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Prospect House

(Ref. 943074)

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed a week in this huge and very quirky house just 100yds from the beautiful village square of the lovely Middleham."

    Been visiting for over 30 years and definitely one of the comfiest houses we have stayed in. It also had the added bonus of a lovely garden where we managed to catch some late summer sun. Five of us stayed there very comfortably, wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2023

  • "Paula is a very good host and communicated very well."

    She was very helpful when I asked for recommendations of where to eat. The house was spacious enough for the four of us and has a lovely garden. We were lucky with the hot weather in September and could sit outside until the sun went down. The house was very clean and well equipped. It is in a great location in the centre of Middleham, close to pubs and a restaurant. The food at The Tack Room, a couple of minutes walk away, is excellent! Highly recommended. Prospect House is a great base for walking in the Dales.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location for exploring the Dales house was comfortable and plenty of room and well equipped."

    For days in could do with TV but not an issue for us.

    Hi, glad you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry the TV's weren't working, but had you made me aware of this I would have endeavoured to have rectified the problem as soon as possible. I hope the problem didn't spoil your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2023

  • "Lovely warm very well equipt house."

    Has everything you need for a stress free break. Also a good base if you want to travel to the local sites.

    Reviewed by Sheryl5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Prospect House."

    The house had all the equipment needed and the furnishings very comfortable especially the beds. Only downside was the difficulty of climbing into the shower. A handrail would have been useful. It was too difficult to actually have a bath. A walk in shower would be a definite benefit. The owner was very helpful when we had a small problem with the tv. The garden was a really nice space to sit in the sunshine. Would recommend to anyone and would come again.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Prospect House."

    The cottage is easy to find and conveniently located in the centre of Middleham with lots of places to explore, even just walking out the door. It was a pleasant bonus to also be in a racing town, as we enjoyed watching the horses from the stable next door going to and from the gallops. The house itself is well kept and presented, with a lovely garden space. It was our first stay in Yorkshire and we already would go back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Spacious and comfortable cottage in an historic village."

    Lovely garden for play and relaxing. Provided a great base to explore the Dales.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at prospect house and it didn't disappoint."

    We had a great week exploring the Dale's in this comfy house .

    Reviewed by Janet4.4May 2022

  • "Everything you would need and if it’s not there the owner will sort it straight away, would definitely recommend, good location."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very helpful and welcoming owner."

    Clean, warm, comfortable and well-equipped. Only negatives were the barking dogs next door and the challenge of climbing in and out of a bath tub to take a shower.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    The place was extremely clean and we had a lovely stay. We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely clean comfortable house in the middle of this vibrant village ."

    The house is very well equipped although at the time of our stay there was no TV Reception due to a problem with the local transmitter which had been ongoing for 4 weeks .. While this was not the fault of the owner I think it should have been flagged up on the site , we didn't find out until two days before arrival when we rang for the key details . Apart from this we had a great few days and would definitely recommend the house .

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2021

  • "The house is fantastic."

    So well equipped and the owner was super helpful. People should be aware that the neighbour has 5 dogs so if you are frightened of dogs it's good to check they're not outside when you walk out the back door. The lack of an extra toilet was a problem a couple of times. This definitely would not put us off renting this house again.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Aug 2021

  • "House lovli."

    . Dissaponted oven did not work.. As we like to cook family meals and its cheaper then eating out all the time... Minor thing but no tin opener.. We took alot of tins as a family of six... TV

    Thank you for your feedback, I can confirm that the oven is in working order, but had been put onto automatic mode, if you had advised me while you were there, I would have been more than happy to attend and sort this for you. I do take all feedback on board and the property now has a tin opener. Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina3.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a really nice stay and thought Middleham was a great base for exploring Wensleydale and Swaledale."

    The cottage was pleasant and clean with a well appointed kitchen. Electric shower is v good, although the fixed splash guard meant it wasn’t easy to wash small children in the bath. A good high chair and cot were provided on request. Property is easy to find but on a few occasions we found we weren’t able to park directly outside the property. It took us a couple of days to find the washing machine in an outbuilding. As advertised, there was a bit of noise from the road and stables next door, but we didn’t find this a problem.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean in a great location."

    Extremely comfortable beds. Everything we needed for a great stay in Middleham.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2021

  • "The tv was not working in the living room and the owner failed to fix it during our stay."

    Also the cottage has overnight heating which I found far too warm (especially in May)and we weren't able to turn this off. Yes I was able to open a window but with the noise of the horses and the church clock it was difficult to sleep. Unfortunately this spoilt my stay. Otherwise the cottage was clean and well equipped and in a beautiful location

    I'm sorry to read your review of your 3 nights stay. As you know, an engineer did come out the following morning and fixed the TV. Regarding the heating, they are night storage heaters that charge during the night. Once switched off they won't charge the following night, as instructed. The house is located in a popular horse racing town, for that same reason attracts many visitors. I'm sorry you felt this spoilt your stay and hope this won't discourage you from visiting again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie3.4May 2021

  • "Prospect House is positioned perfectly in Middleham so that you can access and see all that goes on."

    The stables over the road areba hive of activity and our children loved seeing the horses every morning. The house itself is comfortable, clean and warm. It is spacious and the beds were great. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting out in the sun. The surrounding village is packed full of history and the pubs in the village do great food. The Black Bull has a limited menu but the food is amazing and the service is great. The Richard III has a wider menu - we had the cheese platter. Very nice. At both pubs they did childrens portions of most meals. Great beers too! Outside of the village we travelled to Leyburn, Hawes and Aysgarth falls. Beautiful. Prospect house is a great base for the Yorkshire dales or just chilling out and eating! What's not to like?!?

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely well furnished house, with big rooms and the added bonus of a garden with a seated area."

