Ivy Cottage ref: CC218125

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

4 Stars



Local area

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Ivy Cottage is a superb cottage dating back over 150 years and situated just off the market place in the centre of Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale. Sensitively converted and retaining many original features including flagstone floor, exposed beams and original doors the cottage is full of charm and character, beautifully presented by the owners with exact attention to detail. There is a multi-fuel stove in the lounge combined with stylish contemporary furnishings throughout to a high standard creates a truly welcoming place to stay with a warm welcoming ambience it is perfect for a couple, family or friends. The enclosed private walled patio has outdoor lighting, ideal for al-fresco dining on warm summer evenings or to simply relax after a day exploring the delights of the Yorkshire Dales. Excellent walking and cycling starts from the market place and “The Shawl” an escarpment with magnificent views across rolling Wensleydale towards Penhill and the Coverdale hills is easily accessible. Walkers, cyclists, artists and lovers of the countryside will enjoy some of the finest scenery in Yorkshire. Leyburn has a fine selection of individual shops, tearooms, pubs and quality restaurants. Enjoy a leisurely trip along the Wensleydale Railway, visit the magical Forbidden Corner and along the valley is the impressive Bolton Castle and Aysgarth Falls. Middleham, Hawes and Richmond each offer their own unique charm and are just a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is heated by [gas central heating] and comprises:
Lounge with multi fuel stove, Freeview TV, DVD, CD/radio, iPod docking station.
Kitchen: with designated dining area – Yorkshire flagstone floors and exposed beams, Freeview TV, ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and dishwasher.
Utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: with double bed
Bedroom 2: with twin beds
Bedroom 3: with single bed
Bathroom: with freestanding claw foot slipper bath, shower cubicle, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial supply of logs for stove provided (further supplies available locally).


Lockable bike storage. Enclosed private walled patio (accessed via 4 steps with hand rail), garden furniture, barbeque and outdoor lighting. Two well behaved pets welcome. On street parking outside cottage or in the market place.
Please note: There is a deep freestanding bath that does not have a grab rail. The stairs are quite steep and have a rope hand rail rather than a solid one.

Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
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  • Nearest railway station
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  • Railway station distance
    19 miles
  • Lake

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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Your pets go free at this property. Your total pet price of £0 is included in the below prices
Friday 20 July 2018 7 nights £ 558.00
Was£ 688.00
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