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Fern House

This superb, wonderfully-styled country house, with a date stone reading 1657, is situated overlooking Kettlewell Beck in the village of Kettlewell, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This outstanding Dales cottage was the blacksmiths to the Racehorses Coaching Inn, and the nearby Bluebell Inn was used as its stables. Now, this impressive, stone-built property is split into a main house and an annexe, combining to provide seven delightful bedrooms, two dining kitchens, a separate dining room, three bathrooms and three reception rooms. There is also a useful utility room where you can store walking boots and equipment, plus enclosed gardens are situated to the front and back. With no expense spared during the property’s renovation, Fern House has been thoughtfully converted to provide superb facilities, modern styling and elegant furnishings, while retaining the immense character and charm of the original dwelling. The main part of the house features a spacious sitting room with a woodburning stove and patio doors to the enclosed rear garden, while the kitchen has a lovely warming AGA, a small dining area and a TV. There is a separate dining room, with the addition of a pull-out table, and five well-laid out bedrooms, the master of which houses a king-size bed and modern en-suite. The annexe is attached to the main house, and can be accessed through a lockable door via the master bedroom, or its own entrance. It is ideal for members of the group who like a little privacy from time to time, and enjoys a lovely, cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove of its own, plus a modern kitchen diner, two lovely bedrooms and a bathroom. In a most enviable location, with wonderful views of the surrounding fells, the property overlooks the village hall in Kettlewell, where the opening scenes from the much-loved film Calendar Girls were filmed. The village holds a charm all its own, full of beautiful, old stone buildings and Kettlewell Beck meandering through the centre, on its way to join the River Wharfe. Fern House is in a fabulous location for a group of friends or family to get together, home to three of the finest, award-winning pubs in the Yorkshire Dales. With outstanding views and walks in every direction, this is one not to be missed!

Main House: Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with TV (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size double with TV (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 4). Utility. Dining room (seats 8). Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Annexe: Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities for Rental

Main house: Oil central heating with woodburning stove Oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with drinks dispenser, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs.

Annexe: Oil central heating (same system as main house) with woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi.

Whole house: Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Cot and two highchairs available on request Off road parking for 2 cars, roadside parking available outside property Enclosed garden and patio with furniture and BBQ Two well-behaved pets welcome Sorry, no smoking Shops and pubs 1 min walk Note: Annexe approximately five yards from main house entrance Accessed via own door, or through the king-size bedroom with en-suite The door between the annexe and the bedroom can be kept locked Note: Property across the road from unfenced beck, children to be supervised when outside Note: Property check-in time is 4PM.

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Fern House
Yorkshire Dales - South
Yorkshire Dales
BD23 5QX

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