I just wanted to say a very big thank you!
We had a really fantastic time last weekend (23rd-27th) in School House at Middleham. The house was so well laid out and equipped; it was perfect for a large family gathering!
We all want to say a huge thank you for the whole experience – from the first initial email to the actual stay! Steve and yourself have been really helpful and made sure it all ran so smoothly! We had an amazing bank holiday weekend at the Yorkshire dales house and despite the rain made the best of the superb location and even managed to have a BBQ! The property is huge and perfect for a large group of friends such as ourselves as we felt there was plenty of room for everyone! We’re not quite sure how we’ll be able to top this house for our next get together!
Just a quick line to say we all really enjoyed our stay at the School House. Our grandchildren told us that it was the best Easter they had ever had. We would all love to stay again! Ann Hale
Stephen, Just a quick note to say thank you for an absolutely fantastic weekend at The School House. The property is absolutely stunning – wonderfully comfortable, beautifully furnished and in a fantastic location (four pubs all serving Black Sheep and two great takeaways all within a two-minute walk; life doesn’t get any better).
The School House was a delightful place to stay. Plenty of space for 5 families with young children. Each bedroom had different character and was warm, clean and welcoming. The living areas were spacious and the kitchen was well stocked and ready for use. The School House had all the amenities for a family stay, with washing machine, dishwasher and Freeview available.
The local area was peaceful and the locals very welcoming and friendly, with a pubs, shop and local take aways within 2 minutes walk. Also, the children enjoyed exploring Middleham Castle and there was a park located 5 minutes walk away from the School House which was also clean and quiet.
We will definitely book again!
I would just like to pass on my thanks for a wonderful birthday weekend spent at the Schoolhouse! What an amazing place! The Schoolhouse was the ideal size and layout for our party of 14, and such a quirky venue to hold a special event. Everyone was very impressed with the house and its location. Middleham and the Dales are so lovely and the area holds memories for all of us who have lived or worked there in the past. The weather was amazing, which added to the whole enjoyment of the weekend. As you recommended we had dinner on the Friday evening in the Richard III pub, great atmosphere, great service and great pies! On Saturday evening we had the caterers in to serve a 3 course dinner. As you recommended, we used the services of Liz Fairburn. She helped me to choose a delicious menu and sent Janette and her crew along to cater for us. They did an absolutely fantastic job! The food was amazing, service very quick and efficient and they left the kitchen absolutely spotless. All their hard work really made the weekend very special! I would recommend them to anyone, anytime! I hope you managed to get the heating/boiler sorted. It was no problem for as we didnt need any heating in the end as it turned out so warm. Please can you let me know whether we left the house in a good condition, as I am sure we did, and when you have destroyed or returned my good-housekeeping deposit cheque. Good luck with the sale - I hope whoever buys it keeps it as a going concern! Many thanks again. Mike and Jenny Olivant
This was our 3rd stay in 18 months. As usual we had a fantastic time in School House. I cannot recommend this place enough. Great kitchen, living room, dining room and bedrooms. Good local pubs, chip shop and Chinese on the door step. Will definitely be returning.
Paul Johnson (Manchester)
This was our third year at School house, we are a bit fussy and its usually hard to please everybody, especially a large group, consisting of a parent, 5 siblings and partners. We love the house, its got everything you need especially the kitchen which is so well appointed.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are great, we always go for the same rooms we had the previous year. Steve one of the owners is so accommodating and really tries to make your stay a good one. The house is exceptionally clean and wellcoming. There is a good local shop and another in Leyburn which has everything you need. There plenty to see and do around the area for all ages and abilities.
This year we celebrated our mothers 95 birthday there, although the picture is from last year. We are sorry the house is for sale, maybe the new owners will rent it out, however I cant imagine you could do any better than it is already is. Who knows it maybe still available for us again, I hope so.
Our stay at the School House was brilliant. Superb house, really well equipped………..there were 15 of us and it was lovely to be in a house that had the right utensils to cook for 15!
We are five different families, so the bedroom layout and space worked beautifully for us. Never once did we feel crowded, and we were all able to eat together too.
We’ve stayed at the School House 3 times now and have always been delighted with the house and the surrounding area. We’ve found the accommodation clean and comfortable and all our contacts have been friendly, welcoming and helpful and we’d love to come again and again ! We were really sad to hear the property was to be sold and that we might not get to come back – has that plan changed ?
The only small comment for improvement I’d make is that the cooker can be a bit of a challenge – we’ve struggled to figure out how the ovens work and would love some written instructions.
On our most recent visit we stopped in at the Forbidden Corner which I think you should recommend to your guests, fantastic for kids.