Walking & Activities for Stags

We have offered a warm welcome to many Stag parties, either groups of friends and relatives keen for a weekend of walking and outdoors exploration or a weekend gathering for the traditional pre-wedding male bonding. We welcome any group where the focus is on friendship and time together indoors and outside, rather than prioritising connection over alcohol. Our request is that you respect our space.

The house offers a wide choice of accommodation with space for 14 sleeping in eleven beds in six bedrooms. You will enjoy the wide variety of indoor spaces, the large kitchen for cooking your group meal together, the large dining table to sit around and of course our fabulous views which draw the most comments form guests. You will find our lovely gardens are secluded and the private terraces open onto the stunning views of rolling Yorkshire countryside and are a great location for a BBQ or sitting round our fire pit. There are also many great things to do while you are here including dozens of great country scenic walks strategy from our front door!  


Private Suite for the Guest of Honour

Your guest of honour can choose to stay in our unique first floor suite in the New Building called the Panorama Penthouse. Enjoy breathtaking views of the valley and the sunrise from the large, comfortable lounge. There is an en-suite bathroom and double bedroom (Goldfinch). We have recently added a smart, discreet kitchen here (ready January 2021) so that is an added feature of this stunning area.

Take a look at the other bedrooms and download a document that has images of each room and its layout. 


Food Glorious Food! 

Eating Out

So many choices!  Being close to Skipton, and surrounded by local villages, each with a traditional Yorkshire pub, you are spoilt for choice!  Here are our top 5 recommendations for eating out, we have chosen our absolute favourites! 


22 The Square  (8-minute drive) An Italian Restaurant with the most delicious plates around, conveniently located in the nearby village of Crosshills. There is also a cocktail bar downstairs, perfect! 

The Tempest Arms  (10-minute drive) A 17th Century Inn, located in Elslack, and renowned for serving a luscious menu and huge portions. 

The Dog & Gun Inn  (8-minute drive) A large, traditional Yorkshire Pub with an extensive menu, situated in the nearby village of Glusburn in the Malsis area. 

Mastabs (14-minute drive) Indian Restaurant, small and friendly and full of delicious  Indian meals, located on the high street in Skipton. Yorkshire is known for its fantastic Indian food and Bradford has been called the ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ having won that crown for six years and even hosted the World Curry Festival.

Alexanders Grand Café Bar and Terrace (16-minute drive) On Skipton High Street, located close to the castle, the most beautiful restaurant and bar with beautiful outside terraced seating at the back overlooking the canal. Stunning food, location and restaurant.

Eating In – Private Dining with your own Chef 

Why not treat yourselves to hiring a personal chef to come up to the property and prepare you all a sumptuous meal?  Choose the menu, the time and then relax …. 

The Round Table Dining: Food fit for a king! Based in Harrogate and highly recommended by a previous Hen Celebration 

Chris Monkman Private Dining: Highly recommended by a Hen Celebration in 2019 

Number 9 DeliBased in Horsforth, Leeds 

Private Chef at 40: Tim is a highly experienced chef of 30 years, based in Leeds, Yorkshire. Have a look at his website 

Delicious: Based in Silsden, events and catering are their speciality 

Have a look on this site which is a great tool for finding great private chefs in this area. 


What could be more relaxing after a day of activities than to order a yummy takeaway to collect or to be delivered to the house.  Choose your cuisine, order, then decide which of the six reception rooms/dining areas to eat it in! 

Peking Cuisine: Chinese takeaway in nearby Crosshills, collect or delivery service 

22 The Square: Italian restaurant, collection only 

Mastabs: Indian restaurant, collect or delivery service 


TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Delivery restaurants in Skipton 


If you are out and about in historical Skipton and feel a little peckish, we can highly recommend from personal experience these gems to have a cuppa and snack! 

The Cake Ole

Bean Loved

Two Sisters

Steep & Filter

Bizzy Lizzies award-winning Fish & Chips including gluten-free

Keelham Farm Shop


“There’s now’t quite like a pint of Yorkshire ale” ..  Yorkshire is home to some interesting breweries and beers.

Naylors Brewery  

A local brewery in Crosshills, with unusual and unique beers 



Gallaghers Ale House 

A quirky little ale house in Crosshills 


The Growling Shrew Bottle Shop 

An off-licence with a difference offering a hand-picked section of interesting ales, beers and brews with home delivery.Check them out. 


Skipton Micro Pub

A small niche pub with a warm welcome in the town centre


So much to choose from, so have a look on the link below at what Skipton has on offer 



Read more about the many Breweries in Yorkshire 




Our enviable location gives guests access to the Yorkshire Dales, Bronte Country, Wainwrights walks,  miles of local walks and large, private gardens with lawns, terraces, outside seating, BBQ facilities, and views for miles around. Enjoy the Yorkshire air and the scenery 



Here are some links which take you on walks which depart from the Healthy Home Retreat: 



Go Karting is a great day out for anyone, Stags, Hens, team building and corporate events, birthday treats.  Prestige is the best in the north west and is located in the town of Colne, 20 minutes drive away. They offer practice sessions followed by a Grand Prix. 



A fun ropes course where you zip through the tree canopy in Aireville Park,a lovely woodland in Skipton.



This is an amazing treat for those who love driving! Plenty of packages to choose from for a cracking experience full of excitement your own Instructor. Land Rover have a base on the beautiful 3,000-acre Broughton Estate in some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. They give you the chance to experience the latest technology in their brand new fleet of vehicles.

Yellison Farm Barns, Broughton Hall Estate. 9 minute drive away, just 2 miles out of Skipton 





Plenty of fresh air and exercise! Bring your clubs and enjoy a round of golf 


For non-members at a weekend or during the week  

pay and play 




Members Clubs for Sundays Only 






You are also close to the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, historical Worth Valley Railway, and Bolton Abbey,  and many other Yorkshire attractions,  just send us an email for more information.