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Earl Grey

Bedale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Unique Grade II listed building - ideal for short breaks
  • Romantic retreat with hot tub sleeping 2 guests
  • Set within the ground of an historic estate in Wensleydale
  • Pub within half a mile
  • Equidistant from the Yorkshire market towns of Bedale and Leyburn
  • Enjoy the scenic walks of the gentle Yorkshire Dales right on your doorstep
  • Visit the beautiful Aysgarth Falls or historic Bolton Castle located within driving distance
Property code: G0053

Romantic retreat set within a rural location in Wensleydale offering luxurious accommodation complete with hot tub for two guests looking to truly unwind in style and soak up the scenic surroundings.

Set within a larger estate in a pretty, slow-paced village in Wensleydale, you can enjoy the convenience of a pub within walking distance whilst making the most of this peaceful location. Beyond the village, you will find the attractive towns of Bedale and Leyburn, home to traditional shops, welcoming pubs and charming cafes waiting to be explored. When it comes to outdoor activities you'll be spoilt for choice and, with the rolling countryside on your doorstep, there's no need to stray too far. However, the Aysgarth Falls, Bolton Castle and Yorkshire Dales National Park are all within driving distance, so take your pick.

Carefully restored in order to retain the elegant character and historic features, this luxurious cottage offers a real homely feel. As you step inside, you'll discover a cosy living area boasting a compact kitchen and breakfast bar/dining area. The kitchen comes equipped with all the amenities you'll require to enjoy a spot of home cooking during your stay. Following a day of discovery, make your way up the stairs to be greeted by the plush bedroom, boasting a Juliet balcony so you can soak up the views of the formal parterre gardens and beyond. A lavish wet room made for two, complete with underfloor heating and monsoon shower is located on the ground floor. Please note, the cottage is styled as a luxury hotel room so there is no lounge area – consider it your boutique hotel room, minus the price tag.

Outside you'll find much to enjoy, with the star of the show being the indulgent wood-fired hot tub set within the walled, well-maintained garden boasting a private dining area and enviable views in all directions. This property offers off-road parking.

Please note there is a refundable £60 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 luxurious wet room with WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Please note there is no lounge - the accommodation has been styled as a luxury boutique hotel room
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub within half a mile
  • Set within private grounds
  • Regret no pets
  • Patio area with outside seating area
  • With regret, unsuitable for children
  • LCD TV
  • Fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and toiletries included
  • Information on the Hot-Tub: The owner will provide complimentary wood to heat the hot tub for your first session. Thereafter, if you wish to use the hot tub again, there will be a £12.50 charge for each subsequent session to cover the cost of the wood used. You can also take advantage of the option 'Drop and Dip' service (£39.50), where the owner will have the hot tub nice and warm on your arrival with a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge.

This quaint property is set within a larger estate in a pretty village in Wensleydale. The local area is full of old stone cottages typical of the Yorkshire Dales, a babbling beck with wild trout and a traditional village pub.

Beyond the village the attractive town of Bedale (5 miles) is worth a visit. Stop for a coffee before making your way around the town's antique shops. In the opposite direction you'll find the charming market town of Leyburn (9 miles), an archetypical slice of Dales country life. You'll find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square which hosts a busy market every Friday. Leyburn is also home to the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain. The nearby historic town of Richmond (10 miles) is similar in many ways and is sat in a lovely location along the River Swale.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of this luxury holiday home. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both within 16 miles and the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are a 21 miles drive, so lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about. If rambling is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise with many beautiful routes from your doorstep. There are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country. When you need to refuel, stop at one of the areas many excellent gastropubs.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 13th September 2019

One of the most picturesque places we have stayed. The property is steeped in history. A haven of peace and quiet. A must fir a relaxing break x

Reviewed by Russell 14th June 2019

The cottage was compact but fantastic. Especially the views and location.

