Johnnies Cottage undoubtedly has an idyllic location at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the quaint village of Bainbridge, but it's not just the location that will make your stay unforgettable.
The cottage has been lovingly decorated in a way that brings that glorious outside in. Country cottage at its core, Johnnies Cottage is quaint and quirky, full of gentle reminders of the history of the building and the natural beauty of the area around it. But what is style without substance? You won't only be wowed by the beauty of the interior, but at how well equipped it is to make your stay completely stress-free. It's open plan layout makes the most of the space and it's got everything to make it feel like your home from home.
The cottage is perfect to enjoy as a couple needing a break away, or ramblers who wish to enjoy a walking holiday. The cottage is also ideally set-up for working from (almost) home. With strong, reliable WiFi and a dedicated workspace, it's a fantastic environment to take some of the stress out of your daily schedule. The breathtaking views and peaceful nature of your surroundings make it so much easier to switch off come five o'clock. Whether your idea of a perfect evening is heading out into the countryside, or retiring to a calm and comfortable bedroom after a long, relaxing bath - Johnnies Cottage has it all.
Want to know more about this hidden gem? Take a tour through Johnnies Cottage and see for yourself:
Kitchen & Dining Area
The downstairs of Johnnies Cottage is open plan and the kitchen dining area is combined, leading out of the lounge. You can watch some of the comings and goings of Bainbridge village as you wash up and prep, and enjoy cooking along with some music or a podcast from one of the many connective devices in the lounge.
The kitchen includes a fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, oven and hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a dining set. You'll have no trouble making the most of the hardware, as cooking essentials, cutlery, crockery and glasses will all be available to you.
After a long day exploring the Yorkshire Dales or a cosy afternoon spent with a good book, there's plenty of kitchen amenities to have you cooking up a storm or keeping your dinner plans low-key and convenient.
fridge & freezer
oven & hob
dining table set
dishes & silverware
Lounge & Living Areas
The living areas of Johnnies Cottage have been decorated with a cosy countryside style, really bringing that picturesque outside in. You'll have stunning views of Bainbridge village while you relax, as the lounge window looks out into the village square.
Perfect for couples or solo travellers, the lounge in Johnnies Cottage has a large, comfortable sofa perfect to curl up on and enjoy the warm ambience of a log burning stove (you'll have a complimentary bucket of coal and logs for your first few nights) or binge watch your favourite TV programme - especially as a Roku stick is provided for additional channels, together with a Bluetooth speaker and an Alexa device.
Being at the bottom of a valley is perfect for those searching for some time 'off-grid', as phone signal can be poor for SMS and phone calls; but if you need to stay connected to the world outside the Yorkshire Dales, Johnnies Cottage is well equipped with high speed internet, meaning that WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom & Facebook work reliably. There's also a dedicated work space if you're coming to new surroundings while you make the most of working from home.
Alexa & Sonos Speakers
books & reading materials
smoke & CO alarms
dedicated work space
Bedroom & Bathroom
Johnnies Cottage is the ideal spot to practice the three "R's": rest, relax and refresh. And what's more essential to that then having a comfortable bedroom to retire to and a well-equipped bathroom to unwind in?
Johnnies Cottage is a one bedroom property with a comfortable, large double bed - perfect for a romantic getaway or stretching out in solo. The bedroom offers stunning views over the village on Bainbridge into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There's a little window seat set up, so you can take in the views as you rise each day. The bedroom contains a spacious wardrobe (including hangers), a chest of drawers, two bedside tables, a vanity unit and a large mirror. It's a perfectly practical space, decorated with calm and comfort in mind.
The bathroom hosts a full size bath as well as a separate shower. Whether you're washing off the reminders of a days adventuring out on a ramble or bike ride, or just looking to lay back and soak the muscles, you'll have the appropriate amenities available.
You won't have to worry about any extra luggage for your stay at Johnnies cottage, as towels, cleaning products, toilet roll and soaps are all provided.
chest of drawers
Johnnies Cottage has convenient and free on street parking either at the front or the side of the property, although if these are not available there are plenty of spots around the green that offer quick and easy access.
The cottage has a private entrance and is a self check-in property, so that you can access the cottage at a time that is convenient for you.
There is a stone store at the back of the property which is a welcome addition for those with a bike. Here you will find a small collection of ‘crocks’ should you wish to keep your walking boots there.
There is a bistro set available (stored under the stairs) should you wish to enjoy the outside space for your morning coffee or afternoon tea. The outdoor space at the front and side of the property can be used at your leisure. It is not secluded, but offers an unrivalled spot for people watching and admiring the goings on of Bainbridge.
We had a lovely five days stay at Johnnies Cottage. Great location to explore the Dales. Perfect location for our wedding venue at Yorebridge House. The cottage is fabulous, everything you need for a lovely break lots of finishing touches. Short drive to good pubs and restaurants. Couldn’t fault it. We will definitely stay again when visiting the Dales.