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.

Barbican Cottage ref: CC211238

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£502-£1056
4 star rating
Barbican Cottage
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An impressive cottage with beams and views of the Middleham Castle. Beautiful south facing garden and just a short walk from the village square.
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    4
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    2
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The Loft ref: CC218111

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£332-£562
4 star rating
The Loft and The Applery are two contemporary apartments that make up the east wing of the owners country house the Orchard. Set in tranquil surroundings you also benefit from the close proximity to the thriving market town of Leyburn with all...
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    2
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Tim’s Barn ref: UK2086

Gayle, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£389-£795
4 star rating
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Located adjacent to a pretty stream with rural views, just 2 miles from the popular Wensleydale town of Hawes. Visit the famous Wensleydale Creamery or browse the weekly street market.
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    6
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    2
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    2
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Aysgill Cottage ref: CC218049

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£342-£607
4 star rating
Attractive country cottage nestling in an elevated position with stunning views across the Dale
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    1
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    2
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Parkgate Cottage ref: CC218099

Constable Burton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£302-£462
3 star rating
Quaint cottage within stunning grounds, the ideal base for any dales holiday.
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Johnnie’s Cottage ref: DC5451

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£304-£579
4 star rating
Located in the idyllic village of Bainbridge which has many historical links.
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Riverdale ref: UK2040

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£390-£795
4 star rating
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An excellent terraced cottage just off the village green in the pretty village of Bainbridge, between the popular market towns of Hawes and Leyburn.
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    6
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    2
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    3
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Carriage House ref: E5119

West Burton, nr. Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£719
3 star rating
Lovely first floor apartment with Aga, enjoy the gardens with, waterfall and river with private fishing, Burton Force waterfall nearby.
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    6
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Bloomers Bothy ref: CC218089

Woodhall near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£302-£462
3 star rating
The best things certainly come in small parcels Bloomer’s Bothy has it all!
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    1
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    1
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Craven House ref: DC4392

West Burton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£383-£655
4 star rating
Pretty village location with country inn, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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    3
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Cherry Tree Cottage ref: IHD

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£535-£984
5 star rating
Set 4 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage makes a spacious holiday home perfect for the family.
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    3
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    3
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Crag View ref: CC218124

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£274-£562
4 star rating
17th Century character cottage with open fire. Village location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ideal for walking and touring.
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    2
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    1
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Hayloft ref: CC211118

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£322-£542
3 star rating
A first floor apartment refurbished to a high standard offering cosy and welcoming accommodation in a private enclosed 18th Century courtyard.
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Bus Stop Cottage ref: CC218141

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£389-£828
0 star rating
This period property sits in a quiet village two miles west of Aysgarth. The enclosed garden enjoys lovely open, rural views.
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    5
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    3
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Beech Cottage ref: CC218132

Thoralby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£341-£589
3 star rating
This traditional dales cottage oozes character and enjoys a rural village location, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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