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The Hay Loft


The Hay Loft

From £315 per week
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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.



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.



About The Area


The Nidderdale AONB is one of only 35 in England and covers an area of 233 square miles in North Yorkshire. To the north and west it bounds the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the high Pennine fells and to the south it follows the River Wharfe to pass north of Ilkley and Otley.

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Miss S Lewis
On Monday, 28 Jun 2021
We liked the features at The Hay Loft, log fire, courtyard, cute and quaint and allowed a pet. Good location to explore the dales. Very clean and value for money. Exactly as it looked online. Lovely welcome pack.
Ms C Salt
On Saturday, 12 Jun 2021
The Hay Loft was recommended to me, good for a single person plus close to both town and country. The cleanliness was amazing! Lovely, helpful hosts, well equipped, very well furnished with just enough detail. Everything felt nice quality, great soaps and useful items in kitchen. Would you come again? Yes please!
Mr Roy Cavanagh
On Friday, 09 Oct 2020
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
Mrs Rebecca Reid
On Saturday, 19 Sep 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.
Mr David Allsop
On Saturday, 12 Sep 2020
Ideal sized cottage in area we wanted to stay. Cosy, compact, cleanliness excellent and a warm friendly welcome.

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