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Luxury 5* Bed and Breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales

About Us

A Shared Heritage

You’ll be intrigued to know that our award winning guest house in Reeth wasn't always a bed and breakfast. Its' heritage dates back to 1914 when R. Proctor extended a traditional stone cottage to provide family accommodation in the house as it appears today. During The Second World War the site was requisitioned by The Ministry of Defence to become the officers' mess  for The Reeth Battle School. The most illustrious officer was Major John Parry, the commanding officer in charge of the Reconnaissance Corps whose motto was 'only the enemy in front'.

Cambridge House was also home to Parry’s beloved beagles which he transported from Kent, across London in a taxi, to Kings Cross station where he purchased individual tickets for each dog for the 250 mile train journey to Darlington. They lived in a compound in the northwest corner of the gardens and became a familiar feature out and about on the surrounding moors.

 We invite all those who stay at our Swaledale bed and breakfast to come and share in the illustrious history of the area, and learn more about the tremendous impact the military presence has had on the surrounding communities.

                                                          

 

Forward-thinking Preservation

 

As you will notice upon arrival at our guest house, the site has undergone extensive restoration following the loss of some of its' period features during 'modernisation' in the mid-twentieth century. The photo shows Cambridge House, the three storey grey building, in the 1950s.

Cambridge House was acquired by the previous owners in the late 1990s who set about restoring as many of the period features as possible to resurrect some of its original charm and grandeur.

It is this very building today that has become one of the most popular bed and breakfasts in Swaledale, offering guests accommodation with period features and antique fittings and furniture but complimented by the privileges of modern technology. 

                                                                                             

A Helping Hand

Robert and Shelia, owners of Cambridge House, are pro-active supporters of a range of charities, such as Swaledale Mountain Rescue, Great North Air Ambulance, Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the R.S.P.B., whose donation boxes you will find throughout our lobby. These organisations are solely funded by charitable donations from the public and provide an integral service to locals and visitors alike throughout the North Yorkshire area.

Here at Cambridge House we are passionate about providing fantastic service, and we believe that the little things matter just as much as the big things.

We are proud of our achievements and we like to share them with you. Please see our Awards Page to learn more.

Certificate of Excellence
2015 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2014 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2013 Winner