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Stunning Country Manor House with Giant Yurt & Spa

Entire villa hosted by The Elwes Family
16 guests7 bedrooms16 beds4 baths

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Welcome to Sawcliffe Manor, a stunning Grade II listed Farm House nestled in the heart North Lincolnshire, dating back to the Middle Ages.

It has a number of unique architectural quirks including 9 different staircases, 100s of antiques, it’s own private spa & 60m2 giant yurt.

Sawcliffe Manor is perfect for idyllic countryside getaways. We welcome families and respectful groups into our home.

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• The House & Amenities •

Sawcliffe Manor dates back 400 years and is absolutely crammed full of history, character and our beautiful antique collection.

Situated on the site of a Medieval Village, the house's unique architecture is thanks to its ancient roots - it even features in the Domesday Book. The surrounding land is no less fascinating and includes a private nature reserve with wild Exmoor ponies roaming on it and a designated site of scientific interest (SSSI).

Our 19 room home includes:

1 x New kitchen with Italian marble tops and a 6-door AGA cooker.
1 x Dining room.
1 x Living room with wood-burner.
7 x Spacious bedrooms with 16 beds (some beds are single some are double)
3 x Bathrooms + 1 shower room.
1 x Spectacular giant yurt (must be hired additionally).
1 x Natural hot-tub spa (must be hired additionally).

The Manor also features a traditional walled garden (with BBQ) dating back to the 17th Century which is extremely fruitful during the summer months!

Our home is perfect for group bookings, family holidays and anyone with a special occasion coming up. Please note that following Airbnb's recent global parties ban, parties are currently not allowed in the Manor.

It is also dog friendly (£10/dog/night dog fee).

The Manor comes fully equipped with:

- Bedding & fresh Turkish towels
- A fully equipped Kitchen
- Soaps & shampoo
- Complimentary firewood
- An outdoor BBQ

• Farm Accommodation •

Airbnb allows guests to search for accommodation for up to 16 guests, Sawcliffe Manor accommodates 16 guests. Please note that Sawcliffe Farm has Sawcliffe Manor, our glamping Yurt and Hare Cottage as adjacent accommodation on the farm. These are listed on our hosting profile.

• Yurt Hire: (£125 x number of nights booked in the Manor).

The yurt is situated in the Manor's garden, is 60m2 large, fully insulated, includes a gorgeous wood-burning stove for romantic evenings and has it's own kitchenette. Please note that we do not hire the yurt for less nights than your stay. If you would like to arrange a dinner in the yurt, additional tables and seating can be hired.

Additional table hire: £20/table. Tables seat 8-10 guests.
Additional bench hire: £15/bench. Benches seat 4 guests.

• Additional Activities •

We know that organising special occasions can be particularly complicated so we've compiled a list of our most popular group activities below. If you have any specific requests, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Natural Hot Tub Spa:
£245 for Manor guests

Perfect for groups wanting to pamper themselves and experience the delight of an all wooden, fresh water tub and wood burning fire. Our spa has been custom built to comfortably accommodate groups and is situated adjacent to the Manor within its own private walled garden.

Our team will fill it, heat it and prepare the space for your group's pleasure, so you don't have to worry about a thing! Sessions are available from 17.00 onwards, just let us know your schedule for the day.

Spa Add-on: (£12/person)
For those wanting a full natural 'spa experience' we recommend booking our little Spa add-on kits to make it extra special for all of your guests. Using inspiration from Spas and Hammams around the world, our kits include:

- Japanese Kimonos & Flip-flops.
- Moroccan Argan Oil Beldi Soap + Exfoliation Kessa.
- Turkish Hammam Towels.
- Greek Argila Face Masks.
- Natural Body Oils.
- A Spa Guide.
- Essential oils (Jasmine, Lemongrass)
- Delicious herbal teas & infused water.
- Private showers and changing rooms.
- Extended Spa access.

Archery lessons, 1.5 hours: (£249/group)
Perfect for all ages and abilities. Our range is set up inside our beautiful walled garden, and our teacher Reg is a legend!

Felt-making workshops, 2 hours: (£239/group)
Ideal for crafty groups wanting to learn a skill they can take home. Guests will make flowers using wool from our fields.

Floral wreath-making workshops, 1.5 hours: (£249/group)
Perfect for guests wanting to make something beautiful to take home.

Afternoon tea: (£29/person)
Served in yurt (if hired)/living room by a beautiful fire. Includes: Teas, coffees, cakes, crumpets and homemade james etc.

