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Hilltop House

Hilltop House

An outstanding Grade II listed detached country home set in its own grounds on the outskirts of the village of Starbotton, one of the real gems of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Built in 1610 the 6 bedroom home provides elegant accommodation for 12 guests and includes a beautiful 2 bedroom annex.

This former farmhouse is set within fifteen acres of grounds and grazing land and has stunning and historic gardens surrounding the home. Over the years the home has evolved from a humble farmhouse to an stylish family home with several early Georgian additions.

The home is the perfect base to explore all the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, after a busy day on the trails, relax in front of the 2 log burners, jump into the hot tub or stroll down to the local pub that is only 4 minutes away.

The Home

From the moment guests enter, they will be enchanted by the character and charm of the place, with the old date stone 1610, exposed stoneworks, old beams, listed meat safe situated in the ceiling, tiled harlequin floors, mullioned windows, parquet floor and much more.

The house features a fabulous kitchen with superb inglenook fireplace incorporating an AGA, together with hand-built units and oak and granite worktops.

There is a spacious dining room with woodburning stove, piano and recessed window seat to take advantage of the lovely views of the front garden. On either side of the dining room are the sitting room, again featuring a beautiful inglenook fireplace with an open fire and the original drawing room which has a large screen TV, an ideal room for relaxing.

A useful cloakroom and a small music/library, ideal for a quiet reflective glass of wine, complete the ground floor.

Upstairs are four stylish bedrooms, including one with an en-suite shower, with three other bedrooms providing spacious and flexible sleeping arrangements and all but one boasting fabulous views.

Outside, in the annexe, there are a further two bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower and one with a kitchenette having the added benefit of being on the ground floor with fabulous views across the gardens and up onto the fell.

Relax and enjoy the delightful walled cottage garden with herbs and mature flower beds overlooking the attached paddock; or sit back and relax in the superb hot tub where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Dales countryside.

There are numerous footpaths, circular walks and the River Wharfe on the doorstep of this luxurious cottage, plus close by are Buckden, Malham, Kettlewell, Grassington and Skipton.

This outstanding cottage offers a truly memorable holiday for anyone lucky enough to spend time in this beautiful location.


  • Main house: Four bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Annexe: Two ground floor bedrooms with access to a Jack and Jill en-suite shower, basin and WC; with kitchenette, electric cooker and fridge : 1 x king-size, 1 x twin.
  • Main house:
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area with scullery and pantry
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Drawing room
  • Music room/library
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • AGA, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, separate freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, Sonos Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Bike and equipment storage
  • Lawned gardens with hot tub, patio and furniture, large paddock and 14 acres of grazing land








Hot Tub

What's Included?

  • 50 Inch TV
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen
  • Board Games
  • Books and reading material
  • Boot Room
  • Central heating
  • Children's Books & Toys
  • Coffee
  • Cooking basics
  • Cot
  • Dining table
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Garden Lounge Sofas
  • Garden View
  • Grade 2 Listed
  • High Chair
  • Hot Tub
  • Hot Water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Larder
  • Log Burner
  • Long-term stays allowed
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smart TVs Throughout Home
  • Travel Cot
  • TV
  • Walkers
  • Walled Gardens
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wine Glasses


More Information

Starbotton, Yorkshire Dales

Nestling in the Upper Wharfedale Valley between Kettlewell and Buckden, this idyllic National Park village makes the perfect place from which to explore the wonderful scenery and pretty villages of this magnificent Dale. Much of Upper Wharfedale is National Trust owned – an indication of the beauty of its classic countryside, with dry-stone walls and barns, important flower-rich hay meadows and valleyside woodland.

Undoubtedly, this is one of the best walking areas in the Dales, with The Dales Way passing nearby, good access to Buckden Pike and gentle walks along the riverbanks. The village itself comprises a cluster of stone-built cottages and houses with, at its centre, the wonderful ‘Fox and Hounds’ pub serving great ales and fine food. No surprise that the hit movie ‘Calendar Girls’ was filmed nearby and in other locations throughout the area. An excellent base for enjoying the famous dales, historic market towns, caves and waterfalls of this magical area.

Kettlewell & Buckden 2 miles; Grassington 12 miles.

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