Luxury Escape in the Yorkshire Dales
Published: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Written by: Leah Smith
Sensitively renovated and elegantly styled, this unique, stone-built cottage exudes serenity and luxury. Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales and featuring a children’s den, a sunken hot tub and an amazing outdoor kitchen, Parkview Cottage is the perfect location for a romantic retreat or a small family getaway. Enjoy daytime walks through the picturesque village of Kirkby Malzeard and the surrounding countryside, followed by drinks and food in the local pub. Slightly further afield, the fashionable spa resort of Harrogate is only half an hour away, with its restaurants, wine bars, and historic Turkish Baths for a day of pampering.
Tasteful touches, down to the smallest detail
Styled by the renowned interior designers Yorkshire Design Associates, Parkview Cottage is a graceful balance of modern and traditional.
Inside, the open-plan ground floor boasts Italian bronze inlaid plasterwork, bespoke furnishings, and other decorative finishes procured from British and European design houses. The classy, modern fixtures complement the original stone mantle and floors, the beamed ceilings, and a wood burning stove. Even the hand-crafted kitchen - which includes a wine fridge, silestone worktops, copper hardware and branded appliances such as Bosch and Smeg - has access to the garden through a stable door. The garden itself feels like another world thanks to its fairy lights, mirrors, and sensory walkway.
Rooms you’ll want to retreat to
Upstairs the bedrooms feature the same high-quality décor and bespoke furnishings. The half-vaulted ceiling in the king-size master bedroom increases the sense of space and comfort, not to mention the views it has of the village. The second bedroom has a bunk bed for the children. Above the children’s bedroom is the den, with another two single beds and a game station. For added privacy, both bedrooms and the den have Smart televisions with Netflix. Parkview Cottage further benefits from off-street parking, but it’s really the attention to detail that makes Parkview Cottage second-to-none.
A picturesque village with everything you need nearby
Kirkby Malzeard itself has all the charm you would expect from a Yorkshire Dales village. The Queens Head - the village pub - serves home-cooked food and hosts a pub quiz every Wednesday night. Besides the pub, there is a fish and chip shop (perfect for a simple supper after a day out exploring), a local butcher (handy, because Parkview Cottage has a barbecue in the outdoor kitchen), a village store for all your essentials, and a newly-opened antiques and curios shop. The village creamery has been a producer of traditional Wensleydale cheese for nearly 100 years and is now part of the Wensleydale Creamery (headquartered in the northern dales market town of Hawes). Beyond Kirkby Malzeard, Harrogate is easily reachable by car, as are the beautiful cities of Ripon and York to soak up some culture or enjoy some retail therapy.
Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Parkview Cottage is the place to stay if you’re seeking total relaxation in stunning surroundings, both within and beyond your holiday home.
Written by Louise Burtt