The Courthouse, Maunby Hall ref: UK2428

Maunby, near Thirsk, York & Vale of York

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 


The Courthouse is set in large grounds offering a mix of fun and adventure for all the family. The property is part of a Grade II listed building, Maunby Hall, it has high ceilings on the first floor, plenty of space and dates back as far as the 1700s. The large open plan kitchen/dining room is definitely the social hub of the house. There is a large table, perfect for playing games with the family and a TV, mixed with a grand old Aga to keep the room warm, but don’t worry as there is a conventional oven and hob too. There is even a table football in one of the rooms just off the kitchen area, and the kitchen is linked to the large conservatory which is perfect in the summer for enjoying a drink whilst watching the sun go down, and the children play in the large, natural grounds. There is also a tennis court with carpet style surface - used once every couple of weeks by other local people.
The living room enjoys a wood burner along with an endless supply of wood and it has a large TV and even a piano. The bedrooms are all on the first floor and have high ceilings and some views of the open countryside. There is a games cupboard full of games and even a Laser Tag set for indoor and outdoor fun. The owners who lived here had so much fun in this house, and that’s how they want their guests to feel, that The Courthouse is a relaxing home from home in stunning surroundings. There are even countryside walks leading directly from the garden out into the countryside if you are feeling energetic.
The village of Maunby is in a perfect spot for getting out and about. The Courthouse is ideally located between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks. So whether it’s taking in all the natural beauty of the area on foot, flying through the countryside on the North York Moors Railway or the Wensleydale Railway, or cycling on one of the many recognised cycling routes there is so much to see and do. Although Maunby is a rural village, both the A19 and the A1 are just a few miles either east or west, making access to so many places of interest accessible. Within less than an hour’s drive you will find the market towns of Northallerton and Thirsk, the walled city of York with its Viking Centre and National Railway Museum and Lightwater Valley, Fountains Abbey, Jervaulx Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey to name just a few of the exciting attractions on a packed list of things to do. Flamingo Land Theme Park, Castle Howard, and the seaside towns of Redcar and Saltburn, are within an hour’s drive, offering great days out for all the family. There are also a number of race courses in the area such as Catterick and Thirsk, as well as many golf courses, outdoor motor sport activities or why not visit one of the many abbeys that surround the area. Shop and restaurant 7 miles, pub serving food 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player, PlayStation 3, piano and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 28" Freeview TV and leading to...
Conservatory: With bluetooth stereo speakers.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Games room: With pool table.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with bath and shower attachment (no toilet).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath (no toilet).
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Partial oil central heating (first floor), electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair.


Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Large natural grounds (shared). Table football. Multi-purpose sports court. Tennis court (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 ponds in the grounds (1 fenced), 54 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 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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