Birkbeck House for 15 - 16 guests
  • North
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • Self Catering
  • Sleeps 15 - 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Beds 12
  • Dining For 14

  • Hen Party Friendly
  • Stag Party Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Accessible Friendly

Birkbeck House - North England

Sleeps up to 15 - 16 guests

Free cancellation up to 2 days before your stay in 2020!

Birkbeck House is a unique and beautifully located Party House in the Yorkshire Dales sleeping up to 16 guests in 12 beds.  This dog-friendly accommodation comes with impeccable taste, spacious and elegant reception rooms and breathtaking views from your garden. As this venue also comes with a wedding licence, you're free to, and most welcome to host an event for up to 50 guests although a marquee is required for parties above 35. This is the perfect venue for a family getaway but also works well for corporate retreats due to its modern facilities and comfortable, spacious rooms.

The main reception rooms and bedrooms were traditionally designed to reflect the William Morris period. The owners also caringly left a number of original features such as secret chambers and water tanks, high ceilings, shouty holes, shutters, marble fireplaces and more. The boot room, pantry and kitchen have been recently renovated and equipped with up to date appliances, ensuring you have all the essentials needed for an unforgettable stay. The bedrooms and bathrooms each come with a unique character.

Kitchen and Reception Rooms

The fully equipped kitchen comes with an Aga cooker as well as an electric oven, hob and microwave. You'll also have plenty of space to sort your groceries in this self-catering accommodation as there are two fridges, two freezers, and a pantry. You also won't have too much trouble with washing up as this venue also comes with 2 dishwashers, enabling you to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones.

There are also 2 reception rooms at Birkbeck House, a main sitting room plus a dining room for all your guests which can also be changed into a wedding ceremony room as you can see from the images.

After a day of exploring, you'll be happy to know that this house also comes with a wet room and drying facilities for your boots, leggings, and dogs.


Besides the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales views straight from your 8 bedrooms, you'll also be able to enjoy 11 comfy beds with fresh linen, soft towels, and guest soaps.

Activities at the house and in the local area

If you're looking to relax and ease your mind from the busy city lifestyle, you'll be happy to know that you can also have a hot tub on site, which can be provided from an outside supplier for an extra cost. You're free to hire a hot tub any time of the year and enjoy the spectacular Yorkshire Dales night skies or keep warm round the firepit on the patio and settle in for some serious stargazing! You can also invite a caterer or have a spa treatment onsite.

The local area is simply stunning and often described as a walker's paradise. Explore local waterfalls, visit the Buttertub Pass and take a look at Tour de France cycling routes that were challenging the best worldwide cyclists in 2014. Foodies will love their stay here as well, visit the Black Sheep Brewery, the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, and Cuckoo Hill ice cream parlour. Another thing that our guests simply love is walking around Bolton Castle, taking Alpacas around the village or visiting the White Rose candle makers. Those adventurous by heart will most likely enjoy taking a caving expedition down the ‘Fairies Hole’ at Crackpot or contact Sam at Alfresco Adventures who will be happy to provide you with some other adventurous ideas.


Birkbeck house is partially accessible with a ground floor WC and a 1st-floor bedroom that can be accessed through 13 wide steps, thus making it easier for people with mobility disabilities.  Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair-friendly as it does not have a ground floor bedroom. 

Hot Tub*

Can be rented out from an outside supplier at an extra cost. Simply add it to your bookings under extras.

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Find below a list of activities and ideas that you can bring either to your Party House or do in the local area, for more detailed information on each visit our Activities and Ideas page.

On Site:
  •  Catering
  •  Fire Pit
  •  Gin & Whisky Tasting
  •  Hot Tub Hire
  •  Spa
Off Site:
  •  Caving
  •  Cycling
  •  Walking

Birkbeck House for 15 - 16 guests

Birkbeck, Yorkshire Dales, UK

Closest Train Station :

Hawes Market Place - 12.5 miles

Closest Airport :

Durham Tees Valley International Airport - 32 miles

Nearby Eatery :

The Punch Bowl Inn

Ghyllfoot Bistro/Tearooms

The Farmer’s Arms

The Bolton Arms

The Buck Hotel and more...

Judith C.

My week was fabulous! Birkbeck House is superb for walks and has a beautiful terrace with views that made all of us smile. The kitchen had everything we needed as we cooked all throughout. Parking access was a bit lumpy, but I would definitely visit again!

Joe R.

We were at Birkbeck House for a family holiday and we had a wonderful time. We hiked, cycled, and had a comfortable stay. We particularly loved the bath with such gorgeous views. The owner, Catherine, was extremely helpful. Thank you very much and I would very strongly recommend!

Margaret M.

We were here for a hen do and we LOVED our stay. We were 12 girls and we booked Birkbeck House for a hen night. The location was perfect, the weather was great and we wish we stayed for longer!

Samantha B.

Birkbeck House was truly a very special place to stay. Comfortable and very homely. There were 14 adults and 2 children and we didn't feel in the least bit overcrowded. There was plenty of space. The setting is amazing and was just stunning. Parking was the only real difficulty but because the house is on a slope there is no getting away from that and the view certainly more than made up for that.

Debra P.

It was great in all senses, loads of room very nice rooms and clean. Great kitchen


Pricing Notes

Security deposit: £200 is not included in the price and will be taken by the owner directly.

Booking process: 25% deposit while your balance will be due 10 weeks before your stay.

Check-in & check-out time: 4pm - 10am

Booking Extras:

  • Hot Tub: £300 per booking
  • Dog (not allowed in bedrooms): £30 each
  • Wedding Package 1 – for up to 15 guests: £1,000 per booking
  • Wedding Package 2 – for up to 35 guests: £1,500 per booking
  • Wedding Package 3 – for up to 50 guests: £2,000 per booking