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Lowlands Farm

Bedale (2.5mls S), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Four Poster
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning farmhouse set in rolling countryside with beautiful views
  • Spacious and stylish accommodation with extensive garden, ideal for large families
  • Separate Game Rooms, stabling and paddocks available


Property code: 83705

An idyllic retreat for families to come together in beautiful surroundings in picturesque North Yorkshire and enjoy some quality time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Head to this magnificent former farmhouse in Snape, approximately 3.5 miles from Bedale, and luxuriate in a truly special Yorkshire break. The five-bedroom property sleeps up to ten guests and also welcomes a pair of their favourite, four-legged friends. Beautifully presented, the impressive house offers sumptuous accommodation and glorious gardens. Find there is also a games room and that, with stables and paddocks, you can arrange to bring your pony or horse along too.

Stroll into Snape to admire the castle and shop for fresh, local ingredients. Head off on walks and cycle rides, including through the neighbouring Thorp Perrow estate, where you can stroll through the arboretum and visit the bird of prey and mammal centre.

Stroll into the gorgeous property via the boot room, with its stone floor. Hang your jackets and take off your footwear in here after long walks and find a handy utility room, with a washing machine and dryer close by. Wander on through into the elegant lounge to light the open fire, read your book and perhaps even pick out a tune on the piano. Fire up the wood burner in the snug next door if you fancy watching the Smart TV on a chilly day.

Decide whose turn it is to prepare the next hearty meal with the delicious, fresh produce you have sourced, then watch them head through to the spacious kitchen/diner to discover everything they need to help them in their task. Amble through after a while to keep them company, perching at the breakfast bar in the central island with a glass of wine perhaps. Lay the table for everyone to come through and join you when dinner is ready. Find a study and a WC also downstairs.

Make your way up to the first floor to discover a super-king-size room, with an en-suite bathroom and Smart TV, plus two king-sizes, both also with en-suite bathrooms bedrooms and one with a four-poster bed, and a double. The family bathroom is also on the first floor. Another double bedroom, reached by a ladder, and with an extra sofa bed and en-suite shower room, makes a unique, pod-style space.

Enjoy the outdoor living experience offered by this splendid holiday home. It comes with a converted barn, which is now a games room, with a bar and a pool table. This makes a great den for teenagers and adults alike. Children and pups will adore chasing about on the lawn, while grown-ups will want to make the most of the tranquil setting and just soak up the serenity in the sunshine. Light the BBQ out in the courtyard on balmy evenings. Find space to store your bikes safely and plenty of parking for cars. Stabling for horses and ponies must be discussed in advance.

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

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 2 king-size, 1 double and 1 double with ladder with access to a double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only)
  • 5 bathroom – 1 with bath, shower cubicle and WC, 3 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower cubicle and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC, downstairs WC and external WC
  • Rural location with easy access, no neighbours for approx. 1 mile
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, American-style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher (separate drinks fridge and freezer in the island)
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner in snug and study and open fire in drawing room (logs included)
  • Smart TV in the snug and super-king-size bedroom
  • Games room in the exterior barn with pool table and bar area
  • Large gardens with patio area, courtyard, furniture and gas BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Horses - stabling and turnout available for 4 horses on request
  • Shop and pub within 0.75 mile in the village

Head into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which begins approximately 6 miles from Snape. Explore the remains of Jervaulx Abbey, 10 miles away, and visit Druid’s Temple, a 19th-century folly in the style of ancient stone circles, approximately 9 miles from the holiday home.

The attractive town of Bedale is always worth visiting from Snape. Stop for a coffee in one of its inviting cafes and tearooms before making your way around the town’s antique shops and independent boutiques. Foodies will be delighted by the range of local produce, including beers and cheeses, on offer here.

Nearby, the charming market town of Leyburn (11 miles) is a typical slice of Dales country life. You will 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 (13.5 miles) is similar in many ways and is sat in a lovely location along the River Swale. This 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. Follow one of its town trails to discover more.

The gorgeous River Swale runs through the town and, across the river – less than 1 mile away – 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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


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Reviewed by Christopher 18th November 2021

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We had a fabulous break with our friends in this lovely cottage, the log fire was perfect for those chilly autumn nights and the property had everything we needed to enable us to entertain our guests. A bonus that the major supermarkets also deliver here with easy unloading straight into the kitchen. We will be sure to return.

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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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