The Temple Folly

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

  • 3 Star Gold
  • A secluded, cosy hideaway with woodburning stove, located in the Yorkshire Dales national park


You can book this property from:

  • £422 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 2.8 miles
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Temple Folly 

Description: Octagonal Folly 


The nearest bus stop is: Swinithwaite, 1 mile 

The nearest train station is: Northallerton, 23 miles 

The nearest food shop is: Berrys, 1 mile 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Berrys, 1 mile 

The nearest petrol is: Aysgarth, 3 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton, 23 miles 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: On-site 

For what sized cars? Large 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: Plenty 

The parking surface is: Gravel 

Distance to the property from the parking: Outside 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: Outside 

Is it pay and display? No 

The width of the path to the property is: Open wide 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 0 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 1 

The doors widths are: 37” 

Keyhole height: Waist 

How many steps are there to the entrance:

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Stone flags 

The door widths are: Open plan 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: Both 


The flooring is: Stone flags 

The door widths are: Open plan 

The worktop height is: Waist 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: High 

The freezer height is: N/A 

Is crockery stored high or low? IHIgh 

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: 2 

The number of steps between floors is: 21 

The flooring is: Wood and rugs 

The door widths are: 39” 

Bed sizes are: 5ft  

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 26” 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No 

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: Yes 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: Yes 

The flooring is: Quarry tiled 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are sloped, gravel, rough and grassed 

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 other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  


Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Variable – 

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

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low 

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

Any other information: There are 21 spiral stone steps to the first floor door, limited head room of 51”. At the door to the open air balcony there are four further steps to the bedroom.  

There is one small step from the shower to the toilet. 

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



The Temple Folly is a unique and quirky two-storied building which is octagonal in plan and was used as a set location when they were filming Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. The building dates back to 1792 and was used by the ladies of the local gentry to watch the progress of hunts and to take in the panoramic views of the surrounding area and a view of Aysgarth Falls from the balcony. The property enjoys uninterrupted views across Wensleydale to Bolton Castle which is floodlit at night.  Outside the surrounding woods are the remains of an informal pleasure garden with a mixture of shrubs and specimen trees, part of this garden has been uncovered to restore the original views and recreate the eighteenth century feel.  This is an ideal bolt hole for a romantic break surrounded by open countryside and a great location to explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales although situated in close proximity to the main road, a high stone wall and trees shield guests from any intrusion.  The Folly is less than a mile from Berry's farm shop and cafe who offer farm tours, they are open seven days a week and serve breakfast, lunch and early supper, the shop also supplies everything for your day to day needs.  You can also pre-order food hampers for the Folly.   

The property is very compact, comprising two octagonal rooms connected by a spiral stone staircase and outside balcony. This quirky accommodation benefits from an open plan living area on the ground floor with a window seat to enjoy either a glass of wine or to curl up with a good book.  It is full of character and charm has domed ceilings and a woodburning stove ideal to cosy up to after a day exploring the local area. There hot tub outside the property which are available for guests to use. With a fire pit outside what a lovely place to watch the sun setting over the Yorkshire Dales on an evening. There is walking straight from the property and also fishing is available with day permits available from the owner.

3 stone steps up
Lounge/Kitchen/Dining room: Open plan living accommodation, stone floor, electric oven, grill, hob, fridge with icebox, microwave, dining table and chairs, comfortable leather sofa, woodburning stove (fuel provided), TV with Freeview.
Shower Room: Walk in shower, washbasin, toilet.
Spiral stone staircase with access to first floor via open air balcony leading to the bedroom.

Bedroom 1:
Double wooden sleigh bed, wardrobe, Victorian feature fireplace, built in shelves.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Free parking outside the property.
Heating: Electric heating, woodburning stove in the lounge (fuel provided).
Garden/Patio: Patio area with table and chairs. Surrounding woods and gardens.
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round.

Notes: Towels and dressing gowns are provided, please note that this property does not allow smoking, mobile signal is variable, Wifi is not available. Hot tub. Limited headroom at the top of the spiral staircase (you will need to bend down slightly)
Shop/Cafe: 1 mile. Pub: 2.8 miles.