Station House ref: CC218069

Spennithorne, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

4 Stars



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Railway Theme 
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Set in a rural position, this former station master’s residence provides spacious and welcoming holiday accommodation finished to an excellent standard. Detached and with patios and gardens overlooking stunning views over open fields towards Middleham, the property is beautifully presented with a comfortable lounge with open fire, dining kitchen and a sun room on the ground floor from which to enjoy the views and fields beyond. The property nestles alongside the authentic heritage Wensleydale Steam Railway line with slow infrequent trains travelling past the house. The garden and patios are an ideal suntrap to enjoy in the summer. The cottage is situated towards the gateway to Wensleydale approximately one mile from the small village of Spennithorne which has a pub, and just over two miles from the bustling market town of Leyburn with a variety of shops, tea rooms and restaurants to discover. The area is perfect for walkers or those who enjoy history, with Middleham Castle, Jervaulx Abbey and Bolton Castle a short drive away. The house is also an ideal hideaway for those who simply want to relax in rural surroundings or host a special gathering of family or friends.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Entrance Area:
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin
Sun Room: With comfortable seating and patio doors overlooking delightful views
Utility Room: With washer/dryer, freezer and sink.

First floor

Dining Kitchen: With Everhot electric ’Aga style’ oven with electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and radio
Lounge: With open fire, TV and DVD
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and spacious en suite with bath, walk in shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and radiator

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds
Bedroom 3: With twin beds
Bathroom: With roll top bath, wash basin and radiator

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair available.


Enclosed patio and gravelled area with table and chairs. Ample gravelled off road parking. Please note: The property is set beside the Wensleydale Steam Railway line with slow infrequent trains travelling past the house. This property has a security deposit of £100.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 Mile
  • Distance
    2 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    17.0 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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