Looking for a manor house for a holiday in the North of England? Then peruse below: we are growing our collection of big houses in the North – the sort that are perfect for a break with friends or family.
‘Up North’ is said to begin from the River Trent and run right up to the Borderland of Scotland. The North is bisected by The Pennines, known as ‘the spine of England’, and which stretches from the Peak District to the Cheviot hills.
There are some great, vibrant cities to explore in the North: York, Leeds, Newcastle, and of course Hull, the City of Culture for 2017. There’s something rather lovely about staying in a big house in the country, and popping to a city for a day-trip. Sports enthusiasts can also find some great horse-racing, ice-hockey and (of course) football.
The North of England has some of the UK’s finest national parks, including the top of the Peak District, North York Moors, the Lake District and Northumberland National Park. We’re actively searching for big houses in all of these areas to add to our site – particularly the more unusual privately-owned manor houses.
Our English National Parks offer a wealth of holiday activities, for all different ages and abilities. For instance, you could learn how to off-road on a mountain bike on specially-designed trails on the North York Moors, or you could learn to kayak in the Lake District. The Peak District is great for family cycling holidays (they have turned old railway lines into safe bicycle-ways).
Most of the National Parks run a specially-provided bus service, to help visitors explore the parks (very handy if you’re out walking), and to reduce traffic.
Although National Parks are ‘living spaces’ with villages and small towns, pollution of all types is kept to a minimum, including light pollution. Northumberland National Park in particular is famed for its beautiful night skies.
If you’re looking for a big house in North Yorkshire, we can recommend Middleham House. It’s a proper village manor, in the heart of the village of Middleham. As with all of our houses, it’s privately-owned and available for exclusive use. It’s particularly suited to large family gatherings, and summer weddings.
Looking for a ‘something-different’, large, private house in the North of England? So are we. If you know of one, please give us a shout on Twitter.
A Word From Edmund
I’m very keen to collect more big houses in the North of England. I went to university at Durham (a little while ago), and have great memories of weekend breaks exploring Yorkshire and Northumbria. Some fine times near Keswick, too; be great to find a large house in that area. Let me know if you’ve stayed anywhere particularly special – be a pleasure to hear from you.