This spacious farmhouse sympathetically combines traditional features with contemporary touches creating the perfect retreat for those looking to immerse themselves in the surrounding countryside.
This attractive stone farmhouse in the hamlet of Horsehouse in the Yorkshire Dales stands majestically in its rural setting, offering guests country walks, tranquillity and a wealth of British wildlife to enjoy. Tucked away down an uneven, private farm track, the journey is well worth it as you'll find a traditional farmhouse, perfect for escaping your hectic pace of life and adopting a slower, more relaxing one. Keen ramblers will find plenty of walks from the doorstep, but for those wanting to go further afield, the surrounding area offers a variety of historic landmarks and market towns/villages with independent shops, pubs and tea rooms.
The lounge is at the heart of this traditional home, where guests can gather around the open fire and appreciate the period features such as the exposed beams and stone fireplace, or dive into a book or board game. For those looking for something quieter, there is also a snug with its own wood burner and TV for DVD use only - there should be something for everyone in the DVD collection. There are gorgeous Yorkshire flagstone floors in every room, but fear not as there is underfloor heating and a NEST heating system to keep the rest of the house warm. As you would expect from a farmhouse of this size, the kitchen is delightful; white-washed walls make it feel light and airy, whilst all the mod-cons bring it into the 21st century. A stable door allows you to admire the breathtaking views whilst you prepare food on the oak worktops or the quaint pastry table in the centre of the room. Across the yard, there is a barn containing the washing machine and dryer. The dining room is also spacious making it the ideal setting for sociable mealtimes. Ascending the original, stone staircase, you will arrive at the four bedrooms, which are all simply furnished allowing the traditional furniture to take centre stage. There is a large, king-size master bedroom with en-suite, which includes a luxurious roll-top bath. There is one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms, one of which has a modern en-suite, with the other bedrooms sharing the lovely family bathroom. All of the bedrooms have charming exposed floorboards and amazing views.
Outside, there is plenty of space to enjoy as the house occupies a vast plot. There is also a sheltered area by the kitchen door with patio furniture for al fresco dining against a picturesque backdrop. If the kids still need tiring out at the end of a busy day, send them to the games barn which houses a pool table, a table-tennis table and a ‘Ring the Bull' game. There are barns available for bike storage if required.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.