Cooked Breakfast: (£29/person)
Just wake up and breakfast will be waiting for you. Chose from a pancakes, fruit bowls and yogurt menu, or a classic full english breakfast. Toast, coffee, tea and juices also included. Vegan option not possible.

Local Fruit & Veg Box Delivery: (£19/box for 5)
Delivered straight to the Manor. Jam packed full of delicious local produce. Absolutely awesome if you love delicious local ingredients!

Food deliveries: receive & store away: (£20/delivery)
We'll happily receive your grocery order for the weekend and store it away in the house. This includes waiting for the delivery at a specific time.

• Important House Rules •

- Please note that there is a £185 cleaning penalty for any refuse or unwashed dishes in the yurt, garden or house (full house rules below).

- The Manor is our day to day family home, so we reserve the right to deny inquiries that we feel uncomfortable hosting.

- Like any kind of self-catered accommodation, the Manor must be left in the condition it was found upon checkout. Main booking contacts are responsible for the state of the Manor after checkout.

• Spa rules •

- Spa guests will be required to sign a safety agreement prior to entry.
- Spa guests must shower before entering.
- Alcohol is strictly not permitted within the spa area.
- Children under 12 are not permitted within the spa area.
- Children 12-18 must be accompanied at all times.
- Spa guests are asked to not touch the wood burner.
- Please note that the spa hot tub is wood burning and made of larch wood, guests will likely find wood particles and larch wood sap floating in the water. This is totally normal for a wood burning hot tub.
- Spa guests are asked not lean on the glass in the green house.
- Spa guests are asked to keep to their allotted session time.

• Hare Cottage •

ca. £195 / night. Hare cottage sleeps 7 comfortably and is situated 90 meters in front of the main Manor house. It features 1 kitchen, 1 living room with wood-burner, 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and 1 spacious bathroom. The cottage comfortably sleeps 7 guests. You

-> Please note that Hare Cottage may not always be available at the same time as the main Manor. You can book Hare Cottage using Airbnb.

• Catering •

We can recommend local caterers 'Beverly Street Food Company' for an array of fayre or 'Zeera Spice Lounge' for exceptional restaurant quality Southern Indian Cuisine. Both deliver to the Manor house.

• Tea, Pub & Supermarket Recommendations •

We're lucky enough to have an excellent pub restaurant 'The Hope & Anchor' near us in South Ferriby, (10 min drive) which we wholeheartedly recommend not only for it's food but also it's Humberside Views. It has won many national awards.

Sadly no pubs are within walking distance of the farm, however if you're after a quiet pint in front of an open fire we can also recommend 'The George Hogg' in Winterton which is 5 mins drive.

Tea and cakes can be best enjoyed in Barton's Ropewalk Art Gallery and Museum or The Pink Pig Farm Restaurant near Scunthorpe.

• Supermarkets •

Our closest supermarkets are Aldi, Scunthorpe (5 mins), Co-op Winterton (5 mins), Sainsburys, Scunthorpe (10 mins). We are also happy receive supermarket orders on the day of your checkin for an additional £20/delivery.

• The Surrounding Area •

A short drive from a number of country parks (Normanby & Elsham Hall), historic market towns (Brigg & Barton-Upon-Humber), extensive walks (Lincolnshire Wolds & Humberside), and historic cities a little further afield (Beverly, York & Lincoln), there are no end of group friendly activities in the local area. (We're more than happy to recommend a schedule).

• Family Holidays •

If you're an extended family in need of a big family-friendly house, the Manor can accommodate you all! It's many staircases are perfect for playing hide and seek, and both are Yurt and Library Bedroom make wonderful playrooms. Infants under 2 years old will not be charged for and a cot can be arranged upon request.

We simply can't wait to host you!

Guest access
Guests will have access to the Manor house and the garden. Members of our family will be in adjacent accommodation.

Yurt: If guests hire the yurt they will have access to the yurt. If they chose not to there will be glamping guests sharing the garden during their stay.

Hot Tub Spa: Likewise with the Hot Tub Spa, if guests chose to hire this they will have access for an allocated session. This is adjacent to the Manor. Please note that other guests will have Spa sessions booked. During this time they will have private access to the Spa.

Other things to note
Additional Cleaning Fine: £185

Sawcliffe Manor is our day-to-day family home, as such we require all guests to leave the premises as they found it. This does not exclude special occasions. Parties or events are not allowed

Any unwashed dishes, dog mess, refuse or excessive bottles found in the House, Garden or Yurt will be subjected to £185 penalty which will be subtracted from your deposit.

