Vale Cottage ref: CC218020

Middleham near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 


Conveniently situated in the heart of the attractive village of Middleham in the Yorkshire Dales, Vale Cottage is a delightful holiday home which is cosy and well equipped. The current owners have recently extended the kitchen to provide a comfortable dining area for 4 guests, and the bedrooms are spacious with delightful views across the valley. A lovely feature is a south facing courtyard to the rear of the cottage, which is perfect for dining ’al fresco’ when the weather allows!

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has LPG gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD, CD/radio.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed and wash basin in vanity unit.
Bedroom 2: With super king size bed and spacious wardrobe with storage areas. .
Bathroom: With shower over bath plus hand held shower, WC, wash basin and shaver point.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Starter Pack of logs/ sticks provided for the woodburner. Remainder of fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Telephone. Wi-fi connection free to guests


Rear south facing courtyard area with garden furniture and charcoal barbeque. One small well behaved pet welcome (must be kept downstairs). On street parking to front of cottage.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 Yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    100 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    16.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Middleham is a historic market town in the heart of Wensleydale and provides the perfect base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town has a shop and several good pubs and restaurants, and holiday makers may admire the racehorses clip clopping through Middleham to the nearby ’gallops’ for their daily exercise. The  area is perfect for those who love being outdoors with an abundance of walks and hikes waiting to be enjoyed, along with horse riding and mountain biking. Nearby Leyburn caters for basic amenities along with gift shops, Tourist Information Centre and restaurants. Should you wish to venture a little further , Masham with both Black Sheep and Theakston’s breweries is worthy of a visit, along with Lightwater Valley Amusement Park for the kids.

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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