Wensleydale & Area

High fells, riverside meadows and stunning views...

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

The Picture House ref: CC211243

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£534-£1119
4 star rating
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In a central position in Leyburn, just 100 yards to shops, pubs and restaurants, this converted cinema building is close to numerous fantastic attractions.
  • Sleeps
    6
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Lake View ref: CC218003

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£302-£462
3 star rating
Cosy retreat in the heart of Wensleydale overlooking small wildlife lake.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Amber Cottage ref: 17975

Oughtershaw, nr. Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£313-£726
3 star rating
Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this family retreat is filled with charm and boasts fantastic views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Little Beck Cottage ref: DC4910

Bellerby, Wensleydale & Area

£335-£619
4 star rating
In the heart of the Dales and within walking distance of the village pub.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Middle Cottage ref: DC3813

Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£545-£645
4 star rating
A charming period cottage located in the historical village of Middleham.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Millstone Cottage ref: DC4572

Thornton Watlass near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£285-£518
3 star rating
Comfortable cottage with open views and walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Braithwaite Hall Apartment** ref: CC218065

East Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£332-£542
4 star rating
Delightful ground floor apartment within a stunning country residence
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Fell Cottage ref: 27731

Marsett, nr. Lake Semerwater, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£717
4 star rating
A stunning position with excellent views of the nearby fells, an ideal base for walkers.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Chalet ref: CC218051

West Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£352-£607
4 star rating
Delightful cottage with views over fields tucked away in the village of West Witton
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Beech Cottage ref: CC218138

Bishopdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£305-£469
4 star rating
Enjoying a rural location, this well-equipped cottage is the ideal couples retreat and is perfect for those who love the countryside.
  • Sleeps
    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Penhill View ref: CC218052

Redmire near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£282-£652
4 star rating
Delightful, well equipped mews cottage close to the centre of the village.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Curlew Barn ref: CC211242

near Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£387-£693
4 star rating
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A detached barn conversion with wood burner set in a rural position with the River Ure flowing close by.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Little End House ref: KCM

West Burton, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£326-£629
3 star rating
Considered by some as ’the most beautiful village in England’, visitors will experience the beauty and discover the charm of West Burton.
  • Sleeps
    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Vale Cottage ref: CC218020

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£342-£607
4 star rating
Cosy holiday home in the centre of the popular historic town of Middleham
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ing Heads ref: CC218105

Garsdale near Sedbergh, Wensleydale & Area

£562-£1297
5 star rating
This characterful farmhouse is beautifully presented to meet the needs of all the family, and enjoys a picture perfect setting
  • Sleeps
    11
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI