The Old Post Office ref: CC211187

Bainbridge, near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


Nestling in the heart of the delightful Wensleydale village of Bainbridge, this superb holiday home, which was formerly the old post office, has been fully refurbished and offers high quality accommodation with the living room and one bedroom overlooking the delightful village green. Spanning two floors, the ground floor dining room incorporates a snooker/pool table along with a selection of games, whilst the living room houses a multi-fuel stove, which is perfect for those cooler months and early evenings. To the rear of the property, a pretty cottage garden with patios overlooks the tumbling waters of the River Bain, reputedly the shortest river with a waterfall, and offers privacy and seclusion.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Entrance Hall
Living room: With multi-fuel stove, TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With Rangemaster-style double oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Dining room: With snooker/pool table (converts from dining table) and CD player.

First floor

Bedroom 1`: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and views across village green.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over P-shaped bath, and toilet

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair.


Small terraced garden with 2 patios, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store.
Private parking for 2 cars; unloading only at side of cottage.
Please note: There is a wall overlooking the river and young children must be strictly supervised.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    50 Yds
  • Distance
    50 Yds
  • Restaurant
    300 Yds
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 Yds
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Situated approximately 3 miles from Hawes complete with Dales Countryside Museum, a working Ropery and the famous Wensleydale Creamery and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The area is perfect for those who enjoy walking and cycling, with a myriad of footpath walks and cycle ways close to the village.

Things to do nearby


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.

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.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

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.


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.

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 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!

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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.

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