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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Beck Side

BECK01 West Burton
Property rating: 4
Gold Award:

Beck Side is a cosy 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: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
Price from: £277 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
Price from: £269 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

West Cottage

WEST02 Thornton Rust
Property rating: 3

Wonderful, spacious, quirky cottage in pretty village of Thornton Rust between Hawes and Aysgarth. Two sitting rooms and a dining room, with cosy fire places and wood stove. Secluded garden and garth with spectacular views.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 5
Price from: £439 per week

Penny Farthings

PENN01 West Burton
Property rating: 3
Gold Award:

Single storey detached cottage overlooking the garden and small orchard with views to open fields and stately Penhill.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
Price from: £269 per week

Briar Cottage

BRIA01 Middleham
Property rating: 3

Briar cottage, dating from the 18th century, recently renovated to reveal some of its once original features, is part of a small, interesting, terrace which sits on the fringe of a cobbled area looking out towards the torn ramparts of Middleham Castle.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 4
Price from: £324 per week

Middle Cottage

MIDD01 West Burton
Property rating: 4

Traditional dales cottage cosy for two with multi-fuel stove, recently beautifully renovated retaining many original features. A few yards from the expansive village green in West Burton and perfect for longer walks from the doorstep and exploring the Dales.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps: 2
Price from: £277 per week

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
Price from: £311 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

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
Price from: £532 per week