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Rowan House

Yorkshire Dales (Bedale)

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  • Welcome to Rowan House, a handsome stone-built family holiday home on the cusp of Wensleydale!

    Welcome to Rowan House, a handsome stone-built family holiday home on the cusp of Wensleydale!

  • Time to chill! Relax in the comfortable sitting room complete an open fire and Freeview TV.

    Time to chill! Relax in the comfortable sitting room complete an open fire and Freeview TV.

  • Pop open a bottle of red and settle down to scrabble by the fire.

    Pop open a bottle of red and settle down to scrabble by the fire.

  • The spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area boast heated flagstone floors throughout.

    The spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area boast heated flagstone floors throughout.

  • An electric AGA sits at the heart of the kitchen keeping everything nice and toasty.

    An electric AGA sits at the heart of the kitchen keeping everything nice and toasty.

  • Plenty of work surfaces and cupboards well stocked with all the equipment you'll need to rustle up a family dinner!

    Plenty of work surfaces and cupboards well stocked with all the equipment you'll need to rustle up a family dinner!

  • Dining in the garden room area is a real pleaure, with plenty of room for 8.

    Dining in the garden room area is a real pleaure, with plenty of room for 8.

  • Enjoy lovely views out to the garden and countryside beyond.

    Enjoy lovely views out to the garden and countryside beyond.

  • The cosy snug area int the garden room is perfect for a post-dinner drink over a board game or two.

    The cosy snug area int the garden room is perfect for a post-dinner drink over a board game or two.

  • The large table to accommodate all your guests. Cooking, eating and the odd tipple, how wonderful.

    The large table to accommodate all your guests. Cooking, eating and the odd tipple, how wonderful.

  • French doors from the snug area lead into the spacious sitting room.

    French doors from the snug area lead into the spacious sitting room.

  • And at the other end of the room more French doors lead out onto the pretty patio area.

    And at the other end of the room more French doors lead out onto the pretty patio area.

  • Kids, teens and adults will love the separate games room complete with bean bags and a Playstation with games.

    Kids, teens and adults will love the separate games room complete with bean bags and a Playstation with games.

  • The generous master bedroom sits at the front of the house.

    The generous master bedroom sits at the front of the house.

  • This room has a king-size bed and en suite shower room.

    This room has a king-size bed and en suite shower room.

  • Cool Blue with crisp bedding. This bedroom is the room for peace, calm and contemplation.

    Cool Blue with crisp bedding. This bedroom is the room for peace, calm and contemplation.

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    Photo of Rowan House

  • The second bedroom, a lovely double room with gorgeous views out over the garden and beyond.

    The second bedroom, a lovely double room with gorgeous views out over the garden and beyond.

  • Persuade someone to make your breakfast in bed this holiday.

    Persuade someone to make your breakfast in bed this holiday.

  • The warm reds in this room make it cosy and inviting.

    The warm reds in this room make it cosy and inviting.

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    Photo of Rowan House

  • Sumptuous and stylish cushions.

    Sumptuous and stylish cushions.

  • The charming twin room has two full size single beds in here.

    The charming twin room has two full size single beds in here.

  • The fourth bedroom has a trundle bed which can be set up to sleep 2 adults comfortably.

    The fourth bedroom has a trundle bed which can be set up to sleep 2 adults comfortably.

  • Now wouldnt you just love to wake up and rush over to the window first thing on a morning. Room with a view!

    Now wouldnt you just love to wake up and rush over to the window first thing on a morning. Room with a view!

  • You will love the large mature gardens at Rowan House...

    You will love the large mature gardens at Rowan House...

  • The en suite shower room to the master bedroom.

    The en suite shower room to the master bedroom.

  • Start the day off in this colourful shower room. Fresh and ready for a walk in the countryside.

    Start the day off in this colourful shower room. Fresh and ready for a walk in the countryside.

  • Bright and Sparkly bathroom of Rowan House. The choice is yours, to bath or shower! Whatever the mood takes you.

    Bright and Sparkly bathroom of Rowan House. The choice is yours, to bath or shower! Whatever the mood takes you.

  • The spacious bathroom includes a bath to sink into and a shower overhead. There is an additional shower room downstairs, so 3 bathrooms in total.

    The spacious bathroom includes a bath to sink into and a shower overhead. There is an additional shower room downstairs, so 3 bathrooms in total.

  • Little touches of Luxury. Cole and Lewis bath produucts as a little treat during your stay.

    Little touches of Luxury. Cole and Lewis bath produucts as a little treat during your stay.

  • Quick wash with the goreous fragrance of Noble Isle!

    Quick wash with the goreous fragrance of Noble Isle!

  • The sheltered patio area is perfect for balmy summer evenings. A Weber BBQ & Chimenea are provided for you.

    The sheltered patio area is perfect for balmy summer evenings. A Weber BBQ & Chimenea are provided for you.

  • Rowan House has a gorgeous outlook with uninterupted views from the rear garden out over the owner's paddock and land.

