Fieldfare Lodge ref: UK12345

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Lovingly restored to provide compact and comfortable accommodation for a special getaway. This gorgeous one-bedroom property is perfect for couples looking for an idyllic escape to the country. Fieldfare Lodge has everything you will need for a memorable break. Set within the grounds of the owners’ home, be charmed by the wildlife passing by your window, with all manner of birds visiting the garden – don’t be surprised to see a squirrel or the resident doves, woodpecker or pheasant in the garden, and of course fresh eggs each day from the Fieldfare chickens.

This wing of the owners’ home is tucked away in a beautiful corner of North Yorkshire, nestling between the market town of Leyburn and just over the iconic bridge on the entrance to the pretty market village of Middleham. Perfect for two, this romantic abode boasts an elegant, country style and offers picturesque walks, as well as a great selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants from the doorstep. You can also visit the owners’ website at

The property offers a light and airy open plan living space, with a folding dining table and chairs, and enjoying views out to both aspects of the grounds. If you’ve come for relaxation, as a special treat, to the rear of the cottage the doors open out from the kitchen onto the beautiful cottage garden, complete with garden pond and flower beds and raised terraced seating area. When it’s time for bed, the comfortable double bed, set with crisp white linen, sets you up for a good night’s sleep.

Getting out and about, there’s an abundance of things to do. Being on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, surrounded by stunning Yorkshire countryside and picture postcard villages. Nearby Leyburn is a charming market town with lots of shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as an auction room just outside the town.

Ideally placed near the picturesque market town of Middleham, famous for its 12th-century castle, childhood home of Richard III. The village is renowned for its horse training, and you will often see the marvellous site of horses and riders making their way through the village up to the gallops for their morning exercise. The village is set around two market squares, with elegant buildings and interesting shops, galleries and cafés.

Whether you want privacy or activity, the owners are dedicated to making your stay a memorable one. Providing lots of extra touches they are happy to accommodate any requests for special occasions by direct arrangement. Fieldfare Lodge is quite unique in that the owners offer on-site facilities that can turn a holiday break into a great adventure. Ask for a map, an idea for a walk, a lift to the beginning (or end) of your hike, or even a spare pair of socks. With experiences available by request direct with them ranging from wool spinning and quilting, to bread making and cookery classes in the owners’ state of the art kitchen. A fabulous opportunity for a break with a difference. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Sky Smart TV (sports and movies package) with Netflix and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, under counter fridge and French door leading to garden.
Utility/drying room: With freezer.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Terrace with garden furniture. Large lawned garden (shared with owners). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 18 years old. There is an unfenced pond in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    20 miles
  • Lake
    5.6 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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