This Grade II-listed house is set overlooking a picture-postcard historic bridge in the quaint village of Gayle within the Yorkshire Dales. Built in 1810 as a meeting room and office by the son of the owner of Gayle Mill (an early water mill), it has been carefully restored and renovated to an immaculate standard, making it the perfect country retreat within this conservation area. With the Pennine Way and short meandering waterfall trails on the doorstep, such as Aysgil Force and Hardraw Force, the area also offers myriad country pursuits such as boating, fishing, horse riding, potholing or even clay pigeon shooting. The nearby market town of Hawes (0.5 miles) boasts quaint shops, cafes, pubs, a traditional market, and a farmers’ auction. And it’s also home to the award-winning Wensleydale Cheese Factory, associated with the film ‘Wallace and Grommit’, where you can try delicious tasters.
With waterside views of the beck from every room, this stunning property offers charm and character. Admire exposed beams and feature stone walls, together with modern contemporary fittings of the highest standard. Leave coats and muddy boots at the doorstep of the impressive glass entrance, then head into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which is perfect for entertaining with its magnificently equipped kitchen (that includes a wine chiller). Prepare delicious meals then take a seat at the spacious dining table to enjoy your home-cooked cuisine. Cosy up on the comfortable sofa in front of the stone fireplace and wood burner during those chilly winter evenings and watch your favourite movie on the Smart TV. When it finally comes to retire for the evening, head upstairs to the first-floor bedrooms, including one king-size, and one twin with bespoke sliding barn door wardrobes, along with a modern family bathroom. Or head up a further staircase to the second floor with exposed beams and original candle stone perched above the comfortable king-size bed. This room also features a sumptuous en-suite with a bath and a separate multi-flow shower.
Outside, you can relax on the front bench and enjoy your morning coffee whilst listening to the water from the beck, taking in the magnificent scenery and making perfect holiday memories.