Rose Cottage ref: UK2464

Middleham, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

5 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Ideally placed in the picturesque market town of Middleham with elegant buildings and interesting shops, galleries and cafés. The town is set around two market squares and is famous for its 12th-century castle, the childhood home of Richard lll. It is also renowned for its horse training, and you will often see the marvellous sight as the horses and riders make their way through the streets up to ’The Gallops’ for their morning exercise.

Rose Cottage is a beautifully renovated, double fronted property, and is tastefully presented making a perfect base for a gathering of family and friends. It is superbly equipped to look after your every need. Set over three floors and offering spacious accommodation, the cottage has a warm and cosy feel. The living room invites you in with its multi-fuel stove, the perfect place to put your feet up and relax after a busy day walking or exploring. The spacious master bedroom has a kingsize bed, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and en-suite facilities. Many of the first floor rooms enjoy beautiful views. A snug has been thoughtfully presented for children, teenagers or adults, and is perfect as a games room, TV or music room, or simply a retreat to getaway from it all to sit and read.

To the rear is a south-facing, enclosed, flagged courtyard complete with comfortable garden furniture, with recessed lighting offering an extended space to sit on an evening. The courtyard is accessed via a side gate with shared access across the neighbouring garden.

Set in beautiful countryside with an abundance of walks and cycle routes direct from the door, this makes a perfect base for the outdoor enthusiast. The popular towns of Leyburn and Hawes with their array of independent shops, cafés and restaurants, are just a short drive away. Fishing is available on the River Cover at Middleham or East Witton, £9 per day. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 50’’ Smart 4K TV, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 32’’ Smart TV and Bose sound system.
Utility room/boot room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Snug: With Smart TV and DAB music system.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. On road parking; additional parking in the town square. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the courtyard.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    18.0 miles
  • Lake
    4½ 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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