We're thrilled that the Dove Cote at Arbour Hill made it in the Guardian's top 50 Cottages for a Christmas break. Our Grade II listed, bijou beauty is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. The Guardian says:
“A former dovecote on a model farm just outside Patrick Brompton, in Wensleydale, the Dove Cote is one of two holiday cottages that flank a genteel 18th-century house. It’s best suited for walkers (plenty of fine pubs nearby for Christmas lunch), being surrounded by fields and woods and within easy reach of attractions such as Aysgarth Falls. If you’re home in time for sunset you can catch it – along with Hornby Castle – framed through the windows.”
Welcome to The Dove Cote at Arbour Hill, a stunning and unique retreat set within the grounds of a beautiful and historic estate in Wensleydale. Subject to recent and outstanding renovation, this gorgeous Grade II listed building has been transformed into a luxury bijou country retreat every bit as relaxing as its name and designed specifically for couples.
North Yorkshire boasts some of the finest and most beautiful stately homes in the country, don't let that fool you into thinking that they're staid in their approach to what they offer visitors. Three of our favourites have some great events on offer this month, have a look and see which one you'd like to attend. When the evening is over and you're ready to relax, remember we also have beautiful listed buildings for you too stay in, with hot showers, comfy beds and peaceful surroundings, you're guaranteed to have a great nights sleep and then treat yourselves to a leisurely breakfast the next day.
‘Love is in the air, everywhere I look around, love is in the air, every sight and every sound’
Oooh don’t the lyrics of John Paul Young just get you going in the lead up to a romantic weekend away... but you still need some inspiration. Why not stay at one of our Romantic Grade II listed holiday cottages, designed exclusively for couples and situated in the Yorkshire dales. Whilst staying with us take your pick from our top 6 Romantic days out in Yorkshire and treat your loved one to a truly special day, whatever the time of year…
The "grand design" for the garden is almost complete, after many months of work, building walls, re-pointing, levelling and shifting over 100 tonne of earth and gravel we are almost ready for our first guests. The Dove Cote & Summer House both overlook the new courtyard garden and should provide the perfect location for couples wanting
premium self catering holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales.
For the last big push we need to move 40 tonne of topsoil and 20 tonne of gravel into the new parterre.
So far we have managed this with a team of two (me and a good friend Ian) but the last 'push' might be a stretch too far. So if you are a local, know us and fancy a bit of a workout (pushing a wheelbarrow) your help would be greatly appreciated.
No interview necessary, prior experience not needed, smokers need not apply, two legs an advantage.
The wheelbarrow party will be in full swing on Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (4-10th Feb). Tea and coffee provided, stronger beverages available (drunk in charge of a wheelbarrow acceptable).
Interested contact Karl on 07870 155941