A delightful, 300-year old, stone-built terraced cottage, in the very heart of the pretty village of Lofthouse, in magnificent Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Tastefully renovated to retain much of its original character, this delightful property boasts wonderful beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, a fabulous sitting room with flagstone floor and woodburner, and cosy bedrooms, which all seamlessly combine to create a very special atmosphere, exuding olde worlde charm.
The amenities of the village are on the doorstep, including an excellent old pub and many beautiful and interesting walks into the famous Nidderdale landscape.
Within a short drive, the delightful town of Masham hosts a fine assortment of pubs, restaurants and interesting shops and galleries, together with a regular market, whilst the renowned Black Sheep Brewery is not to be missed.
Or discover the nearby town of Ripon with its imposing cathedral, the immaculate gardens at Harrogate and the famous racing town of Middleham.
Plenty to see and do, at any time of year and an ideal location for a romantic break.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Cosy sitting room with flagstone floor, woodburner and dining area. Front porch.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £50.
About the location
Pateley Bridge 6 miles; Ripon 11 miles.
The pretty village of Lofthouse is idyllically situated amidst the stunning moorland scenery and lush green meadows of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lofthouse is home to a charming, olde worlde pub, 'The Crown', and one shop, which serves as a general store and Post Office. The village nestles on a low hillside by the river Nidd, close to Gouthwaite and Leighton Reservoir, and the traditional old village of Ramsgill. The local tourist attraction is 'How Stean Gorge', just fifteen minutes walk from the village. The historic city of Ripon is well worth a visit, offering visitors a variety of attractions, including its imposing cathedral with 1300 year old crypt, the Yorkshire Law & Order Museums, a bustling weekly market, an International Music Festival and Ripon Races. Enjoy beautiful riverside and canal walks or explore the famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Garden, whilst the nearby small market town of Masham with its two breweries, glass making studio, shops and gallery is well worth a visit. The historic houses of Norton Conyers and Newby Hall & Gardens are close by and the popular Lightwater Valley Theme Park provides a great day out. An ideal location for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, not to mention Harrogate, Knaresborough and York!