luxurious suite features a spacious super king-size bed and an elegant en-suite bathroom, complete with a deep step leading to a beautifully crafted marble shower cubicle.

The Hall - Second Floor

Garden Bedroom: this luxurious room features a spacious king-size double bed and a modern en-suite bathroom complete with a lavish free-standing bathtub, a convenient shower attachment, and a separate shower cubicle.

Music Bedroom: this room features twin beds and an elegant en-suite bathroom complete with a luxurious free-standing roll-top bathtub, a convenient shower attachment, and a separate shower cubicle.

Penthouse Suite

Penthouse Living Room: Our entertainment setup includes a deluxe 32" Sky TV package, a DVD player stocked with a curated collection of movies, a Playstation loaded with a variety of engaging games, a vintage record player accompanied by a selection of vinyl records, and a library of diverse books.

Penthouse Garden Room: featuring a spacious king-size bed.

Penthouse Park Room: adorned with two elegant twin beds.

Penthouse Monks Room: featuring a cosy single bed.

Penthouse Bathroom: featuring a relaxing bathtub with a convenient shower attachment.



The Bowland Hall Estate has been the home of the Tempest family since 1097. The Grade 1 listed hall dates back to 1597 with later additions including the two wings in 1810 by the renowned architect William Atkinson. He also designed the impressive Durham Cathedral. Over the generations, the family have collected a fine collection of paintings and furnishings and are said to have one of the best collections of Gillow furniture in England. The estate is now owned by the 31st generation of the Tempest family.


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