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Simon Cowton

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Luxury Historic Yorkshire Dales Country Manor in beautiful walled gardens - Coach House

15 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Richmond - Coach House & Dairy Cottage

Beautiful, spacious house with 4 bedrooms, gorgeous gardens + luxury barn

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Simon Cowton (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

This countryside property was exactly as described, if not better. As we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely man who showed us around and gave us some background information on the property and the surrounding area. The house was spotless and furnished immaculately, which to us, was extremely impressive. A lovely, bright, spacious living room for the group to relax in (could have done with one more sofa), adjoined to a sweet conservatory, which when the doors are opened is breezy, warm and snug. The grounds are lovely, we enjoyed a bbq and table tennis, and just lounging outside looking at the beautiful plants and flowers the garden held. The kitchen was the highlight - all the equipment and utensils one could ask for, with a large window overlooking the garden, making the washing up seem a much less arduous task. The owner was particularly friendly, helping us with walks and tips for the surrounding area.



Overall, I would recommend this property wholeheartedly and I would go back in a heartbeat, especially as it is EXCELLENT value for money. A wonderful holiday, made even more enjoyable by the smooth running of business, no problems whatsoever.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Coach House
average rating of 4.733333 based on 85 reviews
5

Spacious and gracious accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Coach House for a week in July, with my father in law in his late 80's, myself and my husband, and 2 20 year old children. Simon was very quick to answer any questions when we were arranging the booking. We were made welcome by Kay on arrival who showed us in and around the property. It is a beautiful house which has been renovated to a high standard and equipped well. It is a spacious place to stay and is the closest most of us will come to glimpsing life on a country estate. There are 3 big tables to eat at (1 outside, 1 in the kitchen and 1 in the dining room), plenty of plates, mugs and bowls, pans and knives, and of course the essential wifi. The beds are roomy and very comfortable. We brought bikes and enjoyed lovely rides on the quiet roads around and also walks on the many footpaths. The garden is great for games and is sheltered with a view over fields. It was a very restful week and with the neighbouring cottage too would make a great place for reunions of family or friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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coach house

  • 3 of 5

very isolated , very quiet , no mobile signal.could not find the table tennis table or dryer for rain soaked clothes. the second bathroom between 6 people has no bolt on door and could not be locked. Nice garden and house very relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your brief review - I don't feel it reflects particularly fairly the many good points of the Coach House , which most guests do not view as an "average" holiday rental! Perhaps it simply wasn't the house for you? Tranquility, space, peace and quiet and NO MOBILE signal at the house is precisely what most people find so appealing about the Coach House. You can receive texts and there is a signal a few hundred yards up the road, which is more than adequate for most people when they are on holiday. I can only apologise that the table tennis table had been broken by the previous guests, who had not told us so we had no chance to replace it before your stay- it is now back in service and enjoyed by all. There is no tumble dryer for guests to use in the house but there is one for your use in the garage on request - sorry if this was not made clear to you at the time. Thanks for your feedback about the lack of bathroom lock on the house bathroom, we will sort that straightaway.
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Spacious historic building

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely property with lots of space, great location for a peaceful holiday but plenty of interesting places to visit if you want to explore the area. For walkers the Teesdale way can be joined at various locations nearby. It has a superb master bedroom and one of the best kitchens we'vehad in many years of cottage holidays. We've marked it down because the downstairs bathroom isn't up to the standard claimed for the property. It's very tired (not shown in picture gallery). The shower head didn't stay in place and the door leaked a lot so we had to mop up every time it was

used. As the heating was broken when we

were there it made it an even more challenging experience. The owner responded to our issues and says both heating and shower have been fixed. As we were holidaying with an elderly relative and we aren't young ourselves, we found the sofas very low/difficult to get out of and uncomfortable after sitting any length of time. The chairs in the conservatory are good and we could move them into the living room but that was hardly ideal. The conservatory offers a bright sitting area with super outlook but has no blinds so is too hot to sit in on warm days. Having said all this it would make a lovely holiday home for families with young children: there's.a play area on the large landing and lots of toys provided. The property is well cared for and the housekeeper very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful for constructive feedback! I'm just sorry that one or two minor niggles with the bathroom caused you to rate us as "average" since the Coach House most definitely is not average - 45 guests who left 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor can't all be wrong! The heating problem is fixed - the oil boiler broke down and could not be repaired at such short notice. We provided 6 electric heaters and made sure the house was toasty warm, by turning up the Aga to full power and providing as many logs as needed for the two woodburners. Free of charge, of course. We have re-decorated the downstairs bathroom, it is not at all "tired" - the style is in keeping with a historic house and perhaps not to everyone's taste? We think you'll love our powerful shower now. Our sofas are modern and very comfy for lounging in, and there are numerous other options for sitting comfortably, in the rest of the house as well as the conservatory, which does have blinds, but were drawn at the time of this let. We do hope you'll come again and enjoy the luxury and comfort of the Coach House - we'll even make sure we provide a couple of extra armchairs that are easy to get out of for elderly people if you give us enough notice of any special requirements.
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Fabulous place in tranquil surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The owner is quite rightly proud of this beautiful accommodation. It is spacious enough for large groups. has an amazing charm, private large rear garden, immaculately & tastefully decorated. I would highly recommend a stay here and may even follow my own advice and return for a longer stay. It would be ideal for a couple of families or a larger group who are looking for some privacy in a tranquil surrounding.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your appreciative comments - we hope you can come and stay a little longer next time. Best wishes Simon and Kay
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Wonderful House and Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a family birthday weekend for 10 of us in this beautiful house and cottage in a wonderful location - very quiet but relaxing. Its in an area steeped in history and the house is very much part of that. Lovely size and the beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed cooking for 10 as it had all the facilities we needed. Garden was a treat and peaceful to sit in and enjoy the views across the fields - feeding the horses with the spare carrots! We would love to return and didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind comments. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and that you found our home spacious and comfortable for the whole party. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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The perfect countryside getaway

  • 5 of 5

This countryside property was exactly as described, if not better. As we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely man who showed us around and gave us some background information on the property and the surrounding area. The house was spotless and furnished immaculately, which to us, was extremely impressive. A lovely, bright, spacious living room for the group to relax in (could have done with one more sofa), adjoined to a sweet conservatory, which when the doors are opened is breezy, warm and snug. The grounds are lovely, we enjoyed a bbq and table tennis, and just lounging outside looking at the beautiful plants and flowers the garden held. The kitchen was the highlight - all the equipment and utensils one could ask for, with a large window overlooking the garden, making the washing up seem a much less arduous task. The owner was particularly friendly, helping us with walks and tips for the surrounding area. It truly was a home away from home.

Overall, I would recommend this property wholeheartedly and I would go back in a heartbeat, especially as it is EXCELLENT value for money. A wonderful holiday, made even more enjoyable by the smooth running of business, no problems whatsoever.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Leeds-Bradford or Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Stanwick
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Hull
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Richmond or Darlington
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Darlington
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A66/A1(M)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Stanwick
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Saltburn
Car: necessary

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Richmond, Yorkshire Dales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Indian summer
5 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£170
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£790
 
 
Autumn
31 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£290
Fri,Sat
£950
 
 
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£890
 
 
Spring
24 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£290
Fri,Sat,Sun
£980
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,600
 
 
Early summer
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£500
for 2 nights
From
£250
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 
 
May half term
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£280
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,750
 
 
Summer
5 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£560
for 2 nights
From
£280
From
£320
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,600
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
From
£400
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,500
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Richmond in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Please see Dairy Cottage details
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - Dairy Cottage - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Please see Dairy Cottage details
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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