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.

Your search has found 15 cottages:

Showing 11 to 15 of 15

Cherry Tree Cottage

CHER03 West Burton
Property rating: 2

A charming 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: £330 per week

Jesmond Cottage

JESM01 West Burton
Property rating: 4

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

  • Pets: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps: 4
Price from: £330 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: £365 per week

Briar Cottage

BRIA01 Middleham
Property rating: 1

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.

Price from: £330 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: £448 per week