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Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks

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Granville House
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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We are delighted to be able to welcome you to Granville House. While we shall try to ensure that Granville House will continue to be the haven of comfort and luxury that it always has been, there are of course changes to how we now need to operate in order to keep our guests and ourselves safe. Granville House will be treated to an enhanced anti viral cleaning routine inbetween each booking. Be assured that we are doing everything we can to help you have a clean and enjoyable stay. This includes sensible measures to protect you, us and the people who follow you. Yours and our health and safety is paramount to us and we shall be adhering to the highest levels of hygiene, social distancing and sanitation at all times. We shall be following Government advice, to ensure we are Covid 19 compli...We are delighted to be able to welcome you to Granville House. While we shall try to ensure that Granville House will continue to be the haven of comfort and luxury that it always has been, there are of course changes to how we now need to operate in order to keep our guests and ourselves safe. Granville House will be treated to an enhanced anti viral cleaning routine inbetween each booking. Be assured that we are doing everything we can to help you have a clean and enjoyable stay. This includes sensible measures to protect you, us and the people who follow you. Yours and our health and safety is paramount to us and we shall be adhering to the highest levels of hygiene, social distancing and sanitation at all times. We shall be following Government advice, to ensure we are Covid 19 compliant. We have carried out a Covid19 risk assessment and implemented all identified risk control measures. Granville House in Bell Busk is on The Pennine Way. Quintessentially English, you will be staying in a gorgeous 400 year old farmhouse (a Yorkshire laithe) on the old pack horse route from Gargrave to Settle on the Southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Malham in Malhamdale. You will enjoy luxurious, spacious, characterful and comfortable accommodation with panoramic pastural views. If the sun is shining in Bell Busk it will shine on Granville House from sunrise until the sun sets. Granville House has become a popular location for gatherings of families, friends, bridal groups and honeymoons.  This is tranquility realised, you will love it from the moment you arrive, a stylish hidden gem that will leave you feeling relaxed, happier and healthier. A paradise for nature lovers and gardeners, for walkers and cyclists, the Pennine way and cycle route 68 are just down the lane. This is farming country and England at its best. The country side is beautiful and uncrowded but good facilities are within easy reach. Granville House is ideally located with easy access onto fast roads or country lanes. You will find everything you need for a relaxing short break or month long holiday. You will have 3 bedrooms to choose from; a large master room with en-suite and king size 4 poster, a large double and a large twin with desk and height adjustable chair. There is a house bathroom with a roll top bath big enough for two. The kitchen and dining room is open plan and is a great sociable space. The hand built bespoke wooden kitchen has been described as a cooks dream with good quality equipment, and an electric Aga so the house is always warm and cosy. The Aga can be turned down on hot days. In this room, there is a piano and guitar with sheet music, books, magazines, radio, and WiFi . The sitting room has a TV with 'free to air' satellite channels, magazines, books, games and a log burner. There is an information folder in the kitchen which clearly explains how to work everything and you will have your very own mini tourist information centre to hand with leaflets and organised folders to help you plan your perfect holiday. The gardens are pretty and spacious with well stocked borders, tables and chairs. We provide picnic blankets too, but there is an unfenced deep pond and an unfenced drop into the car park at the back so children must be supervised at all times. Malham Cove and Haw Crag can be seen from the back garden. You can enjoy a private entrance and off road private parking for 3 cars, but you must promise to close the gates to keep out the nosey sheep and cows. In the surrounding fields, depending on the time of year, you will see spring lambs being born or gambling and pronking about, you may also see calves being born up until mid autumn. Bell Busk is a sleepy ancient hamlet, in a conservation area alongside the upper reaches of the River Aire and Otterburn Beck. It was once the main terminus for the Dales when we had a railway station and silk mill. Before that the Romans were here walking up and down our lane. There are lots of things to do round here with walks and cycle trails straight from your door. There are otters in the rivers, spot the king fishers too. At dusk, step outside to see bats and owls and then study the night sky without light pollution. The aurora can be seen from the top of Haw Crag during solar flares. Bell Busk forms part of the Coniston Hall Estate with opportunities for swimming, spa treatments, archery, falconry, off roading, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing or just eating and drinking in the bars and restaurants, relaxing next to the log fire looking out over the lake. You can walk or cycle from the door, The Pennine Way is just a few hundred yards to the North. Gargrave is a 2 mile walk along a very gentle pretty lane or a 5 minute trip in the car. You will find excellent facilities there. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is on your doorstep with pretty places to visit.  More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bring slippers or socks for indoors. Granville House sleeps 6 plus a baby. Please do not cause embarrassment by trying to squeeze in extra people. Supervise children in the garden at all times because of the deep pond and unprotected drops. Ball games can be played in the field, not the garden. All rubbish has to be sorted for recycling. Let us know if you break something and then we can replace or fix it ready for the next guests. Departure time is by 10am on the departure day.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Jeanne H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