    The local shop, tea room and pubs are within walking distance. Watching the magnificent racehorses every day is a delight, and the sights, towns and villages of Wensleydale all within easy reach, make for a special break. Many thanks to Paula, for making sure everything went well.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "Location of the cottage was excellent."

    Easy walking to the moor and to the local pubs! Watching the racehorses pass by the cottage on their way to exercise on the moors, was an added bonus. Lots of nearby attractions, all a short drive or a walk away. The Edwardian rock garden in Aysgarth was a hidden gem. Communication with Paula was excellent and the whole experience was easy, comfortable and without any issues. This is my second booking with Sykes and pleased to say this one went as smoothly as the first one!

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jul 2020

  • "Loved the log burner."

    Kitchen was spacious. Bedrooms were big. The town was very pretty. Great to see race horses out and about. The only negatives were: 1. Hot water ran out after 3 showers on first morning. 2. Front door was hard to shut.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Nov 2019

  • "Location is fantastic house is lovely very cosy Middleham itself for racing ..."

    Location is fantastic house is lovely very cosy Middleham itself for racing enthusiastic just brilliant couldn't ask for anything better loved it all

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very spacious cottage, clean and well stocked."

    Host very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great holiday cottage everything you could need ."


    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely big house and friendly, helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is set in the lovely village of middleham on the edge of the Dale's."

    We had a warm welcome and provided with some recommendations on where to go and explore as well as eat. The cottage itself is lovely and has a private back garden area. We had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "A great location for exploring."

    Highly recommend this cottage for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Apr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our New Year break with friends but a few things could be better."

    Although we knew that there was only one bathroom it was challenging at times for 6 adults in the house! :-/ The cottage could have been cleaner and it appeared it had not been deep cleaned for some time. The grill had not been cleaned from the last visitors, the bedrooms were in need of a proper vacuuming and dusting and to top it all there was a pair of worn men's boxer shorts left on the top bedroom floor from the last visitors! :-( The check out time is 10am and the check in time is not until 3pm so 5 hours should be more than sufficient time for a proper clean. All in all it is in a great spot in a wonderful village!

    Many thanks for your feedback and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your break. We apologise that our cleaner had missed the dirty grill pan and an item of clothing from a previous guest. You can see from our feedback on the website that this was a 'one off'. When we show guests into the property we do advise them to contact us with any issues as we are always on hand to help if needed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie2.5Dec 2018

  • "Nothing at all, cottage was very good."

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Oct 2018

  • "Prospect House is very spacious with a beautiful private garden that is good for relaxing."

    The cottage has everything you need for a holiday and the location is ideal for access to Middleham village square.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2018

  • "We were met at the property by the owner."

    She was very friendly and gave us lots of advise re the local area and how to use things in the house. The house was clean and comfortable for our young family weekend break. The garden was a great space to use. We really enjoyed our time here

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2018

  • "The owner of the cottage was out of the country at the time of the rental."

    Instead of providing the appropriate telephone of the person looking after the cottage to arrange for key collection, we were given the owners details in the reminder email a week before the rental period. This problem was resolved but it was Sykes responsibility to give the correct information.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Mar 2018

  • "We had great time."

    the cottage was very close to pubs and it was a treat to see the horses going for their gallop every morning. the people in the village were very friendly.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a brilliant time, and the accommodation was lovely, the only downside side was it is quite far from big attractions, we had a ten year old and a four year old who got a little bored but it was peaceful and relaxing and just what us adults needed!"

    Reviewed by Nina4.6Dec 2017

  • "The property was amazing, it was extremely comfortable and the location was perfect for our exploration of the Dales!"

    The owner was very nice and welcoming, we had a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2017

  • "Cosy , clean and every thing perfect"

    Reviewed by Fergus5.0Mar 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car and roadside parking on nearby market square
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property may have some road associated noise due to location
  • Please note: This property is let for holiday purposes only and does not accept contractors or labourers

The property

A delightful Grade II listed terraced cottage in the popular market town of Middleham.

Set over three floors, the character of this old building is showcased with original features such as exposed beams and stonework.

This large property is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a relaxing countryside break in a charming town on the outskirts of the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

On the ground floor, the spacious kitchen diner complete with sofas to lounge on, is at the heart of this impressive cottage and provides a wonderful space to socialise and enjoy food and drink together.

For those of the group who would like to break away, the sitting room is the ideal spot to relax in front of the woodburning stove and put your feet up while watching one of your favourite shows.

On the first floor you will find two inviting bedrooms, one double and one twin.

The floor is complete with a family bathroom.

Hidden away up on the second floor, the large master bedroom awaits, providing peace and quiet from the rest of the cottage.

Outside, the private garden is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy alfresco dining or simply a drink as you take in the fresh country air.

A short stroll from the doorstep brings you to Middleham’s amenities, with local eateries and excellent old pubs nearby.

On the idyllic main street you will often see horses riding past, as there are many stables in and around the town centre.

You will also find a fascinating 12th century castle, where you can pay a small fee to enter and relive the castle’s illustrious history.

A five minute drive will also bring you to the neighbouring town of Leyburn, where you will find a busier high street, full of bakeries, pubs, cafes and also a local supermarket.

Also in Leyburn is The Forbidden Corner, a 4-acre garden with a labyrinth of tunnels, follies and other surprises.

Slightly further afield you will find Hawes, where you can visit the Dales Countryside Museum.

Other attractions in the area include the Wensleydale Creamery, Jervaulx Abbey and Aysgarth Falls. With the Yorkshire Dales waiting to be explored, this charming Middleham cottage is a perfect holiday base for families looking for that well-earned break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Please note: This property is let for holiday purposes only and does not accept contractors or labourers

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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