the cottage is located in the centre of a picturesque town and only a few minutes walk to all the shops which have anything that you need. The cottage is very clean and is fully equipped with everything that you require, . I recommend having a meal at the Kings Head pub, we enjoyed a nice meal and friendly atmosphere. There is a weekly market and it is worth a visit as there are home made products and artists who sell pictures and cards. We used it as a base to travel around north yorkshire to do family history. I recommend also visiting surrounding towns such as Ripon. Hawes, Richmond and if you are a fan of the last of the summer wine go to Holmfirth. I would definitely stay there again.
We were 2 adults staying for some peace and quiet but within easy reach of amenities. That is exactly what we got.
My friend smokes and was greeted by the old chap almost every time that people have
mentioned negatively in reviews. Either he or his wife were in constant attendance. We however went along with it. The old chap was interested in where we were going and where we had been. You could set your clock by him and his tour of the village walking with his dog.
The cottage is just off the village centre, so 3 pubs and 2 breweries were within crawling distance but away from any noise. The deli on the corner had some fab cheese, a bakery around the opposite direction for fresh bread.
The place reminded me of a mini Oxford with huddled up terraces opening out onto the street. The centre has a parking honesty box of 50p. Steeped in history, cyclists and real ale drinkers following a country walk.
Yes, the old chap is a talking point, but we are nurses and are used to long chats with older people, so it didn't bother us
We stayed in this 6 sleep cottage with friends, for 4 adults, 1 infant and 3 cats it was ideal. However, we did not appreciate being "checked up on" 3/4 times a day by the old man who lives across the road (looking after the cottage) coming and staring in our windows! We had a 2 year old child staying with us so we found this type of behaviour very disturbing! The worst was when he came and looked through the window at 11pm, checking we were going to bed or something?! we certainly drew the curtains after this but noticed the curtains on the door have been removed!!! Probably so they can watch everyone who stays in this cottage. Not an enjoyable experience and even thought about cutting our holiday short because of this nosy neighbour behaviour!
Great cosy cottage. Ideal location, clean. Overall great cottage. There was just one thing. Been watched all the time. The cottage manager lives opposite is always nosying in. To the point we felt so uncomfortable that we left a day early. Such a shame. I wanted a holiday to relax instead got a man walking outside up and down. Like pacing as such. Staring in at us. Found it quite nerving and has put me off visting again with me and my family.
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