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Littlebeck

Kettlewell - Yorkshire Dales

Superb quality detached stone property - quality at every turn!
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4.5 Stars
DS257
£995 - £2426 per week *

Special Offers: Arrive on a Monday and get 4 nights for the price of 3 at Littlebeck

Description

Surrounded by stunning scenery and located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is Littlebeck, an exceptionally spacious and well equipped detached stone built property sleeping 10 people in 5 bedrooms, plus 2 on the large sofa bed in the family room (if required). This impressive house (formerly two cottages and a barn) has many contemporary facilities including Smart TVs in the sitting room, family room and each bedroom, free wi-fi throughout and usb sockets in all rooms, whilst retaining bags of character and charm with part exposed stone walls, window seats with views of the dale and fells and exposed wooden columns. Situated in the centre of the delightful village of Kettlewell in Upper Wharfedale, Littlebeck enjoys a quiet and idyllic position by the village maypole alongside Kettlewell Beck, home to brown trout and crayfish, as it flows from Great Whernside to the Wharfe.

The hand crafted kitchen incorporates a range of Bosch appliances including fridge, dishwasher, an electric oven and hob, and an AGA with two ovens and hotplates, charmingly situated beneath a feature wooden lintel. The twin Belfast sinks and expansive granite worktops enhance the facilities of this high quality and well equipped kitchen. The adjacent utility room contains a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer plus tableware and equipment for terrace dining, boot and outdoor clothing storage.

Next to the kitchen the main dining room has a large table seating 10 people and feature open grate fireplace. Also directly off the kitchen the breakfast room has table and chairs for 6 with under-stairs storage for high chair, travel cot and safety gates.

Littlebeck offers guests two separate reception rooms. The main sitting room has ample comfortable seating, a wood burning stove and a door leading to the terrace. This well lit room with windows to 3 sides and a wood burning stove is an ideal retreat for reading or relaxing on the luxurious sofas after a day exploring the local area. The family room is another large room with comfortable seating, including a high quality sofa bed to sleep an additional two guests if required (please notify us when booking) and gas stove fire.

Two staircases lead to separate bedroom areas. The main stairs rise from the dining room to a spacious landing with additional seating area for quiet relaxation. Off this landing are three of the bedrooms all with their own en suite shower rooms featuring rainfall showers. The second staircase leads to the master bedroom and the fifth bedroom which share the house bathroom.

To the rear of the property is an extensive terrace overlooking Kettlewell Beck. This area is perfect for dining outside, especially if using the barbecue, or simply enjoying some time relaxing in the Yorkshire Dales fresh air. There is plenty of seating and tables and good lighting for when the evening draws to a close.

This is a fantastic holiday home offering guests a high level of luxury (including oversized duvets to single and double beds) in a beautiful area. The owner provides a lovely welcome pack which will ensure that your holiday gets off to a great start. Within 100 yards is one of the three village pubs, with the other two, the village shop, garage, post office, two cafes and an excellent children's playground all within 400 yards. With two main sitting rooms, two dining areas plus the terrace it makes an ideal place for families or groups of friends looking to holiday together. Grassington and the popular market towns of Skipton, Leyburn and Hawes are short drives away through spectacular countryside, but the best way to experience this is on foot. Littlebeck is directly on the Dalesway and there are of course many walks right from its front door.

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance: Hallway leading to:
Main Sitting Room: Comfortable seating for 10/12, window seats, wood burning stove in feature stone fireplace and hearth, 49" Freesat HD Smart (Freeview Play) TV with Soundbar, BluRay/DVD player, coffee and side tables, sideboard, door to terrace.
Dining Room: Oak dining table and chairs for 10, oak sideboard, feature decorative fireplace, stairs to Main Landing.
Utility Room: Fridge/Freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, drying creel/sheila maid, central heating boiler, patio equipment storage, boot and outdoor clothing storage.
Kitchen: Bespoke fitted units with granite and oak worktops and upstands, Bosch oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, two oven/twin hob AGA, exposed wooden columns, pantry, stable door to utility room, covered log/boot store and terrace.

Two steps down to:
Breakfast Room: Dining table and chairs, sideboard, under-stairs storage (for safety gates, cot and highchair), door to outside storage area/service drive, stairs to Second Landing.
Family Room: Comfortable seating for 6 people including good quality sofa bed to sleep two guests, 40" Freesat HD Smart (Freeview Play) TV with soundbar, BluRay/DVD player, coffee and side tables, bookshelves, feature chimney/hearth with gas stove.

