Manor House Cottage ref: UK10642

Holme on Swale, near Thirsk, York & Vale of York

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 


Manor House Cottage is the ideal destination in which to unwind, relax and enjoy the countryside that surrounds it. It is a quirky upside down cottage featuring a modern kitchen on the ground floor with spacious bedrooms on either side. The living room is upstairs and is perfect for relaxing in front of the modern flame-effect fire and enjoying views across the wonderful gardens.
Located next door to the owners, they have much experience in providing guest accommodation in North Yorkshire. The Manor House dating back to 1722 and Grade II listed, has been a real renovation project! The detached cottage has been lovingly renovated but has kept its cosy country cottage atmosphere, decorated throughout with soft furnishings handmade by the owner, Yorkshire tweed covered settees in the sitting room and beautiful brass and metal beds in the bedrooms. The owner volunteers as an assistant county organiser for the Yorkshire National Garden Scheme, and in July the gardens at the Manor House will be opened to raise money for the charity.
Tucked away in a small hamlet, Manor House Cottage is the last property on a no through road, offering off the beaten track seclusion but with easy access to all that North Yorkshire has to offer. It is located equidistant between the thriving market towns of Thirsk and Ripon, offering race courses, a stunning cathedral in Ripon and the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk. There are good travel connections from the A1 and A19. The property is a great central base for travelling further afield with the Yorkshire Dales and Pennines to the west and the Vale of York and North York Moors National Park to the east. The coast and Yorkshire’s many market towns and cities offering great houses, abbeys and castles are not too far away. There is plenty to see and do including cycling, walking, fishing, golf, country shows and festivals. Alternatively just slow down, stay close to home and explore the local area. Stroll from the house down to the river, enjoy an abundance of wildlife and all the birds that occupy the gardens, including the owl just outside the cottage. Bring your camera, sketch pad, paints and relax here in the gardens. There is an amazing, walled kitchen garden with plenty of herbs and vegetables for those who love to cook.
Masham, a characterful small Dales town set around a market square, is easily reached and has two breweries offering tours. There are a good selection of shops and galleries showcasing the work of local artists and craft workers. Masham Sheep Fair is held every September, a real highlight. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over L-shaped bath, and toilet.

First floor

Living room: With electric flame-effect fire and 32" Freeview Smart TV.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden with terrace and garden furniture. 2-acre landscaped grounds (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    5.6 miles
  • Lake
    2.4 miles

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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