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The Gatehouse

(Ref. 905077)

Middleham, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Rodger made us very welcome and as he lived next door was able to help with minor problems as they occurred."

    Very conveniently situated in the heart of the village and very quiet.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2023

  • "07/7/23 Loved the cottage very clean and everything you needed big walk in showers nice courtyard garden to sit in."

    Rodger the host very nice man cottage is located realy well near pubs shops and walks we caught the local bus a few times.stop just up the road to Richmond Leyburn Ripon. Forbidden corner well worth a visit even for adults. hawes is a lovely place to visit we had a fantastic stay thankyou rodger

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were disappointed that you had enter a bedroom to use the toilet where other people were sleeping"

    As described on Sykes website, The Gatehouse has 2 ensuite bedrooms, each ensuite has a shower, hand basin & toilet. Considering there were only 2 guests in the party & both bedrooms were used, why were both bathrooms not used? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.1Jun 2023

  • "The Gatehouse was a great location for our holiday."

    It was especially good for us to be in a small town as we live really rural with no nearby facilities, so we enjoyed two minutes to the shops and ten seconds to the pub. The castle was only a few minutes away too which was great. The house was very comfortable and cosy with most things you are likely to need. The showers were excellent, with easy to control temperature and a good forceful drenching. The rooms were spacious and well presented and the beds were comfortable. The only niggle was the hit and miss internet and dreadful sound quality of the telly. This was a very nice holiday with lots near by. I would return.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2023

  • "An amazing cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales."

    Hilary and Rodger are amazing hosts. They really could not do enough for you. We had the best stay ever. Thank you

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

  • "The accommodation was exactly as billed."

    Comfortable, will good quality fixtures and fittings and very well located in the Dales. Rodger was kindly, knowledgeable and discreet as a host. We are very happy to recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners of a comfortable, cosy, well located cottage in a lively historic village at the centre of Coverdale, a picturesque area with a variety of excellent walks and welcoming old coal fired inns serving good ales with a range of eating from tasty, filling grub to more sophisticated dining experiences."

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Mar 2023

  • "What a fabulous place to stay."

    My sister and I loved the Gatehouse....immaculately clean, perfectly furnished, quiet and just a two minute stroll to the centre of the village. Wonderfully warm and cosy with safe parking. Hilary and Roger are the perfect hosts....very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and superb location with so much to see in the area and not ..."

    Lovely cottage and superb location with so much to see in the area and not forgetting the great hosts, can highly recommend

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious and very comfortable accommodation in a cute village."

    Very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a really great time."

    Very convenient but still quiet location. Everything at the property was excellent.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed the location of the property, it provided easy access to The Dales and various other attractions."

    At first sight the property seemed great but closer inspection revealed it needed a deep clean and some other attention. We left a detailed list of matters we noticed for the owner as he wasn’t present when we left. The owner was very helpful and provided information regarding walks and local facilities - good pubs! He also carried our cases for us which was much appreciated and left us a bottle of wine.

    Thank you for your feedback We do take all customers comments very seriously The comments you made regarding cleanliness are very out of character for the house. We do usually score 100% in this area so this has surprised us. Our cleaners are spot on and make sure that everything is cleaned on changeover ready for the next guests. We did see you at the start of the holiday, several times during your stay and on the morning of your departure and nothing was mentioned to us when we checked if everything was ok. We are on hand to help with any issues during the stay and noticing is too much trouble to ensure our guests enjoy their holidays Thank you for saying that you would return to the cottage in the future. We are glad that you liked the local area and the pub. We do live i a lovely part of the world Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline2.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in Middleham with lots to do and see in North Yorkshire."

    Hosts welcoming and ensured our stay was comfortable. Middleham has a castle and 4 pubs - all offering food and drink, also boasting a village shop which was handy. Would definitely return to this lovely part of Middleham.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Convenient and quiet location."

    Owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property excellent location Congenial owners had a great holiday"

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent holiday."

    Excellent host. Had a couple of issues that were sorted out promptly

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great stay at the Gatehouse, Roger and Hilary were very helpful and welcoming and prepared to go the extra mile."

    Thank you both

    Reviewed by Antony4.7Sep 2021

  • "We found the cottage very dark."

    Reviewed by Gillian3.1Sep 2021

  • "It felt like a home, not a holiday cottage - we cannot give higher praise than that."

    Our hosts did everything we asked to help, along with excellent local knowledge and advice.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, warm welcome."

    Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything spot on."

    Lovely cottage well equipped in a fabulous location. Owners very friendly and helpful. Wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very comfortable and clean ."

