Fortmayne Stables | Luxury Cottage Wensleydale Yorkshire

Fortmayne Stables

Yorkshire Dales (Bedale)

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  • The old stables character has been maintained with exposed beams overhead.

    The old stables character has been maintained with exposed beams overhead.

  • Welcome to Fortmayne Stables, a beautiful barn conversion on the cusp of Wensleydale.

    Welcome to Fortmayne Stables, a beautiful barn conversion on the cusp of Wensleydale.

  • Hang up your coat and leave your cares at the door.

    Hang up your coat and leave your cares at the door.

  • Discover the stunning open plan living area.

    Discover the stunning open plan living area.

  • Top quality fixtures, fittings and fabrics throughout.

    Top quality fixtures, fittings and fabrics throughout.

  • Enjoy the heated tiles underfoot.

    Enjoy the heated tiles underfoot.

  • Time to chill in the spacious lounge area.

    Time to chill in the spacious lounge area.

  • Kick back on the reclining sofa and relax.

    Kick back on the reclining sofa and relax.

  • The wood-burner keeps everything nice and toasty.

    The wood-burner keeps everything nice and toasty.

  • Entertainment is provided by the 52-inch Ultra HD SMART TV, complete with Netflix.

    Entertainment is provided by the 52-inch Ultra HD SMART TV, complete with Netflix.

  • Or enjoy some traditional distraction.

    Or enjoy some traditional distraction.

  • A starter pack of wood is provided for you.

    A starter pack of wood is provided for you.

  • Plan your day's walking over a cuppa.

    Plan your day's walking over a cuppa.

  • Don't forget the walking boots.

    Don't forget the walking boots.

  • Time to celebrate!

    Time to celebrate!

  • Let's make our way over to the kitchen.

    Let's make our way over to the kitchen.

  • You'll find all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, induction hob & coffee machine.

    You'll find all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, induction hob & coffee machine.

  • Pick up some fresh Yorkshire produce from one of the local market towns.

    Pick up some fresh Yorkshire produce from one of the local market towns.

  • And perhaps a few little treats or two!

    And perhaps a few little treats or two!

  • The gorgeous dining table sits right by the picture windows.

    The gorgeous dining table sits right by the picture windows.

  • This country cottage table is a pleasure to dine in whatever the time of day.

    This country cottage table is a pleasure to dine in whatever the time of day.

  • Long lazy breakfast anyone?

    Long lazy breakfast anyone?

  • All of the bedrooms are on ground level.

    All of the bedrooms are on ground level.

  • The gorgeous master bedroom features a king-size bed to retreat to.

    The gorgeous master bedroom features a king-size bed to retreat to.

  • And a fabulous free-standing bath.

    And a fabulous free-standing bath.

  • There's also a 32-inch SMART TV for a spot of morning telly.

    There's also a 32-inch SMART TV for a spot of morning telly.

  • Little touches throughout give this property a home from home feel.

    Little touches throughout give this property a home from home feel.

  • Breakfast in bed is a must at least one of the mornings.

    Breakfast in bed is a must at least one of the mornings.

  • The en-suite loo for the master-bedroom.

    The en-suite loo for the master-bedroom.

  • Bedroom number 2 boasts a super-king size bed

    Bedroom number 2 boasts a super-king size bed

  • This bed can also be configured as two singles if desired.

    This bed can also be configured as two singles if desired.

  • Snuggle up for an afternoon's reading.

    Snuggle up for an afternoon's reading.

  • The sweet single room which includes a full size single bed.

    The sweet single room which includes a full size single bed.

  • Lovely fabrics and colours throughout.

    Lovely fabrics and colours throughout.

  • The family bathroom, again with underfloor heating.

    The family bathroom, again with underfloor heating.

  • Plenty of room in this bright airy bathroom.

    Plenty of room in this bright airy bathroom.

  • There's a bath to sink into.

    There's a bath to sink into.

  • And a seperate walk-in shower.

    And a seperate walk-in shower.

  • Complimentary toiletries are provided.

    Complimentary toiletries are provided.

  • A glimpse into the back garden.

    A glimpse into the back garden.

  • Open up the patio doors and step outside.

    Open up the patio doors and step outside.

  • Fully enclosed, its perfect for your furry friends.

    Fully enclosed, its perfect for your furry friends.

  • Lots of space to enjoy with a lawn area perfect for picnics.

    Lots of space to enjoy with a lawn area perfect for picnics.

  • The terrace is a great spot for al fresco dining.

    The terrace is a great spot for al fresco dining.

  • Settle down in the sunshine for afternoon tea.

    Settle down in the sunshine for afternoon tea.

  • Cake is allowed on holiday.

    Cake is allowed on holiday.

  • A Weber Charcoal BBQ is provided for the summer months.

    A Weber Charcoal BBQ is provided for the summer months.

  • The charming exterior of Fortmayne Stables.

    The charming exterior of Fortmayne Stables.

  • The handsome stone lends character and warmth.

    The handsome stone lends character and warmth.

  • You can tell this was once an old horses stables.

    You can tell this was once an old horses stables.

  • Period features add to the sense of history.

    Period features add to the sense of history.

  • The beautiful setting.

    The beautiful setting.

  • Drink in that stunning countryside.

    Drink in that stunning countryside.

  • Strike out for a walk from the doorstep.

    Strike out for a walk from the doorstep.

  • Indulge with lunch at one of the many local gastro pubs.

    Indulge with lunch at one of the many local gastro pubs.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 3 miles
  • Shop Within 3 miles
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 2
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV

About Fortmayne Stables

***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.

Local Area

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.

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Comfort and Equipment
9.3
Location
9.1
Cleanliness
9.9
Local amenities
8.8
Value for money
9.4
Overall rating
9.5
Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 10 reviews

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