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Character Cottage In West Burton village, Wensleydale



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


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

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spot On

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was warm, comfortable, well furnished, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A pub and village shop were handy while West Burton is picture postcard pretty and complete with village green and waterfall. The icing on the cake for us was that there is excellent walking in every direction, directly from the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just back from the most fabulous week!

The cottage was a joy to stay in, so warm and cosy and spotlessly

clean and the bed was so comfortable. The village was a total joy and

we loved to walk round it every morning before going out on a nice

walk. Each day we noticed something new.

You have done a grand job with the decorating. It must have

taken forever but well worth the effort.

Weather was good for most of the week but it never puts us off anyway.

Hope we can visit again at some time in the future and I thank-you

both so much for making everything so perfect for us.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an enjoyable stay in this cosy cottage in West Burton. The cottage is well equipped with all the amenities we needed for our stay. The village is ideal with local facilities on your doorstep, had a great time in the pub.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Fox and Hounds Inn at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Wensleydale Golf Club at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Wensleydale Railway at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M1 at 28 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Aysgarth Falls Hotel at 1 Kilometres

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.


Rental rates

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23 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
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30 Oct 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
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11 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
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26 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
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27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
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24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
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15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
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July August
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
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21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
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Additional pricing information

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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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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