FIRST FLOOR

Main Landing: Spacious galleried seating area with table and chairs leading to:
Bedroom 1: Twin beds, oak wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet. Window seat, table and chairs, decorative fireplace with period surround, views of dales and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Ensuite: Fully tiled rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, oak wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet. Window seat, table and chairs, decorative fireplace with period surround, views of dales and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Ensuite: Fully tiled rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 3: Double bed, combination oak wardrobe/chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, chair, views of terrace, beck, village and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Ensuite: Fully tiled rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.

Second Landing: Leading to:
Bedroom 4 (Master): Super king size bed (zip & link - can be super king size or twin on request), period wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside cabinets, window seats, views of dale and fells. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
Bedroom 5: Double bed, fitted wardrobe space, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, chair, window seat. 32” Freeview Play Smart TV.
House Bathroom: Bath with rainfall shower overhead, plus handheld shower at taps, washbasin, toilet.

Pets: Four dogs welcome.
Parking: Main drive, private parking for up to four cars. Further street parking is available across the frontage of the property and its main drive on a first come, first served basis
Garden/Patio: Enclosed cottage garden facing the maypole and with views to the fells, with seating,to the front. Rear terrace enclosed with stone wall and railings (to a height of at least 0.8m or 0.9m), wall pillars and wall mounted railings. Seating for 14, tables, parasols, charcoal barbecue. External lighting to terrace, drive, logstore and frontage
Heating: Background heat and 24 hour hot water via AGA, full central heating throughout and additional hot water provision (oil fired boiler), wood burning stove (Main Sitting Room), gas stove (Family Room). Welcome supply of logs and kindling provided.
Short breaks: Accepted all year.
Notes: The beck runs past the rear of the property below the terrace. There is a stone wall with railings (0.8m – 0.9m high) between the terrace and the beck and a padlocked gate to steps down to the beck. Infants and young children must be supervised at all times on the terrace. (There is a permanent safety gate provided between the kitchen/utility/log store and terrace to assist this for toddlers/infants.)
Removable safety gates are provided for each of the staircases and first floor areas. On the second staircase/landing the gate may be positioned either at the top or bottom of the stairs. The Main Landing safety gate protects the area including Bedrooms 2 and 3 (where its fixings are positioned). Bedroom 1 exits direct on to the landing and thence stairs. Of the 3 Bedrooms available from the main landing we therefore recommend that guests maximising safety for babies or toddlers select Bedroom 2 (on space and safety grounds) or Bedroom 3 (equal on safety but less spacious) rather than Bedroom 1.
Sofa bed in Family Room to flex sleeping configuration by arrangement. High-speed broadband with free WiFi distribution throughout the house. USB charging sockets in all downstairs rooms, on landings and in each bedroom. Mobile phone signal is variable. Landline telephone for incoming and emergency calls. Towels are provided. No smoking allowed at this property.
Pub: 50 yards. Shop: 150 yards.

Features

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Travel cot
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Bath towels included
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Nearest shop: 0.1 mile away
  • Nearest pub: 0.1 mile away
  • 46 miles from the coast

