3, School House ref: UK2062

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
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Nestled away in a converted school house, in the charming village of West Witton, 3, School House is the perfect destination for guests wanting to enjoy the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Being all on one level, guests will find the ground floor wing of the old village school easy to navigate; it has two double bedrooms. The living room has two front windows looking up to Pen Hill. The area is perfect for walkers, ramblers, nature lovers and cyclists, and there are numerous walks that lead directly from the village and out through some of the most magnificent countryside that the county has to offer, passing through many of the traditional Dales villages such as West Burton and Aysgarth. West Witton itself is home to The Wensleydale Heifer. This multi award-winning gastro pub is perfect for a meal to celebrate that special occasion, be it a birthday or anniversary. There is also a friendly local pub and a shop selling freshly baked pies and cakes in the village.

A little further afield yet still only a short drive are the magnificent Aysgarth Falls, Castle Bolton, Constable Burton Hall and Gardens and Hawes. Only 5 miles away is the historic village of Middleham. Middleham Castle has the largest keep in the north of England and was once home to Richard III. The popular market town of Leyburn is also only 4 miles away and has a weekly market where local produce and arts and crafts are sold. With an abundance of tea shops, cafés, restaurants, shops and even a chocolate factory, Leyburn has everything. Hawes, with its weekly market, is also nearby.

The area is perfect for families too, with the Wensleydale Railway stopping at nearby Redmire as well as Leyburn, taking in some of the most fabulous scenery along the way. Also ideal for guests with a sense of adventure, the Forbidden Corner attraction is just a few miles away and offers a fabulous day out with a magical folly that’s full of surprises. York and Harrogate are both within 1¼ hours’ drive, or Richmond and Ripon are half an hour away. Very well presented, light and airy throughout, 3, School House is the perfect holiday base for those looking to explore Wensleydale. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor (with ramp/ level access)
Living room:
With electric stove, 30" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link 2ft 6in twin beds (can be kingsize on request) and en-suite with walk-in shower cubicle (no toilet).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Outside seating area with garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    22.0 miles
  • Lake
    11 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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