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Kingfisher

Bedale, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Contemporary cottage sleeping 6 across 3 bedrooms
  • Enjoy the convenience of a pub within walking distance
  • Nestling on the river banks of Crakehall Beck offering a truly tranquil location for an escape
  • Set beside a lovingly  restored corn mill with tours upon request
  • For a true experience of traditional Yorkshire Life, visit  the near by market towns of Bedale, Leyburn and Masham
  • Richmond is only 10 miles away and hosts a beautiful Norman castle,  the ruins of Easby Abbey, interesting museums and plenty of place to eat and drink
Property code: G0095

This spacious and contemporary three-bedroom cottage nestles on the banks of Crakehall Beck in Little Crakehall, a picture-postcard Yorkshire Dales village. Set beside one of the few working flour mills in the country (run by the cottage owners), with a private terrace looking out towards the Beck and the fantastic landscapes of Wensleydale and Nidderdale just a few miles away, it's an idyllic spot for a relaxing country break.

 

The layout of the interior is designed to maximise the lovely view of the water, so the sitting room is on the lower ground level, opening out onto a large terrace with a bridge over the stream. This sunny open space is also the dining area with the kitchen down here too. Throw open the patio doors and have your breakfast with the sound of birdsong and the gentle lapping of the water as a backdrop.

 

Back upstairs to the three generous bedrooms, two of which have super king-size beds that can be made up as singles, ideal for families or groups of friends with various sleeping arrangements. The third bedroom has a king-size bed. All of the bedrooms are also en-suite, two with a shower and the third featuring a bath with shower overhead. Each bedroom feels luxuriously roomy and with a classic colour palette used throughout, they feel peaceful and calm, the perfect combination for an excellent night's sleep.

 

Outside, there are several seating areas, the first is the large terrace by the patio doors, there is also a sheltered spot alongside this where the garden furniture sits. Head up the external stone steps and you'll find a third little patio, just outside one of the bedrooms. Wander over the private bridge to the rear of the cottage and along the banks of the Beck. It opens up into a lovely open green space with meadows and trees all around. Take a picnic and enjoy the slow pace of river life. Head up in the opposite direction and a public footpath across the fields takes you through open countryside. Or simply stroll up to the village green, have a drink at the friendly pub and settle down to watch the cricket team battle it out by the large manor house.

 

Kingfisher can also be booked along with Wren to accommodate larger groups of up to eight people.

 

  • 2 super king-size bedrooms (can be made up as twins) and 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • Oven, hob, toaster, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher
  • Outside space with seating and fire pit overlooking the river
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • LCD TV with Amazon Fire Stick
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub nearby
  • MP3 docking station
  • DVD player
  • The property can also be booked along with Wren to accommodate larger groups of up to 8 people
  • Game fishing within10 miles
  • Storage for cycling
  • Webber Charcoal BBQ
  • Near to Wensleydale Creamery, Thorp Perrow Arboretum
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The cottage is located in Little Crakehall, just outside the market town of Bedale. It is set in a unique heritage site with a historic working watermill which has featured in various TV programmes and films, including the BBC's Countryfile series. The village itself is very pretty, a large green is overlooked by the manor house and the pub, and there are a cricket ground and a children's park in the centre of the village. The walk to the village green from the cottage is a pleasant 5-minute stroll across the river.

Beyond the village, the handsome town of Bedale is worth a visit. Stop for a coffee before making your way around the town's antique shops. In the opposite direction, you'll find Leyburn (8.5 miles), an archetypical slice of Dales market town life where traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gather around a handsome town square, which hosts a busy market every Friday. Leyburn is also home to the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain. The nearby town of Richmond (9.5 miles) is similar in many ways and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of the cottage. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both within 16 miles and the picturesque villages of West Burton and Askrigg are under 20.5 miles, so lots of choices for things to do if you want to get out and about. If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Keith 28th June 2024

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Outstanding accommodation in a quiet rural spot but a great central location . The best property at which we have stayed. Exceptional.

