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Briar Cottage

From £338 per week
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Briar cottage, dating from the 18th century, has been renovated to reveal some of its original features and is part of a small, interesting, terrace which sits on the fringe of the cobbles looking out towards the torn ramparts of Middleham Castle. In the quiet, upper market place there are small formal gardens and ancient cobbled areas which compliment the pretty traditional stone cottages.

Entry, at the front of the cottage, is to a bright lounge with Victorian fireplace and a dining room area with slate tiled floor which views out into the flagged courtyard. From the dining area there is a pretty, well equipped, fully fitted, shaker style kitchen and slate floor. To the side of the entrance lounge there is another cosy lounge which has a stone arched fireplace with multi-fuel stove.

A stairway rises from the lounge to a small landing serving three bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, power shower over the bath, washbasin and toilet. One bedroom has a double bed, one has twin beds and the other has a single day bed. The double and twin rooms view out over the cobbles towards the castle.

A stable door leads from the dining room to a courtyard with border gardens and a flagged patio area. This courtyard area can also be reached from the market place through a private alleyway, with a door, leading between the adjacent cottages.

Briar Cottage has been renovated to reveal wooden lintels above the windows and stone work. The use of half-glass doors allows natural light to warm and brighten all the rooms. A cosy cottage, full of character, provides a good high standard of accommodation.

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Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided.

Electric heating, electric underfloor heating in the lounge with multi-fuel stove, fuel for multi-fuel stove and electricity included.

2 televisions, DVD, radio, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, automatic washer, electric blankets, shaver point, garden furniture.

Off road parking in front of the cottage.

Telephone, incoming calls only. Free WiFi.

Shops, pubs, restaurants, bus route nearby.

One small dog welcome.

Sorry, not suitable for children under 5 due to open stairs.

Strictly non smoking.



About The Area


Explore the charming cobbled market places of Middleham, home to the largest castle in the North of England.

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Overall rating 4.5 stars out of 5
By Simon Bell
5 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 26 Sep 2021
Middleham is situated close to Leybrun and Wensleydale and for us made a good base for exploring most of the Dales. There are more central locations but the village with its shop, chippy, and two pubs not to mention a castle that was once home to Richard the third has everything you need. The sound of the local racing stables taking their horses up to be trained on Middleham Low Moor in the mornings adds a lovely feel to the village. The cottage was ideal for myself my wife and our Springer Spaniel. It was clean well maintained and although not the biggest was fine for the three of us. I would recommend a stay in this cottage and the lovely village it is situated in.
By Graeme Werrell
3.2 stars out of 5.
On Tuesday, 07 Sep 2021
Great location and easy access main roads, loved watching the horses. good size bedrooms and plenty space in the living areas. Courtyard garden nice particularly with the sun out.
By Gary Ramsay
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Monday, 23 Aug 2021
This was a lovely cottage in a very good location. I’ve missed the clip-clop of horses’ hooves since we left. We’ve only visited The Dales briefly before and I was very impressed with the scenery and architectural and historic heritage. Wonderful for walks and with some lovely pubs.
By Emma Kinna
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 30 Jul 2021
Briar Cottage was perfectly located and was very comfortable, spacious and had everything our family needed for our week away in the Yorkshire Dales including an idyllic little back garden to enjoy the evening sunshine in. The village was stunning, and including a good range of pubs with great food, a well-stocked shop, and plenty of lovely walks on the doorstep including a lovely walk to the river perfect for the kids to go paddling in. We will definitely book again!

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