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Quaint Mobile home in private farmyard.

Bedrooms 2
Space 13 sq. ft.
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

well equipped warm and comfortable mobile home.

Vintage mobile home extensively refurbished in 2014 for holiday letting. Self catering. Simple but very clean, cosy and very comfortable.It sleeps 2 /3 in one double bedroom with 4' double bed and one single with 3' bed. Both 'proper' beds with very comfy mattresses. Both new and very comfortable. All amenities including bed linen/towels. The kitchen is simple but fully equipped with everything you need including basic storecupboard essentials, tea and coffee. the heating is electric and the living room has an effective coal effect electric fire. The bathroom is fully refitted with shower and heated towel rail.

The living area is spacious and comfy with TV, DVD and wi-fi.

The mobile home is set beside a studio property in a little garden in idyllic rural surroundings. The garden has Barbeque facilities and table and chairs. All this in area of outstanding natural beauty. At night all you can hear the owls hooting. Perfect for walkers or cyclists.

We have a menagerie of friendly domestic pets - geese, horses, sheep, not forgetting Jenny the very friendly whippet who loves visitors. You are very welcome to enjoy them, but at the same time respect their 'space'.

Dogs are not generally permitted in this caravan but if you have a small and really well behaved little dog we may make an exception so please discuss this with us. There would be an extra charge of £3 per night or by arrangement for a longer stay..

There is a surcharge of £7.50 for each guest over two people. However, there is no charge for children under 3 yrs, so when booking dont count them as an extra guest. But please let me know in your online request.

Please also be aware that Wi-fi is free to guests and is pretty reliable. But although we will do our best to ensure internet connection, we cannot guarantee unbroken access in this rural area. Also, mobile phone signal is not available actually in the caravan but can be accessed with wi-fi calling if you have a smart phone.

Guests who prefer to bring their own linen and towels,, please let me know and I will give you a £10.00 discount((applicable for min three night stays)

Nb. I prefer a minimum of a three day stay, but will take two days for a £10 supplement for bed linen,(£15 for use of two beds). payable when you arrive. Or you can bring your own. Please bring own towels for a 2 day stay. But I will always bail you out if you forget!

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Ripon Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 13 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also has washbasin and storage, plus heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 3' proper single bed. small room with storage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 4' double bed. plenty of storage space
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Quaint Mobile home in private farmyard.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Lovely location and charming owner to go with a quaint caravan which was warm and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Apart from arriving there following the SatNav, please check directions carefully for your own safety, the drive to the caravan was beautiful.

The layout and fittings of the caravan was just what we needed. I felt we didn't make the most of our time there and would love to revisit to explore more of the local areas. So peaceful.

Unfortunately due to modern technology my dogs and child weren't acknowledged and came as a shock to the owner. While the caravan is dog friendly, my two border collies were given alternative accommodation in kennels in the barn for one night before I left them at friends. This might not suit all dogs and I would recommend others check with the owners directly to avoid any misunderstanding for the future.

The owner, Maxine and her family were so accommodating and offered lots of support, even with my flat tyre. And my child was made most welcome and if we'd more time would have loved playing with Maxine's grandchildren.

I would definitely recommend this lovely caravan as a base for people, as long as it's not when I want to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thankyou for such a nice review Jane. It was my fault I didnt realise about your dogs as my i-pad only showed half your email! You were a lovely and considerate guest, (thankyou for the money you left for the dogs - it went to the Red Cross). Please come again one day with Georgia and the dogs when you have a little more time to enjoy. Good luck to both of you. We think Georgia is a very lucky little girl. best wishes Maxine and Anthony.
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Great holidays and lovely people! Will definitely come back! Thank you !

  • 5 of 5

Loved it !

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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really relaxing and comfortable,everyone very friendly anf helpful

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay and maxine was most helpful and friendly,would highly reclmmend it to anyone who loves the countryside and doesnt mind the horses and other animals.A most enjoyable stay.Helen,spain

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an excellent place for a for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

The caravan was ideally situated overlooking the paddocks where there were a horse, ponies, sheep and geese to the front and then horses to the side.

The caravan was well maintained, clean, very comfortable with modern facilities. Home from home!

Maxine and Anthony were excellent hosts. We enjoyed some good conversations and nothing was too much trouble for them.

The dogs and cats were also very hospitable and liked their little treats.

The farm is an ideal base for visiting Ripon/Harrogate area and further afield, where there are many sites to visit. For walks, the area around the farm took a lot of beating with the footpaths and river banks.

Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at the farm and have already promised to return next year.

