The story so far:
When you stay at Cambridge House, you’re staying in a former WWII officer’s mess. The first dwelling was a seventeen century cottage which was extended in 1914 to become the house as we see it today. During WWII, it was requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence to be the officer’s mess for Reeth Battle School which was the training centre for The Reconnaissance Corps, the people who went behind enemy lines.
The commanding officer, Major John Parry, lived at Cambridge House along with his pack of beagles which he brought up from Kent by train to London, across London by taxi and finally by train from Kings Cross to Darlington having purchased a train ticket for each beagle! This was during a world war! The beagles lived in the corner of the much larger garden and became a familiar sight on the hills around Reeth.
After the war the house was owned by a series of families until it was sold in the late 1990s to the previous owners who undertook extensive renovation to restore the character and features removed during the 1950s ‘modernisation’. In 2004 Cambridge House, fully restored, welcomed its first guests as a country guest house. We moved to Cambridge House in 2013.
Since 2013, we’ve made improvements to enhance your stay which has been recognised by Visit England awarding us the top status of 5* Gold; Visit England ROSE Award for customer service and Welcome to Yorkshire ‘Best Guest Accommodation of 2018’.