Hipping Hall takes its name from Hipping, or stepping, stones that cross Broken Beck, the little stream that runs past the hotel. With a heritage that dates way back to the 15th century (and parts of the original building are still in use today), Hipping Hall nevertheless manages to wear its heritage lightly. Hipping Hall is worth a visit any time of the year. While summer brings its lovely terrace into play, there’s comfort to be drawn from the oversized fireplaces in winter.
Eat: Kiwi head chef Brent Hulena’s cooking is light and modern. Even in the impressive Great Hall that serves as Hipping Hall's main restaurant, it's always obvious that this is a modern country house hotel with an emphasis on outstanding food and drink (Hipping Hall serves one of the best breakfasts you’ll encounter anywhere). Dogs are not allowed in main house (including the restaurant), but they are allowed on the terrace at the rear (which makes a perfect spot for a relaxed afternoon tea or evening meal when it's warm).
Sleep: Dogs are allowed in two bedrooms in the courtyard cottages (rooms seven and eight). While it would normally be a negative to be restricted to staying in an outhouse, these rooms have been tastefully and cleverly converted into deluxe rooms. Room seven has a bathroom and bedroom upstairs and a cosy sitting rooms downstairs, while room eight overlooks the garden on the ground floor. There’s plenty of space for dogs and you are only a couple of strides from the house.
Walk: This is classic sheep and cattle grazing country, so several of the best walks in the immediate vicinity are likely to be on the lead, but the views are as spectacular as you'd expect from the Yorkshire Dales. One particularly good walk is to join the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, while you can also join the Pennine Way or Pennine Bridleway or opt for a stroll in the Forest of Bowland.
North West England
SD 64310 75799
Q: Can I leave my dog alone in the bedroom?
Q: Where else are dogs allowed?
A: Only the terrace and grounds
Q: Can my dog come with me when I go to eat?
A: Only if you eat on the terrace
Q: Are there any extra charges for dogs?