Reviewed by Harriet 3rd May 2019

Just back from the most relaxing break in this beautiful place, the property was spotless and perfect for a couple wanting a peaceful get away in the countryside, we decided to drop and dip which is definitely a must! The owners (and lovely pets) were so welcoming, if youre looking for a romantic peaceful break with your other half this is the placRead moree! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 26th April 2019

Biggest plus was Karl & Ashlyne , fantastic hosts. High standard property with great facilities . Great property definite returning

Reviewed by Melanie 16th February 2019

We loved our stay in earl grey, the cottage was so cosy and the scenery was beautiful! We got lovely fresh homemade bread and butter and jam and eggs from the chickens on the farm. Was greeted most of the time by the familys two dogs and cat which I absolutely loved! The hot tub was amazing too. Id love to stay again in summer. Certainly recommend Read morethis beautiful place Hide

Reviewed by Adeel 22nd December 2018

Very nice and helpful couple! Very happy with our stay and would go back again definitely! Thank you

Reviewed by Siobhan 27th November 2018

Amazing little cottage, perfect for 2 people wanting a romantic get away.

Reviewed by Simon 24th September 2018

A beautiful property, owned by friendly people. Its small but excellent place to spend a long weekend relaxing. Would definitely go again

Reviewed by Mike 4th September 2018

We had a lovely stay at Early Grey. Our hosts were very helpful and on hand to offer help throughout. The Cottage itself is small and cozy and ideal for a couple as a place to rest, relax and enjoy the scenery, but due to its small size you'll want to get out and about. Although the cottage is part of a larger group of buildings we never felt overlRead moreooked and the location is very quiet and peaceful. Tess and Darcy (dogs) live on site. They're friendly though they might bark at first sight.The hot tub is wood-fired and a great place to relax whilst watching the sunset. Only slight gripe with it is it can be a bit fidgety to operate and take a bit of time to heat up. This means prepping it can be a bit of a faff if you want to get out and about. You need to pay a bit extra for the wood to heat it.There's plenty of nice nearby villages, towns and walks, with a numver of things to see within a 25 minute drive. We would recommend Earl Grey if you're looking for a nice, slow pace, break. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 28th August 2018

Lovely cottage in peaceful quiet location. Very relaxing in the hot tub with views across the fields and a castle in the distance. Perfect for a weekend getaway!

Reviewed by Leanne 15th August 2018

Perfect location, owners were so helpful and welcoming along with Darcey and Tess!Will definitely stay again, great location and the most peaceful place to spend evenings

Reviewed by Andy 5th August 2018

Great location for a base camp to explore North Yorkshire.The cottage was ideal for us, had everything we wanted and more. The hot tub was a bonus and we used it at night and in the morning. Karl was very helpful.

Reviewed by Jo 26th July 2018

Very disappointed with our stay. I have stayed with Gorgeous Cottages on many occasions and always been pleased but have to say this cottage was not as description.Customers need to be made aware that the cottage is 1to 2 miles down a single dirt farm track, ideally only suitable for a 4x4. Our caRead morer was not suitable and we asked to cancel but were told no so had to take a different vehicle.In terms of location, definitely not 2 mins from the pub even in a car and never saw a shop yet!Location to the owners (and parents property) however is literally 5 steps away. The lawn in the pictures etc is shared so be prepared for washing being hung out, lawns cut etc whilst you sit with a glass of wine. It feels a little like living in their garden shed!With regards to the warm welcome mentioned in the other reviews I'm afraid not quite so evident for us. No drop and dip service, no hamper as promised, and we were actually approached and told we were on private property as if trespassing until I pointed out we had been staying there three days!!The cottage itself is nice and the vista's are lovely, however for me the concept just doesn't work.Would not recommend

Response from The Little Domain:

Hi Jo We have spoken to the owner who is quite saddened by your review and disappointed that you didnt enjoy your stay as much as all our previous guests. Your booking was taken at short notice which the owners accepted with giving prior apologies that the drop and dip service wouldnt be available. The grounds are immaculately cared for which requires regular attendance. The 0.6 mile access road does require guests to slow down a little, but is perfectly passable for all types of vehicles with occasion the old vintage cars paying a visits. The pretty village of Patrick Brompton has a pub in its centre and theres a sweet village shop (with a surprisingly good selection of champagne) 1.5 miles away. Theres easy access from Early Grey to local market towns, and many delightful pubs, but its restful and undisturbed location is what attracts many guests, and why they return. Early Grey is a bijou, but beautiful, listed cottage in the grounds of a small Georgian estate; but it does have its own private area, including where the hot tub is situated, where guests can enjoy the sunsets in complete privacy and watch the resident sheep. Most guests love the fresh home baked bread, eggs from resident chickens and preserves etc that are provided and often ask for more. Please can you call us to discuss in further detail. Take Care Marion Hide

Reviewed by karen 8th May 2018

lovely cottage very clean, owners very helpful.

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