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Character Cottage In West Burton village, Wensleydale

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

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 West Burton

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!
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Burton in Burton-cum-Walden

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, shower, W/C and underfloor heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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 pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
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. One face and bath towel is provided per person.


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Character Cottage In West Burton village, Wensleydale
average rating of 4.647059 based on 18 reviews

We always meet friend this time of year and enjoy stay .

  • 3 of 5

The property was good although we probably won't book again as toilet downstairs and stairs a little steep ok for younger people

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well what can I say, Dale Cottage was absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Dale Cottage was absolutely perfect for just the two of us & so snug with the wood burner lit in the evening.

The Cottage had everything you would need & was home from home to be honest & full of Character.

West Burton is beautiful quaint little village with lots of character & the waterfall is so beautiful.

We walked every other day visiting the Chocolate factory in Leyburn one day & of course Wensleydale Cheese factory another having lunch at the latter, this was amazing. The Aysgarth Falls is a short walk away & again beautiful scenery.Close by West Burton is Berry's farm shop another lovely place for lunch or afternoon tea.

We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely Cozy cottage in a lovely village😁

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Super well equipped comfortable cottage in beautiful village.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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A lovely cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely although quite small cottage set in the beautiful village of West Burton.

It is in a great location for exploring the Dales (we can recommend the walk to Aysgarth Falls) and towns such as Hawes, Leyburn and Richmond. The cottage is clean and comfortable, minor suggestions would be a better dining table and in the kitchen a good vegetable knife and saucepan lids. We would be happy to stay hear again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely traditional cottage in a beautiful village

  • 4 of 5

Gareth was helpful from the beginning. The cottage was cosy, well-equipped and comfortable. It was tastefully decorated, but practical and we loved sitting in the secluded garden having a BBQ. It made an ideal base for a week's walking and sightseeing in the Dales and beyond. It was a delight to meander around the village, enjoying the views of the surrounding fells, watching locals play quoits on the village green, wandering down to the pretty Cauldron Falls and enjoying a tasty meal at the village pub. Peace, tranquillity and the natural sounds of the water and sheep made for a very relaxing location.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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