- Beautiful cottage and fabulous hosts! Could not have asked for anything more! Definitely be returning for another stay!
Published on: 16 February 2019
Welcome to Blue Plain Dairy, a gorgeous 2-bedroom luxury holiday home set in the heart of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This stunning barn conversion has stylish elegant interiors matched by beautiful outside spaces boasting a hot tub and hand-built stone fire place. The perfect country escape, with cosmopolitan Harrogate just a hop, skip and a jump away!
As soon as you arrive at Blue Plain Dairy, you get an immediate sense of the quality of this barn conversion. The building has been lovingly brought back to life with great care and attention paid throughout. Step inside to discover a charming open place space home to the lounge, kitchen and breakfast bar. Heated limestone flooring throughout downstairs is a welcome touch.
In the lounge you have a comfy leather sofa to curl up on or the choice of two handsome easy chairs. For your evening entertainment you'll find a large SMART TV which comes complete with Netflix if you fancy a movie night. There's also a Blue tooth speaker so you can play your favourite songs, and superfast Wi-Fi is provided too.
Make your way over to the elegant kitchen with its cream shaker-style cupboards and sleek black worktop. All the usual mod cons are provided including a ceramic hob, double oven, microwave, dishwasher and free-standing SMEG fridge-freezer. A further utility / boot room is home to a washing machine and dryer as well as a handy additional sink.
The breakfast bar is the perfect spot to perch with a glass of bubbly whilst someone rustles up dinner. It's also just the place for a lazy breakfast whilst you make your plans for the day. In addition to the breakfast bar the barn has a dining room which comfortably seats 4. It's Farrow & Ball grey pine table and chairs give the room a contemporary stylish look. Pick up some local produce at one of the excellent shops in Pateley Bridge and settle down to a laughter-filled dinner which stretches long into the night.
Both bedrooms in Blue Plain Dairy are upstairs. The first is the inviting master bedroom set to the front of the property. This room features a king-size bed and a sumptuous grey carpet underfoot. There's another TV in here if you feel like a lazy morning in bed, and there's also an en suite shower room and WC.
The second bedroom is configured as a twin, but can be set up as a super-king size if preferred. It also has another wall mounted TV. The family bathroom sits next door and offers a beautiful claw-foot freestanding bath to sink into each evening.
Please contact the owner directly to confirm how you would like the beds to be confirgured if different from standard set up.
There is much to enjoy outside this beautiful property too. To the rear is an elevated terrace home to the hot tub and bespoke semi-circular seating. And to the front is a lovely gravelled terrace with further patio furniture set by that a wonderful hand built stone fireplace. In fact all the stone walls surrounding the property have been hand-built by the owner. Further points of interest include an old hawthorn tree, a Ha Ha and a lawned area perfect for picnic.
A BBQ is also provided so you can enjoy eating outdoors.
Blue Plain Dairy offers best of both worlds, the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate less than 15 minutes away.
This stunning cottage has an idyllic location set in breathtaking Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty immediately adjacent to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are several renowned gastro pubs & Inns within a short drive including the 18th Century Timble Inn.
There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the fabulous Brimham Rocks and famous Three Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent. And with miles of stunning walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is heaven for lovers of all things outdoors.
There are countless charming Yorkshire towns and villages close by including Pateley Bridge where you'll find among other delights the oldest sweet shop in England. It was also named the Britain's Best High Street in 2016. There's also the lovely tow of Ilkely where you can dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant or go for tea to the quintessentially Yorkshire tea-room Bettys. Indulge in a buttery Fat Rascal here before a pleasant stroll along the River Wharfe?
And no trip to this corner of Yorkshire would be complete without a day out in Harrogate. Less than 30 minutes away, this elegant Victorian Spa town is bursting at the seams with antique shops, cafes, independent boutiques and restaurants. And the RHS Gardens at Harlow Carr are a must see too. The cathedral town of Ripon is also well worth a visit, and is just 20 minutes drive..