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Rowan House - Bedale

Bedale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautiful property in the heart of North Yorkshire
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
  • Within easy reach of Ripon, Richmond, Leyburn and Bedale
  • Close to the Yorkshire National Park
  • This is a tranquil holiday base for up to eight guests
  • A spacious and peaceful holiday home in idyllic surroundings
Property code: G0122

Set on the outskirts of Wensleydale this impressive property offers fantastic holiday accommodation for a family or group looking for a wonderful rural venue for a special celebration or get-together.

Set in a quaint village on the cusp of Wensleydale and close to the popular town of Bedale (4.5 miles), this attractive holiday home is perfect for exploring this beautiful part of North Yorkshire. Both Bedale and Leyburn (9.5 miles) have a great variety of independent shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, or you could head to Richmond (9 miles) and explore the castle ruins, or to Ripon (18.5 miles) for a day at the races. Other attractions include The Forbidden Corner (13 miles), Aysgarth Falls (17 miles) and Bolton Castle (16 miles). For walkers and cyclists, the Yorkshire Dales (16 miles) and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (10 miles) are both within easy reach.

On entering this handsome holiday property, you will find a spacious and welcoming lounge with a choice of comfortable seating, TV and DVD, making this a lovely space to relax in. Exploring further you will find the attractive open-plan kitchen/diner. The pretty garden room makes a wonderful dining space, with views across the garden and beyond. With a large dining table and a delightful snug at the end of the room, this is also a great space to relax after dinner, with a selection of board games and an iPod dock. Moving into the traditional and stylishly designed kitchen you will find it fully equipped with an AGA style oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher and a breakfast bar with a TV. The washing machine and dryer are stored in the nearby utility room. There is also an additional games room with TV, DVD and PlayStation. The ground floor also features a handy shower room with WC. Heading upstairs you will find four cosy bedrooms. The large master bedroom has a king-size bed and looks out over the village and also has an en-suite shower room with WC. There's also a double room with garden views, a twin room, and a room with a trundle bed for up to two adults. There is also a bathroom complete with shower over the bath.

Outside, you will find a beautiful mature garden with a sheltered patio and plenty of garden furniture. There's a pleasant lawn and a mini-terrace at the rear of the garden. Here you can enjoy a BBQ or an afternoon drink while enjoying the gorgeous views of the paddock and the scenery beyond. There's also a tree swing for children in the back garden, and you will also have access to three acres of paddock and fields belonging to the cottage's owner where children can run around. You may even have a visit from the owner's friendly horses. A large garage is suitable for storing bikes securely. Ample off-road parking is available for up to four cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 room with double trundle bed
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 ground-floor shower room and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • AGA style range oven, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, TV
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • TV, DVD, iPod dock, piano
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wood burner
  • Games room with TV, DVD, PlayStation
  • Garden with BBQ, patio, tree swing and furniture
  • Ample off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Secure bike storage
  • Heated flagstone flooring
  • 3 acres of owner's land available for guests to use
  • Dogs allowed in Paddock  under owners control as horses grazing.
  • Pub within a short stroll
  • Shop within 3 miles
  • Richmond 9 miles

The house is set in a sleepy little village close to the town of Bedale on the cusp of Wensleydale. There's a village pub under a 5-minute stroll away which offers delicious pub grub, with lots of other well-regarded gastro pubs within easy driving distance. There's also a Deer Park a short walk from the house, where you can see Deer roaming freely in the park for most of the year.

Beyond the village, the attractive town of Bedale (4.5 miles) is worth a visit. Stop for a coffee before making your way around the town's antique shops. There's also a swimming pool here, a great rainy-day option if you have little ones with you, and nearby Catterick Garrison (6 miles) has a cinema too. In the opposite direction, you'll find the charming market town of Leyburn (9.5 miles) where you’ll find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square, which hosts a busy market every Friday. Leyburn is also home to the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain. The nearby historic town of Richmond (8.5 miles) is similar in many ways and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of the house. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both under 17 miles away and the picturesque villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within 21.5 miles, so an abundance of choices for things to do if you want to get out and about. If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise with many beautiful walks from your doorstep. And there are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 23rd September 2019

The location was ideal being just minutes from the A1 meant getting around was straight forward. Many places of interest were half hour to 45 mins away by car. The house itself is ideal for a large group. Plenty of beds and bathrooms. Comfortable living areas and all the amenities covered.

