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Hipping Hall

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Why We Love It

  • This 15th-century 5-star restaurant-with-rooms blends historic touches with contemporary comforts
  • The impressive 3-AA-Rosette restaurant serves a sumptuous dinner
  • Set between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, this is a dream destination for walkers
  • There is no Wi-Fi here apart from in the lounge -- guests are encouraged to switch off and enjoy the surroundings

91%
Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
"The fabulous tasting menu served to us by very informative staff!!"
Catherine
05. Aug 2018
Preston.Lancashire, UK

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Map & Directions

Parking is free. Benham railway station is a 15-minute drive from the hotel, or Carnforth station is around 20 minutes by car. Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports are around two hours' drive.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Hipping Hall dates back to the 15th century, when it was used as a blacksmith's, and is named after the stepping (or "hipping") stones over the stream by the old washhouse. These days the property comprises a cluster of lovingly restored ivy-clad stone buildings set in 10 acres of grounds.

The real draw of this restaurant-with-rooms is the food. The smart, airy restaurant is a 15th-century hall complete with a beautifully lit beamed ceiling and a minstrels' gallery -- "a gem", according to The Good Hotel Guide 2018. This historic space is an atmospheric setting in which to enjoy the contemporary menu, which features fine-dining dishes inspired by Lancashire and the surrounding counties of Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Awarded three AA Rosettes, the restaurant is listed in The Michelin Guide 2018, which praises the "creative original dishes". The Daily Telegraph says, "nothing we ate was short of divine".

The AA praises the "spacious bedrooms": there are seven upstairs in the main house, three more in an adjoining outbuilding and a further five in the newly refurbished Old Stables building. The décor is inspired by the colours and textures of the local countryside, with cosy deep-pile carpets and modern bathrooms featuring natural stone, slate and limestone, with deep double-ended baths and underfloor heating. Wi-Fi is only available in the lounge.

The property is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, about five minutes' drive from the Cumbrian town of Kirkby Lonsdale, where you'll find a host of shops and tea rooms. Ingleton waterfalls and caves are less than a 10-minute drive away, while the Howgill Fells -- home to top-notch walking routes -- and the Lake District are within 30 minutes' drive.

From the press:


  • "A luxurious but relaxed country house hotel with an emphasis on creative, contemporary cuisine in its superlative restaurant" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Well-appointed bedrooms, a gem of a restaurant and exceptionally helpful staff combine at this very comfortable countryside hotel" -- The Good Hotel Guide 2018

  • "The pocket-sized country house has a timeless appeal" -- The AA

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Separate shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £50 per night for children and adults. This includes breakfast. Dinner is charged as taken and children under 12 are not permitted in the restaurant after 7pm. Infant's cot/crib or extra bed are subject to availability, on request, and must be requested upon booking.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, in some room only, and will be charged at £20 per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

91%
Enjoyed This
(11 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Casterton Leisure Limited t/a Hipping Hall over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Fine dining
Other Comments
Staff very attentive
Jackie 12. Nov 2018 Chorley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Reception staff lovely comfy bed lovely grounds
Other Comments
No log fire cold shower no biscuits in room
jacqui 10. Nov 2018 Lytham Saint Annes, UK
Enjoyed Most
The fabulous tasting menu served to us by very informative staff!!
Other Comments
The staff were excellent fabulous customer service .
Catherine 05. Aug 2018 Preston.Lancashire, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food and any problems with the room resolved without fuss.
Other Comments
No air conditioning in main house rooms so can get rather warm.
John 22. Apr 2018 Barking, UK
Enjoyed Most
The eight course tasting menu was delicious
Karen 09. Apr 2018 York, UK
Enjoyed Most
the food
john 06. Mar 2018 Selby, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food/dining experience was very special
Other Comments
The room we were allocated was not of the standard I expected but I guess this was it was a Travelzoo deal and at a reduced cost? It was a small bedroom with a wrought iron staircase which was not ideal for us as and I would not have chosen this type of room. Having previously stayed here in a beautiful room, thus was disappointing. Having said this the food experience was lovely.
Lynn 29. Jan 2018 Widnes, UK
Enjoyed Most
Peace and quiet in lovely surroundings
Bernadette 08. Jan 2018 Oldham, UK

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