Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Braithwaite Hall is a working hill farm situated in the lower reaches of Coverdale which borders the more famous Wensleydale. The farm has a large flock of Swaledale sheep and a beef cattle herd.
We are located 1 1/2 miles along a single track lane outside of East Witton, and there is plenty of parking spaces for all of our guests.
Located above the hall on "Braithwaite Hill" stands an iron age fort whose remains can still be seen.
The name Braithwaite is of Scandinavian origin meaning "broad clearing" - a reminder that much of this area was well wooded up to the medieval period. This land was once a forest and supplied firewood to neighbouring Middleham Castle.
The earliest reference to a house at Braithwaite is 1301, when listed as a grange to Jervaulx Abbey. The Hall was also owned by the City of London for a time during the 17th century.
Re-modelled in 1667, the Hall boasts a splendid oak panelled drawing room with a large open fireplace. Where guests can sit and relax and take in the ambiance.
Braithwaite Hall is ideally situated for walking or exploring the famous Yorkshire Dales, with footpaths going through and around the farm.
Free fishing on the river Cover is available during your stay with us.
An Award Winning farmhouse breakfast is served every morning in the dining room. Including homemade bread and preserves, our own eggs, local bacon, award winning Masham sausages and local black pudding, fresh fruit, yoghurt's and cereal.
Please note we do not allow dogs in the Hall as we have our own resident labrador.
No children under 12 years.
We are very sorry but we do not take cards as payment. Only cash, or cheques for deposits.
Arrival time is after 4pm, and departure time is 10.30 am.
We are closed from December through to March for Bed & Breakfast but our Self catering apartment is available all year.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more information.
Charles & Vicky Duffus.