|Goldsborough Hall by evening - |
|Oak Panelled Jacobean Library - Covered in Jacobean oak-panelling and with its elaborately painted plaster ceiling, this dramatic room is almost exactly how it was in Princess Mary’s day – even the dog grate in the fireplace can be seen in photographs from her era. |
|Princess Mary's Drawing Room - This large, sunny room, with views south over the gardens was extensively remodelled by John Carr of York and Robert Adam in the 1750s and boasts an Adam marble fireplace.|
|Sir Richard Hutton Dining Room - This room has many 18th century features, including the triumphal Adam’s pillars either side of the bay and decorative cornices, but its stunning focal point is the 16th-century stone fireplace. With carvings depicting scenes from the Old Testament on the over-mantel, this fireplace is said to predate the Hall.|
|The Byerely Suite - The suite is named after Captain Byerley in honour of his most famous horse the Byerley Turk that was buried at Goldsborough Hall in 1706, becoming the eldest of three stallions from which all thoroughbreds must descend. The Byerley family from Middridge Grange in Northumberland inherited the Hall with the marriage of their son, Robert, to his cousin Mary Wharton who then lived here from the late 17th to mid 18th Century.
The room features an Emperor 8ft by 8ft hand-made Jacobean styled mahogany four-poster bed, White Company Egyptian cotton sheets with 10ft wide Siberian goose down duvet, an ivory leather Chesterfield suite with additional double sofa bed, a Partners' writing desk and chair and a large double wardrobe
|The Byerely Suite Bathroom - The bathroom comes with a huge semi-circular 14 jet whirlpool bath, a wireless remote controlled power shower with a 12in monsoon head, computer controlled under floor heating, an oak sink unit with twin basins, a massive heated vanity mirror, a chrome curved heated towel rail, a chrome dual voltage shaver socket, bath robes and towels and most importantly a 'loo with a view'. |
|The Gardens - The Hall’s gardens were originally laid out in the style of
Capability Brown and boast some magnificent mature trees. These include ancient yew, beech and pseudo-acacia, along with giant redwood, white beam and one of the oldest horse chestnuts left standing in the country. There is also a copse of five Japanese cherry trees, given to Princess Mary as a
wedding gift by the Emperor of Japan.
Despite being located conveniently close to a major A road, the 11 acres of gardens are so secluded that the only noises guest will hear are those from nature and there is no possibility of spoiling a photograph with an inconveniently parked car.
|The Hall - One of the beautiful twin chandeliers that hang in the hallway|
|The Hutton Suite - Named after Sir Richard Hutton, who purchased the village and all claimants to its land and stated construction of the current Goldsborough Hall on raise land close to the church.
Guests stay in a Jacobean styled 8ft by 8ft hand-made mahogany four-poster bed. Further room features include: White Company Egyptian cotton sheets and 10ft wide Siberian goose down duvet, the original fireplace, an ivory leather Chesterfield suite with additional sofa bed, a glass topped Dining table and two chairs and a large mahogany Double wardrobe.
|The Hutton Suite Bathroom - The bathroom comes with a large square whirlpool bath and a wirelessly remote controlled shower with a 12in monsoon head which is centrally featured within the bath, computer controlled under floor heating, twin basins, a massive heated demisting vanity mirror, a chrome curved heated towel rail and a chrome shaver socket.
|The Royal Lime Tree Walk - The Lime Tree Walk which was planted by various royal and noble persons between 1925 and 1928 . The walk is awash with over 50,000 Daffodils and variegations of Snowdrops other bulbs. The walk was planted with “ladies on the right and gentlemen on the left, and eagle eyed visitors will notice that the walk ends with a single tree missing on the “ladies’” side.
Plaques have been placed around each individual tree
denoting the planter and the date, including :
HRH The Duchess of York (1927) is better known as Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, wife of George VI and mother to Queen Elizabeth II, HRH The Prince of Wales (1929) is the abdicating King Edward VII and King George V and his wife Queen Mary
|The Wharton Suite - Named after the granddaughter of Richard Hutton, Mary Wharton who married Robert Byerley and ensured the succession of the Hall through the female side of the family. Guests stay in a double sleigh bed and enjoy views over the gardens.|
|The Wharton Suite Bathroom - The bathroom comes with a waterfall shower, which is a unique experience and located within the 12 jet whirlpool spa bath. Further features include a computer controlled under floor heating, glass twin basins, a massive heated demisting vanity mirror, a chrome curved heated towel rail and a chrome shaver socket.