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Oughtershaw Hall in Oughtershaw, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 16
8 rooms
7 bathrooms

Oughtershaw Hall description

Holiday home
Oughtershaw Hall is a stunning detached country estate in the hamlet of Oughtershaw, just five miles from Buckden in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The hall sleeps sixteen people in eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, with the master suite boasting a large dressing room and an en-suite bathroom. The property features a very large L-shaped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, a dining table for sixteen people and a comfy seating area. The house also contains a large sitting room, a drawing room, a library, a basement games room, an 8-seater sauna and a superb indoor heated swimming pool. Outside is off road parking and lawned gardens with patio areas and access to the river. Ideal for a fabulous family celebration, Oughtershaw Hall is a magnificent holiday property in breathtaking countryside.

Located at the foot of Buckden Pike, and close to the head of Upper Wharfedale, the idyllic village of Buckden is the perfect place to start exploring the wonderful scenery and pretty towns of this magnificent Dale. Much of Upper Wharfedale is owned by the National Trust and is composed of dry-stone walls and barns, important flower-rich hay meadows and valleyside woodland. Renowned for its walking routes, this region is home to the famous Dales Way, which passes close to Buckden Pike. The village itself is comprised of a cluster of stone built cottages and houses set around a traditional green. The village is also home to the famous 'Buck Inn' - a Georgian coaching pub that retains much of its old charm.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Oil central heating with woodburning stoves and open fire. Rangemaster electric range oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwashers, 6 x TVs with FreeSat, Blu-ray DVD, 3 x Sony audio systems, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own pool towels). Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 8 cars. Lawned gardens with patios and furniture with access to beck. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 5.5 miles, pub 4 miles. Note: Nine internal steps up to the swimming pool and eleven steep steps down to access games room, children to be supervised at all times. Note: The grounds include woodland, brambles and unfenced river access down a steep bank, children to be supervised at all times. Note: No stag/hen parties or similar.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mike S
April 2016
Wow, what a place. The photos on the website didn't do it justice. From the friendly welcome from Ben on arrival, the roaring fires that greeted us, the fabulous accommodation, the excellent swimming pool and the amazing location this place has it all. Yes it's in the middle of nowhere with no phone signal, but that's part of the attraction. We had a fantastic week, making as much noise as we liked while playing family games to the small hours, enjoying swimming at midnight, discovering it was further to walk to the pub than we thought and a trip to see the lambs at Bens farm. If you're looking for somewhere special Oughtershaw Hall is the place to go. A brilliant family week, thanks to Ben and the Sykes team for making it so special.
Mrs Whitehead
April 2016
The grounds of the property were wonderful to explore, whatever the weather. The property itself was outstanding and it was wonderful for the family to spread out for individual time and also to get together as a whole group. It was brilliant to have the swimming pool and sauna for those 'not so dry' days! We loved playing games in front of the open fire in what became our 'family games room.' It was great too for the 'boys' to watch the footie in one room, for the 'girls' to chill and watch a film in another room and for granddad to watch his TV programmes in his snug! We loved our time at Oughtershaw Hall.
Mrs Cooke
April 2016
We were all thrilled and amazed by every aspect of the house and grounds as well as the constant support given by the owner. The pool was used at least once every day. It seemed that everything had been considered and catered for in advance. The surrounding countryside is also stunning with so many walking tracks and a gorgeous pub within walking distance.
Mrs Robinson
February 2016
We liked the large kitchen and the lovely sitting rooms with log burners were very cosy. It was very clean throughout the whole house. The pool was the icing on the cake, loved by all especially the children.
Mr Buckley
March 2016
Everything was of high quality and working and everything available for self catering. Lovely pool! Excellent manager on site and good location.
Mrs Berry
August 2015
An absolutely beautiful property, the 5 star rating did not disappoint. It was luxurious yet comfortable, thoughtfully and stunningly equipped and decorated. Wonderful for 16 people to sit and eat together in the fantastic kitchen/diner and the gorgeous sitting rooms, yet there was space for those who wanted to escape to cosy quiet areas also. Had a great pool and games room. A perfect escape enjoyed by young and old.
Mr King
June 2015
This property exceeded all expectations. The owner was great, very welcoming and informative as well as personable. We have had a great experience here and would happily come back.
Mr Southworth
April 2015
We had a wonderful week at Oughtershaw Hall, the good weather was the icing on the cake. The accommodation and setting are perfect and for a week's holiday for fourteen people with a pool it couldn't be bettered.
