The area, and the property suited out needs and exceeded them. The layout, the views, the peacefulness. Unable to fault anything. Excellent21-Oct-2017
Further Guest Reviews
Mistle House had all the amenities that we were looking for and found it so cosy and comfortable and good value for money. Everything in first class condition. You cannot improve on perfection. We intend to book for next year when we return home14-Oct-2017
Comfort, excellent utilities, cleanliness very good and for us proximity to Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon and Thornhill Edge. Value for money and yes, we would like to come again.29-Jul-2017
Mistle House had all the facilites we required and in a good location. The cottage was spotlessly clean, quiet and private and absolutely as described. All perfectly good for a holiday cottage10-Jun-2017
Location/views/situation. Mistle House is in a stunning place, close to so many other places but not commercialised. Very well equipped - attention to detail is excellent and a lovely welcome - homemade biscuits and cake! Just a lovely looking property inside and out06-May-2017
Its quirky layout and the cleanliness was perfect, the way it's fitted out ws very pleasing, everything we needed was there. Excellent value for money, well described, really wouldn't change a thing. Would love to come again. All perfect!16-Apr-2017
Being far from London! Well equipped, spotlessly clean, tissue boxes, cycle repair kit etc - it's the little things. The thoughtfulness from Val, the property owner, for the refreshments on arrival. Value for money for a family of five the Easter period. Would like to return08-Apr-2017
Location, views, childrens toys, homely feel, spotlessly clean. Everything is beautiful. We stayed here before and we absolutely love it here and well be back again! Thank you12-Aug-2016
Stayed here previously and knew just how good it is. Location, so peaceful. Exceptionally clean, well equipped, real fire, like being at home. Ideally located for the Great Yorkshire Show. Homemade cakes on arrival make it extra special.09-Jul-2016
The home from home feel and little touches, very clean, quiet location and size. Loved it and will return!10-Jun-2016
Attention to detail, spotlessly clean, WiFi, there was thought given to every aspect. Warm welcome by the owners. The best cottage we have ever experienced. Well done!!26-May-2016
- Bedrooms: 2
- Sleeps: 5
- Pets: No
- Price £376 - £673 per week
SHORT BREAKS and flexible start days all year.
Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Oil-fired central heating, underfloor heating on the ground floor, 1 basket of logs for wood-burning stove and electricity included. 2 televisions, Freeview, DVD, radio/MP3 dock, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer/dryer, shaver point, hairdryer, cot and high chair, garden furniture.
Off-road parking. Secure bicycle store. Telephone. Free WiFi.
Pub 2 miles and shop 3 miles. Bus route 2 miles. Sorry, not suitable for pets. Strictly non smoking.
This property is on a bore-hole water supply.
Description and Location
Mistle House is an interesting conversion of a former mistle or cow byre and its associated grain stores which stands in open countryside between the villages of Laverton and Galphay. Entry to the rear of the cottage is through a tiled hallway which serves as a utility and cloakroom plus adjoining fully tiled shower room and toilet. Down two small steps from the hallway is a spacious fitted kitchen, a further four steps take you down to a low level dining room which is only partially separated from the kitchen so that conversation can continue between chef and diner. Off the dining room is a bedroom with both a double and single bed. From the kitchen double doors lead to a spacious lounge including feature stonework and a wood-burning stove with stone hearth. An external door from the lounge leads down five stone steps to a patio area and lawn.
A stairway rises from the dining room to a spacious bedroom with king-size bed and skylights to watch the stars and half tiled bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet. There are external stone steps from the garden to the bedroom which are a remnant from the days when grain was carried to the loft but are still accessible today. To the side and front of the house is a large lawn and gravelled area overlooking open rolling countryside.
The house has been skilfully designed and meticulously converted with a high quality of workmanship. The inclusion of laminate floors throughout, stained panel doors and other features such as exposed oak posts and masonry mix history and tradition within a modern context. A charming and pristine home set in a peaceful location within an unspoilt area of natural beauty, who could want for more?
About Near Galphay
On the western edge of the Vale of York downstream from the 'Gateway' town of Masham the river Ure turns southeast gently slipping away from the fading Pennine hills. Minor tributaries with their becks and gills still cut deep into the distant heights and merge into greater flows to part the sloping Pennine flanks and form an area of lesser rolling valleys which was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1994. The River Laver is one such tributary flowing on its sinuous path over 10 miles to join the River Skell on the outskirts of the small historic city of Ripon.