Welcome to Hindlethwaite Hall, a stunning Grade II listed Yorkshire farmhouse dating back to the 16th Century. This beautiful building is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounded on all sides by breath-taking Dales scenery. With generous accommodation including a snug and three bedrooms each with their own private bathroom, this is a grand and gorgeous rural retreat in one of the UK's most picturesque landscapes.
Nestling in the lush green pastures of Coverdale in a private and secluded position, this handsome period building has its origins in the 1500s. With bags of character inside and out, Hindlethwaite Hall is one of the most unique and special holiday homes in Yorkshire. Step inside to discover a house full of period charm, with all of life's modern comforts thrown in. Sturdy Yorkshire stone flagstone floors, exposed beams and stone walls combine with elegant furniture and style to create a comfortable welcoming home.
As you enter the Hall you'll find a large boot room / utility and WC. Handy for storing those muddy boots after a day's walking in the Dales. The ground floor is also home to the living room, snug, kitchen & dining space. The living room is a spacious room with exposed beams and a roaring open fire set within an inglenook fireplace. Two period windows and original window shutters add to the period appeal. It's a comfortable and warm room, the perfect place for settling in by the fire and having a good old catch up.
In addition to the living room is a separate snug, great if the kids want to escape from the adults for a while (or vice-versa!) The snug comes complete with a wood-burning stove, Freesat TV & DVD player. A cosy space to enjoy a family movie.
The kitchen continues the traditional look with a stunning old heavy beam resting above the electric AGA. All the usual mod cons are provided including a combination microwave oven, free standing Fridge-Freezer and dishwasher. A granite kitchen island and bar stools provide a nice spot for a pre-dinner glass of bubbly. The dining room is separated from the kitchen by original open stone shelving creating an interesting and atmospheric place to dine. Light some candles and enjoy an evening banquet of fresh Yorkshire produce in this gorgeous room.
All of the bedrooms in Hindlethwaite Hall are on the first floor; each one enjoys warm oak flooring underfoot and access to its own private bathroom. The master bedroom boasts a lovely exposed stone wall and a super-king sized white metal bed. The en suite shower for this room is accessed via a small flight of stairs in the same room.
The remaining bedrooms have super-king size beds which can also be configured as two singles if preferred. Both of their en suite bathrooms are right next door and both feature a bath to sink into each evening.
There is much to enjoy outside this exquisite holiday home too. Extensive grounds include a huge enclosed lawned garden, perfect for summer picnics, and a pretty sheltered patio by the house. Enjoy a long lazy lunch al fresco with the sights and sounds of nature all around you. The views from the gardens are amazing and offer the perfect place to spot local Yorkshire wildlife. Everything from pheasants to wild deer are likely to make an appearance.
Please note the track the Hindlethwaite Hall is untarmacked but suitable for normal vehicles.
Hindlethwaite Hall is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near the hamlet of Horsehouse in beautiful Coverdale. Tucked away down a private track, it's the perfect place to escape and immerse yourself in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Walkers will be in heaven here, with so many routes available from the doorstep. And there's a pub just 500 yards from the house across a path and footbridge for that post-walk pint.
Horsehouse is located on the road from Middleham village in Wensleydale to Kettlewell in Wharfedale. Middleham is one of Yorkshire's loveliest villages. Famous for its castle (once home to Richard III) it's also home to several race-horse trainers; you will see and hear the horses being lead through the village up to the gallops every day. And to top it off there is a lovely collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. We love it so much it features in our Top 10 Prettiest Yorkshire Villages
There are charming tearooms if you fancy a treat at elevenses, and for dinner you can opt for pub grub at the Richard III traditional pub or perhaps some Italian food at the renowned White Swan. There's also a village store and a couple of bric-a-brac shops to mooch around. Just a few miles out of the village is the fantastic attraction The Forbidden Corner. Regularly voted the best family attraction in Yorkshire, it's also well worth a look even if there are no children in your party.
Just a little further on 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 nearby historic town of Richmond is similar in many ways, and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.
There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of Hindlethwaite Hall. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are just a few miles away and the gorgeous villages of West Burton, Askrigg and Kettlewell are within easy driving distance, so lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about. Zarihnas Tea House in Kettlewell and Coverdale Community Pub offer lovely little pit-stops? And when you need to refuel with something more substantial stop at one of the areas many excellent gastro pubs. Our favourites include the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton and the Blue Lion at East Witton, all within a short drive of the cottage.
Please note the track to Hindlethwaite Hall is untarmacked but suitable for normal vehicles.