About Willow House
A quite magnificent 6 bedroom / 5 bathroom large luxury holiday home tucked away in a picture-postcard Yorkshire Dales village - Welcome to the extraordinary Willow House. With its handsome double-fronted exterior, generously proportioned bedrooms and wood-fired hot-tub to enjoy, this property is just perfect for those magical family celebrations and special get-togethers. And did we mention the excellent foodie pub just a stone's throw away.
We are absolutely thrilled to present this fabulous luxury retreat. Set over 3 elegant floors the stunning Georgian facade of this holiday home gives way to a contemporary and comfortable home. Downstairs you'll find a large sitting room where Peacock blue sofas gather around a roaring open fire. The house is extremely well-equipped with the latest technology, in addition to underfloor heating there's a large LCD TV with Freeview, a DVD Player and Wi-Fi provided for your entertainment, but who wants to be online when you have this gorgeous place to enjoy!
The sitting rooms leads through to a fabulous open plan kitchen / dining room with original Yorkshire flagstone floors & up-cycled church pews. The perfect spot for those laughter-filled family breakfasts each morning, or a few glasses of bubbly later on! The contemporary kitchen boasts a sleek black granite work-top, glossy white units, a dish-washer and an AGA to keep everyone warm and toasty. The cupboards are well stocked with everything you need to rustle up a family-sized dinner, and the open aspect allows you to enjoy a little company while you do so. Attached to the kitchen is a fabulous orangery providing a further formal dining space. Watch the stars twinkle above you as you settle down to a candle-lit dinner stretching long into the night...
All 6 of the generous bedrooms in Willow House enjoy views over the village and each have been individually styled with feature beds. The first bedroom is on ground level, a double room with an en suite wet-room so ideally suited to anyone with reduced mobility. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are on the first floor, all doubles, with 2 & 3 sharing a family bathroom and 4 enjoying another en suite wet room. The top floor of the house is home to bedrooms 5 & 6; 2 fabulous master bedrooms with luxurious open-plan bathrooms featuring either a free standing bath or a large walk-in shower.
Back downstairs let's throw open the double patio doors and step into the beautiful enclosed gardens. There's a sheltered patio area available for al fresco dining and to your right the wonderful wood-fired hot-tub is just waiting to be enjoyed. Take a dip under the moonlight and catch up with those you haven't seen for far too long.
Willow House is truly unique and luxurious large holiday home with every modern comfort thrown in. It's central village location and gorgeous interiors make it one of Yorkshire's most sought after properties, so why not make it your choice for that next big get-together.
Willow House has a beautiful village location 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 its well placed for a day trip over the Lakes if you want to explore there too.
The property is set in the heart of a very pretty village in the Yorkshire Dales. There's a great dining pub called The White Swan 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 Black Bull at Moulton, the Shoulder of Mutton at Middleton Tyas and The Bay Horse at Hurworth to name just a few! 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 its well-known as a great starting point for walking - seasoned walkers come from miles around to set off from the village.
This stunning large luxury cottage is 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. 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 Willow House 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.