The Old Post Office ref: 29403

Carleton-in-Coverdale, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this former post office has been converted and co-ordinated throughout to create a holiday property with walks direct from the door into outstanding countryside. Enjoying a multi-fuel burner in the living room, it also makes an ideal cosy retreat. The market town of Leyburn is 5 miles away and Middleham is 4 miles, both have shops, pubs and restaurants and several award-winning pubs/restaurants are nearby. Within 20 minutes’ drive are the Forbidden Corner, Middleham and Bolton Castles, Jervaulx and Coverham Abbeys, and Aysgarth, Redmire and West Burton Falls. Alternatively, there are many historic sights to tour round with the town of Richmond being within easy driving distance. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room: With wood burner.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating (£50 per week or £8 per night mid Oct-May), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner and wood burner included. 2 travel cots and highchair. Telephone - for incoming calls only.

Miscellaneous

Small garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole.
  • Nearest town
    Leyburn
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    400 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Bedale
  • Pub
    400 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16 miles
  • Lake
    6½ miles (reservoir)

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

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!

Hawes

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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