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The Manor House

Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Manor House is a charming but imposing 18th Century house in a pleasant village location. It lies in the stunning Eden Valley, which boasts an abundance of rural character. It lies approximately 11 miles west of the Yorkshire Dales and only a short drive of 26 miles from the Lake District. An ideal location If you enjoy long walks in the countryside. Cumbria is of course famous for its beautiful lakes (Wordsworth country) and its undulating lofty fells, hills and mountains and these can be taken full advantage of in this lovely house in this wonderful part of the world. After a long day out the house will welcome you back home with a promise of it's open fires, log burners and oil fired aga in the kitchen.

As well as the beautiful rural surroundings the house lies at the heart of a village location which is lucky enough to have its own pub. Beckoning with its pleasant ambience the pub also serves up wonderful 'pub grub' as well as food for those with a more discerning palate!

The Manor House was our family home and we would like you to be able to enjoy it as much as we do. It is not a five star hotel but this, with its old fashioned charm, is where we believe its beauty lies. All you need now to complete the picture is a group of good friends or family.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Teesdale, Nearest railway: Kirkby Stephen 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 20
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Further details indoors

- Homely and welcoming atmosphere

- Comfortable and cozy

- Ideal for gathering together large groups of friends and family

Further details outdoors

- Detached house

- Private front a back lawns

- Lovely and peaceful setting

Further details

- Information pack provided on arrival

- Tourist leaflet available in the house

- Tourist and Information centre in the town centre (2 miles south)

- English speaking caretakers

The Cumbria/Lake District

Cumbria is of course famous for its beautiful lakes (Wordsworth country) and its undulating lofty fells, hills and mountains and these can be taken full advantage of in this lovely house in this wonderful part of the world.

If walking is not necessarily for you, then there are plenty of other activities to enjoy such as visiting the many abbeys, monasteries, churches and of course castles that Cumbria has to offer. Many of them only a short drive away. Closer to home is our local town, Kirkby Stephen where you will find plenty of places to eat lunch or afternoon tea or perhaps enjoy a warming cup of cocoa on those colder days or a pot of tea and a slice of cake. It is quaint and as well as the many choices of cafes and pubs there are also antique shops offering both fine antiques as well as more affordable country antiques. There are also, of course, shops where you can purchase your groceries, newspapers and essentials.

Kirkby Stephen

Every Monday there is a farmer’s market which has been held in the town centre since 1530. Certainly worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere of this ancient town and get a feel for the farming community, agriculture being the main occupation for the people of Cumbria. Cumbria is known for its country fairs as well as its tradition of sheepdog trials, dry-stone walling contests, hound trailing, fell racing to mention but a few. Watch out for the Cumberland sausage (no they won’t jump up and attack!) - these sausages can measure up to 4 feet long and are baked whole, of course having previously been wrapped up in a coil! Also, look out for the Cumberland Ham, another traditional and popular Cumbrian delight.

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9 Apr 2014


"Perfect house for a get-together with friends"

We stayed here for a Bank Holiday weekend - there were about 12 of us and the house was a perfect base where we could relax, party and chill out. The house is an incredible size and quality for the pr… More

17 Oct 2013



We booked the house for a family get together and found it spacious, extremely comfortable and well equipped.It was nice to be able to spread out if you had different interests, eg those who wanted a … More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are really delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and of course look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

22 Jul 2013


"Excellent well equiped family house in quiet village with an super pub"

I booked the house for myself and 10 others (French) for a walking Holiday. It was the first time in England for all, apart from my wife and me. They all loved the house, the walks,( although the lake district ones were a little bit too far) and the day in York, that they are pestering me to organise another trip next year. Ideal house for a large group, with lots of space, both Inside and out. The local pub (50 metres) is both friendly and serves excellent food, or in the words of Denise, who learnt 3 English words I Love You.
Thank you again, the house made our Holiday.

Thank you so much for the lovely review and for taking the time to write it. You would be so welcome to come back again in the future. A bientot...

13 Jun 2013



We stayed at the Manor House over a weekend in May and were very impressed! The pictures on the websites just don't do it the justice it deserves! As well as all of spacious bedrooms, many with… More

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at The Manor House and would love to welcome you back again.

31 Dec 2012


"Spacious, comfortable, well equipped and well located - lovely!"

