A Downton Abbey experience at Broughton Hall, Skipton


Sometimes my job can be very glamorous and none more so than an exclusive invitation to dinner and an overnight stay at Broughton Hall, near Skipton.  http://www.broughtonhall.co.uk/broughton-hall/

Situated in some of the most stunning countryside in Yorkshire, Broughton Hall is set within 3,000 acres of extensive landscaped grounds. The Hall is the private home of the Tempest family who have been established in the area for 900 years and the lineage now runs through thirty one generations to the present day.  The location is often used for film and TV dramas and is now also available for exclusive use hire for weddings, parties and events.

When you drive up to the front of the Hall it is truly impressive, but nothing prepares you for the house itself.  After champagne in the stunning drawing room I was given a guided tour of the recently restored 12 en suite bedrooms.  Everything in the house is like a film set and it truly is a ‘real’ lived in house, yours exclusively for a day or a week or anything in between,  however you want to use it.  Every room houses beautiful artwork and antique furnishings, roaring fires (don’t worry there is central heating!) and the boys even have their very own snooker room!

The Hall can accommodate small intimate groups or up to 80 guests for dinner in the drawing room with its golden pillars.  The Hall has its own private chefs who can design any menu you wish using fresh local produce, some from the estate, and will return to cook you breakfast for your guests the next morning.

Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Estate’s Catholic chapel or the local village church, or if you would like a blessing or humanist celebration the orangery or the stunning gardens are absolutely perfect.  Evening celebrations can be held in nearby Utopia if you would like dancing, just a short walk through the grounds.  http://www.broughtonhallutopia.co.uk/index.html

There are very few such unique and exclusive venues as Broughton Hall and I cannot recommend it enough to anybody looking for that something special.  My evening there was a very great privilege and I would like to thank all the team for inviting me.

For further information on Broughton Hall and Aldourie Castle please contact Helen McKenzie Smith, at helenmckenziesmith@broughtonhall.co.uk and don’t forget to mention I sent you!

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