Snowdrop Cottage ref: UK30542

Thornton Steward, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

3 Stars



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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Snowdrop Cottage is the definition of a holiday cottage, with character and comfort in abundance. This two bedroom property is designed to leave you well-rested after a much deserved getaway. On entry, you walk in to the cosy living room with Smart TV and multi-fuel burner as the centrepiece. This powers all of the radiators and ensures that you are toasty warm at all times! To the left is a well-stocked, open-plan kitchen/dining area; perfect for rustling up an evening meal before you settle down in front of the TV. Upstairs are two nicely proportioned bedrooms with a double and twin combination, both offering a great night’s rest after a busy day exploring the area. The family bathroom is a great size, offering both a bath and separate shower. Outside, there is a private enclosed garden, just a short walk from the property, which is solely for your own use. Why not enjoy some wine and take in the sunshine while you sit back and relax in the peace of the countryside.
Enjoy breathtaking walks right from the doorstep, leading into the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park. Alternatively, spend some time exploring the wealth of superb towns which abound in the area close by. Bedale, Leyburn and Richmond are among the most beautiful within easy reach, all offering so much for visitors to see and do. Middleham, famous for its castle and home to over 1000 racehorses, is only 4 miles away. Jervaulx Abbey and Thorpe Perrow Arboretum are close by, or for the more adventurous, visit Lightwater Valley theme park, providing attractions to suit all ages, on the outskirts of the beautiful cathedral city of Ripon. Shop 3½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With multi-fuel burner and 32" Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Heating from multi-fuel burner, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.


Enclosed garden with garden furniture. Parking permit for on road parking. No smoking. Please note: The enclosed garden is separate from the property.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3.6 miles
  • Distance
    3.6 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake

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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