Myrtle Cottage

West Witton near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 906028)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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  • Pets


The property

A stone-built, terraced cottage located on the outskirts of the pretty little Wensleydale village of West Witton. Skilfully renovated, the property is cosy and warm and full of character and charm with a real Dales personality. There are two bedrooms; the double has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, whilst the single is cosy and stylish, and both are served by a modern shower room. This West Witton cottage features a spacious living room, complete with a cosy woodburner and original oak beams, offering an ideal place to curl up by the fire and look forward to the evening’s fare after a day out on the nearby fells. The modern kitchen, equipped with every home-from-home convenience, leads to an enclosed rear area with raised decking, complete with garden furniture, barbecue area and panoramic views of Pen Hill, the highest point in Wensleydale. This delightful West Witton cottage has several walks leading from the door, including the challenging Pen Hill and walks across the moor to Carlton in Coverdale. The historic market town of Richmond is just a short drive away with its interesting castle, theatre, military museum and wonderful architecture. The popular Wensleydale town of Leyburn can also be found within a short drive, offering a choice of tea rooms, quaint gift shops and convenience stores, and provides the entrance to the stunning Wensleydale countryside, with its green rolling hills and dry stone walls providing shelter for the thousands of iconic Yorkshire sheep that graze on the hillsides. Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall, are also all within easy reach of your West Witton cottage. An ideal West Witton cottage and a perfect romantic retreat for those wishing to enjoy fine country living, beautiful walks and the tranquillity of this Dales location.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area, sofa bed and woodburner.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Additional roadside parking 30 yards away
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Sofa bed for flexibility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Still excellent!!”
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    • “The owners put a lot of love and effort in this cottage. We have stayed in Myrtle Cottage before and gave it a great tripadvisor review. Well we would like to give it another great review. 12 months on and still the excellent standards throughout. Clean, warm, cosy. Decor & soft furnishings updated from last year and all in character of this delightful cottage. The wood burning stove is very warm and we even had Halloween candles left out for us. Neighbours very friendly and remembered us from last year. Local shop keeper was fantastic and reserved newspapers and bread for us on a daily basis. Local pub Fox & Hounds excellent value for money and the Proprietors very friendly & welcoming. The Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant was a lovely holiday treat on our last night. The early bird menu great value for money. Our 14 year old son enjoyed table tennis at the village church hall. Lovely village and all welcoming. We will be back again.”

    Sharon P, Stockport, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “Myrtle Cottage is a cosy, well situated cottage.”
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    • “This cottage is situated in the beautiful Dales, walking country in easy reach. There are interesting places to visit, such as Leyburn, Richmond, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, and many more. There are local places to eat, which are dog(and people) friendly, such as The Hungry Heffer, and the pub on the green in West Burton. All very welcoming. The scenery in the area is spectacular, with many beautiful waterfalls, and there are castles to visit, such as Bolton Castle.. We enjoyed our stay, even though it was wet!”

    Maurice M, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “Excellent, clean & comfortable cottage”
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    • “The owners of this cottage should be proud of themselves. On arrival it was clean, warm and welcoming, with a lovely note and cake waiting for us. It was bigger than we expected and very well equipped, dont worry if you have forgotten anything because it is there, even a box of various mobile phone chargers. The back garden is lovely. The bedrooms were spacious, decorated lovely. The shower room complete with double shower and heated towel rail, plenty of hot water and clean towels. The kitchen has every utencil you need with a large fridge/freezer, excellent oven, washing machine and again plenty of hot water. The lounge is very cosy with its wood burning stove. The surrounding area is lovely with great views and plenty of walks to other lovely villages. We would recommend this cottage to anyone and we will definately be back.”

    Sharon P, Stockport, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “Perfectly quaint; just what the doctor ordered!”
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    • “It's a shame this place doesn't have more Trip Adviser reviews because the visitors book in the cottage is bursting with excellent reviews... and we added ours too. The cottage had everything we needed for us to enjoy a comfortable, relaxed break with our 9 month old baby and our dog. They've thought of everything! Shame the weather wasn't better so we could make use of the beautiful little flowery courtyard out back. If there was anything we'd forgotten, Leyburn was only a 5 min drive away with a Co-op that sold the essentials. As mentioned, the weather didn't allow for much walking but the folder provided by the owner is full of info about walks in and around the area. You definitely wouldn't be stuck for things to do. All-in-all, this place come recommended if you need a little quiet place to base yourself while you explore a picturesque corner of Yorkshire.”

    Crossy214, Cumbria, England, May 2015

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    • “The Cottage was beautiful and very central to a lots of activities and places to eat and visit with lots of walks.”

    Mrs Pomar, Cramlington, November 2015

    • “The cottage was beautiful and had with everything you could need. Great walks close by.”

    Mr Williams, Hull, September 2015

    • “Lovely, comfortable cottage in a friendly village. Couldn't ask for more.”

    Dr Taylor Johnson, Cheltenham, July 2015

    • “The cottage was immaculate, welcoming and extremely well presented. The attention to detail was excellent! An Ideal position for exploring the surrounding area, the scenery is stunning.”

    Mrs Filby, Burnham-on-Crouch, May 2015

    • “To this cottage I would give 200% to everything. We had a lovely time and you could not have asked for more at Myrtle Cottage. The owners have thought of everything, I have never been anywhere so beautiful and clean. Everything you need was certainly there, it is a credit to the owners and we would certainly go again.”

    Mrs Downey, Liverpool, May 2015

    • “A lovely property near to several excellent Dales' pubs that made a busy week exploring the countryside so much easier and enjoyable. There is little more one could ask for - a dream holiday in a dream location!”

    Mr Davies, Edinburgh, March 2015

    • “Myrtle Cottage is an excellent little cottage and very well equipped with brilliant attention to detail. Very clean and smelled lovely. We will definitely stay there again.”

    Mr Padden, Stockport, October 2014

    • “Very comfortable, warm and pretty cottage. The owner has thought of everything and presented it beautifully. Neighbours and surrounding community all welcoming and friendly.”

    Mr Taylor, Holsworthy, September 2014

    • “Nice quiet location, friendly village”

    Miss Dickerson, St. Neots, September 2014

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About the location


Middleham 6 miles; Leyburn 4 miles; Hawes 13 miles.

The pretty and ancient Wensleydale village of West Witton is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, between Leyburn and Hawes. A traditional old village made up of stone-built cottages and farmhouses, West Witton enjoys dramatic views of Penhill and its limestone scars, along with Bolton Castle, lush rolling countryside and the surrounding fells. The village boasts two pubs, one of which is a gourmet pub and has been awarded the Wensleydale Heifer 2006/07 AA 'England's best seafood pub' award, as well as a well stocked village shop and a pretty green. Across the valley from the village stand the imposing ruins of Castle Bolton, while Leyburn, with its wide range of amenities and weekly market, Middleham, with its Norman Castle, famous racing stables and pretty old market square surrounded by delightful shops, pubs and restaurants, and the picturesque Aysgarth Falls, are just a short drive away. A superb base for a walking holiday, for enjoying the delights of Wensleydale or for touring the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors or the Lake District.

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