Dalesend Cottages in finals sprint for a 2015 White Rose Tourism Award.
Welcome to Yorkshire has announced that Dalesend Cottages are among the six finalists in the self-catering category for the 2015 White Rose Awards where the finest cottages in the whole of Yorkshire vie for the winner’s enclosure.
Not since 1945, when the last northern-trained racehorse to win the most epic British horse-racing trophy of all, the Derby, owned and ridden by a former owner of Patrick Brompton Hall, has the old house and its luxurious new neighbours, Dalesend Cottages, felt such excitement.
The owners have created four stunning self-catering cottages from the Grade II listed stable block whilst keeping the equestrian theme running throughout the development.
Too often historic conversions leave little of their past but Dalesend Cottages leave you in no doubt as to their roots. As home of a quality Derby winner Charles and Emma have mixed the Stables equine past with the quality such a winner would expect.
Charles was born in Patrick Brompton Hall and after his parents wanted to downsize, moved in with Emma and their three children. The creation of four cottages for couples, created out of redundant space in a stable block that once housed horses, grooms, tack and hay, has reinvigorated a lovely old building and now supports tourism in the area by drawing visitors to Wensleydale all year round. Charles said ‘The original stables in the cottages still house the family horses during inclement weather and guests often enjoy seeing the horses being groomed or fed whilst holidaying here.’
Guests also enjoy complimentary wood supplies for the cottage log burners and biomass heating and hot water, ensuring they are cosy whatever the weather and ensuring the cottages have remained popular during winter months. By choosing contemporary fixtures and fittings, then adding antiques, Persian rugs, beautiful lamps and mirrors into the mix thereby complimenting the old-beamed rooms of the building, they have created a unique holiday accommodation experience, often sought out by honeymooners and couples celebrating special birthdays and anniversaries.
Charles and Emma hope that Dalesend Cottages will be odds-on contenders in the final furlongs of the award ceremony to be held in Leeds later in the year, when the winner of the category will be announced, and bring back a trophy for Patrick Brompton Hall to add to the one Dante brought Middleham and Northern England, in 1945.