Stow House, completed in 1876, was the family home of the Reverend Fenwick William Stow for some 27 years. As well as being the Rural Dean of Wensleydale, the Reverend Stow was an accomplished photographer and copies of a number of his works are on display in the house, including this beautiful view of a glade above West Burton, taken in the early 1890's.
The house, which stands in its own 2 acre grounds, is set in the
heart of Wensleydale and is surrounded by some of the most spectacular
countryside to be found in England.
Looking across the croquet lawn and paddock, guests can see the picturesque village of West Burton, flanked by the rugged hills of Bishopdale and secluded Waldendale, while beyond the tennis court stretches beautiful Wensleydale, with Bolton Castle clearly visible.
The spectacular Aysgarth Waterfalls, a series of cascades stretching for over half a mile along the river Ure, are only five minutes walk away and, for ramblers, many walks can be commenced from our door.
Numerous historic castles, abbeys and stately homes are within easy reach, as are the cities of Ripon, Leeds, York, Durham and Newcastle and the charming towns of Skipton and Harrogate.
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