Higher Scarcliffe is a beautiful 17th century traditional log house, full of character and charm. The property is set in secluded, private grounds in the beautiful Yorkshire Moore, nestled in the heart of the Broughton Hall Estate near the town of Skipton. The drive to the property alone is enough to wow the most hardened of beauty seekers, and the setting doesn’t disappoint, with breathtaking panoramic views over the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The cottage has been lovingly restored to create a wonderful country retreat, with a stylish blend of traditional features and contemporary chic. There is a stunning lounge area with double height ceilings giving an amazing sense of light and space, a beautiful galleried mezzanine level and a fabulous original stone fireplace reaching right to the top of the ceiling. However it is the views that wow the most, through the vast floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto the private terrace with a BBQ and fire pit for guests’ use.
The beautiful interiors have been sympathetically restored to the highest of standards, with delightful character features such as exposed stone and original beams throughout. The charming Snug room has another beautiful fireplace with a wood burning stove, and is the perfect place to curl up with a book on cold winter evenings, or relax with one of the many board games or DVDs and savour conversation long into the night with a glass of port by the fire.
The Dining Room can seat up to 8 guests comfortably at a bespoke handcrafted dining table and again has a lovely fireplace and beautiful views. This wonderfully atmospheric room is perfect for special meals dining by candlelight, perhaps with a private chef to tantalise your taste buds. The Dining Room leads through to the fully equipped country kitchen, carefully designed so that any washing up is made a pleasure rather than a chore overlooking the stunning views (although there is a dishwasher so you don’t have to). There is also a breakfast table for more informal dining, and a separate utility room with laundry facilities.
On the first floor, the spacious master bedroom offers a super king size zip and link bed (which can be arranged as twins on request) an en-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower. There are two further double or twin bedrooms, both individually styled, and a family bathroom also on the first floor with a bath and separate shower.
The bedrooms are all beautifully decorated and offer premium bed linen and quality mattresses for a wonderfully restful experience. There is a further double futon on the mezzanine level above the lounge for additional guests, with a screen which can be put in place to ensure privacy. There are two downstairs cloakrooms available, one of which has an quirky OS map of the area covering the walls, perfect for planning walks through the surrounding countryside.
Outside, Higher Scarcliffe sits in private grounds with parking for several cars to the side of the property. There is a sheltered patio/terrace to the rear with breathtaking views and patio furniture, with a BBQ and fire pit available for guests’ use. There is also an external storage area and two bikes available for guests to use.
There are miles of beautiful walks and cycle rides from the doorstep, and several wonderful pubs within walking distance. The setting is truly idyllic, overlooking thousands of acres of parkland and the Yorkshire Moors National Park, with nothing but the sound of the breeze in the trees and the gentle notes of birdsong.
There are a plethora of activities available nearby, from country pursuits to adrenaline fuelled adventure days, and of course the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Closer to home, Higher Scarcliffe benefits from complementary Wi-Fi throughout and full Sky TV package.
Higher Scarcliffe offers haven of tranquillity and escapism and is the ideal luxury holiday cottage to enjoy this most beautiful of regions – be it a family gathering, private weekend, Christmas break or romantic getaway. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to check availability and to book this beautiful property.