About the Dairy House

The Dairy House sleeps 6: it has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full central heating, with independently controlled radiators, abundant solar-heated hot water and a log-fire.

This cottage is thought to be the oldest of the Manor Farm buildings. Its timbers may have come from oaks in Newtondale or from ships broken up in Whitby.

The SpaceAccommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garden: Open garden
Pets: On negotiation
KitchenCeramic Hob: Electric
Double oven: Electric
Microwave: Yes
Cot & High Chair: Yes
Fridge/Freezer: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
AmenitiesTV with Freeview / DVD: 32 Inch
Wifi: Free Wifi
Radio: DAB Radio
Hairdryer: Yes
Private Parking: 2 spots
Smoking: No Smoking
Telephone: Yes
Washer/Dryer: Yes

Detailed description


Ramped access to entrance hall. Sitting room with wood burning stove, a unique 17th century stone carved fireplace, flat screen 32” Smart TV and DVD, Dab Radio and CD with Ipod and wireless connection, comfortable sofa, rocking chair and suite. Modern fully equipped kitchen/dining room with fridge/ freezer, ceramic electric hob, double oven, dishwasher and microwave. Laundry room with washing machine, iron, tumble drier and full drying facilities. Telephone for incoming & local calls and free Wi-Fi. Bathroom with shower. Double bedroom and single bedroom.


This almost feels like a self-contained flat with a spacious family bedroom with twin beds (if requested that can convert to a king size) and single bed, bathroom with bath and mixer shower and the impressive gallery landing.

The Fireplace

Many guests have taken photos and asked about the lintel, which is unusual. Even the British Museum were a little nonplussed! When the cottage was converted it was found on a rubbish tip in Kirby Misperton. It is probably a seventeenth century copy of an original motif from Lastingham Church and represents a monk with no ears so that he is deaf to the pagan temptations of the winged chimera (or dragon) and the serpent!

Cot and high chair

Travel Cot and high chair available, but please bring your own cot linen and bedding.

The Garden

Open plan garden: largely down to grass, patio with garden furniture. Barbecue available.

Boots and bikes

Space for boots and walking gear in the utility room. Secure ASGARD twin bike locker near the back door (see photos). Space for one or two more bikes in the utility room.

About your host

When I started looking for a pet friendly cottage for a family holiday in North Yorkshire back in 1988, I didn’t think I would be making a life-changing decision. The Pennocks have roots in the North Yorks Moors that go back centuries, and we wanted to find a cosy cottage in the area. We found the Dairy House … and came back every year for 12 years. Then, when we came for our annual holiday in 2000, Lady Kirk, who owned all of Manor Farm, told us the Dairy House was up for sale. Three days later we bought it.

Now, our family stretches from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to France and the Baltics and four generations enjoy its charms.

The cottage is part of the family, a home from home. That’s why we take so much care to ensure it is always a pleasant, homely place. We want our guests to feel welcomed and to have as many happy memories of holidays in Newton as we do.

Enjoy your stay!

Mary and Martin Pennock