Overlooking the village green, this traditional farmhouse is ideally situated to visit York, Ripon, The Yorkshire Dales and much more.. Situated in the heart of the quintessential English village of Aldborough, overlooking the village green, this detached, 19th-century cottage offers enchanting holiday accommodation. There are two living rooms, a study and a large kitchen with an open fire. Externally, there is a traditional, south-facing, enclosed walled garden to unwind in. The tranquil village is steeped in history, with parts of the Roman defences and two spectacular mosaic pavements on view at the English Heritage Museum which is around the corner from the cottage. The red and blue striped maypole, formerly a ship&rsquo;s mast, is permanently situated on the green ready for the annual Mayday f&ecirc;te. The village also hosts a prestigious classical music event every June, the Northern Aldborough Festival. There is a friendly village pub and the neighbouring town of Boroughbridge has several inns, shops and restaurants. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists, with the Tour de France route just 8 miles from the cottage, and both the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks less than 30 minutes drive away. The cottage is an ideal base from which to explore Knaresborough, 7 miles, Harrogate, 10 miles, Ripon, 15 miles, and York, 20 miles. Local attractions include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall and Sutton Bank, and family fun can be found at Lightwater Valley and Brimham Rocks. Shop 11/2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.. Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Study. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin (can be 6ft double on request), 1 single (4ft) bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. . Open fire in kitchen (initial fuel included). Gas coal-effect fire in living room and electric coal-effect fire in second living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer in outbuilding. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.