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Quaint Mobile home in private farmyard.

Bedrooms 2
Space 13 sq. ft.
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

well equipped warm and comfortable mobile home.

Vintage mobile home extensively refurbished last Summer for holiday letting. Self catering. Simple but very clean, cosy and very comfortable.It sleeps 2 /3 in one double bedroom with 4' double bed and one single with 3' bed. Both new and very comfortable. All amenities including bed linen/towels. The kitchen is simple but fully equipped with everything you need including basic storecupboard essentials, tea and coffee. the heating is electric and the living room has an effective coal effect electric fire. The bathroom is fully refitted with shower and heated towel rail.

The living area is spacious and comfy with TV, DVD and wi-fi.

The mobile home is set beside a studio property in a little garden in idyllic rural surroundings. The garden has Barbeque facilities and table and chairs. All this in area of outstanding natural beauty. At night all you can hear the owls hooting. Perfect for walkers or cyclists.

We have a menagerie of friendly domestic pets - geese, horses, sheep, not forgetting Floss the very friendly springer spaniel who loves visitors. You are very welcome to enjoy them, but at the same time respect their 'space'.

Dogs are not generally permitted in this caravan but if you have a small and really well behaved little dog we may make an exception so please discuss this with us. There would be an extra charge of £3 per night or by arrangement for a longer stay..

This mobile home welcomed its first guests in June last year and has earned some very complimentary reviews, including some from Floss regarding the guests!

More Details

Maxine Stirk
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, a smattering of Italian!
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Maxine Stirk

I am a slightly overweight retired horsey lady who has educated and trained and sold young 'National Hunt' racehorses for many years. Last year I took up cycling in homage to the Tour de France in Yorkshire. But I didnt win a prize. I am now a granny and have more ponies, mares and foal than big horses about the farm. The main equine character here is Tweedle, a shetland pony who is sure to be a hit with a small child.

I live with my husband Anthony who is a retired vet. He looks a bit daunting at times but is fine if you are brave enough to take him on. A bit like the pony really...

We also live with a selection of handsome geese, 2 cats and Floss the ageing springer spaniel who is loved by all who make her aquaintence. But you may have to throw her out of the caravan as she has a tendency to gatecrash if she likes the look of you. And the cats are the same, so be tough.

We started letting the caravan last year for a bit of extra income and have really enjoyed having interested, interesting and friendly guests to stay..

Maxine Stirk purchased this mobile home in 2006

Why Maxine Stirk chose North Yorkshire

We bought Buck House Farm in 2006. It had been a dairy farm but had run into dreadful disrepair. We developed it as a training yard for our young National Hunt horses and generally set about restoring it as a beautifully sited and attractive family home.

I now do a lot less with the racehorses horses but enjoy having a variety of animals abut the place for fun and for the table. We have undertaken some welfare work on abused ponies, so it is possible you may see some recuperating patients in the field. So long as we are fit and reasonably healthy we intend staying on at this lovely place and entertaining holiday visitors in Summer.

What makes this mobile home unique

Buck House is set in a sheltered and peaceful hollow down a quiet country lane, and yet is only minutes from a busy private and nestled in woodland with a river bordering its south side. The approach to it is down a private farm road and driving down to it you feel as if you are entering a magical place situated away from the real World,

The views are just lovely and you can hear the owls at night if you sit outside enjoying the night sky. We like its privacy but never feel isolated and have neighbours very near by but not overlooking us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday mobile home in Kirkby Malzeard in Borough of Harrogate

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 13 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has washbasin and storage, plus heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 3' proper single bed. small room with storage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 4' double bed. plenty of storage space
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Quaint Mobile home in private farmyard.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

What an excellent place for a for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

The caravan was ideally situated overlooking the paddocks where there were a horse, ponies, sheep and geese to the front and then horses to the side.

The caravan was well maintained, clean, very comfortable with modern facilities. Home from home!

Maxine and Anthony were excellent hosts. We enjoyed some good conversations and nothing was too much trouble for them.

The dogs and cats were also very hospitable and liked their little treats.

The farm is an ideal base for visiting Ripon/Harrogate area and further afield, where there are many sites to visit. For walks, the area around the farm took a lot of beating with the footpaths and river banks.

Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at the farm and have already promised to return next year.

We heartedly recommend the caravan to anyone wanting a relaxing, away from it all holiday but within easy reach of shops, restaurants and pubs!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Talking about the caravan it was exactly what we were looking for, a simple,clean and welcoming place to stay. The view was overwhelming and calm. We got to experience feeding,cleaning and riding the horses which was amazing.We loved the fact that we could help out on the farm, which we enjoyed more then anything. I personally liked the village and the attractions around it, in addition the food was natural and tasteful. We were welcomed by a very nice lady and two dogs, which we loved. The lady and her husband were a pair of very warm hosts who kept us happy and entertained for the whole time. We also ended the trip with a very friendly BBQ ,which we invited the host to, to say a big thank you for being there when we needed something and making us feel like at home. I am certain to come back with my whole family as soon as possible to view the rest of the beautiful country side and spend some time with the animals. Big recommendations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paulina, Olivia, Terese and Michelle. Thankyou for such a lovely review - I really appreciate it. Not many guests make a lasting impression on me, but you all did. You are such a loving and supportive family, it makes me think that we British dont appreciate all we have sometimes. Anyway, Paulina, if you think you can come back sometime I will do it for a really low price because you so appreciated the stay and that gives me a lot of pleasure! (and you are great at weeding!) Also, the caravan was just immaculate and I only needed to make the bed this morning - what a treat. The new couple (not a bit like you), came this afternoon and commented on how clean it was. So, good luck, keep in touch, and suggest to your mum that she could find cleaning jobs up here for much better pay and she should think about moving to the countryside in a few years. I would cautiously suggest that house prices are not likely to rise especially after Brexit, and she should get advice as to whether it is worth buying at the moment. Thankyou for coming to stay, the pleasure was all ours. Floss sends her love. xxmaxine
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Lovely location, nice people, lots to do.

