Eskdale ref: UK2011

Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe near Thirsk, York & Vale of York

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Cot Available 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 


Situated in the grounds of a beautiful Grade II listed 18th-century manor house, this well-presented holiday cottage enjoys the facilities at Sutton Hall, including an indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, full sized tennis court, croquet lawn and communal lounge with pool table and Wi-Fi. The 24-acre estate includes formal gardens and lawns, meadowland with a lively beck and an extensive area of easy to walk woodland which is home to an abundance of wildlife and bird species. There are walking and cycling routes from the doorstep and numerous nature trails including Garbutt Wood and Lake Gormire.

Sutton Hall is ideal for those seeking a comfortable and relaxing holiday and offers a perfect base for exploring all of North Yorkshire including the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Heritage Coastline and medieval city of York. Nearby you can go clay shooting and off road driving or try a flight experience. There are historic sites to visit at Rievaulx and Fountains, stately homes at Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard, and numerous quaint villages with traditional inns serving good food and local ales. The market town of Thirsk, four miles, is renowned for its World of James Herriot Museum, depicting the life and work of the vet made famous through his books ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, and picturesque Helmsley, 11 miles, is home to the National Centre for Birds of Prey. Family fun can be found at Flamingo Land, Lightwater Valley and Go Ape in Dalby Forest, and there are miles of sandy beaches at the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. The walled city of York, 24 miles, is packed with ancient buildings, museums, art galleries and world renowned attractions, making an excellent day out for all ages. Horseracing can be found at Thirsk, York and Ripon.

Eskdale can be booked together with Bilsdale (UK2010), Danbydale (UK2009), Swaledale (UK2012), Rosedale (UK2013) and Ryedale (UK2014) to accommodate up to 28 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
Lounge: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and double sofa bed.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (which can be made to twin beds - please advise when booking).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, bidet and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Communal lounge with Wi-Fi and pool table. Shared laundry room with coin operated washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.


Patio with garden furniture. Shared lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. 24 acres of shared natural grounds with tennis court and croquet lawn. Shared indoor heated swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Private parking for two cars.

Please note: There is a river in the grounds, 75 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles

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About the local area

A thrilling cultural haven surrounded by sublime rolling countryside, York is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway or families looking for something to suit all ages and interests. With history dating back to 71AD, York is an exquisite mix of old and new.

With charming cobbled streets and stunning architecture as well as the incredible York Minster dominating the skyline, there is so much to delight.

Away from the world class museums such as the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum, there are numerous events and festivals that combine to make the city one of the most exciting in Europe.

A place of exciting contrasts, York has a vibrant caf� culture with talented street entertainers on show, or one may prefer to relax in a heritage tavern or stylish riverside bar.

As a base for exploring the wider area, York is an ideal starting point as it is centrally located in the the Vale of York. North of the city, one will find the charming traditional market towns of Easingwold, Thirsk, Northallerton, Ripon and Bedale, each with its own distinctive features, all welcoming.

The Vale of York is easily explored on foot or by bike. At Sutton Bank on the edge of the Hambleton Hills, the vale spreads out below with the Yorkshire Dales rising up in the distance and a lush green view that stretches for miles, including the White Horse carved in chalk on the hillside. Wildlife enthusiasts will be overwhelmed with variety on offer at the stunning Lake Gormire.

Things to do nearby

F1 Racing

Located on the York's only Leisure Park at Monks Cross F1 racing offers high quality F1 Premier karting in the only indoor venue in North Yorkshire. Refreshments are also available on site.

DIG - An Archaeological Adventure

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

City Screen
City Screen

This unique cinema has been dubbed one of the finest in Europe. It comprises of three large screens showing both independent and mainstream films. The cinema also boasts a riverside caf�-bar, restaurant and nightly live music.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980's the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

Breezy Knees Gardens

Explore the 14 acres of gardens packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The gardens have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

Clifford's Castle

Once a central stronghold of York Castle, the Tower has a turbulent past. It was at the heart of William the Conqueror's fearsome campaign to stamp out resistance in the north after his invasion in 1066.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Fairfax House

Fairfax House is the finest Georgian townhouse in England. The house is owned by York Civic Trust who carried out major restoration work in the 1980s to return this magnificent building to its former glory.

Creepy Crawlies Adventure Play Park

Creepy Crawlies is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon with the children and, unlike the weather, the fun is guaranteed. York's premier children's adventure play park boasts almost 2 acres of challenging, imaginative and exciting indoor & outdoor activity areas.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

This grand 1716 Georgian mansion, with impressive interior set in park and gardens makes a great day out for all the family. Explore the acres of gardens and wilderness in the play area, sample local produce in the restaurant and find out all about Georgian life.

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