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Gate Eel Farmhouse

Pateley Bridge (3mls SE), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Elegant 17th century Grade II-listed property sleeping ten guests across five bedrooms
  • Beautiful, spacious property set in picturesque Nidderdale
  • Enjoy the enclosed and manicured, south-facing lawn garden
Property code: 83663

Steeped in history, this beautiful Grade II-listed property provides the perfect retreat for large families to enjoy some quality time together and explore Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

Luxuriate in a stay at this splendid former farmhouse, set within the village of Dacre Banks in the heart of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beautiful stone property, which dates back to the 1800s, sleeps eight guests and two dogs, making it a perfect choice for two families keen to escape together or a party of friends or extended family members seeking a spacious and special holiday home.

With five bedrooms and an exquisite garden, there is ample space for everyone to spread out, relax and really enjoy themselves. The superb setting, also within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, makes it an ideal choice for all those who are passionate about the great outdoors.

Open the door onto this gorgeous period home, which is still rich in original features, such as stone floors and beamed ceilings. Head to the central, farmhouse-style kitchen/diner to make a cup of tea on the gas-fired Aga or extra gas hob, then leave dinner roasting while you amble on through to the inviting lounge. Like the rest of the ground floor, this room should be toasty and warm thanks to the underfloor heating but do light the open fire in here too for that additional country home ambience.

Settle down to your favourite programme on the TV/DVD with an Amazon Firestick, read your book for a while or wander through to the dining room, where there is a baby grand piano and now ornamental range, to lay the table for dinner. You’ll find a boot room, utility room and WC are all also downstairs.

Climb the stairs to the next level to lay your head down for the night in either of the beautiful, super-king-size bedrooms; each of these has an en-suite shower room and one can be arranged as twins if discussed at the time of booking. Find another super-king-size room, which can also become twins if arranged, plus two doubles and a family bathroom on the floor above. Children will love to retreat to the low-ceilinged, games room, which is at the attic-floor level and has a Smart TV, PlayStation2 and mini pool table.

Savour the beauty of the luscious garden at this village holiday home. Watch the children and energetic hounds race across the grass. Dine outside at the table in the charming, flagstone courtyard. Light the BBQ on summer evenings and bask in the last of the glorious sunshine. You can store your bikes at this holiday home, which also comes with parking for three cars.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into twins on request), 1 super-king-size, 2 doubles
  • Accommodation of the bedrooms is spilt between two sections of the house
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Gas AGA and additional gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and pod coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and extra fridge
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Open log fire ( first basket of logs included)
  • TV/DVD with Amazon firestick in the lounge
  • Snug/games room with Smart TV/DVD, PlayStation 2 and children's pool table
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture, rear patio area with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Shop and pub within 200 metres
  • Please note there are low ceilings and beams in the attic snug/games rooms and many stone steps throughout the property
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

From Dacre Banks, find all sorts of magnificent places to explore on foot or by bike. Head down to Fewston Reservoir, 5 miles away in the picturesque Washburn Valley, where you can explore the nature reservoir and wander through beautiful bluebell woods in spring. Make your way to Thruscross too, where a walk around the scenic lake extends to approximately 4.5 miles. Drive 7.5 miles from the holiday home to experience the striking Coldstones Cut, an impressive sculpture situated about a working mine.

Or, head into Pateley Bridge from Dacre Banks; this is a charming little market town, very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The main street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a wine shop: everything you need to stock up for your stay. You’ll also find the self-proclaimed “Oldest Sweet Shop in England” here, dating back to the early 1800s.

Pateley Bridge sits at the heart of the breathtaking Nidderdale landscape, itself an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and immediately adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

There are plenty of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the fabulous Brimham Rocks (4.5 miles) and the famous Three Peaks – or check out the cathedral town of Ripon which is also well worth a visit and is just 12 miles away, with its regal castle overlooking the town below. The RHS garden at Harlow Carr (16 miles) is a great place to visit for those that love flowers and plants.

Take a spa day or have a massage at the Turkish Baths in the cosmopolitan town of Harrogate, 14.5 miles away. This grand Victorian spa town is regularly listed as the best place to live in the UK. Today, it combines traditional elegance with contemporary style effortlessly.

Best known for its antiques and fine art, Harrogate has antique dealers and galleries around every corner, particularly around the Montpellier Quarter. High fashion outlets can also be found here, nestling alongside lavish interior boutiques, punctuated with enough fine restaurants and cafes to keep you fuelled for weeks.

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by June 13th May 2022

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Gate Eel Farmhouse is set in a beautiful location with lots of walks close by. Easy access to most places of interest. We enjoyed being able to sit on the patio in the evenings listening to the country sounds. The cottage is comfortable and has everything to make your holiday complete.

Reviewed by Helen 18th February 2022

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Wonderful property, well equipped, in an excellent position

Reviewed by Sue 29th December 2021

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Reviewed by Julia 25th November 2021

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This is such a lovely place to stay, it is warm, really well laid out and has great facilities. The host is really helpful and the photos do not lie - it is as beautiful in real life. We celebrated a 30th birthday with 3 generations of our family and our dog. The more agile of us walked to Brimham Rocks and Pateley Bridge. The less agile drove to PRead moreateley Bridge and sampled the Olde Sweet Shop and the Royal Oak Inn (dog friendly). The house has everything you could need and feels just like home. Hide

Reviewed by Ben 4th November 2021

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Really loved our stay at Gate Eel Farmhouse. Lovely welcome box included and great equipment, games, dvds and books provided! Really helpful owner on hand if we needed anything anything the facilities were all fantastic. Loads of lovely walks nearby along the river and also local reservoirs within 5 minute drive. Local pub was great and food LovelyRead more. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gate Eel to anyone! Hide

Reviewed by CAROL 22nd October 2021

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Excellent position. Well equipped cottage for 10 Much too warm though for the unseasonably warm October weve had

Reviewed by Jane 17th September 2021

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This is a lovely, warm old stone house. It is welcoming and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped. We were celebrating a family birthday and the house worked perfectly. The owners were welcoming and helpful. Surrounding countryside is beautiful and we walked a lot in beautiful autumn weather.

Reviewed by Robert 20th August 2021

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Just back from a great holiday at Gate Eel. Lovely well equipped house in a beautiful location. Lots to do nearby for families. we will be back! Rob and Michelle and co.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th August 2021

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Have just returned after a week staying at Gate Eel Farm with my 3 grownup children and my puppy labradoodle. The house is beautiful and very well equipped. It is spotlessly clean with beautiful furnishings. Dont worry about taking books, games and DVDs as there are plenty. A good village store and pub serving delicious food a short stroll away. ThRead moree walk into Pateley Bridge is lovely much of it along a pretty river. An attractive small town with everything you need. Very helpful hosts. 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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