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Rowan House - Bedale

Bedale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful property in the heart of North Yorkshire
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
  • Within easy reach of Ripon, Richmond, Leyburn and Bedale
  • Close to the Yorkshire National Park
  • This is a tranquil holiday base for up to eight guests
  • A spacious and peaceful holiday home in idyllic surroundings
Property code: G0122

Set on the outskirts of Wensleydale this impressive property offers fantastic holiday accommodation for a family or group looking for a wonderful rural venue for a special celebration or get-together.

Set in a peaceful little village on the cusp of Wensleydale, this spacious and warm family holiday home sleeps up to eight people comfortably and you will love the generous living areas, secluded private garden and gorgeous uninterrupted views of the Yorkshire countryside. With a pub within a 5-minute stroll, this lovely property is the perfect option for family get-togethers and special celebrations.

Approaching this handsome stone-built house, you immediately appreciate that this is a solid and welcoming home. Step inside to discover a generous interior that lends itself perfectly to larger groups. Downstairs, the heart of the home is the beautiful open-plan kitchen and garden-room dining area. Heated flagstone flooring runs all the way through, connecting the space in a pleasing way.

The traditional kitchen offers heaps of work surface and has well-equipped cupboards and a lovely big dresser stocked with everything you'll need to rustle up a hearty family dinner. There's a TV in here with a breakfast bar for perching on with a glass of bubbly. An electric AGA keeps everything toasty (Mary Berry's AGA cookbook is a welcome addition!) with an additional combi microwave/oven and dishwasher provided for your convenience. A separate utility houses the washing machine and dryer.

Dining in the garden room is a real pleasure with views out across the garden and countryside beyond. French windows at the end of the room lead out onto a stone patio in the garden. There is ample room for eight people to dine at the large table, and at the other end of the room, you'll find a cosy snug area complete with candles and board games - perfect for a spot of after-dinner relaxing. There's an iPod Dock and sound system in here so you can dine to your favourite music.

Further internal French doors lead into the spacious sitting room. Boasting an open fire to curl up by and a choice of comfy sofas and easy chairs, mosey in here for a lazy Sunday afternoon watching a movie together. There's a Smart TV with DVD in here if you've brought some of the kid's favourites. Wi-Fi is provided and there's also a piano to tinkle on for some traditional entertainment. If the children need their own space from the adults (or vice-versa), there's an additional games room at the front of the house which comes complete with a TV, DVD, PlayStation and games, with bean bags to chill on. There's also a handy downstairs shower room and WC off the entrance hall.

All of the bedrooms in the house are upstairs. The spacious master bedroom sits to the front and features a king-size bed and views towards the village. This room also boasts a generous en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is another spacious double room, this time with glorious views out across the garden, paddock and countryside beyond. The third room is a charming twin with two full-size beds, and finally, you'll find the fourth bedroom at the rear of the house; a sweet room with a trundle bed which can be set up to sleep two adults very comfortably. The bathroom is also up here, another large room complete with a bath and shower overhead.

One of the loveliest things about the property is its beautiful mature garden. In addition to a sheltered patio with plenty of garden furniture, you'll also discover a lawned garden with a further mini-terrace at the rear of the garden. This spot is just perfect for that afternoon tipple with its gorgeous views of the paddock and rolling green Yorkshire scenery beyond. A Weber BBQ is available for those balmy summer evenings too and the children will love the tree swing at the back of the garden.

The owners 3 acres of paddock and fields to the rear are available for guests to use, perfect if you need the kids to blow off a bit of steam. You may even have a visit from the owner's friendly horses coming to say hello over the fence! The large garage provides ample secure storage for bikes and there is off-road parking for up to four cars.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with double trundle bed
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 ground-floor shower room and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • AGA style range oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, TV
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • TV, DVD, iPod dock, piano
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wood burner
  • Games room with TV, DVD, PlayStation
  • Garden with BBQ, patio, tree swing and furniture
  • Ample off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Secure bike storage
  • Heated flagstone flooring
  • 3 acres of owner's land available for guests to use
  • Dogs allowed in Paddock  under owners control as horses grazing.
  • Pub within a short stroll
  • Shop within 3 miles
  • Richmond 9 miles

The house is set in a sleepy little village close to the town of Bedale on the cusp of Wensleydale. There's a village pub under a 5-minute stroll away which offers delicious pub grub, with lots of other well-regarded gastro pubs within easy driving distance. There's also a Deer Park a short walk from the house, where you can see Deer roaming freely in the park for most of the year.

