Clarksville ref: UK2049

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

3 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Perfectly positioned right in the heart of Leyburn, Clarksville is the ideal location for guests wanting to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Spread over three floors, this terraced stone-built Georgian property offers plenty of space, original features and modern facilities. Perfect for families, couples and guests wanting to share a holiday, the enclosed rear garden provides a quiet and tranquil area in which to enjoy a well earned rest away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Often referred to as ’the gateway to the Dales’, Leyburn offers many quaint shops, cafés, pubs, restaurants, a chocolatier and a weekly farmers market, all within walking distance of Clarksville. The perfect destination for walkers and cyclists, Leyburn and the surrounding areas are best explored by foot or bike. There are many established walks, public footpaths and cycle paths that lead from the town right through to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Passing through many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, guests will be in awe of the scenery, views and landscape of the area. The famous Aysgarth Falls are nearby and really must be seen up close in order to experience the waterfall in all its glory. A short drive away but equally breathtaking, is Hardraw Force which is home to England’s highest unbroken waterfall. There are many traditional Yorkshire villages within just a few miles of Leyburn including Harmby, Redmire, Wensley, Castle Bolton and Middleham where guests will be able to stop and enjoy a pub lunch or spot of afternoon tea. Perfect for families of all ages and at any time of year, guests at Clarksville must take the opportunity to travel along the Wensleydale Railway, which is a unique way of exploring the area and seeing the sights. It travels between Leeming Bar and the pretty village of Redmire, where guests can then walk to Bolton Castle or hop on the Vintage Bus to Hawes and Garsdale station. Adventure-loving families can also 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, guests will be able to visit the popular towns of Reeth and Richmond which are home to some of the region’s best arts and crafts, country inns, pubs and teashops that are the perfect place for a spot of afternoon tea, lunch or a lazy supper. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 36" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Small, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Public car park, free of charge. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    100 yards
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 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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