This stunning property has been recently refurbished to the highest standards and is situated in its own 40 acres. Boasting spectacular views of one the of the loveliest Yorkshire Dales. Accessed by its own private drive.. The Bothy is a luxurious and beautiful retreat from it all! There is oil heating and a woodburner so wonderful all year round.It has it's own woodland garden. which also leads down to the River Ure. There is plentiful supply of wild salmon and trout to fish. A wildlife haven for many birds and wild flowers. Wensleydale boasts extensive attractions. Such as the magnificent Aysgarth Falls and splendid Bolton Castle both walkable from the Bothy,there are many other beautiful walks. There are excellent pubs and restaurants within easy reach. Nearby market towns and iconic villages provide a rich variety of shops and places of interest. Fountains Abbey,York and Whitby are also within reach. Tour de France will be passing the end of the Bothy drive in the summer 2013.
I was born in Wensleydale and my ancestors have been living here for several generations. I am mother of three boys and one girl. It is wonderful that my husband and I have been able to bring our children up in such an unspoilt place. We would love to share this special place and give you a base to explore. We have experienced the beauty of the dales by walking, riding, fishing and canoeing.
Juliet Maddan purchased this barn in 1949
The Bothy is completely secluded with its own entrance on a farm that is now our family home. The property is set within 40 acres, with wonderful views of the hills, moors and River Ure.
Its unspoilt setting is a wildlife haven. A great to place to unwind away from the busyness of life.
Despite being deep in the countryside, it is very easy to access by car with the A684 nearby.
A timeless place where every season has a beauty of its own.
People staying in the Bothy have many opportunities to relax and unwind in the comfortable surroundings. Having the best of traditional luxuries and modern conveniences.
There are numerous things to do in the area. Including visits to traditional villages, buzzing market towns, golf courses and local attractions. Explore the stunning dales by foot, wheel, horse or bike. Excellent fishing is available in river behind.
Wensleydale has delcious food available; whether gourmet or fantastic pub meals.
Our hope is that you will leave, agreeing with all previous guests that a few very special days are had at the Bothy.
"The Bothy, set in a haven of peace and tranquility, with super serenity. It is a beautiful place to stay. Thank you so much we have really enjoyed our week here"
Carol and Tony
"A perfect location for a relaxing break. Most tastefully decorated"
Camilla and Paul
"Perfect, we really really enjoyed our stay and are already planning the next one."
Nick and Emily
"Wonderful! Lovely cottage run by a friendly and helpful family. Thank you very much, we have enjoyed our stay very much."
V. & Reheela
"Came looking for a rest-cure - and found it! Wonderful."
Alan and Anna
"Awesome! Enjoyed every single second of our stay. We will definitely recommend it ."
Carl and Hannah
"Everything was perfect. We loved exploring the area. Can't wait to come back!"
Pete and Hannah
"Great romantic getaway for 2, beautiful cottage and scenary"
Steve and Sue
"Beautiful,cosy, cottage ,friendly welcome,great location with loes to do nearby."
Dave and Becs
We had such a fabulous stay here. The owners are extremely friendly and charming with great local knowledge. The bed is super comfortable and the cottage is extremely cosy. We loved the walks and the fishing thanks to a recommendation from the owner. Great pubs and lots of choice. We will definitely come back and strongly recommend a stay here.
A well equipped property, everything we needed and all spotlessly clean and well presented. Loved the log burner and the super comfortable bed. There are many walks right from the doorstep and the surrounding landscape is stunning. Felt as though we were in the 'middle of nowhere' yet it's near to plenty of places to visit and eat. Particularly recommend The Wensleydale Heifer restaurant nearby.Juliet and her family were friendly and helpful if needed but unobtrusive. Loved watching the antics of the sheep right outside our window! Definitely hope to return.
We stayed here for two nights March 2015. The accommodation is truly luxurious, everything was catered for. The big deep bath ran extremely hot which was great for us as we like our baths hot at the end of a walking day, the shower too was powerful. The log burner is a real treat and makes the place extra cosy along with the comfy bed and feather pillows/duvets - like sinking into a cloud.
A very private place where you can take some magical walks from your doorstep - we did and enjoyed every minute of it. This place is a must!!
An immaculate, newly converted first floor flat, ideal for a couple wanting to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Keen fishermen will be overwhelmed by the river, where I believe world-class fishing can be enjoyed at very reasonable rates. We walked upstream to the Aysgarth Falls and then downstream and up across the rolling farmlands to Berry's Farm Cafe, which serves excellent meals. The Bothy is perfect for anyone who loves the English countryside. We had our own car, but I am sure keen cyclists could cope with the fact that it is not in a village.
Special interest holidays:
Excellent fishing,walking, cycling and horse riding in area. Fishing and riding easily arranged with owner.
Whitby and Sands End (under 2hr drive from the Bothy).
Leeds Bradford (1:20hrs)
Nearest train stations: Northallerton and Darlington (both 45mins)
Use of car strongly recommended
West Burton (local shop+butchers) : 1.5 miles
Berry's farm shop and cafe 1/2 mile at swinithwaite
Aysgarth Falls 1 mile
Bolton Castle 2miles
Hawes Market Town (Wensleydale Creamery and Dales museum) 8miles
Leyburn Market Town 6 miles (market every friday) has wide variety of shops, restaurants etc.
The Bothy is situated by the river Ure, Wensleydale in the North Yorkshire Dales. Over the years writers, artists and visitors have sought out the North Yorkshire Dales for its unspoilt, breathtaking and dramatic scenery.
Today this special place is the number one destination for fishermen, horse riders, walkers, and cyclists alike. It’s a place for all seasons with something for everyone.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
There is a single night supplement £20s:
Please contact owner for booking details.
Can be flexible. Though most weekly bookings tend to be Saturday to Saturday.
Notes on prices:
Offers available from time to time - contact us!
All Bank holiday weeks are high season rates.
Nightly rates available, but minimum stay is two nights.
Low Season nightly rate £75
Mid Season nightly rate £85
High Season nightly rate is £95.
Either pay me as a bank transfer or send a cheque. I do not use an online payment scheme. We ask for a deposit and then the balance 6 weeks before arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.