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The house is an Art Deco timepiece, lovingly restored by recent owners. Built in the 1920s, its exterior hides sylish features of an earlier age.


The rooms all give out a strong sense of warmth and comfort. The hallway is spacious with an internet terminal thoughtfully provided. The staircase is almost grand (but not out of proportion to the rest of the house)



Some might find Rowleth End slightly quirky. And all the better because of it.

It is not a bed & breakfast, where you are only welcome after 4pm, where you hide in your bedroom except at breakfast time, and the owner's rooms are definitely out of bounds.

It is not an hotel where a multi-national mult-lingual staff will look after most of your needs most of the time, and an assistant manager is on hand to pick up the pieces and smooth over the cracks.

And it is not a guest house run with a rod of iron, strict rules to be followed, seating plans at dinner, and with even stricter meal times.

Rowleth End is Roger's home. He welcomes you to share it with him during your stay. There is plenty of space downstairs to mingle and relax. Parts of it more formal than others.

If you stay for dinner (most do), you will meet and get to know your fellow guests over a drink in the bar beforehand, you will most likely share a dinner table with them, and during coffee in the drawing room by an open fire afterwards, you will cement new friendships.

Roger has a team of young unpaid helpers to help him run Rowleth End. They come from all over the world, becoming part of the household for a few weeks each. They exchange a few hours work for free board and lodging. They are a wonderful bunch of people and have much to offer to Rowleth End and its guests.




Downstairs, there is a cozy drawing room with open fire, books, board games and a gramophone player (wind-up, 78s only).



The larger dining room next door seats guests for a substantial buffet breakfast (hot and cold) and four course dinner, with plenty of space and opportunity to linger afterwards.




The Bar/Television room is an extremely informal room, technically part of the owner's quarters.

The room also houses a large screen television set (ideal for Rugby Internationals and unmissable episodes of Dr Who), and a very cumfy sofa, a mahogony bar and two equally comfortable leather bar stools with which to prop it up.






Rowleth End Guest House
Gunnerside / Low Row
Upper Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales DL11 6PY
e: t: 01748 886327