Briar cottage, dating from the 18th century, has been carefully renovated to reveal some of its original features and is part of a small, interesting, terrace which sits on the fringe of the cobbles looking out towards the torn ramparts of Middleham Castle.
In the quiet, upper market place there are small formal gardens and ancient cobbled areas which compliment the pretty traditional stone cottages. Comfortably sleeps four people plus one small dog, there is a small seating area to the rear of the cottage and a bench at the front to watch the world go by. Briar Cottage has great walking from the door into Coverdale and Wensleydale. Handy for Leyburn and Masham, Jervaulx Abbey and Brymor Abbey a ten minutes drive.
Entry, at the front of the cottage, is to a bright lounge with Victorian fireplace and a dining room area with slate tiled floor which views out into the flagged courtyard. From the dining area there is a pretty, well equipped, fully fitted, shaker style kitchen and slate floor. To the side of the entrance lounge there is another cosy lounge which has a stone arched fireplace with multi-fuel stove.
A stairway rises from the lounge to a small landing serving three bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, power shower over the bath, washbasin and toilet. One bedroom has a double bed, one has twin beds and the other has a single day bed. The double and twin rooms view out over the cobbles towards the castle.
A stable door leads from the dining room to a courtyard with border gardens and a flagged patio area. This courtyard area can also be reached from the market place through a private alleyway, with a door, leading between the adjacent cottages.
A cosy cottage, full of character, providing a lovely standard of accommodation. For availability and to book Briar Cottage follow here or call me Nadine or my daughter Joanne on 01969 663559 for friendly help and advice
Written By Nadine Bell