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Hawes 8 miles; Castle Bolton 2 miles; Leyburn 6 miles.
The idyllic Wensleydale village of Aysgarth is situated in a walker's paradise close to well known Aysgarth Falls and impressive Bolton Castle which dates back to 1379. Aysgarth Falls have attracted visitors for over 200 years, famously Ruskin, Turner and Wordsworth all visited and enthused about the 'falls' outstanding beauty. In the 19th century Aysgarth was a staging post and many a traveller would make their way down to view the falls from the bridge. Today, many will recognise the Upper Falls from the film Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. In the nearby Freeholders' Wood, where the ancient art of coppicing is still carried out and visitors will find hazel, ash and wild cherry, among others. The woodland is carpeted with wildflowers in spring and is home to over 120 species. Aysgarth makes an excellent holiday location for walkers, offering a great base from which to explore both Wensleydale and Swaledale, with beauty spots in the area including Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, castles at both Bolton and Middleham and of course, Hardraw Force - England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft! There are also lots of interesting market towns and villages to visit, including Hawes, Leyburn and Bainbridge, to name but a few.
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A traditional stone-built cottage, the gable end of a row of quaint cottages in the village of Aysgarth. Renovated to a good standard, the property is full of character and charm, with an open fire in the spacious sitting room, a kitchen with dining area, and two pretty bedrooms. The village pub, just twenty metres from the front door, boasts a good local reputation for fine ales and tasty food. This is a great location for walkers, from the castles at Bolton and Middleham to England’s highest single drop waterfall, it is a fantastic base from which to explore all that Wensleydale and Swaledale have to offer. The market towns of Bainbridge, Hawes and Leyburn are also all within easy reach. An ideal family or romantic retreat.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with double and single beds. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.
Electric storage heaters with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, library of games/books/DVDs, children’s toys. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Roadside parking. Small patio area with garden furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome, second pet welcome at a charge of £10 per week. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile. Tea shop and pub less than 1 minute walk.
Previous visitors' comments about East Stonelea:
Excellent property. We will return again.
Mr Gray, Dunfermline, October 2012
We have stayed at many cottages in the Dales and this cottage is highly recommended, there was plenty of space in all the rooms, it was very comfortable. I intend to return!
Mrs Wareing, Chorley, September 2012
We have stayed in this cottage for the past 3 years and feel totally at home, comfortable and relaxed the minute we walk through the door. The surroundings are beautiful, it feels like a really blissful week away from the rat race - a real tonic!
Miss Wilson, Beverley, July 2012
A very warm and cosy cottage, it felt very homely. We settled in straight away and the cottage was bigger than I was expecting. We can't wait to go back!
Mrs Barton, Melton Mowbray, December 2011