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Jasmine Cottage is a charming traditional stone cottage set in the heart of Gilling West, a very pretty little village just a few miles from Richmond. Cosy interiors include a roaring wood-burner and there's a fantastic gastro pub just a stones throw away!
One of several chocolate box cottages lining the main street of this handsome Georgian village, Jasmine Cottage invites you in with its cheery lemon door. Step inside to find an entrance hall leading to a warm and spacious living
The living room features solid oak flooring underfoot and exposed beams overhead. You have a real sense of the history of the property at every turn. For your entertainment there's a flat screen TV with Freeview and an Amazon Firestick. Wi-Fi is provided too if you need to catch up online. The armchair by the large sash window is the perfect spot from which to watch the life of a small Yorkshire village come and go.
Make your way through the cottage to find a snug area complete with two chairs and lots of reading material. Squirrel yourself away in here for the afternoon with a good book. There's also lots of info on the local area including several walking guides, just the thing if you fancy striking out from the doorstep.
The kitchen / dining room sits at the rear of the cottage. A striking OS map covers one of the walls and provides something interesting to look at over your morning coffee. The cottage kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need and has all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and Bosch oven. There's a washer/dryer too, handy if you have muddy clothes from a morning's hike across the hills. You'll also find some lovely Wedgewood china to dine of.
Both bedrooms in Jasmine Cottage are upstairs. The master bedroom enjoys a front aspect view through a large sash window. There's a lovely view across to another very pretty set of Georgian Cottages opposite. Cosy up under the soft throws of the king-size bed and enjoy the peace and quiet. The second bedroom is a cute single room with a full size single bed. The house bathroom is also upstairs and comes complete with a bath and shower overhead. Christy towels are provided for your comfort.
Outside the cottage there is a small enclosed rear courtyard garden. A patio table and chairs are provided if you fancy an afternoon G & T al fresco.
Jasmine Cottage has a beautiful village location in Gilling West on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales. With less than an hour's drive to the coast and the City of York it's an ideal basecamp from which to strike out and discover these unique Yorkshire locations. Reeth and the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale are also within easy reach, and it's well-placed for a day trip over the Lakes if you want to explore there too.
Gilling West is the perfect place from which to explore the Northern Dales. This Georgian village offers a great dining pub just a stone's throw from the house and if you're a bit of a foodie there are several more excellent dining pubs in the area including The Morritt Arms Hotel, the gorgeous Oak Tree Inn in Hutton Magna, the Black Bull at Moulton and the Shoulder of Mutton at Middleton Tyas. Mainsgill, an award winning Deli, tea-room and farm shop is also just minutes from the house. It's also the perfect location if you enjoy walking. There are lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep and in fact it's well-known as a great starting point for walking - seasoned walkers come from miles around to set off from the village.
You are also just a few miles away from Richmond, an historic market town with much to offer the discerning holiday-maker. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. We also recommend The Station in Richmond, a renovated railway station containing a cinema, art gallery, vintage & craft shop, award winning bakery, brewery and ice cream parlour. Set by the River Swale it has lovely walks to Easby Abbey. And The Georgian Theatre in Richmond always has a good variety of entertainment as well as tours every day.
Just a short drive through Richmond takes you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales proper. Head up towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside. Stop at the Wensleydale Heiffer for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your cosy cottage.
North of Jasmine Cottage is the charming town of Barnard Castle. Recently listed as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK, it's a pretty little place with a host of shops, cafes and pubs to explore. The excellent Bowes Museum is here and is well worth a visit. And as the name would suggest there's an historic castle to explore too.
Further south, you'll find the pretty market town of Northallerton where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here as is a fantastic local deli, Lewis & Cooper's Food Emporium and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers.
To take in the North York Moors head further south still and brave it up Sutton Bank, the view from the top said by some to be the finest in all of England. The gorgeous market town of Helmsley makes for the perfect pit-stop and if you feel like something special for lunch make your way to the Star Inn at Harome.
And if you feel like a spot of pampering, there's also a fantastic Spa just a few miles down the road.