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Kent Cottage

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Tucked away in little lane off the cobbled square in the heart of Middleham in Lower Wensleydale, Kent Cottage is a stylish, boutique retreat for two. Dating from the early 1800s this old stone cottage features  stunning vaulted ceilings and lots of character. Recently renovated by owners Leanne and David who have taken great care to preserve the wonderful features of the cottage whilst incorporating everything you could wish for in a luxurious escape, underfloor heating, log fire, the comfiest of beds which was handmade in Yorkshire and a quaint, outside seating area, perfect for morning coffee and evening sundowner’s, and all set in one of the prettiest villages in the Dales.

Middleham is set in beautiful countryside where Coverdale and Wensleydale meet. Famous for its twelfth century castle, Middleham Castle has the largest castle keep in the North of England and best known for being the childhood home of Richard III.

Middleham has a strong history with horse racing for over 200 years, you’ll often see beautiful racehorses crossing the market square on their way to the gallops where you can see them power across the countryside, an exhilarating sight!

Kent Cottage is dog friendly with lots of wonderful walks from the door, two dogs are welcome to stay.

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Garden Cottage & Kent Cottage

Garden Cottage for four and Kent Cottage for two, are two neighbouring cottages which can be booked separately or togehter for 6 people in total.

PROPERTY DETAILS

Kent Bedroom

Set on the ground floor, this beautifully appointed bedroom offers everything you need for rest and relaxation, with cosy underfloor heating, a luxurious double bed, handmade in Yorkshire and dressed in the finest crisp linens and with stylish touches such as the custom soft furnishings and Pooky lights. All you need to do is snuggle up and drift off to dreamland.

Living Space

The cottage has an upside down layout with the living space set on the first floor to take advantage of the spectacular vaulted ceiling with the original oak frame. Light floods the space, making it the perfect spot for resting by the fire with a favourite book, as the evening draws in snuggle up on the large cosy sofa and enjoy a movie night on the SMART T.V.

The country style kitchen is beautifully appointed and features locally sourced brass handles and granite work surfaces, with a SMEG oven and hob and everything you need close at hand it will be a pleasure to cook up your favourite treats here, for coffee lovers there’s a Nespresso too!

Terrace

There is a little seating area to the front of the cottage with a bench seat for two and pretty flowering baskets provide splashes of colour in the summer months making this the perfect spot for al fresco breakfasts and evening sundowners or simply sit back and enjoy the fresh country air all around.

Exploring

Exploring

  • Leyburn 2 mile
  • Hawes 18 miles
  • Grassington 22 miles
  • Settle 40 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale 40 miles
  • Kendal 45 miles
  • Skipton 30 miles
  • Ripon 18 miles
  • Harrogate 30 miles
  • York 43 miles
  • Whitby 65 miles

In the village of Middleham

  • Middleham Castle – childhood home of Richard III
  • 15 professional racing stables, visits an be arranged
  • The Gallops – on the edge of village you can watch the jockeys training the horses
  • The Wensleydale Hotel & Restaurant
  • 2 pubs
  • Tearoom
  • Antique shop

Restaurants, pubs and cafes nearby

  • Blue Lion East Witton 2 miles
  • The Wensleydale Heifer at West Witton 5 miles

Leyburn – 2 miles

  • Supermarket
  • Independent shops
  • Pubs
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants

Hawes – 18 miles

  • Pubs
  • Tearooms
  • Convenience stores
  • Independent shops
  • Wensleydale creamery – see the cheese being made

Activities close by

  • Cycling and walking from the door
  • Wensleydale Railway
  • Settle-Carlisle Railway
  • Ribblehead Viaduct
  • Semerwater
  • Forbidden Corner
  • Bolton Castle
  • Richmond Castle and falls
  • Ingleton Falls
  • White Scar Cave
  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks – Ingleborough, Pen y Ghent, Whernside
  • Wensleydale Creamery
  • Dales Countryside Museum
  • Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
  • Malham Cove & National Park Centre
  • Hawes National Park Centre
  • Reeth National Park Centre
  • Grassington National Park Centre (All Creatures Great and Small T.V. series filmed here)
  • Black Sheep Brewery Masham
  • Nearest Spa – Swinton Park
Good to know
  • Pubs – 4 in the village, 1 minute
  • Luxury bed linen and towels
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Sonos music speaker
  • Underfloor heating
  • SMART T.V.
  • Parking – drop off at the cottage and park in the square, 1 minute
  • Safe, contactless check in
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Log burner, small supply of logs, fire lighters and kindling
  • Superfast Wi-Fi
  • Luxury welcome hamper of local produce
  • Board games
  • Walking guide books
  • First aid kit
  • Torch
Dogs

Dogs are very welcome at Kent Cottage

  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
  • Outdoor hosepipe for muddy paws, muddy/wet dogs must be cleaned off before entering the cottage.
  • Maximum of 2 dogs.
  • Dog bowls.
  • Dog blankets.
  • Treats.
  • Dog toileting must take place away from the cottage and any mess cleaned up.
  • There may be a charge if additional cleaning is required.

ROOM DETAILS

Double Bed

Walk in shower

Loo

Basin

Luxury Toiletries – shower gel, shampoo, conditioner

Fluffy towels and bath mat

THE LOCAL AREA

Middleham is set in beautiful countryside where Coverdale and Wensleydale meet. Famous for its twelfth century castle, Middleham Castle has the largest castle keep in the North of England and best known for being the childhood home of Richard III. You’ll also see stunning views of Wensleydale from the viewing platform in the castle

Middleham has a strong history with horse racing for over 200 years, you’ll often see beautiful racehorses crossing the market square on their way to the gallops where you can see them power across the countryside, an exhilarating sight! There are many famous racing yards based in and around Middleham and if you fancy having a look behind the scenes head there at Easter when eleven yards come together for their annual open day. A must for any racing or equestrian enthusiast.

Exploring

  • Leyburn 2 mile
  • Hawes 18 miles
  • Grassington 22 miles
  • Settle 40 miles
  • Kirkby Lonsdale 40 miles
  • Kendal 45 miles
  • Skipton 30 miles
  • Ripon 18 miles
  • Harrogate 30 miles
  • York 43 miles
  • Whitby 65 miles

Airports/Railways

  • Darlington Mainline station – 24 miles, London Kings Cross 2.5 hours
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport – 26 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 51 miles

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