We heartedly recommend the caravan to anyone wanting a relaxing, away from it all holiday but within easy reach of shops, restaurants and pubs!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Talking about the caravan it was exactly what we were looking for, a simple,clean and welcoming place to stay. The view was overwhelming and calm. We got to experience feeding,cleaning and riding the horses which was amazing.We loved the fact that we could help out on the farm, which we enjoyed more then anything. I personally liked the village and the attractions around it, in addition the food was natural and tasteful. We were welcomed by a very nice lady and two dogs, which we loved. The lady and her husband were a pair of very warm hosts who kept us happy and entertained for the whole time. We also ended the trip with a very friendly BBQ ,which we invited the host to, to say a big thank you for being there when we needed something and making us feel like at home. I am certain to come back with my whole family as soon as possible to view the rest of the beautiful country side and spend some time with the animals. Big recommendations.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paulina, Olivia, Terese and Michelle. Thankyou for such a lovely review - I really appreciate it. Not many guests make a lasting impression on me, but you all did. You are such a loving and supportive family, it makes me think that we British dont appreciate all we have sometimes. Anyway, Paulina, if you think you can come back sometime I will do it for a really low price because you so appreciated the stay and that gives me a lot of pleasure! (and you are great at weeding!) Also, the caravan was just immaculate and I only needed to make the bed this morning - what a treat. The new couple (not a bit like you), came this afternoon and commented on how clean it was. So, good luck, keep in touch, and suggest to your mum that she could find cleaning jobs up here for much better pay and she should think about moving to the countryside in a few years. I would cautiously suggest that house prices are not likely to rise especially after Brexit, and she should get advice as to whether it is worth buying at the moment. Thankyou for coming to stay, the pleasure was all ours. Floss sends her love. xxmaxine
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Lovely location, nice people, lots to do.

  • 5 of 5

Buck House Farm is a picturesque location, surrounded by woods and fields - and very peaceful. We stayed in the smaller of the two caravans, and it was a little compact (2 adults, 1 nine year old and one dog) - but fine and comfortable. The main bed is great; new and firm but width-wise is cosy for two adults. The single bed is good (new mattress) but short - a six foot adult would have to dangle feet over the end. The sofa bed is good - our daughter slept on it without folding it out - and was fine. Fridge is good, but freezer compartment very small and 50% iced up. Hot water works ok for washing up and shower, but power level is a bit low.

Maxine is great - a really nice lady, lots of fun and mad as a box of frogs (in a nice way). My daughter had a great time with Maxine's Grandkids and their friends when they came over, and loved helping Maxine with her ponies (including getting to ride one). There a are two nice dogs and two cats (another plus for daughter).

The area is well sited for lots of attractions and things to do. We had a really enjoyable holiday and would stay here again if we came back to the area.

Neil, Jo and Bethany Pearson - and Connie the dog.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Maxine Stirk
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, a smattering of Italian!
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Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Maxine Stirk

I am a slightly overweight retired horsey lady who has educated and trained and sold young 'National Hunt' racehorses for many years. Last year I took up cycling in homage to the Tour de France in Yorkshire. But I didnt win a prize. I am now a granny and have more ponies, mares and foal than big horses about the farm. The main equine character here is Tweedle, a shetland pony who is sure to be a hit with a small child.

I live with my husband Anthony who is a retired vet. He looks a bit daunting at times but is fine if you are brave enough to take him on. A bit like the pony really...

We also live with a selection of handsome geese, 2 cats and Floss the ageing springer spaniel who is loved by all who make her aquaintence. But you may have to throw her out of the caravan as she has a tendency to gatecrash if she likes the look of you. And the cats are the same, so be tough.

We started letting the caravan last year for a bit of extra income and have really enjoyed having interested, interesting and friendly guests to stay..

Maxine Stirk purchased this mobile home in 2006

Why Maxine Stirk chose Ripon

We bought Buck House Farm in 2006. It had been a dairy farm but had run into dreadful disrepair. We developed it as a training yard for our young National Hunt horses and generally set about restoring it as a beautifully sited and attractive family home.

I now do a lot less with the racehorses horses but enjoy having a variety of animals abut the place for fun and for the table. We have undertaken some welfare work on abused ponies, so it is possible you may see some recuperating patients in the field. So long as we are fit and reasonably healthy we intend staying on at this lovely place and entertaining holiday visitors in Summer.

What makes this mobile home unique

Buck House is set in a sheltered and peaceful hollow down a quiet country lane, and yet is only minutes from a busy private and nestled in woodland with a river bordering its south side. The approach to it is down a private farm road and driving down to it you feel as if you are entering a magical place situated away from the real World,

The views are just lovely and you can hear the owls at night if you sit outside enjoying the night sky. We like its privacy but never feel isolated and have neighbours very near by but not overlooking us.


The Black Sheep Brewery
"Interesting tour of the famous Brewery. Masham is a delightful market town. good restauran..."
Fountains Abbey
Jervaulx Abbey & Tea Rooms
Lightwater Valley Attractions
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Queens Head Kirkby Malzeard
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Harrogate station
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A1 Ripon
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Galphay 3 miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary

WE are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and our land has permissive access for walkers. We are within close range of historic walks including the stunning Hackfall trail, Ripon City Cathedral, Fountains Abbey which is a World Heritage site, The North York Moors and the dales are all within easy reach. We are 10 minutes from Masham and the well known Black Sheep Brewery, and 25 mins . Middleham which is famous for its horse racing connections, and Middleham Castle.

The beautiful Jervaulx Abbey is another must see venue and is approx mid way between Masham and Middleham.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $69.74

Guests are politely asked to leave the caravan in clean tidy order. All linen to be stripped and left in a heap in the bedroom.
We have a strict no smoking policy but guests are welcome to smoke outside.
Small well behaved dogs are permitted by individual negociation, but at a nightly charge of £3.00, or £15.00 per week.
All guests stay at Buck House entirely at their own risk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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