We booked to celebrate a 60th birthday with the full family and were delighted to find a spacious but homely venue for the weekend celebration. The owners were very helpful in making preparations for the weekend (Asda home delivery recommended!) and the handover of keys etc was straightforward.
The kitchen is a country living dream - Aga to keep everything and everyone warm, very large table to seat everyone comfortably. Now I understand what Mr Cameron means by a 'kitchen supper' - friendly, everyone involved in the preparation as well as the eating.
The living rooms are extremely well furnished - almost opulent with large leather chesterfields - and comfortable, and large enough to allow the whole group to gather in one room or split if young and old have differing ideas of fun...
Bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, also well furnished. Bathrooms too, especially if you like a long soak in a bath after a day's outdoor activities. Only quibble would be the lack of a good shower option in the house for those who prefer the invigoration of a power shower to blow the day's dust (or mud) away.
The location is great too - the local pub (a real local too) is a few yards walk away with good food and beer. Kirkby Stephen is a 5 min drive for a stroll and light shopping. And the wonders of the Pennines are on the doorstep. We chose Barnard Castle and the Tan Hill Inn as bases, but there is so much more to be found if you have the time and energy.
Lovely weekend in a lovely house in a lovely location. Just lovely!

We are so glad you enjoyed the 60th birthday celebrations and thank you so much for writing a review. We are delighted that you had such a good time at The Manor as we love the house to be filled with people enjoying themselves. Good news about the shower - we are fitting a shower room shortly! You also chose some really good places to visit - Mark and I (and the family) also love trips to The Tan Hill Inn and a little antiquing in Barnard Castle.

20 Dec 2012


"A Beautiful House in a fantastic location - perfect for a big get together"

I organised for a large group of 14 to stay at the Manor House. We stayed for 2 nights and all had a brilliant time.

The Manor House is a beautiful old house, with really beautiful period features. Everyone commented how well they slept and all enjoyed a hot shower in the morning. We loved the big kitchen and enjoyed experimenting with the Aga.

The house is very well equipped and easily caters for 14. We loved the big spaces to relax in – and big tv in the snug was great for a game of sing star. The house is well stocked with fire wood and kindling and so we made a fire each night, which made it very warm and cosy.

The surrounding area is stunning and easily navigated, although there are lots of leaflets and maps in the house to help you out. We easily managed to wander into the village via footpaths and back again.

On the Sunday we ventured out to the pub, which serves up a great cavery at excellent value, before heading home.

We'll definitely be back and have already recommended the house to our friends – thank you for a really successful weekend away!

Thank you very much for writing this review. We are so delighted that you all enjoyed your time at the house and that you found it so relaxing. Many thanks also for recommending the house to your friends! Mark and I look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.

15 Dec 2012


"Lovely House"

I booked the Manor House for a weekend break for a group of friends to get together with our children. This is the fourth cottage break we have had together as a group and we all agree this was by far… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely and kind words. We are so pleased that you had such a good time and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

4 Dec 2012



We stayed here with a group of friends travelling from Scotland and England and chose this as a mid way point to all meet up. The house is spacious and easily accommodated the 9 of us. One of the sitt… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you may understand, your comments have come as a terrible shock and for the following reasons:
• Until you contacted us some five days after you had left the property we had been completely unaware that you had a problem with the heating/hot water. It would have been advisable for you to have contacted us or the caretakers (who live in the village) and given us the opportunity to sort things out. This problem would then have been corrected immediately.
• You did not pay £750 per night your group actually paid only £795 for the weekend.
• Despite having to close off a sitting room (for which we apologised) we did still offer you a drawing room, a sitting room (both with very effective wood burners), a conservatory (with a portable electric heater) and a large kitchen, complete with Aga.
• The bathrooms are as stated in the write up and we have not added frills. It is an old and charming house and we have retained many of the old features.
• There is plenty of space to park without necessitating blocking in our neighbours. This has not been an issue over the past decade.
You did however make a fair point, which is an issue for us… The house, like many others in the region, is made of sandstone and is vulnerable to an ingress of water on certain exposed elevations. It has been such a frightful year for rain! However you stated that the wallpaper is coming away in all the rooms. It is not.
I would have warmly welcomed a more balanced approach from your review. Most of us care very much about both our homes and our guests who stay in them and will do whatever we can to help when needed. Our family home is beautiful with much to offer and there are many positive things you might have said. We do not pretend to be a five star hotel but we do offer a homely stay at a reasonable cost. Many of our valued guests love the house which is apparent as many come back again and again.
The comment made about the ghost was daft and was made in gentle jest and only after we had been told that your group had enjoyed a lovely weekend at the house. For that we are truly sorry. Despite that we have and will always endeavour to ensure that any issues raised are swiftly dealt with. We can only do this if we are informed and first given the opportunity to address them!

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