Pretty pretty pretty! Once the home of Bewerley Hall’s head gardener, this couple’s hideaway is comfy, cute and at the tail of a terrace of stone cottages. Step in to a sitting room that envelops you in cheering warmth: a wood-burner in the inglenook; two squishy red sofas dotted with cushions; a bookcase brimming with books, an iPod dock, guides and maps. For muddy wellies there’s a boot room, and next to this, a cottagey kitchen. Upstairs is a double with excellent linen and lovely views over cherry trees and the village green, and a bathroom with slipper bath and local lotions. On sunny days, follow the sun front or back, dine out and soak up the views over Bewerley Park, the river and town beyond. Walk from the door, along the river Nidd or to How Stean limestone gorge; you’re in beautiful Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Dales are a few miles away. Explore by foot, bike or horse – a mountain bike centre and stables are nearby – and well-behaved dogs are welcome (downstairs). For a more sedate ramble, stroll to charming Pateley Bridge (5 minutes) and pick up your dinner – there’s a deli, butchers and a good pub. Perfect.