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The Old Hovel, a light and airy cottage

Entire cottage
hosted by Sarah
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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A new, stylish cottage, perfect for some quality, ‘Yorkshire’ time. It’s been converted and extended into an airy, modern space at the heart of the friendly village of Galphay, (pr.Gaafee), near Ripon and the Yorkshire Dales, in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Attention to detail provides a welcoming place to unwind and enjoy the area, where local gems include the stunning Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal gardens, Brimham Rocks, Himalayan Garden, Newby Hall and Harrogate.

The space
The open plan living space has a wood-burning stove, (with free wood provided). The room has lots of natural light and comfy sofa and chair, plus Wi-Fi and a TV. There’s books and games to relax with.
The kitchen has an induction hob, fan oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and toaster, plus plenty of utensils for if you’ve a passion for cooking.
The dining area is flooded with natural light and overlooks the garden, this could be a good workspace if needed.
Your wet room has underfloor heating, shower, heated towel rail, toilet and sink.
The bedroom also overlooks the garden and has a sumptuous king-size bed with quality bedding including feather bolsters. There’s storage and a dressing table with Bluetooth radio and a hairdryer.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Courtyard view
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises
Pets allowed
32" HDTV with standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Private patio or balcony

Where you’ll be

North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Galphay is a small, rural village 4 miles from the cathedral. City of Ripon. It’s in rolling countryside with a combination of hedges and walls, plus’s lots of small woods. There are quirky old buildings such as Braithwaite Hall and Witch of the Woods cottage nearby, linked by a network of footpaths.
There’s a big village green for picnics or the village pub with its terrace less than a minute away, plus a stroll will take in donkies, alpacas and chickens. Inevitably you’ll also meet folks out walking , cycling or horse riding.

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 36 reviews

Hosted by Sarah

Joined in November 2014
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I've lived locally with Jonathan, for 30 years and we love the area. We're both involved in design and making, primarily one-off commissions. I'm a big lover of the great outdoors, enjoy gardening, natural landscapes, especially trees.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.