Set at the end of a long private lane, this delightful 200-year-old cottage enjoys stunning countryside views and offers cosy accommodation for a family exploring Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales.
Dating back over 200 years with views down to Ripley Castle on the horizon, this cottage is a truly gorgeous holiday home set in Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales. Within 5 miles of Harrogate, this wonderful property boasts chocolate-box exteriors, elegant interiors and over an acre of grounds to frolic around in. A quintessentially English country cottage with an idyllic location.
The first thing you'll notice about the cottage is the total privacy afforded here. It's completely detached and accessed via a long private lane where sheep mosey along beside you. It has a lovely elevated position backing onto the local estate's woodland and in front of you, a charming view of the surrounding countryside.
Let's step inside this large luxury cottage to find a handy boot room (with its original York stone floors) leading to the stunning and spacious kitchen. There's a kitchen island with bar stools, the perfect spot for a pre-dinner gathering with a bottle of bubbly on the go. As you would expect, the kitchen comes complete with every mod-con you could wish for including an induction hob, a large American-style fridge and a dishwasher. There is also a separate utility room which houses another fridge/freezer along with a washer/dryer.
To the side of the kitchen, you'll find the formal dining room, a warm and graceful space with exposed beams and views to the front of the cottage. A beautiful French dresser sits contentedly in the corner housing glassware and other dinner party essentials. With the candles lit and the candelabra glowing overhead, it's a hugely atmospheric room for those special family meals.
The large sitting room is next door, with plenty of room for everyone to find their own special spot. With the double wood burner roaring in here, you'll want to stay up late catching up over a bottle of red or two. There's a TV with DVD, as well as books, games and even a pool table to keep you entertained. Wi-Fi is also included. In addition, the cottage has a cosy snug room next to the dining room with another wood burner, warm oak floors and a cosy leather sofa to lounge about on. Perfect if you need some space from the kids and vice-versa! There's also a downstairs cloakroom.
There are four generous bedrooms in the cottage, the first of which is on the ground floor. There's a double bed in this room and an en-suite shower room with WC. The remaining three bedrooms are upstairs accessed via the original stone staircase. The second bedroom is a delightful twin room with two full-size single beds. Next door is a beautiful double room featuring an antique cast iron bedstead and original stone window surround. The master bedroom sits at the end of the landing, a spacious and character-filled room with a king-size bed, double aspect windows with views out to the woods and an en-suite with a bath and shower overhead. The family bathroom is upstairs too, a bright and airy room with a bath and shower overhead.
And if you love the interiors, just wait until you start to explore the gardens. This well-loved and completely private 1-acre plot has been divided into different areas with something for everyone including a hammock to lounge around on. A delightful patio area with table and chairs is a heavenly spot for dining alfresco and the large lawned areas with the woods as their backdrop are perfect for children to blow off some steam. Throw out a picnic blanket on the lawn and settle down to enjoy the wonderful views from this idyllic country garden.
Due to sheep and lambs often in the field next to the cottage, and ducks nesting in the garden particularly during the spring months, the owners ask that dogs are kept on leads.
This property requires payment of a £300 security deposit.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.
Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.