Shaw Mills is a small hamlet in Nidderdale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where Holly Beck Stables offers peace and tranquility. There is a high standard of accommodation in this Grade II Listed property with exposed beams, stone flags and solid wooden floors. Dating back to the 1700s and being part of a former farmhouse, the stables, granary and blacksmith’s shop were lovingly converted into a delightful guest cottage. It has been inspected and rated 5 Star with a Gold award by the Tourist Board.
The spacious sitting room has large comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove, high beamed ceilings and pretty garden/village views - making it the perfect place to curl up and read a book. There is a flat screen digital TV, DVD player and a library of DVDs and books. You can relax in front of the stove, for which free logs and kindling are provided.We know how important the internet and keeping in touch has become so Holly Beck Stables is also Wi-Fi enabled with superfast broadband. If music is your thing then there is a CD player and a portable radio with Bluetooth connection.
The kitchen is well equipped with crockery, utensils and recipe books that you would expect to find in your own home, along with a fridge/freezer box,dishwasher, electric cooker with induction hob, toaster, kettle, and microwave. In addition, we will be offering a ‘Welcome to Yorkshire Hamper’ including local goodies for you to enjoy during your stay.
A dining table and chairs, seating four people, is available for guests to dine together. All tableware is stored in the kitchen for guests to enjoy when having a night of entertaining - along with the corkscrew!
If you want to eat in but don’t want to cook – home cooked food is available to take away from the local pub, The Station Inn at nearby Birstwith offering high quality, locally sourced meals.
On the ground floor, in the spacious shower-room and bedroom you will find luxury toiletries; crisp white Egyptian cotton bed linen and quality towels; and luxuriously soft, fluffy white dressing gowns. There is a flat screen TV with built-in DVD player and a dock for your IPod on the clock radio - all for you to indulge in when enjoying some much needed R&R.
There is a laundry area, including a front loading washing machine and an airer.
The cottage is set around a courtyard with beautifully stocked borders and elegant outdoor furniture. The garden has plenty of seating areas including a stream-side arbour– perfect for enjoying some alfresco dining or a relaxing drink.
PLEASE NOTE - Our changeover day is FRIDAY, however we do accept short breaks when available. Weekend: Friday to Monday and Mid week: Monday to Friday.