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Otley Beck at Howe Foot holiday cottages

Otley Beck Cottage

Enchanting self-catering property 'Just for Two'.

Otley Beck Cottage is a completely new build but has all the character and charm of our Garden Cottage. It is an extension of our house but at the same time remains separate, completely private and secluded, with views out on to the fields and the beck which runs alongside the cottage.

There is a private parking area, small garden and patio to the front. You walk in through the porch and then you're in the kitchen where a beautiful aqua coloured Aga cooker remains constantly switched on.

An oak dining table "just for two" stands at the bottom end of the snug overlooking the beck. A well stocked bird feeder hangs just outside the windows, which attracts a variety of birds. Amongst the less common regular visitors are gold finches, black caps, green finches, siskins, garden warblers, linnets and the greater spotted woodpecker.

A gorgeous wood-burning stove stands in the snug, there's a stunning shower room with retro fittings and a dreamy gallery bedroom with king-sized bed. Oak beams, curved walls and quirky nooks and crannies add to the character of the cottage and everything has been made with enormous care, thought and dedication. My husband, Martin, is completely responsible for the build and we have pooled our ideas on design, comfort and d├ęcor!

As with Garden Cottage, Otley Beck is 'Just for Two'. There is a downstairs bedroom, available only by prior arrangement, for couples who need separate beds or for friends sharing.

Thanks to our breaks at Garden Cottage we have followed the development of Otley Beck cottage over the last five years - and witnessed the immense amount of hard work and creativity that has gone into its making. The wait was most certainly worth it. What a special place - a tribute to Sue and Martin's graft, passion and meticulous attention to detail and a special ingredient called love. Love for what they do - and a desire to make everyone feel at home in these beautiful surroundings. Fantastic. Well done you two lovely people xx

Charlotte and Christian Dymond - Cumbria

We have had the privilege of being the first paying guests in this beautifully restored cottage. (...)

Simply a fantastic place to unwind and explore the surrounding area. We have also experienced a brilliant week of hot weather and enjoyed bird-watching on many of the estuaries and nature reserves - it really is a special area for so many birds. Watch out for dippers in the beck.

Peter & Susan, Wiltshire

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