Reviewed by Robert 30th August 2019

Rowan House is a very comfortable and homely property and is ideally located for visiting the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire. It lies in the small village of Hackforth, and the small market town of Bedale is only a 10 minute drive away. The village pub, the Greyhound Inn,(dog friendly) is less than a 5 minute walk away from the house and it sRead moreerves delicious pub grub which is reasonably priced. Hide

Reviewed by Dorothy 19th July 2019

Good location, within short distance of Bedale for shopping. Good views of countryside from the cottage. Decent pub food within a short walking distance at the Greyhound Inn. All the family including Bernie the dog enjoyed our holiday.

Reviewed by Jackie 12th July 2019

The cottage is really lovely and was very spacious. Everything worked well and we had no issues. The garden is very sheltered. The local pub was visited on a couple of occasions and the food and service was good. Easy access to the dales and lots of places to visit and enjoy within easy reach but you will need a car. The location is quiet. We wouldRead more definitely revisit. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 28th June 2019

A lovely house in a good location for trips out & about. Plenty of living space for our party (of 6) and very well equipped. Excellent pub just a few minutes walk away, with good food. We even had good weather to use the barbecue!

Reviewed by Marie 21st June 2019

Beautiful house in great location so ideal for our family get together.

Reviewed by Sarah 19th February 2019

Wonderful house in a stunning location. Very comfortable and warm and perfect for family holidays. Very well-equipped. We would definitely recommend it and hope to plan a return visit soon.

Reviewed by Marie 2nd January 2019

Rowan house was a perfect spot for our family Christmas with everything from a warming Aga, den for the kids and comfy beds! Many thanks for a great stay!

Reviewed by Pauline 13th November 2018

Fantastic cottage; we stayed at the beginning of October 2018, a party of 8! Fabulous service.

Reviewed by Andrea 6th November 2018

A lovely weekend at Rowan House , with 6 Adults and 2 Children.The house was so spacious , warm and the equipment provided was excellent .Lots to do near the village .Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by sara 9th October 2018

Such a warm and wonderful house that we all felt at home in immediately. All the amenities that people need for a holiday/short break.Beautiful setting to use as a base and even horses over the fence saying hello to us.Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Debra 25th August 2018

A beautiful house with many extra home comforts. Lovely welcome basket. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Craig 25th July 2018

Fantastic holiday house with an excellent level of amenities and on a great plot (open country views front and back). Especially enjoyed sitting out with the family in the privacy of the back garden every evening with a view over the fields and paddock. Only downside was that we found the location to be limited for dog walks direct from the houseRead more and ended up with a 30min+ car journey for most family days out. This was to be expected and a small price to pay for a lovely rural location and did not spoil our fantastic week in Yorkshire. I'm sure we'll return to the region and wouldn't hestitate to book this villa again. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 24th July 2018

Beautiful cottage in lovely country location, perfect for a family get away.

Reviewed by Carolyn 14th July 2018

Lovely cottage with an enclosed garden for dogs and little ones. Loved the different areas in the house you could relax in and the large kitchen with the Aga was great.

Reviewed by Richard 27th June 2018

Faith restored in Gorgeous Cottages after a bad experience last year, wd Marion !!This house is amazing, we stayed a week with our golden retriever and it was nigh on perfection.A beautiful house, exceptionally maintained, friendly neighbours, great local pub serving outstanding food (wd Mike & Co.), idyllic location close to several quaint villageRead mores & towns. Only very slight negative was lack of walks for our golden, but shes 11yrs old now so gardens sufficed, and theres the walk through the farm at the rear of the house.Local pub The Greyhound Inn is an absolute must, great food and drink !!Overall as close to a 10/10 as poss, and we'll definitely be back ASAP ??? Hide

Reviewed by Janice 31st May 2018

Excellent property only issue was the very creaky floorboards upstairs and staircase.

Reviewed by Gillian 19th May 2018

Just returned from our second stay at Rowan House. The location is ideal for us, and the large comfortable house provided a perfect place for us to relax with friends after a day visiting local attractions. This time the weather was warm enough for us to enjoy the garden and the top patio, get to know the horses in the paddock, and on the colder niRead moreghts we were cosy and warm in the comfort of the garden room. Thank you to all concerned for our enjoyable week. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 25th April 2018

We had a very enjoyable 7 day stay at Rowan House in the village of Hackforth which is just a short 4 mile drive away from the pretty market town of Bedale. The location is ideal for exploring North Yorkshire and the surrounding environs whether by car or bicycle.There are lots of lovely walks in the area and the Greyhound Inn (dog friendly) is onlRead morey a 5 minute walk away from the house which serves good quality pub grub. We would certainly recommend a trip to Thirsk to visit the James Herriot museum which is a must for all fans of "All Creatures Great and Small". Hide

Reviewed by Sheran 25th April 2018

Cottage was lovely & it had everything you needed, very clean & comfy, only downside was the stairs & upstairs floorboards creaked quite loudly, but it would not put me or my family off going again.

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