Yorkshire Dales House
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House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 17
***** We had a cancellation and now the house is available for Tour de France Grand Départ 2014 week. Get in touch if you are interested to book or share with your friends - they might be looking for accommodation!*****
Picture the scene: striding out each morning for an adventure on the hills, then home to hot showers and central heating, a drink by the roaring fire… enjoying cooking and serving a fabulous meal together…then sinking into blissfully comfortable beds…
And all with enough space for parents, brothers and sisters, and all their kids to relax, to breathe, to enjoy themselves.
Yorkshire Dales House now has two and a half years of great feedback from a succession of delighted guests, many of whom who now return again and again. It is the ideal spot for the extended family gathering, or the group of friends who need space and great space too. We have seen weddings, anniversaries, surprise parties, murder mysteries, stag and hen parties...what could you do here?
Bookings are fully confirmed with three months notice at this time. Fireworks are not permitted except on Bonfire night/weekend and New Years due to the location of the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 17, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Leeds 50 km, Nearest railway: Darlington 38 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (11), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
OWNERS SUITE (No name on floor plan, 1st floor, huge and double height with gallery)
First floor, has a zip link double – and also a single bed in the adjoining dressing room (bedroom 6) next to the en suite bathroom, with the wooden bath and shower. Has T.V. CD player & radio.
There is a double futon on the mezzanine level also available.
HEADMASTERS (bedroom 3)
Back of house, two room suite, with a sink & lavatory in it, contains a 5ft zip link double
Go up a short flight of stairs to…..
JOCKEY'S (bedroom 5)
The small one! Front of house, contains a 5ft double. Very warm.
TRAINERS (Bedroom 4)
Next to the Jockey's room, contain a zip link double. Has big windows and two built in wardrobes, is next to the blue bathroom on the half landing. Has HiFi with CD player & radio
Go up another short flight of stairs to…
TOWER ROOM (Bedroom 2)
Easy to spot this one, has the Tower extension! Contains a 6 foot double, with Tempur mattress, HiFi with radio and CD player
Up another short flight of steps to…
THE ROOKERY (Principal Bedroom)
With two velux windows overlooking the trees at the back of the house where the rooks roost. Contains one zip link double and two singles. Also a TV and DVD player/recorder, and Wii.
In School House all doubles get a Super King bed set, and all singles get a double bed set, for extra comfort. As well as towels you will have a small lavender soap with each bed set.
|Further details outdoors|
The house has a large, lawned garden, with two paved terraces and ample parking.
Although property does not have a swimming pool, but there is one in Richmond.
School House is near Leyburn. It is the perfect base for travel, shopping and trade. There is a fantastic range of independently owned shops.
Central Stores about 50 metres down the hill - extremely well stocked village shop. In Leyburn you have Campbells and the Co-operative.
Northern England region
The Yorkshire Dales has outstanding scenery, a diversity of wildlife habitats, a rich cultural heritage and peacefulness. In 1954, 1769 square kilometres was designated a national park in recognition of these most important qualities.
The Dales lie astride the Pennines in the north of England in the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria There are over 20 main dales, differing much from each other in character and atmosphere. To the south of the area lies a highly populated industrial area while to the north thinly settled uplands stretch to the Tees and beyond. About 20,000 people live in the scattered farms, villages and small market towns of the Dales.
People have lived in the area for over 10,000 years and have left their mark on the landscape in the form of ancient settlement sites, disused mineral workings and the patchwork of dry-stone walls and barns so typical of the Dales. Early farmers cleared the woodland and developed the fields.
Sheep on the fells, hay meadows in the valley bottoms: this has long been the way of life for Dales farmers, resulting in a landscape cherished by residents and visitors alike. However, both the landscape and traditional farming methods are now under threat from changing agricultural economics.
Each of the Yorkshire Dales has a different character. The Southern Dales are less remote, and attract day visitors as well as staying guests. The Northern Dales provide rugged scenery for walking and sightseeing. In the West, the villages and small towns have their own charm. Throughout the Dales there is a variety of accommodation and attractions which can keep any visitor fully engaged.
The Yorkshire Dales is worth a visit at any time of year - try a snug country pub with an open fire in the winter months, a luxury hotel for a spring break, a cottage for a summer base, or a bed and breakfast for an autumn weekend. Wherever you go or stay you will find a fascinating landscape and many things to see and do.
Middleham is a great location to base yourself for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. It is within two miles of the crossroads of the main A684 and A6108 roads into Wensleydale – one of the most famous of the Yorkshire Dales.
The A1 arterial road is about 14 miles away at Leeming Bar, and major railway stations can be found at Darlington and Northallerton (both well served from London in around two hours).
Middleham is an important horseracing training centre, with no less than 15 training establishments in and around the township. Top names include Mark Johnston, Ben Haslam and Micky Hammond.
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24 Jul 2014
"Weekends away don't get better than this"
A big thank you to Steve and the team for a wonderful stay at School House. We, 14 of us in total, had an amazing weekend & the accommodation played a big part in that - stunning. Everything about it … More
14 Jul 2014
"Quirky and fun in a great location"
We used the full capacity of the house with daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. Everyone enjoyed the quirky building - a former school complete with bell tower - and the garden was quite large e… More
1 Apr 2014
"School days are happy days!"
The School House was absolutely perfect for my hen weekend. The house itself is gorgeous, unique, warm, huge, and very nicely furnished. The kitchen was really the heart of the home - much time was sp… More
13 Jan 2014
An absolutely fantastic property. Wonderfully comfortable, beautifully furnished and appointed, and in an outstanding location (four pubs all serving fabulous Black Sheep beer, not to mention two great takeaways, all within walking distance, yet still a picturesque and peaceful location - life doesn't get any better!). Owners and managers a pleasure to deal with. A perfect destination for a get-together with family and friends. Middleham Castle directly opposite the property - stunning views from the house. Short drive to Aysgarth Falls and Wensleydale. Thank you so much for a great holiday.
Many thanks, it really is great that the village is so good too!
1 Nov 2013
"A fantastic house in a fantastic location"
Spent a week at this amazing property with sisters, partners, 4 kids and parents. We absolutely loved it - the house has a great feel to the place, and was brilliantly equipped with all that we needed… More
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14 Dec 2012
The Scholl house is a fantastic place to stay with a group of friends. This was our secound trip there this year. Village is small but perfect.
Best Pub is Richard III. Very welcoming landlord.
White Swan best for pub food.
Chippy in the village is a must...if you are a large group, drop your order off and arrange a time to collect......
The house itself is huge, great kitchen for cooking for larger numbers, loads of pots, pans, glasses and everything else you need.
Open fire in the living room for those winter nights.
The furniture in the house is a bit old and warn but to be honest it adds to the charm and the atmosphere.
I would recomend this place for a large family or group of friends.
The house and village are quiet which makes it a great place.
The local shop is very very well stocked for anything you forget.
13 Dec 2012
We were there to celebrate my 60th - and ranged in age from 4 to 70 . The house is amazing with probably the best equipped kitchen we have ever come across in a rental property. Since we ranged from couples to small family groups , the bed and bathroom layouts allowed us to meet everyone's requirements and it has to be said that the bed linen and towels were of a really high standard . On arrival and departure we met the people responsible for maintaining and cleaning the property and they were very welcoming and helpful . An outstanding property .
11 Dec 2012
"excellent house and well equipped"
House was in a lovely village within walking distance to shops and pubs to choose from.
As a group of friends of all ages 2yrs to 50yrs, away for weekend before christmas the house was ideal. well equped to cope with cooking big christmas meal and to seat us all. Lovely log fire to sit around and enjoy. Altogether a perfect weekend.
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