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.



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Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS300

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£1392 - £2305
per week
From £1,054 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • This spacious detached luxury property sleeping six has been furnished and equipped to the highest specification. With a hot tub in it's stunning designer garden it is the perfect escape in the Yorkshire Dales.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS913

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£766 - £1224
per week
From £585 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • A stunning barn conversion nestled in a small village in the Yorkshire Dales with a wood fired hot tub and fantastic views over Wensleydale.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Masham, Yorkshire Dales

DS336

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£748 - £1390
per week
From £571 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A luxury property boasting a sunken hot tub in the enchanted garden. Located close to the pubs, shops and tea rooms in Kirkby Malzeard close to Masham in the Yorkshrie Dales.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • On-street parking
  • Hot tub
  • Pub 1 mile

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS351

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£442 - £655
per week
From £342 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerIf you book a 3 night or longer stay at White Rose Cottage between now and 3rd March 2020, receive a free truffle making workshop for 2 at a local chocolate factory to enjoy during your stay.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 48 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Masham, Yorkshire Dales

DS450

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£423 - £624
per week
From £327 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
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 69 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS367

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£529 - £777
per week
From £407 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
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales

DS240

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£500 - £746
per week
From £385 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • West Shaw Cote Cottage is an exceptionally well-equipped stone barn conversion, surrounded by lovely gardens and with views over the dale from every window.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 44 miles
  • Pub 2.6 miles

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS938

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£965 - £2039
per week
From £734 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Located just 5 miles from the lovely Yorkshire Dales market town of Leyburn, this traditional stone-built house sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms and is luxuriously decorated, has beautiful views and traditional features such as wood burning stove and roll top bath.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 61 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS226

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£453 - £686
per week
From £350 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This well equipped detached stone built cottage is set in stunning countryside and is ideally located for those looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 37 miles
  • Pub 0.6 miles

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS939

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£852 - £1791
per week
From £649 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A quirky and characterful property with parking, located in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 38 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS242

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£581 - £1217
per week
From £446 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This attractive stone built farmhouse features lovely views over the surrounding countryside and is just ten minutes walk from the popular town of Hawes.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales

DS181

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£624 - £1319
per week
From £478 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A high quality cottage sleeping seven in four bedrooms, open fire and summer house in the garden is located close to Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales.
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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