History of the Hall


House & Estate

Set in 150 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland.

All 14 bedrooms in the old hall, dating from the 17th Century, have been individually decorated, providing comfortable and relaxing rooms. All have ensuite, with Freeview TV, phone and complimentary WIFI. A Further 32 bedrooms are situated on the Old Stables part of the Hall and guests can enjoy Fine Dining in the light and airy conservatory. Our Leisure Suite has a Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam and Jacuzzi and also the latest Life Fitness equipment. Our new Beauty Therapist Salon offers a wide range of treatments.

Owston Hall is a Historic Listed Building and the addition of 18 Executive Bedrooms in 2007 had to be developed within rules laid down by English Heritage. The building rests gently and sympathetically with the original country house and old hall, while the interior offers the discerning guest the best in both comfort and the latest facilities

The African scene

The African scene referred to in the title is an invention by the artist, but amazingly all the animals shown in the painting at one time lived in the parkland surrounding Owston Hall, which still stands to the north of Doncaster near Askern. The painting was commissioned by Philip Davies Cooke of Owston Hall in 1828. In the following year, it was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.

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