Spacious and elegant 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom house on family run estate
- English, German
I live on the estate and aim to make sure your stay is as perfect as it can be.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
What a fantastic holiday in an amazing place.
We had a fantastic time from beginning to end, thank you Penny. There were 9 in our family group - 3 generations and a poorly puppy too who came away with us to convalesce. We were greeted by Penny, who explained what she needed to then left us to unpack and explore this beautiful house. There was a lovely hamper of goodies waiting for us , which consisted of cake, sweets, pop, fruit, Yorkshire wine, local eggs, etc.... There was milk and butter in the fridge and cooking ingredients such as oil and herbs in the kitchen. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and glassware for a large group.The rooms are all large with high ceilings and so much space for us all. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom was invaluable for our group. We loved the comfortable beds, abundance of towels, big roll top baths. There was a huge pile of games to play in the living room had the weather been bad but we chose the hottest week of the summer holidays . We couldn't have had better weather to enjoy the facilities outside, such a pretty enclosed garden with barbecue and enough seating for us all around the tables, plus parasol. All of us apart from Grandma and the pup had a go at tennis(balls and racquets provided but we took our own), some with more success than others. We didn't try croquet but it looked fun. The swimming pool was where we spent the most of the time, it is shared with the small campsite and the owners but it was never too busy despite the glorious weather. We had such a lot of fun there and enjoyed a picnic lunch at the side of the pool using the garden furniture provided.
In 5 days we only left the estate once for a walk to the river as it was such a relaxing place to stay. We would love to come back.
We are 6 miles from York which has all the amenities you would expect from the 3rd most visited city in England outside London. York Railway Museum, York Minster, The Theatre Royal, The Jorvik Centre, Outlet Shopping Centres, York & Wetherby Racecourses, Cliffords Tower, York Castle Museum, The Shambles, Roman Walls and Bars(Gates not drinking holes!).
Harrogate Spa Town with its renowned shopping and gardens, with events such as the Great Yorkshire Show and the Spring and Autumn Flower Shows - all just 15 miles away.
Then we have The Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors all within a day trip - Brimham Rocks is a great day out - all our children and grandchildren love going there.
For the more architecturally minded, Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey are an easy drive away. We face National Trust Beningborough Hall across the river - a bit of a drive to get to the nearest bridge to get across to though, so why not take the foot ferry after walking along the river bank. Other interesting properties that guests visit are Castle Howard and Harewood House.
Also the Bramham Horse Trials are just 20 miles away.
Then you have the market towns of Ripon (22 miles), Wetherby (12 miles), Thirsk of James Herriott fame (26 miles). With other Yorkshire attractions such as the North Yorks Railway from Pickering (35 miles) and Lightwater Valley Theme Park (26 miles).
In fact, Prince Rupert House is the perfect base for the perfect Yorkshire holiday come Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn.