Good location, well equipped, very clean, deceptively spacious but cosy, really impressed. Description spot on. Would recommend to a friend, though not when we want to revisit! Would absolutely like to return02-Nov-2017
Further Guest Reviews
Quaint, cleanliness superb, well fitted out and in good order. Everything was as described, very much value for money, condition top quality. Would like to return and will recommend to others but not too many as I want to come back!21-Oct-2017
- Bedrooms: 3
- Sleeps: 4
- Pets: Yes
- Price £324 - £588 per week
SHORT BREAKS and flexible start days all year.
LATE AVAILABILITY 3 - 18 August.
LATE AVAILABILITY 25 August - 1 September.
Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Electric heating, fuel for multi-fuel stove and electricity included.
2 televisions, DVD, radio, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, automatic washer, electric blankets, shaver point, garden furniture.
Off road parking in front of the cottage. Telephone, incoming calls only. Free WiFi.
Shops, pubs, restaurants, bus route nearby.
One small well behaved dog welcome. Sorry, not suitable for children under 5 due to open stairs. Strictly non smoking.
Description and Location
Briar cottage, dating from the 18th century, has been renovated to reveal some of its original features and is part of a small, interesting, terrace which sits on the fringe of the cobbles looking out towards the torn ramparts of Middleham Castle. In the quiet, upper market place there are small formal gardens and ancient cobbled areas which compliment the pretty traditional stone cottages.
Entry, at the front of the cottage, is to a bright lounge with Victorian fireplace and a dining room area with slate tiled floor which views out into the flagged courtyard. From the dining area there is a pretty, well equipped, fully fitted, shaker style kitchen and slate floor. To the side of the entrance lounge is another cosy lounge which has a stone arched fireplace with multi-fuel stove.
A stairway rises from this lounge to a small landing serving three bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, power shower over the bath, washbasin and toilet. One bedroom has a double bed, one has twin beds and the other has a single day bed. The double and twin rooms view out over the cobbles towards the castle.
A stable door leads from the dining room to a courtyard with border gardens and a flagged patio area. This courtyard area can also be reached from the market place through a private alleyway, with a door, leading between the adjacent cottages.
Briar Cottage has beently renovated to reveal wooden lintels above the windows and stone work. The use of half-glass doors allows natural light to warm and brighten all the rooms. A cosy cottage, full of character, provides a good high standard of accommodation.
Where the steep flanks of the dominant Penhill, separating Wensleydale and Coverdale, gently recede towards the convergence of the rivers Ure and Cover the high fells of Wensleydale are left behind but the southern hillsides of Coverdale continue towards Witton Fell. Here, as the valleys merge, sheltered from the prevailing westerly weather on the lowest reaches of Penhill sits Middleham. The ancient sentinel protecting the once important Pennine crossing to Skipton and Lancashire.