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The Loft

(Ref. 961175)

Upper Dunsforth near Boroughbridge, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, spotlessly clean, warm and cosy."

    Wonderful welcome pack, friendly and happy greetings from owner. We really enjoyed our restful week away; visiting places we saw a number of years ago, Betty’s tea room, York, Ripon and Fountains abbey are all worthwhile J and K

    Reviewed by S J5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was very comfortable."

    Warm and cosy with everything that one could need for an enjoyable stay. The owners were friendly and helpful. All in all I would definitely recommend The Loft

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Feb 2024

  • "Enjoyed my stay in this tranquil comfortable place."

    It was nice to hear the birds first thing on a morning and see the beautiful countryside, especially when it snowed. Would definitely recommend and the hosts were very nice and super helpful asking if I needed anything else and asking if I was warm enough. Also it was nice to have a bottle of wine on check in and plenty of coffee biscuits cereal etc and some nice tulips in a pretty vase. I didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Loft is fully equipped and comfortable."

    Good distance to York city centre, there is many shops and restaurants. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Chi Sum5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful location."

    Friendly owners who welcomed us as we arrived . We loved the fair trade items provided for us as we arrived . We have already recommended to our friends . It was spotless and provided everything we needed . Lovely hot water from the shower and taps . We will definitely use this holiday property again without a hesitation . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "What can we say, everything was perfect for us and the owners were so kind, warm and welcoming."

    Everywhere was so clean. Everything was thought of with welcome cereals, a pint of milk, tea, coffee and even a bottle of wine and loaf of bread with jam and marmalade oh yes, and biscuits. The owners were very friendly, a real pleasurable stay. Would highly recommend The Loft.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Oct 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful few days in The Loft."

    The friendly owners live next door, so they’re on call should you have any problems ( which we didn’t). The Loft was immaculately clean and beautifully furnished. Lots of books and c.d.’s to look at and a very nice and thoughtful welcome pack to greet you on arrival. Great V.F.M.

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property was excellent, we enjoyed a really relaxing stay and were made to feel welcome by the owners."

    We enjoyed it so much we have booked another week in November.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owners had kindly left wine, flowers and some groceries for us, which we felt was a very thoughtful gesture."

    The Loft had everything we needed and we had a very comfortable stay. I just wish we could have stayed longer, but we hope to book there again. The location was excellent, being very quiet and peaceful but with easy access to York and other places of interest.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2023

  • "We have just returned home from a very pleasant and comfortable stay at The Loft, Dave and Shirley could not be more welcoming or helpful it is in a lovely location to visit Harrogate Ripon or Leeds."

    We highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely location, very clean and comfortable."

    Hosts are very nice, we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "This accommodation is in a lovely area, owned by lovely people."

    The owners are super friendly and helpful, the whole place is nicely decorated. A short drive into York town centre which has all the facilities to suit everyone needs. Will definitely book again to stay.

    Reviewed by Chi Sum5.0Apr 2023

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us, well situated, comfortable, and practical for all our needs."

    We were greeted by the nice owners, they made sure we were happy. The property was out of the way but easy to get to and from.Parking was gated and off road.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at the loft we was greeted by our host when we arrived such ..."

    We had a lovely time at the loft we was greeted by our host when we arrived such a lovely couple the loft was spacious and had everything we needed for our four night stay the bed was very comfortable and the room was so warm also the the host leave you complimentary gifts lovely touch also you had all you needed microwave hob tv with lots of added channels it’s a lovely place to stay situated in the middle of all your needs with York and Harrogate on your doorstep we would recommend this property we will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent host, the loft was really comfortable and spacious, perfect driving distance into York city centre for shops and restaurant."

    I would highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Chi Sum5.0Nov 2022

  • "Everything was 100%."

    There were lovely welcoming touches from the owners and they were very helpful and concerned that we were warm enough.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Loft had everything we needed for our stay."

    The hosts were most welcoming and helpful. Situated in a charming, quiet village, it was an ideal base for touring beautiful Yorkshire. Sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Loft, in a central area and had everything we needed for a pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, lovely couple who own it."

    The location is beautiful and peaceful and not too far from towns and attractions. Spent a very nice week there, would highly reccomend. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "The hosts were gracious and warm."

    We really appreciated the welcome basket with bits for breakfast and a bottle of wine in the fridge. The little bowl of fresh cherry tomatoes left at the door was a grand surprise. The room was spacious and we loved the birds singing in the morning. If you want a lovely spot in the country this is perfect. For our purposes, it was a bit too far from the areas we wanted to explore.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a little home from home, everything you need to have a lovely relaxing stay."

    Well equipped and a short drive into York that has such a lot to offer with walks, markets, Independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Very nice to have a welcome pack from Shirley and Dave with wine, milk, bread, jams etc. Will definitely book again to stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Chi Sum3.8Jun 2022

  • "Superb location for walking, the Loft is exactly as advertised."

    Owners Dave and Shirley were excellent hosts and provided an extensive welcome pack. The WiFi was fast and the compact kitchen area met our needs. Took our own BBQ for use each evening in our secluded patio area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2022

  • "The loft was great place to stay owners were friendly and the added bonus security for bikes was also good ,hoping to book again will recommend to others."

    Reviewed by Antony5.0May 2022

  • "Superb few days, great host and perfect accommodation."

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2022

  • "This apartment is exactly as advertised."

    The hosts are next door and very friendly and happy to help. The bed is comfortable with good quality cotton sheets and the location is very peaceful. The heating is yours to control and the apartment is very snug. The kitchen area is small but you have all you need to make most things. There is limitless hot water and a lovely shower. There are sloped ceilings but we are both tall and it wasn't a problem. Great location for exploring beautiful Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place, you won’t be disappointed."

    10 Minute drive to the park and ride to get into York centre.

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Dec 2021

  • "A superb studio apartment, highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "The WiFi didn't work for the majority of the week and as the television relied on it there was also no TV"

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2021

  • "We needed a quiet relaxing place to stop and the loft was perfect."

    Dave and Shirley very nice. The loft was central to all amenities with just a short travel to nearby towns. Will definitely stay the again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "Delightful accommodation in a peaceful North Yorkshire village but less than 10 mins drive to shops and takeaways, easy 30 mins from York."

    Very comfortable bed and full kitchen facilities, well-appointed bathroom with large shower was spotless. Private patio area with table and chairs for eating outside, plenty of space for parking in pretty garden. Friendly welcome and everything else made for a relaxing and memorable 4-day stay

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was amazing that a loft space could provide such a well planned bed sit giving comfort, with all that was required and yet still seem spacious."

    The owners were most helpful and yet unobtrusive. We enjoyed the quite of the hamlet and will be considering returning again if accommodation available.

    Reviewed by Gilbert4.4Jul 2021

  • "The welcome pack was perfect - bread, milk biscuits, cereal etc & a lovely bottle of wine was an added bonus."

    Dave & Shirley were very helpful & courteous. The property was extremely clean & the bed was mega comfy. Cooking facilities & utensils were more than adequate. A fantastic area for walkers, & cyclists like myself, with the added advantage of a massive lockup garage to securely leave my e-bike. Mostly open to my expectations. The only downside for me was the WiFi was very poor, although I believe it is in the process of being improved by the Service Provider. I would definitely stay here again as long as the Internet was more stable.

    Reviewed by A4.4Jun 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean premises, with everything that you would need."

    Set in peaceful and tranquil location but close enough to amenities. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio each day. A really great place to stay with welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great time and lovely folk that can't do enough for you highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a really good time staying at the Loft."

    Very warm welcome; stylish studio/appartement with a very comfortable bed. On arrival, we found a bottle of white wine and milk in the fridge; and also some good quality tea and coffee/cereal and biscuits, which is a lovely touch. The owners were very accommodating. We brought our caravan, which we could park in the grounds and we could put our bikes in their garage. There is a washing machine and dryer which we used. Altogether a perfect stay for us. The area is great for cycling and there is a nearby pub.

    Reviewed by Helene5.0May 2021

  • "The place was lovely and it was so quiet and peaceful but you were able to get out and visit other places all in all a great week and would recommend the Loft to family and friends."

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nice little place and a lovely location."

    Fairly expensive for the space that you got but as one of the cheaper cottages, perhaps this is the going rate! However it was very clean, clearly well looked after and had lots of cleaning stuff available in the current situation, and some really nice touches left by the owners which were really appreciated and above and beyond. Owners were lovely when said hello. Bathroom was decent although if we were taller we might have struggled with the shower with the sloping roof - my husband only just fit at 5'10". Kitchen was well equipped despite no oven. TV had decent amount of channels and WiFi worked. Lots of towels etc. Would be good to have instructions on what to do with the keys when leaving as we weren't sure. Overall a very pleasant stay and enjoyed good food in Boroughbridge.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Aug 2020

  • "Perfect for our needs."

    Comfortable and cosy. Beautifully furnished and colour coordinated. Attention to detail with Welcome Pack and much appreciated the flowers, wine, milk and cereals etc.

