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Cottage Description

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On the fringes of this ancient but compact city is a small hamlet absorbed into the city suburbs with adjacent meadows and woodland reaching out to the River Laver. The immediate area has been recognised as a Conservation Area since 1994 and forms an exceptional architectural enclave in character and form. Tucked quietly behind Bishopton Cottage is The Hay Loft, a modern but cosy conversion of an original barn dating back to 1635. A striking little cottage cloaked with privacy but so near to the City, the wonderful Dales and Vales and only a scenic walk away from the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey.

Access to the cottage is along a private road to a small courtyard with ample space for parking. Entry is from the courtyard to a compact kitchen with laminate floor, sparkling Victorian tiles and everything needed to prepare that special meal for two. The kitchen is open to the adjacent lounge with flagged hearth, wood-burning stove and intimate dining area. French windows open from the lounge to a private walled patio which is the perfect place to enjoy the late morning and afternoon sunshine. A stairway rises from the corner of the lounge to a king-size bedroom and en-suite shower room with washbasin and toilet. Both the bedroom and shower room rise to the rafters and have skylights though the bedroom also has an occluded window.

The joy of the cottage is in the detail, an ideal place for two, intimate, thoughtfully designed and completed with loving care. An historical building but very modern in its conception including energy efficiency and the must-have features of modern life.

Cottage facilities and area map

Cottage facilities and area map

Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Gas central heating, one basket of logs for wood-burning stove and electricity included.

Television, Freeview, radio, blu-ray player, smart speaker, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge, automatic washer/dryer, shaver point, hairdryer, garden furniture, barbecue.

Off road parking. Secure bike store. Free WiFi.

Shops, pubs, bus route nearby.

One small dog welcome. Strictly non smoking.

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Cottage Reviews

“The Hay Loft is an excellent place to stay, everything is perfect and we wouldn't change anything. Cleanliness excellent, value for money and we would certainly come again. The owners made us feel so welcome. Cottage is perfect in every way. Area fantastic”
Mr Roy Cavanagh, 9th October 2020
“Photos looked lovely on the website. Everything was perfect, location, good quality, cleanliness excellent and everything you need. Nice glasses, crockery, bed linen, welcome pack etc etc. Very much value for money, we have already recommended the cottage to others and we will definitely return.”
Mrs Rebecca Reid, 19th September 2020
“Ideal sized cottage in area we wanted to stay. Cosy, compact, cleanliness excellent and a warm friendly welcome.”
Mr David Allsop, 12th September 2020
“It looked very inviting and sounded very nice in the brochure. The pictures on the website made our minds up. The cottage was even better than described and spotlessly clean. Home from home feel and close to the town centre. We will most definitely return”
Mr S Appleyard, 29th August 2020
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