Spring in Nidderdale is an uplifting experience
The Cowshed is a 2 bedroom holiday home providing luxury holiday accommodation in a dales village, North Yorkshire, with fully fitted handmade kitchen, and bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. Heated towel rails, digital shows and full central heating and large living area with a wood burning stove are provided
The bedrooms have super king or twin beds, or a combination of both. Rental includes bed linen, towels and toiletries. A welcome basket is provided.
Outside is a small south facing garden with wonderful views over the dale. Car parking is available.
Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome subject to prior arrangement.
The Cowshed is part of Holme Farm, the farmhouse and cowshed both being built in 1653, the oldest buildings in the village of Lofthouse. Holme Farm was built with a loft area for wool drying, hence the village being named Lofthouse. Holme Farm was originally a Friary occupied by lay monks working the lucrative wool industry in the Yorkshire Dales, and owned by Fountains Abbey.
The Cowshed is situated in the picturesque and quiet village of Lofthouse, at the top of beautiful Nidderdale. The local pub is a short walking distance from the accommodation and provides wholesome food and a warm friendly atmosphere.
Beyond Lofthouse there are the villages of Ramsgill with its popular restaurant, Middlesmoor with a good pub, and Wath with a smart hotel restaurant.
The market towns of Pateley Bridge, and Masham are nearby.
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. This is serious walking and cycling country.
The National Trust attractions of Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks are worth a visit.
Further afield the Yorkshire Dales offer a wealth of interesting places to visit.
"Wonderful cottage, spotlessly clean, and so quiet. The perfect hideaway for a great holiday in amazing countryside."
Visited September 2019
"We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful property. Everything you could hope for in a holiday home has been provided for. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. It is a stunning part of the country and we can't wait to return to explore some more of what Nidderdale has to offer. Thank you."
Visited August 2019
"A real gem of a place, and the area is outstanding too! We have enjoyed trips to breweries, castles and museums. Thank you!."
Visited August 2019.
"Just lovely. Everything you could need and more. Thank you very much"
Visited May 2019
"We have had a wonderful and relaxing stay at The Cowshed. The accommodation is superb and we loved Lofthouse and the surrounding areas. Will definitely be back. Thank you."
Visited April 2019
"Fantastic holiday, yet again! Love everything about The Cowshed. We'll definitely come back in the future. Thank you."
Jill & Andrew
"We had the most wonderful stay at The Cowshed, and in Yorkshire. The house is beautiful and perfectly equipped. We will be back when the sun is shining. Thanks for everything."
A & I & W & G Balfour
"Loved The Cowshed - fabulous conversion. Everything we could have needed was here. Lots of walking and sightseeing. Great tea shops and pubs. Hope to return soon."
Jill Richard, Joe & Neil
"A really lovely cottage, beautifully converted. Some lovely touches such as welcome basket. Had a great break. Thank you."
John, Caroline & Dudley
"We came to walk Nidderdale Way, and walk it we did. The Cowshed has been a lovely cosy home. Provided us with everything we needed and more."
Dave, Jo, Wendy & John
"Thank you both. We could not have been more comfortable in you beautiful Cowshed. It is quite the nicest, well appointed, tastefully furnished property we have ever stayed in. We look forward to returning."