Gallowa's Cottage

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • A luxury cottage in Middleham, close to the pubs, tea rooms and Richard III castle.


You can book this property from:

  • £713 per week
  • £102 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Bedroom 2 - super-king size bed (which upon request can be made up as a twin)
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Gallowa's Cottage 

Description: House 


The nearest bus stop is: Middleham 

The nearest train station is: North Allerton 

The nearest food shop is: Middleham, 100 yards 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Middleham, 100 yards 

The nearest petrol is: Leyburn, 2 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: Cobbles at the front 

For what sized cars? Large 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: 2 

The parking surface is: Cobbles 

Distance to the property from the parking: Outside the front door 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 100 Yards 

Is it pay and display? No 

The width of the path to the property is: Open 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 1 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 2 

The doors widths are: 34? 

Keyhole height: Waist height 

How many steps are there to the entrance: 1 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 30? 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Wooden 

The door widths are: No door 

The worktop height is: Waist 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: Low 

The freezer height is: Low 

Is crockery stored high or low? High 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 3 

The number of steps between floors is: 12 and 12 

The flooring is:  

The door widths are: 27?, 29?, 30? and 27? 

Bed sizes are:  

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed:  

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: En suite 32?, main bathroom 30? 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?:  

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No 

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: No 

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No 

The flooring is: vinyl 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are: firm and stepped 

Permanent seated is provided 

There is outside lighting:  

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)  

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired  

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  


Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Variable in the house and good outside 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?:  

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low 

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information:  

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute's is not to be held responsible for the content therein. 



Galloping into contention in the heart of a popular racing town serving up a full suite of historical and sporting connections is Gallowa’s Cottage. Quintessentially cosy and characterful, the odds are on and the going is easy.

Front runner

Sympathetic to its history and to its location, Gallowa’s Cottage has been superbly refurbished for guests visiting Middleham and this part of the Yorkshire Dales. This is Yorkshire’s horse racing country and the horse racing references in the cottage abound for those who know the sport yet are subtle enough not to bother those who don’t.

You’ll want to sink into the sitting room sofa and curl up in front of the Victorian fireplace while the kettle boils or the Wensleydale and wine ease you into an evening of quiet time. The country cottage style kitchen has all you’ll need to rustle up a delicious supper if the call of the town’s friendly pubs don’t call you first. The window seats in each of the bedrooms draw you to gaze upon the town from a bird’s eye view. Imagine life in this bustling market town in times gone by, then and now you can watch the horses head between stables and gallops on a daily basis.

Into the pretty courtyard garden and you’ll find  a  summerhouse for a peaceful afternoon in the sunshine or an idyllic breakfast spot. A pet friendly property, the cottage welcomes three furry friends to explore the countryside with you too.

A history of horse race training and Grand National winners aside, this pretty market town also has connections to Richard III and the town’s imposing castle put it on the regal map many moons ago. There’s really no shortage of sites and experiences before you even consider pulling up your socks and wandering off in your walking boots.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Don’t be deceived by the cosy cottage vibes of Gallowa’s Cottage, it is superbly spacious presenting four beautiful bedrooms over two floors, sleeping seven guests. On the first floor is the king size master suite with en suite bathroom, a second spacious bedroom that you can have as either a super king or as twin beds, and a single bedrooms with another of those window seats. The second floor completes the sleeping arrangements with a comfortable twin.

 Coat and boot storage.
Open plan Kitchen/Lounge: Gas range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, open fire, smart TV with Freeview, DVD, comfortable seating, window seats. Central island housing fridge and freezer.
Cloakroom: Washbasin, toilet, washing machine. Drinks fridge.
Garden room:  Dining table and chairs, comfortable seating, bookcase, sideboard,  French windows leading to the furnished split level patio and summerhouse.   Home hub with iPad/iPhone docking station, super fast broadband.

Bedroom 1:
 King-size bed, fitted wardrobes, dressing table, chair.
En suite: Bath, shower over bath, washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 2: Zip & Link super-king size bed (which upon request can be made up as a twin), wardrobes, dressing table, window seat, electric clothes airer.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, chest of drawers, hanging space, window seat.
Bathroom: Shower, washbasin, toilet, bidet.

Bedroom 4:
 Twin beds, chest of drawers,  hanging space for clothes.

 Three dogs welcome.
Parking: Parking on the cobbles outside the property is first come first served, additional free parking is available in the market square 100 yards away.
Garden/Patio: Rear walled garden and split level patio with garden furniture and furnished summerhouse, wine cooler. Cycle storage.  Barbecue.
Heating: Oil heating, open fire (fuel provided).
Short breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels are provided, free unlimited WiFi. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable.
Pub & Shop: 0.1 mile. 



I left a glowing review in the guest book and I felt it was so well deserved. So much thought has gone into making this a comfortable and welcoming cottage. There are also many practical elements too that make it such a home from home experience. The location was amazing. So lovely to have horses passing by every day- such a difference to the regular life. We would definitely recommend Gallowa’s Cottage.

Mrs G,

Good morning, Jane and Jeremy! I’d like to thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home - it’s a real home from home. I’m sure we’ll have a wonderful week staying here whilst enjoying the plethora of places to visit! It’s a jewel of a place and I’m so glad we found it. We’ll take very good care of what has clearly been created with lots of love. Teresa (Steve McPhee’s partner)

Previous Customer


Area Information

The town of Middelham is famous for its stables and you can watch the horses go through the town each morning, heading up to the gallops for their daily exercise. See the largest keep in the north of England at the historic Middleham Castle, the castle dates back to 1190 and was once occupied by King Richard III.

On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Middleham is ideally located to explore Lower Wensleydale and beyond whether on foot , by car or bicycle. There are attractions to suit all age groups which includes Hawes, home to the Wensleydale Creamery, The Forbidden Corner, the tranquil Jervaulx Abbey and tea room plus Brymor Guernsey ice cream parlour all within a half hour's drive.

Why not visit Masham, home of the famous Black Sheep and Theakstons beer, visitor tours available. 

The historic market town of Richmond is within a few miles and offers leisure facilities, a swimming pool and cinema.

There's always something happening throughout the town, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. For more information on Middleham and the surrounding area plus local events visit our Yorkshire Dales Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.