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.

Hainingrigg ref: DC5357

Cowgill, near Dent, Wensleydale & Area

£499-£718
3 star rating
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This spacious barn conversion is in a perfect location, overlooking open countryside.
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The Loft ref: CC218111

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£297-£584
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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Roseview ref: CC218064

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£449-£709
4 star rating
Fully restored 17th century cottage located in a pretty village – ideal for couples or families
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Parr Cottage ref: DC4556

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£553-£758
4 star rating
Contemporary stable conversion in an historic village location ideal for exploring the Dales.
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Elmfield Lodge ref: CC211245

Arrathorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£265-£568
4 star rating
Situated in Lower Wensleydale with over 20 acres of shared grounds and easy access to Leyburn, Hawes and Nidderdale.
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The Carthouse ref: DC5414

Snape near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£375-£612
4 star rating
Contemporary stable conversion in a picturesque village location.
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Springwood ref: CC218057

Worton near Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£394-£819
0 star rating
Detached stone built house with mature gardens and stunning views.
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218098

Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£354-£629
4 star rating
Ideally located in a pretty village location, perfect for exploring this exciting area.
 
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Chapel Cottage ref: CC218094

Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£324-£606
4 star rating
This immaculately presented Chapel conversion offers the perfect luxury escape for any couple.
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Wheatside Apartment ref: UK2105

Carperby, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£329-£597
4 star rating
This beautiful cottage location provides an idyllic base from which to explore the beauty of the Yorshire Dales National Park.
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Station House ref: CC218069

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£467-£1087
4 star rating
Stunning former Station Masters residence with beautiful views and a perfect choice for a special gathering.
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Spillian Cottage ref: CC218017

Appersett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£280-£609
3 star rating
Situated in a pretty backwater in the delightful hamlet of Appersett, one mile from Hawes.
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The Old Goat House ref: UK2162

Thornton Rust, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£340-£723
4 star rating
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Watch the sunset over stunning Yorkshire landscape, or explore the impressive Aysgarth Falls.
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Braithwaite Hall Apartment** ref: CC218065

East Witton near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£364-£564
4 star rating
Delightful ground floor apartment within a stunning country residence
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Castle Cottage ref: CC218113

Hornby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£373-£573
4 star rating
Spacious and welcoming cottage in a beautifully quiet hamlet between Leyburn and Bedale.
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