Overview & description
Some three miles from West Burton, Hill Top Farm House and its adjoining cottage, Hill Top Cottage to sleep 4, stand alone embraced by a small copse looking south to the wooded gills, meadows and moorland held in close relief on the other side of the valley. To the front of the cottage is a large gravelled parking area and raised patio garden, a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the views.
Access is over the flagged patio at the front of the cottage with entry to a hall with separate toilet and washbasin. Adjoining the hall is a modern, well equipped kitchen with ample space for dining. Off the kitchen is a cosy stylish lounge with laminate floor and flagged hearth with multi-fuel stove. A stairway rises from the kitchen to a small landing that serves a double bedroom with brass bedstead and a TV, a twin bedroom and a shower room with large tiled shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet. Also on the landing is an external door leading to a flagged patio and seating area at the rear of the cottage which is a pleasant place to enjoy the evening sunshine.
There are beautiful panoramic views down to Walden beck and across the dale from the bedrooms, lounge and kitchen with spectacular views both up down the dale and out into Wensleydale from the patio, garden and around the cottage.
A very appealing, contemporary barn conversion retaining lots of character with all the modern comforts of home and offering a very high standard of accommodation.
Price £358 - £645 per week.
Not titled 'dale' but a small picturesque dale non the less, at its head, the towering Buckden Pike, limiting access to neighbouring Wharfedale to only bridleways and footpaths, and at its foot the acclaimed village of West Burton sitting at the juncture of Walden, Bishopdale and Wensleydale.
There is no village, only farms and houses scattered on the hillsides amid woodland and tree lined meadows that rise from the bubbling Walden Beck to the open, heather topped fellsides above. The valley gently twists and turns shyly revealing more of its charm with every bend. A truly upland dale of small proportions but with immense character and deep tranquillity.
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 further for the basics in life as West Burton contains a pub, butchers shop and general store/tearoom.
Facilities available at Hill Top Cottage
- On-Site Parking
- Child Friendly
- Visitor Information Charter