Crayke Manor was everything and more that we expected it to be. We had booked it for two weeks and invited friends and family to pop in for 2-3 days during our fortnights stay. The 10 bedroomed accommodation was absolutely perfect for our requirements and we were very lucky to get some gorgeous weather too. Steve and Sharon were extremely helpful to us our entire stay, answering all our questions and helping out with tourist/visiting information. Every room is a wonder - I'm sure I still haven't seen every nook and cranny of the Manor but it is absolutely gorgeous. Everything that you could possible need is there - the kitchen is well stocked with every implement you could need and all the pans etc are made for catering for larger numbers which is excellent. There is a very convenient Co-op in the nearby village but we also arranged for Tesco to make a delivery on the day we arrived which meant that we didn't have to worry immediately about basic supplies of bread/milk/wine etc :)
We had all ages staying at the manor, including children aged from 9 to 17. What was wonderful was that there was so much land to play on and so many activities (go karts, trampolines, hot tub, swings, etc) for them to use that it was a joy to be on holiday with kids who didn't have their heads stuck in their phones or hands attached to X-boxes!
The quirky-ness of the accommodation was just perfect and only added to the enjoyment of the holiday - a 16th century home will not provide 10 hot showers at the same time!
Evening entertainment was provided on-site as we all sat outside enjoying late sunshine. We had squirrels, rabbits, deer, a beautiful snowy owl that flew around early morning and evening.
I could go on and on about how wonderful our holiday at Crayke Manor was, and I would like to thank Justine and Paula for allowing us to rent such a beautiful home.
Only one slight suggestion (and it isn't a criticism) but can I suggest that a rotary dry line could be provided for folk staying? While we appreciated the tumble dryer, having such beautiful weather while we were there, it would have been nice to get our laundry hung outside.
Once again, many many thanks to Justine, Paula, Steve and Sharon.
Jim & Alison
We went to Crayke Manor on a company retreat and had a fabulous time. The house is one of the most incredible places we've ever stayed - full of character.
Steve was a excellent host and did a great job of making sure we had everything we needed for our stay.
Well what can I say. Possibly one of the best weekends with the girls ever!! The Manor is amazing, a real hidden gem in Crayke, and we had a wonderful experience there.
Steve was great in welcoming us into the accommodation, and was even on hand to help us re-fill the hot tub after we had used it the first night.
The Manor is unique, with beautiful decor, interesting features and so much to do. We made use of the trampoline, go carts, basketball post, table tennis, BBQ area and hot tub. The place was so great that we didn't really want to leave it to head into York on the Saturday.
And a special shout out to Justin and Paula. They were really flexible when we needed to change the dates of our stay last minute, as one of the guests needing urgent surgery. Very thankful for their flexibility in the situation.
We will be going back to Crayke Manor no doubt.
This was such a special place to stay, absolutely beautiful! I stopped for 2 nights with 15 friends for my hen do, as I wanted something different, we wanted our own space to chill out & have some fun that's exactly what we got. It had everything & more, it was clean, tidy, it's great for family gatherings, lots for children to play with, karaoke, table tennis, trampoline, hot tub & more. I can't thank the owners enough. I will definitely be returning
I wanted to do something special for my girlfriend to celebrate her big 40, she had a very clear idea of what she wanted from a long weekend, family, friends and a great venue. After a lot of searching nationally for a venue she chose Crayke Manor for her perfect weekend. I arranged the stay which was really straight forward and all questions and requests were dealt with promptly and efficiently by Paula and Justin which really helped make the whole process straight forward and stress free. Upon arrival at Crayke Manor we were received by Steve who showed us around and settled us in answering any questions that we had, nothing was too much hassle for Steve and Sharon, they really are a credit to the property and its owners. Crayke Manor itself is a stunning building which accommodated all 14 adults and one dog in comfort with ease, the interior design is beautiful and I personally became very fond of the Drawing room and the Library, the detailing of the hardwood panelling in each is truly magnificent. The exterior of the property is beautiful and a credit to the owners for having ensured that it remains in a Great state of repair. I couldn't have asked for the weekend to go better than it did, the only response that I could get from my girlfriend was "PERFECT", she had a great weekend and said that there is nothing that she would have changed. I would strongly recommend Crayke Manor to anyone wishing to spend some time in a peaceful and tranquil setting with such a stunning Manor House. I can't add anymore, PERFECT!!!
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There are few occasions in life when it can be said that an event was perfect and I know I am biased but last weekend my new husband and I stayed at Crayke Manor with our wedding party. We had a weekend surrounded by our friends and family having fun and enjoying the unseasonably good weather so yes, I feel that the event was perfect. I cant stress enough, however, how much Crayke Manor contributed to everyone's enjoyment of the weekend. Apart from being a really beautiful place and unique in both its interior and surroundings, the hospitality extended by Paula to make us all feel welcome ensured that everyone was comfortable and relaxed. The facilities provided to us for entertaining the adults and children alike were numerous and varied and due to the scale of the building and grounds, a very large group such as ours did not feel cramped or contained. Everyone had a brilliant weekend and I think that Crayke Manor was a large contributor to that. We are just sorry that we had to leave.
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