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Middleham, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property."

    We all had a wonderful week. Wonderful hosts, thank you so much for making us feel so welcome

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Would be better if the beds had matteress toppers ,for older clients who have joint and back problems,as the beds felt very firm."

    Very noticable when you have them at home and then not in your holiday home.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday home with everything you could want."

    Hilary & Roger could not have been more helpful. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage and location were just perfect."

    The owners go out of their way to ensure everything you need is provided and is of a high standard. Thank you Roger and Hilary for your care and attention to detail. A wonderful place to have a comfortable and relaxing break

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Jun 2022

  • "Well equipped with ample space."

    Beautiful far reaching views from the reception rooms. Just a short walk to the village centre and pubs. Walks into to the countryside from the property with other dales walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely property situated in a beautiful area of North Yorkshire and with breathtaking views of green fields, sheep and horses."

    The house is spacious and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need in the well appointed kitchen. It was good to meet the owner who lives nearby and is extremely obliging. We enjoyed some lovely walks from the village and would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2022

  • "A five star property in a five star location - couldn't ask for anything more."

    (and the weather was perfect!!)

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2022

  • "The owner was most helpful both before and during our stay."

    The house was warm and welcoming with excellent facilities. An ensuite bathroom for each bedroom was an added bonus. The downstairs utility was perfect for drying muddy boots and wet walking gear. There was ample parking space and the views from the living and dining rooms were incredible. Middleham was so interesting with the beautiful race horses, the nearby gallops, the castle and great walks in every direction.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a lovely village."

    Really exceeded expectations and hope to return next year!

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were given a very warm welcome by the hosts on arrival, they were also on hand throughout our stay should we have needed anything."

    We had a lovely time whilst staying at Beningborough, the cottage is extremely well presented with super facilities, it has everything you need to make for a very comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beningborough was perfect for our family group!"

    The owners were welcoming and easy to contact. It was well equipped and we had everything we needed. We used the downstairs room as a playroom for the children and loved the views from the sitting room. Middleham was a great base to visit Wensleydale from. All in all a fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in the village of Middleham, a short walk from the castle, pubs and village shop."

    It was perfect for our family get together and slept 10 comfortably. We went for walks in the Dales every day, which were outstanding and also found plenty of places for wild swimming. Will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "The pictures on the website do not do this house justice."

    All equipment provided in the kitchen which made for an easy stay for eight people. Fantastic location with incredible views. Middleham is a great location and the house is minutes from the main square with the constant stream of racehorses as well as really good pubs. Very helpful owners all added to the positive experience.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Dec 2019

  • "Welcoming hosts."

    Great location- lots of places to visit locally and easy access to places further afield. A downstairs toilet would have been nice as we had somebody using the downstairs room.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Aug 2019

  • "Amazing holiday home, the photos do not do it justice, will definitely be back to this one"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beninborough Cottage is in a quiet corner of a delightful village, Middleham, which is nonetheless well served with pubs, restaurants and an excellent all purpose shop/newsagent and off-licence."

    For a party of six with ages ranging from 9 to 77, it proved to be an excellent base for a holiday; easy access to the Lightwater Valley and the Forbidden Corner, pleasant and easy pottering opportunities for the older members, not to mention Middleham Castle [childhood home of Richard III] in the village itself, Jervaulx Abbey a few miles away, and excellent shopping in Leyburn. The cottage itself has a stunning view across the dales and is far enough from the roads to be utterly peaceful. Watch out, too, for the grey squirrels in the garden. The cottage is a splendid facility; four large and comfortable bedrooms, all ensuite, all with tv sets, a very large lounge with a marvellous picture window, a dining area with the same view, and another lounge area in the very well-equipped kitchen. The induction hob on the oven was a novelty, but the instructions got us past that potential difficulty; and there is a laundry room with a freezer on the ground floor. It is simply not possible to fault the facilities on any score. More than that, the proprietors, Hilary and Roger, were very helpful and kind. Hilary waited in for us for over an hour when we got lost on the way there; we needed a blender for use in the kitchen and they loaned us one, and they were understanding about an accidental breakage as well. We take cottage holidays because they suit our circumstances, in particular the widely differing needs of a very extended family. Beninborough Cottage met those needs perfectly and we had a wonderful time. Christopher [aged 9} says: "I thought it was a lovely cottage, and I would love to stay there for years."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great views from a lovely cottage."

    We had a fabulous holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our time in this cottage. There is lots to do in the area and a warm cottage to go back to, that had plenty of room. The only downside was the drive being quite narrow with quite a hump to go over at the start, but a slow drive at the right angle was all that was necessary.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2017

  • "Beningborough was extremely well equipped and comfortable."

