Historic Whitefriars Lodge is a newly converted luxury four bedroom holiday cottage ideally located in the centre of the thriving market town of Settle with the benefit of private parking, exterior dining and bathrooms for all four bedrooms.
Lovingly restored by the owners, the house has a new lease of life and awaits up to nine friends and family wishing to holiday in comfort in the Dales.
The cottage features four generously sized bedrooms each with their own bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and dining area.
With quality restaurants, good local pubs, takeaways, cafes, a launderette, swimming pool, supermarkets and shops on your doorstep, Whitefriars Lodge is the perfect base to explore the Dales on foot, by cycle, car or train.
Settle station is just a five minute walk away giving access to the historic Settle to Carlisle railway line.
Settle is a great location for walkers, cyclists, climbers and cavers but is also a great base for visiting nearby attractions such as the beautiful village of Malham, historic Skipton with its medieval castle and bustling Kirkby Lonsdale.
From the Lodge visitors can walk to the nearby Hoffman Kiln at Langcliffe, get a fantastic view over the Dales from Attermire or walk to Feizor or along the river to Knight Stainforth and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake at the local cafes.
Intrepid walkers could use the Lodge as a base to tackle Yorkshire's Three Peaks – the Lodge enjoys a view of Penyghent from the front door.
Whitefriars is a historic property - a dwelling has occupied the site since the 1500s when it provided feeding, stabling and a loading area for the horse drawn carriages and carters of the day.
In 1814 the property was rebuilt as the grand "White Hall" and the yards converted providing further stabling and a coach house.
In the mid 1800s the house was served by four servants including a cook, two maids and a man to care for the horses and gardens.
In its hey day as a great house the property and garden covered all of neighbouring Whitefriars Car Park and benefited from a grand winding entrance opposite the church.
Guests can still see the historic greenhouse in the adjacent garden which grew produce for the "big house".
Photographs of the house during this period are displayed above the dining table so guests can imagine themselves living in the Lodge in the Downton era!
Over first and second floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor family room with 3 single beds with en-suite shower, basin and WC. First floor cloakroom with basin and WC. First floor kitchen with breakfast table and chairs. First floor siting room with dining area (seats 9).
Malham 6 miles; Skipton 17 miles; Kendal 25 miles.
The bustling market town of Settle lies at the south west rim of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, nestled beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - a region of scars, cliffs, caves and potholes - amongst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire. Tuesday is market day in Settle, when the square is filled with stalls offering a wide variety of crafts and goods. The market place is surrounded by local businesses, the centre being dominated by The Shambles, an historic three storey building with shops on two levels and houses above, and the Town Hall. There is a good selection of restaurants and pubs and a public swimming pool. The Victoria Hall has entertainment and other activities such as folk nights throughout the year. The famous Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses some of the most beautiful and inspiring upland scenery in the country. Natural attractions such as Malham Cove and Gordale Scar are within easy reach, as are the nearby Dales towns of Skipton and Malham. Settle is in the midst of excellent walking country and is a good base for touring the Dales, the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland.
This property offers the following short breaks:
Gas central heating Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 4 cars with additional parking in neighbouring car park Secure bike storage Tree lined pathway leading to private exterior table and chairs Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop and pub 5 minute walk Train station 5 mins walk Note: Property accessed via external cast iron staircase, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility Note: Maximum of 9 people. Off road parking Smoke-free Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi