Gold award peaceful detached country bungalow lovely views central for Dales & Moors, 3 bedrooms
Mary Furness Stanhow Farm, Northallerton, Yorkshire, DL7 0TJ
About Mary Furness Stanhow Farm, Northallerton, Yorkshire, DL7 0TJ
We live on the family run working farm. We feel that guests will enjoy this wonderful location and walk on the farm to see the sheep, and ponies, live stock vary depending on the season. They have recently carried out tree planting and preservation work and restored the duck pond on the farm to encourage wildlife, birds and animals such as foxes, Mallard and Field Mice. The verges are full of wild flowers and the drive is planted with spring flowers. Mary is a keen gardener and will be delighted to help with any queries about the farm and the many interesting things to do in this wonderful part of Yorkshire. We are lucky to live near the local towns, where we do all our shopping, we also enjoy the local theatre and cinema - time permitting I love walking on the farm and lanes. We may be able to welcome a well behaved dog, please ask and there may be an extra charge.
Mary Furness Stanhow Farm, Northallerton, Yorkshire, DL7 0TJ purchased this Bungalow in 1974
Why Mary Furness Stanhow Farm, Northallerton, Yorkshire, DL7 0TJ chose Kiplin
Guests tell us they relax as soon as they arrive. The cottage is located in the heart of this special farm which has lovely views towards the Dales and Yorkshire Moors. We have many lovely trees some grown from seed and strive to preserve the farm we have restored the pond on the farm to encourage wildlife, birds and animals such as foxes, Mallard and Field Mice. The variety of wild life is amazing but you have to be quiet to see them! Enjoy the walks from the door. Artist are inspired by the wonderful light. The livestock on the farm varies with the season - mostly sheep. Enjoy the sun rises and sun set. We welcome well behaved dogs, on the understanding there is no extra cleaning, they are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture, and are not left alone . There is a charge of £25 for one dog, a second dog may be considered at an additional charge. Please ask. The bungalow works well for all the generations and is ideal for a family holiday. This is Herriot Country - it is loved by visitors from all over the world. The coast to coast walk and Swaledale Way go through the farm, on our path notice board we have many lovely comments in our book complementing us on our well maintained farm. The tranquillity at the bungalow is not affected by the walkers, the path is well away from the bungalow. It is central for many historical areas, sport, gardens, good market towns such as Richmond, Thirsk and Bedale, villages and excellent hospitality. York, Ripon, Durham are easily accessible and National Trust properties and heritage site.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Located in the perfect place to explore both the Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire dales. Enjoy the peaceful, tranquil countryside. Walks from the door. Enjoy the wonderful views from all the windows. The views and sunsets seen from the sitting room are fabulous, as are the sunrises seen from the kitchen if you are an early riser! The cottage had a Gold award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service and 3 stars, we support Green Tourism. Enjoy a wide variety of wild flowers and mature trees. A warm welcome is assured. We live on the farm, and enjoy sharing information with our guests. Our farmhouse is Grade 11 listed and was part of Kiplin Hall's estate until it was sold in 1919. Kiplin Hall was built by The Calvert, a member of Henry VIII government and were the first settlers in Boston USA. Stanhow is special, it has only been bought three times since 1825. Stanhow is central for all the many interests in North Yorkshire - there is so much to discover no matter what your interest are. A great place to relax. Enjoy tranquil and relaxing walks from the door. Listen to the bird song. We live on the farm and are pleased to help our guests. the farm house is listed.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
A well behaved dog may be accepted -please enquire
please tell us if you require a cot or high chair
Guests must take care of the property & leave it clean and tidy. Children must not be left alone. Dogs must not be left alone. No maid service
Fire safety is essential. Permission is required to bring a dog, not allowed on furniture or in bedrooms, or to foul the garden. Before eating wash.
We are happy to help & show you around. There are way marked paths on the farm; keep clear of growing crops, stored grain, bales & machinery.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great Yorkshire escape
Well maintained bungalow in secluded location with friendly hosts
Lovely people who had personal problems but enjoy our peaceful countryside, nature and the wild life. The garden was ideal for fun with the young people and dogs. An ideal area for exploring the whole of north Yorkshire with the family. The sun shone and the views were excellent.
Nice property but not impressed with owner
I booked the stay for my daughter and family and made this clear when booking. On arrival, they were subjected to a 45 minute briefing of all the rules etc. The owner called a number of times during the stay,
1) to say the outside light had been left on, it was dark and one of the party had gone out for a walk.
