- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
5 Customer Reviews
On arrival we found the dishwasher to be full of the previous occupants' dishes, the grill pan and rack covered in grease and food crumbs and the freezer compartment in the small fridge in the kitchen jammed up with a bag of ice cubes that had morphed into one solid iceberg. There were also a couple of drinks mats on the floor of the siting room presumably where the previous occupants had left them, and here was a recycling box full of bottles on the pavement outside the back gate (it was still there when we left). It obviously made us question the standard of housekeeping and cleaning. The property itself did not live up to the description and the photographs online. The so-called snug, which is anything but, has one long settee that could sit four people sitting up straight but if there were more than four guests staying then the only other furniture in that room is a couple of hard wooden chairs. The room is dark, austere and cold, not helped by the radiator cabinet which absorbs most of the heat. The tv in the room is not a smart tv and just has Freeview channels available through an aerial, so guests cannot watch Netflix or other streaming or catch up services in that room. The sitting room is better and is actually comfortable, warm and cosy but is again let down by the television. This one does not have any terrestrial channels at all as it is not connected to an aerial but is not a proper smart tv either. It is somehow connect to the wifi but only has Netflix, Prime and BBC iPlayer Apps available. It was impossible to connect the tv to the internet or to download any other Apps, so you cannot access ITVx, Channel 4, Channel 5 or another streaming services. It all seems very odd given the money that has obviously been spent elsewhere in the property that there are not two proper smart tvs in the house. The ensuite bedroom is exactly that, en suite - the toilet, shower and basin ae right in the room with you, no door, screen or even a curtain to separate you, so we chose to stay in the "gothic" room. While the bed was comfortable the room has an incongruous free-standing bath between the bed and the window, which makes the room very cramped an awkward to move around, with no room for a wardrobe, and the bath seems totally impractical given the age of the wooden flooring and the gaps between the floorboards. The main bathroom is very nicely equipped but the window, which is not frosted or opaque and has no curtain or blind, looks directly onto the house across the road, which means the the neighbours can see anyone in the shower until the window steams up! The external areas are very small and while enclosed, dog owners should be aware that it is not secure, with plenty of escape routes. All in all we were very disappointed in it and would not stay again.
So sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. The snug has listed dark oak 18th century panelling , and the original 17th century oak chairs are contemporary with the house. With a 3 seater ,2 seater, and two single upholstered chairs and a rocking chair in the sitting room there should be ample seating for all. Other guests have been happy with the choice of Bowers and Wilkin smart speaker, Sony smart TV ,and terrestrial TV but in view of your comments we will look at upgrades. Front and back gardens are walled and gated so should be secure for dogs unless they can jump the wall or squeeze through the gate. Although there is a house across the road there is no view into the bathroom and no need for frosting. Recycling is collected by the council every fortnight. Thanks for your feedback Property Owner
"We had a fabulous week at the Manor House and would highly recommend it."
Warm, comfortable, spacious, comfy beds, great decor and a very well equipped kitchen. Lots of walks from the house and lots to do nearby. Some reviewers have mentioned the traffic noise, but we didn't find this intrusive. We would love to return. If you are thinking of getting the extended family together - this is a wonderful place to do it. Already recommended it to friends.
"We had an amazing stay at the Manor House with a group of friends."
The property is beautifully decorated and has absolutely everything you could wish for by way of amenities. It's perfectly located to access all that the Dales has to offer and I'd highly recommend a stay here to groups of friends and families alike!
"Cleaning. You need to look under and behind your furniture."
Road noise is intrusive - not mentioned in the listing, but the penalty of living on a roundabout House bathroom - the shower does not drain Outside - insufficient chairs - 8 guests?? Outside - plenty of parking we had 4 vehicles and no problems Would we come back? Yes, definitely
Thanks for leaving feedback , and glad to hear you'd happily return. We've just received Listed Building consent to install Heritage wooden frame double glazing which should resolve any road noise concerns ,and keep us warm in the Dales winters , and this should be fitted by next year. Take your point on the outside seating- while there are 8 seats , four are at the front and four at the back . Will see if we can fit in more without spaces becoming cluttered . Thanks for your visit, and hope to see you again Nigel Property Owner
"We stayed here over the Bank Holiday weekend for a family getaway to celebrate my sons first birthday."
