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Over­look­ing the Howgill Fells, within easy stride of both the York­shire Dales and the Lake Dis­trict, Brown­ber Hall is a quin­tes­sen­tial Bri­tish coun­try re­treat given a smart, mod­ern re­boot by its young own­ers, Peter Jaques and Amanda Walker. Hav­ing swapped Lon­don for York­shire’s western fringes, the cou­ple has trans­formed a grace­ful Vic­to­rian prop­erty into a chic guest­house, pep­per­ing it with an­tiques, mod­ern art, vel­vet so­fas and board games. Cooked-to-or­der break­fasts, freshly baked cakes and an hon­esty bar help stoke Brown­ber’s food cre­den­tials. As does the cou­ple’s most re­cent ad­di­tion – a new restau­rant spe­cial­is­ing in sour­dough piz­zas. brown­ber­

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