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The Old Courthouse

Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Periodic former Court House with classic interior finishes and nods to its former history
  • Stroll into the picturesque town for an afternoon tea or evening meal
  • Explore the most scenic part of the Yorkshire Dales
Property code: 78895

Set in the heart of Pateley Bridge, part of Nidderdale Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Ideal base to explore the Yorkshire Dales and a beautiful retreat with a clever mix of classic and modern decor accommodating upto six guests.

This fantastic property is in a central location in a favoured Nidderdale town. Tucked away down a quiet side street yet 100 metres from the high street, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this attractive town but have the benefit of independent shops, butchers, tearooms and pubs all within 400 metres of the front door. With plenty of space for up to six guests, this cottage is bursting with contemporary character that gives a nod to the home’s former use as a courthouse and offers a warm welcome after a day of exploration.

As soon as you step through the front door, you’re greeted with wonderfully bright and airy interiors with stylish blues and rich wood furnishings. Hang your coat in the hallway that has its original Victorian tiles before stepping through to the former judges’ robing room, now the stunning lounge, where elegant pink and blue tones paired with a huge bay window make this a delightful room to enjoy the morning papers or your favourite book in. Draw the blinds in the evening and light the gas fire in a gorgeous old marble fireplace to create a cosy haven; watch TV snuggled up on the sofas with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand.

Move through to the kitchen/diner, originally part of the courtroom itself, where stylish downlighting and soft, contemporary decor makes it a pleasure to cook in. Beautiful tiled floors and light wood-style worktops give the kitchen a chic feel. Take a couple of steps down into the dining area where a dark wooden table and wooden bench is the perfect dinner spot for six; musical guests can even have a little tinkle on the piano to provide evening entertainment.

When it’s time for bed, climb the stairs and take in the view of the courtroom ceiling beams displayed through glass before choosing your bedroom. Watch your step as there are varying heights on the landing that lead you to the rooms. Both double rooms have tranquil, neutral decor with little splashes of pastel colours and furnishings that give a nod to the building’s former history. The cosy twin bedroom is a perfect little hideaway for children or big kids; just watch your head on the varying ceiling heights! Wooden beams among the vaulted ceilings add tonnes of character.

The stunning bathroom with shower over the bath is ideal for a little indulgence; soak away aches and pains in the bath among contemporary grey tiling blended with more traditional touches like wood panelling and exposed wooden beams. Bright lighting and a trendy mirror mean this is the best place to get ready in if you’re going to one of the wonderful restaurants in town.

Due to the property’s location in the heart of Pateley Bridge, there isn’t an outside space, but you can take strolls along the River Nidd (350 metres) to get a breath of fresh air or visit one of the many attractions in the area to stretch your legs.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin room
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC and separate downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher Utility Room with washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • There is on street parking adjacent to the property (subject to availability)
  • Pateley Bridge South Car Park 0.3 miles (charges may apply)

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Robin 17th October 2020

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Very nice cottage. Recently refurbished and hence in good condition. Good heating and hot water, and nice gas fire in lounge. Kitchen and dining area are well equipped. Bedrooms slightly small, but cosy, and nice bathroom. Great location in the town near pubs and shops, with good country walks from the door.

Reviewed by Michael 26th September 2020

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An excellently fitted out house in a first class location, easy walking distance from all the amenities of Pately Bridge and local walks and a very short drive into the Dales & National Park. Please note, this house doesnt have a garden,

Reviewed by Lucia 5th September 2020

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This holiday cottage was the perfect launch pad to explore the Nidderdale region. Pately Bridge offers great eateries and convenient shops, perfect for a family. A variety of walks are available straight from the cottage along the river and up onto the hills. Bolton Abbey is at a short distance away, along with RHS Harlow Carr which has a great plaRead moreyground park for children. The cottage was newly refurbished and very easy to settle in and enjoy our holiday. 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.

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