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Welcome to Thorpe Lodge, an elegant listed Georgian house that is the family home of Tommy and Juliet Jowitt. The colourful rooms are all full of antiques, masses of pictures, ornaments, and comfortable soft furniture, adding up to the quintessential informal English country house look par excellence.
The guest rooms are large, full of light, and exceptionally well thought-out, thanks to interior designer Julietís experience doing up some of the UKís major hotels.
Twelve acres of beautiful gardens and woodland have been created over the last twenty years by Tommy and successfully mix natural, country, and formal styles. Explore the spectacular borders, the walled garden with its wonderful roses, and the hornbeam walk. From the first snowdrops in January, through the daffodils and bluebells in the spring to beds ablaze with colour throughout the summer and autumn, the garden is a constant joy.
The house is right in the middle of the county of North Yorkshire, at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales about two miles south of Ripon, and is ideal for a luxurious and relaxing break.