Welcome to the two ensuite rooms we have available for guests at our lovely newly built home nestled in the Harewood Estate, Leeds Yorkshire. Crafted by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Harewood’s landscape encompasses over 1000 acres and represents one of Brown’s most famous vistas. Away from the formal gardens, Harewood also boasts the naturalistic Himalayan Garden, a wonderful kitchen garden, roman ruins, a small farm, penguins and a free ferry across the lake, to name but a few of the delights. Our house is beside the gates that lead to Emmerdale Farm Film Set and continue along with the circuit of the Leeds Way walking route. Beautiful Eccup Reservoir is down the lane . Outside is the No:36 bus, that takes us to Leeds in one direction and Harrogate and Ripon in the other. Wetherby is just 6 miles away. There are several spectacular wedding and event venues locally .
Harewood, nearby Bramham and Leeds have numerous indoor and outdoor music and theatre venues. Harewood are staging three concerts in July featuring on separate nights Michael Bublé, Bryan Ferry and Olly Murs, here is a link to the ongoing attractions
What’s on – Harewood House. Why ever you choose to visit us be assured of a warm welcome . In current times we are acutely Covid aware and each room has its own outside access to ensure both privacy and distance and we are trained in special deep cleaning and safety protocols, so you can rest assured.
This is one of the two ensuite rooms we offer to guests. Both have their own external access and come with free parking we also offer bike hire and picnic hampers by arrangement. There is WiFi a TV and Radio , complimentary soaps and shampoos and tea and coffee in each room, along with a warm and friendly welcome
We offer complimentary tea and coffee facilities in the room and optional warm croissants can be supplied by arrangement
You can have your luggage sent on to us from the last leg of your journey, and we can store it safely for your arrival. (By arrangement.)
You are welcome to free WiFi which is as good as it gets in a rural setting
(i.e. can be intermittent)
We will have a range of bicycles both regular and electric on hire to enhance your stay. Please enquire and you can reserve your bikes when booking
by permission of Benedict Williams
by permission of Benedict Williams
THINGS TO DO
Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The House was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in Britain.
There are a full of variety, with plants from all over the world. All this in the setting of a magnificent landscape created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Visitors can enjoy exhibitions of contemporary art, rare Bird Garden, Farm Experience and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens to explore.
There's a penguins, house, small farm and animals of all types. There's an outdoor play area with an extensive climbing frame, a free ferry over the lake, a wonderful cafeteria and tea rooms. Harewood also play host to drive in movie nights, concerts such as Cliff Richard or Michael Buble. There are also rallies of vintage cars etc, its worth watching their news blog, so we'll attach a link.
Harewood Castle is a 14th-century stone hall house and courtyard fortress, located on the Harewood Estate, Harewood, in West Yorkshire, England. Harewood Castle is a grade I listed building.
There are several stables nearby, one , Wikefield Farm is next door. You can arrange to stable your horse and several offer horse riding options, a list is available on application.
Muddy Boots Cafe
Its a pleasant walk through the woods to Muddy Boots who offer breakfasts, coffees lunch and dinner menu all carried out to the highest standards and using local produce from the Estate.
Horse Racing takes place at both Wetherby, just down the road and Ripon, accessed from the No36 bus outside.
The luxury No 36 Bus stops outside the house taking passengers to Harrogate and Ripon. The other way takes passengers to Leeds City Centre.
Harewood Bird Garden is a home to over 40 species of birds from around the world. Visit, and you will see the critically endangered Bali starling, charismatic and colourful parrots, as well as our popular colony of Humboldt penguins.
Local Golf Courses
There are numerous local golf courses nearby, two pay and play courses are Leeds Golf Club and the Village, there are also superb historic courses at Moortown, Alwoodley, Headingley, Sandmoor, Cookridge, Moor Allerton, and Scarcroft to name but a few.
The Royal Connection..........
Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary, 25 April 1897 – 28 March 1965), was the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, therefore was the only aunt (paternal side) of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
On 28 February 1922, Princess Mary married Viscount Lascelles, the elder son of Henry Lascelles, 5th Earl of Harewood.
Their wedding was held at Westminster Abbey, and attracted large crowds along the route to Buckingham Palace. The wedding was reported by Pathé News, including the appearance of the couple on the palace balcony. The ceremony was the first royal wedding to be covered in fashion magazines, including Vogue.
It was the first royal occasion in which Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother), a friend of Princess Mary, participated, as one of the bridesmaids. She later married Mary's brother, Prince Albert, Duke of York, (later George VI) and became queen consort of the United Kingdom upon his accession in 1936.
After her husband's death in 1947, the Princess Royal continued to live at Harewood House with her elder son and his family. She became the chancellor of the University of Leeds in 1951, and continued to carry out official duties at home and abroad. She attended the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953, and later represented the Queen at the independence celebrations of Zambia in 1964, and Trinidad and Tobago in 1962. One of her last official engagements was to represent the Queen at the funeral of Queen Louise of Sweden in early March 1965.
Princess Royal lived in the Harewood House until the 28 March 1965 when she suffered a fatal heart attack during a walk with her elder son, Lord Harewood, and his children in the grounds of the Harewood House estate. She was 67 years old. She was buried in the Lascelles family vault at All Saints' Church, Harewood, after a private family funeral at York Minster. A memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey, London.
Six British monarchs reigned during Princess Mary's lifetime: Victoria (her great-grandmother), Edward VII (her grandfather), George V (her father), Edward VIII and George VI (her brothers) and Elizabeth II (her niece).
"What a wonderful location and welcome. Highly recommend a stay at Lofthouse Lodge"