Nestling on a wooded hillside, this quiet, cosy, comfortable 18th century 2 bedroom cottage with ample room for 2 or 3 people offers a haven of peace. With walks straight from the doorstep, outdoor enthusiasts will love the famous landscape of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All visitors will also enjoy Pateley Bridge's award-winning village high street and excellent local cuisine, Fountains Abbey, Harrogate Turkish Baths, Dales, Moors, walking, cycling, birds and much more.
The cottage, built in 1776, has a relaxing atmosphere with beams, 2 comfy sofas, wifi, Sky TV, books and a few games. The main bedroom has a double bed, drawers and hanging space and beautiful view over the hills. Small bedroom is snug and either the sofa bed here can be used for 1 person or the room can be used for a cot. Just tell me how you would like the rooms set up for your guests. Fresh bedlinen and towels included. The kitchen is well equipped and has views towards the valley. The bathroom has bath with shower over, washbasin, loo and products. Outside there is a patio with table and chairs, a little garden with some fruit bushes and a bicycle shed at the end of the garden. If your needs are slightly different, please tell us what you need and we may well be able to help.
Main attractions are: walking from the front door e.g. to Pateley or Dacre or to Brimham Rocks or over heather moors ; for long hikes check Nidderdale AONB web site or an OS map; trekking with llamas or llama farm; Fountains Abbey; Hackforth; Harrogate for Betty's tea shop, Turkish Bath, shops, antique markets & restaurants; Ripon with its Cathedral, Alice in Wonderland connections, 13C origins; Ripon Market Square with Wakeman (town crier - check online for times), ancient streets and friendly pubs. Grassington, Skipton, Burnsall, Brimham Rocks, Appletreewick are also often included in a day out. More active outings could include How Stean Gorge or Stump Cross caverns. Young visitors may enjoy nearby Treetop Nets, Billy Bob's Parlour or possibly Lightwater Valley. Walkers and cyclists would do well to check web sites for Nidderdale AONB and Way of the Roses. More details in the Location section.
And pre-school visitors are welcome to say hello to our own sheep, dogs, cats and bees! I'm happy to take you round - just ask me, please.
There's always 10% off 7 nights.
Why? Because so many people love being here and say they will come back, but why not stay a little longer on your first time? Sunshine and lambs!
A few notes about transport.
Cars can easily drive up the unmade track at a steady pace and park on the gravel.
For electric cars we have a charging point.
Motor cycle riders should take note that the cottage is up a steep unmade track which has proved too challenging for big road bikes, even though the track is only about 200 yards long.
If you come by public transport it is best to go to Harrogate train station then the 24 bus which takes just under an hour, and we can usually meet you from Glasshouses bus stop. You can get groceries delivered by Tesco or Morrison’s.
The photos show the countryside surrounding the cottage. There are a few houses nearby, so we would like our guests to respect their privacy and tranquility.
Civilisation is at hand! Pateley Bridge is 5-10 minutes away by car or bike, or a 20-30 minute stroll along the pleasant footpath by the river. It has an award-winning high street with pubs, cafes, shops, restaurants and a museum, tourist office, boutiques, antique shop, clockmaker's and a laundry with a service wash. There is a smart restaurant-bar in the village too, 10 minutes on foot.
Walkers can check out the websites of LDWA Nidderdale Way; Pateley Bridge and Visit-the-dales and many more.
Cyclists can check out the websites of Wayoftheroses and cyclethedales and many more.
The Yorke Arms, Michelin-starred restaurant, is a few miles away. The Sportsman, which offers very fine local fare, is a couple of miles away. In Pateley there is Olley's, an excellent Italian restaurant, the Crown which does excellent food and several smaller restaurants, cafes and tea shops; a pancake house, a curry house and fish and chips. Glasshouses has a pub which does classic, good quality food - the Birch Tree. The Bridge and The Royal Oak nearby also do food.
Places to visit
Fountains Abbey is a few miles away. Ripon has its cathedral and a lively town centre. Harrogate is not far with its upmarket shops, antique shops, Turkish baths and Betty's tea rooms. Airedale and Wharfedale have many beauty spots such as Appletreewick and Bolton Abbey.
Nidderdale Leisure Centre is on the outskirts of Pateley and has a beautiful public pool and gym. There's a children's playground by the river in Pateley. It has been known for adventurous fresh water swimmers to swim in the tarn.
Pateley has 2 art centres: 1 on the high street and artists studios tucked away behind the church in the centre. There are other artists studios tucked away in the countryside. The Niddart trail happens once a year in summer and can be rewarding.
The Nidderdale museum is fairly quirky but worth a visit to learn about local history.
As well as 2 supermarkets and a high-class grocer's, there are 2 award-winning butchers, a fresh fish shop and several bakers. There's a beautiful antique shop, dress shops, an outdoor pursuits shop, a clock maker's, little galeries, second-hand shops and let's not forget the oldest sweet shoppe in the Worlde!
The cottage has a comprehensive folder with details and maps of sights to see, places to visit and restaurants for all tastes.
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