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Luxury Historic Yorkshire Dales Country Manor in beautiful walled gardens - Dairy Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



Dairy Cottage

This unique cottage was originally part of the famous Stanwick Hall, residence of the Duchess of Northumberland. No expense has been spared in this recent conversion of old stone buildings into a beautiful single-storey hideaway. Hardwood floors, underfloor heating, a cosy log burner, handmade doors, a luxurious walk-in shower room tiled in Jerusalem limestone and a bespoke, well-equipped kitchen all combine to make a comfortable and romantic home from home. Impressive arched double doors from the bedroom and lounge and bi-fold doors from the kitchen lead out into the south facing gardens that overlook landscaped parkland. The spacious lounge is flooded with light from a large roof atrium and arched doors lead out from here to a secluded, south-facing patio with ancient parkland views and sounds of nature all around. Whilst retaining its old world charm, the Old Dairy is equipped with a high-end hi-fi, large plasma TV, bespoke furniture and every modern convenience for your comfort.

About the property

Coach House & Dairy Cottage

Luxurious living, steeped in history: Dating from 1820 and fully renovated in 2000 and 2012, the Coach House and the Dairy Cottage were originally part of Stanwick Hall, the home of the Duchess of Northumberland. The Coach House and Dairy Cottage both enjoy great privacy and their own gardens, but can also be combined to form elegant and spacious accommodation for up to 13 guests in great comfort.

Details for the Coach House

This luxurious Yorkshire Dales country house has 4 comfortable bedrooms, a large, well-equipped kitchen with Aga, spacious lounge with log burner leading into a beautiful conservatory overlooking south-facing, private gardens. Please click on the link below for more details.

Details for the Dairy Cottage

Converted in 2012, this architect-designed delightful hideaway is all on one level and has its own large garden. The large living area (8m x 5m) is open-plan, with a dining area at one end and a well equipped kitchen leading off. There is a lovely log burner, a large roof atrium and wide arched glass doors leading into the gardens. Leading off the lounge is a spacious bedroom, again with hand-made double arched glass doors opening onto private south-facing gardens.Dairy Cottage is flooded with light whatever the weather and the use high quality natural materials throughout - oak floors and hand-made doors, Jerusalem stone in the shower room and a solid wood kitchen - create a calm and peaceful environment for relaxation.

Environmental sustainability was important to us when we designed this conversion, as was the need to stay true to the original building and re-use as much of the original stone and other materials as possible, so the Dairy Cottage has underfloor heating supplied by a wood-pellet boiler to keep it cozy and warm in the winter months.

Further details about the Coach House

Approached through the tall sandstone gate piers and into a spacious driveway the stunning architecture of the Coach House will make your stay a special one, whether you are entertaining in the cozy dining room, cooking on the Aga with friends in the roomy kitchen, sitting by the fire in the spacious lounge or simply relaxing with a good read in the light and airy conservatory or mezzanine. Children love this place - they can explore and play safely to their hearts' content whilst parents can relax and enjoy this rather special Grade II listed home with all the modern conveniences.The house has a wing with 2 double bedrooms, a triple room and a bathroom with a walk-in shower which means that 2 families can enjoy complete privacy. The spacious master suite is the only bedroom on the first floor. It has French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony with private, uninterrupted south-facing views over beautiful parkland , a Super King bed and ensuite shower room. Also on the first floor is a large mezzanine for lounging and browsing through the house library of books and games.

In the East wing of the Coach House there is a very large kitchen, with a breakfast table that seats 8 people, all the modern appliances you might need, and a French door opening onto a sun-trap with outdoor seating overlooking the south-facing gardens and parkland beyond. There is a beautiful dining room that seats 8 in comfort and this has a lovely wood-burning stove to provide a cozy ambiance for your entertaining. The spacious lounge has bi-fold glass doors that open into the large conservatory, providing a 34’x18’ living area. There is also a very large utility room for all your outdoor gear, an additional fridge-freezer and washing and drying facilities. In all there are over 3000 sq ft of living area, so there is plenty of room for everyone to find a quiet corner as well as 4 spacious reception rooms to socialise in. There is everything you need at the Coach House – it’s a real home from home.

Decorated to a high standard, with hardwood flooring and 300 year old stone pillars in the impressive entrance hall, the Coach House is stylishly furnished and very well equipped. You will enjoy fast broadband Internet access; high quality Hi-Fi in the lounge for music lovers; very well equipped kitchen with a 5 burner gas hob in addition to the Aga, NEFF combination microwave and electric fan oven, juicer, bread maker, ice cream maker, 2 fridges, dishwasher, quality stereo and beautiful garden views. There is a range of garden furniture and large barbecue. Parking for up to 5 cars. Walled gardens and electric gates give total privacy.

Things to see and do: The Coach House is situated in peaceful, rolling countryside between the River Swale and the Tees, on the ancient site of the 2000 year old Brigantes settlement. Children love exploring the Coach House and its gardens, playing table tennis or playing on their bikes on the private roads. There is an abundance of historical monuments within 20 minutes' drive - castles, abbeys, earthworks, villages and towns to name but a few. Walkers will love the Yorkshire Dales, England's largest and most impressive National Park is just 15 minutes' drive away and the Lake District is just over an hour's drive with sailing, hiking, wind surfing and much more. Enjoy horse riding from the nearby stables (you can walk there!) on the perfect network of bridleways or play a round of golf at the nearby course at Richmond in the middle of beautiful countryside. Going slightly further afield, explore the stunning North Yorkshire coastline and enjoy the delights of Whitby, just over an hour's drive away.

