Charles and Emma Ropner moved to Patrick Brompton Hall in 2008 after Charles’ parents lived and farmed here for over 50 years. They opened Dalesend Cottages in February 2014 after renovation work that created the four Dalesend Cottages out of the grade II listed stable block that stands adjacent to the house. The name ‘Dalesend’ comes from the famous pedigree cattle herd that the family created, which became a well-known cattle brand, both locally and internationally.

The Queen Anne historic house was built in 1703, later additions to the rear were added and various families have occupied it over the centuries, from the local vicar, various family owners, and latterly the famous jockey Mr Billy Nevett who rode over 2,000 race winners including the last northern trained and owned Derby winner, the legendary Dante.

The hall remains the family home of Charles and Emma and their three (now grown up )children.


Press Coverage

We have been lucky to receive some great press coverage since we completed the cottage, a selection of which is below. We have also included the details of our friend Henrietta Holroyd who was so inspiring during the renovation and design of Dalesend Cottages as you see them today.

Please click on any of the links below. Most open in a new window.

Dalesend Cottages have been nominated for a White Rose Award ( – view the press release – WhiteRoseAwards2015Finalists.pdf

Press Coverage  – Yorkshire Post  – (please note: we are no longer listed by Gorgeous Cottages despite the link at the bottom of the article)

Press Coverage – Northern Echo, Living (North East) Magazine 

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