Welcome to Grove House
The lintel above the front door of Grove House begins to tell you some of its history. Built in 1757, the house would have been an impressive addition to this small market town that drew locals from around Wensleydale to the regular weekly markets, one of which still survives to this day.
Built by William Allen, apparently a doctor in town, the property stood proud in Grove Square, the location of the sheep market attended by local farmers to sell their produce around the area. More residential than the two other squares in town, Market Square and Commercial Square, the house must have commanded a fine position looking out across the Grove Square to the front and the lovely wooded copse to the rear.
Converted to a bed and breakfast in the 1980’s, the house has changed considerably since it was originally built, with the addition of en-suite bathrooms to all of the bedrooms, modern conveniences such as wi-fi and tea and coffee making facilities plus a total refurbishment in 2019. However it still maintains it’s Georgian charm and warmth from the roaring log fire in the winter to sitting in the English cottage garden in the summer, watching the world go by.
Having taken over in the summer of 2017 after despairing of the 24-hour hustle and bustle of the American capital of commerce we sought a quieter life. As a result we bought and have lovingly updated Grove House with a nod to its Georgian past. Dustin’s talents have been developed by a decade in the interior design industry in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City originally hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. His tastes have been inspired by many years as an Anglophile and a love of antiques and historic homes, the favourite of which (amongst many) is Chatsworth in Derbyshire.
Adrian has spent his entire career of 40 years in the hospitality industry, working with a variety of UK hotels followed by a stint in Dallas and then New York with the five star hotel brand Rosewood Hotels & Resorts flagship, The Carlyle as Director of Sales & Marketing. His final role in the corporate hotel business was to open the Loews Regency, Park Avenue, New York after a $100 million refurbishment to reposition the property back as the height of New York chic from the 1960’s, when it first opened.
We are both delighted to live and work in this lovely market town on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and offer the finest of local produce, knowledge and hospitality to every one of our valued guests.