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.
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 the market towns of Pateley Bridge, and Masham 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.
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 Cowshed is lovely! Everything we needed for a really lovely stay."
Visited April 2018
"Beautiful Cottage. Home from home. Robin & Helen have though of everything. Lots of lovely walks nearby. The Crown pub has good hearty food. Thanks for a lovely stay"
Visited March 2018
"We have had a fabulous 5 days in beautiful accommodation and countryside. We do hope to be back"
Visited February 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."