Cottage in Scorton, Nr. Richmond, North Yorkshire, England
Mr. Dennis Lee
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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Stables is a luxury well equipped property set in a beautiful garden. So relaxing, quiet and peaceful. Dennis and Anna perfect hosts, there when you need them, invisible when you don't.
A hearty Yorkshire welcome
A hearty Yorkshire welcome awaited us in the cottage. Wonderful to refer to this tranquil haven as home for the entire week. A big thank you to our thoughtful host for whom nothing was too much trouble, and we'll miss our personal, lovely, gentle and friendly guard dog. A plethora of local places to visit. The village is also friendly and has a useful shop and pub. Alas, we must leave but have lovely photos and memories aplenty.
Wonderful few days
This has to be the best cottage we have stayed in, very spacious , beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. We received a very warm welcome from Dennis and Ben the dog and there was lovely cheese scones and eggs waiting for us inside. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting both the Yorkshire Dales or Moors or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet in the beautiful garden watching the rabbits, squirrels and birds not forgetting Maddie the horse and Percy the entertaining lawn mower !!! There are two very good pubs with great food only 5 minutes walk away up the lane and a village shop. If you want a relaxing peaceful get away with a wonderful host this is the place for you. Thank you again Dennis, and thank you Anna for the delicious scones
Escape to the Yorkshire
The property was exactly as we imagined but the inside and the garden exceeded our expectations, and we had delicious scones and beautiful white roses awaiting us. Dennis was very helpful when I was puzzled with the computerised hob!
A very enjoyable week-end. John & Elsie Parkinson
Very nice property in lovely area ,
Denis was a really nice and knowledgeable chap
Will be back soon
Excellent place to stay
We have just returned home after a 3-night stay at the Stables and could honestly not fault it in any way. Dennis and Anna were lovely hosts. The fresh eggs and home-made cheese scones were excellent and very much appreciated! Our 4-year-old loved seeing the chickens and the horse each day and was particularly delighted to help Anna collect the eggs from the coop.
The accommodation itself is of a very high standard, beautifully clean and very well-equipped. Should you choose to cook, there is everything you would need. We chose to eat out at the two pubs in the village, both of which we would highly recommend. It's great to be able to walk there, it's about a 5-minute stroll, slightly longer with a small child in tow!
Overall, a really great place to stay. Thanks Dennis and Anna, from the Hacketts
It was a real pleasure to meet you all and we were delighted and surprised (given his fear of dogs) that James came in amongst the chickens to collect the eggs! So glad that you enjoyed all the facilities in the village and hope to see you again.
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
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.