Reviewed by Michael 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by Matt 31st May 2024

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Reviewed by June 17th May 2024

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Beautiful cottage, well presented.

Reviewed by Margaret 13th May 2024

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Beautiful Cottage, was vey clean and well equipped in a beautiful location. Very peaceful but convenient to drive or walk into Bedale town. Well positioned for lovely walks and sightseeing. Both Nigel and Alison were lovely, most welcoming hosts with nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend in fact already done so.

Reviewed by Nigel 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by Judy 8th March 2024

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Reviewed by Katherine 24th November 2023

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Kingfisher gave us a fabulous weekend! We could not have wished for more. Rare to find the luxury of three en-suite bathrooms. Bedrooms comfortable and welcoming. Thank you Lionel for a most interesting tour of Crakehall Mill. The perfect base from which to enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Reviewed by Marie 14th October 2023

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Superb elegant accommodation that is really comfy and homely too. Everything was spotless. A great location with lots to do and see. Communication from the hosts was excellent.

Reviewed by Jenni 16th June 2023

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Wow!! What a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing holiday. Even with a thunderstorm we relaxed in the lounge and looked through the french doors at the trees and the rain. It was mesmerising. In my 73 years of holidays I have never been so relaxed. Thank you Alison and Lionel for the loan of your beautiful cottage. Hopefully we will be back.

Reviewed by Maureen 9th June 2023

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Beautiful house in a lovely location. Very comfortable and well-equipped. Owners live nearby so are handy for any problems (we didn't have any!) but don't intrude.

Reviewed by Anne 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Angela 31st March 2023

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This is an absolutely perfect cottage for a holiday in North Yorks. The location is wonderful, the cottage is just gorgeous, with everything we needed and so beautifully laid out and decorated. Alison and Lionel are wonderful hosts. We cant wait to go back!

Reviewed by Pauline 7th March 2023

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Stunning cottage, beautifully decorated and very well equipped; a real home from home. The location overlooking the brook with lots of local walks is perfect. Bedale is small but has a good selection of pubs, cafes and shops for eating locally . Lionel and Alison are lovely hosts . Will definitely be back

Reviewed by John 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Denise 21st January 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 12th December 2022

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Lovely, comfortable, well appointed cottage in a great location. Welcoming, friendly owners.

Reviewed by Sally 22nd October 2022

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Millers retreat was perfect!! The beds are so so comfy, its spotlessly clean, the sitting room and fire are beautiful and cosy on a cold autumn night and Alison and Lionel are lovely and so helpful. we honestly could not find fault with anything and will be booking again and recommending to family and friends x

Reviewed by Adam 14th October 2022

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We received a warm welcome to a well equipped and decorated cottage in a lovely location. Only weekend break but it was all we could have hoped for.

Reviewed by Lorraine 19th September 2022

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Reviewed by Kathryn 16th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage, everything we could have hoped for. Excellent attention to detail. Well equipped, immaculate, great outside space.

Reviewed by Gill 2nd September 2022

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A very comfortable spacious cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Garry 5th August 2022

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Very well equipped luxurious cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Steven 29th July 2022

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Wonderfully equipped, spacious cottage, in tranquil location. We all loved our stay here and will definitely return. With 3 massive bedrooms (each with ensuite) it was perfect for my grown up children and their partners. Breakfast on patio area in sun was idillic. We visited Richmond, Aysgarth Falls, Pateley Bridge, Stump Caverns, Brimham rocks & CRead moreatterick Races. Loved pancakes @Pateley/ cakes @Mill Race Tea room Aysgarth . Owners Lionel/Alison live on site and are the best hosts :-) Hide

Reviewed by Robert 22nd July 2022

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We have been holidaying with friends in the autumn for over 30 years. We all agreed that this cottage was as good as we have stayed in. Position, cleanliness, privacy and friendly hosts on hand with information and help when needed. Would love to come again

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Wren

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

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