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Thump Cottage - Gateway to the Dales!

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hosted by David
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 baths
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Our attractive one bed cottage has an outdoor sunken patio kitchen area with charcoal BBQ and a raised decking area. A cosy home from home, with a touch of luxury! Set at the bottom of our garden, but totally self contained with parking for one vehicle. Kirkby Malzeard is a small traditional village set in the Nidderdale AONB. Perfectly placed to be your 'Gateway to the Dales', whilst also conveniently located for visits to Harrogate and York, it's your town & country location rolled into one!

The space
A 'key safe' is located on the outside wall near the Kitchen stable door, for your 'self-entry' convenience

Our cottage was completely refurbished 'as new' in September 2018. It has underfloor heating with limestone tiles adorning the Kitchen and Wet-room/Toilet floors and walls. The fully fitted Kitchen is complete with Dishwasher, Washer/tumble-dryer, Fridge-freezer, Ceramic Hob, Microwave, Warming Drawer and a 'hide and slide' Neff Oven', not forgetting the necessary Toaster and Kettle! Mood lighting has been installed around the cottage, including a designer pendant light in the Kitchen/Diner creating a cosy atmosphere for dining at the glass topped table.

Carpeted stairs lead directly from the Kitchen to the 'loft-style' Bedroom, where we have installed a King Size Bed, a Dressing Table with ample drawers and a Wardrobe hanging space. All of our Bedding is of a high quality, and luxury Robes and Towels are provided during your stay. A Hairdryer and portable Electric Fan, with a wall-mounted TV are also there for your use. (Please note: there is no closing door or child safety-gate fitted to the top or bottom of the stairway which is why we can't accept your children.)

The cosy carpeted Lounge has a Wood-Burning Stove, but the cottage also has Radiators fitted in every room and heated Towel Rails in both Wet-room and Toilet.

Free WiFi is included for the duration of your stay. Please be aware that mobile reception can be intermittent depending on your network. The Lounge has a TV and Sound Bar with a selection of CD's and DVD's and a range of books and games to entertain you! Netflix, YouTube & Amazon prime are installed and there is a Firestick with each TV for the internet.

If you like walking, you will love Thump Cottage. The narrow Back Lane is bordered by fields and footpaths, so you can start a country walk right from your your front door! In the lounge, you will also find a great range of walking books, local OS maps, and general reference books for you to enjoy during your stay.

The Lounge Patio Door gives access to the outdoor sunken garden area with BBQ.. This area also houses a wood-fired Pizza Oven which can only be used in the summer months and when good weather conditions allow. This oven needs a certain amount of experience to manage. It take 2.5 hours to reach cooking temperature and can only be used under our direct supervision - which we are happy to provide when we are available. So prior arrangement for this is essential. A small fee will be levied for fresh pizza bases (dough balls) and extra wood provided.

For enjoying those summer days there are high glass-topped tables and chairs outside. In addition, folding canvas chairs are stored in the Kitchen. We have installed fixed Chains and Locks for your Bike security and waterproof Bike Covers are also provided.

The upper-decking, accessed by the garden steps, gives you great views over the fields at the rear. There is a table and chairs with a hanging heat-lamp to keep you warm and illuminated as dusk falls! The upper decking fencing is adorned with coloured festoon lighting on a time-switch. This area is great in the morning too for enjoying your breakfast in the sunshine!

Finally, there is a Welcome Folder giving full details of all the cottage facilities and local amenities and also a Visitors Book for all your comments.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 1 space
TV with Amazon Prime Video, Fire TV, Netflix
Washer
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Baby bath

Where you’ll be

Kirkby Malzeard, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Kirkby Malzeard is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales with its wonderful and incredibly varied countryside, from the windswept Dallowgill moorland covered in purple heather to the sprawling reservoir valleys of Pateley Bridge; from the stepping stones at Bolton Abbey to the lovely wooded valley from where Yorkshire's own 'Dick Whittington' traveled to become Lord Mayor of London. For those who want excitement and retail therapy a short car ride takes you to Lightwater Valley with the longest roller-coaster in the UK, the Market town of Skipton where you can browse the open-air market, visit the castle and hire a narrowboat to cruise the Aire Valley or Harrogate, an elegant famous Spa Town with it's lovely Valley Gardens and array of high class restaurants and bars, including the famous Betty's Tearooms. York is not too far and has an array of visitor attractions covering Viking, Roman and Medieval history.
However you look at it, Thump Cottage is an ideal starting off point to provide you with everything you would want on a holiday.

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Hosted by David

Joined in March 2015
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Hello! My name is Dave and my wife Janet and I share the responsibility of looking after Thump Cottage and our guests. We have lived in the same house in Kirkby Malzeard for over 30 years! So we know the area well and still regard ourselves as being on holiday and always look forward to welcoming new guests. We have both travelled a lot through work, staying in a variety of hotels, some very exclusive! So, we feel we are well equipped to provide our guests with a lovely stay. We both enjoy the Theatre, in all forms, the Cinema and the Arts in general And when we can, we love to walk in this glorious countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.
Hello! My name is Dave and my wife Janet and I share the responsibility of looking after Thump Cottage and our guests. We have lived in the same house in Kirkby Malzeard for over 3…

During your stay

We live in the house at the top of the garden, accessed by the garden steps. If you have any queries, then please do pop up the garden and knock on our door or give us a call. All our contact details and phone numbers are written in the Welcome Folder provided. If you would like to use the wood-fired Pizza Oven, which is by prior arrangement only and under supervision, then please contact us well in advance to make the arrangement. It takes some organising as it takes more than 2 hours to reach full cooking temperature!
We live in the house at the top of the garden, accessed by the garden steps. If you have any queries, then please do pop up the garden and knock on our door or give us a call. All…

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