Beyond the village, the attractive town of Bedale (4.5 miles) is worth a visit. Stop for a coffee before making your way around the town's antique shops. There's also a swimming pool here, a great rainy-day option if you have little ones with you, and nearby Catterick Garrison (6 miles) has a cinema too. In the opposite direction, you'll find the charming market town of Leyburn (9.5 miles) where you’ll 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 (8.5 miles) is similar in many ways and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of the house. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both under 17 miles away and the picturesque villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within 21.5 miles, so an abundance of choices for things to do if you want to get out and about. If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise with many beautiful walks from your doorstep. And there are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country.

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Tracy 27th December 2019

Great location. 10mins drive to nearest town. Local pub in a few minutes walk with good food and friendly staff. House completely suited out needs. 6 adults and a toddler. we spent most of our time in the open plan kitchen/cosy conservatory. Some lovely walks and market towns in easy reach.

Reviewed by John 23rd September 2019

The location was ideal being just minutes from the A1 meant getting around was straight forward. Many places of interest were half hour to 45 mins away by car. The house itself is ideal for a large group. Plenty of beds and bathrooms. Comfortable living areas and all the amenities covered.

Reviewed by Robert 30th August 2019

Rowan House is a very comfortable and homely property and is ideally located for visiting the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire. It lies in the small village of Hackforth, and the small market town of Bedale is only a 10 minute drive away. The village pub, the Greyhound Inn,(dog friendly) is less than a 5 minute walk away from the house and it sRead moreerves delicious pub grub which is reasonably priced. Hide

Reviewed by Dorothy 19th July 2019

Good location, within short distance of Bedale for shopping. Good views of countryside from the cottage. Decent pub food within a short walking distance at the Greyhound Inn. All the family including Bernie the dog enjoyed our holiday.

Reviewed by Jackie 12th July 2019

The cottage is really lovely and was very spacious. Everything worked well and we had no issues. The garden is very sheltered. The local pub was visited on a couple of occasions and the food and service was good. Easy access to the dales and lots of places to visit and enjoy within easy reach but you will need a car. The location is quiet. We wouldRead more definitely revisit. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 28th June 2019

A lovely house in a good location for trips out & about. Plenty of living space for our party (of 6) and very well equipped. Excellent pub just a few minutes walk away, with good food. We even had good weather to use the barbecue!

Reviewed by Marie 21st June 2019

Beautiful house in great location so ideal for our family get together.

Reviewed by Sarah 19th February 2019

Wonderful house in a stunning location. Very comfortable and warm and perfect for family holidays. Very well-equipped. We would definitely recommend it and hope to plan a return visit soon.

Reviewed by Marie 2nd January 2019

Rowan house was a perfect spot for our family Christmas with everything from a warming Aga, den for the kids and comfy beds! Many thanks for a great stay!

Reviewed by Pauline 13th November 2018

Fantastic cottage; we stayed at the beginning of October 2018, a party of 8! Fabulous service.

Reviewed by Andrea 6th November 2018

A lovely weekend at Rowan House , with 6 Adults and 2 Children.The house was so spacious , warm and the equipment provided was excellent .Lots to do near the village .Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by sara 9th October 2018

Such a warm and wonderful house that we all felt at home in immediately. All the amenities that people need for a holiday/short break.Beautiful setting to use as a base and even horses over the fence saying hello to us.Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Debra 25th August 2018

A beautiful house with many extra home comforts. Lovely welcome basket. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Craig 25th July 2018

Fantastic holiday house with an excellent level of amenities and on a great plot (open country views front and back). Especially enjoyed sitting out with the family in the privacy of the back garden every evening with a view over the fields and paddock. Only downside was that we found the location to be limited for dog walks direct from the houseRead more and ended up with a 30min+ car journey for most family days out. This was to be expected and a small price to pay for a lovely rural location and did not spoil our fantastic week in Yorkshire. I'm sure we'll return to the region and wouldn't hestitate to book this villa again. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 24th July 2018

Beautiful cottage in lovely country location, perfect for a family get away.

Reviewed by Carolyn 14th July 2018

Lovely cottage with an enclosed garden for dogs and little ones. Loved the different areas in the house you could relax in and the large kitchen with the Aga was great.

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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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