2) a window had been left open, it was a warm sunny day.
3) the owner had agreed to a camper-van being parked on the drive for 2 days of the stay, but then objected to a power lead being plugged in. The owner has suggested a charge for the electric per night.
There were dozens of notices around the property explaining the rules. EG Don't put rubbish in the bins, they were expected to take all rubbish home with them.
The owner has contacted me and claims that the property has been left in such a state that it took 10 hours to clean up. Absolutely ridiculous.
The owner claims that there was a hole in the none slip bath mat, the mat was not used.
The owner claims not to have known that my daughter and family would be attending, even though I sent a comprehensive message to this effect.
The owner claims that there was a glass broken, this was discovered in the cupboard already broken and left out to be seen. It was actually a pub glass so didn't belong to the owner.
The owner has said that she will withhold the deposit but has not yet sent me justification for this as I have asked.
This would have been a really enjoyable break for my daughter and family were it not for the regular interference from the owner during the stay and the unfounded accusations she has now made.
This sadden me greatly. I always call to welcome my visitors, show them where to find tourist information, ordinance survey maps, games and puzzles, books to read; where to find blankets & offer help when it is needed. I also show my guests where to find the first aid kit, and the instructions for the various appliances. We are inspected by Visit England and they appreciate the various notices such as do not put cloths on the storage radiators - mind the steps on the back door, how to open the windows and lock the doors. The camper van was not part of the booking made by Mr Smith at the time I was not informed that he was not coming to stay . The booking for was for 2 adults and 2 children. His daughter, husband and two small children came & were delightful and I was very pleased to tell them about the farm and what they might see. I was not aware that his daughter would be leaving early and leaving the two people in the camper van who were not part of the booking as arranged; I had no objection to the parking of two vehicles as there is a good parking area. We are not in the caravan & camping business. I was not asked if electricity via a long cable hanging out of the bedroom window could be connected to the van - for health and safely reasons it was not safe with young children. Yes the windows were left open at a time when we had dreadful stormy weather further up the dale stone walls had been washed away. At the end of the visit washing up was precariously stacked on the rack not put away and dishes left soaking. the glass was broken unbeknown by me. We do carefully check the bungalow between lets making sure all cupboards shelves and drawers are clean and tidy. Yes we took 10 hours to insure the bungalow was as found; normally we take 3 or 4 hours depending on the number of guests and number of bedrooms used. I accepted ware and tare on the none slip bath mat, it has been replaced.
On arrival There is a complementary bottle of milk in the fridge fresh ice in the freezer. A fresh kettle of water ready with cups of tea or coffee & a delicious box of hand made Lewis and Cooper biscuits for Northallerton's famous specialist grocers on the welcome trolley.
We are eco friendly, have planted trees, maintained hedges planted in 1880 and therefore benefit from a variety of wild life, birds and flora. At this time of the year, we have migrant bats, and the wild geese call to feed.
Amazing, beautiful and quiet
We absolutely loved the stay and the host Mary is very caring, polite and helpful.
Delightful guests, they said the bungalow was the best place that they had stayed, and they would come again. They loved the countryside, listening to the bird song, peaceful walks, seeing the trees bursting in to leaf, also the blossom. The lambs were enjoying the sunshine. Vidits to York and Whitby, and the market towns of Northallerton & Thirsk. They added that I had thought of everything to give them a lovely stay.
A very pretty bungalow set in a rural scenic position.
We had a very quiet holiday set amidst beautiful scenery,just what we wanted and needed.The bungalow was well equipt ,a real home from home.Mary gave us a warm welcome and made sure we had everything we needed.A great holiday for us.Thankyou Mary.
A lovely couple with a delightful dog. they enjoyed the views, and sunsets - Sadie the dog enjoyed walks around the farm - during the day they loved touring and visiting the local markets towns.
It was Wensley Dale show on Saturday 25th August and on Bank Holiday Monday Reeth Show made famous in James Herriot's books.
My present guests say there is so many interesting things to see and visit. Freedom to walk and picnic.
Captain Cook's replicate ship is now docked in Whitby and open to the public. A wonderful time to tour the Yorkshire Moor and Dales with the heather in bloom.
Excellent comfortable holiday cottage in quiet location.
Our family of six spent a delightful week in quiet country surroundings. Good walking footpaths around the farm which we all enjoyed.
Mary was a very welcoming hostess with lots of local knowledge to share with us and make our holiday even more interesting.
We would certaily consider staying here again.
The family enjoyed the birds, flower and wild life around the farm. They also enjoyed the heather travelling across the moors to Whitby, Captain Cook's replicate ship is now open to the public. The Dales and Moors look wonderful with the heather in flower. Our local Brymoor ice cream is a treat you have to enjoy! Made from their own channel island cows.
We have availability in September and October, some of our guests are planning to come again later in the year. Passed guests tell us they relax as soon as they walk through the door.
Came up to stay in Northallerton for the week, loved the bungalow. Peace and quite. Mary was around should we need any help a lovely lady. Easy to reach Thirsk, Ripon, York, Scarborough. Whitby . Great walking area ,lots to do and see.
Perfect guests who enjoyed their stay and said the bungalow worked well for their frail father.
The peaceful country side, lovely views and meeting the horses.
They enjoyed visits to Northallerton, Bedale and Thirsk and meeting friends who now live in North Yorkshire.
I am sure they will come again.
Special interest holidays: Stanhow is peaceful with wonder views yet central for North Yorkshire. Ideal to enjoy the English Heritage. Historic Houses, gardens, York Minster and Ripon Cathedral and Durham Cathedral. A good cycling area and lots of walks from the door, very good local hospitality, in the villages and market towns. Street markets enjoyed by everyone and individual shops. Masses of information in the bungalow, with maps and brochure - we also live on the farm. Good local race meeting and agricultural shows.
A fabulous location for walkers and cycling, with many cycling routes and footpaths on the doorstep including the coast-to-coast walk and the Swaledale walk. There are several local fishing lakes. Horse racing, canoeing, and sailing. Geneology in the county archives in Northallerton. Northallerton has street markets and the Famous Betty's tearooms and Lewis & Cooper not to be missed. Historic Houses, gardens, Thorpe Perrow Arboreteum - Bedale, Thirsk with The James Herriot Museum. The Georgean Theatre at Richmond, Castles - Richmond and Wensley Dale, Bowes Museum - Barnard Castle & Bowes Museum, Raby Castle in Teesdale - High Force Water Fall, Fountains Abbey National Trust near Ripon. Arts & craft trails. Tennant Auction House in Leyburn has specialist sales, a wonderful restaurant - some on the consultants you will know from the Antique Road Show.
Kiplin Hall is a country walk away and has an award winning café and lovely garden built by the Calvert family, first settlers in America.
There are many varietys of wild flowers and wild birds in our hedge rows and verges which encourage lots of butterflies, of special interest.
Historic York, Ripon Cathedral and Durham Cathedral are an enjoyable visits.
Enjoy the local agricultural shows.
Stanhow and the surrounding area is an artist paradise.
Beautiful the Autumn colours. Spring flowers and trees -
It is an ideal central place to stay for the discerning visitor to enjoy North Yorkshire. Lots of maps and information to be found in the Bungalow also free WIFI with a good internet connection. There is a good mobile phone connection.
The stunning Whitby Coast and Runswick Bay are a lovely day out (with a 55 mins stunning drive over Yorkshire Moor). Captain Cook country.
Teeside Airport (0.5 hours drive).
Northallerton Train Station (20 mins drive).
Kiplin Hall 15 mins walk. Scorton, with two Gastro Pubs (10 mins drive).
Richmond with Georgian theatre, Castle & Museum. Boutiques and street markets (20 mins).
Northallerton, with famous Betty Tea Shop (15 mins). York (45 mins drive), why not use the train from Northallerton and arrive in the middle of York next to the National railway museum. Ripon (45 mins drive). Wensleydale (30 mins drive).Why not go on the Dales railway - stop at Leyburn to visit Tennant famous auction centre.
Northallerton has a lovely selection of local butchers, green grocer & bakers, delicatessen, Street markets, Sainbury's, Tesco, Lewis & Cooper: & Betty's famouse tea rooms (15 mins). Scorton has two friendly pubs with good food (10 mins drive) Not to be missed The Black Horse at Kirkby Fleetham, pub with delicious food - very good for a special occasion celebrations.
Bolton on Swale wild bird lake with parking and a hide(free).
Horse racing at Catterick, Thirsk and York
The coast to coast walk
The Durham to York cycle route
The James Herriot museum - Thirsk
Local Agricultural shows and horse trials.
there are ordinance survey maps in the bungalow and lots of information. Lots to see and do, Castles, Abbeys, Art & Crafts and family activities. See Wonderful sunsets and sun rises.
Much, much more ask Mary!