A perfect property for those looking to get away, with surrounding countryside proving a variety of walks and cycle routes to explore, or head further afield to Kirby Lonsdale or Kendal.
Boasting bags of character, this five-star retreat near Settle, North Yorkshire, is sure to win everyone over. Welcoming up to two dogs and their four well-behaved humans, its indulgent interiors are rivalled only by its fantastic location betwixt the magical Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the atmospheric Yorkshire Dales National Park. An enchanting setting for those looking for a taste of the wild yet with easy access to local amenities and somewhere luxurious to return to at the end of the day, it ticks all the boxes.
Utterly unique, the property’s superb open beams, period quirks and repurposed features (including an old glass-topped well) really add to its quixotic appeal. Proudly showcasing its heritage without comprising an ounce of comfort, it is truly lovely. Gathered together, look forward to mornings sipping coffee in the courtyard garden before taking dips in the hot tub. For mealtimes, rustle up some treats in the well-equipped kitchen, serving plates around the dining table, and in the evening step up into the lounge and kick back in front of the wood burner, taking turns to shower the dogs with love and affection. Decked out with underfloor heating throughout, this will be a welcome sanctuary whatever the weather.
As well as the front courtyard with hot tub and outdoor seating, there is also an enclosed rear courtyard too. When you are ready to branch out, enjoy the abundance of walks nearby, weaving through rolling fields, tangled forest and wild, heather-strewn moor. Just 8 miles away, a trip to Malham is recommended (mentioned in the Domesday book as 'Malgun'), making sure you also visit the beautiful tarn, Janet's Foss falls and the Tolkien-esque Gordale Scar. While Settle is known for its popular eateries (including a great dog-friendly pub), you can also go to Skipton (17.5 miles) for more choice.