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.