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Lakeside Apartment At Kirkby Fleetham Hall

Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set in the grounds of Kirkby Fleetham Hall, an idyllic country retreat for couples or a small family
  • Bring your dog and explore mile upon mile of Yorkshire countryside
  • Relax in the beautiful gardens with the most tranquil lake views
Property code: 83177

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Electric heating included
  • Smart TV
  • Access to parkland grounds and woodland
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shop 4.5 miles and pub 1.5 miles

Nestled on the cusp of Bedale, 6.5 miles away, the village of Kirkby Fleetham is renowned for its stunning estate that encompasses an ancient church, immaculately landscaped gardens, acres of private woodland and a serene lake. The village itself is home to a thriving gastropub that attracts foodies from near and far, fare that is best enjoyed after a scenic ramble across the tumbling countryside that stretches in all directions from your doorstep.

The attractive town of Bedale is always worth a visit too. Stop for a coffee before making your way around the town's antique shops and independent boutiques. You will be delighted by the range of local produce, including beers and cheeses, on offer. Richmond, 10.5 miles away, is a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, a historic Georgian theatre and a large cobbled market square as some of its many attractions. Stroll into town for a cup of Yorkshire tea at one of the many tearooms there or pop over for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants.

The gorgeous River Swale runs through the town and, across the river - less than a mile - are the River Swale Waterfalls. You can walk in either direction along the river and deep into the countryside without having to go anywhere near the car. We also recommend exploring the restored former Richmond Railway Station which has lots to entertain young and old including a small cinema, cafe/restaurant, gallery, microbrewery and artisan bakery.

As you are positioned within close proximity to so many gateway towns, you should expect to see stunning Dales’ scenery within minutes. Peppering this glorious countryside are countless attractive little towns and villages and, if you enjoy a bit of surreal entertainment, how about a visit to the quite brilliant Forbidden Corner, an attraction full of statues and hidden surprises, 18 miles away near Middleham.

The historic village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just 9.5 miles away. Set on the banks of the River Swale, the abbey is the perfect spot for a picnic in the summer months. There are lots of other breathtaking historic sites to explore in the Dales, including the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, 22.5 miles, a World Heritage Site.

This is a superb area for walkers and cyclists with many routes from the doorstep or just a short distance away, including Alfred Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk which passes close by. And with York, Harrogate and the North York Moors all within easy striking distance (under an hour’s drive on a clear run) you have lots of choices for day trips!

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

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From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Susan 10th September 2021

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A beautiful location, nicely presented but in need of some updating and love. Very disappointed it smells of damp and some hot water and tv problems. The location is beautiful, a most wonderful peaceful escape with excellent local pub.

Reviewed by Avril 27th August 2021

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Lovely surroundings just needs some TLC

Reviewed by David 6th August 2021

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The cottage is in fabulous ground , very quiet and peaceful as you are quite far off the beaten track. Most mod cons were included but we did find the hot water a little erratic, we had a problem with damp in one of the bedrooms and the TV stopped working after a while. We also did not see the owner once, I think a quick 'hello' would have been appRead morereciated 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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