Tucked between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, Solberge Hall is in the perfect position for exploring a lovely part of Yorkshire. This Grade II Georgian manor in what is now called ‘Yorkshire’s Herriot Country’ feels like a wealthy uncle’s residence more than an hotel. It has character aplenty, understated charm and an intimate atmosphere, with views over the surrounding countryside. In fact, Solberge traces its history back to the 11th century at the time of the Domesday Book, when it was acclaimed as a district manor.
Set in its own rolling acress near Newby Wiske, Northallerton, Solberge Hall is an ideal location: the White Horse of Kilburn, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, and the Wensleydale Railway are all nearby. Picturesque Wensleydale and Aysgarth Falls are an hour away by car. It’s two miles from the A684, just over 3 miles from Northallerton station and an hours’ drive from Leeds-Bradford airport. This is a perfect location to break a motor journey from the South to the North along the A1 (M) as Solberge Hall is just a few miles east of Leeming Bar.
The current mansion was built in 1824 by John Hutton, a wealthy local landowner. The Hall retains much of the character of when it was originally built and, as you look out over the exceptional Yorkshire views, you can understand why Hutton made his home here. Elegantly-proportioned and individually-decorated guest rooms combine traditional charm with contemporary touches, and many rooms boast stunning views over the gardens and Yorkshire countryside beyond. The interiors reflect its Grade II façade: ornate decorations, oil paintings, antiques and chandeliers, a grand dining room—named after the inventor and steel magnate Benjamin Talbot, whose home it was in a later era—and an inviting staircase leading to 24 bedrooms, all traditionally furnished and with exposed beams and plush curtains. Standard rooms feature double or twin beds, or opt for a family room for two doubles (one sofa bed), a dining table and two TVs. Some rooms have four-poster beds. All are stocked with Harrogate Spring Water, and coffee- and tea-making facilities.
Breakfast opens with a buffet of fruit, cereal and pastries, followed by made-to-order hot dishes such as eggs Benedict, omelettes or a full English breakfast. Talbot’s restaurant serves classic British cuisine. Chef Damon Connelly is in charge here, serving classics with a twist: Mason’s Gin cured Salmon for starter, followed by lamb, or braised ox cheek or steamed Sea Trout or Yorshire sirloin steak. Many herbs and vegetables are grown on the estate and local produce is preferred—including cheese from nearby Shepherds Purse.
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