  • 5 of 5

Buck House Farm is a picturesque location, surrounded by woods and fields - and very peaceful. We stayed in the smaller of the two caravans, and it was a little compact (2 adults, 1 nine year old and one dog) - but fine and comfortable. The main bed is great; new and firm but width-wise is cosy for two adults. The single bed is good (new mattress) but short - a six foot adult would have to dangle feet over the end. The sofa bed is good - our daughter slept on it without folding it out - and was fine. Fridge is good, but freezer compartment very small and 50% iced up. Hot water works ok for washing up and shower, but power level is a bit low.

Maxine is great - a really nice lady, lots of fun and mad as a box of frogs (in a nice way). My daughter had a great time with Maxine's Grandkids and their friends when they came over, and loved helping Maxine with her ponies (including getting to ride one). There a are two nice dogs and two cats (another plus for daughter).

The area is well sited for lots of attractions and things to do. We had a really enjoyable holiday and would stay here again if we came back to the area.

Neil, Jo and Bethany Pearson - and Connie the dog.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Caravan more like a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I really enjoyed our stay in the caravan. Unfortunately we did not get to personally meet Maxine, because she had a family emergency, but despite having to deal with that, she made arrangements for someone to be available to us and made sure that everything was ready for our arrival. The caravan was very clean and comfortable, was well stocked with all we needed, and had lots of thoughtful touches. The farm itself was in a lovely setting; relaxing and pretty. We actually liked it better than the cottage that we had stayed at the previous week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for such kind words Beth. Much appreciated at a difficult time. You were, according to my spies (!), relaxed and easy guests , and left the caravan immaculate. Thankyou and I hope we get to meet someday. Best wishes Maxine
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Perfect rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a perfect extended stay in this peaceful and tranquil location. Although located down a quiet country lane it is still within easy access of local amenities and attractions. Maxine and Anthony were warm and welcoming hosts and made me feel at home here. Thank you both

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eine Oase der Ruhe in schöner Landschaft

  • 5 of 5

Das Wohnmobil ist gemütlich, gut ausgestattet und bietet genug Platz für 3. Dazu gehört eine kleiner Garten, in dem wir bei gutem Wetter gefrühstückt und zu Abend gegessen haben. Der gesamte Hof liegt in schönster Landschaft, es ist ruhig und friedvoll, man kann sich wunderbar entspannen. Gleichzeitig bietet der Hof für Kinder viel Platz zum Rumlaufen, auf Erkundungsstour gehen, mit den Tieren spielen (Hund, Katzen, Hühner, Gänse, Pferde, Ponys). Unsere Tochter durfte auch auf einem Pony reiten. Die Gastgeber Maxine und Anthony sind so freundlich, großzügig und hilfsbereit. Sie konnten uns gute Tipps für Ausflüge und fürs Einkaufen geben. Nicht weit entfernt vom Hof sind kleine, hübsche Orte, die man besuchen kann, Waldlandschaften zum Wandern, Historische Denkmäler und Parkanlagen zum Besichtigen und Spazierengehen. Wenn wir noch mal in der Gegend von Ripon Urlaub machen, würden wir gerne wieder hier wohnen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hell Gabrielle and family, thankyou for your kind review. We did so enjoy having you to stay with us and we thought finja was just great. You left the caravan immaculate! I have your email address and you have mine. If finja would like to write to Tweedle (who now has a new friend, Inky, to stay, I will send you photos at some point. I hope you made it in time to Dover . Please come and visit us again one day. best wishes, Maxine and Anthony
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday mobile home in Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Nov 2016 - 4 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Guests are politely asked to leave the caravan in clean tidy order. All linen to be stripped and left in a heap in the bedroom.
We have a strict no smoking policy but guests are welcome to smoke outside.
Small well behaved dogs are permitted by individual negociation, but at a nightly charge of £3.00, or £15.00 per week.
All guests stay at Buck House entirely at their own risk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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25 Miles
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1 Miles
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Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Harrogate station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
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Nearest Restaurant
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Galphay 3 miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

WE are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and our land has permissive access for walkers. We are within close range of historic walks including the stunning Hackfall trail, Ripon City Cathedral, Fountains Abbey which is a World Heritage site, The North York Moors and the dales are all within easy reach. We are 10 minutes from Masham and the well known Black Sheep Brewery, and 25 mins . Middleham which is famous for its horse racing connections, and Middleham Castle.

The beautiful Jervaulx Abbey is another must see venue and is approx mid way between Masham and Middleham.


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