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17th Century, Grade II* Listed Property With Country And Sea Views

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House in Hunmanby, Yorkshire - Overlooks 9 Hole Golf Course And 4 Tennis Courts Available On A Pay & Play Basis

South Wing is a beautiful listed home in the village of Hunmanby, just two miles from the sea and three miles from Filey on the North Yorkshire coast. A former school, it is equipped with five large bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate 14 people. It has an elegant formal lounge complete with baby grand piano and wood- burning fire and a dramatic oak-panelled dining room. With over an acre and a half of private gardens and woods, it overlooks a 9 hole golf course, tennis courts and a gym, all of which can be used on a pay and play basis. Very convenient for many beautiful beaches, walks and cycle routes along the coast and over the Yorkshire Wolds and a short drive from the North Yorkshire Moors. Historic York is less than an hour away and Hunmanby is well serviced by both bus and train

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

andrew wyborn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About andrew wyborn

My family and I bought South Wing in February 2008 to use as a holiday home. We enjoy sharing it with guests and it provides a great base to explore the North Yorkshire coast and countryside. My wife is originally from Scarborough and we are regular visitors to this fantastic part of the country. I have three kids who all love staying at South Wing and regularly invite friends up to join them. They have more space here than at home and lots to do right on the doorstep.

Many of our guests are regular visitors who enjoy the welcoming feel of South Wing and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends in a very comfortable and relaxed setting.

I am obviously a little biased but South Wing is a fantastic place to take a break!

andrew wyborn purchased this house in 2008

Why andrew wyborn chose North Yorkshire

My wife is originally from Scarborough and we have many friends and family in the area. I can pretty much work from anywhere so we tend to spend a lot of time here in the kids holidays.

As well as local friends, the things that really appeal are the house itself which is a great place to be based - it's big enough to accommodate us all in comfort without tripping over each other.

We spend a lot of time at the beach weather permitting and our kids virtually live in their wetsuits in the summer (the water is cold!). I like cycling and the wolds are perfect for road cycling whilst nearby Dalby Forest is a mountain biker's dream.

There's plenty for everyone and if the weather turns against you its the perfect excuse to stay in the house, crank up the log burner and relax.

What makes this house unique

There's lots of benefits to staying at South Wing. If you like to keep fit there is a 9 hole golf course and 4 tennis courts right outside that are available on a pay and play basis. There is also a very well equipped gym which you can join on a weekly basis.

The village centre is a two minute walk away and is very well serviced with shops, hairdressers, doctors and dentists plus an excellent fish & chip shop and several good pubs.

South Wing is massive, almost 6000 sq ft of space. Despite that it is very comfortable and welcoming and provides plenty of space to be together but also to be apart!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This was our third visit to South Wing and we are all looking forward to the next! The house has an understated grandeur that lends itself to celebratory meals in the superb oak panelled Dining Room, chilling out in the snug or all getting together around the grand piano in the Drawing Room. Our family group has numbered up to 12 and the house absorbs us easily.

Despite the cold weather the the house was beautifully warm and the wood-burner was a nice focal point. 10 out of 10 in all categories!!!"

"We stayed here for my parent's 40th Wedding anniversary. We couldn't have picked a better place. It is a beautiful house. On our arrival, we spent about an hour wondering, open mouthed around the lovely rooms. The adults had a wonderful time sitting around the log burning stoves sipping wine, whilst the children amused themselves in the gardens or around this huge home"
Apr 2013
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17th Century, Grade II* Listed Property With Country And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great weekend with family celebrating my dads retirement and 65th birthday. The house is amazing, plenty of space and in a beautiful location. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. South Wing is a great spot for a special celebration and hopefully we'll see you back in the future.
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A happy place.

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday by bringing our two daughters and their families together, without the responsibilities of hosting at home. Twelve in all.

The entrance hall confirms that our hopes for the holiday is bang-on.

As my wife and I venture within there was a warm feeling that the whole wing was going to be just perfect. Quirky and idiosyncratic mixed with comfort and style. Small but adequate Kitchen, the luxury of space in the TV room, Dining room, and entertainment room, not to forget the hall for the younger children.

The garden is really great, a good flat lawn for rounders, and a well maintained terraced shrubbery, while away under the trees there is a nature habitat.

We had a great holiday which was well facilitated by the house.

My only regret was we didn't get to play hide and seek of the adults against the children starting in the dining room and disappearing through the special window that secretly opens out at floor level. We did use it for the barBQ. What a place for a murder mystery weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review and great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. South Wing is an idyllic house for families and friends to get together without tripping over each other. It sounds like you had good weather and enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the new bbq. Hope to see you back soon!
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A beautiful property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a long weekend in this lovely old house. Nine adults and five children aged 8, 2 and three under 2. Although a little chilly when we first arrived the property soon warmed up and for somewhere with such vast rooms was surprisingly cosy. There was room to run around for the little ones without fear of them hurting themselves or damaging anything which was a huge bonus for all of us, and lots of toys and games which were very much appreciated and played with. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the range oven was perfect for cooking a roast chicken dinner for us all, even having somewhere to warm the plates! The owners very kindly left us a welcome pack of basics such as bacon, bread, milk, butter and wine. The beds were comfortable and had good quality whits bed linen with thick feather duvets. The soft, fluffy white towels and ample bathrooms for everyone were also appreciated. Everywhere was extremely clean. We didn't go out and about much as the weather wasn't brilliant but a trip to Flamborough Head blew the cobwebs away and gave us some dramatic scenery and some sunshine. We will certainly consider using this property again for similar family breaks in the future. The extensive grounds will be ideal for the little ones to play out during the summer and the sun terrace looked very appealing for warm days. Just one little observation, the piano was out of tune but we played it anyway.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at South Wing to celebrate a 60th birthday, there were 10 adults in our party. The house is VERY large, but very comfortable and warm.We had an exceptional stay there is plenty of room and VERY clean. Filey is a short drive away and anyone that enjoys afternoon teas I would recommend The Lighthouse. Hunmanby village is a 2minute walk where you can find Pubs, Butchers, Post office, Boots the chemist, Chinese takeaway, tea room and a deli. You can walk to Hunmanby gap which is a very nice walk about 2.5 miles.

Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, thank you very much for your lovely review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay at South Wing. It really is a great year-round venue with plenty of room indoors and lots to do in the surrounding area. As you will have seen for stay at home days we have provided Sky HD+ with all sports channels, fast internet access, music stations and lots of games and books for all the family. In the immediate area many of our guests take advantage of the pay and play golf and tennis or simply enjoy the large gardens and woods. Good to hear that you found you way to the beach on foot and hopefully the tide was out when you got there as it opens up a 7 mile sweep of sand stretching from Filey Brig to Reighton Sands.
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Clare's 40th Birthday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home after a weekend of celebrations for my daughter Clare's 40th Birthday.

Fifteen of us in family ranging from 3 years to 67 years.

We all had a wonderful time, the boys really made good use of the garden and played football until dusk every evening, they just didn't want to come in. The weather was kind to us and we adults were also able to enjoy the garden on Saturday afternoon, tea on the terrace - perfect!!!

We all loved the get together in the drawing room every evening, without the intrusion of a television. Several bottles of wine for the adults made it perfect.

We did think when we arrived that the younger members of the family could possibly find the size a bit daunting but we need not have worried they all settled in immediately and really enjoyed the space.

We are all planning a return visit for our next big celebration.

Mary and Family

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant weekend at South Wing. There were 15 female family members aged from 18 -83 and the house exceeded all our expectations. It is much larger than we expected and we felt as though we were staying in a stately home. The furnishings and everything in the house are of a very good quality. The gardens are beautiful and we would love to come again to experience the house in the summer. There was a very acceptable welcome basket and great attention to detail. Andrew was very quick to answer any questions before we came and the visitors book is testimony to the pleasure this house has given to lots of people. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ruth, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the summer. North Yorkshire is a lovely place to visit all year round and in the summer you can get out and enjoy the fantastic nearby beaches and local walks. As you will have seen the large gardens are South facing with uninterrupted views over the golf course and out to Filey Bay. They make a great base to plan the days activities and to enjoy an early evening catch up. The gardens also provide plenty of space for the kids to run off any excess energy! Hope to see you soon and thanks again for your feedback! Andrew Wyborn (Owner)
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Several pubs
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Hunmanby Hall 9 hole golf
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Several pubs
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hunmanby Gap
Car: recommended


South Wing is 2 miles from Hunmanby Gap which is part of Filey Bay. At low tide this offers approx 7 miles of sandy beaches with Filey at one end and Bempton Cliffs at the other. Numerous other great beaches nearby including Scarborough, Cayton Bay and Bridlington. Flamborough Head is 7 miles away and has dramatic views and caves and Bempton is a RSPB bird sanctuary with nesting Puffins


South Wing is 9 miles from Scarborough, 3 miles from Filey, 6 miles from Bridlington and 40 miles from York. The village of Hunmanby is well connected with a train station and buses but to really explore the area its best to have a car available.

Also superb walking and cycling country. The Wolds Way is a short walk from the house and the Cleveland Way is accessible from the beach. Lovely quite roads for cyclists and only half and hour from Dalby Forest for the keen mountain biker


South Wing is 9 miles from Scarborough, 3 miles from Filey, 6 miles from Bridlington and 40 miles from York. Whitby is 25 miles and takes about 45 minutes to drive.

Further Details:

The village of Hunmanby is a couple of minutes walk and is very well serviced with a Co-Op supermarket, butchers, great fish and chip shop, delicatessen/bakery, post office and several pubs. Nearby are numerous places to visit including Burton Agnes, Sewerby Hall, plenty of beaches, parks and woods.


Rates & Availability

Hunmanby House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October half term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late July
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early December
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book please contact us directly on 0773 089 8802 or

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally a Friday or Saturday but mid-week breaks are also available. Typical arrival time is 4pm and departure at 10am. However we can normally be flexible if not too busy.

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £695 for a three night out of season break through to £2500 for a seven night peak season holiday. Please call Andrew on 0773 089 8802 for more details

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Hunmanby House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Ensuite shower & toilet to bedroom 1, shared ensuite bathroom with bedrooms 2 & 3, single toilet and basis next to bedroom 4, ensuite bathroom for bedroom 5, downstairs toilet & basin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 has a double and a single, en-suite shower and toilet 2 has a double bed and shares an en-suite bathroom with B3 3 has a double and two singles plus a full size pull up bed 4 has two single beds 5 has a super king bed, dressing room and bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: South Wing is a stunning property. This is our family holiday home and we have equipped it to a high standard. We have been letting to guests since 2008 and have excellent feedback. Many guests make regular repeat visits. The majority of rooms in the house face south over the gardens and a 9 hole golf course. All rooms are very large - the house covers 6000 sq ft, but the feeling is warm and cosy and very welcoming. Log burner in main lounge with a good supply of logs and kindling Outside: Large flat grassed gardens with gravelled surround approx 1.7 acres, Terraced area with bedding plants. Ha Ha at end of garden looking out to 9 hole golf course and 4 tennis courts (which are available on a pay and play basis). South and East facing gardens, a large BBQ and a garden table with 8 seats. External power available. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying machine, ironing board and iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided, all good quality Egyptian cotton with lovely duvets. South Wing is cleaned ready for each new visit and there is a caretaker nearby to assist with any problems

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