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Bullghyll is a 17th century farmhouse nestled in the hamlet of Wharton in the Yorkshire Dales, near to the Lake District and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is the perfect location for exploring the beauty and wonder of this magical part of Yorkshire. The house has recently been lovingly and tastefully restored as a project of Georgina Rose, former Soho House architect; the house has the perfect balance of cosiness, comfort and style, with an easy laid back vibe. Sleeping up to 7 people across 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms while the living space offers cosy comfort with lots of character from the old beams and the cavernous fireplaces, two log burners are ready to keep you warm on chillier days, there is a huge garden to enjoy with firepit and BBQ.

You’ll find a welcome hamper of freshly-baked sourdough, a jar of award-winning marmalade plus a homemade cake and biscuits waiting for you on arrival. Fridges can also be pre-stocked with local produce, beers and wine. If you’re feeling lazy after a long drive, home-cooked supper can be ready waiting for you too, or freshly baked sourdough pizzas can be delivered to the door.

We think Bullghyll is a beautiful escape in every way!

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Bullghyll, Brownber Hall and Brownber House

Bullghyll is a semi detached 17th Century farmhouse, it can be booked independently or for larger groups it can be booked with Brownber House and or Brownber Hall, both a 10 minute drive away.


Sitting Room

Taking centre stage in the sitting room is a cosy log burner nestled in a cavernous old stone fireplace, filled with beautiful light and characterful old beams. This is the perfect place to kick back and take it easy, a squishy sofa and super soft armchairs are just perfect for relaxing after a day spent exploring the wonderful countryside all around.

Dining Room

Gather around the old farmhouse table to enjoy a hearty breakfast as you plan the day’s adventures or catch up over supper in the evenings, there’s a sofa too and a log burner to keep you toasty on chilly evenings.


The kitchen is well laid out with everything you need to make cooking a pleasure at Bullghyll. With a large fridge freezer, two ovens, as well as a dishwasher and washing machine to make life easy during your stay. There is a breakfast table and the central island offers a welcome spot for pulling up a stool and chatting as you cook up a treat.

If you’re feeling lazy after a long drive, home-cooked supper can be ready waiting for on arrival, or freshly baked sourdough pizzas can be delivered to the door. Fridges can also be pre-stocked with local produce, beers and wine.

Bullgyll Suite

With views out across the fields and lots of lovely light this room offers a wonderful retreat at the end of a day out exploring. The superking bed and soft linens are the perfect recipe for a restful night’s sleep.

Mallerstang Suite

With a restful colour pallette, comfy bed and wonderful views, you are sure to feel rested and restored in Mallerstang.

Wild Boar Fell Suite

With a king size bed and soft light filtering through the mullioned windows it will be easy to steal yourself away to dreamy sleep and waking up to those spectacular views, what a way to greet the day!


Wild Swimming Suite

The perfect space for one, beautifully private, a quiet haven to steal away and enjoy a good book before nodding off to dreamland.

Gardens & Grounds

There is an enclosed garden to the front of the house and an enclosed courtyard to the rear, the main gardens and land lie to the side and rear of the house, in all about an acre. With outdoor seating and a firepit with BBQ you can spend warmer evenings outdoors enjoying a sundowner while cooking up a tasty supper, and with lots of space for excited children and dogs to run around everyone can relax and enjoy the fun of lazy summer evenings.



Nearest towns/ shops/pubs/restaurants

Places to visit

  • Hiking and Cycling form the door
  • Wild Boar Fell – 4 miles
  • Howgill Fells – 6 miles
  • Hawes National Park Centre – 15 miles
  • Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle – 20 miles
  • Tan Hill highest pub in England – 15 miles
  • Settle to Carlisle Railway – 40 miles
  • Muker – 14 miles
  • Marina at Bowness-on-Windermere – 32 miles
  • Kendal – 22 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – 24 miles
  • York – 80 miles
  • Whitby – 88 miles
  • North Pennines AONB – 7 miles

Hill Walking & Cycling

  • So many routes to choose from including the Howgill Fells, Wild Boar Fell, into the Dales and across to the Lakes, close to the Coast to Coast path and the Dales highway.

Wild Swimming

  • Catagill Scar on the River Eden
  • Stenkrith Bridge, near Kirkby Stephen
  • Hell Gill at Garsdale Head – A very deep and narrow canyon, almost enclosed, with a stream and impressive rock formations. It descends in easy steps, coming to a 1m waterfall and deep plunge pool.

Star Gazing

  • Superb dark skies are one of the things that make the Yorkshire Dales National Park so special. With large areas completely free from local light pollution, it’s a fantastic place to start your stargazing adventure.

Adventure Guides

  • If you are looking for someone to take you on an adventure wild swimming, ghyll scrambling, climbing or canoeing. Becki and Dan from ‘Into The Outside’ Adventure know all of the best spots.


  • You can buy a day ticket from the local newsagents in Kirkby Stephen, to go trout fishing on the River Eden, either in Kirkby Stephen or Appleby
  • Or If you’re interested in Fly fishing, Boatfield Fly Fishing offer guided tours.

Horse Riding

  • Horse-riding in the Howgill fells with Stone Trail Riding Centre as your guide. They even provide hidden picnic lunches on the hillside for you!
  • Park Foot Pony Trekking Ullswater Lake District, offers the beauty of the open fells, giving fabulous views overlooking Lake Ullswater, that will make your experience magical. This is more suited to the novice riders.


  • Riverside Golf Club is a picturesque course in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It enjoys an idyllic setting, nestling under the Howgill fells in the village of Ravenstonedale.
  • Appleby Golf Course is another local golf course situated alongside the A66, which will be better suited to the more experienced players.
Good to know
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Contactless self check-in
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ grill
  • Luxury Bed linen & Towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Smart  T.V.
  • 1 x Travel Cot & Highchair on request
  • Log burners including logs
  • Supermarket – Kirkby Stephen
  • Walking and cycling from the door
  • Bullghyll is semi-detached but completely separate with expansive, private gardens.


Super King Bed

Walk in shower



King Size Bed

King Size Bed

Single Bed

House Bathroom




Ground Floor

Walk In Shower




Wharton is a small hamlet near Kirkby Stephen, the area includes the Lake District National Park, the Howgill Fells, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the highest peaks of the North Pennines, sections of the Coast to Coast, Dales Way and Pennine Way can also be explored.


  • Hawes – 15 miles
  • Barnard Castle – 20 miles
  • Muker – 14 miles
  • Bowness-on-Windermere – 32 miles
  • Kendal – 22 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale – 24 miles
  • York – 80 miles
  • Whitby – 88 miles
  • North Pennines AONB – 7 miles
Nearest towns/ shops/pubs/restaurants
  • Kirkby Stephen – 3 miles
  • Ravenstonedale 3.8 miles
Airports/Railway Station
  • Kirkby Stephen local – 3 miles
  • Darlington Mainline 40 miles – Kings Cross 2 hours 30 min.
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport – 48 miles