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“Afro House Weekender was a huge success'”
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Exterior of the house
Main Reception, now has two more sofas and an armchair added
Library, on the gallery in Owners Suite
Owners suite with gallery - there is a futon on the gallery
Tower bedroom
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bathroom in Owners Suite, has a great shower too
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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 19
Middleham, North Yorkshire, England

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AfroHouse
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Afro House Weekender was a huge success'”
Reviewed 21 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary at this beautiful house. The rooms are really spacious and the children had a fantastic time playing in the garden and the local park.

The venue is perfect for a large gathering of friends and family, we even had some of our guests stay next door in the hotel and also at The Black Swan.

The weather was perfect so the children spent most of their time in the garden playing traditional party games and climbing the tree and playing hide and seek.

We went from a Friday to a Monday. On the Friday night we had a large cook up of traditional Caribbean and African foods. On the Saturday we all went to the park to play rounders and a member of our team, hit the ball so hard that we lost the ball. The children took a walk up to the castle and played in the large playing field.

On Saturday afternoon the ladies had afternoon tea while the men stayed in the park and played football. On the Saturday night we had a large garden party in the marquee, with plenty to eat and drink and a non stop BBQ going. On the Sunday we took a trip to Aysgarth Falls for a large family picnic. The children had big smiles on their faces and the adults all enjoyed socialising and spending time with one another in such beautiful surroundings.

We love Middleham and planning to return to the house real soon, We cannot wait to book our next weekender at the venue!!.Thank you to the owners for allowing us to share your home and create a lasting memory which we will cherish forever.

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Liked best: The house is actually more attractive then in the photos on the website.
Liked least: The neighbour complaining about the music
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
29 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words :)
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DavidMac9...
Lincoln, UK
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Beautiful and Spacious House”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed here with our extended family to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. This house is enormous and swallowed the 13 of us to the point where we never felt there was a crowd. The house is immaculately decorated and the rooms all have character.

The huge range cooker and three fridges meant that we could create a fantastic Sunday lunch and the spacious dining room accommodated us perfectly. The village and surrounding areas are beautiful and just perfect for countryside walks with young children.

If we ever need a property of this size again, we will be back.

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Liked best: The lovely kitchen
Liked least: Lack of curtains at some of the eindoes
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Lynn M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant Relaxed Weekend”
Reviewed 2 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Hi
I have just returned from The Old School House we were a party of 23 which included 4 babies, The house was huge and we were never on top of one another.
The house had everything we needed, lots of rooms and not sure how many loo's but they were everywhere lol. The kitchen had everything and the huge sofas were very relaxing.
We never got to use the back garden as it was wet but it did look very nice with two patio tables and a BBQ
My daughter arranged this as a surprise and she said the owner was lovely to deal with very friendly. We would defiantly go back.
We would recommend anyone going with young children to take a baby alarm as the house is so big you would never hear a child who was crying...OH and the owner should buy some cheap plastic cups and plates the ones in the house were far to good for the kids, we had no breakages but kids will be kids!!!
Thank You for providing a fab house allowing us to have an amazing Bank Holiday weekend

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Liked best: It just had a relaxing feel, the view and the size of the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
12 May 2016
Thank you :)
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danipeel
leeds
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing weekend!”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We booked the Yorkshire Dales House for my brothers surprise 18th birthday. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. We had family of all ages staying and the school house provided everything we needed and more. The video and pictures online don't do it justice. Just exploring each of the rooms in the house took up an evening! Great place would recommend for anyone to stay here, would definitely look at booking again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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EmmaE123
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant weekend!!! ”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Booked Yorkshire Dales House for my husbands 30th birthday celebrations and was lovely venue to stay. We had absolutely plenty of room for 13 adults and the kitchen and lounge area fabulous. Bedrooms spacious and comfy beds with clean linen and towels. Bathrooms more than adequate although clean some needed just a little TLC drippy cistern in one kept leaking. Hot water had to be boosted to ensure we all had hot showers. But games, music, TV, fridges and BBQ were all great. We had a fabulous time and very reasonable priced for a big venue. Would recommend and stay again. House was gorgeous and very quirky we loved our weekend. Thanks to Steve and the Yorkshire dales team.

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