A romantic retreat with wood fire hot tub
Your romantic retreat on the far right
Romantic and delightful hot tub
Climb into the secluded romantic wood fired hot tub
Bijou kitchen with everything you need.
Rustle up a lovely breakfast for two gorgeous guests.
Make you way up the stairs
The characterful staircase with stone wall.
The cosy bedroom with sumptuous bedding.
Look out of the round window at wonderful views.
Breakfast in bed?
The wet room.
Take an invigorating shower
Time for a spot Al freso
The drive to your romantic retreat
Gorgeous landscape
Peaceful countryside
Resident chickens
The Dales Sheep
The Dales
Take a trip to local towns and villages
Time for a litte celebration
1 / 23  A romantic retreat with wood fire hot tub
2 / 23  Your romantic retreat on the far right
3 / 23  Romantic and delightful hot tub
4 / 23  Climb into the secluded romantic wood fired hot tub
5 / 23  Bijou kitchen with everything you need.
6 / 23  Rustle up a lovely breakfast for two gorgeous guests.
7 / 23  Make you way up the stairs
8 / 23  The characterful staircase with stone wall.
9 / 23  The cosy bedroom with sumptuous bedding.
10 / 23  Look out of the round window at wonderful views.
11 / 23  Breakfast in bed?
12 / 23  The wet room.
13 / 23  Take an invigorating shower
14 / 23  Time for a spot Al freso
15 / 23  The drive to your romantic retreat
16 / 23  Gorgeous landscape
17 / 23  Peaceful countryside
18 / 23  Resident chickens
19 / 23  Coutryside.
20 / 23  The Dales Sheep
21 / 23  The Dales
22 / 23  Take a trip to local towns and villages
23 / 23  Time for a litte celebration


Bedale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat with fabulous wood-fired hot tub for two guests
  • Ideal for short breaks - set within a unique Grade ll listed building
  • Secluded location with views of the rolling countryside, set within the grounds of a picturesque historic estate in Wensleydale
  • Enjoy the scenic walks of the gentle Yorkshire Dales right on your doorstep
  • Perfectly situated to take a trip out to York or Harrogate and visits to the local market towns of Bedale, Leyburn and Richmond

Property code: G0044

Introducing a gorgeous Grade II listed building that has been lovingly transformed into a bijou countryside retreat. Ideal for couples looking to enjoy a slow-paced getaway to the incomparable Yorkshire Dales.

A wonderful, unique retreat this holiday prospect comes complete with a hot tub set within the grounds of a beautiful and historic estate in Wensleydale. Subject to recent and outstanding renovation, this gorgeous Grade-II listed building has been transformed into a luxury bijou country retreat every bit as romantic as it seems.

This cottage has an incredibly romantic history. It's said that the former Earl of the estate had four Palladian style model farms built at each point of the compass from his castle so that his Italian wife would feel at home. Darjeeling forms part of one of these stunning Georgian farms and affords its own wonderful views of the castle, estate and Wensleydale beyond. Great care has been taken to retain the elegant character of the building as well as introducing the latest green technology. A Biomass boiler and solar panels on a building nearby combine to provide clean heat and hot water to this listed building.

Downstairs you'll find a cosy living area complete with a bespoke kitchen and breakfast bar dining area. The hand-crafted kitchen boasts warm oak floors and chunky wooden worktop as well as a top of the range combination oven, microwave and hob. Inside the hand-painted cupboards you'll find porcelain plates and cups as well as brand name pans to cook with. The wooden breakfast bar is perfectly proportioned for two. Pull up a stool and enjoy some freshly laid eggs from the resident hens for breakfast. It's also the perfect spot for a few glasses of bubbly before heading out for dinner. Downstairs is also home to a luxurious wet room designed for two. Step in to find Travertine tiles from floor to ceiling, underfloor heating, a monsoon shower head and a heated LED mirror. Complimentary toiletries and fluffy Egyptian-style cotton towels are included too for that luxury ambiance.

Make your way up the stairs to the classically-styled bedroom. Take in the specular views of the nearby castle through the round window and from the Juliet balcony a view of the newly commissioned formal parterre gardens in the grounds. Throw open the curtains each morning and take in some of the most romantic vistas in Yorkshire. The bedroom has a double oak bed. There's TV for those relaxing evenings watching movies in your PJs. With hi-speed Wi-Fi included you can stream movies direct to your TV to enjoy.

