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Fern House
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Fern House

Fern House is a superb, stylish 17th Century country house in Wharfedale, in a riverside location overlooking Kettlewell Beck in the picturesque village of Kettlewell, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This beautiful, pet friendly Dales cottage, was once the blacksmiths and a Coaching Inn, with the nearby Award-Winning Bluebell Inn being used as its stables. Now, this impressive, stone-built holiday home comprises a main house and an annexe, combining to provide seven delightful bedrooms, three bathrooms, two dining kitchens, a separate dining room, and three reception rooms.

There is also a handy utility room, perfect for storing muddy walking boots after a day on the fells and equipment, plus enclosed gardens are situated to the front and back. With no expense spared during the renovation of the property, Fern House has been tastefully transformed to provide superb facilities, contemporary 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; a cluster of beautiful, centuries-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!

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 *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 * 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 highchair 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


1.Annexe approximately five yards from main house entranceand 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.

2.Property across the road from unfenced beck, children to be supervised when outside.





Yes, the house was fantastic, beds so comfortable and high quality. Kitchen fab with every utensil etc we could wish for. Lovely lovely house and location

Ms Mackie, Seaton, October 2016


Fern House is very well located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, in particular we visited Malham, Bolton Abbey and Aysgarth Falls. The size of the property was perfect and everyone was greatly impressed with the cleanliness, décor and furnishings. We couldn't have asked for any more!

Miss Webster, SHREWSBURY, January 2016


Great location, fantastic house for our requirements, and the good weather helped as well! The weekend was for my Mum's 60th birthday so having all the family together under one roof to celebrate was perfect. Will definitely be going back in the future.

Mr Price, Ripon, September 2015