The Cowshed ref: UK2355

Lofthouse, near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

5 Stars

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bedrooms
2
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bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
pets
2
Pets allowed
changeover
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The Cowshed is part of Holme Farm, the farmhouse and cowshed both being built in 1653, the oldest buildings in the village of Lofthouse. Holme Farm was built with a loft area for wool drying, hence the village being named Lofthouse. The farm was originally a friary occupied by lay monks who worked in the lucrative wool industry in the Yorkshire Dales and was owned by Fountains Abbey. The Cowshed has been carefully restored into a superb holiday cottage. The open plan living area includes a stylish, hand-built kitchen and a roaring multi-fuel burner. The owners have taken great care to provide very comfortable accommodation with super kingsized beds which can be split into twin beds in the bedrooms and both en-suites have large, pumped digital showers. There is a small south facing garden where visitors can relax and enjoy wonderful countryside views. The delightful Nidderdale village of Lofthouse has a welcoming, dog-friendly, traditional Yorkshire pub, serving great beer and hearty food. Numerous shops, cafés and inns can be found in the bustling market towns of Pateley Bridge, 7 miles, and Masham, 10 miles, and Ramsgill, 2 miles is home to a renowned Michelin starred restaurant. From the doorstep there are an abundance of scenic walking and cycling trails including the Nidderdale Way and footpaths around the reservoirs of Gouthwaite, Angram and Scar House. Day ticket fly-fishing is available at Leighton reservoir. Popular local tourist attractions include How Stean Gorge, Stump Cross Caverns, Theakston and Black Sheep breweries and the ancient abbey ruins and water garden at the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Park. The elegant spa town of Harrogate and the cathedral city of Ripon are both within an hour’s drive. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 60 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With multi-fuel burner, 41’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Step to...
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and step to en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Pateley Bridge
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    60 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Skipton
  • Pub
    60 yards
  • Railway station distance
    29 miles
  • Lake
    2½ miles (reservoir)

About the local area

Known for its splendid Victorian architecture, huge parkland gardens and its health spas, Harrogate has plenty to offer for a great break in the country. While it lies just 20 miles from York, Harrogate and its surrounding area have enough attractions to make it an ideal holiday destination in its own right.

Among the highlights here are the famous Pump Rooms, which continue to function today just as they did when they pumped water to the Royal Baths from the mid-ninteenth-century.

Also well worth a visit are the parkland areas of Harlow Carr Gardens and Valley Gardens, both of which are open all year round and have a wealth of fascinating plants and wildlife. Between enjoying the gardens, you may want to visit the famous Betty's tea shop for a spot of lunch.

Many of the attractions, however, lie just outside Harrogate itself. For example, Knaresborough Castle -- situated on the York Road, three miles out of town - dates back to the 12th century and sits gloriously on the banks of the river. A little further out (15 miles) is the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Built in the 12th century, the abbey grounds include a water mill and an exquisite Elizabethan mansion. The grounds of Studley Royal, meanwhile, are home to more than 500 deer.

Further highlights include Harewood House (7 miles out of town), Skipton Castle (20 miles) and the Settle to Carlisle Railway line, which starts at Settle (30 miles from Harrogate) and is regarded as one of the most spectacular lines in the country.

Things to do nearby

Bettys Tea Room

Visit one of the famous Tea Rooms in Harrogate, Harlow Carr, Ilkley, Northallerton or York. There's something for every time of day, whether you're looking for a full evening meal with Swiss wine, afternoon tea, or morning coffee and croissants.

Pannel Golf Course

Harrogate's Pannal Golf Club is one of the premier golf clubs in the Yorkshire, and its magical course makes it an R & A-recognised Open Qualifier venue.

Harlow Carr Gardens

Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

The Royal Pump Room Museum

Housed in Harrogate's premiere Spa building and site of Europe's strongest Sulphur Well, The Royal Pump Room Museum tells the story of Harrogate as a Spa. Displays show why visitors from all over the World visited the 'Queen of the Inland Spas'.

Turkish Baths and Health Spa

A total leisure experience with that unique Turkish feeling. All you need bring are your personal toiletries as fresh, soft towels are provided. Allow yourself a time of two and a half hours to obtain maximum benefit from the Turkish Baths!

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens is an historic house in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located just outside Harrogate this EnjoyEngland Silver award winning attraction makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out.

Mother Shiptons Cave

Mother Shipton is England's most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. The Cave and Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate, a mile long remanant of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough.

Harrogate Valley Gardens

These English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens situated in Harrogate with woodland known as The Pinewoods, cover 17 acres. The Gardens contain a greater number of mineral springs than any other known place.

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