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One of the smaller dwellings in the pretty village of West Burton is Barton Cottage, to sleep 2, which faces onto the green, and overlooks the village cross but once inside the cottage, however, a surprisingly spacious interior is revealed.
The vast majority of houses surrounding the village green are in long terraces forming an almost continuous barrier to shelter and protect the green, only occasionally broken by narrow wynds or archways. There are fine family houses interspersed with small cottages all adding their own charm and character to this picturesque village.
Entry is over a small flagged patio with a bench seat to sit and enjoy the comings and goings on the village green. The front entrance opens into a small porch which leads to a cosy lounge with beamed ceiling, an open fireplace with flagged hearth and a bay window viewing to the village green. Through the lounge is a compact but well equipped kitchen with tiled floor which in turn leads to a rear hallway and adjoining dining room. Just off the kitchen a stairway rises to a spacious bedroom with double bed and a light and airy bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin and toilet. To the rear of the cottage is a small garden area complete with table and chairs.
A delightful, snug cottage for two comfortable and full of character offering a good standard of accommodation.
Price £274 - £428 per week.
West Burton, acclaimed by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in England, rests snugly in a deep sheltered valley at the juncture of Walden Dale, Bishopdale and Wensleydale. Nearby, high fell sides rise steeply to form a spectacular setting to this most picturesque of dales villages, and on climbing can give unrivalled panoramas of the surrounding dales and distant views of the Vale of York and North York Moors.
Walden Beck skirts the village and descends over rocky outcrops in a spectacular waterfall with deep pools and minor cascades held in a tree lined gorge to form a natural arena of beauty and relaxation.
The village surrounds an expansive green centred by an ancient market cross and, because of its position away from the main traffic routes, still offers traditional rural tranquillity. This is particularly true of the green where, here and there, small bench seats prompt social rendezvous and easy conversation.
It is served by a bus route and is ideally placed as a base for exploration of the dales and fells whether on foot or by car. There is no need, however, to travel for the basics in life as West Burton contains a pub, butchers shop and general store/tearoom.