If you’re looking for a quaint, beautiful and discrete rustic stone cottage as a base for a rural romantic getaway, look no further. This delightfully lovely cottage comfortably sleeps two guests and allows you to bring a well-behaved pet with you to enjoy the experience.
It sits in lower Kirby, Yorkshire Dales and dates back over 200 years, boasting a rich tapestry of history whilst also retaining modern features and creature comforts so that it can always offer that home from home feeling that you want from a rural retreat.
When staying at the cottage, you’ll be resting your head in a king-size double bedroom complete with your own TV. Adjacent to the bedroom is a luxurious bathroom complete with a freestanding bath and shower. There is also a wood-burning stove in the sitting room to warm you up during the cold winter months.
This beautiful cottage is set out over a total of two floors. As soon as you enter the property, you are greeted by the spacious sitting room complete with a wood-burning stove. Set across the roof are wooden beams that add to the rustic feel of the property that you get as soon as you enter.
Head through the wooden door and you’ll be greeted by the kitchen, which is stocked with modern appliances. Then, as you head upstairs, this is where you come across the spacious and luxurious king-size bedroom, the perfect place to rest your head after a long day.
To the rear of the property, there is an enclosed garden/patio area. An excellent place to let your dog off the lead and also the ideal spot to enjoy a bit of alfresco dining and have a BBQ during the warm summer months.
Kirkby Malzeard is a quaint and charming village that sits on the outskirts of the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate. The town itself is rich in history and boasts a cheese factory that has been making cheese for well over 100 years. The town is also surrounded by an endless amount of nature trails traversing through rolling Yorkshire countryside, the perfect place to take your dog for a walk and to take in the many breathtaking views that are on offer.
If you are looking for something that is ideal for the whole family, just under four miles away is Lightwater Valley, a theme park with rides for kids and adults of all ages. If you want to know more about the history of the area and go on a trip down memory lane, a bit further afield, you also have the World Heritage site Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Or, if you want a unique experience, why not try your hands at a bit of Talon Falconry in Ripon?
Ripon is only a short drive away from Kirkby Malzeard and boasts plenty of things to get involved in. It has its own Museum Trust, which informs you on how the area got to where it is today and sheds a bit more light on the area’s history. There is also a Ripon Treasure Hunt Trail that will lead you through the town and surrounding areas on a fun-filled adventure.
Whether you’re a pair of friends, siblings or a romantic couple looking for a charming retreat away from all the hassles of daily life and work, look no further than Ashknott Cottage. It is the perfect home from home and is a wonderful place to stay all year round, offering nature trails and hikes to experience year-round and a wood burner to keep warm and cosy during the winter.
If you decide to stay here, the owners of the property will allow you to bring along with you one small well behaved dog. It should be noted that if you bring your pet along, there is a supplementary cost of £25 per week. The owners also specify that this property is suitable for adults only and not for children.