Skeldale House by Maison Parfaite
Skeldale House by Maison Parfaite, an Iconic Building set in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Many of you will have fond memories of Skeldale House from its starring role as the veterinary surgery in the original series of All Creatures Great and Small. And now you can relive those heart-warming scenes of James Herriot and Siegfried Farnon waltzing in, through the fabulous entrance doors, to be greeted by Mrs Hall and a hearty Yorkshire dinner, after another tension filled day of saving livestock, appeasing the locals and trying to stay on the road in that old Austin!
Featuring six gloriously appointed studio suites and one larger apartment. Skeldale House is THE place to stay whilst exploring all that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.
We have seven fabulously appointed apartments to choose from depending on your group size and requirements. One very large One-Bedroomed apartment, two large studios, and four smaller but spacious studios which are equally comfortable and luxurious.
Tricky Woo Suite
The Tricky Woo Suite is our grandest apartment, situated on the ground floor, with large lounge, full kitchen, and sensational bedroom with a feature freestanding roll top bath.
Entry is via a small hallway which opens into the kitchen:
You will have a large kitchen with lots of cabinets, Neff appliances including dishwasher, oven, / microwave, induction hob and fridge / freezer. The kitchen is completed with beautiful gold sink and composite marble worktops. You will find a good assortment of utensils, pans, manual espresso machine and kettle. There is also a full sized dining table with 4 chairs. Please note that there is no washing machine.
A very large sitting room with high ceilings, original features, stripped wooden floor, wo three seater settees, one of which is a sofa bed with thick mattress topper. There is lots of space to socialise with your guests, and a wide variety of antique and contemporary furniture. A variety of lighting choices will allow you to set the mood for your stay. There is also a large 58' Panasonic 4k Smart TV with Netflix, plus you can also stream your apps from your mobile devices.
The grand bedroom features a gorgeous freestanding bath on a porcelian tiled platform, deep luxurious carpets, sensational gold velvet wing back headboard, fine linens, bath robes and large antique wardrobe.
Compact bathroom includes small wash basin, walk in shower and WC. We provide fabulous organic, vegan and paraben free shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, and hand / body lotion by H2K of Harrogate
The Herriot Suite / The Farnon Suite
The Herriot Suite and Farnon Suite are our largest studio apartments, and feature a sofa bed in the bedroom / living area which makes it best suited to 2 adults plus one or two children rather than additional adults.
You enter through a small hallway which has doors to the bathroom or lounge.
Lounge / Bedroom
This large room has a sofa bed which is probably best suited to additional children rather than adults as it is in the same room as the main bed. There is a gorgeous original fireplace (no longer in use), antique and contemporary furniture and a fabulously comfortable kingsize bed with illuminated timber feature wall behind. A variety of lighting choices will allow you to set the mood for your stay. These suites offer the best views out over the town, church and village square with beautiful tall georgian sash windows with wooden casements making them look very grand. There is a 58' Panasonic 4k Smart TV with Netflix, plus you can also stream your apps from your mobile devices.
A compact but thoughtfully designed kitchen includes a Neff oven / microwave, induction hob, slim dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment. There is a beautiful gold sink with composite marble worktop and lots of cooking utensils, pans manual espresso machine etc. There is a small table for two set in the large georgian windows with lovely views overlooking the town, and beyond.
The Bathroom is a good size with a roll top bath, with shower screen and shower above. There is a handy vanity unit with sink and drawers beneath plus WC. We also provide fabulous organic, vegan and paraben free shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, and hand / body lotion by H2K of Harrogate.
The Darrowby Suite / The Drovers Suite
The Darrowby Suite and Drovers Suite are our medium sized studio apartments. They are perfect for 2 guests with lots of space to relax and enjoy your stay.
You enter through a small vestibule with doors to the lounge / bedroom or bathroom
Lounge / Bedroom:
This large room has a feeling of space as you enter, with deep pile carpets, antique and contemporary furniture and a fabulously comfortable kingsize bed with illuminated timber feature wall behind. A variety of lighting choices will allow you to set the mood for your stay. There is also a table and two chairs to enjoy your meals with views out over the village and beyond. There is a 58' Panasonic 4k Smart TV with Netflix, plus you can also stream your apps from your mobile devices.
A thoughtfully designed galley style kitchen includes a Neff oven / microwave, induction hob, slim dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment. There is a beautiful gold sink with composite marble worktop and lots of cooking utensils, pans, manual espresso machine etc.
The Bathroom features a roll top bath, with shower screen and shower above. There is a contemporary wooden shelf unit with oval wash basin plus WC. We also provide fabulous organic, vegan and paraben free shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, and hand / body lotion by H2K of Harrogate.
Note: The Darrowby Suite feature the original window shutters in place of Roman blinds which are used in the other apartments, where the window shutters are no longer operational
The Austin Suite / The Tristan Suite
The Austin Suite and Tristan Suite are our standard sized studio apartments. They are perfect for 2 guests to relax and enjoy your stay.
You enter through an inner hallway with doors to the lounge / bedroom or bathroom
Lounge / Bedroom:
This good sized room has a small dining table and chairs for two guests, antique and contemporary furniture and a fabulously comfortable kingsize bed with illuminated timber feature wall behind. A variety of lighting choices will allow you to set the mood for your stay. There is a 58' Panasonic 4k Smart TV with Netflix, plus you can also stream your apps from your mobile devices.
From your bed, you have wonderful views over the stone rooftops below, and beautiful countryside beyond.
A compact but thoughtfully designed galley kitchen includes a Neff Oven / Microwave, induction hob, slim dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment. There is a beautiful gold sink with composite marble worktop and lots of cooking utensils, pans manual espresso machine etc.
The Bathroom features a roll top bath, with shower screen and shower above (Tristan Suite), Or walk in shower (Austin Suite). There is a handy vanity unit with sink and drawers beneath plus WC. We also provide fabulous organic, vegan and paraben free shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, and hand / body lotion by H2K of Harrogate.
Nydsley Hall by Maison Parfaite
An impressively grand residence consisting of 5 fabulously appointed apartments, conveniently located in the heart of Pateley Bridge.
Nydsley Hall is a stunning period building, boasting original features throughout, including the exquisite tiled floor in the vastly elegant entrance hall. Each of the 5 suites has its own unique charm. All have the benefit of the most glorious views over Pateley Bridge and the surrounding countryside. 3 of the exceptionally large apartments have private gardens with hot tubs, and then another one has a roof terrace with panoramic views.
The Lodge Suite
With a private entrance and secluded garden, the 2-bedroom lodge suite is the perfect hideaway. The large lounge diner, with its huge snuggly sofas and mid-century elegance, leads out to the private garden with decked area, lawn and hot tub.
2 Bedrooms (1 x King, 1 Double), Bathroom with roll top bath, Kitchen, Lounge / Dining Room, Private garden with hot tub.
The Grande Suite
With its huge open-plan kitchen and living space, the Grande Suite will take your breath away. It’s the perfect choice for a sophisticated gathering. The high-spec and well equipped Kesseler Kitchen is the perfect social hub with its central island and dining area – open to the uber stylish lounge with deep, comfortable sofas and Smart TV with Netflix.
The front garden is the real icing on the cake in this suite, and it also boasts a hot tub in the more secluded side garden.
2 Bedrooms (1 x Superking En-Suite with roll top bath, 1 x Double), Extra large Bathroom, Large open plan Kitchen / Dining Room, Lounge, Large lawned garden plus private garden area with hot tub.
The Terrace Suite
With its gloriously high ceilings and air of elegance, the Terrace Suite is sure to impress. The double aspect lounge diner overlooking both the gardens and Pateley Bridge is a charming space. With elegant designer Italian sofas, mid-century antique furniture and original abstract artwork it’s an achingly cool room.
2 Bedrooms (1 x Kingsize En-Suite with Dressing Room, 1 x Double), Bathroom with roll top bath, Lounge / Dining area, Kitchen, Huge terrace with views over the river and countryside.
With the sweeping staircase up, and vaulted ceilings, the penthouse is an impressive space. The ultra-modern lounge / kitchen / diner, with designer furnishings is supremely comfortable. The sleek Kesseler Kitchen is very well equipped; with everything you need to cook up a culinary feast. There’s a fabulous dining area for 4, and super stylish sofa where you can chill out for an evening of board games or films.
2 Bedrooms (1 x Kingsize with Dressing Room, 1 x Double), Bathroom with roll top bath, Kichen / Lounge / Dining area
The Nook at Nydsley Hall (see separate listing)
The Nook is a spacious basement apartment with private entrance at ground level, and boasts a private patio with hot tub.
3 Bedrooms (1 x King, 2 x Double), Bathroom with roll top bath, Lounge, Kitchen / Diner, Patio with hot tub.
Luxury Amenities Throughout. Wonderfully soft white linens, towels, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer are all provided for your comfort in every bedroom. And in each bathroom, you’ll find gorgeously scented, vegan and paraben-free toiletries which have been created locally by H2K of Harrogate.
