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Skirlaugh, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU11 5AE

The Holtby family has lived and farmed at Dowthorpe Hall for over a hundred years.
John & Caroline have made a wonderful, comfortable and welcoming home with extensive gardens.
Caroline has been a professional cook for many years and enjoys making the guests feel at home with delicious home made food using their own vegetables and locally produced beef, lamb, game and pork. Fresh fish is a must for dinner as the sea is only a few miles away.




The house is late Georgian with a large drawing room and dining room for the use of the guests. In the winter, fires are lit to keep the guests warm and in the summer, drinks can be served in the garden's Summer House.




Three and a half acres of garden are carefully tended by John and Caroline, with large herbaceous borders, a pond with an island and bridge, and spectacular mature trees. Vegetables are grown in a potager and are used all summer for guests and family.




Caroline prides herself on her cooking. You will find the meals beautifully presented on best china with every care taken in finding the best flavours and ingredients. A typical dinner would consist of a fish course, meat or game course, and pudding. Breakfast is traditional with stewed fruit from the garden and freshly laid eggs with your bacon and sausage, followed by toast and homemade jam or marmalade.




Twin en suite room with 4ft antique mahogany beds, the room has beautiful views of the garden.

Double room with canopied bed and basin, private bathroom across the landing. This room also looks onto the garden.

Single room, small and prettily decorated with Jane Churchill fabric and looks over the farmyard.



"Home from home but with Haute Cuisine" - Michelle & Peter Dobbs, London

"Marvellous food & company, thank you" - Tim Roberts, Stokesley

"We slept well and ate very well" - Elizabeth & Peter Lutzier, Guildford

"Great to be back, I'd forgotten how good your breakfast was" - Dan Wilkinson, N.Yorks

"Just a note to say that your B&B was the best we have ever stayed in.
We could not have enjoyed our visit more and my birthday dinner was a special treat.
Thank you so much for making us so welcome and cooking such a delicious meal"

Mr & Mrs K Hodson, Norfolk



No smoking

No pets

(please note that we do have our own dogs)



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