Knaresborough tea pot house
Knaresborough tea pot house

Spotty House becomes Tea-Potty House for Yorkshire Day


They house hit headlines back in 2014 for their iconic ‘spotty house’ in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire but now Lori and Tony Handley are planning their Grand Depart in the coming weeks, relocating from Knaresborough to Northumberland.

To celebrate their final Yorkshire Day in God’s own county, Yorkshire Tea has helped them realise a long-term dream to turn their spotty house tea-potty.

The house, which sits at the end of a ‘tea’ junction in the market town of Knaresborough, has been adorned with 91 giant red teapots in honour of Yorkshire Day (1st August), which will stick around until the owners complete the sale of the house in the coming weeks.


Tony Handley, owner of the ‘teapotty house’ said:

Since the Tour de France in 2014, our home has been a hub for celebrations in Knaresborough. We’ve decorated with love hearts for Valentine’s Day, balloons for the 50th Bed Race and red noses for Comic Relief.

We’ve wanted to turn the house teapotty for Yorkshire Day since we first had the idea five years ago, we are chuffed to bits to have realised our dream just before we leave.  So it’s a huge thank you to Yorkshire Tea and Happy Yorkshire Day to everyone in Knaresborough, Harrogate and beyond!



Ben Newbury, Senior Brand Manager at Yorkshire Tea said:

Tony and Lori have won awards for their efforts to put Knaresborough on the map. We’re very proud to have been involved in their last hurrah, celebrating one of our favourite days of the year in true Yorkshire Tea style!




Lori and Tony Hanley from the Spotty House
Lori and Tony Hanley from the Spotty House




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