Brownber Hall - Beautiful Escapes
Yorkshire Dales

Brownber Hall

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Brownber Hall is set on a private estate with Brownber House in a wonderful rural location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, overlooking the beautiful Howgill Fells, away from the crowds but still well-placed for a day out in the Lakes or the Dales. It provides the perfect base for outdoor adventures.

Brownber is a very special place, it has an easy, laid back feel that gives you that comforting feeling, the kind of place where you know that you really can treat it as your very own home. No need to worry about children and dogs, Brownber is a place where there are no strict rules, everyone is welcome to enjoy this beautiful Hall, the perfect location for get-togethers with family and friends. There’s a wonderfully relaxed, sociable feel here with plenty of space for everyone to spread out.

If the sun is shining, you can spill out onto the south-facing terrace or into the garden with mature trees and smooth lawns, which have beautiful views overlooking the fells, with dining and barbecue facilities.

The Brownber Hall & House collection also includes Bullghyll, a 5 minute drive, sleeping up to 7 people,

Brownber Hall has been featured in the Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Guardian, Condé Nast, Harper’s Bazaar, House and Garden, Suitcase Magazine, Vanity Fair and Marie Claire. It was also named iPaper 2019 Hotel of the Year before pivoting to become a private rental post Covid-19.

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The Brownber Estate

Brownber Hall is one of three properties owned by Peter and Amanda in this stunning location. Brownber House is elegantly decorated and beautifully renovated, the perfect retreat for a family getaway or friends gathering in Yorkshire. Bullghyll is the third property in the collection, just a 5 minute drive, from the main Brownber Estate, a 17th century farmhouse with an acre of garden.



When you arrive at Brownber you immediately feel a sense of freedom. As you walk across the expansive terrace to the entrance you are greeted with the most spectacular views of the fields and fells and you know that this is going to be a very special place to stay.

Peter and Amanda took over as the custodians of the Hall in 2016, and have been slowly and carefully re-imagining aspects of the building ever since. This is absolutely key to the feel of the place, Brownber is absolutely of the moment, rustic, various, sweet, fun. Proper thought has been applied to the interiors giving the property its own unique style, a mixture of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and reupholstered furniture along with contemporary pieces. Masses of books, prints, photographs, rugs. Softly sanded floor boards. Beautiful William Morris wallpaper kept from the Hall’s previous incarnations.



Brownber Hall is located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park is also easily accessible for day trips (approximately 40 minute drive). The the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is easily accessible too.

It is a 10 minutes drive from J38 on the M6, and nearest amenities are a 10 minute drive away in Kirkby Stephen.

Nearest pub (The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale) is just under 2 miles away.

Kirkby Stephen is about seven miles away for stocking up.

Living Space

Stepping in from the entrance lobby the large open sitting room with log burner links to the dining room and kitchen and the second sitting room. There’s a lovely flow connecting the ground floor so that everyone can have their own space without being totally cut off, perfect for groups, families and children.

Furnishings are a mix of contemporary pieces, vintage finds and lots of interesting conversation starters too! Comfy sofas to curl up on, cosy corners by the windows for losing yourself in a good book, handy tables dotted around for impromptu board games, and there’s even a cocktail bar for pre- supper drinks (or just anytime drinks!)

There are two large sitting rooms, a dining room with a large dining table seating up to 16 and a beautiful kitchen sprawling across the ground floor, making the Hall the perfect place for gathering. With beautiful views from the windows all around of the Howgill Fells you really feel immersed in nature.

Kitchen & Dining

The large dining space is perfect for gathering together for a hearty breakfast before a ramble across the fells or for a tasty supper after a day exploring and catching up on everyone’s adventures. Seating upto 16 the long old pine table is open to the spacious kitchen which is well equipped with a range oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and everything you need for your culinary creations! Not forgetting an excellent coffee machine for those wake you up morning coffees!


Eight beautiful bedrooms on the first floor, one on the ground floor, most looking out across the Howgill Fells, imagine waking up to those views! All the bedrooms are en-suite and furnished with soft comfy beds, crisp white linens, and pops of colour in the soft furnishings make for restful bedroom retreats.

Terrace & Garden

If the sun is shining, outside is the place to be, step out to the south-facing terrace and into the garden with mature trees and rolling lawns, take in the beautiful views overlooking the fells. Make the most of warmer evenings with dining on the terrace and with a barbecue and fire pit you have everything you need for cooking up tasty suppers or long lunches.

Good to know
  • The owners live on the estate
  • Typical arrival day: Friday or Monday.Flexible arrival and departure dates may be available please call to check.Arrival time: 4- 5 pm
    Departure time: 10:30 amNo change over days on 25th, 26th December & 1st January
  • Private garden with BBQ & Fire Pit

  • Woodburner

  • Wifi

  • Central Heating

  • All mod-cons including washing machine, dryer, dishwasher

  • Private chef  – details on request

  • Ample parking for several cars
  • Away from the crowds but still well-placed a day out in the Lakes or the Dales. Brownber provides the perfect base for outdoor adventures. Join the Coast-to-Coast path for some serious walking, explore sleepy country lanes by bicycle, enjoy a bracing plunge in one of the many local wild swimming spots or hop onto the wonderfully scenic Carlisle to Settle railway. Return to deep comfort, dark skies, a barbecue and a fire pit. Smardale nature reserve is just on your doorstep.


7 Double Rooms – 2 can be set up as twins.

1 Single Room

8 En-suite Bathrooms


The unspoiled villages of Newbiggin-on-Lune and Ravenstonedale lie at the foot of the Howgill fells in Cumbria. These villages together with the farms and homes scattered around them form the parish of Ravenstonedale which is part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Nearest Railway Station – Darlington

Nearest Airport – Durham Tees Valley

Nearest Railway Station – York 17 miles

Nearest airport – Leeds Bradford airport 50 miles

Nearest beach – Whitby 40 miles
Nearest towns/ villages /restaurants
  • Newbiggin-0n-lune
Nearest local attractions
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Lake District
  • North Pennines A.O.N.B.


We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

August 2023
Hi Angela
We had a wonderful stay! The area was beautiful and the house was perfect – it comfortably fit our party of 12 and 3 children, having en-suites was a real game changer. Peter was incredibly hospitable for the entire trip, he even brought over a fresh bag of sugar for us to make a crumble with because we left it too late to get some from the shop! He was at the end of the phone when we needed him. The booking process with beautiful escapes was seamless and straight forward. No complaints at all and we’re already thinking about our next trip up to potentially stay at Brownber Hall again! So a huge thank you!!!
Kind regards