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Take a look at our new Inspire and Explore section for the ultimate guide to holiday activities in the Yorkshire Dales.

The county of Yorkshire has a lot to offer visitors with a varied landscape of dales, moors and coast, a rich historical heritage, fascinating cities, market towns and picturesque villages. Yorkshire has a very distinctive character and is rightly considered one of Britain’s premier holiday destinations.

Once you arrive in Yorkshire you’ll see why it’s called ‘God’s Own County’. Take for example the wild, beautiful expanse of the Yorkshire Dales, which actually consists of lots of different Dales each with their own unique character, covering in total some 554 square miles of heather moorland, rich pasture land, and characterful Dale’s villages and of course dry stone walls. Much of this area is protected and forms the famous Dales National Park; the perfect place for walking and cycling amongst some of Britain’s most stunning landscapes.

To the east is another National Park; The North York Moors National Park extends all the way to the Yorkshire coast. This is a place of wide open spaces and wind swept heather moorland, an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways as well as hidden valleys where you’ll discover pretty villages. It’s also home to the North Yorkshire Moors Steam railway which runs from Pickering to Whitby (and back) and is a great day out for both adults and children.

The Yorkshire coast has been attracting holidaymakers since Victorian times and is renowned for its pretty fishing villages and bustling coastal resorts such as Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Here you’ll find family friendly clean sandy beaches and plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. The picturesque town of Whitby clusters around its fishing harbour where fishing boats and pleasure cruisers come and go. High above the town Whitby Abbey dominated the skyline and can be reached with a vigorous walk up some 199 steps.

To the south are the family resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Scarborough has two lovely horseshoe bays with golden sands and plenty to offer families and couples looking for a traditional seaside break. Filey and Bridlington also have lovely beaches and coastal promenades.

And there’s plenty more to Yorkshire including the wonderfully historical city of York, internationally renowned for its medieval architecture that includes one of the finest buildings in Europe; York Minster. Then there’s the Yorkshire Wolds; a quiet and peaceful place of undulating countryside and market towns. To the south of the region in West Yorkshire is Bronte Country and its dramatic brooding open moorlands and of course connections with the Bronte sisters.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Yorkshire.

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  • Millinder House - The Carthouse

    Westerdale, near Castleton

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    Ref: W41503

    Surrounded by open countryside

    If peace and tranquillity be the order of the day, then look no further. Nestling in the stunning Esk Valley, these holiday properties have been lovingly converted from 200 year old farm buildings and are situated just across the courtyard from the owners’ farmhouse which dates from the 12th century. Converted from a former granary, The Granary (ref W41008) occupies the first floor of a detached barn conversion, with views towards Castleton Rigg. Stylish and delightfully furnished, retaining many original features with a vaulted ceiling, low beams and solid oak floors. The Carthouse (ref W41503) is spacious and occupies the ground floor of the detached barn conversion, whilst The Byre (ref W7733) is an attractive single storey, detached property with a multi-fuel stove in the living room, and offers wonderful views over the dale. They are all tastefully furnished and decorated and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Ideally situated in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, a scenic drive along the country roads takes you to the historic port of Whitby. The area abounds with smugglers coves and quaint fishing villages untouched by the passing years. An excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, with the Yorkshire coast and Heartbeat country both easily accessible. Walking is available direct from the door, with fishing and riding nearby. Castleton is 1 mile away with all amenities including supermarket, bank and post office. A magical part of the world at any time of the year. Properties W41008, W41503 and W7733 can be booked together for larger parties. Shops, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Wooden floors throughout.
    Open plan living area.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and CD player
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Wet room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating included. Shared lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and portable gas barbecue. Ample private parking. Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and highchair. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared use of 3-acre woodland with picnic benches. No smoking. Please note: Stream in grounds.

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  • The Bailey

    Skipton

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    Ref: CC214008
    Enjoying a convenient location within the Conservation Area of Skipton and overlooking the bailey towards the castle grounds this truly charming cottage with private parking is situated in the owners private grounds just a 2  minute walk from the cobbled high street and is ideally placed for exploring the delights of Skipton and the surrounding area. Offering spacious accommodation with a multi fuel stove and a warm welcoming ambience, the cottage is very well presented with quality furnishings ensuring a relaxing stay at any time.

