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Luxury Country Retreat In Quiet Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Scorton, Nr. Richmond, North Yorkshire, England

A luxury holiday cottage in Scorton, North Yorkshire. Situated on a quiet country lane yards from Scorton’s picturesque village green, and only minutes from the A1. The Stables provides a peaceful, comfortable retreat and offers a great easy-to-reach base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

The property has two bedrooms, one double and one single, these are situated with the bathroom located central to these.

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Mr. Dennis Lee
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Mr. Dennis Lee

We are a recently retired school teacher and quantity surveyor with two grown up children and one grandchild. We enjoy entertaining visitors, holidays, dancing, walking, gardening and looking after our animals.

Mr. Dennis Lee purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Mr. Dennis Lee chose Richmond

The property is a newly converted stable block in a quiet location just outside the village.

Originally close to a sand and gravel quarry, this has now been turned into a large lake and wildlife area just a stone's throw from the door step.

We are in a very central location with a choice of walking venues, including the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Our close proximity to the A1 has the added advantage of making Leeds, York, Durham and Newcastle easily accessible.

What makes this cottage unique

Having lived in the area for 40 years we are well placed to advise our visitors on the best walks and places to visit in order to help them make the most their holiday.

We have entertained visitors from various countries including Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Australia and South Africa and are able to suggest places to visit that will cover a variety of interests.

The property has the advantage of being next to our house so that we are on hand to help with any queries, but is not overlooked, so maintaining your privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a perfect place to stay for those who love walking in the Yorkshire Dales but at the same time want easy access to an abundance of places of interest for those inevitable wet days; we particularly liked Richmond with its castle, noted garden at Millgate House and the wonderful Station bistro, cinema and art gallery. The Stable is a beautiful conversion, tastefully furnished, flooded with sunlight and with every need catered for. The owners extensive garden provides a wonderful retreat for days when relaxing by the pond with a book is all that is needed but at the same time walks from iconic dales villages such as Reeth and Middleham are not far away. The owners live on the property and were always available with advice about the best walks and places of interest. We loved it and will be back at the earliest opportunity!

Brenda Senior, Bedford'
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richmond in Scorton

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower over full sized bath, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with single bed.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is well equipped and tastefully furnished to the highest standards. The stables doors have been converted to windows that flood the rooms with light and give views of the extensive gardens. There is underfloor heating throughout and oil and electricity are included in the price. Welcome pack available on arrival. Sorry no smokers or pets. Outside: Large patio area with table and chairs. Part of the owner's garden is also available to use and gas barbeque on request. Utility Room: Utility room with drying facilities, washing machine and freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided.


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average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews

Relaxing, comfortable, and well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the Stables and as with the previous visits we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very well appointed and Dennis is a gracious host. We will definitely return to The Stables on our next visit to North Yorkshire.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Dennis was welcoming and very friendly and had even put up Christmas decorations for us. The property was very clean and to a high spec. It was spacious but cosy and warm. The garden was a delight, as were the various animals in the grounds. It was relaxing and peaceful and we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we enjoyed it as much as the first. We stayed here while visiting family and it is the perfect location. The property is clean and in a nice quiet setting. Looking forward to returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Well appointed. Given our mobility problems struggled with the low furniture. We just used it as a base to visit other friends in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing bit of luck!

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate in finding this property and have to say it was probably the best place we've stayed in Yorkshire over the many years holidaying here. It was perfect. Really didn't want to come home. A very big thank you to Dennis and Co for making our stay memorable. We will be back. Added bonus - being in walking distance of the two local pubs.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace, quiet, great area to explore

  • 5 of 5

We had the most restful stay at The Stables, with a warm welcome from Dennis and Ben the dog and everything we could possibly need to have a home from home. Visited Bowles museum, Eastby Abbey, Fountsins Abbey and Studley Royal and hubby did lots of long walks on the moors whilst I relaxed in the garden ( often with the very welcome company of Ben). Truly sad to leave at the end of our week and, although it is a very long way from Devon, we would love to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Both Whitby (approx 60 miles) and Scarborough (approx 70 miles) are an enjoyable 1.5 to 2 hours drive away over the North Yorkshire Moors.


Teeside - Durham Tees Valley Airport 19 miles. Leeds/Bradford Airport 50 miles. Newcastle Airport 55 miles.


6 miles - Market town of Richmond with castle, museums, Georgian Theatre and Station cinema.

11 miles - Darlington - railway museum and Civic Theatre.

12 miles - Northallerton - North Yorkshire's County Town.

14 miles - Leyburn - market town.

19 miles - Barnard Castle - Bowes Museum and antique shops.

25 miles - Ripon - cathedral.

34 miles - Durham - cathedral.

42 miles - Spa town of Harrogate.

46 miles - York - minster and museums.

49 miles - City of Newcastle

Further Details:

Scorton village has a village store and post office and two pubs both of which serve food. There is also a village tea room open during the day for light meals and very good home made cakes.

Within a couple of miles there is the Lakeside Farm Shop and Cafe and also a cafe at Historic Kiplin Hall, where you can view the house and wander around the lake and gardens.

There are many places to visit depending on your interests and how far you wish to travel.

The market town of Richmond is only a short drive away and here you can visit the castle and walk by the river. There are some good restaurants and a visit to The Station is recommended, where you will be able to visit the bakery, cheese makers, brewery and ice-cream parlour. The restaurant is also good and a visit there can be incorporated into a trip to the cinema.

If you enjoy walking you can be in Swaledale or Wensleydale within half an hour, or a little further afield are the North York Moors and Teesdale.

There are numerous historic houses or gardens within easy reach and many interesting market towns - too many to see in just one visit.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings are via telephone or email. Deposit of 20% of total holiday cost is required to secure a booking. Full payment is required four weeks prior to start date. Payments by cheque please or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Week bookings usually Saturday to Saturday although we can be flexible depending on availability. Arrive from 3pm. Depart by 10am. Short breaks of between 3 and 5 nights also available subject to availability and season.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available all year round. Minimum 3 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.