Broughton Hall

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Sleeps: 32 Bedrooms: 17 Bathrooms: 13


Manor Resort Villa
Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids

The truly magnificent, Grade I listed Broughton Hall is a phenomenal period property that is absolutely perfect for special celebrations with your family or favourite friends or corporate events. It sits on a fabulous three thousand acre estate offering ancient woodland, parkland, moorland, reservoirs, walking trails, historic formal gardens, a tennis court, swimming pool, a luxury wellbeing centre, gym and an endless list of special attractions and entertainment venues. The Broughton Hall Estate was established in 1097 and has been home to the Tempest family, one of England’s oldest Catholic landed gentry families, for over nine hundred years. With continual transformation and a mission to be a regenerative space rooted in the nature and wellbeing of humanity and the planet, the estate is now known as Broughton Sanctuary. Broughton Hall is a unique period mansion house that is rich in history and character, offers outstanding entertainment spaces and is sprinkled with lavish furnishings and opulent decor. You will definitely feel the tingle of history as you walk around. The hall boasts seventeen grand bedrooms sleeping up to thirty two guests. In addition to the hall, Broughton Sanctuary offers sixteen holiday cottages that you can also book if there is not enough space in the hall. Guests staying at Broughton Hall enjoy exceptional hospitality with a house manager and hospitality team always on hand to attend to your every whim. In house chefs can create delicious meals and upscale events.

Broughton Hall enjoys a fantastic location less than ten minutes from the popular market town of Skipton, often referred to as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Skipton hosts an award-winning market every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. It boasts the medieval Skipton Castle, a beautiful old parish church, excellent boutiques, unique shops, fabulous restaurants and charming traditional pubs. Skipton has previously been named as ‘Britain’s best place to live’ by the Sunday Times. The town is surrounded by spectacular landscapes including the iconic curved limestone cliff of Malham Cove, as seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Steam railways are available from Embsay and Bolton Abbey and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton. The amazing cathedral City of Ripon, Harrogate, York, the breathtaking Howardian Hills, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Lake District are all within easy reach.

The Tempest Family are believed to have come to England from Normandy during William Conqueror’s 1066 invasion of England and were given land in the aftermath of the invasion. Roger Tempest, the current custodian of Broughton Sanctuary is the thirty second generation of Tempests to be custodian of the sanctuary.

Broughton Hall is a lavish palace, an oasis of gracious and glorious living where you can bring the generations together in a timeless, quintessentially English retreat. This period  property with serious swagger and style offers the perfect venue for mature celebrations, for corporate events, private house parties, retreats or just a round up of loved ones to spend quality time together. The ground floor is home to superb reception rooms and an outstanding kitchen though you may decide to have your stay at Broughton Hall fully catered. These rooms include the red drawing room, the green drawing room, a library, a saloon, a formal dining room, all of which enjoy open fires for a crackling atmosphere plus a conservatory where you can enjoy breakfast with a view and access to the gardens, a billiards room with a full-size billiards table and a gallery. There are also two guest cloakrooms. The rooms are absolutely incredible, very grand and come with lavish, extravagant furnishings. Period features, luxurious fabrics, family oil paintings, plush rugs, intricate chandeliers and vintage accessories come in lavish abundance. Log fires light up the splendour of these magnificent rooms. The red drawing room enjoys a piano where you can spend time tinkling the ivories. Both main drawing rooms can be opened to provide one giant entertainment space. The very grand dining room enjoys a fabulous atmosphere for a candlelit celebration meal. Not only does the billiards room offer a professional quality table, its ceiling is incredibly detailed and a plush velvet sofa provides a good spot to watch.

Guests will sleep like kings in seventeen palatial bedrooms which are spread over the first and second floors. Many offer sensationally adorned four poster beds and most offer ensuite bathrooms. The ‘Bow’ bedroom offers a beautifully dressed super kingsize four poster with glorious garden views and an ensuite bathroom with a freestanding roll top bath and shower. The ‘Captains’ bedroom also boasts a super kingsize four poster bed, an ensuite with a shower and a freestanding roll top bath where you can soak your stresses away and double aspect garden views. The ‘Oak’ bedroom enjoys a kingsize four poster bed and a somewhat hidden ensuite with a copper bath tub. ‘Portico’, ‘Amber’ and ‘North’ offer super kingsize beds and ensuite bathrooms. Guests staying in ‘South’ have a super kingsize bed and use of ‘Gillows’ family bathroom. ‘Smiths’ offers a luxurious kingsize bed and an ensuite shower room while ‘The Old Nursery’ boasts a kingsize four poster bed and ensuite bathroom. ‘Buff’ has a small double bed, ‘Copper Beach’ has a double bed, ‘Penthouse Park’ offers twins, ‘Boudoir’ and ‘Monks’ have single beds and ‘Bow Dressing’ bedroom has a four poster bed. Guest staying in these room share the ‘Delph’ family bathroom. ‘Music’ offers twin beds and an ensuite bathroom and finally, ‘Garden’ enjoys a kingsize bed and and ensuite bathroom. ‘Bow’ and ‘Boudoir’ bedrooms can be set up as a family suite by opening an interconnecting door. With lavish, luxury linens and amazing soft furnishings, you will dive deep into some serious shut-eye.