Guest access is via key safe at the entrance. You will be sent your unique entry codes by email (or message system on third party sites).
Our beds are extremely luxurious, and you are guaranteed an excellent nights sleep. Please note that it is not possible to make the doubles or kings into separate smaller beds.
The property has individually controlled gas central heating. Each apartment has a nest controller in the lounge of your suite.
Three of our apartments have hot tubs. Please respect our neighbours and other guests by only using the from 9.00am until 9.00 pm.
Pateley Bridge is a very quiet rural village and sound travels at night. For this reason we do not recommend anyone makes a booking if they feel it would be difficult to keep their music and other noise at a level which would not cause inconveneince to other apartments within the hall, and our neighbours.
The Garden, Grande and Terrace Suite have two parking spaces.
The Lodge and Penthouse suites have 1 parking space.
One small to medium sized, house trained dog is welcome, if advised at the time of booking.
Please advise us prior to arrival if bringing pets as there is a small surcharge of £30 per pet. (per stay, not per night)
Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the property, A substantial deep cleaning charge will be payable plus any damages to furnishings must be paid for. (see Rental Agreement for details)
Accepted all year round.
Facilities for Babies and Young Children:
We have a high chair and travel cot for babies available and should be requested prior to arrival.
We have excellent WiFi throughout the property. The code for the Wifi will be emailed to you, and is also in the Welcome Pack located in the lounge upon arrival.
Aysgarth Nook is a distinctly avant-garde, newly renovated property, oozing with elegant designer furniture and state of the art fittings at every turn.
This traditional Wensleydale cottage has been transformed into an uber luxurious modernist bolt hole without losing one ounce of it’s 300-year-old personality.
The whole ground floor is kitted out with WIFI enabled underfloor heating which can be controlled by your smart phone, a blessing for walkers coming in from the bracing outdoors! And of course, the soothing hot tub in the private garden, with those jaw dropping views over Wensleydale is just the icing on the cake.
Step inside on to a beautiful slate porcelain floor with underfloor heating and a Burley wood burning stove to warm you through. Exposed ceiling beams and quirky, handmade soft furnishings give this characterful room a homely feel. There’s a large wall-mounted Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix. Plus a BOSE 500 sound system featuring Amazon Alexa voice control.
Superbly equipped Kesseler kitchen with Neff integrated fridge, freezer, double wine cooler, dishwasher, five pan-induction hob, extractor hood, two ovens, and every utensil you can imagine.
Extra large dining table with luxurious Forest Green Velvet dining chairs to seat up to 10 guests. The heated porcelain slate floor keeps you cosy.
Bedroom 5/ Lounge 2:
This versatile ‘room with a view’ which can be dressed as a double bedroom or as a separate ‘snug’ room for smaller groups who don’t require the 5th bedroom. As a bedroom you will enjoy the super comfortable sofa bed with Pocket sprung mattress, plus a wall mounted smart TV with Freeview and Netflix.
Full length sliding doors open out into the garden, where you can step out into the hot tub and enjoy the breath-taking views across Wensleydale.
A stylish bathroom incorporating toilet, bath with power shower, tiled in a slate porcelain. The washer dryer is hidden in a bespoke unit beneath the basin.
Our fabulous terrace features stunning views of Wensleydale, a hot tub and lots of decked space to relax in the sun or have family barbecues
This beautifully appointed room overlooks the village and features a bespoke floating king-sized bed. There’s also a wall mounted smart TV with Freeview and Netflix.
En-Suite Shower room
Small but perfectly formed with slate porcelain tiles, a shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled square rain shower head and incorporated hand-held shower, a wall mounted basin and soft close toilet.
This luxurious twin room overlooks the quaint village and features a relaxing window seat to admire the view, luxurious Hypnos twin beds, plus wall mounted 32” Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix.
With sweeping views across the open fells, beautiful walnut furniture and lighting from Heals, ultra-comfortable Hypnos double mattress and 32” wall mounted Smart TV.
A spacious and stylish slate porcelain tiled shower room has a double size walk in shower with rain head and hand-held shower, wall hung contemporary basin with vanity storage.
An elegantly furnished room with designer Hulsta furniture throughout. wall mounted smart 40” Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix.
Adding to the Wow factor of this room is the corner freestanding bath on a raised plinth, a great place to relax with a glass of something bubbly, be transported to a world of pure bliss!
