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Warth House sleeps nine guests and is an original farmhouse which has been lovingly restored and awarded 5 Star Gold. Retaining many original features which have been perfectly mixed with modern conveniences, this stylish self-catering holiday home provides a warm welcome and a high standard of comfort.
With open countryside surrounding Warth House, the property affords a nice position with a private garden to relax on a warm day. The house is the last property in a row of three and is approached from a private lane. Whilst the setting offers a peaceful environment for a relaxing holiday, it benefits from being within a mile's walk of the small pretty village of Ingleton, which is tucked below Ingleborough, one of the Dales three peaks.
With its little narrow, winding streets, the village is centered around its small market square and offers a good choice of shops (including a butcher, grocery store, newsagent, chemist and outdoor/gift shops), along with plenty of places to enjoy a meal out or a pint at the end of the day. There is also a climbing wall and outdoor swimming pool and just outside the village is the popular attraction of White Scar Caves (one mile away) with its dazzling array of stalagmites and stalactites which are sure to impress, along with caverns and a huge underground lake. The beautiful circular 'Waterfall Walk' is a must and the stunning Dales countryside provides a whole host of fantastic walks and cycle routes, with the famous Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent close by.
If you're looking for a more sedate way of exploring the landscape, the world famous Settle to Carlisle railway offers a journey you won't forget, taking you through some of the country's finest scenery. The area also offers good golfing opportunities with a number of nine and eighteen hole courses within a fifteen mile radius (Bentham eighteen hole course is just two miles away).
Warth House provides a superb base for exploring not only the Yorkshire Dales but also the Lake District, the Trough of Bowland and the West Coast which are all within easy reach providing plenty of great days out.
Shula Cockett joined Independent Cottages in August 2008
Outside: Patio doors from the kitchen lead out onto a gravelled area with seating. Steps and a slope lead from the gravel area to a large flatish grassed area with goal posts, ideal for children to let off steam and have a kick about. Adults can enjoy the fantastic views from here of Ingleborough. Off-road parking for four cars.
Additional information: All bedrooms have a twenty two inch television and DVD player. Underfloor heating throughout ground floor, radiators elsewhere and lots of hot water from the solar panels topped up by oil fired boiler. All heating, linen, towels (one bath sheet and one hand towel per person) included in the price, along with wood/coal for the fire - No hidden extras! Limited access to membership only local leisure centre, within walking distance.
Star Rating: 5 Star Gold
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