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Earl Grey

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

  • Unique Grade II listed building - ideal for short breaks
  • Romantic retreat with hot tub sleeping 2 guests
  • Set within the ground of an historic estate in Wensleydale
  • Equidistant from the Yorkshire market towns of Bedale and Leyburn
  • Enjoy the scenic walks of the gentle Yorkshire Dales right on your doorstep
  • Visit the beautiful Aysgarth Falls or historic Bolton Castle located within driving distance
Property code: G0053

Romantic retreat set within a rural location in Wensleydale offering luxurious accommodation complete with hot tub for two guests looking to truly unwind in style and soak up the scenic surroundings.

This country cottage makes an exquisite romantic retreat complete with a hot tub, set within the grounds of a beautiful and historic estate in Wensleydale. This gorgeous Grade II listed building has been transformed into a luxury bijou country retreat straight from the pages of a Jane Austen novel.

This property has an incredibly romantic history. It's said that the former Earl of the estate had four Palladian-style model farms built at all four points of the compass from his castle, so that his Italian wife would feel at home. This cottage forms part of one of these stunning Georgian farms and affords its own wonderful views of the castle, estate and Wensleydale beyond.

The superb renovation of this luxury cottage has taken great care to retain the elegant character of the building as well as introducing green technology. A biomass boiler and solar panels on a building nearby combine to provide clean heat and hot water to this listed building. The renovation has also made fantastic use of the space. Downstairs you'll find a cosy living area complete with a compact kitchen and breakfast bar dining area. The beautiful kitchen boasts warming colours and traditional farmhouse furniture. The cute breakfast bar is perfectly proportioned for two. Pull up a stool and enjoy some freshly laid eggs from the resident hens for breakfast.

ownstairs is you'll also find a luxurious wet room designed for two. Floor-to-ceiling tiling, underfloor heating and a monsoon shower head all combine to create a sense of indulgence and comfort.

Make your way up the stairs to the dreamy bedroom. Take in the specular views of the nearby castle through the round window and, from the Juliet balcony, a view of the formal parterre gardens in the grounds. Throw open the curtains each morning and breathe in these romantic Yorkshire vistas.

The bedroom has a double bed and there's another TV up here if you want to kick back and enjoy a movie from the comfort of your bed. With Wi-Fi included, you can stream movies direct to your TV to enjoy.

Set within the grounds of a larger estate, this property has much to enjoy outside as well as in - not least the indulgent wood-fired hot tub. Take in a walled garden boasting mature trees and elegant Georgian architecture. 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 really quite magical in this little corner of Yorkshire.

Please note: This cottage is styled as a luxury hotel room with a kitchen/breakfast bar area and no lounge. Think of it like a boutique hotel room but with a lot more space and a much smaller price tag!

Information on the 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.

Please Note. As of January 1st 2022 unfortunately, the hot tub will no be longer available at Earl Grey 

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

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 luxurious wet room with WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Please note there is no lounge - the accommodation has been styled as a luxury boutique hotel room
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub within half a mile
  • Set within private grounds
  • Regret no pets
  • Patio area with outside seating area
  • With regret, unsuitable for children
  • LCD TV
  • Fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and toiletries included
  • Hot-Tub: There is a £10 charge for each day of use, 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 with a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge.
  • Please Note. As of January 1st 2022 unfortunately, the hot tub will no be longer available at Earl Grey

This quaint property is set within a larger estate in a pretty village in Wensleydale. The local area is full of old stone cottages typical of the Yorkshire Dales, a babbling beck with wild trout and a traditional village pub.

Beyond the village the attractive town of Bedale (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 (9 miles), an archetypical slice of Dales country 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 (10 miles) is similar in many ways and is sat in a lovely location along the River Swale.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of this luxury holiday home. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both within 16 miles and the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are a 21 miles drive, so lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about. If rambling is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise with many beautiful routes from your doorstep. There are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country. When you need to refuel, stop at one of the areas many excellent gastropubs.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Thomas 11th October 2021

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Reviewed by Jeni 8th October 2021

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Absolutely gorgeous cottage and setting. Not the easiest to find, but once you enter the track leading to it, it's like you're leaving the rest of the world behind. So quiet and peaceful with beautiful views. The cottage was clean and well thought out for maximum use of space. The kitchen was full of multiuse appliances and was very clean. The hot Read moretub was private and intimate, Karl was a fantastic host and was very accommodating if we needed anything during our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Craig 1st October 2021

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Perfect place for a couples get away. Small but cosy and very well thought out so you never feel lacking. The tower is half a mile along a private road toward the farm, so the views are idyllic and at night all you hear is owls and pheasants.

Reviewed by David 27th September 2021

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Reviewed by Kevin 13th August 2021

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FIVE STAR ALL ROUND. Stunning property in great location at the eastern end of Wensleydale. The Hot Tub is the clincher for us - great to unwind with a Prosecco in after a day's exploration. Note it is very small, one up and one down, but brilliantly converted and kitted out - ideal just for a couple. The locality was a great surprise to us who thoRead moreught we knew our Yorkshire. Thank you Karl and Aisling. Kevin and Diane Murphy, from Retford, Notts Hide

Reviewed by Martha 30th July 2021

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Lovely cottage, great size for couples wanting a romantic break away. Hot tub is a great addition and would really recommend the drop and dip service.

Reviewed by Greg 23rd July 2021

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Good, relaxing weekend away

Reviewed by James 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Linda 10th May 2021

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A lovely clean cottage, small but cosy. Low beamed ceiling may be a problem for very tall people. The views are amazing and wildlife close up. Wood fired hot tub was the icing on the cake. Karl the owner was on hand to help when we couldnt get it lit. Lovely seating area outside the cottage. Fresh bread, jam and eggs waiting for us which was a loveRead morely touch. Bed was so comfy and we slept really well. Shower in wet room was amazing. Plenty of power sockets. The cleaners are a credit to the place. Hide

Reviewed by Shani 31st July 2020

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the property is small but absolutely lovely and the details inside are second to none. the owners have made use of every possible space available to make a beautiful property. It doesn't have a living area which is a shame however we had a lovely stay regardless.

Reviewed by Becky 31st January 2020

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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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