The Bolthole ref: CC211160

Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area



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  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Situated in the small attractive market town centre of Leyburn in the heart of Wensleydale The Bolthole is a charming cottage dating back over 150 years. Refurbished to a high standard the cottage offers superb accommodation and enjoys a wealth of original features including exposed beams and trusses and a stone flagged floor in the kitchen. These are complemented by contemporary furnishings including a luxury leather curved sofa, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring, and the king-size brass bed with mattress topper, to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The wood burner in the living room adds to the homely charm of the cottage.
The cottage also offers Wi-Fi within the weekly rental which is useful if guests wish to download their favourite movies or games on the 40 inch Smart TV. This is complemented by a Blu-ray DVD player.
The cottage is superbly positioned 100 yards from the market place (Friday is market day) which is surrounded by an excellent selection of shops, pubs and quality restaurants. The Leyburn Shawl is only a few minutes walk through the town and provides breath-taking views over the Dale as well as wonderful walks. A charming single track railway wends its way through Wensleydale with a station conveniently located in Leyburn, a five minute walk from the cottage, offering another fun and unique way to visit the neighbouring area. In the Summer the station is the home to steam engines, in true "Railway Children" style.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Heated by gas fired central heating and comprising:
Lounge: With laminate wood floors, exposed beams, wood burning stove (wood only), 40" Smart TV/Blu-Ray/DVD with Freeview, CD/I-pod docking station, range of board games.
Kitchen: Please note there are 2 steps from the kitchen to the lounge with dining area - Yorkshire flagstone floors and beamed ceiling, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, coffee maker and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: Superb master bedroom with king size coloured brass bed, exposed beams and trusses, 29" TV/DVD player, extensive library of books and leather armchair.
Bedroom 2: With full size bunk beds - accessed from the master bedroom.
Shower room: With double power shower, toilet, basin, LED mirror with shaver point and heated chrome towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Stairgate. A starter pack of wood is provided for the stove (further supplies available locally.) 


On street parking - not a designated spot. Two well behaved pets welcome.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 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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