    Shop and pubs very nearby as is some glorious countryside

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our stay at The Gatehouse was lovely in every way a beautiful cottage in a great location the owners there to greet us and make sure we had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Aug 2020

  • "The personal welcome by Roger was much appreciated and the information he imparted was First class."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2020

  • "Hosts insisted on carrying all our baggage in when it was pouring down, couldn’t fault the property, nice bottle of wine waiting for us."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Oct 2019

  • "A very comfortable property, beautiful kitchen, nice bedrooms both with good en-suites, and a lovely spacious sitting room upstairs."

    Some cottages skimp on the heating, not this one, toasty!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at the Gatehouse."

    Perfect location in a really lovely village. The locals are friendly and the walks are awesome. Especially loved the Gallops, outstanding scenery and the added bonus of seeing racehorses training. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2019

  • "Thank you, great location, very close to all amenities in a small wonderful, yet vibrant town."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Gate House is in the perfect location for the Dales."

    The owners couldn’t do enough for us. The accommodation was fully stocked with everything we needed. We will definitely return if they’ll have us!

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very helpful hosts clean roomy cottage good location for dales"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house was lovely and the owners really nice and very helpful."

    The house was well equipped and situated in a lovely village with good amenities. Middleton is easy to get to and was well situated to have easy access to go out and about exploring the area. We would certainly go back to The Grove.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0May 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in our favourite location."

    Never knew this little gem was hidden in the market square. The owners are friendly and helpful. Even though the weather was not good, we managed to fit in a long walk each day and enjoy our acommodation each evening. Another plus was seeing Le Toure of Yorkshire on Sunday. We will certainly return to The Coach House later this year! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2019

  • "The Gatehouse was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners were very helpful.The location was excellent with lovely walks all around and pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in Middleham , the owners of the Gatehouse were very welcoming and helpful in telling us what to do in the Yorkshire Dales plus a very welcoming bottle of wine."

    Comfortable accommodation in the centre of the village. Would totally recommend Sykes.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2018

  • "Apart from an excellent property the location was first class"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2018

  • "We had a great welcome from Rodger, the owner."

    He showed us round this delightful cottage. We had a wonderful week there and some excellent meals out nearby in the square.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, good access to the village which has a general shop, pubs serving food and some beautiful walks."

    It is really hard to find accommodation to suit two couples, this has two double bedrooms and two en suites, it is very well equipped - everything you want for a long weekend away.

    Reviewed by June4.8Oct 2017

  • "A friendly welcome and tour of the property by the owner."

    The cottage was very warm and comfortable. It is close to pubs and restaurants. There are several walks from the door.Also there is a bus service to Leyburn, Richmond and Ripon. Wi-fi performed well.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2017

  • "The accommodation was well equipped, very clean and well maintained."

    It is in a good location with 4 local pubs serving food. There are great walks in the local area. The owner was very welcoming and told us about things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2017

  • "The Gatehouse was a perfect holiday cottage, great location, spotlessly clean, comfortable, everything you would hope for."

    The owners were very friendly & helpful, & a complimentary bottle of wine was a welcome, lovely touch. Would definitely go there again

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean with a great location and the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Would definitely recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2016

  • "Rodger was very nice and helpful with local information."

    The Cottage was brilliant and being in a village made all he difference for us. As we were pretty central we could get out and about without too much driving.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Iron, ironing board and hair dryer
  • 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
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 1 min 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: Logs will be provided between November 2020 and March 2021
  • Note: Short break bookings must start or end on a Friday

The property

An outstanding, stone-built, semi-detached cottage, a former gatehouse located just off the main market square in Middleham, famous for its horse racing connections.

Bright and stylish throughout, this fully renovated Middleham cottage is perfect for a romantic holiday or family break.

With an unusual but effective upside down layout, this Dales cottage features a spacious first floor sitting room with lovely views, a cosy woodburner and solid wood floor, making it a cosy, homely space to watch the changing seasons outside, whilst tucked up in front of the roaring fire.

The ground floor boasts a beautiful modern kitchen with dining area, and two delightful bedrooms, both with stylish en-suite facilities.

This is a first-class Middleham holiday home for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy fine country living and beautiful walks, including the nearby Gallops and Penhill.

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 historic castle, just a two-minute walk.

The nearby village of West Witton boasts an award-winning gastropub and is well worth a visit.

Explore nearby Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive, visit the famous Aysgarth Falls or take a ride on the Wensleydale Railway.

A superb Middleham cottage, ideal for a romantic break, a touring base to explore Wensleydale, or somewhere to just relax and enjoy the many delights of this ever-popular area.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 90578, together they sleep 14.

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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 offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas