Located near the village of Grewelthorpe which is named by combining the morish dish from Oliver Twist, “Gruel” and “Thorpe” which means outlying farmstead in old English; this pavilion has outstanding views of the classic English countryside and overlooks a gorge brimming with trees.
Set in a nineteenth-century garden of follies, waterfalls, and Gothic structures, the dwelling is cleverly built into a Romanesque ruin, the old arches first conceived by the famous 18th-century British architect, Robert Adam. Today it consists of an airy bedroom, sitting-room, bathroom, and kitchen and is accessed by an unmade track.
The area is great for taking long walks through the dramatic scenery and stopping in traditional pubs for a delicious ale and hearty lunch. Then through the woods, past Arthurian grottos and on to Mowbray Castle a dramatic ruin perched on one of the many hills which has recently been restored by the Hackfall Trust and the Woodland Trust.