This historic apartment offers cosy accommodation for a family or couple looking to explore Richmond and the beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.
Step back in time and immerse yourself in history with a stay in this unique ground-floor apartment at the heart of a grand 18th-century property. Forming part of a historic hall in Kirkby Fleetham, your accommodation sleeps four and is surrounded by a vast expanse of beautiful grounds ripe for exploring with a picnic lunch in tow. Satisfy your inner adventurer and set off to navigate the Yorkshire Dales, tempt your palate with sumptuous local produce and unravel the fascinating history and culture of traditional market towns and sleepy villages.
The kitchen is laid out in a quirky ‘L’ shape, boasting traditional herringbone flooring underfoot and illuminated by natural light to offer a warm welcome to the property. Wooden worktops and chic units feature along with all the appliances needed to rustle up a feast or cater to your laundry requirements. There’s an electric oven and hob, a fridge/freezer and a washing machine, and you’ll also have easy access to the garden from here.
Whether you are perching on the window seat with a brew in hand or are sinking back into the deep sofas, you are sure to do so in complete comfort in the lounge. The simple yet classic decor sets the scene, creating a homely ambience for evening TV viewing. Settle down with a bowl of buttery popcorn or delve into your welcome pack, warming your cockles by the dancing embers of the wood burner-effect fire. Nestled in the corner is a spacious dining table with ample seating for four and excellent vistas from the window, the ideal setting for special suppers and celebratory meals.
Weary limbed and fatigued from your day’s explorations, the two bedrooms offer a restful haven for slumber complete with an en-suite apiece for a bonus extra touch. The first is tucked away just off from the kitchen and is a delightful room with a super-king-size zip-and-link bed that can be made up as a twin on request. Indulge yourself with the bubbliest of baths before curling up in bed, making the most of the excellent bath that has a shower attachment too. Peering out of the double bedroom windows will reward you with unrivalled views of the lake across the lawn, a pleasant sight to wake up to when listening to the sound of birdsong.
The landscaped grounds cascade in all directions, interspersed by tall trees and mature shrubbery. Take a stroll across the manicured lawn to find the serene lake, pausing to reflect in the solitude as dragonflies flitter across the water and through the reeds under the shade of the weeping willow. Throw down a picnic rug and uncork a bottle of something fizzing and delicious to enjoy over a scrumptious picnic brimming with tasty Yorkshire fare. An ancient church provides a charming interlude for a quiet walk around the graveyard to admire the architecture and, just beyond, there are acres of ethereal woodland to peruse.
Off-road parking is available for two cars, and a short 1-mile drive will bring you into the centre of the village for a slap-up meal in the fabulous gastropub. Further afield, you’ll reach a shop within 4.5 miles to stock up on all the essentials and a few treats to savour whilst relaxing in your cosy accommodation.