Skelton Cottage is a single storey dwelling converted from the original stables. Named after the Reverand Robert Skelton, the rather eccentric Rector of Levisham who commissioned Grove House in the early 19th Century. Skelton was responsible for the curious, remote location of Levisham Station... outside his own house... but not so convenient for the villagers!
Skelton owned the entire Levisham Estate, in addition constructing the nearby Skelton Tower; perched of the edge of the moor looking down upon the Newtondale canyon, an idyllic setting in which to write his sermons.
The cottage is a bright and spacious single storey home-from-home for two adults.
The entrance hall & boot room leads to a bright inner central hallway with seating and access to other rooms.
With a large kitchen window affording lovely views across the grounds of Grove House to the passing steam trains, the bright, modern kitchen-diner is fully equipped. A dishwasher, full size electric oven and microwave are provided. The pine table and chairs comfortably seats 4 people.
With similar views across to the railway, the spacious but cosy sitting room features a traditional stone fireplace and log burning stove.
The bedroom is furnished with a King sized bed, bedside cabinets and a wardrobe. Cottage occupancy is normally agreed at 2 people but the sitting room does contain a sofa bed to cater for alternative sleeping arrangements. Additional bedding can be supplied on request.
The large bathroom comprises a full size bath and separate enclosure with power shower.
The cottage has secure, individual Wifi access to a high-speed broadband internet connection.
The shared garden includes a private terrace with great views; perfect for sitting out. A table for meals and a Weber barbecue make this a lovely spot to enjoy the chatter of the birds and the sights & sounds of passing steam trains (in season) as they bring the landscape to life.
Laundry facilities are located separately in an outside laundry room with washing machine and dryer. Use of the rotary clothes line located to the side of the cottages is encouraged.
Outside, the private terrace is south facing. Catching the sun most of the day, it provides a picturesque spot for meals and for cooking on the Weber barbecue. Perfect too to just sit out and relax. The shared garden looks out across the grounds of Grove House with views of the passing steam trains (in season).
Access is via a gated, shared driveway with ample off-street parking. A separate shared laundry facility with washer and drier as well as useful freezer space is available to guests. A rotary clothes line also utilised by ourselves is located near the cottage with clothes pegs provided.
Whilst the cottages are 'self catering', all kitchen basics such as cleaning products, foil, cling film, oil and condiments are present for use during your stay. A starter pack with tea, coffee and milk is there to see you through to your first grocery shop locally.
3 & 4 night breaks are available from October to April excluding public holidays and festival dates. The booking calendar is designed to reflect seasonal booking constraints. If however your requirements fall outside of these please call us and we will endeavour to assist you.
|6 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
|31 Mar 2023 - 1 June 2023
|02 Jun 2023 - 29 Jun 2023
|30 Jun 2023 - 28 Sep 2023
|29 Sep 2023 - 31 Oct 2023
Stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Equipped with 32" Freesat television, Digital Recorder, DVD player and Hifi with CD & radio.
Spacious, modern and well equipped with dishwasher, microwave and oven with ceramic hob. The kitchen has sufficient pans, baking tins and utensils to cook a roast dinner or to enjoy some home baking.
Dining table with seating for up to 4 people.
King sized bed with antique pine wardrobe and bedside cabinets.
Double-ended bath and separate large shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled power shower. Wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
The sofa bed in the sitting room is available but with the occupancy normally remaining at 2 people.
Enclosed cottage garden shared with Rowntree.
Private terrace with table, 4 chairs and barbecue.
Laundry room with Washer, Dryer and Freezer.
Off-road parking in front of the cottages with gated access.
Rotary washing line & clothes pegs. Well stocked log store and kindling supply.
One medium or two small, well behaved dogs are welcome without additional charge. Please call if you are unsure.
Luxury duvets. pillows, bed linen, bath sheets & hand towels plus kitchen linen are provided. Additional blankets are available on request.
Inclusive is all electricity, oil fired central heating & hot water, kindling and logs. Heating and hot water are controllable in the cottage.
Crockery - Cutlery - Saucepans - Sharp Knives - Utensils.
Washing Up Liquid - Dishwasher Tablets - Cling Film - Tin Foil - Kitchen Roll - Cleaning Products - Cloths & Sponges.
32" Freesat TV - Freesat Recorder - DVD Player - High Speed Broadband via Wifi.
The outside laundry room has a washing machine & a dryer. Drying is also encouraged using the shared rotary clothes line in the yard. Clothes pegs are provided.
Cleaning materials and equipment, including a vacuum cleaner are available in the cottage.
Iron & Ironing board - Hair Dryer - Shaver Point - Foot Spa (on request)- Books & Games - Sledges.
Welcome File with an A-Z of useful information as well as up-to-date tourist information & leaflets.
We aim to be available to greet you on arrival. A complimentary tea & coffee tray is supplied with fresh milk and a freshly homemade Yorkshire fruit tea loaf.
The cottage is cleaned prior to your arrival. The designated arrival time is after 4pm although you are welcome to arrive earlier and to park up on site.
The cottage should be vacated at or by 10am on the day of departure.
1.1 A warm welcome to Grove House Levisham. We take pride in achieving the highest quality and standards possible. In the event that something is awry or does not meet your expectations, please let us know and we will do our utmost to resolve it. If you have cause to complain, again speak to us in the first instance and we will endeavour to immediately address the issue.
1.2 This contract is between 'you' and 'David Crisall & Kay Stevens' trading as 'Grove House Levisham' (referred to as "we" or "us". We reserve the right to refuse any booking without giving a reason. Your statutory rights are not affected by anything contained within these terms and conditions.
1.3 In making a booking you confirm that you accept all the terms and conditions and that you agree to comply with them.
2.1 Your reservation extends from 4pm on the day of arrival. You are welcome to park up on site early by arrangement. Departure time is 10am on the morning of departure unless otherwise agreed.
3.1 For bookings made more than 2 months prior to arrival; a deposit of one third of the total rent is payable to secure the booking with the balance due 6 weeks before your arrival date.
3.2 For bookings less than 2 months prior to arrival; the full rental amount is payable to secure the booking.
3.3 Direct Bank Transfer of funds can be made to to us with a telephone call and / or email for our details. Your name should always be stated in the subsequent payment reference.
3.4 We accept all major credit & debit cards. When paying by credit card the full amount is payable at the time of booking. There is no additional charge for card payments.
4.1 Should we need to enter your cottage we will arrange this with you in advance. We do however reserve the right to enter the cottage at reasonable times in order to check & carry out essential maintenance.
5.1 There is ample parking for one vehicle per cottage with additional space for visitors. Further parking can be made available on request. We do not accept liability for any loss, theft of or damage to a vehicle howsoever caused. All vehicles are parked at your own risk.
5.2. The nearest public electric charging points are located in Pickering. For safety reasons vehicles MUST not be charged from the Cottage or Laundry supply, using an extension lead or by other means as this would lead to our Insurance being voided.
6.1 Your deposit is non refundable. In the case that you cancel your holiday within 6 weeks of the stated arrival date the full balance is non refundable. Holiday insurance is recommended. We can provide details on request.
6.2 If for any reason beyond our control (e.g. fire, flood, infestation or other unforeseen circumstance) the property is not available we will endeavour to provide alternative accommodation, or if not suitable a full refund will be made.
7.1 Accidents do occur. Please notify any breakages to us so we can ensure replacements are in place for the next guests. Any serious, wilful or unreasonable breakages or damage will be charged at cost of repair or replacement.
7.2 Flushing or pouring of any materials other than sewage, waste water and lavatory paper into the septic tank system is forbidden. It will block or damage the system resulting in a hugely expensive repair bill. We would look to recover the whole of that expense.
7.3 Small or medium sized, well behaved dogs are welcome in our cottages. You must however take full responsibility for the animal and they must not be left unattended at any time. In the interest of Hygiene Dogs should be kept off the beds, and not washed/bathed in the bathrooms. Damage caused by unsupervised pets will always be chargeable.
7.4 Only the people specified on the booking form will be entitled to occupy the cottage.
8.1 In addition to recommending holiday insurance we must make clear that you are responsible for the insurance of your personal property whilst you are staying with us. Please ensure that you are adequately insured, in particular for your valuables.
9.1 You are given keys to the cottage. It is your responsibility to keep the cottage safe & secure and to return the keys on departure.
10.1 Before submitting your booking on our website the payment system will give you the opportunity to review the booking and, if you require, to make any amendments. For telephone bookings we will read you the details of the booking and key booking conditions for your confirmation. We will then request payment details and process these.
10.2 You will receive an on-screen acknowledgement of your booking and a receipt for your payment by email at the address provided. We will check the availability relating to the booking and, provided we have processed your payment, we will send you an email confirming the booking together with a copy of these full terms & conditions and other details related to your booking.
11.1 You may not be able to book a period that falls so far in the future that it is not published on the system. However please contact us and we will endeavour to notify a provisional booking. The deposit for such will be quoted at the time.
12.1 This agreement is made on the basis that the property is to be occupied by you, the holidaymakers, for a holiday as described in the Housing Act 1988 Schedule 1 paragraph 9 and you, the holidaymakers acknowledge that the tenancy granted by this agreement is not an assured tenancy and that no statutory periodic tenancy will arise when it ends.
"We have stayed in many self-catering cottages but this must rate as the best. Clean, well equipped, nice welcome pack, log fire, washing machine all included! And dog friendly... Brilliant."
"Thank you very much for a wonderful week's holiday. This cottage is just lovely as the one next door. The weather has been brilliant too!"
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