The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
The Romans, James Herriot, Robin Hood - even Wallace & Gromit have all made a lasting impression on this well-loved dale, situated in the northern part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Our Wensleydale cottages come in various sizes and nestle amid breathtaking countryside. Herds of sheep and dry stone walls dot the landscape, as do historic market towns and picturesque villages. Find your bearings at the National Park Centre in Hawes and sample cheese at the Wensleydale Creamery. The bull ring in Askrigg, race horses in Middleham, antiques in Leyburn, the horn blower in Bainbridge…every day brings somewhere new and something special to see, and you'll always receive the warmest hospitality.
There are some impressive waterfalls around and about, most notably Hardraw Force and Aysgarth Falls. And don't miss White Scar Caves. Travelling with children? Discover a labyrinth of surprises at The Forbidden Corner or opt for fast-paced fun and action at the Light Water Valley Theme Park. Heritage sites include Bolton Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner and Middleham Castle, once home of Richard III. Or wander the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey, built by monks in 1156 (whose descendents invented the original recipe for the region's famous cheese, then known as 'Cover Bridge').
Looking for a special keepsake? Wensleydale has them all - novelty teapots, handmade chocolate, fine art and exclusive feline friends from Cat Pottery.
Whether it's a weekend getaway or a full-blown fortnight, our Wensleydale cottages promise a holiday to remember.
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Stonetrough Barn | Newton-le-Willows near Masham | Yorkshire Dales - South
Quality upside down cottage near Bedale, a luxury detached barn conversion in Newton-le-Willows. Ideal romantic retreat or touring base. Bedale 3 miles.
Beech Lodge | Charlcot near Masham | Yorkshire Dales - South
Scandinavian-style lodge in peaceful surroundings near Masham. Simply and comfortably furnished. Shared garden, veranda with wooden furniture. Masham 3.5 miles.
Pinehurst | Thornton Rust near Aysgarth | Yorkshire Dales - South
Excellent detached cottage in pretty Yorkshire Dales village of Thornton Rust. Open fire and woodburner. Flexible sleeping accommodation. Aysgarth 2 miles.
Swaleview Cottage | Richmond, Swaledale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Spacious detached single storey cottage near Richmond, in quiet setting near River Swale. Ideal family accommodation close to Dales attractions. Richmond 3 miles.
Sunnybrae East Cottage | Healaugh near Reeth | Yorkshire Dales - North
Pretty, stone-built cottage, former Post Office in hamlet of Healaugh. Full of character and charm with open fire, old beams and lovely views. Reeth 1.25 miles.
Pott Hall Barn | Healey near Masham | Yorkshire Dales - South
Delightful, stone-built barn conversion on working cattle farm close to outskirts of Masham. En-suite facilities and stunning views of Leighton Reservoir to moors beyond. Ripon 10 miles.
Pott Hall Cottage | Healey near Masham | Yorkshire Dales - South
Charming, stone-built barn conversion on working cattle farm on the outskirts of Masham. Delightful garden with stunning views of Leighton Reservoir. Ripon 10 miles.
Foxglove Cottage | Richmond, Swaledale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Delightful mid-terrace cottage on edge of market town of Richmond. Cosy accommodation, ideal for a break in wonderful Swaledale. Barnard Castle 10 miles.
Lavender Cottage | Richmond, Swaledale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Charming end terraced Richmond cottage 15 mins walk from town centre. Welcoming accommodation, one pet welcome, open countryside and river 5 mins walk.