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Arundel Grange

Middleham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 17th-century farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Surrounded by unspoilt countryside
  • Spectacular views from its elevated position
  • Traditional pub only 500 yards away
  • 7 miles from one of ‘Yorkshire's Prettiest Villages', Middleham
  • An excellent base for enthusiastic walkers
Property code: G0008

This spacious farmhouse sympathetically combines traditional features with contemporary touches creating the perfect retreat for those looking to immerse themselves in the surrounding countryside.

Welcome to this beautiful Yorkshire farmhouse tucked away in exquisite Coverdale. Dating back to the 17th century, this handsome property offers families a chance to escape from busy lives and reconnect with nature. Traditional, elegant and full of character, this is a county retreat you'll want to create memories in. Set in an elevated position in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the views from this grand stone property are spectacular. Stretching across the dale, take some time to just soak the unparalleled beauty in on your drive in. Step inside to discover a period farmhouse which has been sympathetically brought back to life.

In keeping with the feel of the building the decor is one of classic elegance with lots of traditional furnishings and colours giving an authentic ambience. Original stone fireplaces, exposed beams and Georgian-era sash windows add to the period appeal. That's not to say its missing modern comforts, the wonderful Yorkshire flagstone floor is heated throughout downstairs and a heating system keeps the rest of the house toasty warm. At the heart of the home is the spacious sitting room. Comfortable sofas and chairs gather round a large open fire, the perfect welcome home after a day exploring the dales. You'll find books and board games in the book case for some off-line family fun. Just along the hallway is the snug / games room, perfect for children (and adults) to squirrel themselves away in. There's a cosy wood burner in here, a shabby chic sofa and a TV which is purely used for the usage of DVDs only. A large DVD library will keep all age groups happy and Wi-Fi is available for your own devices. A handy downstairs WC is situated opposite the snug on the ground-floor.

This property offers a gorgeous farmhouse kitchen with flagstone floors, whitewashed stone walls, bespoke units and a solid oak worktop. A charming pastry table sits neatly in the centre of the room and a stable door allows you to enjoy those breathtaking views. You'll find all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, oven, microwave and a fridge with freezer drawer. A washing machine and dryer can be found in the barn across the yard. A formal dining room sits next door, a wonderfully atmospheric room which lends itself to memorable family gatherings around the table. As dusk falls, you could be dining in any one of the previous four centuries.

All four of the bedrooms in the house are on the first floor. Make your way up the amazing original stone staircase to the spacious landing. Most of the upstairs has stripped wooden floorboards underfoot giving it warmth and character. The first bedroom one sits at the rear of the house, a delightful twin with oversized single beds. Bedroom two is across the landing; set at the front of the house the views from this double are stunning. The bathroom sits between both bedrooms and has a bath with a powerful shower.

Bedroom three is along the hallway, another twin, this room enjoys lovely views and has a contemporary en-suite shower room with WC. The final bedroom is a king-size, also front facing it makes the most of the glorious scenery. With only the sound of birdsong to wake you from your slumber in the king-size bed this is a restful space to recuperate at the end of a long or touring. This room also has a generous en-suite with a bath to sink into and soothe your body.

Outside there is sheltered area by the kitchen door. Patio furniture is provided if you fancy lunch al fresco with a Wensleydale backdrop. Listen out for the sound of the river, babbling along at the bottom of the valley and see if you can spot any of the local wild deer. If the kids ever tire of exploring the surrounding countryside they'll be delighted to discover the games room barn, home to a pool table, table tennis table and 'Ring the Bull' game. Hours of fun without leaving the grounds. Additional barns are available for bike storage if required too.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size with en-suite, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 twin with en-suite
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 en-suites, 1 family bathroom and 1 WC on the ground floor
  • Underfloor heating, open fire, wood burner
  • NEST heating system throughout
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV in the snug solely for the use of DVDs (please note this is the only TV in the property)
  • DVD player
  • Dishwasher, range oven, microwave and full-size fridge with freezer drawer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in barn across the yard
  • Games barn on site
  • 2 dogs welcome. Please note there may be livestock in the adjacent fields and dogs must be kept under control at all times
  • An initial supply of logs for the fire are provided with further available on an honest box system
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub within 0.5 miles and shop within 7 miles
  • Bike storage available on request
  • Children are welcome however please note the house has steps with hard floors, so toddlers must be supervised
  • The property is accessed via a working farm track that can be uneven at times. The final approach is up a short steep incline. Both tracks are suitable for normal vehicles if approached with due care.

