Cosy cottage in a quiet corner of Nidderdale


Barn hosted by Vanessa

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Artist's Retreat is a true get away - if you want peace, quiet & stunning views this is for you. In beautiful Nidderdale, right on the Nidderdale Way and the Way of the Roses, with Brimham Rocks within sight. Ideal as a walking/cycling base, or just for a quiet stay away from it all.

With eye catching views of the large garden and surrounding countryside, inside is cosy with a wood burning stove in the sitting room, and the bedroom tucked into the upper body of the cottage.

The space
A cosy converted barn, with its inevitable quirks and charms. Downstairs is a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove and views of the gardens. There is also a single sofa bed for a third guest. Alongside is an open plan kitchen which leads on to a shower room.

Up the steep stairs is the bedroom with double or twin beds and more views across the garden and countryside - all with the quiet murmur of the stream in the background .

The cottage is furnished but uncluttered, and comes with all bedding and towels as well as a supply of logs for the wood burner, with more available to buy.

The large garden is yours to enjoy though we may be in there looking after it from time to time!

Parking for 1 car and there is a lockable shed for bikes.

1 dog is allowed by pre arrangement (£10 per night).

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

Smelthouses, England, United Kingdom

Artist's Retreat sits within Nidderdale AONB, within sight of Brimham Rocks but away from any rush or crowds. You can walk out of the garden straight on to the Nidderdale Way, or. cycle 100yds to join the Way of the Roses. There are numerous walks and cycling routes all around, with pubs within easy walking distance, and many within reach - as well as a gin distillery! You can choose between a circular walk along the River Nidd, a clamber at Brimham, a trip to Fountains Abbey and many other options. Pateley Bridge (with pubs, restaurants, grocers and a choice of 2 butchers) is a 5 minute drive away, and Ripon and Harrogate 25 minutes.

Hosted by Vanessa

  1. Joined in October 2019
  • 89 Reviews
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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 22:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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