Wensleydale cottages

Famous for its cheese which is produced at the creamery in Hawes, Wensleydale is a stuning area of the Yorkshire Dales to visit on a self-catering break. The dale is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with the lower part, below East Witton, also falling into the boundaries of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and takes its name from the village of Wensley which was once the dale's market town.

The dale's market towns are Leyburn and Hawes, where you'll find an electic mix of local shops, many selling local produce and artisan goods. As well as its creamery, Hawes is also known for its historic ropemakers, Outhwaites, where you can watch the ropes being made and each year Leyburn hosts the Wensleydale Agricultural show, which takes place each August. Well-known villages in the dale include Middleham, Bainbridge and Aysgarth. Middleham is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Known for its racing, you'll often see the jockeys with their racehorses strolling through the village past the local shops and pubs. Middleham Castle is famous for its Richard III connections, the king lived here as a boy and the ruins of this castle are very well preserved. With a triple flight of waterfalls, its no wonder Aysgarth Falls was picked as the backdrop to the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The waterfall, near the village of Aysgarth, stretches out for almost 1 mile and is a spectacular sight following rainfall, with Ruskin, Turner and Wordsworth all remarking at its beauty over the years. Bainbridge, taking its name from the shortest river in England, the River Bain, is home to one of Yorkshire's oldest hotels, The Rose and Crown Inn, which is said to be haunted and to the east of the village there is the remains of a roman fort. 

Also worth visiting in the area is historic Bolton Castle, a fantastically preserved 14th century Grade 1 listed castle. The castle was once the prison of Mary Queen of Scots and it is said she escaped from here and began walking towards the nearby town of Leyburn, losing her shawl along the way. This walk is now known as 'The Shawl' and is a popular route with visitors and locals for its ease and breathtaking views.



View more and filter search
61 Properties found
Back to list view
Special Offer

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS300

(No dates selected)

£1061 - £2265
per week
From £796 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Special offerEnjoy a FREE cream tea at KTea's Tearoom in Leyburn on us when you use the promo code CREAMTEA at checkout.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Masham, Yorkshire Dales

DS450

(No dates selected)

£383 - £584
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Situated on the edge of an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in the Lower Wensleydale, this charming cottage is a walker's paradise with pretty riverside walks nearby, and excellent opportunities for bird-watching.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 69 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Carperby, Yorkshire Dales

DS179

(No dates selected)

£511 - £1110
per week
From £383 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 42 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS351

(No dates selected)

£402 - £615
per week
From £302 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 48 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS311

(No dates selected)

£539 - £910
per week
From £404 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
10% Off!

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales

DS181

(No dates selected)

£584 - £1279
per week
From £438 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS226

(No dates selected)

£413 - £640
per week
From £310 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 37 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS242

(No dates selected)

£541 - £1177
per week
From £406 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerBook and take a break a week at Thorns and receive a 10% discount!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS367

(No dates selected)

£489 - £737
per week
From £367 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This lovely stone-built cottage is ideally located in the popular market town of Hawes, in Wensleydale and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
10% Off!

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

DS240

(No dates selected)

£460 - £706
per week
From £345 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 44 miles
  • Pub 2.6 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
15% Off!

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS244

(No dates selected)

£395 - £599
per week
From £296 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerBook and take a week from the 20th July and receive a 15% discount at this beautiful property!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 62 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS052

(No dates selected)

£347 - £601
per week
From £260 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This beautiful stone built cottage is furnished and presented to a very high standard. It is well equipped and has stunning views over the Wensleydale countryside.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Garden/Courtyard
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
View more and filter search