Shallowdale House

Ampleforth, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1439 788325
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£175 - £195
per night

Phillip and Anton are true wizards at hospitality - colourful big bedrooms, tip-top Yorkshire breakfasts and beautiful views


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

£175 - £195 per night

The Experience

Phillip and Anton have a true affection for their guests so you will be treated like angels in small-hotel style. Sumptuous bedrooms dazzle in yellows, blues and limes, acres of curtains frame wide views over the Howardian Hills, bathrooms gleam. Breakfast on the best – fruit compote, dry-cured bacon or Whitby kippers, homemade rolls and marmalade – then walk it off in the garden. By the time you get to the top of these two very lush acres you will feel you’ve had a country hike… so perch on a bench and drink in the Yorkshire air. The many specimen trees planted when the house was built 40-odd years ago are growing up beautifully. Weeping birch, cypress, cherry, maple, acer and copper beech hover over swathes of grass underplanted with bulbs, a double rockery groans with shrubs like viburnum, rosemary and choisya; hardy geraniums, ceanothus, fuchsias and potentilla are popped in for colour. Lose yourself in the landscape – a lovely park-like atmosphere prevails. Nearer the house there are more formal beds, a mini-orchard, a sunny terrace and clematis and roses romping over the arches… mixed planting everywhere but in such good taste.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £175
Singles £170.
2 Twin/doubles
From £175


Special offer: Save 10% on your reservation when you book online on (2 night minimum stay) using code AS23

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Other details
Children over 12 welcome.
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 4 courses, £45. Pub 0.5 miles.


Extremely comfortable and relaxing two night break with my wife, whilst meeting friends in the area. Phillip and Anton were interesting, helpful and friendly hosts. Super breakfasts. Advice was readily provided on local 'off the beaten track' areas of interest. Everything was clean and spotless, the views from the room and the lounge, to the Howardian Hills, were superb. Very spacious, comfortable accommodation, with use of a well-furnished lounge area with tasteful artwork.

Christopher, Knutsford

Thank you Anton and Phillip for making our stay at Shallowdale House absolutely wonderful. My husband and I were visiting from London for a friend’s wedding and from the moment we walked into the house we immediately felt relaxed. The views from our room were spectacular. The attention to detail and choice of furnishings was very stylish, and the food was the best in all of the North Yorkshire Moors. Anton and Phillip are experts in the art of B&B. We hope to be back soon!


Anton and Phillip are wonderful hosts and Shallowdale is an beautiful property, with room views looking out onto pastoral Yorkshire. We had one dinner at Shallowdale and wish that we could have had all our meals there, since the one meal was truly world class. The food is farm fresh, superbly prepared and presented impeccably. Our room was spotless and comfortable, with every little thing that you could want tended to. Oh, breakfasts were wonderful. If we gave stars on this site, Shallowdale would receive the maximum.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anton van der Horst & Phillip Gill

  • Castle Howard : one of the country's major stately homes
  • Newby Hall: a small treasure house with superlative gardens
  • Rievaulx Abbey: beautiful Cistercian Abbey in a peaceful setting
  • Scampston Hall and Gardens: beautiful country home and stunning contemporary walled garden
  • Helmsley: a charming market town with ruined castle and beautiful walled garden - not to mention lots of individual shops