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.

Gardenwell Cottage ref: UK2054

Burtersett, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£313-£674
4 star rating
Gardenwell Cottage
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Enjoy a walk along the nearby Pennine Way, or explore the many quaint towns and villages. This delightful property sits in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Little End House ref: KCM

West Burton, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£307-£643
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
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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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.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Corner Cottage ref: DC1665

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£261-£488
3 star rating
Farm conversions in a quiet courtyard affording beautiful views to Pen Hill.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Waters Edge Apartment, The Mill ref: 2194

West Burton, nr. Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£218-£527
3 star rating
This apartment will be a quiet haven for couples, providing a comfortable retreat with charming views within the Yorkshire Dales.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Cobble Cottage ref: CC211117

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£313-£522
3 star rating
Providing ground floor accommodation with feature randon stone walls and exposed beams Cobble Cottage is an ideal holiday home.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Clarksville ( Was Grove Square) ref: UK2049

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£370-£789
3 star rating
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Centrally located yards away from the heart of Leyburn, this is a fantastic base from which to discover the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Countersett Hall ref: CC211241

Countersett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£515-£1302
4 star rating
Offering guests the opportunity to follow in royal footsteps, this detached property has plenty of history and lies in a beautiful location next to Semerwater.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

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
  • Changeover
    FRI

Tiplady Cottage ref: CC211213

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£278-£571
4 star rating
A character cottage for 4 in the popular Wensleydale village of Bainbridge
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Parr Cottage ref: DC4556

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£537-£737
4 star rating
Contemporary stable conversion in an historic village location ideal for exploring the Dales.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Brandymires Cottage ref: CC218033

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£352-£602
3 star rating
A delightful cottage in a semi rural position enjoying spectacular views over the Dale.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Stable Cottage ref: DC1954

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£269-£488
3 star rating
Converted stable with open fire and views across Cover Valley.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ground Stones ref: CC218014

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£610-£1292
4 star rating
Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with stunning views overlooking the Wensleydale fells.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Foxtor House ref: CC218145

Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£389-£915
4 star rating
Situated behind Middleham Castle, once the childhood home of Richard III, this charming, Grade II listed townhouse lies in the very heart of Wensleydale.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI