"We had a wonderful family gathering at Flanders Hall with all the space and facilities we needed for 11 of us."
The decor was an amazing mix of antique and modern. Beds were very comfortable with super king beds in 3 of the large bedrooms, The grounds were great for family games. All within walking distance of the beautiful village of West Bradford, and 2 miles from Aysgarth Falls. We're looking forward to our next visit.
"A gorgeous historic Hall that we loved spending the weekend in."
It was great to be able to host 12 of us in one house. Good instructions, comfy beds and a good range of equipment. The house is set in beautiful grounds. Lovely to have games and dvds to hand for rainy days and real fires in all 3 lounges.
"This was our first family holiday since the pandemic and the house was perfect for us."
Full family from grandparents to grandchildren and the house suited everyone. Lots of equipment in the kitchen for preparing big family meals and an aga that kept the place toasty warm. This is a country house so yes there were cobwebs but overall cleanliness was good. The grounds were private and beautiful and we had a bonfire. All rooms have log fires so.perfect for an autumn winter retreat. We had 2 electric cars and recharged from an outhouse socket as we had brought an extension. Beds were comfortable with high quality bedding and bathrooms were good. Plumbing was a little gurgley and one more shower would have been perfect for us but for a house of its age the facilities were very stylish. Overall fab place to stay and relax in the house and grounds or explore the local area. I'm expecting to book again if I can find a vacancy as its super popular!
"We had a wonderful short break in this fabulous house."
Both the house and gardens are perfect for a family or mixed group as there is plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing. Also great for dogs, our two loved it, especially being able to go in the stream directly from the garden. We spent most of our time in the large cosy kitchen where the aga was permanently on. The house is beautiful but also has a lived in family feel to it. Would definitely recommend. There are also lots of walks directly from your doorstep.
"The kitchen was well appointed with the Aga making the room lovely and cosy and plenty of room at the very long table for us all to eat together."
3 lounges allowed us to spread out
Beds were comfortable
Nice large fluffy towels
wood burner in the one lounge made it very cosy
The children loved the garden but would have like to have paddled in the Beck which we could not get to.
Plenty of parking room under the trees so the cars kept cool.
"The property could have been lovely but it was very very dirty and not at all ..."
The property could have been lovely but it was very very dirty and not at all suitable for letting out as a holiday let in this condition
"The kitchen had absolutely everything we could have possibly needed."
And we had really great communication with our hsot over the weekend - really responsive and checking in to make sure we were settled.
"The house was huge and exactly the space we needed for a big family with dogs so we had a great time."
The beds and towels were clean but the only thing I would say is the house felt like it needed a good clean. It's a big old house so we didn't expect it to be shiny but there were big cobwebs hanging from the ceilings and dead spiders in the corners in some rooms. It's a great location for some lovely walks, cooking on the aga was amazing, we had a supermarket delivery the day we arrived so it worked out perfectly. We did walk to the local pub in West Burton one day and ate there which I would not recommend, the food was awful. Overall we had a fantastic weekend!
"We had a wonderful long weekend."
The house was very well equipped and having three sitting rooms was great for a large party of people. The grand piano was a bonus as our friend could play for us on an evening. We enjoyed using the outside fire pit and having walks from the house. The roll top bath was very luxurious and most welcome after a long walk. I found the beds a tad hard but everyone else didn’t have a problem. There was also quite a few fly’s especially in one of the bedrooms but this wasn’t a big issue. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend to other people.
"We had an extended family gathering at Flanders Hall to celebrate a 21st birthday and spend some time together."
The accommodation is spacious and very well provided for with all the amenities one would expect in a traditional farmhouse. The house is a fascinating time capsule of family history and the extensive library reflects an interesting range of interests including wildlife, the local area and enough fiction writing to keep a student of English literature happy for years! The grand piano in the main sitting room was an enjoyable distraction and far enough away from the rest of the house not to be a nuisance to everyone else! The kitchen is amply stocked with all the utensils needed for cooking and the lpg gas-fired AGA heats the water and complements the electric cooker. The dishwasher was easy to operate and reduced the chore of washing up to a minimum.The bedrooms with their shutters and lovely old washbasins were very pleasant, bed linen was spotless and the beds very comfortable. The children loved discovering the toys in the playroom (including the drum kit!) and had great fun on the rope swing in the garden! One of our party spotted a red squirrel in the grounds.
We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and the owners have thoughtfully provided good quality maps of the local area. In addition to walking into West Burton to let the children play on the swings, we visited Hawes, the Wensleydale Creamery (free samples of cheese!), Aysgarth falls, Leyburn, Richmond, Barnard Castle and even ventured as far as Harrogate and the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr where we sampled the delights of Betty's Tearoom!
We would recommend Flanders Hall as a great, relaxing place to stay with loads of room for a larger party and all home comforts. We'd love to come back someday!
"We brought a group of French cyclists to see the beauty of Yorkshire and the gîte enhanced the experience; the house, gardens and setting were perfect."
The house is beautiful, the beds really comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, and lovely and warm after occasional wet rides. The plumbing could be interesting, but it didn't detract from our enjoyment. I just wish I'd had a bit of time to read some of the hundreds of books! I would definitely recommend this and would happily go back again.
"This wonderful house doesn't boast enough about its beautiful and spacious grounds, formal garden, orchard, ball games area with football goal, rope swing, and access to a generally benign River for messing about in."
Inside the house is spacious, with plenty of room for families to spread themselves and the facilities for indoor play are excellent, shelves of books and DVDs, for all ages, chests full of toys, cupboards full of games and jig saw s, all in working order and complete, plus a grand piano as a bonus. The decor is quirky and pleasing, beds are comfortable and the Aga a delight. It's true that there could be more showers, a couple of ensuites in the two front bedrooms would solve this, but otherwise this is a lovely family home in a beautiful part of the country with excellent walking all around. Would recommend a trip to Bolton castle, Aysgarth Falls ( walk there and back) and Richmond(a bit further).
"Really nice property."
Some niggles but more than balanced by the ambiance
"A lovely place for a large group, the kitchen is a delight."
Very dog friendle and best of all lots of walks straight from the house
"Brilliant weather helped make this an amazing weekend."
The scenery and waterfalls nearby were fantastic. We never put television on all weekend.
"Cottage was in a nice location and the cottage itself was ok."
I know it was old and traditional but could do with a little updating and the toilet facilities could be improved, i.e. The two main toilets did not flush very well and the shower/ wet room, the drainage could be improved on and the toilet / bench in the same room does not go together. Apart from these issues the cottage was ok if you like the old traditional look/ feel.
"We have just finished a week’s holiday at Flanders Hall, near Leyburn."
It was a new destination for an annual family get-together and it absolutely ticked all the boxes! It is a lovely house, full of character (and space to spread out if needed) and the bedrooms were all really impressive. There are three living rooms - all a bit different, with great details such as a piano and shelves full of books. The kitchen is large, warm and a very convivial space - I enjoyed my first experience of using an Aga! The weather was pleasant enough to be able to sit out in the garden a couple of times, but later in the summer, that would be even nicer. The nearby walks and villages are lovely, and next time we go to the area, we would take bikes, as cycling would be great too. Jo was very prompt and helpful replying to texts with any queries and questions that we had. Because we were a mixed age-group (ie getting up and going to bed at very different times!), the fact that there was only one bath and one shower was not a problem, but it might have been an issue if 12 people were all trying to get ready at the same time every day.
"Flanders Hall is a unique period property with lots of character."
It isn't a museum, it's a very much loved and lived in home. It made a perfect house for a get together with old school friends, particularly as we had visited it before, back in the 1980s. We were delighted to find it was just as lovely as we remembered it. There are good quality appliances and very comfortable beds. We enjoyed the challenge of cooking on the Aga and found the instructions left by the owners really clear. We never had to cheat and use the electric oven! It is also in a wonderful location in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales - the locals are very friendly and welcoming. All in all we had an amazing week.
"Flanders Hall was the real thing - full of welcoming family character without fussy knicknackery!"
Thoughtful and helpful manual for guests, everything worked efficiently, and the space and comfort were fantastic. Lovely setting too, even in a very cold and wet week. Perfect for our family gathering - we hope to come back.
"This place is so good I really don't want to review it or everyone will go there and I won't be able to get back."
In the middle of moors and waterfalls, glorious rustic charm. Lovely comfy beds. Anyone who wants rural space, peace and a touch of luxury with no pretension will fall in love with Flanders Hall as I did.
"Flanders Hall is a lovely, old, spacious house - ideal for a family get-together and set on the outskirts of a pretty village."
However, kitchen cooking equipment is lacking ie no baking trays for putting in the ovens. Another shower in the bathroom would help as we only had one shower between ten. The bath, though it looked good, was difficult to use for very young children and older members of the family. It didn't bother us 'oldies' that the wi-fi never seemed to connect but we then had to spend the week with a grumpy teenager!!!! Perhaps you need to change the wording about having wi-fi as it was impossible to connect.
"We are sorry that you did not manage to find the baking trays as there are
two large steel ones, a muffin tin and a collection of other oven proof
dishes in the kitchen. Also, we are very sorry that you had problems with
the WiFi. We were not informed it was faulty during your visit. When the
next guests arrived on November 2nd we realised there was an issue and
contacted BT who sent an engineer out on Tuesday 6th to fix the problem. "
"Really enjoyed our time at Flanders hall."
Loved the Aga and drying rack over it. Beds really comfortable and lots of space. Lovely bath and useful having separate shower room with 3 toilets in total. Lots of crockery and cooking equipment which was useful and glad of large fridge freezer. The grand piano was a very enjoyable extra and lots of toys available if children were there. Great setying for walks and exploring area with extensive grounds at the hall
"Flanders Hall is a lovely property in a great location."
The facilities were good but an extra shower and toilet would have made it even better.
"The location of flanders hall is idyllic."
The gardens were beautiful but would be alot easier with dogs if they were enclosed.
Could also do with extra shower room / bathroom with the number of people it can take bit overall we all had a wonderful holiday.
"A wonderful place for a special birthday gathering."
We were blessed with the weather too and west burton and the surrounding area were spectacular in the late spring - many birds, wildflowers, and of course excellent walking.
"I had my 80th birthday at Flanders Hall over a sunny May Bank Holiday."
It was a perfect setting for an informal celebration, the large kitchen accommodating all the family and plenty of space in the three sitting rooms. We enjoyed drinks in the beautiful lawned garden with sweeping views across the meadows to Castle Bolton on the horizon. A walk to Asgarth Falls where the younger generation swam was one of many highlights. This is a comfortable house, full of character and artistic touches. We were sad to leave and look back on a week of wonderful memories. Thank you Jo.
"Fabulous property, great facilities, comfortable & warm - all in a stunning setting and within easy reach of Aysgarth, and West Burton and great walks."
"Fire equipment for kitchen hidden in cupboard."
Loose floorboards in library and landing
No hand washing facilities in second upstairs toilet
Numerous dining chair joints are loose
Location of front door key - needs to be more visible
Disposal of rubbish - not clear in instruction book as to where to dispose of general rubbish and recycling
Only 1 door key between 11 people
"Flanders Hall was chosen as the location to celebrate my 50th birthday with 11 other members of my family."
Plenty of parking for 5 cars+. It was perfect! We went to the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes (20 mins by car), Aysgarth Falls (30 min walk), Carperby (60 min walk) and Castle Bolton (which can be seen from three of the Hall’s bedroom windows) and a 90 minute walk. We walked to Cauldron Falls in West Burton (5 mins) and the local pub was only 5 minute walk. The Hall itself is very spacious and has modern central heating throughout - we were warm and could spread out but we ended up in the kitchen mostly which stayed the warmest with underfloor heating and an aga! The only improvements I would recommend are linked to the kitchen - we made several meals and found a toaster that only took 2 slices at a time when doing a breakfast for 12 was slow going. The microwave was only 600 W and really low down - would have preferred it to be on a counter-top and be more precise programming for power and mins. We would have preferred a better coffee machine - we brought our own capsule machine and capsules as i did enquire - there was a cafetière but not everyone wants a coffee at the same time and some people wanted decaf etc. Something to think about. WiFi was great in kitchen but with a large house and thick walls the signal was a challenge elsewhere in the house. I would also recommend leaving the welcome book out on kitchen table as it took us an hour to find in one of the Hall’s corridor cupboards. Minor things really.
