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Cottage Description

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The Bield is both a charming and quaint detached, dales cottage sitting towards the eastern end of the village overlooking the narrow green. The cottage has been successively renovated and extended over many years and has recently been refurbished to the high standard it now presents.

Access is through a walled border garden, with a patio area, to a small entrance porch at the front of the cottage. The porch gives access to a cosy lounge with inset wood-burning stove with classic pine surround and mantel, traditional open beamed ceiling and support post. Through the lounge is a dining room with ample space for family eating and the benefit of a picture window looking towards the green. This in turn leads to a modern, compact but well equipped kitchen with quarry tiled floor and a utility room with laundry facilities, freezer, dishwasher and adjacent toilet.

An open tread pine staircase rises from the dining room to a landing serving three bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, one double and one twin and a bathroom with bath, sprinkler shower, washbasin and toilet.

There is a small, secure garden to the rear of the cottage which can be reached from the road by a wide pathway or by an external door in the utility room. The larger front garden is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the sunshine, perhaps for alfresco breakfast or lunch in the peaceful air of a small village with little through traffic.

The Bield is a dales cottage of character and distinctive charm which over the years has developed into a family home rather than a small cottage. Much of the original and often quirky features have been retained but it has been decorated and furnished with style, simplicity and modernity sympathetic to its heritage and has all the needs of contemporary life.

If there will be no more than 4 in your party coming to the cottage we can offer 15% discount from the published price.  Discounted price is quoted above in the 'BOOKING SUMMARY' if 4 or less adults/children are added to your party.

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Cottage facilities and area map

Cottage facilities and area map

Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. For your comfort the double bed has a king size duvet and the two singles have double duvets. Oil-fired central heating, fuel for multi-fuel stove and electricity included.

2 televisions (lounge & twin bedroom), Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, Wii console, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer, shaver point, hairdryer, cot, high chair, stairgate, garden furniture.

Street parking in front of the cottage. Secure garden to the rear for bikes. Free WiFi. Bus route nearby. Pub 1.5 miles. Two dogs welcome. Strictly non-smoking.

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Cottage Reviews

“The Bield was spotlessly clean for our arrival. It made a very good first impression and will recommend to friends.”
Mr & Mrs Rowan Worsman, 21st September 2019
“The Bield was pristine for our arrival. Good location to explore Wensleydale. Ideal for families. Home away from home - lovely house!”
Mr M Matthews, 7th September 2019
“Good space, good situation, well equipped. Very good furnishings. Very impressed with equipment provided in kitchen, plus maps, books etc. Definitely value for money. ”
Ms P Colebourn, 3rd August 2019
“Location, availability, combination of beds. Bigger than expected, excellent value for money. Extremely clean, homely, little extras (toiletries, food!). All excellent and still felt like traditional cottage. We would definitely come again”
Mrs Jane Morgan, 27th July 2019
“We chose The Bield for the location, cottage also suited our needs and looked very inviting and cosy on the website. It was everything and more though, beautiful inside and out, very practical layout, cleanliness excellent. Most well equipped cottage, thought of everything. Nan with low mobility found handrails very useful. Would definitely recommend to others and we are already planning another visit”
Miss Julie Sharpe, 22nd June 2019
“Location and size and suitable for two dogs. Value for money, cleanliness excellent, wouldn't change a thing. Often things can get a little tired but not here at The Bield”
Mrs Diane Catchpole, 8th June 2019
“Thank you very much for an amazing holiday here at The Bield. It genuinely felt homely and welcoming from the moment we stepped in the door, The views are wonderful and the cottage was extremely well furnished and had everything in it to make the holiday really nice. As with all things the little bits go a long way, ie welcome pack of cake, cheese and milk rught up to the well stacked log pile. We are extremely sad to be leaving as it is amazing here. An amazing stay in an amazing week in an amazing cottage! I hope you feel pleased and proud of your cottage and sevice as it was outstanding”
Miss Emma Clark, 1st June 2019
“We loved the look of The Bield, the location and price was good value for money. Plenty of space, comfortable, very clean, everything you need. Loved the cake, cheese and milk on arrival! Perfect stay!!!”
Mrs C Cox, 25th May 2019
“We have never been disappointed with Country Hideaways cottages and The Bield was available for the dates we wanted. The cottage was even better than described, immaculate and everything was pleasing, value for money and we will definitely recomment to others and return”
Mrs V Amos, 27th April 2019
“The Bield totally fitted the bill as we have a 16 month old! We found the cottage absolutely lovely, celan, tidy and well thought through eg extra bits and bobs you often forget to bring being provided. The front garden is beautifully maintained and a lovely splash of colours. We will definitely recommend to others and would definitely like to return”
Mr D Twinn, 5th April 2019
“We love the location. It felt like a lot of care and attention has gone into making The Bield a fantastic little cottage. Wonderfully modern, but maintains the cottages original character. Spotlessly clean and would 100% come again to the cottage. Super!”
Mrs S Payne, 29th September 2018
“Good location, number of bedrooms and downstairs loo. Level of comfort and convenience, very attractive, cleanliness first class. Delightful and pleasant caretaker”
Ms Susan Croft, 16th June 2018
“The Bield looked like a character property in a lovely area. The cottage is well equipped, spacious, warm and cosy, value for money, with a high standard throughout”
Mrs L Mackintosh, 27th April 2018
“Location, standard of accommodation, dog friendly, decor, furnishings, warm, woodburner, space, throws. Very nice”
Dr M Voyle, 22nd November 2017
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