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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All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With multi-fuel burner, 41’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
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.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack.
Small lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
2½ miles (reservoir)