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Darjeeling

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

  • Unique retreat for two set within the grounds of a historic estate in Wensleydale
  • Peaceful, secluded location with views of the rolling countryside
  • Beautiful wood-fired hot tub to be enjoyed
  • Welcoming countryside pub and village located within half a mile
  • Well situated to visit the market towns of Beadale and Leyburn
  • Discover local attractions such as Bolton Castle and Aysgarth falls
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.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Wet room designed for two
  • Off-road parking
  • Shop and pub within half a mile
  • Regret no children
  • Regret no pets
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside courtyard and seating area
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Egyptian cotton towels provided
  • Kitchen: combination oven, microwave and hob
  • 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.

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 Phil.

Guest comments

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

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th May 2018

Absolutely lovely cottage and surroundings. The countryside here is just so very beautiful! The cottage was fun and the hot tub fab. A bonus would have been a coffee machine but tea and instant coffee was provided.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 20th May 2018

Amazing place - Karl was wonderfully helpful. There's a 1km dirt track up to the house which we unfortunately couldn't cycle down and had to drive v slowly down to get in and out but other than that couldn't fault it.

Reviewed by Megan 2nd May 2018

Absolutely stunning. We both love this place. We will be back very soon. Freshly baked bread and eggs on arrival were a lovely addition. X

Reviewed by Andy 26th April 2018

Ill start with the negative point as it is the first thing you come across. The mile long farm track from the main road to the cottage is heavily potholed and very muddy when wet. Once you get to the end of it though, everything changes. The farm is beautiful and the cottage is everything and more than is described in the brochure. It is a peacefulRead more, tranquil, high class, high quality getaway. It is as pretty as a picture and is equipped to such a high standard, that you are left wanting for nothing. No expense has been spared on kitting the small, but perfectly formed ex-dovecote out. The hot tub is incredible and will sooth your day away, well worth treating yourself to the drop and dip service. Locally, there is too much to do in a long weekend, so we will be coming back soon. Hide

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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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