Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Rated 4 Stars by Visit England. Boar Cottage is a detached single storey stone cottage in beautiful Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Fully furnished oak floored sitting/dining room with log burning stove set in exposed stonework. Exposed beams throughout. Freesat HD recorder with catch-up TV and blu-ray player. Internet access.
Sleeps 4 - 2 bedrooms. 1 double with en-suite shower room, 1 twin. Separate house bathroom with electric shower over bath. Very well equipped kitchen. Gas central heating. Furnished to a high standard.
Lovely patio area furnished with garden table, chairs and built-in BBQ overlooking owners' field. Peacefully situated in a picturesque village with pub, green and stream.
Rental includes one large basket of logs. Extra baskets of logs are usually available at an additional charge.
Towels (one large bath sheet plus one hand towel) are available at a charge of £3 per person per week, payable on arrival.
One well behaved pet is welcome. No smoking in the cottage. Ample off road parking for two cars.
As Boar Cottage is all on one level it is suitable for guests with restricted mobility but note that there is a small step down from the access drive to the cottage entrance. As the patio is a raised patio reached by three steps it is advisable for very young children to be supervised on the patio.
Within driving distance for day trips to major attractions such as York, the Lakes, North York Moors and the coast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Northern England region
The Yorkshire Dales: Covering an area of 680 square miles the Yorkshire Dales National Park is renown for its outstanding landscape from magnificent high fells to riverside meadows. The Dales are perfect for walking whether you like a leisurely riverside walk or something more strenuous. The area is also very popular with cyclists as there is a fantastic network of quiet roads and cycling trails for all abilities to explore. Alternatively take a relaxing drive along those quiet roads through lovely unspoilt villages enjoying the glorious scenery. The Dales are made up of a number of individual dales, for example Wensleydale and Swaledale and each "dale" or valley has its own distinct character.
Due to its location Boar Cottage is ideally situated for touring the whole of the Yorkshire Dales as well as being within driving distance for day trips to other major attractions such as the Lakes, the historical city of York and the coast.
Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate 8th to 10 July 2014
Boar Cottage is situated in Wensleydale , known as the waterfalls dale in view of the number of falls in the dale. The most famous are probably the well known beauty spot of Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force, the latter being the largest single drop waterfall in England at about 100 feet high (33 metres)
The cottage is only a few minutes driving distance from the popular small market town of Leyburn with its shops pubs and restaurants. A couple of minutes walk from the market place is the well known Leyburn Shawl where Mary Queen of Scots is reputed to have lost her shawl during her escape from the nearby Bolton Castle. The view from the Shawl is considered by many to be one of the finest views in the Dales. The Wensleydale Railway, an authentic heritage railway, has a station at Leyburn. The railway line runs along the dale for about 16 miles (27kms) and a steam service operates at certain times in summer.
A few minutes drive from Leyburn is Middleham with its 12th century Norman castle that was the childhood home of King Richard III. It is also well known for its many horse racing training establishments and you can watch the horses train on the local gallops. With the magnificent scenery in the background it is an impressive sight!
Near to Middleham is the Forbidden Corner which, with its unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, makes a great family day out. There is even a theme park for the kids (Lightwater Valley) within driving distance for a day out
Within easy reach by car are a number of castles and abbeys notably Fountains Abbey, which is a World Heritage Site.
A number of agricultural shows take place in the Dales each year including Wensleydale Show Leyburn (23rd August 2014 located less than a mile from Boar Cottage), Reeth Show 25th August 2014.
The Dales Festival of Food & Drink takes place in May each year just outside Leyburn town centre. The dates for 2014 are 3rd to 5th May 2014