Outside & Gardens

Once in the driveway, there is plenty of parking at the front of the property for the number of guests. The ground is gravel, with one step into the house. The external walkway that runs between the entrance door (the door leads into the boot room) and the pool in this holiday home is flagstoned. At the rear of the house, the large patio with the outdoor furniture is flagstoned. There are different areas within the garden on different levels, and the flat croquet lawn sits at the top of the bank at the rear of the house.

Please note the grounds are not fully enclosed.

The closest town is Thirsk, 6 miles away. Followed by Masham, 9 miles away.

Ground Floor

You will arrive into the large stone-flagged boot room entrance hall, which leads through to the kitchen, utility, back staircase, and tv room. This large more informal sitting room has an L-shaped sofa and additional bean bags, making it well-suited to afternoon movies and for the children to retreat to watch tv or play. The utility room includes a washing machine, dryer, and a Belfast sink and sideboard.

Two steps lead up into the kitchen and dining area, which is well equipped for a self-catering break. There is a range oven, a dishwasher is built into the island, the floors are stone flagged with underfloor heating, and there is a gas fire by the dining table. From here full-height French doors lead out to the patio, and an unassuming door leads down to the cellar where you will find the gym, sauna, and steam room.

The sitting room, which comfortably seats eight guests with a gas fire and hidden television,  and the study full of books and board games, lie off the main hallway beyond the kitchen. There is a ground floor cloakroom on this high ceilinged hallway also. The large, wide staircase leads to the first floor.

First Floor

There are five large bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom and second bedroom sit at the top of the main staircase. The master bedroom includes a super-king bed, plenty of storage, wooden floors with underfloor heating, and full-height windows looking over the lawn to the front. This large and luxurious bedroom is en-suite; a free-standing roll-top bathtub takes centre stage, and there’s a basin with under-counter storage and a toilet. Please note these facilities are not screened off from the rest of the room.

Bedroom 2 with its four-poster bed is also a super king. This is a large bedroom, with plenty of storage and a gas fire making it cosy in winter. Bedroom 3 which looks over the garden includes a zip and link bed that can be set up as either a super king or a twin bed. These two bedrooms share a bathroom, which has a shower over the bath.

Winding along the corridor sit Bedrooms 4 and Bedroom 5. Between these two rooms is a second shared bathroom, though compact there is a shower over the bath, basin, and toilet. Bedroom 4 is spacious with a walk-in wardrobe, views over the garden, and a king-size bed. Bedroom 5 is an en-suite shower room, a spacious room overlooking the garden and pool house with plenty of storage and a double bed. Outside here the second staircase leads back to the entrance hallway.

The Pool

Certainly one of the most impressive features in the holiday home with a pool is the brick double storey converted barn that houses it. With full-height glass doors, wooden shutters outside, and original wooden beams overhead, it is easy to while away an afternoon. For your convenience, the large changing room has a shower and a separate cloakroom.

We ask guests to please bring slippers or shoes to walk between the house and the pool. Bathrobes and towels are included.

The Sauna, Gym, and Steam Room

Discover this large space, down a staircase from the kitchen. Though some cellars may not be inviting, the one at Highmoor is a highlight of the house. Perfect your practice on the yoga mats, or try out the weights and a rowing machine if you want to work off some of last night’s over-indulgence. The steam room comfortably seats four, and the steam room 4-6 guests. There is also a shower available.



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