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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£1061 - £2221
per week
From £796 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS311

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£539 - £813
per week
From £404 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This idyllic 3-bedroom country cottage is the perfect base for those looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales, located in Harmby close to the popular market town of Leyburn.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Masham, Yorkshire Dales

DS336

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£694 - £950
per week
From £521 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Hot tub
  • Pub 1 mile

The Calf Pens

DS450

Carperby, Yorkshire Dales

DS179

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£511 - £1088
per week
From £383 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Spacious newly renovated converted barn offering well-equipped and cosy accommodation decorated and furnished to a high standard, suitable for families or friends and good base for the Dales.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 42 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS351

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£402 - £603
per week
From £302 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This detached stone-built barn conversion in Constable Burton is located close to the local pub and 3.5 miles away from the popular market town of Leyburn in Wensleydale.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 48 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Blades Cottage

DS226

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS253

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£634 - £1188
per week
From £476 for a 3-night stay
  • Enjoying an unrivalled position, this delightful cottage has a wealth of charm and character and is surrounded by open countryside. Ideal for the walker and centrally situated for touring throughout the Dales.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 42 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Swallowdale

DS329

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS242

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£541 - £1154
per week
From £406 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This attractive stone built farmhouse is extremely well presented with charming features and lovely views over the surrounding countryside and is just ten minutes walk from the popular town of Hawes.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS367

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£460 - £692
per week
From £345 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
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Vine Barn

DS244

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