Imagine staying on a sheep-dotted, beck-babbled, early 18th-century estate – ‘the secret jewel of Lower Wensleydale.’ Emma and Charles, lovers of animals, art and Yorkshire, have created four stunning apartments in the listed stable block, including the Hayloft where you’ll feel very private. It’s big – a wow of a space, with pendants hanging from high rafters and a half-wall separating the bed and freestanding bath from the sofas and sleek kitchen. It also oozes luxury: a drenching shower and toasty floors, a wood-burner and WiFi, soothing colours and impeccable linen. You’ll find good pubs nearby. You’re bang in the Dales for market towns, castles, Betty’s tea room and great walking, starting with the private parkland in front of the house. On rainy days just snuggle up by the wood-burner and relish the peace. Emma is a qualified yoga teacher and can offer private or group sessions – also meditation and sound gong baths.