The Hall was built by architects Watson and Pritchett (we think!), between 1815 and 1820 for the High Sheriff of Yorkshire, Richard Bethell. It remained the Bethell family seat until after the Second World War when it was leased to St Philomenas Convent School. After the school closed, the house stood empty and in an increasingly derelict state, until we bought it in 2001.
Following an extensive and painstaking restoration program, we have been lucky enough to call Rise Hall our home for the past 12 years.
We both have a passion for British heritage and were excited not only about rescuing an important building but also creating a family home which has the capacity to host fabulous weddings and events.
We are very proud of what has been achieved by our team of amazing tradesmen and are thrilled that Rise Hall, with your support, is now able to offer a sustainable contribution to the local community.
Above all, we want Rise Hall to be filled with people, laughter and fun and hope you find it as magical a place to be as we do.
Sarah Beeny and Graham Swift