Coachman's Loft Holiday Cottage
West Witton in Wensleydale
A delightfully spacious stone barn holiday cottage...
sleeps 2 in one bedroom
Facilities at a Glance
- Sleeps 2
- 1 bedroom
- No Pets
- Wireless/internet access
- Spacious Double bedroom
- Washing and Drying Facilities available
- Colour flat screen TV
- DVD/CD player
- Shower room
- Superb views
- Garden and Patio Area
- Barbecue available
- Linens provided
- Towels provided
- Well equipped
- Bicycle Storage
- Owner on Site
Coachman’s loft is a delightfully spacious first floor conversion of a stone barn into a Holiday Cottage
dating back over 250 years,
situated off the main street in the heart of West Witton in the lee of Penhill. It is a Visit England Four
Star Holiday Cottage which comprises a spacious double bedroom with a king size bed, a living area including a kitchen and
dining area, and a shower room. Parking is on the adjacent quiet road off the main street.
The Holiday Cottage is located within the owners’ property which is entered from the well-kept cottage style garden and patio area. There is also space for a summer evening barbeque. Tastefully renovated and recently decorated throughout, the barn conversion offers an outstanding Holiday Cottage with high quality furnishings and “home from home” facilities. The Holiday Cottage is heated throughout by thermostatically controlled electric storage heaters.
The village of West Witton boasts an excellent pub and the award winning Wensleydale Heifer, the AA restaurant of the year in 2007 and 2008. There is a also a village shop/post office with further facilities in the nearby busy market town of Leyburn.
"The Coachman’s loft is a fabulous place to stay, home from home comforts, spotlessly clean, everything that you need and a great
location for exploring the Dales. Carol and Steve are the perfect hosts, there if you need them for local knowledge advice but
totally non-intrusive. The bottle of wine, fruit and welcoming cup of tea with home-made muffins were a real treat! All the
locals are friendly and helpful, excellent food and drinks on the doorstep. Highly recommended for couples wanting to get away
from it all."
"We are just home from a very pleasant week in the Coachman's Loft where we were thoroughly spoiled by Steve and Carol.
From the very warm welcome with Steve helping to unload the car while Carol made tea
and produced a cake for us, to the pieces of delicious desert left on the worktop to
welcome us back from an afternoon out. Ideally situated for the Fox and Hounds and a
number of other hostelries and restaurants.
Certainly we can recommend the Coachman's Loft as a perfect to spend a quiet break - thank you Steve and Carol"
"We were very lucky to have stayed in West Witton's Coachmans Loft,
situated in lovely surroundings!
We were welcomed with a bottle of wine.
The loft is very nice and cozy and beautifully furnished. We really felt at home!
The village is small and very pretty; the little shop is very near and the pub and
the well known Wensleydale Heifer restaurant are places to go to while staying here."
The Holiday Cottage lies in the lee of Pen Hill and there are many excellent walks
available from the doorstep taking in the pretty village of West Burton and the stunning Aysgarth Falls.
Nearby, there are numerous sites of historical interest such as Bolton Castle - one of its most famous inhabitants was Mary Queen of Scots when she was imprisoned there by Elizabeth the First, Middleham Castle, Jervaulx Abbey and Richmond Castle, and if you are looking for outdoor experience days then contact Rock Steady Adventure.
Up the dale is Hawes, a small thriving market town in Upper Wensleydale and is one of the honey pot attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Every Tuesday is market day when the town is bustling with locals and visitors alike stocking up with all manner of goods. Nearby is Hardraw Force which is England’s highest single drop waterfall.
Down Dale is Leyburn with a thriving market on Friday and the Leyburn Shawl is the wonderful stretch of easy fellside with good views. It was here, according to legend, that Mary Queen of Scots lost her bid for freedom after being imprisoned in Bolton Castle.
Weekly rates from £325 to £450
Winter Breaks from £160
Spring, Summer, Autumn Breaks from £240
Late special offers - please e-mail or telephone
There are many attractions in the area including the magical garden
of ‘The Forbidden Corner’ which is sure to make your life move in mysterious ways! The area is perfect for
walking and mountain biking, or you may simply wish to enjoy the wonderful, welcoming surroundings.
At Hawes the Dales Countryside museum, Gayle mill, The Ropemakers and The famous Wensleydale Creamery, home of Wensleydale Cheese. There are many cosy country pubs and tea shops in the area to while away the hours with refreshments.
The rugged limestone scenery with its unusual features such as the 'Buttertubs', deep and strangely shaped sink holes on Buttertubs Pass, north of Hawes, the Yoredale Series causing the stepped landscape of the Dales. Other features well worth seeing are Wensleydale's waterfalls. The highest unbroken waterfall in Britain, Hardraw Force at The Green Dragon Inn at Hardraw, 100 feet high, an easy walk from Hawes. Further down the dale are Aysgarth Falls, three of them, Upper, Middle and Lower. Semerwater, is a lake formed by glacial action from which flows the shortest English river, the river Bain and a beautiful walk around the lake. A few miles to the South West is the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, surrounded by the three peaks, Ingleborough, Pen-Y-Ghent and Whernside. Truly a sight to behold with high and lower level walking around the area.
Arrival time is after 4.00pm and departure by 10.00am