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Walmsley House
YO15 1HB

Walmsley House, Bempton, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 14

Pricing From: £512.00 - 1565.00

This grand, spacious property is a three storey period detached property, centrally situated in the village of Bempton and sleeping up to 14 people.

This former manor house is a magnificent period property and has retained many of its original features, keeping much of its character. The four spacious bedrooms are tastefully furnished and decorated, with two boasting en-suite facilities, and there is a further spacious and luxurious bathroom with a separate shower. The large, well-equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar and a dining area in the generous sitting room. This elegant room has the original oak fireplace and an open fire. A smaller sitting room houses a home movie system, with a capacious conservatory leading into a delightful enclosed garden. This property really does have all the ingredients for the perfect holiday situated between the coast and the glorious North Yorkshire Moors for a large family gathering or a group of friends.


Brilliant for a big party
We needed a place big enough for 11 people and with enough space so Grandparents could get some quiet time away from 5 grandchildren if needed! Walmsley House provided this for us in bucket loads! Downstairs there is a fab snug and large conservatory with doors to the spacious enclosed garden, which the children loved as they could run about in total safety and burn off all their energy! The large table outside allowed us all to eat outside on the warm days and on cooler days we had a choice of a large table in the conservatory or the dining room. The kitchen was very well equipped and had plenty of cutlery and plates etc as there is nothing more annoying than having to wash up after every meal just to ensure you have enough stuff for the next one! There certainly is enough space to all be together or get some peace and quiet if needed! There is also a downstairs loo, which whilst quirky was also quite cool! The owners provided loads of toys for the children as well as plenty of books for both children and adults alike which is a lovely touch! Upstairs there is a family bathroom with loo, separate loo and an en-suite in the master bedroom, we never found we were waiting for bathrooms or loos and even if you cant shower as fast as you would at home you are holiday anyway so should be enjoying a more relaxed pace! I would certainly suggest some investment in new bedding and as another poster commented no-one really knows (or minds) if it is antique or Argos as long as you are getting into a comfy bed with thick pillows and a snuggly duvet! We used the pub across the road a couple of times and it was fab, food good and staff friendly! We had an issue with the lock on the conservatory door but the caretaker came and sorted it the very same day so no issue there at all! All in all we loved Walmsley! Thank you Anna for such an easy and accommodating booking experience and for letting us use your wonderful house! We will be back!!!

full of character and fun
Went for the weekend 4 adults and 6 kids (aged between 2 and 9). Really great quirky space, loads of rooms with nooks and crannies and bags of character. A layout that the kids just loved exploring and playing hide and seek in. Lovely huge garden too. Various boxes of toys for the kids which they enjoyed and a village pub directly across the road. Loved it
Martin P

World Masters Week
I manage a team of semi pro darts players and we needed a large house for a week for us in late September for the British Open and the World masters where we could all relax. This was the 8th Air BnB we have used this season and right from the off I knew it would be another great place to stay. Great communication at all times from Anna in advance of our trip and we arrived to a wonderful house that was perfect to our group of 12s needs. Very helpful guide book to the property and the local area meant we soon had visited the excellent local shop and pub that was just across the road. The house is full of charm and character with a beautiful garden and the log fire in one of the reception rooms was most welcome. Excellent kitchen that has everything you could want. It really was the perfect place for a group of our size that needed space to relax and unwind after a stressful day at the darts. We will be back next year and I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely home to anyone looking for a place to stay for a larger group in a wonderful part of the world.

Lovely for extended family celebration
We have just returned from a lovely stay and family celebration at Walmsley House. There was space enough for extended family to stay while 18 of us had plenty of space to celebrate a birthday, play, barbecue, eat and mingle. A quirky house, Walmsley House has lots to offer: a sunny conservatory, cosy snug and large living room downstairs, exquisite wooden furniture, a working fireplace and fire pit outside, loads of interesting nooks and crannies. It is clearly a special retreat for the owners' family, not just a run-of-the-mill rental. Other big pluses include: a pub serving decent grub across the road, as well as the amazing RSPB sanctuary and stark beauty of Flamborough Head within a few minutes' drive.

