The cottage was located where we wanted to be and had good reviews on the internet. Lovely sitting room, good bathroom with lot of shelf space, very comfortable bed, cleanliness excellent, value for money28-Oct-2017
- Bedrooms: 2
- Sleeps: 4
- Pets: Yes
- Price £376 - £673 per week
Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Underfloor central heating, gas open fire, electricity included.
Television, Freesat, video/DVD player, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer, shaver point, hair dryer, garden furniture, barbecue.
Off road parking. Telephone. Free WiFi.
Pub 400 yards, shop, bus Thoralby and West Burton, 1+ miles.
Sorry not suitable for children under the age of 7. Strictly non smoking. Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome £10.00 per dog.
Description and Location
Sitting near the sleepy end of the unspoilt village of Newbiggin in Bishopdale The Stable has been recently converted from a traditional dales stable into a very special two bedroomed property. The cottage sits back from the road where there is a small lawn and a gravelled area with ample parking space for three cars.
Entry at the front is to a large, well equipped kitchen with tiled floor and a wide solid beech peninsula unit which is ideal for breakfasting. Off the kitchen is a spacious lounge/dining room with limestone fireplace and open gas fire. Both the lounge and kitchen have doors leading out to the patio and large terraced garden with lush borders and lawns and a bubbling stream with a waterfall which provides a natural water feature. The elevated position of the upper terrace affords beautiful views to the surrounding fields and fells.
A stairway leads from the lounge to two double bedrooms. The larger room has a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin and toilet and the smaller has a double bed with en-suite washbasin and toilet. There are external stone steps to the larger bedroom which are a remnant of the days when hay was carried to the loft for storage but still accessible today.
This is a particularly lovely cottage with high quality furnishing including some antiques, all the modern comforts of home and comfortable under-floor heating. The Stable is the home of the property owners for the spring and summer months and consequently some cupboards are private, though, of course there is plenty of storage space for holidaymakers needs. Please note that the bath/shower is en-suite to the bigger bedroom probably making the cottage better suited to two couples who are prepared to share this arrangement.
In lower Bishopdale where the glacial moraine and drumlins cause small undulations in the landscape the village of Newbiggin nestles close to the valley floor on the south side of the dale.
The village is peaceful, long and linear with the houses intermittent about a narrow street that is linked to the B6160 by a minor road and small lane but has no through traffic.
Although Newbiggin means 'New Buildings' the term is relative since here are some of the finest examples of 17th century dwellings in the dales.