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.

Holly Cottage ref: B5776

Bellerby, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£324-£767
4 star rating
Holly Cottage
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Dales stone cottage, with exposed stone work, inglenook fireplace, beams, and flagstone floors, Leyburn close by, Middleham easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Honeycott at Hawes - Honeycott Cottage ref: W42707

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£271-£565
4 star rating
Set in the Dales National Park, this cottage lies near to Hawes where guests can enjoy its local selection of amenities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Wood’s Barn ref: 29924

Beckermonds, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£346-£805
3 star rating
Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cottage is an ideal holiday base for exploring the peaceful countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Crag View ref: CC218124

Carlton-in-Coverdale near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£609
4 star rating
17th Century character cottage with open fire. Village location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ideal for walking and touring.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SA

Waterfall Cottage ref: UK2157

West Burton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£266-£678
3 star rating
This property is the ideal base for walkers and cyclists alike, with walks and cycle paths leading from the doorstep, into the the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Clarksville ( Was Grove Square) ref: UK2049

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£329-£724
3 star rating
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
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hollyhock Cottage ref: CC218082

Thorns near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£318-£654
4 star rating
Stunning barn conversion in magnificent setting with picture postcard views all around.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Alltgarth ref: UK2107

Bellerby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£349-£731
4 star rating
Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Alltgarth is the perefct base for walking enthusiasts looking to explore this delightful location.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cattlemarket Cottage ref: CC218030

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£276-£564
3 star rating
Perfectly situated in the market town of Hawes - an ideal spot from which to explore the area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Barn ref: CC218059

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£529
4 star rating
Barn conversion on ground floor level throughout - an ideal base for walkers.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thwaite Bridge Cottage ref: CC218133

near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£539-£1059
0 star rating
17th Century farmhouse with open fires. Rural location close to the market town of Hawes.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
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Cringley Cottage ref: 26843

Askrigg, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£293-£691
4 star rating
Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in upper Wensleydale, guests can discover this historic area with its amazing market towns.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cecilia House ref: CC218096

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£301-£607
4 star rating
This charming cottage is perfectly located in a quiet yet convenient position.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ground Stones ref: CC218014

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£488-£1059
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

The Old Goat House ref: UK2162

Thornton Rust, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£316-£690
4 star rating
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Watch the sunset over stunning Yorkshire landscape, or explore the impressive Aysgarth Falls.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT