Settle 1.5 miles.
A luxury Grade II listed, detached cottage in Stackhouse, situated just outside the town of Settle, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Packed with history, this property was built in 1664 and was a previous bolt hole for Prince Charles.
Newly renovated to a high standard throughout, and retaining much of its original character and charm, this opulent cottage offers exposed beams and stonework on display, making it ideal for a group gathering in the wonderful countryside.
On the ground-floor you will find a stunning, spacious lounge leading into the snug, great for spending time with family and friends.
This leads into a superb dining room next to the lavish, well-equipped kitchen.
The ground-floor also features an easy access double bedroom with en-suite facilities, ideal for the less mobile, as well as a ground-floor family bathroom.
Upstairs you will find five modernised, well-presented bedrooms, comprising of an en-suite bathroom and a family bathroom, offering flexible living arrangements for a wide range of different groups.
To the rear of the property a large, private, mature garden awaits with a hydrotherapy hot tub, which is the icing on the cake for this cottage and is to be enjoyed throughout the year!
For days out, there is direct access to the fells from a public bridleway, excellent cycle routes and walks from the doorstep along quiet lanes.
Why not take a bike ride up to Austwick or Horton in Ribblesdale, which are particular local favourites.
The challenge of the Three Peaks is just a short drive away, not for the faint-hearted but certainly a rewarding achievement for those of the more energetic persuasion.
Nearby Settle and Giggleswick are a real delight with good old fashioned pubs, excellent cafes, a good range of restaurants, a weekly market and a small but very interesting golf course.
The Courtyard on the edge of the town offers a great place to visit with furniture makers, award-winning cheeses and lots more.
For train lovers access to the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line is on the doorstep and well worth a ride through some of the most scenic places in the country.
Both Skipton and the Lake District are both under an hour's drive away, making this cottage a delightful place to be whatever the time of year.
Over two floors. Six bedrooms; 2 x king-size, 1 x four poster king-size bed, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite bathroom with waterfall shower, 1 x double with ensuite, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground-floor bathroom, with bath and shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with woodburner. Dining room with woodburner. Snug. Utility.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.
About the location
Malham 6 miles; Skipton 17 miles; Kendal 25 miles.
The bustling market town of Settle lies at the south west rim of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - a region of scars, cliffs, caves and potholes - amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire.
Tuesday is market day in Settle, when the square is filled with stalls offering a wide variety of crafts and goods.
The market place is surrounded by local businesses, the centre being dominated by The Shambles, an historic three storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall.
There is a good selection of restaurants and pubs and a public swimming pool.
The Victoria Hall has entertainment and other activities such as folk nights throughout the year.
The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country.
Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham.
Settle is in the midst of excellent walking country and is a good base for touring the Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland..