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Character Cottage In West Burton village, Wensleydale

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage in West Burton, Nr. Leyburn, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England - Beautiful Village Location, Local Pub, Shops, Excellent Walking And Cycling, Central Wensleydale


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Dale Cottage is a beautifully renovated two-bedroom character cottage in West Burton, Wensleydale - officially the best kept village in Richmondshire 2015! Superbly positioned next to West Burton's beautiful village green, Dale Cottage is the perfect base to enjoy your Wensleydale holiday and explore The Dales.

This tastefully-renovated stone cottage has two bedrooms, sleeping three people. The rooms retain much of the cottage's original character, including exposed beams and a cosy fireplace.

Keep cosy with the wood burning stove and underfloor heating, or snuggle upstairs under the impressive four-poster bed. In the warmer months you can make use of the patio furniture in the secluded garden. Excellent walking and cycling straight from the cottage, with the stunning Cauldron Falls just a couple of minutes walk away.

The master bedroom includes an impressive four-poster bed, with a single bed the second bedroom. A travel cot is available on request. The kitchen is fully-equipped with all of the usual facilities. High-speed fiberoptic WiFi Internet, Xbox, 32" TV, DVD and Bluetooth audio ensure that you're as comfortable as possible with everything you might expect at home.

At the back of the cottage is a patio area and shared use of the garden. Patio furniture is provided in the summer for you to enjoy the dales air and local produce. There's also a dry secure storage area for bikes and fishing tackle.

West Burton is the ideal location to base your Yorkshire Dales holiday. Fantastic walking, mountain biking and cycling is available straight from the cottage door. Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton are within easy walking distance across some of the most impressive scenery in The Dales.

The village itself has a country pub serving traditional ales and pub food. The village shop, tea room, butcher and craft shops ensure that you've got everything you need right on the doorstep. West Burton also has one of the largest village greens in England, including football nets and a fully-equipped children's play area. Having no through-road West Burton is very peaceful and very safe for children.

Its central Wensleydale location brings many of the Yorkshire tourist attractions within easy driving distance. These include the towns of Hawes and Leyburn as well as the Wensleydale Railway, Hardraw Force, Wensleydale Creamery, Wensleydale Brewery, Middleham Castle and the Forbidden Corner.

More Details

Gareth Reese
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Gareth Reese

Lucy and Gareth are a married couple from Manchester. Dale Cottage is our little getaway in the Dales, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Gareth Reese purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Gareth Reese chose Yorkshire Dales

We've always loved The Dales, and Wensleydale in particular.

What makes this cottage unique

We're keen walkers and are still exploring the landscape. Gareth is also a keen mountain biker, so please let us know if you'd like any recommendations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stopped at the cottage a few weeks ago and had a wonderful stay. We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend. The cottage itself is really well equipped with a log burner and under floor heating. It is a perfect place for exploring the North Dales. The local pub also serves fish and chips to take out!
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West Burton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, shower, W/C and underfloor heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom upstairs with four-poster king size bed, cosy window seat and antique furnishings. Newly renovated second bedroom upstairs with single bed. Hair dryer and seating is provided in both bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
Notes on accommodation: We respectfully request that guests do not smoke within the cottage. Unfortunately we're unable to accommodate pets at this time. Outside: To the rear of the property is a secluded garden and patio area. During the warmer months a gas BBQ and wooden patio furniture are provided. Secure storage for cycles or other equipment is available on request in the barn at the rear of the property. The area to the rear of the cottage is shared with neighbouring cottages. Utility Room: Small utility room with washing machine and clothes dryer. Ironing board and iron. High chair and cot available on request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property cleaned between guests. Bed linen provided, but guests are requested to bring their own towels.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Character Cottage In West Burton village, Wensleydale
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Cottage was just perfect, everything we need and more, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just perfect, cosy & warm, every thing you need and more and in a beautiful village with all round stunning countryside, I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Warm cosy cottage in beautiful village

  • 4 of 5

Took my partner there for he's birthday along with out little girl. The owner gave good clear instructions on how to drive to the cottage and enter the house. Very tidy and cosy house with wood burner and under floor heating which is lovely in the morning on the feet. We stayed in one night and cooked and the kitchen had everything you needed. We ate dinner at the local pub which is very traditional homely feel. The hidden gem is the waterfall in the village down a little road. The little Butchers does amazing gluten free sausages. THe food store was great for wood and ice creams for my little one. There is even a cat pottery place. SUCH a stunning village. Lots of lovely pubs to walk to if your hiking or just a short drive away. Just a 10 minute drive we ate at the wensleydale Heifer in West Witton. Quite pricey but the food and service is amazing. And as it was my partner's birthday a lovely way to end the day. Wish we could of stayed for a week. NEXT time we will. Hayley, 40. Andy now 44 & Freyja nearly 4.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Idyllic location and quaint, cosy warm cottage. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

West Burton is a hidden gem in the Yorkshire Dales.

The cottage was perfect and the owner was very pleasant and accommodating for all of our needs. We will definitely be back, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants a slice of Olde English country village life!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A cosy and comfortable cottage with walks from the door and a shop and village pub within a few hundred yards.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Dale Cottage for 4 nights during storm Abigail. The cottage was gorgeous and the under floor heating was great after a long day in the cold and wet! The kitchen was very well equipped and we especially liked the extra long bath (also great after a day in the elements!). West Burton was the perfect location to explore the surrounding area, and it was lovely having the pub only a few doors down. We will definitely be back again (hopefully in better weather!).

Laura and Tom

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Thoroughly Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Dale Cottage. The cottage was exactly as described and perfectly suited for our needs. West Burton is a beautiful quiet village and a perfect location from which to explore.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Fox and Hounds Inn
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Wensleydale Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Wensleydale Railway
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Aysgarth Falls Hotel

Special interest holidays:

Located just 100 yards from the Tour de France Yorkshire 2014 course the cottage is ideally situated for cyclists to explore The Dales and the most challenging climbs of Le Tour.

The area is also popular with mountain bikers and route guides are available in the cottage.

Excellent cycle shops are available in Leyburn and Reeth, and secure cycle storage is available at the cottage.

Walkers are spoilt for choice in the area, both direct from the door and further afield. A range of route guides are provided at the cottage and nearby Leyburn and Hawes boast several outdoor equipment shops.


To make the most of your stay a car is recommended. A bus service is available that runs east to west between Hawes and Leyburn. This is especially useful for linear walks in the surrounding area.


The nearby town of Leyburn, with its quaint market square, offers a good choice of shops, eateries and galleries.

The popular town of Hawes is also just 20 minutes drive away and hosts the Dales Countryside Museum, Wensleydale Creamery and many other attractions.

Castle Bolton is a great day out and within walking distance of the cottage. The stunning Aysgarth Falls are also a short walk away.

Further Details:

Dale Cottage is ideally located next to West Burton’s quaint village green, which includes football posts and a children’s play area. The Fox and Hounds is just a couple of hundred yards away, serving local ales and traditional pub food. There’s also a café, village shop, traditional butcher and craft shops in the village.

The famous waterfalls at Aysgarth are just a couple of minute's drive from the cottage, and a great photograph opportunity as well as providing a gentle stroll around the local area.

The town of Hawes is just 15 minute's drive away and has plenty to offer. The Dales Countryside Museum is a great day out, as is the Wensleydale Creamery.

While in the Hawes area it's also worth visiting Hardraw Force, either a small drive or enjoyable walk from the town. With a single drop of 100 feet from a rocky overhang it is claimed to be England's highest unbroken waterfall. It was also the setting for a memorable scene in the film Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves.

Leyburn is the cottage's closest town and has great facilities including many shops and a farmer's market. Leyburn has one of the highest market places in England, with breathtaking views across the Dales countryside. Leyburn is also famous for it Shawl walk, where legend has it Mary Queen of Scots dropped her shawl while escaping from nearby Bolton Castle.

Leyburn is also a stop along the excellent Wensleydale Railway. Trains run between Leeming Bar and Redmire, which is walking distance from the cottage. Trains are usually heritage diesels and rail cars from the 1960s, which offer excellent views along the route. Steam trains also run occasionally.

The famous Cauldron Falls at West Burton are just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage and provide an excellent photo opportunity as well as a relaxing waterside picnic spot. A little further along the valley is the village of West Witton, which includes the excellent Wenseydale Heifer restaurant as well as shops and pubs.


Rates & Availability

West Burton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
June 2
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
July August
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking. Full payment is due 28 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday but this can be flexible, please get in touch.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for a full week. Short weekend breaks may be available throughout the year. Please contact us with your query and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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