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Published on: 05 January 2019
***Just Launched July 2018!***
Welcome to Fortmayne Stables, an immaculate 3-bedroom barn conversion set on the cusp of Wensleydale. With its elegant comfortable interiors, attractive enclosed garden and picturesque rural setting this is the perfect country pad for couples and friends looking to explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.
Subject to a complete refurbishment recently this handsome old stable block has been transformed into a beautiful and contemporary holiday home. Modern comforts like underfloor heating throughout (with individual thermostats in each room) combine with bags of period charm to create a truly relaxing and inviting property.
At the heart of the home is the generous open-plan living space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. With warm tiles underfoot and light flooding in from the floor to ceiling picture windows this room offers a bright and airy place to entertain, cook and dine. Light up the contemporary wood-burner and stretch out on the reclining and very comfy sofa. Your evening entertainment is provided via a state-of-the-art 55-inch Ultra HD SMART TV, complete with Netflix - perfect for those cosy nights in watching a movie. Wi-Fi is also provided.
Time for eats. The kitchen in this lovely barn is very well equipped with everything you'll need to rustle up dinner. There's also a dishwasher, induction hob & double oven, fridge/freezer and coffee maker. Next door is a further utility room which includes a washing machine and clothes airer if you need to wash some muddy walking clothes.
Dinner is served on the lovely farmhouse table set right by the window so you can enjoy views of the garden. Pick up some local produce from one of the nearby towns and indulge with a long lazy Yorkshire breakfast.
All of the accommodation in Fortmayne Stables is on ground level, including the 3 bedrooms. The beautiful master bedroom features a king-sized bed, 32-inch SMART TV and a fabulous free-standing bath for those evening soaks. There is also an en-suite loo with a sink and LED mirror.
Bedroom 2 offers a super-king size bed which can also be configured as two full size singles if preferred. The beds in this room will be made up as a king-size however, if you would like two singles please state this at the point of booking. The final bedroom is a very sweet single room, suitable for adults as the bed is full size.
The bathroom is also on ground level and features an additional bath with separate walk-in shower. No need to queue for the bathroom even if there are 4 adults staying.
Lots to enjoy outside too. Step outside the lounge patio doors to discover a very pleasant enclosed garden. A good-sized lawn is a great spot for a summer picnic and the stone terrace offers plenty of comfortable patio seating for al fresco dining and heavenly sun-downers. A Weber charcoal BBQ is provided so you can make the most of the warmer months.
Fortmayne Stables has a lovely peaceful rural location set beside the smaller Manor Grange cottage. Both cottages can be booked together to sleep up to 7 people in total.
Please note children over the age of 8 are welcome at the cottage.
Please also note this cottage requires payment of a £200 security deposit.
Fortmayne Stables is set within open countryside on the outskirts of Newton-le-Willows, a pretty little village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Equidistant from the Yorkshire market towns of Bedale and Leyburn, the village itself is charming and there is a gorgeous tea room with great views within walking distance from the cottage.
Beyond the village the attractive town of Bedale is worth a visit. Stop for a coffee before making your way around the town's antique shops. In the opposite direction you'll find the charming market town of Leyburn. Leyburn is an archetypical slice of Dales market town life. 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 historic town of Richmond is close by and similar in many ways, and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.
Nearby you'll also find Masham, a thriving market town where handsome old Georgian buildings gather politely around a cobbled square. The square is one of the largest and finest in England famous for its sheep sale where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold here every year!
The popular Masham Sheep Fair is held in September each year and commemorates these times. There are lots of delights to discover in the town including an excellent fine dining restaurant, a host of lovely cafes, a top-notch wine shop and several very good butchers. And if you enjoy a tipple or two, it's also home to two award-winning breweries, Theakstons and Black Sheep. Both have visitor centres where you can take brewery tours, sample their ales, enjoy excellent food and perhaps take a few bottles home for later too! A lovely 9 hole golf course awaits if you enjoy a round of golf.
There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of Fortmayne Stables. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are just a few miles away and the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within easy driving distance, so lots of choice 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. And there are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country. Our concierge will be more than happy to recommend some walks and cycle routes for you if required.
And when you need to refuel stop at one of the areas many excellent gastro pubs. Our favourites include the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, the Blue Lion at East Witton and of course the Wyvill Arms just along the road.