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.

The Smithy ref: CC218103

Finghall near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£342-£607
4 star rating
The Smithy
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Beautiful barn conversion oozing with charm and character - the perfect holiday location
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Byre Cottage ref: DC5314

Well near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£313-£556
4 star rating
Charming barn conversion set in rolling countryside.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Corner Cottage ref: DC1665

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£269-£488
3 star rating
Farm conversions in a quiet courtyard affording beautiful views to Pen Hill.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Old Chapel ref: CC218098

Burneston near Bedale, Wensleydale & Area

£342-£607
4 star rating
Ideally located in a pretty village location, perfect for exploring this exciting area.
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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High Bands ref: CC218079

Gayle near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£622-£1247
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

2 Rose Cottages ref: CC218083

Harmby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£304-£525
3 star rating
This charming rustic cottage provides a warm welcome ideal for any Dales holiday
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Calf Pens ref: DC4559

near Masham, Wensleydale & Area

£334-£619
4 star rating
A charming conversion surrounded by rolling farmland.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Town Head - Griff Head Cottage ref: KZQ

Melmerby, Wensleydale & Area

£426-£854
4 star rating
Enjoying extensive, stunning views over lovely Coverdale, this beautifully furnished cottage offers cosy accommodation for families.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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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
  • Changeover
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Barbican Cottage ref: CC211238

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£502-£1056
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

Winville Cottage ref: CC218012

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£352-£652
3 star rating
Cosy cottage in Askrigg with en-suite facilities to both bedrooms.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Syke Cottage ref: CC211144

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£432-£852
4 star rating
Syke Cottage is an attractive spacious, detached traditional stone built Dales cottage in the picturesque village of Bainbridge.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Lyncroft ref: CC218104

Thornton Rust near Aysgarth, Wensleydale & Area

£407-£859
4 star rating
Charming country cottage, beautifully presented and retaining many original features.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kirklea Cottage ref: CC218024

Askrigg, Wensleydale & Area

£282-£652
4 star rating
Situated at the top of the picturesque village of Askrigg in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Wharton House ref: INR

Bainbridge, nr. Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£508-£940
4 star rating
Close to Hawes and a great base for a group of friends to return to after a busy day discovering the National Park.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT