Just a short walk from Pateley Bridge, this cute little 18th century cottage (once the home of the Hall's head gardener) is a self-catering hideaway just for two (plus your canine chums!) and is a great spot to base yourself for a few days exploring Nidderdale, a Yorkshire Dale often overlooked. But listen up, it’s a lovely little hidden corner, with lots to recommend it.
It is phenomenal walking country for starters; Scar House and the stunning Gouthwaite reservoirs are on the doorstep and How Stean Gorge a bracing yomp away. Inside, beams, a wood burning stove and comfy sofas, a great kitchen with every gadget you need (plus a good selection of cookery books. Oh, and a bottle of wine and cake!)
Eat in the light, airy conservatory, through which is a private flagged yard with garden furniture for al fresco breakfasts, and great views of Bewerley Hall Park. Upstairs, it's Egyptian cotton bedding courtesy of the White Company, and a rather glamorous en suite bursting with Yorkshire Dales toiletries from Oakwood Aromatics. It’s peaceful, pretty and luxurious. Just goes to show that dog-friendly self catering in Yorkshire doesn’t have to be low-rent.
How much: £295 - £595
Kids Stuff: It's for just the two of you (plus your furry best friends)
Well placed: 12 miles from Ripon, where there's lots to see and do (the Cathedral is stunning). Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal are close by. Harrogate is a half hour's drive - don't miss the amazing Turkish Baths followed by tea at Bettys Cafe Tea Room. But this is glorious walking country, and Sarah will gladly furnish you with all the info you need.
Good grub: For a complete blow-out in one of the best restaurants in the country, the Michelin starred Yorke Arms in Ramsgill is a ten minute drive; in Pateley, a good deli, butcher and general store.
The Green, Bewerley, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5HUTel 01765 688210
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Mandy, 18 November 2011blog comments powered by Disqus