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Fox Cottage, Middleham, Leyburn, Wensleydale


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The fabulous view from the conservatory

Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Fox Cottage is a delightful detached stone bungalow on the edge of the wonderful dales town of Middleham renowned equally for its ruined castle in which Richard III lived with his wife Anne Neville and for its plethora of racing stables which pour racehorses out every morning to exercise on the moor.

On the very edge of the Dales National Park Fox Cottage is the perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire or, if you prefer, just sitting by the fire reading a book or your emails.

Fox Cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with bedlinen and towels provided. Both have plenty of storage space to allow you to unpack properly and make yourselves at home.

The cottage has a well appointed kitchen with all the necessary gadgets ( see below), shower room with power shower, large lounge with open fire, a conservatory over looking the Dale and leading onto a raised deck area with deck chairs and a small table. French doors form the dining room also lead onto the deck.

Well behaved pets (a maximum of two dogs) are welcome but must not be left alone in the house. An additional charge of £15 will be made. A dog bed and bowl is provided and the back garden is enclosed.

Entry is at 4 pm departure is at 11am.

Accommodation in detail: Ground Floor

The cottage is accessed from a steep hill onto a steep driveway, however the property itself is all on ground floor level. There is oil fired central heating and hotwater. The facilities include:

Lounge: With open fire, TV, DVD and radio/CD, books and games.

Kitchen: With electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, toaster, coffee maker, food processor, iron & ironing board, stellar stainless steel pans and Jacob Jacob utensils. Maxwell cutlery and china. Roasting tin and selection of oven proof dishes, scales, seive,colander and steamer provided.

Dining Hall: With dining table and four chairs ( more are in the conservatory) opening onto the balcony.

Conservatory/Sun Room: With bistro table and chairs also opening onto the balcony.

Bedroom 1: With double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps

Bedroom 2: With twin beds, wardrobes and drawers, bedside table and lamps

Shower room: With power shower , toilet , wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Northallerton or Darlington (Leyburn steam train 25 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, 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, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking

Northern England region

The Yorkshire Dales are an exceptionally beautiful part of the world. Nestling at the end of Wensleydale with the River Ure running by, Middleham is the gateway to the Dale and offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Wensleydale has been made famous by James Herriot and Wallace and Gromet. Aficionados of Wensleydale cheese can see it being made at the Wensleydale Diary in Hawes. Whilst fans of James Herriot can see where he lived in Askrigg or visit the Herriot museum in Thirsk.

The area has racing at Catterick, Thirsk and York so if you enjoy watching the horses on Middleham gallops why not enjoy a day at the races.


There walks in every direction and each one offering wonderful views, circular or straight, short or long - most include a wonderful Yorkshire pub on the way offering wonderful food good Yorkshire hospitality and the world famous Yorkshire beers: Black Sheep and Theakstons are both brewed in Masham ( said Massam) just 10 miles down the road.

For family fun there is the very quirky Forbidden Corner, have a look at the website ( you won't have seen anything like it before! There is also Brymor ice cream just 3 miles away where you can see the guernseys which produce the milk and sample the wonderful ice cream.

The area is full of castles: Middleham Castle (English Heritage) is on the door step. Visit it to see where Richard III spent much of his married life with Anne Neville. Richmond Castle dominates the eponymous town and is well worth a visit but if you fancy somewhere a little smaller and better preserved Bolton Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country and offers a comprehensive range of activities for all the family.

Don't forget that Middleham is the race horse training capital of the north and the town has more race horses living in it than people. Watch them riding through the town to exercise on Middleham moor every day. Good Friday is traditionally a day of rest for the racehorses and all the stables in Middleham are open to the public - but book early, it is a very popular event.

Tenants Auction house is just up the road in Leyburn and holds some magnificent catalogue sales. Why not try their restaurant while you are there, or visit the teapot factory and chocolate factory just around the corner.

The Wensleydale Steam Railway runs from Leyburn throughout the season and is well worth a visit. Soon the line will be extended to Northallerton and joined to the mainline so rail travel In the dales will be back.

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Review 1-4 of 4

31 Jul 2014


"Lovely comfortale cottage with nice garden"

The house was lovely and relaxing with the added bonus of the garden, it was perfect for our 4 legged friend. It was well equipped with nice bedding and towels and Middleham is a great place to stay.… More

18 Apr 2014


"A real home away from home."

A wonderful warm,cozy and comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly need or want. Located in the delightful village of Middleham it had three very good pubs on the doorstep which all ser… More

29 Sep 2013


"Welcoming, warm and very cozy. Perfect country retreat !"

Not in town, not lost in the middle of nowhere. Loveliest walks on the doorstep along the river, on the moors, lovely touristic sites around and pubs.The cottage is clean, dry and cozy.It provides a v… More

22 Sep 2013


"Delightful accommodation in a picturesque village."

Coming from Australia, we think of a bungalow as a ramshackle little building at the back of one's house!!---this is the most delightful cottage, with all modern appliances, set in a beautiful vi… More

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