Penthwaite ref: UK30248

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

5 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • All En-suite 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Penthwaite is a luxury detached, stone built property with a contemporary styled interior. The ground floor opens into an impressive living space with large picture windows, central staircase and open glazed gallery. There is a spacious, light filled dining room, with seating for 8 people with a living area and bespoke study area off. Settle down on one of two comfy sofas, to enjoy the glorious views, or switch on the Smart TV and tune in to your favourite films. The spacious boot room/utility just off the living area has ample space for your coats and boots.

To the rear of the property, is a large contemporary style kitchen with fully integrated appliances, inviting you to rustle up a tasty brunch or supper. A smaller snug area with a TV, just off the kitchen, doubles up as a relaxing space to curl up with a glass of wine.

All bedrooms are en-suite with high quality tiling, fixtures and fittings. The master with double bed, is a very pleasant room, with a Velux roof light allowing plenty of natural light. Bedroom two has a double bed, and from this room, there is one small step outside then level access directly to the side patio. Bedroom three has a single cabin bed with pull out single bed underneath. All bedrooms have vaulted ceilings with remote controlled Velux windows.

There is much to love outside this fabulous holiday home. To further add to the wow factor, there is a relaxing hot tub, with views across the surrounding countryside. The owner would ask all guests to bring along their own shoes to get from the property to the hot tub; however fluffy bath robes are provided.

Externally, there is a tiered flagged terraced area with comfortable garden furniture, perfect for alfresco suppers in the summer taking in the superb views over to Pen Hill, or waiting for the steam train to whistle whilst passing by.
The thriving market town of Leyburn is literally on your doorstep. It boasts a weekly local market, monthly farmers’ market and quaint local shops, cafés and traditional pubs, making it the perfect base to enjoy walking, cycling and sight-seeing.

Why not stroll along the famous Leyburn Shawl, or walk to Castle Bolton, Middleham Castle, Constable Burton Hall Gardens and the nearby Aysgarth Falls? A short drive away is Hardraw, home to England’s highest unbroken waterfall. You can visit the nearby Forbidden Corner attraction in Coverdale, where guests can follow a trail of follies, or head off to the Georgian market town of Richmond, which offers many shops, restaurants, pubs and tea shops. This beautiful and historic town is settled high above the River Swale, and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With 60" Smart TV, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen area: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Snug area: With Freeview TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Study area.
Utility/boot room:
With freezer, washing machine and storage for boots and coats.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed, 32" Freeview TV, vaulted ceiling, Velux window and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, vaulted ceiling, Velux window, door leading to garden, and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With single cabin bed, single pull-out bed, vaulted ceiling, Velux window and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Patio with garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 (private). Bike store. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden, with ramp for wheelchair access.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    200 yards
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    100 yards
  • Lake
    15 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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