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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hunmanby in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Cot
  • 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 ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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17th Century, Grade II* Listed Property With Country And Sea Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Such a nice place.....south wing looks very good in the pictures but it's even better when you get to see it.

It's very big but still nice and cosy,plenty to do within walking distance,would love to go back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review! Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future
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Fantastic holiday property

  • 4 of 5

My family all had a fantastic time at the property.

The large number of spacious rooms meant the different age groups could split up and do their own thing, without bothering each other.

It was one of the coldest weekends of the year, so the heating was pushed to its limits in an effort to keep the house warm.

It was overall a memorable birthday weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property and location for a family stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property is excellent for a large family to make a base to visit the various resorts and places of interest which are all nearby. The accommodation has everything you need and plenty of space for a large family and is excellent for children. The property is central to the village with good shops and pubs.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. As you so rightly point out, South Wing is a large, family friendly house that provides a comfortable and well equipped base for a relaxing holiday. I do hope we'll see you back at South Wing soon!
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  • 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!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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andrew wyborn
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
30 January, 2018

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 Hunmanby

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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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.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book please contact us directly on 0773 089 8802 or holiday@south-wing.co.uk

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.