Nethergill Farm - Hay Mew ref: UK2514

Oughtershaw, near Hawes, Wharfedale and Area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Green Scheme 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Part of an original stone barn built in 1871, Hay Mew has been sympathetically converted to a very good standard and is now a comfortable and spacious hayloft, with accommodation over three floors. The cottage is accessed by a rough track and retains many of its original features, set in 400 acres of land and nestling quietly into the hillside below the road to Hawes. With 70 acres of grazing land around the house and the remainder peaty moorland which is perfect for the owners rare breed Dales bred ewes and white shorthorn cattle.
This is a genuine nature haven at the head of the River Wharfe, home to a range of different habitats for birds, fish, mammals and insect life, including red squirrels. Just waiting to be explored are areas of open fell, mature woodland, ancient hay meadows and with Oughtershaw Beck meandering through, this is an idyllic location. Make the most of the on-site nature barn with its maps and information, river and fell observation hides for spotting the local wildlife. Nethergill Farm is surrounded by the spectacular Yorkshire Dales with mile upon mile of walking and cycling routes, and is right on the route of the famous Dales Way with the Pennine Way nearby. This is the perfect location to base yourself if you intend to get out and explore the beauty that this part of the world has to offer. There is easy access to Wharfedale, Wensleydale, Swaledale, Bishopdale, Littondale and many more, with the hidden gems such as Reeth and Hawes an easy drive away. Shop 8 miles, pub and restaurant 6 miles.
Hay Mew can be booked together with Byre (UK2515) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

10 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 28" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric eco oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds, beams and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per basket (honesty box). Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with other property on-site). 400 acres of natural farmland, dog exercise paddock, woodland, bird hides and nature barn with wood burner, maps and tourist information (shared with other property on-site). 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Fishing on-site (licence required). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. This property has been awarded a Green Tourism Gold Award. Please note: No children under 4 years old. The property has a natural water supply from a bore hole. There is a unfenced river in the grounds, 150 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Hawes
  • Shops
    8 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    6 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Skipton
  • Pub
    N
  • Railway station distance
    26.0 miles
  • Lake
    8 miles

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About the local area

Beautiful Wharfedale is one of the longest valleys in the Yorkshire Dales and it has a surprise in store for those who follow it southwards.


The River Wharfe rises on high moors and tumbles through the tiny villages of Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme, last resting place of the writer JB Priestley. Then it's on to Buckden, where Wharfedale properly begins.

But this is a Yorkshire dale of two landscapes. To the north, Upper Wharfedale is about high moors and more robust countryside, while Lower Wharfedale, beginning at the villages of Grassington and Threshfield, is very different. The land changes from high moor to a rich river valley with green and lush woodland - unusual in the Dales - with rocky outcrops. One of the most famous is Kilnsey Crag, near the village of Kilnsey. The dramatic overhanging limestone crag has long been a favourite with climbers.

On the hills above the River Wharfe, the remains of Iron Age and Bronze Age settlements and burial cairns can still be seen.

Passing between Grassington and Threshfield, the valley heads down to Burnsall, the waterfalls at The Strid and to the striking remains of beautiful Bolton Abbey.

Lower Wharfedale is a great place for nature lovers. The action of glaciers during the last Ice Age, plus hundreds of years of farming, have created many wildlife habitats. There are hillside streams, rocky limestone outcrops, grass meadows, bogs and dry-stone walls, all to be seen and enjoyed.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

Skipton Market

Visit this long running market in the town that boasts the location of `The Gateway to the Dales' Market days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Stalls vary from meat, fruit and veg to clothes, cards and plants.

Malham Tarn Estate

This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provides a marvelous setting for walking, cycling or just enjoying the great outdoors.

Brimham Rocks

One of the highlights close to the spa town of Harrogate these amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations.

Pennine Cruisers
Pennine Cruisers

Take a 30 minute tour of the beautiful Leeds Liverpool canal around Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

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

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

Skipton Castle

One of England's most complete medieval castles standing above the bustling market town of Skipton. Visitors can explore the whole castle which notably withstood three years of siege during the English Civil War.

Mary Toodley Loop - Horse Riding

The Mary Towneley Loop, is a 42 mile circular route which forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail.

Whinny Gill Reservoir
Whinny Gill Reservoir

This Reservoir sits on the edge of Skipton and is a fairly unique construction. An ideal bed for small fish to hide away from the waters larger fish!

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens lie on a steep hillside and are the only RHS and English Heritage registered gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens rise up the hillside and command impressive views.

Coniston Hall - Fishing

The lake is set in 24 acres of magnificent grounds of a large hotel and makes for a peaceful days fly fishing. Both boat and bank fly fishing are available. The Coniston Hall lake is open for fly fishing from 1st April to 1st October inclusive.

Bolton Abbey Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Enjoy special Thomas the Tank Engine rides and a visit from Santa at Christmas!

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