Welcome to the latest addition to our collection – Highmoor is a stunning Georgian country home full of splendour, space, and stylish interiors. For your next family celebration or gathering, this luxurious North Yorkshire holiday home invites you to lounge around the indoor pool, sink into sofas with a glass of wine, and gather around the table for nights filled with home-cooked food and laughter. Prepare yourself for the wonderful surprise that is the pool house, with its jaw-dropping high ceilings, exposed beams and huge glass doors opening onto manicured gardens. This luxury holiday home has been fitted out to the highest standard, with so many wonderful touches making it a perfect high-end retreat. STEP INSIDE… Behind the doors of this beautiful Georgian house, you’ll find a delightful blend of original features and modern-day
luxuries. High ceilings and large windows help create a welcoming space for guests to relax and entertain. From the entrance hall, you’ll find a stunning dine-in kitchen at the heart of this holiday home with all that you will need to create sumptuous spreads for your guests. You may choose to spoil yourselves with a visit from one of our talented partner private chefs, who can prepare and serve a restaurant-quality meal in the dining room while you put your feet up. On warmer days wander through the giant double doors in the kitchen out onto the spacious paved patio area, the perfect spot for al fresco dining or simply a morning coffee while you appreciate the beautiful gardens. Whilst a discrete door in the kitchen, which could be mistaken for a pantry, leads down to the original cellar, now fully fitted with a home gym, steam room, and sauna! Across the hallway a generous sitting room with comfy sofas and armchairs is perfect for lounging, overlooking the lawns and rose garden. Cosy up in front of the roaring fire and enjoy a film on the hidden pop-up TV. Sonos speakers connect throughout the house to create the ambience you desire. An afternoon can be happily whiled away in the study, with plenty of board games, cards and chessboard. A further snug and cinema room is tucked across the hallway. Chic and comfortable, it is the ideal space for kids (and big kids) to play games or to settle in front of the large TV with surround sound speakers and Sky while sprawled on the huge L-shaped sofa. At the back door, and adjacent to the kitchen and utility
room, a handy boot room stores coats and wellies made muddy from long walks through the stunning surrounding countryside. BEDROOMS… Sweep up the grand staircase with the twinkling Venetian glass chandelier overhead, and you’ll find five comfortable bedrooms. The elegant master suite is one of the biggest bedrooms we’ve seen by far, boasting a super king bed, sofa, and wardrobes galore. Light the fire and while away the morning in the decadent freestanding roll-top bath, and the en-suite facilities include a large basin and toilet. The second bedroom has a magnificent four-poster bed and looks over the garden, also with a fire and plenty of storage. A third nearby bedroom can be made up as a super-king bed or as a twin room for families. These share a family bathroom across the hall, with elegant wood panelling and a bath and shower overhead. The fourth bedroom has a king-size bed, a walk-in wardrobe, and large windows overlooking the garden. Next door is a further bathroom with an overhead shower. The fifth bedroom is a large yet cosy double room, with an en-suite shower and toilet. A second staircase sweeps back down to the entrance hall and kitchen. All bedrooms benefit from high ceilings, warm and welcoming interiors, and gorgeous views of the grounds. OUTSIDE… The beautiful gardens of Highmoor wrap around the house and are maintained to the highest level. Guests will enjoy
wandering around the property discovering the various nooks and quiet spots, immaculately kept rose beds and charming features such as the bubbling fountain and fruit trees that make this house so desirable. There is a large lawn at the front of the house, and a croquet lawn at the top of the garden which offers the best view from which to appreciate the house. Tucked away beyond the house is a fantastically fun renovated gypsy wagon. A perfect evening is spent with children roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, whether you’re at Highmoor on a summer staycation or winter retreat. POOL HOUSE… What was once was a dilapidated brick barn, now houses the incredible swimming pool. Designed by local architects and renovated with no expense spared, the 15m heated indoor pool is accessed through full height 3.5m glass doors, which can be opened on sunny days to let the light flood through. It’s the perfect spot to kick back, ice-cold tonic in hand devouring a great book on the loungers while the rest of the party splash. In the pool house, you’ll find a shower and a changing area. PRACTICALITIES… Behind the electric security gate is plenty of parking on the gravel driveway. The kitchen includes a large Smeg range cooker, American double fridge, and a dishwasher. There is a separate ground floor cloakroom. You will find high-quality linen, towels, bathrobes and a selection of toiletries are included. The laundry room includes a washing machine, tumble dryer, and plenty of extra
storage. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Highmoor for a small additional cost. IN THE AREA: Located in Ainderby Quernhow, Highmoor sits in an ideal location from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Keen walkers can head out and enjoy the many wonderful routes and local landmarks that make this part of the country so special. The nearby market towns of Masham, Bedale, and Thirsk are a short drive away, with local shops and cafés, traditional pubs, restaurants, and a weekly farmers’ market. Within an easy drive is Ripon which is one of the oldest cities in England. York and Harrogate are a 40-minute drive away. Thirsk is the home of the famous Yorkshire vet and the World of James Herriot. A trip to Masham should include a tour of the historic The Black Sheep Brewery! Near Bedale, Thorp Perrow Arboretum is a popular choice for families looking for a fun day out, and we recommend a trip to The Forbidden Corner or Lightwater Valley for the more adventurous! Nearby Dalby Forest is a stunning cycling spot, and pony trekking in either Masham or Boltby is a firm local favourite. When you book to stay at Highmoor, the guest information book will have even more recommendations for the area, or you can explore online in the meantime.