    Just a few minutes from the centre of the village and ideal for touring the Dales. The owners were very helpful in giving us places to visit and eat. Our party of 8 adults really enjoyed the week we stayed there.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and very friendly helpful owners."

    Stunning location and views, very comfortable beds. Kitchen equipt with everything you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by Kerryanne4.8Aug 2017

  • "I really liked the search facility at Sykes which allowed me to use a filter for pet free holiday homes; a lot of companies only allow you to filter for pet friendly homes."

    Communication with Sykes was also good. The property we stayed in was excellent. It is, as described, an outstanding barn conversion on the edge of the pretty village of Middleham, with beautiful views of the Yorkshire Dales. The location was perfect for walking in the dales. The village has a good village store and good pubs, as well as the attractive castle ruins. The house was clean, modern and spacious and the owners, next door, were friendly and welcoming. Our three teenage children loved having their own double beds and en-suite bathrooms and were pleased we had wifi. We highly recommend the holiday house.

    Reviewed by Marie4.8Aug 2017

  • "The setting and views are wonderful."

    The local Richard III pub has excellent food and take away as well. The village is lovely and seeing the horses going out each day is an added attraction.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jul 2017

  • "Hosts Roger and Hillary were so pleasant and helpful very friendly and welcoming."

    The house itself was beautiful with fabulous views and it was in an excellent location. Would highly recommend this holiday home and would love to return.

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic location."

    Beautifully equipped.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2017



    Reviewed by Maralyn5.0Mar 2017

  • "Roger, was very helpful with recommending restaurants and even booked one for our first night."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fabulous hospitality; thank you"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2016

  • "Great owners, Rodger was there for any thing we needed."

    its the third cottage I have rented in north Yorkshire and my first time to rent from sykes, both places prior to this cottage were damp and smelly, not this one. I will most definitely be renting this home again. maggie (Margaret Wallace) Toronto

    Reviewed by Maggie4.8Sep 2016

  • "Lovely place to stay, the barn has everything you could need, is done up to a high standard and the owner friendly and helpful."

    Great views and beautiful area. Lovely village and good food in the local pub. Would not hesitate to come back here.

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Aug 2016

  • "Even though in the centre of Middleham it feels as if you are out in the countryside."

    The views are spectacular and the owners could not have been more helpful. If you are up early in the morning you can see the racehorses going off for training. negative and that is that there is only one frying pan at the property.nly oneO

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms with TV: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, sitting area (seats 5) and conservatory dining area (seats 8)
  • Utility
  • First floor sitting room (seats 7) with woodburner
  • Ground floor sitting room (seats 4) with two sofa beds.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, 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
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Spacious gardens and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 mins 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
  • Note: No stag/hen
  • Note: Logs will be provided between November 2020 and March 2021
  • This property sleeps 10, however party size should be 8 adults and 2 children. Please note: The property can not accommodate charging cars at the property

The property

This outstanding stone-built, barn conversion sits in a secluded and unspoilt countryside location just three minutes' walk from the ever-popular Wensleydale town of Middleham.

Set amongst beautiful Dales countryside, this Middleham cottage provides ideal accommodation for families and groups of friends to get away from it all and enjoy country living at its finest.

Fully renovated, the current owners have developed this Middleham cottage to a very good standard, with modern styling and comfort throughout, and yet retaining much of the character and charm of the original dwelling.

Individually styled and furnished, the accommodation is mainly based on the first floor to take advantage of the views across the garden to the fields and woodland.

The open plan living area on the first floor features a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen with a central island, a lovely sitting area and a dining area in the adjoining conservatory, meaning this Middleham cottage offers plenty of space to relax and unwind, and is wonderful for getting together and spending quality time in each other’s company.

And with the main sitting room boasting a cosy woodburner, there’s a comfortable welcome guaranteed.

Exuding style and character throughout, there are four spacious bedrooms, all providing en-suite facilities and excellent flexible sleeping arrangements with judicious use of zip/link beds, to cater for a variety of parties.

Spacious and bright, this is a first-class holiday home in a wonderful location, providing families and friends with the ideal base to explore this wonderful area.

Outside, there is a two-tier garden providing an ideal location for sitting out, opening a bottle and enjoying the evening sunshine after a long day walking.

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 castle next door.

Superb walking can be enjoyed locally by those after a more active break, and the market towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes are all within easy reach, great for guests who like discovering individual and unique gift shops.

For those looking for a luxurious holiday with friends or family, this outstanding, Middleham cottage will be sure to impress.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 905077, together they sleep 14.

This property sleeps 10, however, the party size should be 8 adults and 2 children

Please note: The property can not accommodate charging cars at the property.

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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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This property sleeps 10, however, the party size should be 8 adults and 2 children

Please note: The property can not accommodate charging cars at the property.