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10 Old School Close

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West Witton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "When we arrived the cleaners had not been informed we were arriving."

    Consequently the beds had not been change, there was leftover food in the fridge. The cleaners arrived the next day and sorted everything, could not fault them. The cottage itself was excellent and the facilities were great. We feel the error was the booking agent who did not inform the cleaners.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4May 2024

  • "Perfect location for touring the area."

    Lots to see and do. Cottage well equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean. Location very quiet. Can highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property is very lovely & quiet."

    Perfect location for our plans. I couldn't fault the cleanliness and standard. The hose pipe to clean muddy paws was a real help and certainly should be added to the information as this would have been a definite selling point for us. We very much enjoyed our stay and I would definitely book again. I would bring my own pillows, we are all different. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely holiday home which was warm & very comfortable."

    The air fryer in the kitchen was an added bonus. We had an initial glitch with the heating & this was very promptly sorted by the owners. Very happy to recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beds very comfy the new shower was OK but water tends to spray off the end and ..."

    Beds very comfy the new shower was OK but water tends to spray off the end and wet round the bottom of the toilet but that's a minor issue didn't spoil our stay

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage with plenty of space in the main bedroom and the living area."

    Kitchen well-appointed and the outside spaces are pretty, though small. The area is very good for walking and most places are very dog-friendly, you can generally eat in, in the bar in pubs etc.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2023

  • "Enjoy stay, no problem, and everything was there what you needed."

    Clean and warm . Hope to come again.

    Reviewed by C4.7Jun 2023

  • "Could not find anything to complain about, a perfect holiday cottage."

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little house has everything you need."

    Parking ok for 1 large car. Nice village and good base for visiting some lovely sites

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Apr 2023

  • "Was a lovely and clean cottage, quiet location and very friendly people in the village."

    Had everything we needed in the cottage , comfy beds too. Would come again for sure.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Arrived to find a welcoming property that was very clean, light and airy."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and provided an excellent base as I was undertaking a course nearby for a few days and then spending some time rediscovering the local area - the absolutely delightful Wensleydale. Its location was superb for such exploration including local walks from West Witton as well as places only a short drive away. It was great that the cottage had off-street parking. It was situated in a quiet cul-de-sac but with easy access to the main road along the Dale. I had one question of the owner who was very friendly and helpful when contacted. For anyone with bikes or equipment there's a garage for this, although I didn't require this on this occasion. I would definitely stop there again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location."

    The cottage had everything you needed for your stay. I would be happy to revisit. A smaller casserole dish would be nice when you are only cooking for two people. A larger mat that did not move inside the front door would help to keep the area cleaner.

    Reviewed by J4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time."

    It was very cosy.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Excellent location with lots of walks from the village as well as easy access to tge beautiful Wensleydale valley.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cleanest and freshest cottage we have stayed in."

    Nicely situated in a quiet cul-de-sac just off the main road. Rear patio area is a completely private sun trap. Only three to four minutes walk to both the village pubs. Well located for travelling around Wensleydale and further afield. The attractive town of Leyburn, with its extensive amenities is only four miles distant.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything you needed."

    Ideally situated to explore the Dales , village shop and pub very friendly .

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0May 2022

  • "Very clean, comfortable, everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing stay."

    Happy it was away from the busy road.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2022

  • "Overall excellent and comfortable cottage thank you"

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great stay with everything you could need."

    Lovely location with lots if walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cosy and quiet cottage in West Witton which had everything we needed - we would recommend it."

    We would also recommend West Witton as a location - did several lovely walks from the front door and the village shop is good with friendly and helpful owners. The local bus service can take you up and down the dale.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage with all required amenities in place for a comfortable stay."

    The welcome pack is nicely compiled, packed with all necessary and useful information. Location of the cottage is great, ideal for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire! Couple of suggestions for the information pack - 1. Include opening hours of the village convenience store 2. Mention that the Thursday Chippy van stops in from of the pub

    Reviewed by Indranil5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage for the two of us."

    I think it is more suitable for two rather than four occupants. On arrival the cottage was spotlessly clean. Some lovely walks from the doorstep. We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Lovely views all round and excellent walks, waterfalls and breathtaking scenery wherever you go. We had a great holiday at Old School House.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable for my husband, spaniel and I ."