Suzanne M
August 2016
We've just arrived home after spending a fantastic week at Oughtershaw Hall. 14 guests consisted of 2 grandparents, 6 parents and 6 children ranging from 11 years to 6 weeks old! On arrival at the hall we were amazed at how beautiful the property was. We were lucky with the weather which enabled us to have lots of days out and come home to a swim in the indoor pool. The adults loved the luxury of having our own sauna and the kids loved having their own private pool for the week! Ben was on hand to check everything was ok and the highlight of the week for the 5 oldest children was being invited to his farm to have a ride in the tractor and on the quad bike and meet Daisy the puppy! It was a week of virtually no technology as no one had any signal on their phones but it was definitely a week of fun! Whilst we could have quite happily whiled away the days at the hall either in the pool or hosting our own sports day, we took advantage of the good weather and the local attractions, visiting Wensleydale creamery in Hawes, Aysgarth Falls and the Kettlewell scarecrow festival. Relaxing in the evening was surprisingly easy in the very comfortable sitting rooms. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook enough food for everyone and with all modern gadgets and 2 dishwashers keeping the kitchen clean was very easy to do! Considering there were 16 of us, you could quite easily walk around the house and get lost whilst looking for someone, which the children thought was great fun! If you are lucky enough to stay here, you definitely won't be disappointed. My 6 year old is already asking when we can visit the mansion again!
Julie W
September 2016
Wow an outstanding property. Spent a week in Aug with extended family. 8 adults and 6 children aged between 11yrs and 6 weeks. Property had more than enough space for everyone to get together or have there own peace and quiet when needed. From the moment we arrived and were met by Ben who showed us round and explained all the necessaries to the moment we left a fab time was had by us all. The bedrooms were very large and beautifully decorated. The bathrooms were lovely either en-suite or separate and lovely roll top baths. Sheer luxury. Lounges a great place to relax and watch TV or a film or play games. Kitchen and dining room massive. We had some fabulous family meals. Games room also a great success. Boot room utility room also a spare room to dump extra beer wine toys etc. The sauna and pool were exceptional and used at least once a day sometimes 2 or 3 times. Outside a field to play football cricket or a family sports day. Loads of places to visit locally for days out. Supermarket home delivery a great idea (tesco sainsburys asda) all deliver. Remember everything as nearest shop is 6 miles away in Hawes. ENJOY
Steven B
March 2016
We were a family party of 7 adults and 5 children for a weekend birthday celebration. The whole experience exceeded our expectations. Local farmer Ben who managed the property provided excellent service and entertained the children on a wonderful farm visit. Magnificent countryside and walks by the river.
January 2016
We enjoyed a brilliant Christmas with family at the house. It is a stunning location and the house is like something out of a movie. The decor is excellent, luxurious and wonderfully clean. I must also mention every bed in the house was very comfortable, which is a great bonus on holiday. The children enjoyed the days in the swimming pool and the adults enjoyed the evenings in the main lounge area in front of an open fire,which was a wonder! We would especially like to mention Ben the local rep who really went above and beyond during our stay. We took a trip to his local farm and he allowed the children to feed the animals. It was a real highlight for them and one they won't forget. An overall unforgettable trip. Thanks Sykes!
Mia G
January 2015
We stayed recently with extended family. The house has just been released as a holiday house and it's absolutely wonderful. Every room has been beautifully decorated and expensively furnished with gorgeous furniture and beautiful artwork. The kitchen and eating area is huge and there is a massive island for socialising at. The en suite bathrooms are very luxurious. The on site swimming pool is a wonderful bonus. Many of the rooms overlook a beautiful river and waterfalls. There are many lovely walks from the front door. There are three lovely lounges and excellent wifi. Our children loved the basement games room which was well equipped with a great range of games. To be honest we just couldn't fault this lovely house. It really is very special and we feel so delighted to have been one of the first families to use it. If you can afford it book it. You won't be disappointed!
February 2016
Had my 50th birthday at oughtershaw hall , couldn't of picked a nicer place to spend my birthday with my family . It's in a lovely secluded area , so clean and well equipped for large groups . The pool and games room was loved by not just the kids in our group but all of us . The bedrooms and bathrooms are luxurious and was lovely sitting in front of the log burners at night . If u want a extra special place to go then I would highly recommend Oughtershaw hall , will definitely go back ..
Fiona B
November 2015
OMG the pictures do not do it justice. We had the most amazing time, was like being royality for a week! The walks, views and pubs were amazing, along with with swimming pool and sauna!
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