About High Dalby House

High Dalby House had humble origins as a single roomed 17th century farmhouse. The Boddy family farmed the land for over 250 years during which time the house was periodically extended. In the 1940s the Forestry Commission bought the house and used it to accommodate their senior officers, before selling it on to newspaper magnate Sir Meredith Whittaker in 1956.He and his wife undertook major works,including the installation of electricity, to create a country house.

The owners previous to us bought it in 2010 making alterations and improvements to welcome guests. We bought the property in March 2018 and continue with plans to further improve the property and the site undertaking new landscaping and conversion of semi-derelict buildings into new facilities.

Whilst we continue to offer holidays, our vision is to refine the direction of our home to exploit its private location, luxurious ambience and restful welcoming atmosphere to offer retreats, Holidays and Holydays.

Offering an extremely warm welcome in an unrivalled location High Dalby House is the perfect get away and the special welcome and atmosphere of peace and tranquillity as you step through the gates makes this is a place for guests to press the pause button, reflect, re-calibrate and recreate themselves.

As well as the truly awesome opportunities to explore the surroundings our Quiet Garden provides a true retreat, however you may wish to define or experience it. We can offer bespoke retreat experiences, guided, reflective, spiritual, practical or creative just contact us to tailor your break to your needs

All guests are at liberty to roam the grounds, take woodland walks and enjoy the outdoor space. Stretch out on our south facing patio, engage in wildlife observationand at night, gaze at the stars. You may find inspiration to write, meditate, paint, weave willow, take photographs or simply sit by the lake or stream where you may catch a glimpse of kingfisher or otter.

High Dalby House and cottages also present a magnificent venue for your exclusive use, prayer group,family celebration, house party, business meeting, symposium, for parties of up to 15 guests.

High Dalby House