Prices

Reviews

Lovely stay. Did Yorkshire three peaks on one day! Went swimming in Janet's Foss and canyoning in Ingleton Falls. Great fun. Hope to be back one day.Jones and Holt families - 10th August 2018
Lovely cosy cottage for a family. With beautiful weather, comfortable home and a happy family, this is a cottage we will always remember.Nick, Naho and Hana - 2nd July 2018
Lovely cottage, very comfortable, owner very accommodating when we arrived. We really enjoyed our time here - thank you1Kettlewell Krew - 23rd June 2018
Excellent week, weather perfect and some lovely walks. Great way to celebrate my 60th.Phillips x 9 - 11th June 2018
Perfect - impossible to fault. Even a week of sunshine! Great house great ambienceAndrews family - 2nd June 2018
A magical week with family at this very special home. Fantastic walks every day, and lovely evenings in local pubs. We recommend booking at the Kings Head - fabulous food. The Bluebell's steak and ale pie is delicious! Thank youWoollard family - 19th May 2018
Excellent all-round and Tour de Yorkshire a real treat!Gallagher and Defelice - 5th May 2018
Fabulous cottage. We had such a lovely time with family and friends. Mrs Claire Hewerdine - 9th April 2018
Our 33rd group holiday together! Fabulous house, thank you. The weather has been wet but staying inside has been a pleasure. We've been to Skipton Castle, The Forbidden Corner, Stump Cross Cave, Harrogate, Grassington, walks Starbottom, Buckden and Arncliffe, cycles along the beautiful country roads, the playground, Craven Leisure Centre for swimming, The bus was great. The pubs were all enjoyed and the fire was very welcome especially with the snow.McKay, Fraser, Hewerdine & Merritt Families - 6th April 2018
Great weekend didn't want to leave fantastic cottage. Thank youEight good friends - 16th March 2018
70th birthday clebration. Fantastic cottage, every possible amenity catered for.Hynd and Wiggins Family - 11th March 2018
Fantastic weekend celebrating Grandads 65th Birthday. Touch and go if we were going to get here with snow and road closures. Kids sledging and lots of laughs, wine and food. Amazing time.Lomax Family - 5th March 2018
Great house for celebrating New Year and a lovely village. Well placed for walks. Really comfortable and spacious.Wilcox Family - 1st January 2018
We were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome, from the Christmas cake to the generous stock of logs. The house was warm, comfortable and spacious. The location wonderful. Excellent all round. Thank youMs Chiara Menage - 31st December 2017
Lovely house. Very well fitted out. Best night's sleep I've had in years!Mr Jones - 27th November 2017
A beautiful house in an excellent location. Perfect for families or groups of friends. Three great pubs with fab food within walking distance. We had a wonderful holiday. Mrs Patricia Jacobs - 6th November 2017
We have had a relaxing week here at such a well equipped and delightful holiday home. Lots of walking and would recommend The Kings Head for food.The House Family - 27th October 2017

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Area Information

Kettlewell
With it's limestone terraces, the little village of Kettlewell is full of charm and is the ideal base for touring the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is popular with walkers, with some of the best walks in the Dales to be found in the area, from gentle riverside strolls to exploring quiet country lanes. The village is known for its farming of Swaledale Sheep as well as having provided the backdrop for the village of Knapely in the popular film, Calendar Girls. The hills surrounding Kettlewell are dotted with old mine shafts, with much of the village's housing created as homes for miners. By the 19th century, Kettlewells mines had closed with tourism now being the village's main industry. There are two pubs in the village (both serving good food), two tea rooms (one of which also doubles as a bistro in the evenings!), a village shop and a post office. A bus route connects you to the nearby towns and villages of Skipton, Grassington and Buckden. A scarecrow festival is held in the village every August. 

Access Statement

Access Statement

Property Name: Littlebeck

Description: House

 

Pre-arrival

The nearest bus stop is: Outside house, 10m

The nearest train station is: Skipton, 15 miles

The nearest food shop is: Village store, 300m

The nearest pub/restaurant is: 50-400m

The nearest petrol is: Village garage, 400m

Mobility equipment hire is: Skipton, 15 miles

 

Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On-site and frontage

For what sized cars? Any

Good space to unload once parked? Yes

Number of spaces available:  4

The parking surface is: Concrete

Distance to the property from the parking: 2-10m

Is parking level? Yes

Distance to nearest parking area: N/A

Is it pay and display?

The width of the path to the property is: 1m

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 1

 

Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property? 4

The doors widths are: 800mm

Keyhole height: Normal

How many steps are there to the entrance:  1

 

Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: 800mm

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes

Is it movable or fixed: Movable

 

Kitchen

The flooring is: Tiled

The door widths are: 800mm

The worktop height is: Waist

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: Low

The freezer height is: Freestanding in utility

Is crockery stored high or low? Low

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Freezer, washing machine and tumble drier, ironing board, patio cushions etc in utility. Some crockery in dining room.

 

Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have: 2

The number of steps between floors is: 14

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: 800mm

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 4’6”, 6ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable

 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms

The door widths are: 700mm

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No

Is there a ground floor WC?: No

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: No

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No

The flooring is: Tiled/vinyl

 

Outdoor facilities

External areas are firm and level

Permanent seated is provided

There is outside lighting

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas

 

General

Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes – accepts incoming only and emergency calls

Mobile reception details: Variable

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No

Any other information: Beyond the terrace there is a stone wall and railings, there is a steep drop to Kettlewell Beck and access down is via a gate (kept permanently padlocked) and steps. The wall parapets rise 900mm from the terrace the railings 850mm from the terrace to protect against the drop to the beck.

 

 

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.

 

 

 

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