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.

Middle Cottage ref: DC3813

Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£560-£663
4 star rating
Middle Cottage
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A charming period cottage located in the historical village of Middleham.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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High Bands ref: CC218079

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£644-£1204
4 star rating
Spacious quality farmhouse in a rural position with stunning views.
  • Sleeps
    14
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Station House ref: CC218069

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£449-£1067
4 star rating
Stunning former Station Masters residence with beautiful views and a perfect choice for a special gathering.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Ivy Cottage ref: CC218125

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£669
4 star rating
Stylish cottage with multi fuel stove. Central location with easy access to all amenities
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hillgarth ref: UK2114

Askrigg, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£456-£1097
5 star rating
Hillgarth is a most pleasant holiday home situated in the old-world village of Askrigg, backdrop to the popular TV series ’All Creatures Great and Small’.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Curlew Cottage ref: DC4676

Simonstone near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£308-£549
3 star rating
Detached cottage on ground floor level with views across to Stags Fell.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Cottage on the Green ref: 23431

Redmire, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, Wensleydale & Area

£357-£908
4 star rating
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with character, The Cottage is within easy reach top Hawes, Richmond and Harrogate.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Gayle Farmhouse ref: DC0636

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£386-£679
3 star rating
Cosy and traditional stone cottage within walking distance of Hawes.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sybil’s Cottage ref: CC218023

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£297-£524
4 star rating
A delightful character cottage nestling in the picturesque village of Gayle close to Duerley Beck.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Barbican Cottage ref: CC211238

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£425-£1096
4 star rating
An impressive cottage with beams and views of the Middleham Castle. Beautiful south facing garden and just a short walk from the village square.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Riverdale ref: UK2040

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£347-£806
4 star rating
An excellent terraced cottage just off the village green in the pretty village of Bainbridge, between the popular market towns of Hawes and Leyburn.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Beech Cottage ref: CC218142

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£272-£757
3 star rating
A truly rural cottage with open fire and gardens with a stream running beside. Fantastic location for a walking holiday in the heart of the Dales.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Bolthole ref: CC211160

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£524
4 star rating
Situated in Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale The Bolthole is a charming cottage, recently refurbished to a very high standard.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Stable Cottage ref: CC211115

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£267-£464
3 star rating
Situated in the pretty village of Spennithorne this attractive single storey cottage offers cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Bushby Cottage ref: DC4406

Hardraw near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£350-£538
4 star rating
Spectacular views of the countryside and the Pennine Way close by.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT