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Malhamdale Luxury Farmhouse On The Edge Of The Yorkshire Dales National Park

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Bell Busk, Malhamdale, Skipton, Yorkshire Dales, England - Peaceful Location In Beautiful Pastoral Setting With Panoramic Views

Please contact us before booking. Granville House in Bell Busk is a 400 year old Yorkshire Laithe, now a popular location for gatherings of families and friends. You will have amazing views from all windows. This is tranquility realised, a hidden gem that will leave you feeling happier and healthier. Your holiday home is spacious, cosy and characterful, sitting along the old drovers track cycle route 68 and is a good starting point for the Pennine Way. Granville House is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Malhamdale and not far from the AONB of the Forest of Bowland. A paradise for nature lovers. There are otters in the River Aire and Otterburn Beck. Spot the kingfishers too. In the evening watch out for bats and owls or study the night sky without light pollution and be mindful of the hares, rabbits, deer or badgers as you drive along. The aurora can be seen from here. We provide bird seed for your bird table too.

This is farming country and England at its best. Depending on the time of year, we either have spring lambs being born in the field opposite or gambling and pronking around in full view. After that the same field is often used for birthing calves up until mid autumn.

Bell Busk is nowadays a sleepy ancient hamlet, but it used to be the main terminus for the Dales when we had a railway station and silk mill. Before that the Romans were here walking up and down our lane. It is as tranquil or bustling as you want it to be. The countryside is beautiful and uncrowded but good facilities are within easy reach. There are lots of things to do round here with walks and cycle trails straight from your door.

You can shop till you drop in Skipton, Settle, Clitheroe or Ilkley or wander round the picturesque villages of Grassington, Malham, Haworth and Kirkby Lonsdale. You will have your very own mini tourist information centre to hand with leaflets and organised folders to help you plan your perfect holiday. You will find everything you need for a relaxing short break or month long holiday. There are games, DVDs, books, magazines, IPOD dock, 6MB WIFI and a TV with some satellite channels. There is a piano with sheet music and guitar. The hand built bespoke wooden kitchen is a cooks dream with good quality equipment, an Aga ( so always warm and cosy on arrival) and an Aga easy recipe book. The kitchen is a great sociable place.

The bedrooms are spacious and furnished luxuriously, with 4 poster bed in the master bedroom. The bath is big enough for 2. You will even have central heating and a log burner.

Just 1.5 miles away you will find a swimming pool and spa, fly fishing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, an off roading experience or falconry. The nearest bar there has 2 big open fires, choice of restaurants and amazing views. You will find cosy characterful fantastic gastro pubs nearby or the award winning Indian restaurant in Gargrave.

The garden is large at the back with table and chairs, we provide picnic blankets too, but there is an unfenced pond and an unfenced drop so children must be supervised at all times. Malham Cove can be seen from the back garden. The garden at the front is small and safe with table and chairs. There is off road parking for 3 cars. Granville House is 15 mins drive from the ancient town of Skipton, with medieval castle, 4 day market, canal, many shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs. Easy access by road and rail. The local village of Gargrave has a well stocked Co-Op, a delicious deli and fish and chip shop. Hellifield, Aireton and Cracoe sell local produce. Settle, Malham and Grassington are also very close. Nearby places to visit include; Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Ingleborough, Pen Y Ghent, Whernside, Pendle Hill and The Pennine Way, The Trough of Bowland, Forest of Bowland, Gisburn Forest, Settle Carlisle Railway, Embsay and Keighley Steam Railways, Bolton Abbey, Skipton Castle, Grassington, Hawes, Haworth, Clitheroe, Ilkley, Harrogate, Saltaire, Leeds and York.

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About the Owner

Jeanne Hine
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

About Jeanne Hine

We are a working professional couple, who love country life. We often work from home.

Our hobbies are varied and include many outdoor pursuits and gardening.

We love what we have and we are happy to share it with you.

Jeanne Hine purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Jeanne Hine chose North Yorkshire

We meant to downsize when our children fledged but we fell in love with Granville House because of the views.

Once you are here, you will feel completely relaxed and quite far away but in reality Bell Busk is very easy to access just 1 mile from the A65, it is not cut off and does not take hours to reach along winding lanes. It's a little gem.

What makes this cottage unique

Our special features would include the views, the very large well stocked garden and the light aspect. If the sun is shining, it will shine on Granville House.

Indoors, there is a luxurious amount of space, a 4 poster bed, a log burner, piano and guitar, a wonderful bespoke kitchen with Aga and a roll top bath. Outside you will find plenty of wildlife and you may even see the aurora because of the dark sky. You can feed our hens or the wild birds too. If you are lucky you will see a steam train.We pride ourselves on our cleanliness too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Top class!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014



What a lovely house! It's obvious from all the reviews on here that this house is fantastic, and it lives up to that billing and more!

There are amazing views, big comfy beds, fab furnishings, a big tele, fab walks from the doorstep, a locally crafted kitchen, boot/drying room, big garden, cozy aga, wood burner etc. Absolutely everything has been thought of and been provided by the owners, who live next door. They are friendly and welcoming, but unobtrusive.

I don't think you could get a better house in the Dales. Could not recommend highly enough.
Jan 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

“Top class!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014



What a lovely house! It's obvious from all the reviews on here that this house is fantastic, and it lives up to that billing and more!

There are amazing views, big comfy beds, fab furnishings, a big tele, fab walks from the doorstep, a locally crafted kitchen, boot/drying room, big garden, cozy aga, wood burner etc. Absolutely everything has been thought of and been provided by the owners, who live next door. They are friendly and welcoming, but unobtrusive.

I don't think you could get a better house in the Dales. Could not recommend highly enough.
Jan 2015
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18 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

4

Beautiful property, fantastic views

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here in Granville House. A real luxury to look out on unbroken countryside views.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommend this wonderful homely, well equipped, cottage.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we stepped into the cottage we felt at home! All rooms beautifully equipped, luxury bedding etc. Great kitchen with aga , easy to use with clear instructions. Views are amazing especially as we were lucky to have blue sky and sunshine! The gardens are as you see in the photos, pretty and well kept. The chickens enjoyed the food waste!

Everything is explained in a folder and lots of brochures for local activities.

Jeanne and Richard are excellent hosts and very friendly and obliging, full of ideas and suggestions.Just wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you all back to explore the Dales. It is very pretty with lots to see near here.
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Made very welcome and place was very tidy and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Granville House. We hope to see you again.
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5

Beautiful & great location

  • 5 of 5

Owners could not have been more helpful, Lovely setting & House is beautiful and so nicely decorated

Near other fabulous holiday spots

Perfect for us, so peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cosy relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped inside it felt so cosy and homely, loved cooking on the Aga so easy to use. Lovely views from all windows, great watching the birds from the kitchen window, the owners supply bird food. There was a robin we nicknamed him "Bully boy" as he kept guard over the bird table and kept chasing the other birds away, it was funny to watch! The house felt so warm with the Aga and the log burner going. Great walks right from the front door and the surrounding area, ideal base for visiting Grassington, Skipton and Settle. Richard, Jeanne and Russet the dog were very friendly and made us feel very at home. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and feel so relaxed it will be hard going back to work! Will definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your January holiday here so much. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay we are sad to be leaving the hosts we're very welcoming and helpful the cottage is very homely and comfortable well looked after property we would love to come back. Would recomend this place to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, it would be lovely to have you all back.
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Location

From the Owner

We meant to downsize when our children fledged but we fell in love with Granville House because of the views. Once you are here, you will feel completely relaxed and quite far away but in reality Bell Busk is very easy to access just 1 mile from the A65, it is not cut off and does not take hours to reach along winding lanes. It's a little gem.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Leeds Bradford at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : Coniston Cold at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Skipton at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Gargrave at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : A65 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coniston Cold at 1.5 Miles Car: recommended

Travel:

A car is recommended. Gargrave is a 2 mile walk where there is a train station.

Skipton Station is about 7 miles.

Leeds Bradford Airport is about 45 mins away.

Our grid reference is 390 796 E. 456219 N.

Latitude 54.001928

Longitude 2.142018

Distances:

Gargrave is a 2 mile walk, 3 miles in the car.

Skipton and Settle are 7 miles.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£314
for 2 nights
From
£157
From
£214
Fri,Sat
£1,000
 
 
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£120
Fri,Sat
£828
 
 
June 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£432
for 3 nights
From
£144
From
£197
Fri,Sat
£920
 
 
June/July 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£157
From
£214
Fri,Sat
£1,000
 
 
July
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£516
for 3 nights
From
£172
From
£235
Fri,Sat
£1,100
 
 
July
21 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£252
Fri,Sat
£1,180
 
 
August
11 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
From
£246
Fri,Sat
£1,150
 
 
August 2017
18 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£516
for 3 nights
From
£172
From
£235
Fri,Sat
£1,100
 
 
August 2017
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£157
From
£214
Fri,Sat
£1,000
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£342
for 3 nights
From
£114
From
£156
Fri,Sat
£730
 
 
September 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
From
£143
Fri,Sat
£670
 
 
September 2017
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£306
for 3 nights
From
£102
From
£139
Fri,Sat
£650
 
 
Sept/October 2017
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
From
£93
From
£126
Fri,Sat
£590
 
 
October 2017
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£184
Fri,Sat
£860
 
 
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£560
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
£1,120
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
£1,120
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£780
for 6 nights
From
£130
£900
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum of 2 nights in the low season and 3 nights during the rest of the year, unless booking last minute. Folks can arrive after 4pm and need to be packed up and heading off by 10am on day of departure. This is sometimes negotiable out of season.
We cannot accommodate any pets.
There is an absolute ban on smoking indoors.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Arrival is after 3pm
Departure is before 10am

Notes on prices:
Short stays welcome, per night price varies - please enquire. We shall send you a quote, then a cancellation policy and booking contract before any money is accepted. An initial deposit within 2 days of reservation is required. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival. There is sometimes a discount for 2 people such as late bookings.
Price includes: cleaning, WIFI, bedding, bathroom and kitchen towels and kindling.
We are happy to talk on the phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our special features would include the views, the very large well stocked garden and the light aspect. If the sun is shining, it will shine on Granville House. Indoors, there is a luxurious amount of space, a 4 poster bed, a log burner, piano and guitar, a wonderful bespoke kitchen with Aga and a roll top bath. Outside you will find plenty of wildlife and you may even see the aurora because of the dark sky. You can feed our hens or the wild birds too. If you are lucky you will see a steam train.We pride ourselves on our cleanliness too.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Free standing roll top bath, has shower attachment for hair
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This is ensuite to bedroom 1
  • Both bathrooms have wash basins

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed and ensuite Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds Cot is moveable

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Although suitable for the elderly and children, there is no downstairs loo. The stairs are very wide and slope gently. There are floorboards and cream carpets so you need to bring slippers or thick socks as shoes are not to be worn indoors. We provide clean slippers. Outside: There are 2 gardens. The large back garden has well stocked borders, an unfenced pond and unfenced drop to the back yard so children must be supervised at all times. The small front garden is safe for all. There are tables and chairs, BBQ, parasol Utility Room: washing machine, clothes airer, coat hooks, shoe storage, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, high chair, BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels, bath mats, tea towels and apron are provided. Please bring bedding if you need to use the cot We clean through before your arrival or weekly if you stay longer Other: The dining room is open plan with the kitchen with windows North and South. There is an oak table and chairs with cushions, bespoke kitchen, piano and guitar, more books and leafle

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