Tucked away in the heart of Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this charming cottage provides the ideal base for a couple to enjoy a romantic retreat.
Step back in time and stay in this traditional abode that’s nestled within a row of pretty Yorkshire stone cottages. Situated in the beautiful village of Saltaire, your delightful couple’s retreat is ideally placed for unravelling the rich history of the area and discovering the rugged countryside that surrounds you. Explore to your heart’s content with a picnic in tow, or whet your whistle at one of many country pubs to experience a true taste of Yorkshire hospitality.
Bask in the old-world charm of the cosy lounge, appreciating the original fireplace that is now a decorative focal point and a pleasant sight when snuggling up under a blanket. Imagine curling up with a mug of hot chocolate warming your hands, savouring that first sip as you watch an exciting film on the TV or simply enjoy each other’s company and chat about your day’s adventures. There’s a small fold-away table and chairs for mealtimes and board games, and if you wish to have alternative sleeping arrangements, the settee doubles as a sofa bed.
Return from your explorations with armloads of local goodies and tempting produce and prepare to whip up hearty meals in the compact yet excellently equipped kitchen. Laid out in a galley-esque style with ingenious storage and wooden worktops, the kitchen has a slight French country cottage kitchen feel. There’s an under the counter fridge with a freezer compartment, a gas oven and hob and a microwave for your culinary needs. Delve into your welcome pack to find some additional treats and essentials, put the kettle on and settle down for some excellent fare.
Climbing the cottage-style stairs will reveal a pretty bedroom with an ornate fireplace, seating and storage. The twin beds can be made up as a king-size zip-and-link bed if you prefer, catering for couples and friendship duos. The bathroom is a treat in itself with a shower over the bath for long soaks, so you’ll be sorely tempted to add bubbles galore for an evening pampering session. The hallway is home to floor-to-ceiling bookshelves which you are welcome to peruse for a new novel to devour.
Outside, your private patio awaits al fresco drinks in the last of the evening sunshine. After an active day, the shed offers secure bike storage, and there is on-street parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. On the nights you don’t feel like cooking you’ll be able to don your favourite outfit and venture out to eat, choosing from a fine selection of pubs and restaurants less than 0.5 miles away. During the festival season you’ll be able to enjoy the village coming alive with a series of stalls and lots of music and entertainment. For walkers, there are numerous trails leading into the countryside from your doorstep to suit all abilities.