Foxtor House ref: CC218145

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Situated right in the heart of the popular Wensleydale village of Middleham, Foxtor House is the perfect location for guests wanting to really explore the local area and be a part of this historic horse racing village. Foxtor House is a Grade II listed building that has been lovingly renovated to the highest of standards offering guests great quality modern facilities, yet keeping many of the original features of it’s time. Spread over three levels this beautiful townhouse is quirky and unique as well as charming and welcoming. The lounge and dining area is cosy and quaint and is situated on the ground floor. Packed with great features including exposed beams, a stone inglenook fireplace and cast iron wood burner, guests should find the accommodation welcoming and warm. The ground floor shower room is particularly useful and offers underfloor heating and a separate shower cubicle. The kitchen is on the next level up and has been well planned and finished to a super standard offering an electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. On the next level up guests will find a very well presented twin bedroom and the master bedroom which offers exposed beams, views over the town square and a fabulous four poster bed as well as a private en-suite shower room. There is a small seating area to the rear of the property and also ample parking in the village square which is just a short walk away.

Renowned for it’s colourful history and thriving horse racing community, where top class racehorses are ridden daily through the village and up to the gallops, Middleham is set within the magnificent beauty of the Wensleydale countryside and is the perfect destination for guests of all ages. Ideal for a quiet romantic break, there are many top quality pubs, restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance and are all well known for serving good quality local food and produce. Once home to Richard III and known in former times as the Windsor of the north, Middleham Castle lies directly behind Foxtor House and is definitely worth a visit.

Perfect for walkers, cyclists and ramblers too, guests will find an abundance of established public footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead right from the village, leading towards and through the Wensleydale dales and vales. The scenery here is simply breathtaking. Guests will find themselves on a journey through heather covered grouse moors, open countryside, natural woodland and pretty, little Yorkshire villages.

Also the ideal destination for families, guests will find plenty of excellent local attractions that are popular with all ages. Only two and a half miles away from Leyburn guests will be able to visit the local chocolate museum, tea pottery and Tennants Auction House as well as enjoying a browse around the weekly local farmers market. The Forbidden Corner is also a must see and is situated just four miles away. This hidden folly offers twists and turns in all directions making it popular for children as well as the adults. The Wensleydale Railway stops in Leyburn and will take guests on a journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Yorkshire Dales. Castle Bolton, Jervaulx Abbey and the Wensleydale Creamery can also be reached within a very short drive and offer different attractions and events for different tastes.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Beamed with wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Shower room: With shower, WC and underfloor heating.

First floor

Kitchen: Beamed with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and 24" TV and DVD.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: Beamed with double four poster bed, 32" TV, DVD and en-suite with shower and WC.

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Highchair and stairgate available. Wi-Fi.


Rear patio. Free public car park.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake
    16 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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