Two small to medium sized, house trained dogs are welcome, if advised at the time of booking. Please advise us prior to arrival if bringing pets as there is a small surcharge of £30 per pet. (per stay, not per night)
Off-road parking across the road on the lay-by on a first come first served basis. Plenty of additional parking is available in the streets near the property, however we do not recommend parking directly outside the house for your safety as it is a blind corner and some vehicles approach it quite quickly.
A real feature of the property with the most stunning views of Wensleydale. There is decking and a hot tub, the most wonderful place to relax whatever the weather. Outdoor table and chairs, loungers and a charcoal barbecue means you can sit out and enjoy an alfresco meal.
For hygiene reasons, we clean and refill the hot tub before each guest arrives. Our contractor fills the hot tub with clean warm water, however it takes a few hours to reach it’s optimum temperature so please be advised that it may not get to this heat on the first evening of your stay, however on each subsequent day it will be kept at the ideal temperature. Replacing the thermal lid after use will help it maintain this temperature. We ask that you moderate any noise whilst enjoying the hot tub, and please note it can only be used between 9.00am and 9.00pm to respect the privacy of our neighbours.
Electric WIFI enabled underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. A wood burning stove in lounge. The cottage is heated throughout the 1st and 2nd floors with individual infra-red panels which are remote controlled.
Snug Room / Bedroom 5
Please advise if you would like the sofa bed in the downstairs snug/bedroom 5 making up for guests.
We have a strict No Smoking Policy. A substantial deep cleaning charge plus the replacement cost of any damage to furnishings must be paid for. (see Rental Agreement for details)
Accepted all year round.
Linen & Towels
High quality linens and towels are provided.
Unlimited WiFi available free of charge (username and password is inside our welcome pack, located on the kitchen table). Mobile phone signal variable depending on your provider.
Facilities for Young Children
Travel cot, high chair, baby safety socket covers and stairgate available
Check-in/ Check-out times
Check-in from 16:00 onwards, up to 22:00
Check-out time is 10:00
If you require a later check-in time than 22:00, please contact us.
Aysgarth Nook is situated in the Picture-Postcard Wensleydale village of Aysgarth, cosied up beside the fabulous Hamilton’s Tearooms (think home baked goodies and Yorkshire humour from the owners) and just a 2-minute walk away from the George and Dragon Pub, serving hearty home cooked meals and fine ales, this delightful holiday let really is blessed with its ideal location. The infamous Aysgarth Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the North, and where Kevin Costner once frolicked with Maid Marion on the film set for ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’ are just a short walk away.
The falls attract visitors all year round, indeed they truly demonstrate their magnificence during the wetter months. Artists, photographers and writers flock here to capture the imagery and the drama in their own senses. Ruskin, Turner and Wordsworth were three such visitors, and all enthused about the falls’ outstanding beauty.
Aysgarth itself sits within the boundaries of the awe-inspiring Yorkshire Dales National Park and is close to the pretty market towns of Leyburn and Hawes with their plethora of quirky, independent shops, restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs. The imposing Castle Bolton is a 4-mile hike or a short drive away. The infamous castle is steeped in history due to its Mary Queen of scots provenance, a must for a visit where tourists can watch a birds of prey display, partake in a little archery, refuel in the welcoming café or languish in the decadent gardens on warm, sunny days. Outdoor adventurists are spoilt for choice as there are many stunning walks and cycleways for those of an energetic nature, including the start of the “Three Peaks” walk which is within driving distance. Visit the Wensleydale creamery for a taster of every variety of local Wensleydale cheese imaginable (Wallace and Gromit would approve!!!) Or take a trip to the Forbidden Corner at Middleham, a wonderful day out that will delight all ages!
Hillthorpe Manor is a quintessentially English, Queen-Anne-style Manor House. Close to an abundance of amenities and historic cities and towns yet tucked away in a secluded and very private location, this stunning property is dressed to impress and dripping with all the elegance and opulence of a bygone era, juxtaposed perfectly with ultra-slick modernist fixtures and fittings. This magnificent late Victorian manor has a grand entrance, and a astonishing staircase, boasting 1 acre of private gardens, featuring a hot tub and plentiful parking facilities.
Inner hallway leads to the large central hallway with dining table for 10 guests
There’s a large wall-mounted Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix.
Superbly equipped kitchen with Bosch integrated fridge, freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, Bora induction hob, two ovens, and every utensil you can imagine.
Double bedroom off hallway.
A fabulous large lanscaped garden with pond, terrace and hot tub.
Grand gallery hallway with feature victorian sylight ceiling
Double bed with en-suite shower room.
Superking baedroom with beautiful bay windows overlooking the lawns.
Large family bathroom with free-standing bath and vanity unit
Large walk in wet room