Wensleydale

One of the largest dales with the river Ure beginning its seaward journey some six miles west of the small market town of Hawes in the heart of the great Pennine divide, a mere stones throw from the source of the river Eden which chooses to flow west to the distant Solway Firth.

The valley is at first narrow with the moorland steeps and slopes of Abbotside Common, Shunner Fell and Widdale Fell converging on the rushing river to leave a slender corridor of cultivated meadowland undulating between. So soon the valley changes and the river slows to a lazy meander as it reaches Hawes.

The fells retreat behind their many escarpments and with each mile the pastures climb higher up the valley sides, meadows grow richer, woodland appears and the dale is softer, verdant and pleasing to the eye. With passing miles the fells break to form stately, isolated peaks such as Addlebrough and Penhill allowing tributaries to fill the river and other dales to approach.

Now on past the larger market town of Leyburn in the lower dale and out to join the Cover where the fells all but disappear and the valley is rich and fertile as it spreads in minor undulations to join the Vale of York.

Such a diverse dale with natural wonders over all its length. The highest waterfall in England at Hardraw, the shortest river tributary in the Bain flowing from the legendary Lake Semerwater to the Roman town of Bainbridge, the magnificent falls at Aysgarth and other minor falls too numerous to mention. Majestic history in the castles of Bolton and Middleham, stately homes and many country halls. Villages and smaller settlements aplenty, some snuggled into the hillsides on high escarpments, other sitting close to the river but all unique and some acclaimed for beauty on a national scale.

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Jesmond Cottage

JESM01 West Burton
Property rating: 2

Overlooking the beautiful village green in West Burton, this traditional dales cottage with open fire retains many original features. Short walk to shop and pub.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Special Offer

15% DISCOUNT from remaining holidays in June. Now - 23 June 7 nights was £429 now £365, 3 nights was £322 now £274! 23 June - 30 June 7 nights was £507 now £431, 3 nights was £380 now £323!

Price from: £311 per week

Cherry Tree Cottage

CHER02 West Burton
Property rating: 2

A quaint stone built cottage which offers delightful accommodation, lovingly cared for, with open fire and small walled garden in pretty village of West Burton. Short walk to the Cauldron Falls.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Special Offer

LATE AVAILABILITY 23 June - 21 July 7 nights £530, 3 nights £398, 4, 5 and 6 nights also available.

Price from: £324 per week

School House

SCHO03 Askrigg
Property rating: 3
Gold Award:

Detached dales cottage sitting on one of two narrow twists and turns of Mill Lane, in a popular and historic village. Open fire.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
Price from: £301 per week

Barton Cottage

BART01 West Burton
Property rating: 1

Barton Cottage is one of the smaller dwellings in the village which faces onto the green and overlooks the village cross. A delightful, snug cottage for two comfortable and full of character.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2

Special Offer

LATE AVAILABILITY 15 - 22 July 7 nights £413

Price from: £269 per week

The Old Wheelhouse, The Mill

GROU01 West Burton
Property rating: 2

A delightfully stylish apartment with many original features, occupies a superb location overlooking Walden Beck and the Cauldron Falls. Short walk from the village green in West Burton.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Special Offer

LATE AVAILABILITY 23 June - 7 July 7 nights £579, 3 nights £434, 4, 5 and 6 nights also available.

Price from: £358 per week

Holly Tree Cottage

HOLL01 East Witton
Property rating: 2

Delightful cottage in pretty village of East Witton overlooking the green. The use of muted tones blended with pale oak and mature pine provides a calm atmosphere and a perfect backcloth for the many paintings by local artists of renown. Holly Tree is a small cottage which belies its dimensions by the space it provides.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
Price from: £290 per week

Green Bank

GREE03 West Burton
Property rating: 4
Gold Award:

An elegant and distinctive house with double bay windows and dressed stone mullions, overlooking the village green in beautiful West Burton.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Sleeps: 8

Special Offer

LATE AVAILABILITY 30 June - 7 July 7 nights £851, 3 nights £638, 4, 5 and 6 nights also available.

Price from: £532 per week

Bridge View

BRID01 West Burton
Property rating: 4
Gold Award:

Bridge view is a spacious apartment with modern stylish rooms, oak furniture, fine fittings and all the conveniences of modern life. A keen eye to detail and the needs of holidaymakers has resulted in an apartment with all that is required for contemporary living in a relaxing air.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
Price from: £358 per week

The Bield

BIEL01 Thornton Rust
Property rating: 4

A lovely, pretty cottage to sleep 6 in peaceful village of Thornton Rust in Wensleydale. Lots of character, wood burning stove, separate dining room, sunny patio garden to the front, secure bicycle storage.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6

Special Offer

LATE AVAILABILITY 15 - 22 July 7 nights £669, 3 nights £502, 4, 5 and 6 nights also available.

Price from: £419 per week

The Sheepfold

SHEE01 Hawes
Property rating: 2

Stone built cottage with architectural and traditional features such as flagstone floors, polished beamed ceilings and pine panel doors. Ensuite shower room plus house bathroom. Wonderful views across the dale.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5

Special Offer

LATE AVAILABILITY 24 June - 1 July and 8 - 22 July 7 nights £608.

Price from: £376 per week