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Jesmond Cottage to sleep 4 stands on the fringe of the village green in West Burton, just before the road narrows into the Back Nook, one of the many traditional stoneworked cottages that has been recently renovated.
Jesmond Cottage is a property of roomy proportions providing all modern comforts. The main access is through a small stone flagged patio garden with a bistro set, a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the views and activities on the green. The entrance opens into a cosy lounge with beamed ceiling, open fireplace and decorative stone alcoves.
Off the lounge is a well-equipped kitchen with dining area, which in turn gives access to the rear flagged patio. The patio can also be reached through a gated lane that leads from the village green a few yards away.
A stairway with pine balustrade rises from the lounge to two bedrooms, one large room with double and single bed and the other with a single bed. There is also a bathroom with bath, showerhead, washbasin and toilet.
Retention of the original and exposure of new features along with pine doors, panels and fitments blending with tasteful decoration and comfortable furnishings gives warmth to this cosy cottage and offers accommodation of a high standard.
Price £330 - £600 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.