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.

Fell Cottage ref: 27731

Marsett, nr. Lake Semerwater, Wensleydale & Area

£284-£717
4 star rating
Fell Cottage
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A stunning position with excellent views of the nearby fells, an ideal base for walkers.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Thornberry ref: CC218100

Thornton Steward near Middleham, Wensleydale & Area

£366-£917
4 star rating
Delightful family home, conveniently located for exploring this beautiful area of Yorkshire
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Beech Cottage ref: CC218132

Thoralby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£341-£589
3 star rating
This traditional dales cottage oozes character and enjoys a rural village location, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

The Manor House ref: CC218128

Bainbridge, Wensleydale & Area

£622-£1247
4 star rating
Charming property overlooking the village green with walks from the doorstep.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
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Vine Barn ref: DC3660

Bellerby near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£333-£531
0 star rating
Beautiful barn conversion with conservatory and walled garden.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Mason Cottage ref: CC218117

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£322-£542
4 star rating
Delightful detached barn conversion in a secluded private grounds just 1/2 mile from Leyburn.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cattlemarket Cottage ref: CC218030

Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£266-£562
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 Coach House ref: DC2016

Sedbusk near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£320-£545
3 star rating
Peaceful village location close to Hawes with breathtaking views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Blueberry Cottage ref: UK2056

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£360-£762
4 star rating
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Blueberry Cottage is situated right on the edge of the traditional market square and has stunning views across the Yorkshire Dales from the peaceful decking area at the rear.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Stable Cottage ref: E5118

West Burton, nr. Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£385-£800
3 star rating
Spacious family apartment with woodburner, ideal location for family days out, with Forbidden Corner and Lightwater Valley theme park nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tiplady Cottage ref: CC211213

Bainbridge near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£305-£585
0 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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Wood’s Barn ref: 29924

Beckermonds, nr. Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£316-£806
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
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Elm Rise ref: CC218123

Askrigg near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

£326-£837
4 star rating
18th Century detached cottage with open fire in picturesque village location in the National Park.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Little End House ref: KCM

West Burton, Wensleydale, Wensleydale & Area

£326-£629
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
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hayloft ref: CC211118

Spennithorne near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

£322-£542
3 star rating
A first floor apartment refurbished to a high standard offering cosy and welcoming accommodation in a private enclosed 18th Century courtyard.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT