Cowside Cottage ref: CC211244

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Situated on a contemporary development in the heart of Leyburn, Cowside Cottage is the ideal location for guests wanting to get to know the local area. Fresh, practical and well furnished throughout, Cowside Cottage is the perfect base for families, couples, walkers, cyclists and small groups of friends who want to enjoy a holiday together. On the ground floor there is a large living room with French doors to the garden, a neat kitchen and a useful separate toilet. On the first floor is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, a second double bedroom and a single bedroom as well as a family bathroom. There is private parking for two cars directly to the front of the property. The centre of Leyburn is just a five minute walk away.
Leyburn is a market town that offers plenty of attractions including a top quality chocolatier, excellent restaurants, cafés, pubs and tea shops as well as a weekly farmer’s market where guests will be able to buy local produce, food, drinks, arts and crafts. Perfect for walkers, Leyburn is best explored on foot and there are numerous established public footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that cross through the town and lead on through some of the most magnificent and unspoilt countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Walk to one of the many popular Yorkshire villages that are scattered throughout the area including Redmire, Harmby, Wensley, Castle Bolton and Middleham. Take the opportunity to travel along the Wensleydale Railway which is a unique way of exploring the area and seeing the sights, travelling between Leeming Bar and the pretty village of Redmire where you can then walk to Bolton Castle or hop on the Vintage Bus to Hawes and Garside Station. Fun loving families must also plan time in their holiday to visit the nearby Forbidden Corner attraction in Coverdale, where guests can follow a trail of follies and go underground, or overground, for a super family adventure full of twists and turns. A little further afield but still only 11 miles away, are the popular towns of Reeth and Richmond which are home to some of the region’s best arts and crafts, country inns, pubs and tea shops. The beautiful and historic town of Richmond is only 10 miles away. Set high above the River Swale and offering panoramic views of the surrounding area, the town enjoys a weekly market and monthly farmer’s market which provides ample opportunities to sample local produce. Travel north to the famous cathedral city of Durham, which can be reached in less than an hour and offers many historic attractions including the world famous cathedral, castle and city walls. Shop, pub and restaurant 550 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With 32" Freesat TV and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    550 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    550 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    19 miles
  • Pub
    550 yards
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    15 miles

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!


The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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