    Rowan House has a gorgeous outlook with uninterupted views from the rear garden out over the owner's paddock and land.

  • What a lovely view! You might even meet the owner's horses who like to come and say hello.

    What a lovely view! You might even meet the owner's horses who like to come and say hello.

  • Rowan House comes with 3 acres of land at the rear which is available for guests to use.

    Rowan House comes with 3 acres of land at the rear which is available for guests to use.

  • Don't you just love a gravel drive!

    Don't you just love a gravel drive!

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    Photo of Rowan House

  • Perfectly situated patio.

    Perfectly situated patio.

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    Photo of Rowan House

  • Gorgeous view of the fields. Peace and tranquility come to mind.

    Gorgeous view of the fields. Peace and tranquility come to mind.

  • Photo of Rowan House

    Photo of Rowan House

  • Photo of Rowan House

    Photo of Rowan House

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 3 miles
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 2
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Docking Station

About Rowan House

Rowan House is a spacious and warm family holiday home set in a peaceful little village on the cusp of Wensleydale. Sleeping up to 8 people comfortably you will love the generous living areas, secluded private garden and gorgeous uninterrupted views of the Yorkshire countryside. With a pub within a short stroll this lovely property is the perfect option for family get-togethers and special celebrations.

Approaching this handsome stone-built house you immediately appreciate that this is a solid and welcoming family holiday home. Step inside to discover a generous and comfortable interior that lends itself perfectly to larger groups. Downstairs the heart of the home is the beautiful open plan kitchen and garden-room dining area. Heated flag-stone flooring runs all the way through connecting the space in a pleasing way.

The traditional kitchen offers heaps of work surface and has very well equipped cupboards and a lovely big dresser stocked with everything you'll need to rustle up a hearty family dinner. There's a TV in here with a breakfast bar for perching on with a glass of bubbly. An electric AGA keeps everything toasty (Mary Berry's AGA cook-book is a welcome addition!) with an additional combi microwave/oven and dishwasher provided for your convenience. A separate utility houses the washing machine and dryer.

Dining in the garden room is a real pleasure with views out across the garden and countryside beyond. French windows at the end of the room lead out onto a stone patio in the garden. There is ample room for 8 people to dine at the large table, and at the other end of the room you'll find a cosy snug area complete with candles and board games - perfect for a spot of after-dinner relaxing. There's a iPod Dock and sound system in here so you can dine to your favourite music.

Further internal French doors lead into the spacious sitting room. Boasting an open fire to curl up by and a choice of comfy sofas and easy chairs, mosey in here for a lazy Sunday afternoon watching a movie together. There's a large TV with Freeview in here along with a DVD player if you've brought some of the kid's favourites. Wi-Fi is provided and there's also a piano to tinkle on for some traditional entertainment! If the kids need their own space from the adults (or vice-versa) there's an additional games room at the front of the house which comes complete with a TV, DVD Player, PlayStation games console and games with bean bags to chill on. There's also a handy downstairs shower room and WC off the entrance hall.

All of the bedrooms in Rowan House are upstairs. The spacious master bedroom sits to the front of the house and features a king-size bed and views towards the village. This room also boasts a generous en suite shower room. The second bedroom is another spacious double room, this time with glorious views out across the garden, paddock and countryside beyond. The third room is a charming twin with 2 full size beds, and finally you'll find the fourth bedroom at the rear of the house; a sweet room with a trundle bed which can be set up to sleep 2 adults very comfortably. The house bathroom is also up here, another large room complete with a bath and shower overhead.

One of the loveliest things about Rowan House is its beautiful mature garden. In addition to a sheltered patio with plenty of garden furniture, you'll also discover a pleasant lawned garden with a further mini-terrace at the rear of the garden. This spot is just perfect for that afternoon G & T with its gorgeous views of the paddock and rolling green Yorkshire scenery beyond. A Weber BBQ is available for those balmy summer evenings too and the kids will love the tree swing at the back of the garden.

The owners 3 acres of paddock and fields to the rear are available for guests use, perfect if you need the kids to blow off a bit of steam. You may even have a visit from the owner's friendly horses coming to say hello over the fence! The large garage provides plenty of secure storage for bikes etc and there is off-road parking for up to 4 cars.

Local Area

Rowan House is set in a sleepy little village close to the town of Bedale on the cusp of Wensleydale. There's a nice village pub just a short stroll away which offers decent pub grub, with lots of nice gastro pubs within easy driving distance.  There's also a Deer Park a short walk from the house, a lovely walk where you can see Deer roaming freely in the park for most of the year.

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. There's also a swimming pool here, a great rainy day option if you have little ones with you and nearby Catterick Garrison has a cinema too.  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 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 Rowan House.  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 with many beautiful walks from your doorstep.  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, Vennells in Masham and of course the Wyvill Arms just along the road.

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.9
Location
9.3
Cleanliness
9.6
Local amenities
8.4
Value for money
9.2
Overall rating
9.6
Scores 9.6 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
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