Last week was all a bit exciting as we picked up the keys to our very first Luxury Yorkshire Holiday Cottage. Dating back to the early 1800s, it’s a gorgeous double fronted stone cottage set in the Dales village of Healey near Masham.
It was love at first sight for me – I called the agent with our offer before I’d run it past Phil! It’s just so perfect for a holiday cottage, for lots of reasons…
It’s important that the properties we develop start with their own inherent character and charm. This beautiful Yorkshire Cottage has stood for over 200 years giving it a gravity and history you just can’t fake. It’s called ‘South View’ at the moment but we think this old chap suits another name more. Not telling just yet though!
It’s a total knock-out. Looking out from an elevated South facing position the cottage enjoys magnificent views over the River Burn valley & Swinton Estate, taking in farmland, woodlands and moors. We hope to design our indoor and outdoor spaces to make the most of this magical scene.
Healey sits within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its easy to see why this corner of the Dales was given this accolade. The landscape here is truly breathtaking and its very accessible – there are public footpaths in every direction practically from the doorstep.
The local pub
The neighbouring village of Fearby (picture postcard stuff) has a fantastic little foodie pub – The Black Swan. At just over half a mile from the cottage, it’s easily walkable for those lazy holiday lunches…
The surrounding area
Just a few miles from the cottage is the vibrant town of Masham where handsome Georgian houses huddle around a market square. Home to the Black Sheep and Theakston breweries, it’s always been one of our favourite places in the Dales. We’ll tell you a little bit more about it soon.
Beyond the town is the grand Swinton Estate where there’s a fabulous hotel, cookery school, Country Club & Spa among other delights.
For all of the above reasons and a few more, we felt ‘South View’ just had to be our first Yorkshire Velvet holiday cottage. Follow our refurbishment project in full on our Facebook and Instagram pages.