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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£1097 - £2301
per week
From £832 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
  • No Pets
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS161

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£536 - £803
per week
From £411 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Close to the bridge and waterfall, this Hawes cottage is a wonderful base for guests to relax and soak up the special atmosphere that the region offers.
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 60 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Masham, Yorkshire Dales

DS450

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£419 - £620
per week
From £323 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

Carperby, Yorkshire Dales

DS179

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£547 - £1146
per week
From £419 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
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 42 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS351

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£438 - £651
per week
From £338 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 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 48 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS311

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£575 - £946
per week
From £440 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 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 50 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales

DS181

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£620 - £1315
per week
From £474 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

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS226

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£449 - £676
per week
From £346 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

DS242

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£577 - £1213
per week
From £442 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

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales

DS367

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£525 - £773
per week
From £403 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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£496 - £742
per week
From £381 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
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 44 miles
  • Pub 2.6 miles
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Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

DS244

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£431 - £635
per week
From £332 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerBook and take a full week at this beautiful cottage in August or September and receive a 10% discount!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 62 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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