Welcome to Dalesend Stable Cottage Apartments, located on the estate of Patrick Brompton Hall, a house often described by locals as ‘the secret jewel of lower Wensleydale’.
A short history of Patrick Brompton Hall
Built in 1703 by a Samuel Atkinson, the house is a fine example of a classical Queen Anne house, Grade II* listed. Although papers show Samuel built the hall and it was extended in the 18c to the rear, the ownership of the hall passed through generations and descendants of the Elsey family. They are too numerous to list here but a full history of occupants is placed in your cottage apartment. The Ropner family have owned it from 1958.
A key feature of a Queen Anne House is symmetry. Interior access flows from room to room with doors at either end of each room so that you can pass from one end of the house to the other from either side of the 17c house. Adjustments or additions usually close some of these doors, and Patrick Brompton Hall is no exception. The use of wooden shutters is also a large feature and most of these have been maintained.