#1179: United Kingdom, England

home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England
home exchange #1179: United Kingdom, England

    Description

    Our cozy cottage looks over the village green and is nestled between the small wildlife garden and fields of cows and sheep. A gate from the garden leads directly onto a footpath and a gentle walk along a country lane will bring you to 12th Century Fountains Abbey.

    Our handmade country kitchen boasts a traditional stove and a large farmhouse table. French doors take you out onto our flagged terrace which overlooks the large garden. The snug lounge has a large stone fireplace, cozy wood burner and big comfy sofas. Our 3 bathrooms are beautiful with limestone walls and floors and in one, a luxurious roll top bath.

    The cottage has a unique layout which seems to create the perfect setting for special occasions. There is plenty of social space, but also room to find somewhere quiet and escape the bustle. The large garden and village green means there's plenty of space for children and dogs to run wild and let off steam which helps the adult to relax and enjoy themselves too. Perhaps this is why we have had so many events at Fountains Abbey Cottage; birthdays (from 4 to 90!), hen parties, and reunions. We know that it's difficult to get everyone together for a whole week which is why we offer weekend breaks bookable as far in advance as you like. Prices begin from £675.

    We know how difficult it can be to travel with pets or children which is why we provide the essentials (highchair; cot; dog bed etc.) to make life easy.

    We sleep up to 10 in 6 comfortable bedrooms; 4 upstairs, a double bed downstairs, and a snug and secluded guest room in the garden - ideal for grandparents or romantic couples. Fine Egyptian linen, decadent silk bedspreads and enormous fluffy towels all provide a sense of indulgence.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    Our quiet location makes it easy to stay put and enjoy the clean air and beautiful landscape but for the more adventurous there is plenty to see and do; 900 year old ruins; stunning rock formations; epic scenery; adventure play parks; Medieval markets; Edwardian follies. Top of the list is world heritage site Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal: the ruins of a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey (the largest in Europe) alongside a beautiful Georgian Water Garden and peaceful Deer Park. Our lovely cottage is a peaceful half hour stroll from this stunning attraction. Less than 3 miles away is Brimham Rocks a remarkable collection of weathered rocks that have formed magnificent sculptures. For walkers we have the circular Ripon Rowel Walk, literally on the door step and many other beautiful places to explore from open farmland to craggy lakes and bluebell woods; all within two miles! For historians there is a wealth of ancient buildings; Ripon's Cathedral which dates from 672AD, over 1300 years old! Fountain's Abbey is on our doorstep and Rivaulx and Jervaulx Abbey are within a comfortable drive. For families there is an enviable choice. Tree climbing, pond dipping, and river jumping are all to be had within minutes! For more formal activities there are any number of attractions: Light water Valley is a 15 minute drive away and offers roller-coaster thrills and spills; How Stean Gorge is the site of a Highwayman's hideout and now offers abseiling, gorge-walking and kayaking. The Forbidden Corner is a wonderful folly and defies description but I heartily recommend it for the strangest day out! And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x double, 1 x Can also be made up as twin

    bedroom 3: 1 x single

    bedroom 4: 1 x single

    bedroom 5: 1 x double

    bedroom 6: 1 x king double, 1 x A private suite which can also be made up as a twin

    Bathrooms

    shower 1: shower, toilet, en suite to the Master bedroom

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower, toilet, en suite to the Garden room

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 19 to 34
    Seasonal
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    No wheelchair access

    Activities

    Sports

    Hiking / Walking

    Other

    Shops

    Place of Interest

    Picturesque 300 year old Cottage

    In pretty farming village,great location to explore surrounding areas

    At a glance

    Property Cottage (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 19 to 34 per week
    Bedrooms 6
    Guests 10
    Min stay 3 days
    Desired Destinations open to offers