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Wighill Estate

Tadcaster (2.5mls NW), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  •  Elegant Edwardian mansion dating back to 1835
  • Set in 14 acres of gardens and countryside with stunning views across the Vale of York
  • Relax in the Lazy Spa, enjoy a game of tennis or indulge in a meal cooked by a private chef
Property code: 85319

Relax and unwind in this impressive country retreat, the perfect place for a large family or group of friends to celebrate any occasion in glorious surroundings.

Tucked away in the picturesque village of Wighill, this impressive Edwardian Mansion dates back to 1835. Nearby there are lovely walks through the fields, and a charming village pub serves delicious home-cooked meals. For those wanting to venture further afield, the market town of Tadcaster is nearby, as is the ancient walled city of York. Here you can browse the cobbled streets, indulge in a spot of retail therapy, or try one of the many acclaimed bars and eateries. The spa town of Harrogate, famous for its elegant architecture and Harlow Carr Gardens, is also within easy reach. For family days out, both Castle Howard and Harewood House are just a short drive away. Centrally located for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, the area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists alike.

 A grand entrance leads to the stunning drawing room with an abundance of character and a plethora of antique furniture. With a range of comfortable sofas and chairs, cosy up in front of the open fire, put your feet up and delight in your favourite tipple. Along the hallway is a separate WC, followed by the lounge/cinema room with large Smart TV, the ideal place for the whole family to watch a movie. Moving through to the kitchen/diner, which truly is the hub of the house, you’ll find a farmhouse-style table enjoying views over the garden. There is ample space for the chefs of the group to rustle up a home-cooked meal, and everything you could need is provided, including an oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and coffee machine. Through a set of double doors, you will find the formal dining area with stunning views over the fields beyond. Moving towards the North Wing of the house, you will find a boot/utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, the ideal place to leave muddy boots and coats after a day of exploring. There is also a second kitchen/diner with an electric Belling cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. You will find a twin zip-and-link bedroom on this floor (which can be made into super-king-size on request) and an elegant bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and WC.

A flight of stairs leads down to the lower ground floor, which can also be accessed from the gardens. Here you will find a spacious twin bedroom with Smart TV and patio doors that open out to the terrace. There is also a bathroom with a free-standing bath, separate shower cubicle and WC. As you move upstairs via a grand staircase in the centre of the house you will find a separate WC and then a few more steps up to a king-size bedroom with a wooden cot. Off the bedroom is an idyllic en-suite bathroom with a bath where you can relax in the tub and enjoy stunning views over the Vale of York. Across the spacious landing is a decadent family bathroom with a roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle, Jack-and-Jill basin and WC. Down a few steps you will discover three further bedrooms: one king-size, one twin with basin and one twin zip-and-link (which can be made into super-king-size on request). There is also a bathroom with a bath with shower attachment and a separate WC. On the top floor of this stunning home, there are three final bedrooms: one double, one twin and one twin zip-and-link (which can be made into super-king-size on request), as well as a bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Arguably, the most impressive part of this magnificent estate are the 14-acre grounds it resides in. With 3 acres of private gardens and fields to explore, enjoy the stunning scenery and breath-taking views. There is a spacious, walled garden boasting plenty of garden furniture, fire pit and a gas BBQ for al fresco dining. Here, you can relax in the Lazy Spa and let your worries drift away whilst spending quality time with loved ones. For those that are more active, take full advantage of the private tennis court. Enjoying an elevated position at the top of the estate is the garden/games room with table-tennis and bar area with fridge. Open up the double doors and take a seat in front of the firepit, the idyllic spot to make the most of the wonderful scenery. There is ample off-road parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 9 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 queen-size, 3 twins and 3 twin zip-and-links (which can be made into super-king-size on request)
  • 6 bathrooms - 2 bathrooms with free-standing bath, shower cubicle and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 bathroom with bath with shower attachment, 1 bathroom with jacuzzi bath and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath with shower attachment, 3 separate WCs
  • Oil-fired AGA, 2 electric ovens and hobs, 2 dishwashers, 2 microwaves, fridge/freezer, separate fridge and freezer, coffee machine
  • Utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Cot available, travel cot and highchair available on request
  • 2 open fires (logs included)
  • Smart TVs in lounge, drawing room and lower-ground-floor bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Lazy Spa
  • 14 acres of land and gardens, including a walled garden with outdoor furniture, gas BBQ and firepit
  • Tennis court, garden/games room with table tennis and bar area with fridge
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private chef available for hire by prior arrangement
  •  Shop 2 miles and pub 100 metres

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Fiona 26th November 2021

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Fantastic house! Beautifully laid out and perfect for big groups. Cosy sitting room with a roaring fire, very comfy beds, lovely clean house. Open plan kitchen/ dining room and lovely warm aga too! Great outdoor party shed. Stunning views. A fantastic weekend had by all!

Reviewed by Meera 12th November 2021

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Edward was a great host, replying quickly to our queries and able to recommend local caterers for a birthday meal during our stay. The house is well equipped and has plenty of space to entertain a large group staying. We were a group of 14 across 4 families and the dining room seated us easily, as well as the sitting room. The games room and hot tuRead moreb were a real hit with the children in our group. Thanks for a wonderful stay, I would highly recommend Brook Hall. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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