Manor House, Red Lion Hotel – Yorkshire Dales

Burnsall, Yorkshire Dales

Daniel Thwaites

Bowman Riley designed the renovation of the 1883 Manor House, part of the 16th-century inn, The Red Lion in Burnsall on the banks of the River Wharfe.

Daniel Thwaites purchased the Red Lion in 2021. Following several successful renovation projects for Daniel Thwaites across their inn portfolio, our team was brought on board to support the refurbishment of the Red Lion.

Our brief was to preserve the historic building whilst enhancing the guest experience. We converted the manor house’s former 11 bedrooms into eight larger spaces in line with guest expectations.  The rooms available include three family rooms – each with two bedrooms – four signature doubles and one large feature room. Working collaboratively with the interior designers, Sacha Interiors and contractor, Wilkinson Group to deliver the project; sensitive to the history of the building incorporating a modern countryside aesthetic with a hint of Scandi.

We designed the external works, including new windows, doors, rainwater goods, roof and chimney repairs, repointing, and façade improvements.

Our team remodelled the interior of the building, which was stripped back to the bare bones except for the masonry walls, upper floors and roof. We arranged for structural improvements and timber treatment to be carried out. We developed improved fire protection, thermal and acoustic improvements with new finishes, sanitary ware, fixtures and fittings.

Steve Martin, operations director at Daniel Thwaites, commented:

“We are thrilled to have reinvested back into the manor house and see this project come to life.”

The project has been shortlisted for Insider Property Awards Refurbishment and Renovation Project of the Year 2023.

Photo credit Daniel Thwaites.