Ann and I have decided to close Throapham House at the end of June 2017 to spend more time with our family and pursue our other interests. We regret therefore that we will be unable to take any new bookings as of today (20 June).
Any guests with outstanding bookings will be able to contact us on our usual telephone number or by email, but after 30 June our business telephone number will be disconnected.
We have thoroughly enjoyed the last 11 years and would like to thank all our guests for their custom over the years. We’d also like to thank friends and colleagues associated with Welcome To Yorkshire from whom we have learned so much about ‘God’s Own County’. Long may Yorkshire’s tourism industry thrive and prosper under its guidance.
We’ve had some lovely summer weather at Throapham House this year, with a bumper crop of fruit – including around 20 pounds of grapes from our one and only outdoor vine – and we now have a good stock of home made jams and preserves in the cellar. Meanwhile I’ve been busy with my camera in our garden watching the progress of the seasons and managed to capture this stunning sunset over the village of Laughton-en-le-Morthen. It reminds me of a Saturn V rocket leaving the launchpad. The village forms part of a nice walk from Throapham taking in the English Heritage property of Roche Abbey.
Ann and I are currently working with partner organisations on some exciting educational opportunities for young people in the region. We’ll add updates on here as these projects develop.
We’re naturally both delighted that Yorkshire has landed this opportunity to showcase what the region has to offer and to be part of something which should bring lasting benefit to local people for years to come.
We’re planning to do some essential restoration work on the older sections of the roof and chimneys during August 2012. This means that scaffolding will be erected around the main part of the house during this period and that roofers will be working during most of the day.
We understand this might affect your stay as follows…
Access to front door via front gate only – the side gate leading from the car park may be closed;
Some parking restrictions due to the presence of scaffolding;
Note that the Dewhurst bedroom should be mostly unaffected by this work.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.