Holiday Cottages in 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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Ivy Cottage

IVYC01 West Burton
Property rating: 3

Traditional country cottage bordering on and overlooking the expansive village green. Lovely garden to rear of cottage with views of Penhill. Cosy open fire, house bathroom plus separate shower room.

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
Price from: £376 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

EASTER HOLIDAY AVAILABILITY 7 - 14 April 7 nights £323.

Price from: £269 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

West Cottage

WEST02 Thornton Rust
Property rating: 1

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

Cowlingholme Cottage

COWL01 Askrigg
Property rating: 2

Delightful detached stone cottage situated behind main street enjoying pleasant views across the valley.

  • Pets: Yes
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4

Special Offer

TWO NIGHT BREAK! available 10 - 12 March, 2 nights £220.00. Please ring 01969 663559 to book.

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

JULY SHORT BREAK - available 17 - 21 July 3 nights £483, 4 nights £515

Price from: £396 per week

Cherry Tree Cottage

CHER02 West Burton
Property rating: 0

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
Price from: £324 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

Special Offer

SHORT BREAKS and flexible start days all year.

EASTER HOLIDAY AVAILABILITY 31 March - 13 April 7 nights £410, 3 nights £309. 4, 5 and 6 nights available too.

Price from: £324 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

EASTER HOLIDAY AVAILABILITY 7 - 14 April 7 nights £472.

Price from: £376 per week