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16th Century Jacobean Manor in the beautiful Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire

Bedrooms 10
Space 9,000 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

One of North Yorkshire's finest Country Houses, dating back to 1620

An original Tudor manor built in 1690 with stone mullion windows, thick oak beams and yorkstone flags. Lovingly restored into a family home, where tradition meets mod cons, from Chalon Kitchen to Linn room-to-room surround sound. Sitting in 17 acres. A perfect retreat, Crayke Manor is regarded by many locals as the most beautiful home in the County. Not only the cosiness and solidness of the Manor itself but the way it proudly sits in its 17 acre surroundings. Near enough to the nearby village to stroll to the pub and far away enough to have ones own privacy and tranquility. Guests can have access to the 1 acre garden, 16 acres of grounds, the stables and (for an extra amount) either the self-contained cottage, which sleeps 2 more or the 3-bed cottage next door (which sleeps 6-8 more). Whilst the Manor contains 9 x bedrooms), it can feel just as cosy and welcoming when only a few of the bedrooms (say on 1st floor only) are occupied. There will be a housekeeper on-call who lives in a nearby cottage, who is able to provide any assistance on arrival and during the stay.

Location: On the outskirts of the picturesque village of Crayke with its award winning The Durham Ox pub. Plentiful walks and historical sites, like Ampleforth Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey. Nearby towns like Helmsley and Easingwold. The historic city of York is only 10 miles south of the Manor.

Getting around: Parking for 6+ x cars on-site. Public transport from both Crayke Village and Easingwold town. Trains from London to York - less than 2 x hours, running every 30-minutes approx. We welcome special events, including wedding receptions. Please enquire for more details on bespoke bookings.

More Details

Justin Kent
Member since: 2015
Speaks French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Justin Kent

Justin and Paula lived at the Manor for 17 most memorable years, bringing up their 5 x children in the most amazing home and beautiful surroundings. Now the children are town-bound, J&P have reluctantly moved to York but still wish to share Crayke with those who will undoubtedly love the place as much as they do

Justin Kent purchased this chateau / country house in 1997

Why Justin Kent chose York

It is, quite simply, a very special, unique and beautiful part of the World. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sums up the surroundings pretty well. And to be able to stay in the most amazing property surrounded by this beauty just completes the picture.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

From the grand arrival, as you drive up the sweeping drive-way, to the sense of cosseted splendour as you discover the nooks and crannies of the Manor; from the sense of history and tradition steeped in the stone walls and oak beams to the luxury and indulgence of the elegant and refined interior spaces and original art.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in York in Crayke

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Amazing wet room
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed , can add roll-away
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Child Bed , Can add roll-away
  • There are 5 x big double bed rooms on the 1st floor. In the East Wing 2nd floor there is a double and a twin with a bathroom to share. In the West Wing there are two single bedrooms and a wet room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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(4 traveller reviews)

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16th Century Jacobean Manor in the beautiful Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Incredible house, wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in the country with 16 of us in June. This is a stunning home with plenty of space for everyone to feel pampered and enjoy the beautiful home. The grounds are wonderful, with yard games, a trampoline, hot tub, table tennis and football, and plenty of space to entertain everyone. Justin was helpful at every moment, answering any questions quickly and providing great suggestions. Would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic venue for surprise 50th Birthday celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Came to Crayke Manor for a surprise birthday celebration for my wife and from the second we turned into the drive we were wowwed by the house and grounds.

She loved being “Lady of the Manor” for the weekend, sharing it with our many friends and family who in some cases had come a long way to be with us. It was well worth their trip!

The house was grand and beautifully furnished, whilst also having a wonderful homely feel, especially once the fires were lit.

The house was perfect for our big dinner party on the first night, and then the party that followed on the second - with ample comfort, space and all the facilities you’d ever need.

Was just what I was looking for when arranging the surprise weekend away - definitely hoping to return at some point in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic long weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend staying in Crayke Manor. The property was exactly what we needed to enjoy the long weekend. Justin was extremely helpful throughout and it was fantastic having someone there to meet the Tesco delivery man before we got there.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really great property

  • 5 of 5

The place was setup in a relaxing way which was immaculately clean and well presented which allowed for us to have a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Durham Ox
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £450
Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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