Pear Tree Cottage and The Granary ref: UK2117

East Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 


Proudly positioned right on the green in the sleepy village of East Witton, Pear Tree Cottage is the perfect destination for guests wanting to enjoy a real family get-together in a fabulous home-from-home. Ideal for extended families, friends who enjoy holidaying together and celebrations, this end-terraced property that dates back to the 1820s has the added bonus of a converted annex called The Granary, which offers separate sleeping accommodation for 2 guests, as well as a games room, laundry area and a large, enclosed country garden.

Right in the heart of Wensleydale in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park, this Grade II listed building is surrounded by miles upon miles of established public footpaths, cycle tracks and bridleways that pass through the village leading on to nearby towns and villages, which include Middleham, Leyburn, Harmby, Carlton, West Witton and more, with many fine places to eat and drink along the way. East Witton boasts an award-winning gastro pub, and a 16th-century inn famous for its real ale, Yorkshire gammon and eggs.

The Yorkshire Dales makes for a most scenic walk or bike ride, with its rolling hills, tranquil woodland, open countryside and tumbling streams. Aysgarth Falls, Moor Cote, Cover Bridge, Ellingstring and Masham Bank are certainly worth seeing. History buffs are often drawn to the former Cistercian monastery of Jervaulx Abbey, which was founded in 1156 and is now open to visitors all year round with an on-site tea room and a wide range of events. Middleham should also be high on the agenda – this famous horse racing town was once home to Richard III and Middleham Castle is steeped in history. Spend a day at the horse racing links and watch world class racehorses gallop down the track.

Guests will find an abundance of top quality local pubs and restaurants offering fresh local produce in the area. Visitors of all ages will love The Forbidden Corner which is just a few miles away, a folly-turned family attraction that has surprises waiting around every corner. The popular market town of Leyburn is only 4 miles away, with its weekly farmers’ market, along with a variety of quaint shops, tea rooms and restaurants for an evening out. All within an hour’s drive are many popular destinations including Ripon, Catterick Racecourse, York, Thirsk, Barnard Castle, Richmond and Durham. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 110 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 42" Smart TV with Sky Q, Blu-ray player, beams and wooden floor.
Living room 2.
Kitchen/dining room/TV snug: With electric range cooker, microwave, wine fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 42" Smart TV with Sky Q and bi-fold doors leading to garden.
Wet room: With shower, grab rails and toilet.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, 32" TV and beams.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower and toilet.
Annex Ground Floor:
Games room: With table football and dartboard.
Utility room: With freezer and washer/dryer.
Annex First Floor:
Bedroom 5: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Welcome pack.


Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, terrace, garden furniture and built in BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the garden, 50 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    110 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    110 yards
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake
    4 miles (reservoir)

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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