 

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near the hamlet of Horsehouse in beautiful Coverdale. Tucked away down a private track, it's the perfect place to escape and immerse yourself in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Walkers will be in heaven here, with so many routes available from the doorstep. There's an olde worlde pub just 500 yards from the house across a path and footbridge for that post-walk pint. And for something to eat a dining pub is also within walking distance.

Horsehouse is located on the road from Middleham village in Wensleydale to Kettlewell in Wharfedale. Middleham is one of Yorkshire's loveliest villages. Famous for its castle (once home to Richard III) it's also home to several race-horse trainers; you will see and hear the horses being lead through the village up to the gallops every day. And to top it off there is a lovely collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. We love it so much it features in our Top 10 Prettiest Yorkshire Villages.

There are charming tearooms if you fancy a treat at elevenses, and for dinner you can opt for pub grub at the Richard III traditional pub or perhaps some Italian food at the renowned White Swan. There's also a village store and a couple of bric-a-brac shops to mooch around. Just a few miles out of the village is the fantastic attraction The Forbidden Corner. Regularly voted the best family attraction in Yorkshire, it's also well worth a look even if there are no children in your party.

Just a little further on you'll find the charming market town of Leyburn. Leyburn is an archetypical slice of Dales market town life. You'll find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the 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 historic town of Richmond 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 Arundel Grange. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are just a few miles away and the gorgeous villages of West Burton, Askrigg and Kettlewell are within easy driving distance, so lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about. Zarihnas Tea House in Kettlewell and Coverdale Community Pub offer lovely little pit-stops. And when you need to refuel with something more substantial stop at one of the areas many excellent gastro pubs. Our favourites include the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton and the Blue Lion at East Witton, all within a short drive of the cottage.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Jules 6th March 2019

Great bolt hole. We were extremely lucky with fantastic weather which I know makes a difference (especially in February!) but we had a great family weekend. It is rural and a long track off the road, but we all absolutely loved it. Well equipped, as per the pictures, loved the chandelier in the barn over the table tennis table which quirky. Great wRead morealking. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 8th November 2018

Awful access road. No microwave. No TV. Two cracked toilet seats. Local roads narrow and twisty.Kitchen very good apart from no microwave.Beds very comfortable. Local pub very limited menu.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Brian, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. As mentioned on the Gorgeous Cottages website, Arundel Grange is set at the end of a private track. It is a working farm track that can be uneven at times. The final approach to the house is up a short steep incline. Both tracks are suitable for normal vehicles if approached with due care. There is a TV but the owners have purposefully not hooked it up to terrestrial TV but to use instead with the extensive DVD library the owners are mindful of keeping the cottage a haven from too much tech and for the perfect escape to the country. The oak toilet seats are being replaced next week thank you for pointing this out. We would love to welcome you back to Yorkshire for another stay in the not too distant future. Take care Maureen.

Reviewed by Ruth 12th August 2018

Fantastic property in a beautiful location. We had a great week at Arundel Grange, with walks right on our doorstep and beautiful scenery all around. We would definitely come back to the Yorkshire Dales.

Reviewed by David 21st July 2018

A beautiful cottage in a stunning natural location. Swallows, Swifts, Hares, a Barn Owl and a Heron all seen within a hundred yards of the house. Excellent pubs throughout the area and fascinating local history with plenty of Castles and other ruins to engage children and adults alike.

Reviewed by Kathryn 30th June 2018

We havent rated the immediate local amenities because apart from a pub there werent any - but we knew that when we booked (so it would be unfair to score) and we travelled well prepared...... we loved the comparative isolation! However it was easy, via a short and scenic drive, to get to Middleham, Leyburn or the farm shop. The welcome hamper was mRead moreuch appreciated after a seven-hour drive.Its a beautiful location and the house has been sympathetically renovated, reflecting its history. It has a comfortable ambiance and spacious accommodation. Our London-based adult offspring soaked up the clean air and night silence. We liked the subtle distancing from the twenty-first century (the WiFi in the den will keep those having withdrawal symptoms happy); the beautiful views from the house across the valley; stunning walks in the area and abundant and varied wildlife. Lovely.Cant wait to return! Hide

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Location

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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