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Originally part of the old farmhouse, this cottage was completely updated, refurbished and redecorated in 2011.

It retains its natural period charms, but with modern conveniences (such as heating!) 



The cottage sleeps 5. We can offer two single zed-beds for extra occasional guests at a further cost - please ask for details.

A double room, a twin/double room and a single room with a family bathroom a large dining kitchen and a comfortable lounge with an open fire.

The views from the back across the fields heading down to the River Nidd are simply stunning.

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With a lovely coal fire and oodles of games, toys, jigsaws, books, a TV, DVD player and a Wii, this room is also known as the rainy day room. 
These items have been carefully thought about and selected to make your stay more enjoyable and we really hope you have time to make use of them.
Tourist information can be found on the dresser in the hallway.
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Dining Kitchen



We really hope you love the kitchen – the heart of the home and hopefully the best equipped holiday cottage kitchen you have found!. (Given that Tanya owns a cookshop, it really had to be)

All products are dishwasher-safe, apart from those listed on the note on the top of the dishwasher.  We really hope you get time to use some equipment and even bake a cake or a loaf of bread while you are here.

Check out our sister website for recipe ideas: Cooking Fantastic




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Double Bedroom

A spacious and pretty room with views over the fields to the rear of the farm and ample storage space. This room contains 1 x Kingsize bed. This room is large enough to accommodate two occasional beds or cots.

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The unique cover was made by our fabulous Aunty Anita who is a bit of a whizz with a sewing machine. A hairdryer can be found in the dressing table if required.  As with all bedrooms the duvets are ‘Silentnight All Seasons’ and therefore is made up of a 9tog and a 4.5tog which together make a 13.5tog. Unless we have a really cold spell we generally place the 9 tog on the bed and the ‘other half’ can be found in the bottom of the wardrobe.


We hope you will enjoy lying in bed enjoying the view of the pasture from the low window – keep the curtains open and watch the sunrise; it’s so beautiful and we promise not to look when we bring the cows in!  We found the lovely old oak scroll furniture at a local antique auction (Thompson’s of Harrogate – held every Friday).

Twin Bed Room

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This room contains either 2 x 3ft single beds or if joined together, 1 x superking size bed.  A hairdryer can be found in the top of the dresser if required.  As with all bedrooms the duvets are ‘Silentnight All Seasons’.

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The furniture is corona Mexican pine and was a nightmare to put together! The artwork is by the artist Ken Messom; we have a print of his in our lounge from our very first weekend away in the lakes (aaahhh!)

Single Bedroom

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This pretty little room is part of the oldest part of the farmhouse and is where the meat from the farm was hung in the early part of the last century  (no traces left...)

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 As with all bedrooms the duvet is a ‘Silentnight All Seasons’ 


Bathroom 1Family Bathroom

The bathroom, located on the first floor, has a shower-over bath, a toilet and wash basin.  We also provide a toilet roll should you have forgotten to bring any with you.  

Your towels will be located in the bedrooms.

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Well, at the front there is a working farm, of course, but also your parking space and small yard outside the front door. 

At the rear, accessed through the kitchen, is a garden, with outdoor furniture and a chiminiere.

The patio area is secluded and private. 

There is a table with four chairs and a picnic table which may be moved if required.



The large garden area further on is shared with the other cottage and has plenty of room for games and play. We have garden games available if you would like to borrow these. 





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Central heating. Electric oven, integral grill, ceramic hob, extractor, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer.  TV, freeview, Wii console, stereo and Ipod dock. Free WiFi. All towels and bedding included.  High chair and travel cot provided free of charge on request. Parking for 2 cars. Disposable BBQ's and outdoor games available by request.

Free WiFi and because of our position, we have excellent 4G mobile phone reception too.
The views from the rear of the cottage stretch down across open pasture to the River Nidd.  


  • A bus stops at the end of the lane which goes directly to Harrogate or Ripon, via Ripley.
  • A small guided tour around the farm can be arranged and children.
  • The cottage contains lots of information regarding walks and attractions within easy access of the farm.

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