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.