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Boar Cottage Bellerby Leyburn


Excellent 5/5 Score from 13 reviews

View of the cottage from owners' field.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Rated 4 Stars by Visit England. Boar Cottage is a detached single storey stone cottage in beautiful Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Fully furnished oak floored sitting/dining room with log burning stove set in exposed stonework. Exposed beams throughout. Freesat HD recorder with catch-up TV and blu-ray player. Internet access.

Sleeps 4 - 2 bedrooms. 1 double with en-suite shower room, 1 twin. Separate house bathroom with electric shower over bath. Very well equipped kitchen. Gas central heating. Furnished to a high standard.

Lovely patio area furnished with garden table, chairs and built-in BBQ overlooking owners' field. Peacefully situated in a picturesque village with pub, green and stream.

Rental includes one large basket of logs. Extra baskets of logs are usually available at an additional charge.

Towels (one large bath sheet plus one hand towel) are available at a charge of £3 per person per week, payable on arrival.

One well behaved pet is welcome. No smoking in the cottage. Ample off road parking for two cars.

As Boar Cottage is all on one level it is suitable for guests with restricted mobility but note that there is a small step down from the access drive to the cottage entrance. As the patio is a raised patio reached by three steps it is advisable for very young children to be supervised on the patio.

Within driving distance for day trips to major attractions such as York, the Lakes, North York Moors and the coast.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

Northern England region

The Yorkshire Dales: Covering an area of 680 square miles the Yorkshire Dales National Park is renown for its outstanding landscape from magnificent high fells to riverside meadows. The Dales are perfect for walking whether you like a leisurely riverside walk or something more strenuous. The area is also very popular with cyclists as there is a fantastic network of quiet roads and cycling trails for all abilities to explore. Alternatively take a relaxing drive along those quiet roads through lovely unspoilt villages enjoying the glorious scenery. The Dales are made up of a number of individual dales, for example Wensleydale and Swaledale and each "dale" or valley has its own distinct character.

Due to its location Boar Cottage is ideally situated for touring the whole of the Yorkshire Dales as well as being within driving distance for day trips to other major attractions such as the Lakes, the historical city of York and the coast.

Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate 8th to 10 July 2014


Boar Cottage is situated in Wensleydale , known as the waterfalls dale in view of the number of falls in the dale. The most famous are probably the well known beauty spot of Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force, the latter being the largest single drop waterfall in England at about 100 feet high (33 metres)

The cottage is only a few minutes driving distance from the popular small market town of Leyburn with its shops pubs and restaurants. A couple of minutes walk from the market place is the well known Leyburn Shawl where Mary Queen of Scots is reputed to have lost her shawl during her escape from the nearby Bolton Castle. The view from the Shawl is considered by many to be one of the finest views in the Dales. The Wensleydale Railway, an authentic heritage railway, has a station at Leyburn. The railway line runs along the dale for about 16 miles (27kms) and a steam service operates at certain times in summer.

A few minutes drive from Leyburn is Middleham with its 12th century Norman castle that was the childhood home of King Richard III. It is also well known for its many horse racing training establishments and you can watch the horses train on the local gallops. With the magnificent scenery in the background it is an impressive sight!

Near to Middleham is the Forbidden Corner which, with its unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, makes a great family day out. There is even a theme park for the kids (Lightwater Valley) within driving distance for a day out

Within easy reach by car are a number of castles and abbeys notably Fountains Abbey, which is a World Heritage Site.

A number of agricultural shows take place in the Dales each year including Wensleydale Show Leyburn (23rd August 2014 located less than a mile from Boar Cottage), Reeth Show 25th August 2014.

The Dales Festival of Food & Drink takes place in May each year just outside Leyburn town centre. The dates for 2014 are 3rd to 5th May 2014

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Review 1-10 of 13

8 Nov 2014


"Lovely, warm, homely cottage in wonderful surroundings."

What a lovely place...I want to live there forever! Bernie and David, the owners, are so kind and many other cottages have you stayed where you're welcomed with home made just-ba… More

4 Aug 2014


"Absolutely Perfect!"

This has got to be without doubt the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. We were met on arrival and shown round which makes it so much easier to find everything. There was milk in the fridge,… More

25 May 2014


"Beautiful..... in every sense!!"

Undoubtedly the best cottage we have stayed in! Perfect location, amazing views, spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage, friendly and thoughtful owners (... and not forgetting the delightful Poppy… More

13 May 2014


"Thank you!"

We've recently returned from a 5-day break at Boar Cottage. We received a a warm welcome from hosts, from David, Bernie and Lucy on arrival. This cottage is an absolute delight: spotlessly clea… More

1 May 2014


"An ideal and very comfortable cottage for exploring the Yorkshire Dales"

I have never previously visited Yorkshire but my sister does so quite regularly so I was finally persuaded to go with her to explore the Dales. Why did I wait so long as this area is such a relaxing p… More

16 Apr 2014


"Beautiful, clean, cosy cottage. Lovely hosts. Highly recommend."

Boar Cottage is in a perfect location, lots of lovely walks and things to do nearby. Secure garden for the dog. The hosts were lovely, we were greeted with wine, juice and sweets for kids, cake, homemade bread, milk and even treats for the dog. The cottage is extremely well equipped. Lots of information in the cottage on places to go, things to do, places to eat, walks etc etc. We didn't want to come home. Only negative was it was already booked for the dates we needed in the summer. We will definitely go back!

11 Mar 2014


"Very good, will definitely be back"

Excellent cottage. Very welcoming owners - fresh bread, cake, wine, and dog treats for Molly! The cottage is ideal if you have a dog, as the field at the rear of the cottage is perfect for exercising your dog. The wood burning stove added an extra atmosphere to the place. We will certainly come here again. I have already recommended it to friends.

6 Jan 2014


"Delightful in the Dales"

Boar Cottage is an ideal base for your Yorkshire Dales holiday. It is set back from the main road and therefore is very quiet. It is cosy, clean and the owners are extremely welcoming, providing those added extras to make your trip away a real treat. The kitchen is very well equipped, the best I've seen in a self catering cottage. Log burner in the sitting room is a must for any winter months, making a cosy cottage that little bit more cosy, (the complimentary basket of logs was a lovely gesture). Will be recommending to friends.

1 Nov 2013


"A fabulous cottage. Would highly recommend."

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Bellerby and the Yorkshire Dales which was made even more complete with our stay at Boar Cottage. A delightful property with the most enormous garden for our 2 boys to run around in. Bernie and David made us incredibly welcome with great advice on local attractions (Forbidden Corner went down a treat) and very welcome treats on arrival (the home made bread also went down a treat). The cottage is fabulous with everything needed for our short stay. A definite place to stay on our next visit.

7 Aug 2013


"Lovely, cosy cottage in a fantastic location"

Myself, my husband, 2 boys (aged 9 & 13) and the dog had a lovely 4 nights at Boar Cottage. Everything we wanted in a cottage, plenty of space, lots of furniture, crockery, equipment etc, nice location, beautiful countryside and very accommodating owners who are more than helpful. We had some pretty walks, along the Pennine Way, rivers, footpaths and were blessed with nice weather, so were able to BBQ in the evenings in the lovely cottage garden. We will definitely be returning again soon. The Gray family from Nottingham

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