Overview

Set in 870 acres of glorious rolling countryside, ancient  woodland and historic landscapes. We now primarily offer holiday cottage lets, our formal gardens, and venue hire. On the estate there are also dairy farms, private lets, walks, and a whole host of wildlife.

Overview

Set in 870 acres of glorious rolling countryside and woodland in North Yorkshire, this charming country estate, first referred to in 1589, now primarily offers luxury holiday accommodation with our formal gardens and stunning views of the Valley known as the ‘Deep Dale’. On the estate there are also farms, real estate lets, and weddings coming soon!

Wildlife Haven

Set in 870 acres of glorious rolling countryside and woodland in North Yorkshire, this charming country estate, first referred to in 1589, now primarily offers luxury holiday accommodation with our formal gardens and stunning views of the Valley known as the ‘Deep Dale’. On the estate there are also farms, real estate lets, and weddings coming soon!

Estate History

Set in 870 acres of glorious rolling countryside and woodland in North Yorkshire, this charming country estate, first referred to in 1589, now primarily offers luxury holiday accommodation with our formal gardens and stunning views of the Valley known as the ‘Deep Dale’. On the estate there are also farms, real estate lets, and weddings coming soon!

A Wildlife Haven

Thanks to the estates expansive woodland and natural meadowland and streams, there is a thriving natural activity. Ranging from hares, rabbits, squirrels, roe deer, fallow deer, and even newts.  From barn owls, red kites, pheasants, kestrels, curlews,  a plethora of garden birds and many more! All of which are especially visible from Yew Cottage.

A Brief History

From the monastic affiliation with fountains abbey 800 years ago. to the gunpowder plot, to a WW2 base, and the recent family history of the Hutchinson family from 1933 onwards. There has been much change and many a tale to tell about the Estate and at Hob Green. 

1589

The earliest written record of a house at Hob Green is to a William Wray, a mercer, selling cloth in Ripon to the local gentry. A record of his trading exists in the form of a book kept by him and his son, also called William Wray.

1687 – 1948

The Reynards were yeoman farmers from nearby Scarrow, part of the parish of Ripley. So began a period of ownership for the Reynard family which lasted for 261 years. The Reynard family over the next two centuries built most of what now exists at Hob Green and laid out the gardens.

1948 – 1979

The Hutchinson family became the new owners of Hob Green in 1948. It was used as a family home until 1979.

1982

Hob Green Hotel is opened by their son, Michael Hutchinson and was run for 30 years.

2012

Following the closure of the hotel in 2012 part of the house has returned to being a family home and in 2021, Reynard House was created as a holiday let.

2021

The Hob Green Estate re-brands itself into a luxury stays group, whilst retaining their rich history. The gardens have always been a passion of the family evolving from a working kitchen garden, ornamental borders and lawns to the more formal gardens of today. Recent years have seen the addition of the ‘Rug Garden’ and the remodelling of the ‘White Border’.

History Blogs

The Hutchinson Family 1933-Present

The Hutchinson Family 1933 to the present day The Hutchinson family trace their roots to Alston in Cumbria, where they had lead mining and farming
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The Reynard Family 1687 – 1948

The Reynard Family 1687 – 1948   The house passed through various hands during the 17th century, including William Wray (the younger), John Southwell and
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Hob Green’s Earliest Record 1589

William Wray – 1589 The earliest written record of a house at Hob Green is to a William Wray possessing a “messuage copyhold in Hobgreene”
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