This delightful stone cottage, built in 1800, is located in the charming and historic village of Carperby, in the heart of Wensleydale's glorious, verdant, landscape.
A porch leads to a well-equipped kitchen, with a utility room at one end and with a dining area at the other.
Key features in the living room include original flagstone flooring and a woodburning stove set within a substantial stone fireplace.
There are wooden shutters with window-casement seating in most of the rooms, which have been decorated in relaxing, tastefully muted tones.
All floors upstairs are of solid wood.
The house bathroom includes a roll-top bath and a separate shower.
The principal bedroom has a king-sized bed and is en-suite, with beautiful views from both windows, while the double room has a walk-in wardrobe and more views.
A third, smaller, bedroom is ideal for a child but will accommodate a shorter adult.
Outside, the cottage garden features furniture in three seating areas, a lawn, and stunning herbaceous borders, from which you're welcome to pick flowers for the vases provided and herbs for cooking.
A garage provides storage space for bikes, and also houses two barbecues.
There is ample parking in the village, a short walk away.
Carperby is listed in the Domesday Book, and first recorded as having a market in 1305.
The pub ?
The Wheatsheaf Inn ?
is a real hub of village life, and hosted the author of the James Herriot series of novels (on which the television series was based) during his honeymoon.
Further afield, a 15-minute drive east will take you to historic Middleham, Richmond and to Leyburn, with Bedale a little further away.
To the west lies Hawes.
All in all, a cosy and inviting property, providing a relaxing and reviving holiday break.
About the location
Aysgarth 1 mile; Castle Bolton 2 miles; Leyburn 6 miles.
This idyllic Wensleydale village is situated in a walker’s paradise, close to Castle Bolton, Bolton Hall, Leyburn and the famous Aysgarth Falls. During the 17th century, Carperby was an important centre for Quakerism and the largest building today is the classically styled Friends Meeting House which overlooks the market cross and village green. The popular village pub serves good food and an excellent range of real ales and is the main focal point of village life. Nearby, Redmire is on the Wensleydale Railway, which features steam locomotives during the summer and has regular special events. This is an ideal location for walking and touring the many attractions of Wensleydale and Swaledale - within a fifteen minute drive are historic Richmond and Middleham, as well as the attractive market towns of Bedale and Leyburn. There are numerous restaurants and award-winning pubs too, and nearby attractions include Fountains Abbey, Wensleydale Creamery and Rope Factory and Lightwater Valley. The nearest town, Leyburn, is dominated by its large market square, which still boasts a lively Friday market. The town has much to offer with its many craft shops, galleries and tea rooms. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, notably the Constable Burton Hall and Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, and of course the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins. Visit Bolton Castle, with its mighty towers and rectangular courtyard, one of the finest preserved medieval castles in Yorkshire. Dating back to 1378, much of the castle survived the orders to destroy famous Yorkshire castles, issued by Parliament in The Civil War. It is also located perfectly for cycling; the famous opening stages of the 2014 Tour de France passed just over a mile away. For the adventurous, mountain biking routes run from the door, over Preston moor and into wild Swaledale.