Fell Beck is perfectly located in the village of Burnsall, arguably the prettiest village in Wharfedale. The cottage nestles at the edge of the village and enjoys dual aspect views of the adjacent beck and fell beyond and the village green with its handsome 16th century stone bridge straddling the River Wharfe. The river shallows and widens here and, in Summer, is a tempting place for a cooling paddle after a day's walking.
There is a small paved sitting out area at the front of the cottage with garden furniture where you can enjoy breakfast in the sun while listening to the babbling beck in front of you and gazing at the sheep on the fell beyond.
Enjoy the large village green with its maypole and, next to the bridge, is the famous Red Lion pub, which offers a fantastic pint by the river and extremely good food, largely locally produced.
The village also boasts the ancient St Wilfred's church, a 16th century primary school and, unusually nowadays, a village shop and extremely good tea room. The village is on the Dales Way and there are many lovely walks from the doorstep, including river walks in both directions to Grassington via Hebden or to Appletreewick, which has two pubs to choose from.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps four guests.
Wood burning stove.
Small paved sitting out area at the front of the cottage with garden furniture and barbecue..
Integral garage suitable for small car. Other parking available in adjacent field.
Sorry, no pets.
Minimum of a three night stay.
The patch of grass opposite the house belongs to the neighbouring property and can be used for unloading if the neighbour is not in residence.
Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
TV, DVD, iPod and a selection of DVDs, books and board games
Babies are welcome and there is a travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request.
Outdoor furniture and barbecue.
Attractions and nearby amenities
To the south the market towns of Skipton and Ilkley offer larger shops and supermarkets and bustling market days whilst a few miles north is the larger village of Grassington with a good butcher, baker, souvenir shops and a selection of eateries.
The breath-takingly romantic sight of the ruined Bolton Abbey is just down the road, as is the legendary Strid, which can be reached via a lovely riverside woodland walk.
As well as having an excellent pub on the doorstep and lots more close by, there are many excellent restaurants in the vicinity including the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey (Michelin starred restaurant), and the renowned Angel Inn at Hetton. The Angel has recently been named in the Times Top 20 Best Gastro Pubs in Britain.
Further afield are the more strenuous walks of Upper Wharfedale, as well as stunning Malham Cove, Hawes, famous for its Wensleydale cheese, Ingleton waterfalls, Stump Cross Caverns and Aysgarth Falls.
Nearby are lots of potential rainy day attractions including York, offering the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum, along with Harrogate and Knaresborough. It is also possible to visit the Bronte village of Haworth from here.