Guests staying at Broughton Hall enjoy access to all of Broughton Sanctuary’s highly impressive amenities. The grounds are brimming with woodland, parkland, heather moorland, walking trails, meandering rivers, wild reservoirs and 18th century gardens designed by Andrew Nesfield sprinkled with statues, ponds and fountains. You can quickly get lost in the bird song and country air, listen to owls hoot and the wind whispering its way through the boughs of the oaks. A tennis court is available for some healthy competition, barbecues are available for alfresco meals, an outdoor swimming pool is perfect for a cooling swim and Avalon is a leading retreat and wellness centre that can be hired exclusively by guests of Broughton Hall for private wellbeing experiences.

Avalon is a state-of-the-art centre offering a wonderful range of bespoke classes, therapies and experiences, a beautiful, tranquil pool suite with a hydro massage pool, organic shaped sauna and steam rooms and a brilliantly well-equipped gym that all invite reconnection, restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation. Broughton Sanctuary enjoys many other unique outdoor facilities that are rooted in nature and wellbeing. The amazing hospitality team offer numerous activities including bike rides in the Dales, mountain bike trails in Denbers Wood, catered picnic experiences, candlelit woodland dining the Garden of Cosmic Origin along with a roaring fire and treetop canopy, forest walks with a professional forest therapy guide to heighten your sensory awareness, wild swimming, an Iglucraft woodland sauna, a fire temple experience with drumming, singing, stories and workshops, foraging and learning to cook a delicious lunch from your harvest, a sweat lodge ceremony which is a psychical and spiritual purification of the body, mind and soul, walking the labyrinth, visits to the Bronze Age Circle on the moor top, moon bathing and a visit to a hermit hut, a private oasis on the edge of a wild swimming reservoir with an open camp fire.

Alternatively, unleash your spirit of adventure with The Land Rover Experience on-site. Our expert instructors will guide you as you immerse yourself in the thrill of driving iconic Land Rover vehicles through challenging, rugged terrains and off-road courses. End your day with the enchanting 'Broughton by Night,' where you can experience celestial wonders like never before. Set on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, recognized as an International Dark Sky Reserve, Broughton by Night is a must-see for both astronomy enthusiasts and anyone enchanted by the allure of the night sky.

Utopia is a stunning contemporary building designed by Sir Michael Hopkins which is set within the original walled garden for special occasions with up to one hundred and twenty people. It is also set up as a bistro where you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and lunches.

Broughton Hall can be booked for a week, weekend or just for a special event. You will definitely leave with incredible memories and feel totally indulged.  

*** Please note a 50% deposit of the total value is collected at the time of booking ***

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What you should know…

  • Use or private hire of Avalon is available for an extra fee
  • Guests enjoy wonderful hospitality during their stay and can book trips, activities and catering
  • The grounds of Broughton Sanctuary are open to the public in places though the tennis court is private to guests of the hall
  • Please do not hesitate to contact with any questions you may have with regard to special celebrations or events at the hall

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Satellite TV Games Room Indoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Ground Floor
- Saloon with open fire
- Conservatory with french doors leading to gardens
- Library with open fire
- Red drawing room with open fire and piano
- Green drawing room with open fire
- Dining room with open fire and extending dining table
- Billiards room with full-size billiards table
- Gallery
- Two cloakrooms

