The Carriage House | Middleham | Beautiful Escapes
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The Carriage House

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Middleham is a pretty little town in the heart of Wensleydale with a lovely Georgian market square at its centre.  It claims to be the smallest town in Yorkshire, but it is a giant in the world of horse racing with its many professional stables earning it the nickname ‘The Newmarket of the North’.

The Grade II listed Carriage House is one of Middleham’s hidden gems, just off the market square sitting alongside the owner’s home, the majestic Middleham Grange. The Carriage House is truly a beautiful cottage, family friendly with a lovely, private enclosed garden.

Enter through the tall iron gates and across the cobbles and you are greeted with this beautiful old stone turreted Carriage House. Following a full renovation overseen by the owner, Helen, the cottage boasts stunning interiors with wonderful gardens and a glimpse of Middleham Castle all adding to the charm and elegance of this country retreat.

Helen has taken great care to retain the character of the cottage without compromising on any of the conveniences of modern living.

We think you’re going to love The Carriage House as much as we do, it is centrally located in the town but privately situated and has everything you need and more for a beautiful escape. It is captivating, a magical place, a real treat.

On Good Friday the racing stables in Middleham are hosting their annual open day with lots of activities happening around the town. Find out more here.


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Step into the kitchen and you immediately get that wow factor feeling and a hint of what is still to come as you continue your journey into this haven of luxury. The fabulous handmade kitchen is a bright open-plan space painted in exquisite Farrow & Ball colours and has quality Silestone worktops.  There is an induction hob for easy and safe use, an inbuilt microwave and eye-level oven.  Integrated dishwasher and washer-dryer can also be found hidden behind the kitchen cupboards. With a generous dining table this is the perfect spot to sit and chat over a leisurely breakfast and with everything you need for cooking up a tasty supper in this beautiful space, it’s just perfect.

Sitting Room

The sitting room is spacious and well laid out with large comfy sofas and an inglenook with wood burner, perfect for snuggling up with a good book and a glass of wine or enjoy a movie night on the large smart TV.  On warmer days throw open the French doors and sit on the terrace of the large and private walled garden and enjoy the pleasure of the surroundings. With large table and chairs and a BBQ, al-fresco dining under the stars may be in order on the balmy evenings.


Working your way upstairs to the spacious landing and the two en suite bedrooms, feel the luxury of the super soft carpet under your toes. The Middleham Suite is located at the front of The Carriage House with views over the rooftops of Middleham and down to the Market Square where in the mornings you can see the racehorses passing by on their way to the Gallops. Beautiful soft furnishings and sumptuous bed linens adorn the super-king zip link bed which can also be set up as two singles. There’s a handy TV for late night movies or catching up on the morning news. The en-suite has the finest of fittings including a bath, shower over, WC and is finished in polished marble. Fluffy towels, robes and luxury toiletries are all provided to create a home spa experience.

The Garden Suite is equally impressive with stunning views out over the gardens to the castle. This spacious king-sized room is elegantly proportioned with a spacious en-suite boasting a walk-in marble shower. Once again, the attention to detail in the decor and furnishings is exquisite making it a wonderful place to relax after a day out exploring the Dales.


Step outside into the South and West facing walled garden and be transported to an idyllic country haven, an array of scents from the many flowers and shrubs it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy alfresco feasts or a sun-downer at the end of a warm summers day.


The Middleham Suite

Spacious bedroom with super king bed that can be arranged as two twin beds.


Complete with bath, shower over and WC. Tiled in luxurious polished marble.

The Garden Suite

Another generous bedroom with super king bed and views over the walled gardens.


The en-suite is again tiled with polished marble and features a large walk in shower, along with sink and WC.


If you’re in Middleham on a family adventure why not head to learn the ancient history of Middleham Castle, one of the largest in the country 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 on Easter Monday when eleven yards come together for their annual open day. A must for any racing or equestrian enthusiast.




We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

Chris, Steve, Denise & Richard, July 2021

Really enjoyed 4 days of good weather and scenery. Great accommodation.

Richard & Lynnette, July 2021

Loved sitting in the beautiful garden listening to the birds chirping! Lovely walks amd local pub lunches, such a beautiful, well equipped cottage. Thank you for a really relaxing stay.

Ann & Graham, June 2021

Great stay in a lovely house – enjoyed Swaledale so much.

Jill & Paul, June 2021

What a stunning place, everything so relaxing after a bad year of lockdown and health issues. We all loved it here completely relaxed. It was great to show my daughters the area. We had a very warm and sunny week. Sitting out in the beautiful garden for most meals. Thank you Helen & Richard.

George & Eileen, June 2021

Thank you Helen & Richard for a super holiday. Loved the house, especially loved the beautiful garden. Thanks to the lovely weather we ate every meal outside in the garden – not what we expected to do! Look forward to coming back in October.

Tracy & Billy, May 2021

Hidden jewel in excellent location! Well equipped and very comfortable. Stunning garden!

Ann & Graham – June 2021

We had an outstanding stay at The Carriage House and really enjoyed our time in Yorkshire. The welcome pack was an added bonus, much appreciated.

We will be recommending your cottages at Beautiful Escapes, and the excellent service we received, thank you.

April 2021

Post lockdown getaway – Perfect location, stunning property. Plenty of walking, biking and sunshine – looking forward to returning. Really impressed with this part of Yorkshire.

Sarah, Michael, Daisy & Poppy

April 2021

What a wonderful house, so comfortable, well equipped and beautifully furnished. The garden is splendid, we hope to see it in the summer. Lovely surrounding area and Middleham is a delightful village.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

Susan & Tony, London

“A fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage. Everything we needed was provided in a luxurious way. This really is a hidden gem in a glorious village, we feel very lucky to have stayed here. From the welcome pack to the super comfortable beds, everything has been designed to ensure a lovely holiday.”

We hope to be back, Linda & Andy.

“We loved The Carriage House!

You website was easy to use and is beautifully presented; it gave me confidence in the quality of the properties.

The Carriage House is stunning; it is of a very high standard throughout. We particularly enjoyed that is was private and tranquil, whilst still in the town. The quality of everything was excellent.

I would certainly recommend BE & would not hesitate to use you again, if travelling to Yorkshire. I was impressed with your communication and the way you reacted to the situation regarding Covid-19. ”

Sarah July 2020

Christmas 2019 – “Spent a lovely Christmas week here at The Carriage House. The village looked so festive but the real highlight was returning to such a cosy home after our winter exploring. The well equipped kitchen had everything for Christmas baking and the wood-burner was just perfect. Thank you for everything, including the Christmas tree!” Lyndsey & Andre.

“We had a lovely weekend at The Carriage House and really appreciated the break. The house was very comfortable and quiet, whilst having great amenities and walks right on the doorstep. We felt very welcome and the house was equipped with pretty much everything we needed.
We’ll certainly recommend Beautiful Escapes to our family and friends and hope to come back to Yorkshire ourselves before too long. The website and booking process were very efficient and friendly – thank you!”

With best wishes
Alex August 2020

“We had a wonderful escape way from it all, such a beautiful cottage with lots of homely comforts.” Alex & Ellie August 2020

“Our first trip away post Covid 19 lockdown, a beautiful cottage in an ideal location for our first time in the Dales. We enjoyed lots of walks and spent hours in the tranquil garden listening to the birds and the clock chiming. ” David, Sarah & Alice August 2020.

“We have just had a wonderful few days at The Carriage House. The cottage was absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean and renovated to a very high standard – wish we could have stayed longer! Middleham and the Dales were also very beautiful. Thank you for everything and hope to be back in the Dales sometime in the future.”

Susan & family, July 2020.