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Date of stay: September 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020

Lovely and well maintained home. Spotlessly clean. Beautiful garden. Good wifi! Helpful owners. Cooking on the Aga was a novelty and something that we enjoyed. Also enjoyed cow watching. Good location for the local beauty spots. Plenty of walks from the front door. Would certainly...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed September 14, 2019

Granville House exceeded our expectations. We had a lovely two weeks here. The house is very comfortable and easy to stay in. Jeanne and Richard were very welcoming, helpful but not at all intrusive. Amazing views and the cows are endlessly entertaining. Lots to see...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2019

Thanks for this great review. So pleased that your family enjoyed a full 2 weeks here and good to know you that you would love to come back. As I said, 9 years for us in Malhamdale hasn't been enough.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2018
Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Granville House is certainly luxurious. A jewel in the crown that is the magnificent Yorkshire Dales! Perfectly located to explore the National Park, with walks from the doorstep and 360 degree views of its own. I loved bringing my morning coffee to sit in a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Kendra D
Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Many thanks for this excellent review. This is praise indeed coming from a fellow holiday cottage owner with a critical eye. We would love to have you and your delightful family back anytime.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We loved this fabulous farm house last year, so we came back again this year! We stayed for 4 nights with 2 adults and 4 children (13, 11, 8 and 6 years old). It was a perfect holiday for discovering this stunning part of the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thank you for this excellent review, a perfect family like yours is always welcome here.

Reviewed April 16, 2018

The house was lovely and warm. My daughter loved saying hello to the chickens and we all enjoyed their eggs. We had specifically wanted to walk around the Malham area and it was perfect for this. We also managed to walk up Pen-y Ghent and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Wendy P
Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you. Malhamdale is a one of the prettiest Dales and ideal for walks long, short, easy or strenuous.

Reviewed January 10, 2018

The location of Granville House is nothing short of idyllic; superb, open views across the valley; far enough off the beaten track to have nothing more than the sound of nature, no traffic noise. The house is tastefully appointed to a very high standard -...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Martin E
Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Many thanks for this excellent review. It's always good to feel appreciated, Granville House is just as you say ' the best of the traditional with the best of the modern'

Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend and the accommodation was perfectly located for walking and site seeing. The weather was cold but we received a warm welcome and the house was equipped with everything we needed for an enjoyable winter break

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Steve T
Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Many thanks for this review. Yes it's a great place for a winter break.

Reviewed October 28, 2017

Very easy to find, the hosts are very helpful and welcoming, the house is very, very clean and has excellent facilities. This is a good location and is an excellent base for touring the Dales. Advice - ask the host to show you how to...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Al W
Jeanne H, VR Owner at Luxurious Granville House, Bell Busk, Skipton, Malhamdale, N Yorks, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thanks for this great review. The central heating is set to 20C prior to guests arriving and the thermostat is on the outside wall of the utility room. We always show guests how to use the oil fired boiler. We were surprised that a self...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Try some of the best hill walking England has to offer on Ingleborough, Pen Y Ghent, Whernside or Pendle Hill, or potter along the prettiest section of a Pennine Way. We provide walk books. The AONB of The Forest of Bowland is just down the road with the famous Trough of Bowland and Gisburn Forest which is excellent for mountain biking. You can wander round the picturesque villages of Aireton, Linton, Hetton, Grassington, Malham, Kettlewell, Haworth, Hawes, Kirkby Lonsdale, Clapham, Ingleton, Pateley Bridge and Embsay. We shall tell you where our favourite pubs and tea shops are once you are here. If you are coming to shop, then do it in style in Skipton, Settle, Ilkley, Clitheroe, Harrogate, Ripon, Leeds and York.
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It will be easier for you if you have a car but some people arrive on bikes or walk here from Gargrave.
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