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 to create a country house.

However, it fell into disrepair until the owners previous to us bought it in 2010 and made alterations and improvements to welcome guests. We bought the property in March 2018 and 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 those holydays where the emphasis is more distinctively spiritual, that of “a retreat.”

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 observation. You may find inspiration to write, meditate, paint, weave willow or simply sit by the lake or stream where you may catch a glimpse of kingfisher or otter and at night gaze at the stars.

High Dalby House and also cottages present a magnificent venue for your exclusive use, prayer group,family celebration, house party, business meeting, symposium, for parties of up to 14 guests.
Guests have use of the dining room, garden room and sitting room where books DVDs and CDs, games and puzzles, sky TV a BOSE music system are there for guests to enjoy.

Our five bedrooms are well appointed with either an en-suite or private bathroom. Each is named after a historic North Yorkshire abbey.

High Dalby House