Welcome to our cottage.
A perfect blend of town and country, Holly Beck Stables is a romantic bolthole. This pretty self-catering retreat is tucked away in the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside and offers the best of both worlds; the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the towns of Harrogate, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Masham and Ilkley are just a short drive away.
This Grade II Listed stone built cottage for two people. Whether you wish to enjoy some fantastic walking, mountain-biking, tour the local area or simply soak in the restful and rural surroundings of Shaw Mills. For the road cyclists out there, the Tour de Yorkshire has passed our front door, there are some challenging rides. We offer secure bike storage and expert advice is on hand from our on-site cycling guru, David!
As you arrive....
Step through the welcoming porch and you'll find a spacious boot room where there Is plenty of storage and a welcome pew to take off your boots! Off the boot-room is the bedroom, bathroom and staircase taking you to the upstairs living areas.
Sleeping & Bathing
In the spacious shower-room and the calming bedroom you will find Luxury H2k toiletries; quality bed linen and towels; and luxuriously soft, fluffy white dressing gowns. A TV with built-in DVD player and a dock for your IPod on the clock radio - all for you to indulge in when enjoying some much needed R&R. Tucked away, out of sight, there is a laundry area, including a washing machine and an airer. There is a stillness when in the countryside, you're guaranteed a peaceful sleep - what bliss!
The spacious sitting room has a large wonderfully comfortable corner sofa, a wood burning stove, oak flooring with a beautiful rug and high beamed ceilings making it the perfect place to curl up and read a book. There is a flat screen digital TV, DVD player and a library of DVDs and books. We know how important the internet and keeping in touch has become so Holly Beck Stables is also Wi-Fi enabled. If music is your thing then there is a CD player.
Dining & Entertaining
Awaiting you will be a 'Welcome to Yorkshire' hamper filled with some local goodies. The kitchen is well equipped with all the crockery, utensils and recipe books that you would expect to find in your own home, along with a fridge/freezer, electric cooker with an induction hob, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, and microwave.
A dining table and chairs, seating up to four people, is available for guests to dine together. All tableware is stored in the kitchen for guests to enjoy when having a night of entertaining - along with the corkscrew!
If you want to eat in but don’t want to cook – home cooked food is available to take away from the local pub, The Station Inn at nearby Birstwith offering good quality, locally sourced meals.
The Courtyard and Garden
Walk out of the cottage and you'll find a charming cobbled terrace and courtyard plus a very pretty shared garden - perfect for taking a leisurely breakfast or maybe a G&T or two on a balmy summer's evening. Lots of seating areas, including use of the stream side summerhouse and arbour.
Above is a floor plan of Holly Beck Stables. It is spacious and quirky – entrance boot room, bedroom and shower room on the ground floor and the kitchen and sitting room upstairs. As you can see it is spread over two floors. Back in the day the ground floor used to be the Stables/Blacksmiths Shop and upstairs used to be the granary to serve the farm. We have included an approximate layout so that our guests can get a better feel for their accommodation, showing the wood and flagged floors with a carpet in the bedroom.