A luxury hotel and wedding venue with 24 rooms and 40 staff will continue on with "business as usual" after it was sold. 

Wharfedale Grange has acquired Solberge Hall country house hotel in Newby Wiske, Northallerton, for an undisclosed sum.

The 24-bedroom Georgian hotel is set in nine acres of woodland situated near the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales and since 2015 has been owned by Classic Lodges hotel group.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Solberge Hall country house hotel in Newby Wiske

Solberge Hall will be managed by Wharfedale Grange, the same group which runs the leading luxury wedding and events company between Leeds and Harrogate.

Wharfedale Grange is a high-end hospitality venue featuring a purpose-built wedding barn with a ceremony room and feature bar, a detached Grade II Listed 18th-century farmhouse with six bedrooms and further ancillary accommodation in the farm outbuildings, plus an award-winning floristry shop.

CEO, owner and operator of both businesses, Claire Thomas, said “We are excited to announce the successful acquisition of Solberge Hall Hotel and our intention is to substantially enhance and upgrade the 200-year-old manor house hotel over the course of the next year and put it back on the map as Wharfedale Country House, an opulent hospitality destination specialising in luxury weddings and events. 

"Solberge Hall fits perfectly into our growing hospitality portfolio.”

The deal includes purchasing all assets including the hotel, restaurant, facilities and grounds. 

All 40 members of staff will transfer over and it will remain “business as usual” as a hotel, wedding and events venue until all work is completed.