    First Floor: Property is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
    12 external stone steps with handrail to...
    Open plan Lounge/Dining Room:
    With multi fuel stove, Sky TV (full package), Wi-Fi
    Kitchen: With electric hob and oven, slim line dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge with ice box
    Bedroom: With king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin and  shaver point.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial supply of logs supplied for the stove. Books, magazines and board games provided.Access to garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Harvester Cottages - Obed Hussey’s Cottage

    Kirkbridge, nr. Crakehall

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    Ref: 25898

    Quiet location
    Walking direct from the door

    Set in a small hamlet, these carefully converted holiday cottages form a courtyard development where every care has been taken with the design, internal furnishings and their impact on the environment. Bell’s Barn (prop ref 25899) stands detached from the other cottages and is suitable for wheelchair users. Just a short walk from Crakehall, claimed to be one of the prettiest villages in the Dales, with a large village green overlooked by an imposing manor house where cricket and quoits teams often play. Nearby, the historic town of Bedale, 2½ miles, offers a weekly market every Tuesday and various events during the year, together with a range of individual shops, restaurants and pubs. Masham, renowned for the Black Sheep Brewery, is 10 minutes’ drive and Richmond with its Norman castle, Georgian architecture and thriving theatre is also easily accessible. Historic York and its many attractions is within easy driving distance. Alternatively, just enjoy the wonderful Yorkshire countryside either by car, bicycle or on foot. Shop and pub ¾ mile. Properties 25898, 25899, 25900 and 25901 can be booked together to accommodate up to 16 guests.

    Ground floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Stone floor throughout. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Underfloor central heating from ground source heat pump, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair by arrangement. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Shared drying room. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Gravelled courtyard with paved area and furniture. Shared grassed area. Barbecue. Shared cycle store. Livery nearby (by arrangement). Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Stream nearby.

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  • Woodside Cottage

    Bewerley near Pateley Bridge

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    Ref: CC217022
    Nestling in an idyllic south facing location amidst stunning scenery with extensive views this charming detached cottage stands in a tranquil position within the owners private grounds on the edge of the pretty village of Bewerley. Woodside Cottage is reached via a stone flagged pathway across the paddock from the undercover parking alongside the owner’s house which is about 50 yards away. Sympathetically converted from a former granary to provide spacious and very comfortable accommodation which is equipped and furnished to an extremely good standard with quality furnishings and a warm welcoming ambience it is an ideal country retreat for a restful holiday at any time. The pretty private patio is perfect for relaxing and dining alfresco on  warm sunny days and evenings and to enjoy the peace and quiet of such a beautiful setting.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player
    Kitchen/Diner: With dining table, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice box, kettle, toaster and dishwasher

    First Floor: Bedroom: With king size bed, en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC, bidet, wash basin and heated towel rail

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. No smoking in the cottage please. Sorry no pets. We regret no babies or children allowed.Enclosed patio with table, chairs, sun umbrella, BBQ. Undercover private parking for 1 car

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  • Garden Cottage

    Bridlington

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    Ref: W43803


    Bridlington Old Town is a little gem tucked away in a quiet corner of the traditional seaside resort. Most people are unaware that this part of Bridlington exists as it’s away from the hustle and bustle of the seafront, yet within easy distance of all the amenities.
    The Old Town has two festivals throughout the year, the summer and the winter festivals, and both give visitors the opportunity to explore the Old Town. The summer festival provides a wealth of concerts, exhibitions and events, whilst the Christmas festival provides a wonderful Dickensian feel to the Old Town, with lots of stalls, artists, performers and musicians. The Old Town also boasts some of the best restaurants in Bridlington.
    Garden Cottage overlooks the village green and the Bayle Museum, a museum dedicated to the history of Bridlington and well worth a visit during your stay. The Old Town has retained most of its historical buildings, including the Priory Church, which is just at the other side of the green. Here you can try your hand at bell ringing or attend one of many musical events held throughout the year.
    Just up the road you’ll find Sewerby Hall, a beautiful Georgian house set in stunning gardens, with a zoo and woodland walks. Sewerby is not the only stately home to visit, as Sledmere House and Burton Agnes Hall are just a short drive away. Bridlington is a traditional seaside resort with a large working harbour, long sandy beach and an award winning promenade. For evening entertainment the Spa Theatre has international acts, and you are assured a great evening out.
    Garden Cottage is a great base to discover the east coast, as you are not far from Scarborough, Flamborough Head and Filey, and don’t forget the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs, where you will see puffins and gannets in their natural habitat.
    The medieval city of York is an hour away, where the York Minster stands proud overlooking the city. You can walk on top of the city walls, or take a leisurely river cruise or open top bus to see the sights. There is plenty to do in York, with an abundance of museums, the Railway Museum being one of the most popular.
    The cottage is a quiet little retreat, ideal for couples wanting that break away with good restaurants, bars and entertainment all within walking distance. Beach 11/2 mile. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Wi-fi. Private courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared garden. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 2 years.

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  • Wheatsheaf Cottage

    Moor Monkton, nr. York

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    Ref: 29380

    This lovely holiday retreat, adjacent to the owners’ home, is tucked away in a quiet hamlet, between the spa town of Harrogate, 16 miles, and the city of York, 8 miles. Experience the best of both worlds, being able to dip in and out of city life via the Park and Ride, 3 miles, or enjoy a walk along the River Nidd from which the property has direct access, and guests have fishing rights (rod licence required). The city of York has a wide variety of interesting museums, including the Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre, and is very picturesque, with cobbled streets surrounding the magnificent minster. The North York Moors and Coast, together with the Dales, are accessible as an alternative day out. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with double ended bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electricity panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Smart TV (Netflix). Freeview TV. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps to river, 100 yards.

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  • Halton Gill Cottage

    Halton Gill near Litton

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    Ref: DC4751
    With lovely rural views over picturesque Upper Wharfedale, this property is ideal for exploring the beautiful limestone uplands of the Yorkshire Dales. Featured in a Christmas TV advert in 2010 this cottage is in a truly picturesque location. This tastefully converted cottage provides a welcoming retreat with a lawned garden ideal for relaxing and admiring the views. In an idyllic hamlet, there are walks from the door and along the River Skirfare to the villages of Litton and Arncliffe, each with a cosy country pub serving good food. The Pennine Way crosses Pen-y-Ghent near the head of the dale and the hilltop road to Settle affords breathtaking views.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating and comprising:
    Open plan sitting/dining room: with Sky Freeview TV, and radio.
    Kitchen area: with electric oven, microwave and fridge.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: spacious with double bed.
    Shower room: with shower, WC and basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Washing machine available on request. Hairdryer. Landline telephone/ Wi-Fi available on request.Lawned garden at the side of the cottage with garden furniture. Private parking. Private water supply. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm).

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  • The Landings - Apartment 3

    Filey

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    Ref: 28157
    Located just 50 yards from the spectacular 5 mile stretch of sandy beach, this one bedroomed holiday apartment is comfortable and well-equipped. Almost untouched by the hands of time, Filey is protected by the low lying ridge of rocks called Filey Brigg, from where the sands sweep to the south and end at the spectacular chalk cliffs of Bempton RSPB Bird Sanctuary. There is plenty to see and do in and around Filey, with easy access to the beautiful North Yorkshire Wolds with stunning views across the coastline. The North York Moors steam train takes an 18-mile trip through the glorious Esk Valley stopping at Goathland, famed for both the Harry Potter films and the television series Heartbeat. Shopping trips to the city of Hull and the historic city of York, with its world famous minster, museums, art galleries, curio shops, inns and tea rooms is just over an hour’s drive. Coastal and countryside walks abound, with everything from energetic distance walks to leisurely trail and cycle ways through quiet villages and bustling towns. The Cleveland Way and the Wolds Way offer unrivalled long distance walks. Steeped in history, there are many homes, halls and castles, with Burton Agnes Hall and Castle Howard easily reached. The coastal towns of Bridlington, Scarborough and the ancient sea port of Whitby, smugglers coves such as Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes are all within easy reach. The Yorkshire coast and countryside has so much to offer at any time of the year and visitors find themselves returning again and again. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Apartment 3 can be booked together with Apartment 2 (28156), Apartment 4 (28158), Apartment 5 (28159), Apartment 6 (28160), Apartment 8 (28162), Apartment 9 (28163) and Apartment 10 (28164) to accommodate up to 28 guests.

    First Floor: All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed and Freeview TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Loft

    Reeth

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    Ref: UK2027
    Quietly positioned in the picturesque village of Reeth and with fabulous views across the countryside and beyond, The Loft is the perfect location for guests wanting to really explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Refurbished throughout, The Loft is cosy, compact and welcoming. Guests will be able to enjoy magnificent views from nearly every room of this first floor apartment. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer although guests may want to take advantage of some of the great places to eat in Reeth that are just a stone’s throw away! The lounge has two large windows that let in plenty of light and is well furnished throughout. The double bedroom is very well presented with a kingsize bed for an excellent night’s sleep. There is a small sitting-out area to the front of the property which is perfect for those guests who enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the sunshine. Whatever the weather, The Loft offers guests a warm welcome!

    Only a short walk away from the centre of Reeth, you’ll find a local village shop, bakery, tea shops, cafes and a popular pub that sells great quality food as well as a regular farmer’s market that takes place on the village green, just a two minute walk away. There is also a small gallery and gift shop selling handmade Yorkshire crafts which make the perfect take home gift for friends and family. Right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales you’ll find great views of Swaledale reaching out as far as the eye can see. Perfect for those who enjoy a more energetic holiday too, there are many public footpaths and cycle paths that lead right from the heart of the village and out beyond into Swaledale, Wensleydale and nearby Arkengarthdale, taking in magnificent views, unspoilt countryside, river walks and woodland areas that are packed full of natural wildflower meadows, flora, fauna and wildlife. There is a small store outside the property where you will be able to keep a bike if necessary. Visit Fremingham where you can hire bikes, or relax in a cafe. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance are the larger towns including Leyburn 10 miles, Middleham 12 miles, Castle Bolton, West Burton and Harmby which are all popular tourist destinations and offer weekly farmer’s markets selling local produce and goods. A little further afield but still within an easy 12 mile drive are the popular market town of Richmond with its Georgian architecture, castle, shops and theatre. The historic cathedral cities of Durham and York can also be reached within an hour and a half drive too and are certainly worth a day trip.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Heapfield Cottage

