Exclusive holiday homes in one of the most beautiful areas of the Yorkshire Dales are being developed in the shadow of the county’s second highest mountain.
The discreet development of luxury static caravans is under way in a spectacular setting at the head of the Ingleton waterfalls trail.
To one side, the second highest of the “three peaks”, Ingleborough (723 m / 2,372 ft). Underneath, the country’s deepest and largest network of potholes. The holiday homes, a couple of miles up a narrow moorland road beyond the village of Ingleton, are going on sale at just under £40,000 and will appeal to Dales lovers who appreciate the true notion of “getting away from it all”.
Matthew Binns, of David Hill Surveyors, who manage the site at Beezley Farm for the Ingleton Scenery Company, has two show homes ready to show prospective buyers. “This is a chance to own a really luxurious country retreat in the very heart of the Dales,” he said.
The luxury caravans have central heating and double glazing, two double bedrooms, top of the range kitchens, satellite broadband – and spectacular views from a decked area outside.
Viewings are by appointment only with the agents, David Hill (details below).
The waterfalls nearby were painted by landscape artist JMW Turner, and were visited by Arthur Conan Doyle (whose literary hero Sherlock Holmes met his demise, of course, at a famous waterfall).
- Ingleton has been well-known for its caves and magnificent mountain scenery since the 18th century, but after a series of articles appeared in the local press, public curiosity prompted the appointment of an Improvements Company to make the waterfalls accessible to the public.
- The trail first opened on in April, 1885, charging a twopenny entrance fee. Thousands of visitors flocked to Ingleton by train from Bradford, Manchester and Leeds. In June 1888, some 3840 people visited Ingleton in one day alone.
- The famous trail takes walkers along the banks of the river Twiss through Swilla Glenn with its coin embedded tree and on to Pecca Falls, Pecca Twin Falls, Holly Bush Spout and Thornton Force. A footbridge bridge crosses the Twiss and leads to Beezley’s Farm where Falls Park is sited. It then descends the River Doe to Beezley’s Falls Triple Spout (with its three waterfalls side-by side), then continues onto Baxenghyl gorge, Snow Falls and finally walk through Twistleton Glenn and back to Ingleton.
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