Breaks Fold Farm
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Caravan/Mobile Home | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Lovely peaceful static caravan in the beautiful Washburn Valley.
Stunning views across Thruscross Resovoir.
All your creature comforts in the caravan for an excellent price. Ideal for a quiet getaway.
Dogs welcome for a small charge.
Lovely views, excellent walking and cycling. Very near Tour de France 2014 route.
9 miles from Pateley Bridge. 12.5 miles from Skipton. 12 miles from Harrogate.
Local places of interest include: Stump Cross Caverns, Cold Stones Cut, Skipton Castle,
Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Nidderdale Way/3 Dales Trail, Ripley Castle, Knaresborough Castle,
How Stean Gorge, Mother Shipton's Cave, James Herriot Museum, Ilkley Moor, Bolton Abbey and Embsay Steam Railway,
Bolton Abbey, Barden Tower.
Local Activites: Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding, Fishing, Climbing, Pot Holing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
The Yorkshire region
North Yorkshire is England's largest county and one of the most rural. The area comprises of the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, Vale of York and the coastal region. Each region has it's own distinct, natural beauty and charm.
Wild, windswept and wonderful, the North York Moors are a breath of fresh air. Comprising over 1,400 miles of natural beauty, this enchanting region is home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer, red squirrels and hawks. Look closer and you'll discover historic abbeys, castles and priories, traditional pubs and 'hidden' villages and hamlets.
Thruscross Reservoir is the northernmost of four reservoirs in the Washburn valley, lying north of Otley and west of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England. It can be found from the A59 road. Thruscross was completed in 1966, much later than the other three reservoirs which date back to the nineteenth century.
The construction of the reservoir flooded the village of West End, which was already largely derelict following the decline of the flax industry. The remains of a flax mill can be seen at the edge of the reservoir, and more of the village has been revealed at times of drought, such as the summers of 1989 and 1990.
The reservoir is the property of Yorkshire Water, which manages it for the benefit of walkers, anglers and wildlife.
In the novel In a Dry Season by the English-born, Canadian-based crime writer Peter Robinson, the fictional village of Hobb's End, flooded by the creation of the Thornfield Reservoir, is exposed during a drought, leading to the discovery of a body. The geography described by Robinson indicates that he based the location of Hobb's End on the village of West End. The small bridge over the Washburn becomes the 'Fairy Bridge' and the flax mill is mentioned explicitly.
Fitting unobtrusively between the valleys of Lower Wharfedale and Lower Nidderdale, the Washburn Valley is probably one of the least famous of the main Yorkshire Dales - despite its close proximity to the popular towns of Harrogate, Otley and the city of Leeds.
Overlooked by Menwith Hill and with its several reservoirs (Thruscross, Fewston, Swinsty and Lindley Wood) and fir plantations the Washburn Valley differs in character to the wilder beauty of some of the surrounding dales, though it is still well worth a visit.
Of particular interest is the quaintly named village of Blubberhouses, and near the head of the valley the Thruscross Reservoir at West End, where the village of the same name was submerged when the valley was flooded on completion of the dam. Local fokelore maintains that when the level of water is low the old church bell tower can still be seen, its ghostly bell ringing out as a sinister lament for the lost village...
Existing villages in the valley include Blubberhouses, Leathley, Lindley and Timble (near Otley)
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3 Nov 2014
"Quiet and relaxing break"
Incredibly peaceful location in Nidderdale, but just a short drive through lovely countryside to a number of attractions such as Brimham Rocks, Bolton Abbey, etc, and within easy driving distance of s… More
25 Sep 2014
"Beautiful, peaceful location."
The caravan was clean and tidy. The owners friendly and helpful. The setting was great. Even though we were on a working farm it was very quiet. The area was very scenic and rural. We had a lovely sta… More
28 Jul 2014
"Wonderful "away from it all" location caravan beautiful and clean"
We had a lovely family break with lots to do in the area. Fabulous walks on the doorstep the reservoirs are breathtaking. We especially enjoyed the pebbled beach picnic area at Swinsty reservoir and B… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really glad the kids enjoyed Billy Bobs - its great, so lucky to have it so near!! It was a pleasure having you all, the kids were so quiet bless them, never heard a peep. Hope you come back again sometime!
All the best.
Breaks Fold Farm
1 Jun 2014
"Perfect for a peaceful getaway"
We really enjoyed our stay at Breaks Fold Farm. The caravan was very clean, comfortable and spacious and pretty private too.Our hosts even left us some of their delicious free range eggs. It is situat… More
19 May 2014
"A Prime Holiday Location."
My wife and I have just spent four fabulous days at Breaks Fold Farm Caravan in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. I can not recommend this location highly enough, situated on the Southern End of the Dale… More
Sorry for a delayed response! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I've made a few improvements since you last came, so hopefully on your next visit in September you will see - we have added a few more personal touches just to make it feel a home from home. Looking forward to seeing you both again very soon. Always a cake ready and waiting for my lovely returning customers!
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