We also kindly ask guests to respect our personal belongings which you will find throughout the house. Please do not open our wardrobes, take books or other belongings from the house. The main booking contact will be held responsible for any damages or theft.

• Important House Rules •

No smoking inside the Manor or the Yurt.
Do not leave any fires or candles unattended.
All glass bottles and cans brought onto the premises by guests must be taken to a local or convenient recycling point upon check out. (Sadly our council is not able to pick excessive quantities of bottles or cans from the farm.)
There is a £10/night/dog dog fee.
Absolutely no fireworks.
No fake tan.
No heeled shoes inside the Manor (we have oak flooring).
No dogs on the beds.
Please use plastic cups in the yurt.
Any breakages or damage must be reported upon checkout.
Welcome to Sawcliffe Manor, a stunning Grade II listed Farm House nestled in the heart North Lincolnshire, dating back to the Middle Ages.

It has a number of unique architectural quirks including 9 different staircases, 100s of antiques, it’s own private spa & 60m2 giant yurt.

Sawcliffe Manor is perfect for idyllic countryside getaways. We welcome families and respectful groups into our home…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 single bed


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Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
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Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Sawcliffe Manor and Farm are situated in North Lincolnshire in the midst of farming country and close to Scunthorpe town for amenities, the station and supermarkets.

On the site of a medieval village, the current Manor house dates back 400 years and includes a walled garden, farm, ponds and a nature reserve complete with wild exmoor ponies.

The farm, though mostly arable, does include sheep. If you wish to visit either the sheep or ponies, please just ask us!

During the summer our garden is extremely fruit-baring which we're happy to share with guests. If you like apples and pears you're in for a treat!

Walks: If you're interested in local nature, the ancient maze of Alkborough, known as Julian's Bower and first recorded in 1697, is a 15 mins drive away, Barton-Upon-Humber Humberside walks are 15 mins drive, and the Lincolnshire Wolds are only 30 mins away (for more extensive routes).

Country Parks: Sawcliffe is also sandwiched between two country estates open to the public Normanby Hall (10 mins) and Elsham Hall Country Park (25 mins).

Tourist Towns & Cities: Both the market towns of Brigg and Barton Upon Humber are only 20 mins drive from the Manor. Further afield, both the Cathedral City of Lincoln and Beverly are only 45 mins drive in opposite directions and York City 1 hour and 15 drive (if you've got extra time this is worth a visit).
Sawcliffe Manor and Farm are situated in North Lincolnshire in the midst of farming country and close to Scunthorpe town for amenities, the station and supermarkets.

On the site of a medieval village…

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Hi there! We're Marina, Robert, Max, Emily and Leopold - The Elwes Family! We've lived and travelled to many places across Europe so we appreciate the joy of feeling at home in new places and love to host! Our daughter Emily, who mostly lives from Barcelona, Spain, helps us manage our listings, so if you're thinking of spending time with us you're likely to be chatting to her. Based in the countryside we love sharing our farm, yurt and house with guests. On an average day you'll catch us looking after our sheep, gardening and fixing things in the farm. We have a great love of all things creative and historical. As a family of many varied interests (our professions vary from Archeologist to Shepard to Interior Designer and Carpenter) we regularly host groups for hen parties, wellness retreats, weddings and archeological weekends - take your pick! The Manor house dates back to Medieval times, is featured in the Domesday book, and was restored to become our family home 15 years ago. One of its quirks is that is features over 9 different staircases (perfect for playing hide and seek)! Its name, Sawcliffe, stands for 'Saw' - Windmill, 'Cliffe' - Hilltop, meaning it can be quite a windy spot depending on the time of the year! The farm is home to some rather unusual natural landscapes including a wild rabbit warren which has been listed as a SSI (Site of Scientific Interest) and also now home to a herd of wild Exmoor ponies. Today the Manor is also features our 60m2 Yurt which we use for family parties, Scottish Dancing and Knott-Tying Ceremonies, a recently renovated Victorian cottage and a former dove-cot turned non-dominational chapel for ceremonies. If you have any questions at all please feel free to message us! We love hearing from you and are very flexible to individual needs. Looking forward to meeting you!
Hi there! We're Marina, Robert, Max, Emily and Leopold - The Elwes Family! We've lived and travelled to many places across Europe so we appreciate the joy of feeling at home in new…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $823
Cancellation policy