friends get together
As only part of the party that actually stayed here i am unable to comment on the booking. Upon looking at the house on the internet, overall, it looked like it would accommodate our needs (7 adults 5 children). Having stayed there i feel obliged to add some comments. firstly from the outside. The house is set in a beautiful village location with a pub and post office literally on the door step and a small park within a short walk and of course Bempton cliffs close by too. The house is unfortunately situated within a step of the main village road which when kids and dogs are within your party can be a safety nightmare. We used the garden gate and kept the front door locked as a precaution. The house exterior needs some TLC and looks a little dated and neglected. The kitchen was modern enough although the fridge and freezer are no way big enough for a party of 12. The interior door had "lost" its shelves and the light didnt work so we were unsure if it was actually working as it wasnt over-cold. there is a breakfast table that sits 4 but this actually got in our way and could have done without it to free up more space in the kitchen. Some of the utensils were broken and needed replacing and (maybe a bit quirky for me) there was only 1 frying pan..now when doing a cooked breakfast for at least 7 people this was impossible. We also found a few dense cobwebs in the kitchen too. lots of plates and dishes and glasses though. The dining room was of good size and a great long table which we used for breakfasts. The snug was my favourite room as it was cosy and comfy and felt welcoming. nicely decorated, this also had a sofa bed and the Wii and decent tv. the kids hogged this room! We never used the conservatory as we were blessed with good weather and we used the outdoor space. but it is a good size and if the bushes were trimmed down on one side wouldnt be as dark either. downstairs loo was a bit strange..you needed to go up 2 steps to get on the loo and i was concerned for the younger kids falling down them. bit dated and could have been alot brighter and welcoming. the staircase is a wonderful feature of the house but i felt again that it could do with lick of paint and paper. Now although there are several bedrooms i am going to comment on the one we had. The "main" bedroom..good points...its massive! lovely big bed and two smaller beds furniture all matching. and the bonus of an en-suite! Bad points....creaky floor boards that im sure and underlay under the carpet could have soundproofed a little and also been a little softer under the feet. The bed was a king size..but only had a DOUBLE duvet and a double sheet set, the pillows needed replacing too. the other kids beds seemed ok. Some curtains instead of home-made blinds would compliment the bedroom too... The bathroom needs a door of some description it only has a curtain which is not the best. The bathroom wasnt as clean as i would have liked and the shower handle was broken which meant if you used it, it then dripped...like torture..all night...my husband found out how to stop this when we left. the shower curtain doesnt go all the was round so dripped out onto the carpet nearest the taps. There is ONE bathroom for 8 people.....no way is that enough we obviously let our group share our en-suite but it was a nightmare. One of our group said their bed was really uncomfortable too and the bedroom cramped. The garden, to me, is the best feature of the house. it is enclosed so great for kids and dogs to run around safely. its in a quiet village position and the MASSIVE outdoor table is brilliant! we were blessed with good weather so hardly used the inside space only for breakfast, we bbq'd and ate out. Garden could have done with a tidy up but on the whole it served our purpose. This house could be so beautiful and has so much potential. Even with a bit of TLC. The webpage and description needs to be re-written too. The author plays on the high end products that lavish the house...actually as a guest i just wanted a cosy bed with a big enough duvet...wasnt bothered if it was Laura Ashley or Argos! I WOULD recommend this to friends but only with the insight of the points above as it is a great little house and lovely garden within a brilliant position.
Ann I



Linen provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds


Full gas central heating, open fire in living room
Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x colour TVs (1 with home cinema system), video, DVD, radio/CD player, Wii, board games, toys and maps
Gas & electricty included in rent
Fuel for open fire can be purchased locally
Bed linen included in rent
Travel cot & highchair
Roadside parking approx
20 yds from property
Large, enclosed lawned rear garden with furniture & BBQ
One well behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop & pub 1 min walk
Note: This owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping Bond of £

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bempton, St Michael's Church - 0 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve - 1.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Sewerby Hall and Gardens - 2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Danes Dyke - 2.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Flamborough Castle - 2.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Flamborough, St Oswald's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bridlington Priory - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

The Bayle - 2.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Grindale, St Nicholas' Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Flamborough Head Lighthouse - 4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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