The Gatehouse

Middleham, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 905077)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

An outstanding, stone-built, semi-detached cottage, a former gatehouse located just off the main market square in Middleham, famous for its horse racing connections. Bright and stylish throughout, this fully renovated Middleham cottage is perfect for a romantic holiday or family break. With an unusual but effective upside down layout, this Dales cottage features a spacious first floor sitting room with lovely views, a cosy woodburner and solid wood floor, making it a cosy, homely space to watch the changing seasons outside, whilst tucked up in front of the roaring fire. The ground floor boasts a beautiful modern kitchen with dining area, and two delightful bedrooms, both with stylish en-suite facilities. This is a first-class Middleham holiday home for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy fine country living and beautiful walks, including the nearby Gallops and Penhill. The amenities of Middleham are on your doorstep, and include excellent old pubs and local restaurants, as well as a well-stocked general store, and the historic castle, just a two-minute walk. The nearby village of West Witton boasts an award-winning gastropub and is well worth a visit. Explore nearby Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive, visit the famous Aysgarth Falls or take a ride on the Wensleydale Railway. A superb Middleham cottage, ideal for a romantic break, a touring base to explore Wensleydale, or somewhere to just relax and enjoy the many delights of this ever-popular area. Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 90578, together they sleep 14.


Two ground floor bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double. Kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs only inc. in rent for stove from start of October to end of March
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Only logs are provided for the stove from October to March
  • Firelighters and kindling can be purchased locally
  • Outside of these months guests must provide their own logs, firelighters and kindling.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Leyburn 2.5 miles; Richmond 12 miles.

The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and race horses. Much of the history is bound up with its Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a castle keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The horses are a great sight as they make their way to the gallops every morning. The pretty market square is partially cobbled and offers a range of shops, pubs and places to eat. The bustling market town of Leyburn is just a short drive away offering a variety of great shops and pubs, or why not take some time to explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set amidst 4 acres of grounds, providing a fun day out for all the family? All in all a superb base for exploring Wensleydale and all within easy driving distance of York, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.

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