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Luxurious living, steeped in history: Dating from 1820 and fully renovated in 2000 and 2012, the Coach House and the Dairy Cottage were originally part of Stanwick Hall, the home of the Duchess of Northumberland. The Coach House and Dairy Cottage both enjoy great privacy and their own gardens, but can also be combined to form elegant and spacious accommodation for up to 13 guests in great comfort.
Details for the Coach House This luxurious Yorkshire Dales country house has 4 comfortable bedrooms, a large, well-equipped kitchen with Aga, spacious lounge with log burner leading into a beautiful conservatory overlooking south-facing, private gardens. Please click on the link below for more details.
Details for the Dairy Cottage Converted in 2012, this architect-designed delightful hideaway is all on one level and has its own large garden. The large living area (8m x 5m) is open-plan, with a dining area at one end and a well equipped kitchen leading off. There is a lovely log burner, a large roof atrium and wide arched glass doors leading into the gardens. Leading off the lounge is a spacious bedroom, again with hand-made double arched glass doors opening onto private south-facing gardens.Dairy Cottage is flooded with light whatever the weather and the use high quality natural materials throughout - oak floors and hand-made doors, Jerusalem stone in the shower room and a solid wood kitchen - create a calm and peaceful environment for relaxation. Environmental sustainability was important to us when we designed this conversion, as was the need to stay true to the original building and re-use as much of the original stone and other materials as possible, so the Dairy Cottage has underfloor heating supplied by a wood-pellet boiler to keep it cozy and warm in the winter months.
Further details about the Coach House Approached through the tall sandstone gate piers and into a spacious driveway the stunning architecture of the Coach House will make your stay a special one, whether you are entertaining in the cozy dining room, cooking on the Aga with friends in the roomy kitchen, sitting by the fire in the spacious lounge or simply relaxing with a good read in the light and airy conservatory or mezzanine. Children love this place - they can explore and play safely to their hearts' content whilst parents can relax and enjoy this rather special Grade II listed home with all the modern conveniences.The house has a wing with 2 double bedrooms, a triple room and a bathroom with a walk-in shower which means that 2 families can enjoy complete privacy. The spacious master suite is the only bedroom on the first floor. It has French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony with private, uninterrupted south-facing views over beautiful parkland , a Super King bed and ensuite shower room. Also on the first floor is a large mezzanine for lounging and browsing through the house library of books and games.
In the East wing of the Coach House there is a very large kitchen, with a breakfast table that seats 8 people, all the modern appliances you might need, and a French door opening onto a sun-trap with outdoor seating overlooking the south-facing gardens and parkland beyond. There is a beautiful dining room that seats 8 in comfort and this has a lovely wood-burning stove to provide a cozy ambiance for your entertaining. The spacious lounge has bi-fold glass doors that open into the large conservatory, providing a 34’x18’ living area. There is also a very large utility room for all your outdoor gear, an additional fridge-freezer and washing and drying facilities. In all there are over 3000 sq ft of living area, so there is plenty of room for everyone to find a quiet corner as well as 4 spacious reception rooms to socialise in. There is everything you need at the Coach House – it’s a real home from home.
Decorated to a high standard, with hardwood flooring and 300 year old stone pillars in the impressive entrance hall, the Coach House is stylishly furnished and very well equipped. You will enjoy fast broadband Internet access; high quality Hi-Fi in the lounge for music lovers; very well equipped kitchen with a 5 burner gas hob in addition to the Aga, NEFF combination microwave and electric fan oven, juicer, bread maker, ice cream maker, 2 fridges, dishwasher, quality stereo and beautiful garden views. There is a range of garden furniture and large barbecue. Parking for up to 5 cars. Walled gardens and electric gates give total privacy.
Things to see and do: The Coach House is situated in peaceful, rolling countryside between the River Swale and the Tees, on the ancient site of the 2000 year old Brigantes settlement. Children love exploring the Coach House and its gardens, playing table tennis or playing on their bikes on the private roads. There is an abundance of historical monuments within 20 minutes' drive - castles, abbeys, earthworks, villages and towns to name but a few. Walkers will love the Yorkshire Dales, England's largest and most impressive National Park is just 15 minutes' drive away and the Lake District is just over an hour's drive with sailing, hiking, wind surfing and much more. Enjoy horse riding from the nearby stables (you can walk there!) on the perfect network of bridleways or play a round of golf at the nearby course at Richmond in the middle of beautiful countryside. Going slightly further afield, explore the stunning North Yorkshire coastline and enjoy the delights of Whitby, just over an hour's drive away.