    There were many beautiful walks in West Witton and beyond from the doorstep. Can’t fault it .

    Reviewed by Velma5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely very comfortable I have only marked down as mattress on single bed too soft but that isa personal preference."

    Covid 19 instructions for leaving clear but could not find the bags too place linen in but this is only a minor issue and we are all still adjusting to the Covid requirements. Overall the cottage was great, position for accessing walks locally was brilliant, village of West Witton very nice and a good pint served in the Fox and Hounds.

    Reviewed by Sara4.1Oct 2020

  • "I highly recommend this cottage and area for a stay in the Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage is homely and very comfortable. West Witton is idyllic and in a location ideal to travel to many other villages and historical places around the Dales. I wrote a diary of what we did during our week away which may give you some ideas for places to go -

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent information provided about the local amenities and places to visit would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2020

  • "West Witton is a lovely village and everyone is very friendly and welcoming."

    Wonderful walking country. The cottage was warm and comfortable and a lovely Christmas hamper was provided.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Dec 2019

  • "Thoroughly pleasant cottage, in a friendly village."

    Reviewed by John David5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage set in a friendly village."

    Great walks straight from the door so easy to take the dog and children out. Very clean and comfortable. Loved the open fire. Lots to do in the area which made our holiday fun and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2019

  • "Owner and staff very helpful and accommodating."

    A clean, comfortable and cosy cottage. Peaceful and central location for exploring the dales.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "Not really."

    It was a delightful cottage in a lovely village in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very lovely cottage and very clean"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage that had everything we could have needed and more besides."

    . Difficult to decide whether to stay in and relax in cottage or go out and about in the glorious dales.. We did both in the end!!! Amazingly clean, and spider free for those who have a spider phobia!!! Didn't want to leave, would recommend this cottage 100%.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very well presented cottage and ideally situated for us to explore The Yorkshire ..."

    Very well presented cottage and ideally situated for us to explore The Yorkshire dales and more, cottage was cozy and comfortable, we will return

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2019

  • "The only and very minor negative was that there was no recycling bin at the cottage; we understand there should have been."

    Hence, we accumulated quite a lot to take home with us.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lounge very small for 4 people cottage ideal for walking but a little quiet for other visitors."

    Handy for a meal At Wensleydale Heifer which is excellent.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jun 2019

  • "A super location for visiting Wensleydale - a very relaxing break."

    Just what we needed - thank you.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (can be linked together to make a small double)
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Temperature controlled electric radiators with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio at rear with garden furniture, with small enclosed garden at front
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 5 mins walk
  • Please note: This property sleeps x3 adults, however is also able to accommodate x2 adults and x2 children.

The property

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main road, in the Wensleydale village of West Witton, is number 10 Old School Close.

With access to the Wensleydale Hiefer gastro pub, just a 2-minute walk away and the Yorkshire Dales right on the doorstep, enjoy a well-earned holiday to go as a couple or for small families.

The entrance hall leads through to the living room, which is flooded by natural light streaming through the bay window.

Wrap yourselves around the warmth of the open fire and use the dining space to eat your home cooked meals at.

The ground floor is complete with a nicely appointed kitchen to the rear and a cloakroom.

Upstairs the master bedroom boasts a king-size double bed with views over the stone-built village and the twin (zip/link) bedroom overlooks the cul-de-sac.

This is the ideal setup for families, couples and friends alike.

They are both served by the family bathroom, where you can refresh under the shower after a day exploring the luscious green countryside and surrounding fells.

The exterior of this cottage benefits off-road parking, a small, enclosed front garden and a rear, enclosed patio, where you can sit out on a warm summer's evening with your favourite tipple.

West Witton enjoys two pubs, one of which is award-winning, along with a well-appointed shop and verdant green.

The commanding ruins of Bolton Castle tower over the surrounding Dales, on the northern fringes of the village.

And nearby, Aysgarth Falls offer lovely woodland walks and cascading waters.

There is so much to see and do in the area, making this an excellent base to choose for your next walking holiday in North Yorkshire.

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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.

Please note: This property sleeps x3 adults, however is also able to accommodate x2 adults and x2 children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas