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Delightful Flat In Ancient Wensleydale House, overlooking Village Green+Cross.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment in Carperby, Nr. Leyburn, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England - Delightful Village.Heart Of Wensleydale. Castles,waterfalls,rivers,villages,walks,pubs, Close By.

This recently refurbished first floor flat in a 250 year-old house, is ideal for two people seeking a peaceful, cosy all-year round retreat in the heart of a lovely village.

There are many and varied activities close by, a wide variety of eating places, including the super, friendly ( people + dogs ! ) village pub and restaurant, a very short walk, minutes

away. Lots of lovely tea rooms.

The Wensleydale Railway and the Settle-Carlisle Railway are within easy reach, for trips in magnificent scenery, away from the car!

An abundance of walks to suit all tastes and fitness levels, including one less than a minute away. Plenty of advice offered.

Castles, ancient churches in abundance and several waterfalls very near. The famous Aysgarth Falls + National Park centre are 1 mile away.

The Wensleydale Cheese Centre, with its indoor museum, cheese shop and restaurants in Hawes. Also in Hawes, the delightful countryside museum.

The beauty and tranquillity of Semerwater,

the " Lakes " minus the traffic -jams!

Plenty to do, in all seasons.

Something for all tastes, a beautiful refuge from everyday stress.

Dogs welcome (small daily fee- please contact owners.)

More Details

John and Joan Foster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

About John and Joan Foster

We are professional musicians. We have spent 11 years renovating the property and we live in the house, part of which is the self-contained flat.

John and Joan Foster purchased this apartment in 2001

Why John and Joan Foster chose Yorkshire Dales

Centre of pictoresque village,flat overlooks ancient village cross,on village green.National park location, with many lovely walks of varied length and terrain.

Close to beauty spots and plenty of delightful views.

Guests love the tranquility.

SPECIAL WEEKLY rates available.

Dogs welcome, for a small fee.

What makes this apartment unique

A cosy bolt - hole, far from the stresses and irritations of life.


Carperby Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , New shower unit over bath, with enclosure.From 15 Sept.2015.
  • Private large bathroom next to bedroom, with wc, washbasin, bath/shower over. Wide original floorboards.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with new king sized bed. bed. Beams and original wide floorboards.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Welcome pack of essentials . Other local provisions can be supplied by prior arrangement, at cost. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and linen included, changed weekly. Property cleaned weekly. Other: Exposed beams. Wide original floorboards.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Delightful Flat In Ancient Wensleydale House, overlooking Village Green+Cross.
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Return visit

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Cecilia House where we were, once again, given a warm welcome and enjoyed a comfortable stay. Would recommend a stay here, great location and good local food. Thank you again Joan.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind review. We enjoyed having you as guests .Do come again, a discount of 10% is offered for returns! All best.. Joan.
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A lovely flat in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this flat made us, including our dog, feel really welcome. The flat was spotlessly clean & had everything we needed for our stay. The owners really do appear to have thought of everything. Carperby is a quiet village surrounded by open fields with plenty of walks starting at the doorstep. The Wheatsheaf Inn is just a short walk from the flat. It's a great place to eat, drink & meet a mix of really friendly locals & visitors. It's dog friendly too.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terry and Sue. Many thanks for your review.We enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to seeing you and Ludo again. All best wishes. Joan.
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Excellent hosts, excellent location, excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

we really enjoyed our stay , were greeted with scones, butter, jam and fresh milk on arrival

location of the apartment is ideal for hikers and nature lovers

we will definitely stay here again and strongly recommended to everyone

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

It was great to be met on arrival with warm scones. Joan was a most helpful host attending to every need providing advice on where to eat and what to see. The property listing provides a very accurate description. The property is conveniently located for a number of attractions on a relatively quiet country road with parking directly opposite. The property was meticulously clean, warm and just right for two people. The bed was extremely comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Overall very satisfactory property which served us welll

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately when we arrived the owners were away and we were not expected apparently, when we tried to contact them by phone the call went straight to voice mail which was full and taking no messages. We then made a contact with the neighbour who came out to check things when I went down the side of the house looking for life of which there was none.he took us in for a cuppa while we rang Owners Direct.The first person couldn't help us and was in the process of passing us to another team when we got cut off because of poor mobile signal,.the neighbour then found the cleaner for the property by us all walking down the road to spot her home.We did so but not unreasonably she was out.We returned to the neighbours home and at 6pm we tried the cleaner again ourselves and she was in. She said she had not been made aware of our booking but she was very helpful and thus gained access to the property some hour and a half later. The neighbour and cleaner were extremely helpful and our thanks go to them. Owners Direct apologised by email, we have heard nothing from the owners themselves. From the foregoing our satisfaction was somewhat dented

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable first floor flat with adequate amenities.

  • 3 of 5

The flat is well placed for access to the many attractions North Yorkshire has to offer. The local pub is friendly and serves good food. The flat is very cosy and comfortable with essential amenities (no washing machine). Parking outside the flat is not advisable as it is on a narrow busy road but parking is available a short walk away. Overall a pleasant stay in a quaint village.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark, Thankyou for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I was surprised by your " narrow, busy road" comment, as I think it's a fairly average 2 -way road, which certainly is quite busy for a short time in early morning and early evening but otherwise has extremely light traffic--apart from the inevitable local tractors--! As the bedroom is at the back, early mornings are not disturbed, luckily. However, as you very fairly pointed out, there is off-road parking ,just across the road, almost opposite Cecilia House. Thankyou for taking the trouble to leave feedback
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Car: recommended


Airports: Durham/Teeside, Leeds/Bradford and order of proximity.

Unique place is "The Forbidden Corner" for all the family, in easy reach.

3 famous waterfalls : Aysgarth and Hardraw, as seen in " Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves " and West Burton Falls.


From centre of village of Carperby,

1 mile to Aysgarth and falls. Askrigg-3 miles, Castle Bolton 1.5 miles, Redmire 3 miles. Hawes- 9 miles, with Wensleydale Creamery and Countryside Museum.

Delightful walks all around.

Middleham "Richard 3rd Castle and numerous race horse trainers' stables.

Further Details:

Leyburn --7 miles, has variety of shops, banks and restaurants. Brochures of local tourist places supplied at property.

Hawes--9 miles, shops, Wensleydale Creamery--Visitor Centre/ museum/ restaurant / coffee shop, cheese + gift shop.


Rates & Availability

Carperby Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 19 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Book by phone or internet. Deposit of £60.00 required to confirm booking--non-refundable. If booking within 8 weeks of holiday, payment in full will be required. Booking only confirmed when client receives written confirmation. Balance is due at least 8 weeks prior to holiday commencement.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival times by arrangement--also flexible.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owners for prices of other length stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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