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The Cowshed. 2 Bedroom Holiday Home in Lofthouse, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom luxury barn accommodation in Lofthouse, a small dales village

The Cowshed was constructed in 1653 and has just been carefully converted into a comfortable 2 bedroom holiday home providing luxury accommodation, with fully fitted handmade kitchen, bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, full central heating and large living area with a wood burning stove. The bedrooms have super king or twin beds, or a combination of both and digital clock radios. The bathrooms have large modern pumped digital showers, heated towel rails and quality basins and toilets. Rental includes bed linen, towels and toiletries. Free Internet and Wifi is provided with a 41" flat screen television.. The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, oven, ceramic hob, fridge freezer and a washer/dryer. A welcome basket is provided.

The Cowshed has a no smoking policy.

Outside is a small south facing garden with wonderful views over the dale. Car parking is provided.

The Cowshed is situated in the picturesque and quiet village of Lofthouse at the top of beautiful Nidderdale, with stunning views of the surrounding farmland and moorland. The village pub is a short walking distance from the accommodation and provides wholesome food and a warm friendly atmosphere. The popular tourist attraction of How Stean Gorge, with caving climbing and canoeing is a short walk from the centre of the village.

Beyond Lofthouse there are the villages of Ramsgill with its Michelin starred restaurant The Yorke Arms, Middlesmoor with a good pub, and the market towns of Pateley Bridge, and Masham nearby for food shopping. Alternatively a number of supermarkets deliver to Lofthouse.

Harrogate with its chic shopping, cafes and restaurants, and the city of Ripon are less than an hours drive away.

The area around Lofthouse has numerous scenic footpaths, the Nidderdale Way and 2 other long distance paths passing close by. A visit to Scar House and Angram Reservoirs is worthwhile with its stunning views and popular footpaths. Day ticket fly-fishing is available at Leighton Reservoir, a 15 minute drive over the moor. The area is popular with cyclists and touring clubs.

The National Trust attractions of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (a World Heritage Site) and Brimham Rocks are worth a visit.

Stumps Cross Caverns and Coldstones Cuts are also popular tourist attractions.

More Details

Robin & Helen
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018


Stonebeck Down Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets on bedding or furniture
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • spelunking


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The Cowshed. 2 Bedroom Holiday Home in Lofthouse, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful base for exploring the Dales

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored and extremely comfortable barn with plenty of living space. The high quality shines throughout, from the well-appointed kitchen to the superb bedrooms with their en suite bathrooms and digital showers, the cosy sofas and the lofty ceilings. A great place to return to after a day exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Fabulous cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay over New Year. The Cowshed is a beautiful property in a great location and can be thoroughly recommended. The owners Robin and Helen made us feel very welcome and although they are just next door if needed, they allowed us to treat the Cowshed as our own. It is a very comfortable property with good quality essentials as well as great beds, good bedding and hotel grade bathrooms and towels.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully converted cottage and very functional. Robin and Helen have thought of everything. Excellent location: would recommend the walk to the Scar House Reservoir. We also did the Malham walk, which was a highlight as well as the Brontë Parsonage in Hanworth and the walk up to the waterfall. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $108.36
Pet Fee $31.87
Refundable Damage Deposit $318.72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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