    Reviewed by Rae5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Loft is a high quality conversion, well equipped for a short stay for two people."

    We largely enjoyed the surrounding countryside and visited several nearby towns and villages. Unfortunately, the bed, which on first appearance looks quite innocuous, was the most uncomfortable bed we have ever encountered. Neither my wife or I were able to get a good night's sleep in all three nights. In fact, it was so bad that on the third night, we got up at 3.30am and were ready to leave by about 4.30am. This is not what we had planned, had we been sleeping comfortably. All in all, this was not ideal for what we had hoped would be a relaxing short vacation.

    Reviewed by David3.8Oct 2019

  • "Amazingly beautiful property."

    Would highly recommend to anyone. Quiet and peaceful, well maintained.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2019

  • "The owners should advertise the iron and ironing board and fan as these could sway potential renters."

    The addition of a hair drier would make the facilities 100%. The current nice little touches and thoughtfulness makes the property a little gem.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2019

  • "Received a warm welcome from shirley&dave,welcome pack was a nice touch-bread ..."

    Received a warm welcome from shirley&dave,welcome pack was a nice touch-bread milk breakfast pack & nice bottle of wine,such a chill out place lovely views-highly recomended

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "The loft is such delightful holiday accommodation."

    ...its bright clean and yet cosy feel starts your holiday off immediately! It is in a beautiful area of Yorkshire and with a bottle of wine to greet you from your hosts....what more can you want! A lovely holiday was had!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely studio apartment, very clean and very comfy."

    The secure storage for our bicycles was ideal and easy for us to access.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is located in a lovely quiet village and has secure parking."

    its location offers easy access to the M1 and all towns and cities in the area including York. The owners Dave and Shirly are very helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The facilities were first class very comfortable with everything at hand. We will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a really nice area."

    The annexe was clean, tidy, and spacious. Hosts kindly supplied some little treats for the stay, it was a lovely touch and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2018

  • "For us it was a port in a storm."

    We were moving house and needed to sleep away from the chaos of the packing boxes. The owner welcomed us and the wine and breakfast pack were a blessing. An ideal place for us given our circumstances.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.1Oct 2018

  • "Lovely loft in a quiet place, superbly furnished , and all mod cons needed for a short stay."

    Heating wonderfully quick and effective in the storm.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Loft is the perfect quiet getaway, ideally situated to explore York, Harrogate, Leeds and further afield."

    The hosts have made sure there is everything you could need and were on hand if we needed anything, which of course we didn’t as it was all there!. Beautiful surroundings and easy to find. We would love to book The Loft again in the future.

    Reviewed by Alexis4.7Jun 2018

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  • All first floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and a sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Shared utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric hob, combination oven/microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable storage
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.4 miles.

The property

The Loft is a first floor studio annexe based in the hamlet of Upper Dunsforth near the North Yorkshire town of Boroughbridge.

With its stylish open plan living and access to a fantastic area of Yorkshire, this cottage is the ideal location for a couples' break in the countryside.

Set in the upstairs of the owners' converted garage, this apartment is a tastefully decorated abode, set for a relaxing weekend with your other half.

The Loft comes with open plan living, under the eaves with velux windows lighting the place up.

The furniture is contemporary and cosy, set with a king size bed, Freeview TV and a modern, well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar.

This property also comes with a sumptuous shower room with a walk-in shower to complete the interior.

When the sun comes out, sit out on your patio with a glass of wine until dusk, it's the perfect spot.

Boroughbridge is a delightful town offering a pleasant range of amenities for you to enjoy.

Nearby there are plenty of fascinating places worth visiting, with Harrogate and York being the closest, and probably the most popular two places in North Yorkshire.

The Loft is a cosy little annexe in a stunning location.

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About the location


Aldborough 1.4 miles; Ripon 6 miles; Harrogate 11.4 miles; York 16 miles;

Boroughbridge is a small town and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated approximately 16 miles north-west from the county town of York. The town has a great collection of cafes, restaurants and cosy pubs. There is easy access onto the canal and beautiful walks along the River Ure with many boats and the opportunity to do some fishing. Staveley Nature Reserve is nearby where the superb wetland habitat offers regular sightings of birds, otters and several species of orchid. The village of Aldborough is within easy walking distance where you will find many Roman remains. The annual Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show is a fabulous day out for all the family and the Northern Aldborough Festival is one of the most prestigious classical music events in the country. Boroughbridge is a fantastic base for Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon and York.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas