Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Secluded 18c Cottage In Yorkshire Dales National Park In Pretty Walled Garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in West Witton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England - Village Location With Friendly Real Ale Pub, Renowned Restaurant, And Shop/Bakery, Great Walking

Detached secluded cottage for 2 with immense charm located within owner's mature walled garden. Guest are welcome to enjoy the gardens with patios,summerhouse and BBQ. Tastefully furnished and perfectly cosy in all seasons with log burner, under floor heating,radiators. Thriving village with renowned restaurant, welcoming real ale pub, bakery and ancient tradition of Burning Old Bartle in August. Fine local produce from market towns of Leyburn and Hawes including grass-fed beef, lamb, rare breed pork, hand made cheeses, and fine ales. Area of outstanding natural beauty with rare and endangered species,flower filled meadows, ancient wooded glades, rivers, craggy hills, and country lanes. Three Peaks within easy reach. Beautiful area for walking, cycling, caving, or just relaxing. Lots to see and do in the area:Aysgarth Falls, Castle Bolton, Middleham Castle, Buttertubs Pass, Ribblesdale and steam trains, museums, galleries, festivals, abbeys, castles, fine houses and gardens to visit.

Frank Kopka
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017


West Witton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • River
  • Village
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom with views of garden, marble floor with under floor heating, king size bed and down bedding.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: Facilities include: Wood burning stove and electric under floor heating (all electricity included in the price). An initial supply of logs and coal is provided and a small charge at cost is made for subsequent supplies. Off road private parking for one car. Bedlinen and towels provided. Selection of board games and books. Patio area with table chairs. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, ceramic hob, double oven and grill. We respectfully request that guests do not smoke indoors and regret that we cannot accommodate pets. Outside: The detached cottage is very private and set in the owner's lovely walled garden. Guests have a private patio to the front of the cottage with garden table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity. The owner's welcome guests to use their garden with summer house,sun terrace and BBQ.Off road parking for one car is provided.Guests can walk directly from the cottage up Pen Hill,down to the river Ure, to local villages or into the beautiful surrounding countryside, without using their car all week if they so wish! Utility Room: Use of owner's drying room on request for wet boots and walking clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding are provided. Changed weekly during longer lettings


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Secluded 18c Cottage In Yorkshire Dales National Park In Pretty Walled Garden
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Just bliss

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful. Frank and Gill were very helpful. We lovely every minute of staying in this special cottage. The pictures don't do it justice! 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it's really nice to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Ideally situated for some lovely walks. Compact and cosy. Lovely gardens to sit in and enjoy all the hard work by Frank and Gill at keeping it lovely. Owners very welcoming. Some good hand drawn maps by Frank, so you can leave the car and set off straight from the cottage. Can recommend the one which takes in the lovely Berrys Farm Shop and Café. Would certainly recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are continually trying to improve our cottage and it is really great to get such a positive review.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

It was a wrench to leave

  • 5 of 5

This is a really gorgeous cottage - it's decorated beautifully with some lovely touches. The living/kitchen area is great and really cosy, with all you need to cook for two and have a quiet night in by the fire - reading or watching the telly or a DVD. The bedroom is a good size, with a really comfy bed and good shower room. It has everything you need and the use of space is brilliant.

The village has a good pub, selling very good beer; a pub/restaurant, serving excellent food and a small shop with a tea room attached. Down the road there is a farm shop (and cafe) for meat, veg and special treats. Everyone we met was really friendly and welcoming. Great walks too, with maps and guides in the cottage. We are already trying to work out when we can stay there again - maybe in the summer, so that we can make use of the garden.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to know that, even in the depths of winter, guests can still really appreciate all that Stable Cottage and it's location has to offer.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Just Grand

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property is just Grand! It just exceeds the description given by the owners.The owners are superb,welcoming and friendly. If you need advice on good Fell walking, talk to Frank. Jill's knowledge of the local attractions is great, also her paintings are hanging on the walls in the cottage and look superb (might try and buy one next year).The pub across the road "The Fox and Hounds" serves superb beers, ales and good "Pub" food. The Wensleydale Heifer is superb place for fish meals.This is our third year, we've booked next year for 4 weeks. Last year the engine blew up in our car while we were staying here, the owners immediately offered to take us any where we wanted to go and pick us up, anytime any place, that is Superb customer service. As a foot note, once you've tried Frank's scones (which are waiting for you on arrival, warm with clotted cream and jam) get him to give you his flapjack recipe. If you want a place to unwind, sleep deeply, enjoy walking, eat well, sightsee, and even ride on a train hauled by a steam locomotive. Come Here.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Excellent cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a peaceful haven for two, set in a beautiful garden which makes it a perfect place to get away from it all. The lounge sits above the bedroom, with a veranda overlooking the garden. Loved having breakfast in the garden. We were blown away by the churchyard which sits alongside the cottage. The soft sound of the church bell just adds to the feel of the place, and the tranquil setting. We were amazed by how friendly everyone in the village was. Ended up with free cakes after the village fete.The fox and hounds situated across the road was a great place to wander in after a day's walk, and there were plenty of lovely walks nearby. If you re looking for somewhere to unwind and relax this is the place for you, but don t tell too many people, we want to go back.....

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to this fabulous cottage. Beautifully presented, cosy and with attentive owners, Keith and Gill, who give you space to feel you are wonderfully secluded but cared for in their stunning garden. West Witton is a great base to explore the Dales either by car or abandoning your vehicle to enjoy great walks from the doorstep as short or as long as you have time for or energy. The adjoining church chimes on the hour...believe me you will strangely miss it when you leave! We have visited in May and in July and are now tempted to return during the winter months. You will love it here as much as we do. A privilege to stay. Clive and Sarah.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0



Nearest airports:

Leeds 1.5 hours. Newcastle upon Tyne 1.5 hours. Durham Tees Valley 1 hour.

Public transport: Train to Darlington, bus to Richmond. Regular busses from Leyburn, to West Witton 4 miles away.

Car. From the North: 30mins from A1 at Scotch Corner. A6108 to Richmond, Leyburn, then Hawes road to West Witton.

From the South: 45mins from A1 at Bedale. Exit at Leeming Bar services, take A684 to Bedale and Leyburn. From the West 1 hour from M6. Exit to Sedburgh and east on the A684.


4 miles to Leyburn, 12 miles to Hawes and Richmond, 22 miles to Skipton, 25 miles to Ingleborough.

Further Details:

As an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Dales offer all kinds of outdoor recreation and is a wonderful walking, cycling, caving and horse riding area. There are maps and pocket walk guides in the cottage. Also there is a rich and vibrant cultural heritage with museums, galleries, castles, fine gardens, and festivals ,including the Burning of Old Bartle in the village during the summer feast weekend.

The Dales is a great place for food and real ales and you have all you could possible desire very close to the cottage. The village has a good country pub, the Fox and Hounds(which is NW Yorkshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013) serving a range of local real ales and home cooked food, and an ancient coaching inn, the Wensleydale Heifer, with a renowned restaurant, both with real fires in the winter. The village shop bakes the most wonderful bread and pastries, and the nearby market town of Leyburn has an excellent butcher selling dales lamb and beef, game, and free range chickens and eggs. At the Friday market, there is a magnificent range of fish and seafood from Carricks, and local vegetables and cheeses. And Leyburn has a wonderful wine and spirit shop which is housed with the good butcher in the local grocery shop, Campbell's.

Visit our cottage website for more information.


Rates & Availability

West Witton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 18 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We request a £50 deposit to secure booking and the full balance to be paid four weeks before the holiday.

Changeover Day:
We prefer a Saturday arrival after 3pm but try to be flexible with our guests.
We request that guests leave the cottage by 10am so we can prepare for new arrivals.

We require a £50 deposit, with the balance due a month before arrival, or in cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

You might like these similar properties