First & Second Floor
- "Bow" bedroom with super-king sized four-poster bed, south facing garden views and en-suite bathroom with free standing roll top bath and shower*
- "Captains" bedroom with super-king sized four-poster bed, double aspect garden views and en-suite bathroom with free standing roll top bath and shower
- "Oak" bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed and "hidden" en-suite bathroom with copper bath tub
- "Portico" bedroom with a super-king sized bed and en-suite bathroom with shower bath
- "Amber" bedroom with a super-king sized bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower
- "North" bedroom with a super-king sized bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower
- "South" bedroom with a super-king sized bed
- Gillow's family bathroom
- "Smiths" bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- "The Old Nursery" bedroom with king-size four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom
- "Buff" bedroom with small double bed
- "Music" bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom
- "Garden" bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- "Copper Beech" bedroom with double bed
- "Penthouse Park" bedroom with twin beds
- "Boudoir" bedroom with single bed*
- "Bow Dressing" bedroom with four-poster double bed
- "Monks" bedroom with single bed
- Delph family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- 3,000 acre Estate to explore
- Private tennis court
- Gas barbecue
- Outdoor swimming pool (between Arpil and September)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV & DVD
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Plenty of parking

* The "Bow" and "Boudoir" bedrooms can be set up as a family suite due to an interconnecting door.


About the surrounding area of Broughton Hall
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Broughton Hall sits on a three thousand acre estate less than ten minutes from Skipton, a fabulous gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. With its famous nine hundred year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street, the town is endlessly rich in history and outstanding natural beauty. The grand Skipton Castle forms a dramatic centrepiece of this bustling market town, overlooking a colourful maze of quaint streets, ancient woodland and famous waterways. Many of the town’s attractions are linked by the Millennium Walk route. You can stroll along the Springs Branch canal to Skipton Woods and relax on a Leeds to Liverpool canal cruiser.

The incredibly romantic Bolton Abbey Estate is just a stone’s throw away from Broughton Hall. At the heart of the estate is the Priory Church and Ruins of an Augustinian Priory in a beautiful riverside setting. It is the perfect location to sit back and admire the stunning views. Also famous are the sixty stepping stones over the river that offer a fun and challenging experience. North of the stepping stones is a large beach area and lovely picnic spot.

Other Yorkshire Dales highlights include a lovely rewarding walk along the Valley of Desolation to Barden Fell and Simon’s Seat where the views are breathtaking. Strid Wood boasts one of the largest collections of sessile oak trees in the Yorkshire Dales. It hugs the banks of the River Wharfe inviting visitors to walk its shaded paths. The woods are famous for bluebells and wild garlic. Strid Wood is also home to a myriad of wildlife including roe deer, otters, kingfisher and greater spotted woodpecker.

For an extra special treat you could take to the skies or the water. A hot air balloon trip over this wonderful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Nidderdale with a bird’s eye view of Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey and many other attractions is wonderful.

For a grand day out, you can visit Parcevall Hall Gardens which were laid out by the late Sir William Milner and planted with exotic specimens from as far away as China and the Himalayas. The gardens have appeared in ‘Escape to the Country’ and ‘Hairy Bikers’.

Ripon is an atmospheric, charming cathedral city steeped in history and long observed traditions. It is home to numerous magnificient buildings including its 7th century gothic cathedral and a trio of award winning museums. Foodies will enjoy the delicious fine dining available and the whole family will be delighted with the entertainment provided. The city boasts a buzzy market place and reaching from the market place are a collection of narrow streets that are home to charming, eclectic independent shops and cafes. The city’s history is entwined with the church due to the cathedral and the city’s proximity to Fountains Abbey. One of the long observed traditions is the hornblower who has blown the horn at 9pm for 1100 years to ‘set the watch’. Visitors also enjoy Ripon’s outstanding racecourse and children in particular love the theme park. Ripon is a wonderful city to explore and enjoys lovely riverside and canal walks.

The wonderful City of York offers fabulous shopping opportunities and delicious meals in its many gastronomic restaurants. York’s beautifully preserved medieval city walls are the longest complete medieval town walls in England. York Minster is Europe’s largest gothic cathedral. Visitors enjoy climbing the two hundred and seventy five steps of its central tower to take in the fabulous panoramic views of the city. At the York Castle Museum, visitors go back in time in the streets of York and learn about the fascinating history of this incredible city. The Shambles have been voted the most picturesque street in Britain. You shouldn’t miss this ancient shopping street! One of the favourite York attractions is the Jorvik Viking Centre where visitors learn how the Viking-age streets looked one thousand years ago. The annual Viking Festival hosts many events in the streets and on the river. Every trip to York must include an afternoon tea stop at the famous Betty’s Tearooms. It was founded in 1919 and serves delicious cakes and teas. There are also nightly ghost walking tours in York, supposedly the most haunted city in Europe! Shoppers will delight in the many boutiques and designer stores plus there is an excellent Designer Outlet. Harrogate is a gorgeous Victorian spa town with wonderful shops, eateries and spa heritage.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Leeds Bradford Airpiort


Nearest Town/City Skipton


Nearest Village Broughton


Nearest Restaurant The Bull, Broughton


Nearest Supermarket Morrisons or Tesco, Skipton


Nearest Golf Skipton Golf Club


Sightseeing Skipton Castle



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Broughton Hall is a fabulous venue to bring the generations together for the most incredible holiday. The hall is stunning and the gardens absolutely amazing. Children can play tennis, swim in the pool, explore the grounds, take picnics in beautiful places, wild swim in one of the reservoirs, toast marshmallows and enjoy one of the many activities on offer.

Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales is a brilliant location for those that love the great outdoors. There are many stunning places to visit. The Draughton Riding Centre is fabulous for horse loving kids. They offer private lessons, lunge lessons, jumping lessons, hacking and children’s lead rein.

Children love the exciting steam train rides from Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. Built in 1888, the railway is a great way of enjoying the picturesque Dales. You can hop off at Bolton Abbey for a picnic on the banks of the River Wharfe. There are special events including a 1940’s weekend and All Aboard with Ivor the Engine.

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is a wonderful outing with children. Young ones enjoy running, jumping and exploring the ruins and hidden pathways in the water garden. It is a fantastic, historical World Heritage Site with picturesque wide open spaces perfect for family picnics. There are family guided tours, school holiday activities and lots of animal life to find including wild deer and bats. There is a massive adventure playground too with scamble nets, posts, swings, slides, fireman’s poles, a rope bridge and a thrilling zip wire.

The Lightwater Valley Theme Park in Ripon offers much entertainment including dinosaurs, Eagle’s Creek Farm tractor rides, the Lightwater Express train, indoor and outdoor play areas and over thirty thrilling rides. Kangaroo Jump, Lady Bird coaster and the swashbuckling Skull Rock are popular. There is something for all ages and a splendid Treetop Trail where you can explore and view the park from high above on the giant net walk-through experience. Another thrilling adventure in Ripon is a morning or afternoon at Ripon Treetop Nets. Suspended up to 40 ft off the ground in the canopy of giant oak trees, children aged three years and up can enjoy a unique experience. There are over 2000 sqm of slides, walkways, giant trampolines and tunnels all made from netting. It is very popular so it is best to book.

Newby Hall is fantastic for adults and children alike. It boasts a beautiful house and gardens, an exciting adventure garden for children, a famous miniature railway and its Tarantella interactive water play area. The water play involves six jets of water that spring out from the ground forming arcs of different heights and lengths. The adventure garden offers paddling pools, sandpits, swings, climbing frames, bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats.

York has many activities for families including the Hole in Wand Mini Golf, York Minster, The Bar Walls, the Yorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum, York’s Chocolate Story, the National Railway Museum, Yorvik Dig, York Maze and Beetle Bank Farm. The York Railway Museum is massive and fun for young and old alike. Entry to the museum is free. It offers a changing programme of activities with lots to enjoy. As recommended by The Sunday Times, the York Information Centre offers a Little Vikings Spy Trail which will have young ones ambline down the Shambles, staring at the city’s medieval gates and strolling through the city ticking off iconic and eccentric landmarks. Its great fun. Harry Potter fans love the Shambles with its Diagon Alley vibes. Another great way to discover York is by self-drive red boats. You can explore the same river that bought vikings to the city. Brave children may also enjoy the scary ghost tours.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games


For an additional charge and subject to availability, the following experiences and activities are available on-site in the Estate:

Please enquire at time of booking for further information or for accurate price details.

- Access to the Avalon Wellbeing Centre (as shown in the images)
- Fire Temple Experience
- Hermit Hut
- Wild Swimming
- Forage for Lunch
- Forage for Medicine
- Forest Bathing
- Rewind Yourself
- Tree Planting
- Moon Bathing
- Sweat Lodge Experience
- Enchanted Woodland Dining
- Picnic Experience
- Florist Workshop with Brook & Earl
- Nature Crown Workshop
- Holistic Treatments
- Rural Olympics
- Guided Bike Rides
- Mountain Bike Trail
- Walking Trails
- Wellbeing Classes


It is possible to rent Broughton 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.

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
Internet access? Yes, included in rental price
Pets welcome? Dogs are allowed on request only. Dogs must stay downstairs and off the furniture, and can not be left alone in the hall. Please enquire at time of booking.
Changeover day Any
Other Ts and Cs If you would like to use a travel cot & highchair, please request at time of booking

*** Please note a 50% deposit of the total value is collected at the time of booking ***

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