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 Michelin starred 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.
"The property was just lovely and quite spacious for our family of four. It had all the amenities that you would need. We highly recommend it and would most certainly stay there again."
Visited January 2019
"What a lovely cottage, We have stayed in a number of rentals and this is by far one of the best. The cottage had a lovely feel to it with all of the facilities being absolutely top notch and all needs and requirements catered for. The beds were super comfy and the showers were brilliant. The ambience of the cottage was perfect for lazy days and nights cozying up by the log fire. The local pub serves good Yorkshire ale and the food was exactly what you want from a pub. Lovely local walks and with Pateley Bridge a short drive, its the perfect spot. Would highly recommend this cottage and will definitely visit again."
Visited October 2018
"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."
Visited August 2018.
"Fantastic Cottage, we could live here.
Cosy and very well equipped. Fantastic food at The Crown pub, all of 40 steps from The Cowshed Door"
Visited January 2018
"We have loved our stay at The Cowshed and will definitely return. It is the perfect base to enjoy the surrounding countryside and attractions. We were incredibly lucky with the weather and were out and about every day, but we would have happy just enjoying the comforts of the cottage. We are sad to leave, but the peace and quiet has provided the break we needed. Thank you."
Bill & Helen
"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 and Neil.
"Although the weather was very mixed, we still managed to explore this beautiful part of England. And coming back to the comfort and Luxury of The Cowshed couldn't be bettered. Thank you Robin & Helen for your hospitality."
Anne, John, Ben, Sheri and baby Lilah
"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."