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Simon Cowton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked to stay in the Dairy cottage for 2 nights at very short notice, Everything was sorted out for us very quickly & smoothly. we had looked at 20+ properties in the region and this one seemed to stand out, And we were not disappointed with our choice. We found the cottage quite easily from the instructions we were given, and we were greeted by Paul, who was very friendly and very helpful , and showed us around the property as well as the coach house property, Both were very very well equipped with very modern appliances. The dairy cottage cottage we stayed in was spotless, it had a lot of glass and it was all perfectly clean.

the property really exceeded our expectations, especially things like utensils, pots & pans, everything we needed was there and was of very good quality. The bed was huge and very comfortable, and the shower was amazing.

The only down point of our stay was that our broadband/telephone line was off for the whole stay, which stopped me doing a few bits of work that I had to do, but this was a BT problem and in no way the owners Fault, and it was actually quite nice to have no contact with anyone for a couple of days.

I can not recommend this property enough, it was a truly amazing experience and really relaxing, top marks to everyone involved with the running of it
May 2014
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Richmond Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is a light and airy room. It is fully tiled in beautiful Jerusalem stone and has underfloor heating, mood lighting, a luxurious walk-in shower and high quality fixtures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The Old Dairy has one large bedroom, beautiful wood furniture, wooden floors and underfloor heating. The high quality superking bed and feather duvet and pillows guarantee a perfect night's sleep and there are large hand-made arched glass doors leading onto a totally private, south facing patio and garden with far-reaching views. It has an en-suite shower room with a large walk in shower, fully tiled with Jerusalem limestone.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Old Dairy is perfect for a romantic break at any time of year! We have taken great care to ensure that the character of this 200-year old building has been preserved, whilst giving our guests the highest level of comfort and the benefit of high quality, modern appliances. The surroundings are beautiful and you are guaranteed privacy and comfort in our unique home.


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Dairy Cottage
average rating of 4.9 based on 32 reviews

Smart and well thought out

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I used the Dairy Cottage as our base for a holiday in Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales, and we found it to be very smart and well thought out accommodation.

It has been renovated to preserve the original interest of the dairy cottage building, but is full of contemporary touches, such as the sky window in the atrium area, arched bay windows and modern bathroom.

During the day, it is full of sunlight and opens out wonderfully onto private gardens. During the evening, it feels very private and in touch with its surroundings - the location means the night skies are excellent, and there is a wood burner which I found easy to use.

Comfortable beds, modern kitchen and good personal touches such as the reading and reference material available.

Definitely useful as a private haven when travelling in a large group staying in both the Coach House and Dairy Cottage.

Excellent stay - will definitely use again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic break

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here, and can't wait to book again! This romantic barn conversion is spacious with lots of light and brilliant underfloor heating. It is in a great location which is quiet and peaceful, but also not far from various lovely places to visit and a great base to explore the Yorkshire dales and Teesdale too. The kitchen is well equipped and the shower is great. The bed is so comfortable and in the mornings we drew the curtains to look out onto the private garden. Is was romantic bliss! Thanks again - we'll see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet and full of light

  • 4 of 5

This was just what we were looking for, in the countryside, peaceful, quiet and full of light. We enjoyed the gardens and the horses in the pasture. The cottage is spacious and comfortable. Simon, Kay and Mark were helpful and accommodating. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A tranquil and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Dairy Cottage proved an ideal location for exploring the towns and countryside of North Yorkshire. we valued the privacy of the house and garden and the tranquillity of Stanwick St John. It is good to find a good quality cottage that will accept dogs. Thanks you. we appreciated the touch of a box of chocolates awaiting our arrival.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such considerate guests! We hope you can visit again. Best wishes Simon
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  • 5 of 5

Second visit to Dairy Cottage loved it as much as the first time .If you want a lovely place to chill out from the moment you arrive you couldn't find a nicer place .Walks from your door step.The dog loved the freedom on being able to wander around the garden with all doors wide open .Used the fire this time very cosy curled up with a bottle of wine and chocolates after a great meal .Visit the farm shop on the A66 for all you needs meat, veg,and special treats .

Will definitely be coming again . David and Jeanette Bradford West Yorkshire

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had such a nice time in the Dairy Cottage - and that you enjoyed the delights of our woodstove and hope to welcome you again soon!
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dairy cottage stanwick st johns north Yorkshire

  • 5 of 5

Just had a lovely and relaxing time at the dairy cottage beautiful accommodation and fantastic surrounding .

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Leeds-Bradford or Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Stanwick
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Richmond or Darlington
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Stanwick
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Located in peaceful parkland between Swaledale and Teesdale, our private Yorkshire Dales country cottage offers the perfect setting for exploring 3 stunning National Parks - the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Moors and the Lake District. Add to this the lovely seaside town of Whitby and the scenically beautiful Yorkshire Heritage Coast and you have an abundant choice of outdoor activities including mountain biking, golf, hiking, climbing, caving, cycling, horse riding, paragliding and water sports. Superb historical monumentsand attractions are also nearby, including iron age camps, castles, abbeys, Dales villages and the bustling market town of Richmond with the full range of shops, cinema, theatre and artisan shops. York, Newcastle, Gateshead, Harrogate and Leeds are within easy reach, offer great shopping and are packed with museums, world-class concert halls and art galleries. People travel miles to sample local Yorkshire produce and real ales at the many high quality restaurants and country inns within a few miles of our cottage. Children can roam freely to explore the nearby streams, rivers and woodland and love the attractions at the Forbidden Corner and Lightwater Valley, 30 minutes' drive away.


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