The light and spacious Master suite is upstairs and the only bedroom on the first floor. It has French doors opening onto a pretty Juliet balcony with private, uninterrupted south-facing views over the landscaped cottage gardens and beautiful parkland, a super king bed and an en-suite shower room. Next to the Master bedroom suite and overlooking the entrance hall and the landscaped front gardens is a spacious mezzanine for lounging and browsing through the house library of books and for children to play games.
There are 3 comfortable bedrooms in the West wing of the house near the large family bathroom: a King size double room overlooking a private courtyard garden, a spacious triple room with a south-facing garden view and a double room which also overlooks the south-facing gardens which are perfect for children to play in . All the bedrooms have quality furnishings, plenty of storage and enjoy lovely garden views with total privacy....moreless
The master bedroom has a luxury en suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin and bidet. There is a spacious family bathroom on the ground floor, making it ideal for children and guests with limited mobility. It has has a Victorian bath, large walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin and the bonus of beautiful garden views. There is a third WC on the ground floor....moreless
The Coach House is a large, luxurious, family country home-from-home with 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, a third separate WC and 4 bedrooms. The walled gardens are perfectly safe for children to play in and there is an all-weather table tennis table and a boules pitch for them to enjoy. In the East wing of the house there is a very large family kitchen, with a breakfast table that seats 8 people, a beautiful Aga, 5-burner gas hob, the full range of NEFF built-in appliances and all the cooking equipment you might need – even a bread and an ice-cream maker. From the family kitchen a French door opens onto a south-facing sun-trap patio with outdoor seating overlooking the lovely gardens and parkland beyond. There is a beautiful dining room that seats 10 in comfort and this has a lovely wood-burning stove to provide a cosy ambiance for your entertaining. The spacious lounge has bi-fold glass doors that open into the large conservatory, providing a 34’x18’ living area....moreless
You can browse our extensive library of books, including contemporary and classic works of fiction and non-fiction....moreless
Books For Adults
Books For Kids
There is a games room upstairs on the Mezzanine with a range of games and puzzles for all ages....moreless
Games For Kids
We provide a wide range of CDs to suit all musical tastes....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Satellite / Cable
Our top-of-the-range Arcam hi-fi will delight music-lovers....moreless
We have a fantastic, state-of-the-art, Panasonic 50' flat screen TV, hooked up to the hi-fi for a cinematic experience....moreless
There is a selection of toys for children and an all-weather table tennis table....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Seating for 10 people
Iron & Board
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Parking Off Street
Dishes & Utensils
The beautiful master bedroom has double boors that open onto a private, south-facing balcony with uninterrupted views over serene parkland, a haven for wildlife....moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Our walled gardens have been planted to ensure year-round colour. There are plenty of places to sit outside, hidden paths and interesting corners for children to explore in complete safety....moreless
Our charcoal-fired BBQ is big enough to cook for 12 guests or more and our lovely outdoor table seats 10 adults in comfort....moreless
Early Spring Jan 4 - Feb 13, 2015 3 night min stay
£220 Fri, Sat, Sun
Spring Feb 14 - Mar 20, 2015 3 night min stay
£250 Fri, Sat, Sun
Easter Mar 27 - Apr 9, 2015 7 night min stay
Early summer Apr 10 - May 21, 2015 7 night min stay
May half term May 22 - May 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer May 30 - Jul 16, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer holidays Jul 17 - Sep 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Indian summer Sep 4 - Oct 29, 2015 3 night min stay
£250 Fri, Sat, Sun
Autumn Oct 30 - Dec 17, 2015 3 night min stay
£250 Fri, Sat, Sun
Xmas / New Year Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
£250 Fri, Sat, Sun
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Located in peaceful parkland between Swaledale and Teesdale, our private Yorkshire Dales country cottage offers the perfect setting for exploring 3 stunning National Parks - the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Moors and the Lake District. Add to this the lovely seaside town of Whitby and the scenically beautiful Yorkshire Heritage Coast and you have an abundant choice of outdoor activities including mountain biking, golf, hiking, climbing, caving, cycling, horse riding, paragliding and water sports. Superb historical monumentsand attractions are also nearby, including iron age camps, castles, abbeys, Dales villages and the bustling market town of Richmond with the full range of shops, cinema, theatre and artisan shops. York, Newcastle, Gateshead, Harrogate and Leeds are within easy reach, offer great shopping and are packed with museums, world-class concert halls and art galleries. People travel miles to sample local Yorkshire produce and real ales at the many high quality restaurants and country inns within a few miles of our cottage. Children can roam freely to explore the nearby streams, rivers and woodland and love the attractions at the Forbidden Corner and Lightwater Valley, 30 minutes' drive away.