Set within the grounds of a larger estate, the accommodation has much to enjoy outside as well as in. Not least the indulgent wood-fired hot tub. Take a turn around the fully walled garden; enjoy the mature trees and elegant Georgian architecture as well as a beautiful Parterre formal garden. Grab a blanket and strike out to find your favourite picnic spot. For those long lazy lunches over a bottle or two there's a sheltered private dining area complete with top quality outdoor furniture. Uninterrupted views in all directions, sunsets and romantic evening lighting combine to create something magical in this little corner of Yorkshire.


Please note there is a refundable £60 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Ideal for short breaks
  • 1 comfy, stylish double bedroom
  • Wet room designed for two
  • Please note there is no lounge - the accommodation has been styled as a luxury boutique hotel room
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub within half a mile
  • Regret no children
  • Regret no pets
  • Wood-fired hot tub situated in a secluded area with breath taking views
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Set within a gorgeous historic estate with access to the grounds
  • Outside courtyard and seating area with fabulous views
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Egyptian cotton towels provided
  • Kitchen: combination oven, microwave and hob
  • Available for short breaks only
  • Hot-Tub: The owner will provide complimentary wood to heat the hot tub for your first session. Thereafter, if you wish to use the hot tub again, there will be a £12.50 charge for each subsequent session, to cover the cost of the wood used. You can also take advantage of the option 'Drop and Dip' service (£39.50), where the owner will have the hot tub nice and warm on your arrival.
  • Visit the local attractions of Bolton Castle,  Aysgarth falset, Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wensleydale Creamery

This holiday property is set within a larger estate in a pretty village in Wensleydale. Equidistant from the Yorkshire market towns of Bedale and Leyburn, the village itself is very pretty; old stone cottages very typical of the Yorkshire Dales.

Beyond the village the attractive town of Bedale (3.5 miles) 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 the charming market town of Leyburn (7.5 miles). 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 (8.3 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. Aysgarth Falls (15 miles) and Bolton Castle (13.5 miles) are an easy drive away. If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise with many beautiful walks from your doorstep. And there are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country. Our concierge will be more than happy to recommend some walks and cycle routes for you if required. And when you need to refuel stop at one of the areas many excellent gastro pubs.

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 16th March 2020

The Darjeeling cottage was pure heaven Its a perfect small cosy romantic retreat and we loved every minute. Owners are lovely and the service is first rate. We would definitely like to return

Reviewed by Sarah 27th December 2019

We had an amazing Stay at Arbour Hill. The compact accommodation was impeccably presented with everything needed for our stay. The freshly baked bread and eggs were a lovely touch. Karl made up feel very welcome. We would highly recommend this venue for a romantic couples retreat 10/10

Reviewed by Rosie 2nd September 2019

The owners are very welcoming. Love the personal touch of Homade bread and fresh eggs for Breakfast. Would definitely return

Reviewed by Jennifer 5th August 2019

Lovely cosy cottage which had everything we needed. The setting is beautiful with an amazing view from the hot tub- we even saw a deer and some hares. Lots of nice days out near by too. We received fresh baked bread from the owner which was a nice touch. Great stay overall, thank you!

Reviewed by Emma 2nd August 2019

Lovely well presented cottage on beautiful grounds. Friendly owners. We really enjoyed the hot tub!

Reviewed by Emma 25th July 2019

A lovely, idyllic little cottage. Perfect for a couple. Fantastic grounds with beautiful views. Hot tub overlooks scenic countryside and castle. Towns, i.e Richmond within twenty minute drive. Helpful, friendly owners with family feel who were respectful of privacy.

Reviewed by Natalie 7th June 2019

We had a great time at Arbour Hill and will definitely come back. A cosy cottage in a beautiful location with an amazing view and very friendly dogs. This is the perfect hideaway for a romantic weekend. Bedale is a very nice village, do not miss going there. Plenty opportunities for dinner as well.

Reviewed by Jake 3rd May 2019

Lovely little place. Owner was welcoming. Essentials provided for cooking etc. Hot tub was very private and the place, all in all was very nice. It was a lot smaller than I expected from the pictures, but it was still a nice cozy little cottage. Could have done with a living area as its pretty much just a kitchen and bedroom just for a bit of spaceRead more. Apart from that, it was clean, quiet and cozy. Perfect little getaway for 2. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 22nd March 2019

Lovely weekend away, very remote and quiet and felt welcome from the beginning, gorgeous accommodation!

Reviewed by Greg 4th March 2019

Lovely little cottage, great to get away from it all and relax. Gardens are lovely and the views you get from the hot tub are stunning.

Reviewed by Debbie 27th February 2019

Stayed at Darjeeling for the valentines weekend.Fantastic location so quiet and relaxing.The drop and dip service is a must as the hot tub was fired up and ready and the prossecco was chilling,The hosts were really friendly they just left you too it, the bread.eggs and butter that were waiting were a lovely touch.It was like a little dolls house esRead morepecially with the round window overlooking the stunning scenery.Thank you for sharing xx Hide

Reviewed by Liz 16th February 2019

Lovely cottage with excellent hot tub, in a lovely quiet location. Quiet and remote, which was exactly what we wanted and perfect as a relaxing base for exploring Yorkshire. Freshly made bread and eggs laid by their chickens greeted us when we arrived. Felt like nothing was too much trouble. Drop and dip service was fab. Chilled Prosecco and hot tuRead moreb heating up nicely on arrival. Hide

Reviewed by Carla 8th January 2019

We had a lovely New Years week at the cottage. It was a little hard to find, but arriving in the dark certainly didnt help... nonetheless once we arrived it was lovely! The space is rather small, but cosy to say the least. Lovely welcoming hosts, leaving us fresh bread and eggs for the week - which were great! Tea, sugar, toiletries were all providRead moreed. Unfortunately due to the time of year a lot of the local amenities were closed for the season which was a shame. We still managed to have a nice time though, having scenic walks around the area. The only other real issue we had was that cooker kept on tripping whilst trying to cook which was a little frustrating. All in all though we had a great time, with lots of fresh air at this sweet, peaceful little cottage :) Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 15th December 2018

Absolutely gorgeous little place. Would highly recommend. Karl was lovely as were the little black noses that appeared at the door every now and again to say hello ?Beautiful place in beautiful surroundings

Reviewed by Donna 6th October 2018

Not for us

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Donna,Thank you for your review.I am sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay as much as previous Gorgeous Guests. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future and please call us prior to making a booking and we can recommend the perfect cottage for you to suit your requirements.Take careLouise

Reviewed by Kay 22nd September 2018

Lovely weekend break away in Darjeeling. Weather was kind to us so made use of the hot tub ...amazing views. Would highly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Jason 15th September 2018

A snug, comfortable home for the week, with freshly laid eggs, home made bread, 2 gorgeous, friendly black Labrador dogs to greet you, gorgeous scenery all around you and a hot tub and bottle of prosseco to treat yourself with...truly the most homely and welcoming place we have ever stayed! Thank you for everything!

Reviewed by Georgina 28th August 2018

Just fantastic!! Had such a lovely stay here, we didnt want to come home. The cottage itself is just gorgeous, well equipped and full of lovely touches, it was also immaculate. The addition of the patio and hot tub outside is also delightful. The location is spot on and the hospitality brilliant, home made bread on arrival and fresh eggs was a veryRead more lovely touch. Plus you have the added bonus of Tess & Darcy the owners dogs who are just adorable. Tess absolutely made our stay, she is just so gorgeous. We will 100% back as we had a most enjoyable stay. Thank you again Karl and family!! Hide

Reviewed by Holly 25th August 2018

Beautiful little retreat, so relaxing and lovely remote location surrounded by fields. The hot tub was amazing and thoroughly enjoyed. The kitchen was well equipped and shower and bedroom both comfortable and homely feel. Would definatley recommend to friends and family. Lots to do in the local area too.

Reviewed by Tom 1st August 2018

Great location, great views while sat in the hot tub and out the windows. Located in a village well connected to other major roads and near the A1(M). Cottage was very comfortable, bedding was amazing and the bed itself was one of the most comfortable. Personal favourites are the two black labradors! Would definitely recommend to any couple!

Reviewed by Howard 10th July 2018

Great location. Larger villages close by for shopping, food, pubs and restaurants. Lots of local walks. Cottage perfect for a romantic stay, watch the sunset from the hot tub. Very comfortable in great surroundings . Hot tub on average 3 hrs to heat but kept warm enough for 2nd day without another fire

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A romantic retreat with wood fire hot tub
Your romantic retreat on the far right
Romantic and delightful hot tub
Climb into the secluded romantic wood fired hot tub
Bijou kitchen with everything you need.
Rustle up a lovely breakfast for two gorgeous guests.
Make you way up the stairs
The characterful staircase with stone wall.
The cosy bedroom with sumptuous bedding.
Look out of the round window at wonderful views.
Breakfast in bed?
Show 11 moreThe wet room.


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