Prince Rupert House is a beautiful Victorian guest house situated within the picturesque Red House Estate in Moor Monkton just off the A59 roughly halfway between York and Harrogate. Our non-smoking bed & breakfast has 3 ensuite guest bedrooms. The rooms have been tastefully furnished to a high standard - each with their own style and character. All are equipped with colour flat screen TV with built in DVD player, free WiFi, hospitality tray and toiletries.

Guests are provided with the unique opportunity to stay within the grounds of a country estate steeped in history. A place where you can enjoy the countryside of the Vale of York - close to the city of York, but seemingly miles from anywhere. Although Prince Rupert House is in a rural location, there are plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops in local villages and there is easy access to York, Harrogate, the Dales and Moors. The east coast is less than 45 minutes away for those visitors wishing to spend time by the sea.

We look forward to welcoming you to Prince Rupert House and the Vale of York.

Bedroom detail

Our elegant bedrooms have been tastefully decorated to compliment the Victorian period features. All windows are double glazed and of the original sash style and high ceilings give a light and spacious feel. All rooms have double beds with the twin room having both a double and single bed, and look out either onto the courtyard, the grassy oval at the front of the house or across the paddocks and open farmland to Red House Wood.

We offer very comfortable beds with cotton bed linen, black out blinds, luxurious toiletries in the bathrooms, fluffy towels and a hospitality tray offering coffee, tea, herbal teas and biscuits, replenished daily. Televisions with DVD players are standard in all rooms with hairdryers and ironing facilities available on request.

All rooms come with a front door key to allow access to the building at any time.

Wentworth Bedroom


A spacious double room, with elegant bedstead, chandelier and original fireplace. The large sash window overlooks the oval and Victorian stables and comes with en-suite shower.


Primarily a double/twin room - although with both a double and single bed, this could also serve as a family room - and comes with an en-suite shower. This room overlooks a beautiful courtyard garden.


Spacious double room with decorated in a country style. This room has a period fireplace, chandelier, large sash window overlooking paddocks with grazing horses and the tree lined drive. Guests staying in this room will have an en suite with original roll top bath with shower attachment.


Breakfast is served in the breakfast room from 8.00 am until 10.00 am, although every effort will be made to accommodate those guests wishing to dine earlier if given prior notice. Once tea and coffee is served, guests can help themselves to a selection of cereals, juices, toast and yoghurts while their hearty full English breakfast (consisting of bacon, sausage, egg (fried, boiled, scrambled or poached), tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans) is freshly cooked. Of course, guests may also have a lighter cooked breakfast, e.g. eggs on toast, if they prefer.

We can also cater for any special dietary requirements, again with prior notice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information about our rooms or their availability.

There are many walks through woodland and along the river and plenty of bridle paths for cycling, linked directly to the grounds. Fishing permits for the River Ouse (which is about 300 metres from the house) can be bought at the Red House Estate reception.

Red House is a working estate with an emphasis on equestrian activities. During the summer months a show jumping competition is held every Wednesday evening and the occasional One Day Event, Cross Country Open Day or Combined Training Day at the weekends. These provide an entertaining spectacle which you are welcome to watch.

Even though our B&B is run independently from Red House Estate, from June until August inclusive, guests staying at Prince Rupert House also have access to the outdoor, heated swimming pool and lawn tennis court situated behind the house and are welcome to visit the 17th century chapel next to the main Red House building.

Please look to the calendar for availability and prices. Any dates shown in red are no longer available. Prices at Prince Rupert House range from £55 to £80 for the first night depending on the room chosen and number of occupants, with a £5 reduction on subsequent nights when booking more than one night.

At least one night's deposit is required on booking, with the balance being due on arrival (please note: unfortunately we cannot currently accept credit/debit card payments)

Contractors - Prince Rupert House offers an opportunity to relax after a busy day at work in peaceful surroundings situated off the A59, just 20 minutes’ drive from York city centre and 30 minutes from Harrogate. Competitive rates are offered to weekly boarders who may have use of the kitchen to prepare meals.

All bookings can be made by contacting us on the details below.

  • By rail: Trains run regularly from York to Hammerton train station. A taxi from here is a short 10 minute drive to the Red House Estate.
  • By road: Leave the A1M at J47 for Harrogate. Take the first exit (if arriving from the North) or the third exit (if arriving from the South) signposted A59 York and drive for 7 miles. Turn left at the junction sign posted Moor Monkton and continue on this road until you come to a T-junction. Here turn RIGHT down Red House Lane, signposted "Red House Estate". Follow this road - which continues onto Hall Lane - for approximately 2 miles until you reach the "Red House Estate" sign at the top of the tree -lined drive. Carry on down the drive, then immediately after passing the main manor house and 10 mph sign, turn into Prince Rupert House which is on your right.
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