A very pretty detached bungalow very peaceful with lovely views, decorated with thought and care (as noted by the guests) is set in a dreamy private garden with climbing roses and ample parking, there is garden furniture and a barbecue, with space for French cricket or to kick about with a ball. The bungalow is all on one level and easily accessible. Guests enjoy the romantic sunsets from the comfortable sitting room with a flat screen TV & DVD. Books and games are provided for your entertainment. There is free WIFI. The pretty farmhouse kitchen has a dining table and chairs, fridge freezer, gas cooker, microwave, stainless steel pans, blue and white china, everything to share a special meal time.
There is a cloths washing machine with drier. Laundry basket and pegs for the outside drying line or a cloths horse. an iron and ironing board.
There are 3 bedrooms each comfortably furnished with a dressing table, bedside lights and tables, a wardrobe and chair. The beds are comfortable with sprung mattresses sprung bases and head boards with two pillows per person & are prepared for your arrival with fresh & clean linen and towels, there is a choice of duvets or blankets. There is a double bedroom, and 1 twin bedroom and 1 single plus 1. the bathroom has a wash basin, bath with a mira shower over the bath, heated towel rail and shaving plug. There is a separated w.c. Some of my elderly guests have a commode, which we can provide.
The rooms are fully carpeted except the kitchen and w.c which have washable floors.
Guests have exclusive access to walks across the farm to see the duck pond, sheep and ponies and can easily access the coast to coast path which runs through the farm. Guests find Stanhow is perfectly placed for exploring the Dales, James Herriot Country, as well as the Yorkhire Moors and coast of Whitby and Runswick Bay. Those who enjoy visiting historic places find that Richmond, with its famous Georgian Threatre is a must, as well as visits the delights of the Cathedral Cities of York, Durham and Ripon with wonderful visitors attractions and superb boutiques and street markets. Guests also enjoy a drive across the moors to the coast and visiting Castle Howard (Brides Head Film set) and its stunning grounds.
Enjoy Historic Country Houses, garden visits, Heritage and Castle, local villages and market towns.
The area has a reputation for very good local food and hospitality. If you do not wish to drive why not use the York Moors railway or the Dales railway.
Many people marvel at the peace and tranquillity at Stanhow with 230 acres of land. The hedges were planted in 1880 and we have planted more trees.
There are marvellous wild flowers, including grass verges of special interest. Children enjoy discovering the countryside - a list is provided for things to find. they also love meeting the ponies and 'odd job' There is a wide variety of birds small and big!
It is an artist's paradise. Sunsets and sunrises to enjoy - and stars at night.
Bowes Museum has special displays of period china, furniture, art and The Silver Swan. There is also an area of special interest to children. Fashion through the ages. Built by John and Josephine Bowes.
Tenants auction house at Leyburn is an ideal place to start your own collection - they do valuations each day and have a good restaurant.
It is a very good area for cycling - Central for Yorkshire horse racing meetings.
There are lots of maps, files of places to visit and green tourism details in the bungalow. Mary is always happy to help and lives 150 yards away. Never-the-less the bungalow is detached within a gated garden and peaceful surrounded by fields. Many of our guest have returned regularly and we are delighted to show them our garden.
A well behaved dog may be welcome if exercised outside the garden and not left alone. Please ask for further help and information there may be a charge. This bungalow is equally suitable for couples or families - and works well for some one on business.
Care is taken to prepare the bungalow between visits, however because of the limited amount of time between change overs we ask guests to leave the bungalow clean and tidy - so we can add the special touches that make the stay a special time for everyone.
We have a website: www.yorkshirebungalow.com