Kingston House ref: UK12245

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Kingston House is a Grade II listed, semi-detached property, built in the late 1700s, and retains its charm and beautiful original features. This fabulous property is perfect for a special occasion or a gathering of friends and family, standing in a prominent position on a main road within the pretty village of West Witton in Wensleydale.
Tastefully decorated with lots of space, it has a separate living room and dining room, and a farmhouse-style kitchen with oak units, a range cooker and all the mod cons. The property is comfortably furnished with four good-sized bedrooms, providing ideal accommodation for up to eight guests.
Outside is a sunny courtyard extending into a beautiful, enclosed lawn area, taking in the views beyond. It is the perfect space to enjoy a glass of your chosen tipple after a day of exploring the surrounding countryside.
West Witton enjoys dramatic views of Penhill, along with gorgeous rolling countryside and the dramatic fells. The village itself has a wonderful restaurant and a pub, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide; there is also a village store and tea room, which is open during the summer months. Cycling is extremely popular here, being a stage in the 2014 Tour de France and the annual Tour de Yorkshire. There is a bike store at the property to accommodate cyclists.
Travel to Aysgarth to see the waterfalls or visit Hawes with its quirky shops and cafés, and don’t forget to stop off at the famous Wensleydale Creamery. In the opposite direction you will pass the picturesque village of Middleham and its castle. Enjoy the sights as the race horses ride to and from the gallops each day, or sit it in the village square and enjoy a coffee as you watch the world go by.
A short drive away is the bustling market town of Leyburn with its host of interesting shops, restaurants and cafés all set around the market square. Friday is market day giving you the chance to snap up some of the gorgeous local produce. Here you will find a well-stocked convenience store and a delicatessen and wine store catering for your every need. Shop 5 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 40" Freeview TV.
Dining room.
Farmhouse style with electric range, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine and beams.

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 bunk bed.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Enclosed lawned garden with courtyard and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 yards
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    20 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    20 yards
  • Railway station distance
    23.0 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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