    Nafferton near Driffield

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    Ref: CC253021
    Heapfield Cottage is a situated on the owner’s working farm in the village of Nafferton, just 3 miles from the thriving market town of Driffield, known as the ’Capital of the Wolds’. As well as two weekly markets there’s an award winning monthly farmer’s market. Driffield also holds the largest one day agricultural show where local farmer’s, as well as those from across the UK, compete with their cattle. It’s a great day out for all. The opening of the Driffield Canal in the 19th century brought people flocking to the town. With lovely walks along the canal banks or visit the Riverhead with its restored town lock. The Wolds is renowned for its miles of rolling fields and countryside made famous by the artist David Hockney, who found inspiration for his paintings here. The coast is only 10 miles away and the traditional seaside resort of Bridlington is very popular. With its award winning beaches and traditional working harbour where you can sit and watch the hustle and bustle of the fishermen bringing in their catch.

    Further along the coast there’s the resorts of Flamborough Head, Filey and Scarborough. Visit the RSPB bird sanctuary at Bempton Cliffs and see thousands of puffins in their natural habitat.

    Yorkshire is famous for its stately homes and there are three within a very short drive. Sledmere House, Burton Agnes Hall and Sewerby Hall with its beautiful gardens and walk down into Bridlington. In less than an hour you can be parked right in the centre of York. A majestic, medieval city very popular with tourists from across the world. Heapfield Cottage is a perfect base for the coast, moors and the Wolds.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With wood burner, TV/ Free view, DVD and radio/CD. Free. Freestanding electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box (in pantry) and communal washing machine

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All power, heating, fuel, bed linen and towels included.Parking spaces for 2 cars.

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  • The Blue Texel

    Burton Fleming, near Filey

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    Ref: UK2066
    Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, on a working farm, on the outskirts of the village of Burton Fleming, this contemporary shepherd’s hut has been beautifully furnished inside and out to provide couples with an idyllic holiday residence. With Blue Texel’s heart-warming wood burner, there’s a cosy ambience regardless of the time of year, but the real treasure to this hut is its location – just 5 miles to the beach, Scarborough and the North York Moors National Park to the north, the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic city of York to the west, there’s a wealth of attractions and activities to try in the area.


    For art enthusiasts, the Yorkshire Wolds are the inspiration behind some of David Hockney’s most-loved artwork, and if you’d like to try it yourself, the dramatic Yorkshire coastline would make for a fantastic painting, so be sure to bring your own canvas and brushes. The North York Moors is a walker’s delight, and even cyclists are catered for with the on-site bike store.


    At the end of the day, there’s nothing like returning to a crackling fire and a glass of wine, or better yet, a dip in the hot tub! The owners, who live adjacent, are happy to provide a free continental breakfast during your stay. Beach 5 miles. Shop and pub ¼ mile, restaurant 4 miles. The Blue Texel can be booked together with The Lincoln Longwool (UK2065) and The Swaledale (UK2067) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

    Ground Floor: 5 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With wood burner and bluetooth stereo speakers (no TV).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With fridge (no cooking facilities).
    Bedroom area: With double sofa bed.
    The external shower room with toilet is shared with 2 other guests, 20 yards away.

    Electric heater, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for fire pit and wood burner included, thereafter £10 per box. Welcome pack. Shared external shower room with toilet. Continental breakfast free of charge and full English breakfast available (£10pp). BBQ food packs available for 2 (£25).Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture, gas BBQ, fire pit and hot tub. Shared natural grounds with sitting-out area. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children/babes in arms.

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  • Bridge End Cottage

    West Scrafton near Leyburn

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    Ref: CC218021
    Quietly nestling beside the bridge in the picturesque and unspoilt village of West Scrafton, Bridge Cottage ensures a delightful retreat for couples. Small and cosy, the cottage enjoys a multi fuel stove in the lounge and en suite facilities beside the bedroom which includes a window seat overlooking the owner’s garden, patio and river. To the front of the cottage a paved patio area, furnished with garden seating - a perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy the visiting wildlife.

    Ground Floor: Property has slim line electric night storage heaters and comprises:
    Entrance porch leading to....
    Lounge/Dining/ Kitchen: With multi fuel stove, TV with free view, DVD and radio/CD. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With double bed and en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC, wash basin and shaver point.

    Initial supply of fuel provided for the stove with further supplies available locally. All power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. Paved patio to front of cottage, with garden furniture. Parking for one car.

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