Thorpe Hall History and the Fawside family

Thorpe Hall was built in 1680 by the Fawside family, who came from Scotland with King James I, and it remained in the family's ownership until 1956.  The Fawsides changed their name to Farsyde and extended the old house in both 1835 and 1844, taking tremendous care to blend the old with the new.  There is much history and legend surrounding the Farsyde family with their part in the various political and religious conflicts as Lords of Fylingdales Manor, serving the various monarchs over the years and being involved in many battles of the times, both home and abroad.

More locally, they were involved in shipping and smuggling and there is still an enclosed secret stone hide in the rear garden thought to have been a stash to hide contraband. It is said that it was used to receive a regular barrel of brandy for the local constable's cooperation!

The family's legacy is still very much alive, with their coat of arms carved above the doors, fireplaces and on the out buildings. It is also depicted with two framed portraits in oils in one of the reception rooms.



Hoping to stay for one night and/or within 48 hours of booking? Please contact us by email or telephone (the latter is preferred for last minute stays) to check availability. 

£75 - £90 per room per night including breakfast
(based upon double occupancy, depending upon the room type and season)

Thorpe Hall
Middlewood Lane
Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood's Bay
North Yorkshire YO22 4TT

+44 (0)1947 880 667


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