"Flanders Hall is a nice house for large groups."
The rooms are all enormous and quite warm, even in winter. All three lounges have working fireplaces and the owners supply plenty of wood and kindling in one of the out buildings (plus an honesty box). The kitchen's pretty well stocked with equipment, although could do with a shelf for guests to leave non-perishable things like seasonings and spare tea bags, had to go buy a load of stuff of which we only used a small amount of so would have been helpful to leave for the next guests. Could also do with a few more frying pans, there were only 7 of us and i think we would have struggled to cook our meals if we had been any more. There's an Aga and a small conventional oven plus microwave. The internet is surprisingly good, we measured around 60mbps, although the WiFi struggles to get to the far corners of the house.
The gardens look like they'd be really nice in summer, but since it was raining most of the time we didn't spend a lot of time outside. The river runs along the side of the house, which is a nice backdrop sound and there's two impressive waterfalls within a short walk from the house. There's a piano and guitar floating around, and quite a selection of music to go with them. We had no children with us but one of the three lounges is well stocked with toys.
The interior of some rooms is a looking a little tired, there's a few water stains on the ceilings and so on, but nothing that's a problem. There's only one shower and one bath (in separate rooms), which might be a bit of a bottleneck if you had the full complement of 12 guests trying to get ready in the mornings.
Could do with a welcome pack like most other rental homes provide, there was no indication of what to do with recyling/rubbish etc, also no guestbook to sign. Also would be useful to have a couple of keys rather than just the one, with larger groups it's often the case that you want to split into two smaller parties for the day and having only one key is a faff.
Overall had a great time, definitely worth the visit.
"Flanders Hwll was Perfect for a large group of friends."
Th beds and bedding were wonderful! Location just walk out the house and walk any direction. The village is small but has a shop and pub, such a pretty place, plus Leyburn a short drive.
Perfect rental for groups of friends, couples or families.
"This was an excellent very spacious choice for a family and friends celebration with a charming atmosphere and location."
The house was loved by all the party and had plenty of catering and dining provision. We appreciated the choice of stove top and insulated coffee makers and the opportunity to compost too! The owners have trusted their guests with a family home and it's artefacts and provide quality linen, very comfortable beds and a warm welcome. A better hoover and some bathroom cleaning products would help.. but a very relaxed happy time was had by all. We would definitely love to book again. Thank you Jo. Deborah
"Fantastic location and a wonderful house for a family holiday."
The children loved playing in the extensive gardens.
"Most wonderful house in a breathtakingly beautiful setting."
House exceeded expectations and provided us with everything and more that we needed for a fantastic, memorable holiday. Would go back in a heartbeat
"Lovely homely property with lots of space indoors and out, in a beautiful location with so much to access in walking and driving distance."
Landlady very helpful with initial heating questions/problems which were quickly sorted out. It was a little tricky to find comfy chairs to sit on for any long periods of time however!!
"Beautiful property with great facilities."
Very relaxing birthday weekend with all of the family.
Would love to go back at some time in the future.
"Twelve of us rented this property and we found the space allowed us to enjoy time together or separately within the Hall."
Our ages ranged from 4yrs to 76yrs. The beds and bedrooms were comfortable, Warm and spacious. Books, games and toys were readily available. The grounds were pretty and garden furniture added to the attractive surroundings. The children were delighted With the close proximity of the chickens and cockerel and very excited when eggs appeared which they were allowed to eat. We have re booked for a week in December! This time we will remember to pack a small amount of cleaning material, plastic rubbish bags (large) and some salt and pepper .
"Spectacular house; large living spaces, with a fantastic kitchen diner (the Aga was very popular) and three living rooms to choose from."
Comfortable bedrooms, three of which extremely spacious.
The setting in the Yorkshire Dales is spectacular.
We hope to be back!
Really enjoyed our stay. Would love to book again.
"We had a lovely extended family holiday with some lovely weather."
The house was very comfortable and fitted out very well. It was very spacious. Large garden. Well positioned for days out in the Yorkshire Dales. Would highly recommend
"We absolutely loved Flanders House - it is very homely, slightly quirky, very welcoming and accommodating and perfectly placed."
Fantastic views, totally peaceful, amazing gardens. We had the best time ever!