Welcome to The Priory, Barn & Cottages,
a unique Venue for all occasions
Priory self-catering holiday cottages are named as such because of their close proximity to Syningthwaite Priory and are owned by the Rawlings family who have farmed the area since the grandfather of the present David Rawlings rented it from Lord Hawk in 1920. Consequently, he bought the Farm including the 12C Priory in 1948 and over a period of time his family did live in the Priory itself.
The farm is mainly arable growing wheat, potatoes and oil seed rape, but there are also a few sheep. You can see the harvesting of the oil seed rape at the end of July, the wheat in August and the potatoes in October/November. The cottages are near to the working farm and there is activity as such during these periods, but we are sure that you will find the farming programme both interesting and fascinating to watch.
The views from the cottages are of open fields and woods in the distance and away from traffic or population. There are walks round the boundaries as well as public footpaths and bridleways from the cottages. David is on hand to answer any questions relating to the farm should you be interested.
Serena and Phoebe are on site and in the office day to day to answer all enquires and any questions you may have. Phoebe has a back ground in travel and tourism along side Serena with events making the perfect combination of knowledge and personalities.