Upon arrival, there was plenty of parking at the front of the property, which was great as we had packed a lot of things and brought 3 cars. The accommodation was really impressive, we loved the antique furniture and the decor in each room was all so tastefully chosen. The hamper, which was left out for us, was such a nice gesture, too. We stayed in the gothic room, and the bed was so comfy! We would all definitely return here, a lovely find!
Thank you for the lovely feedback , and so glad you enjoyed your stay . A first birthday is always special! Our grandchildren love the childrens' playground on the village green , so if you come back in a few years time your child would enjoy playing with the children there. Nigel Property Owner
- Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with freestanding bath, 1 x double, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower and WC, 1 x twin
- Wetroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Ground-floor wetroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Snug with woodburning stove
- Oil central heating
- AGA, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
- Smart TV, TV, WiFi, wireless speaker
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair available
- Roadside parking available
- Walled front garden with furniture
- Rear stone flagged terrace with table and chairs
- Lockable bike shed
- 2 pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Petrol milk and papers at village garage 400 yards
- Shop 4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
Hawes 3.9 miles.
Nestled in amongst the pretty surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Bainbridge near Hawes, discover this Grade-II listed four-bedroom cottage, Manor House.
Boasting period features throughout, a woodburning stove and great proximity to a range of attractions, Manor House welcomes up to eight guests to enjoy a peaceful getaway in North Yorkshire.
Upon entering your new home-from-home, be impressed by the well-stocked kitchen and utility, hosting all the appliances required to make your self-catered stay a success; allow the designated chef of the group to rustle up a feast for the whole family, before settling down in the formal dining room to tuck in, pop open the bubbly and plan for the exciting days ahead!
In the homely sitting room, catch up on your favourite shows or relish a movie night on the Smart TV, if you’re seeking some much-needed alone time, an additional wood pannelled snug provides the perfect spot to get lost in a good book as the log burner roars away.
Completing the ground floor is a handy shower room where you can wind down for the day, or beat the queues of a morning.
If you begin to feel sleepy, head to the first-floor bathroom to take an indulgent soak in the tub before choosing from one of four charming bedrooms to catch your beauty sleep in, including a king-size with its very own freestanding bath,a king ensuite, a double and a twin.
If you can tear yourself away, begin your adventures at Hardraw Force Waterfall, before heading to the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes; here, you will also find plenty of pubs and restaurants so you can refuel before continuing on with your itinerary.
In Aysgarth, discover Aysgarth Falls Yorkshire Dale National Park Visitor Centre, a haven for hikers and wildlife lovers, before stopping off at the Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden.
Within accessible reach is also Ingleborough Cave, Malham Cove, Kilnsey Park and Scaleber Force Waterfall, all offering an abundance to see and do!
For your next retreat to North Yorkshire, choose Manor House as your base.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.
About the location
Leyburn 16 miles.
Hawes is a popular market town in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire and is regarded as one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Standing between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss, the town is an excellent centre for walking and touring Wensleydale and the adjoining dales of Swaledale, Cotterdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Wharfedale and Chapel-le-Dale. Take a walk around the Hawes Town Trail, Millennium Walk, Pennine Way or along the River Ure, which is nearby. In 1998 Hawes was awarded the English Tourist Board Silver Award for the "Best Day Trip Out". Modern traffic has long replaced coaches and horse drawn wagons along its narrow streets, but market day (Tuesdays) in Hawes is as busy as ever, with a farmers’ auction attracting sheep farmers from all over the north of England. Traditional shops, cafés and inns now cater for a variety of Dales visitors as well as the local community. The award-winning Wensleydale Creamery, made famous by the animated Wallace and Grommit films, is now open to visitors so that they can see the famous cheese being made and sample the end product in a welcoming café. In the old station yard you will find the busy National Park Centre and Dales Countryside Museum. The Museum is home to the magnificent collection of Dales artefacts by the two great Dales historians and writers, Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute