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Middlesmoor near Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Dissapointed with the cleanliness of the cottage, we only found the undercounter fridge on the day of leaving and it was clear it had not been cleaned in a long time."

    There was milk in the bottom compartment with mould on top, also leftover beer from the previous stay (many emails sent making it clear to take belongings with you). When we first arrived it was extremely cold, we had a 6 month old baby and a 3 year old with us. Would have been nice for the cottage owner to turn heating on low an hour or so before our arrival to make the cottage more welcoming, as it took hours to warm up. There was mould in most window corners. It smelt of damp and generally foisty, the Reed diffusers that were around the cottage were again mouldy as I assume had been on display that long, and weren’t actually giving off a smell. No sufficient supply to keep fire going throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Molly2.5Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful setting, equipped with everything you need for a "home from home" holiday."

    The cottage was very spacious and comfortable. The pub across the road serves great food and the locals are friendly and helpful. There are shops/supermarkets in nearby Pateley Bridge, just a short drive away. It was nice to meet our host who popped over to make sure everything was ok. Would love to come back in better weather to explore further and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful location with superb views opposite local pub and hotel."

    Manoevring our car into the allocated parking space next to the cottage was always a challenge! The unsolved challenge was how do you get the lid off the kettle!

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Sep 2023

  • "Sandholme was a lovely cottage, Middlesmoor the perfect location for us to step away from the madness and drink in our surroundings breath fresh air and let the 2year old and 6 year old Grand children run and play ."

    The cottage was very spacious and homely. The owner was very pleasant and offered her local knowledge and information. There were a couple of issues we raised with her on the morning of departure. Over all we had a really enjoyable stay the Cottage suited us as the weather was mostly rain but there was plenty of rooms to relax in. I would highly recommend Sandholme and hope to return .

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely long weekend, the cottage was comfy and clean, owner was lovely and very helpful thank you."

    Highly recommended and great value for money

    Reviewed by Jaimie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a lovely family time in a very pretty setting and the cottage was quite charming."

    Would go there again.

    Reviewed by Judy4.4Sep 2022

  • "The property is ideally located in a beautiful village, perfect for isolation and a peaceful break."

    There are loads of walks around with stunning views and a great pub over the road with friendly local staff and people. The cottage itself served all our needs for a great family holiday with small children and the wood burning fire makes for a lovely homely touch. Our host met us on arrival and was an extremely pleasant lady, who welcomed us very well and explained everything for us. She even kindly left 3 Easter eggs out for our children, lovely woman.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    We had a marvellous time there.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4Feb 2022

  • "More remote than initially realised though stunningly beautiful and would definitely return"

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Feb 2022

  • "Much better than expected, fabulous location."

    The house was full of surprises with plenty of room and facilities. Friendly pub across the road and magnificent views. We will be returning

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were greeted with lit fires in both rooms in this very clean and comfortable cottage set in a fantastic location at the end of the road."

    We went for the walking and were not at all disappointed.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7May 2021

  • "Good location for walking, road to Pateley Bridge daunting the first time we drove it but by the time we left it was easy!"

    Lovely friendly pub opposite the cottage

    Reviewed by Heather4.1Oct 2020

  • "The location of this cottage was brilliant and the surrounding countryside was magical."

    The hosts were very helpful and we had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Aug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • 1 x family room with a double and a single bed Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with double sofa bed and open fire
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating - heaters in every room, woodburning stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire and stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.7 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Pets need to be kept downstairs
  • Note: Check-in time is 4pm.

The property

Set in the quiet village of Middlesmoor, near the market town of Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire, this end-terrace cottage provides the perfect base from which to explore the Nidderdale AONB and the glorious Yorkshire countryside, whilst being in close proximity to the spa town of Harrogate.

Sandholme is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting to get out and explore the variety of landscapes available to them from this enviable North Yorkshire location.

The property has off-road parking for one vehicle and a public car-park in the village.

The front of the cottage is filled with colourful flora, welcoming you inside.

Entering the property, you will find the living/dining room with two sofas, 1 a bed sofa for two nestled around the cosy open fire, great for relaxing and keeping toasty warm in the evenings, while the wall-mounted TV above provides entertainment.

The dining area has seating for six with a spare table and chairs also provided in the snug, and is a great spot to enjoy meals together or plan for the following day's activities.

The spacious kitchen with grey cabinets and sleek marble units includes all the amenities you'll need to conjure up delicious home-cooked meals during your stay, while the large window allows in plenty of natural light, giving the room a bright and airy feel.

The snug is the perfect retreat to escape with a book or just for a moment with your thoughts, with a sofa and cosy woodburning stove to curl up in front of.

Heading upstairs, you will find four bedrooms, three doubles, all with ample storage and carpeted floors, giving them a cosy feel, all bedroom showcasing beautifully crafted wooden bedside tables, and a further single bedroom, ideal for children.

The spacious family bathroom completes the layout, with contemporary decor, a bath with shower over so you can decide how you wish to begin each day, and a window allowing in lots of light.

Outside is a patio area where your four-legged companion can stretch its legs and you can enjoy some fresh air with a morning coffee.

Pateley Bridge, once voted the best high street in the UK, you won't be short of shops to indulge at, as well as delicious eateries, a selection of pubs and charming cobbled alleys to explore, you can even grab some sweet treats from England's oldest sweet shop.

Explore your envious surroundings in the Nidderdale AONB, a protected wildlife area where you can enjoy endless glorious walks, encompassing rolling hills and a variety of colourful flora.

Harrogate is within driving distance, a well-known spa town with plenty of history and heritage, its Turkish Baths and Royal Pump Room Museum are well worth visiting, as is the RHS Garden Harlow Carr and Valley Gardens Harrogate, for those who prefer to be in nature, exploring diverse gardens and natural landscapes.

Visit the SSSI and National Trust-owned Brimham Rocks, an outcrop of Millstone Grit formed over 300 million years ago, which have been weather-eroded over time into incredible shapes.

With so much to see and do nearby, Sandholme is the perfect retreat to return to each day after exploring your incredible rural Yorkshire surroundings.

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About the location


Grassington 10.5 miles; Ripon 11.8 miles; Harrogate 14.5 miles.

Pateley Bridge, voted Great Britain's Best Village High Street in 2016, is a charming Dales town nestled in the steep-sided valley of the River Nidd. Quaint little alleys and yards off the steep main street house many interesting shops offering a wide range of unusual gifts and mementos, plenty of places to eat and drink, two award-winning butchers, a fishmongers, a bakery and the oldest sweet shop in England. Pateley Bridge is well known for its prize-winning floral displays, whilst the nearby leisure centre incorporates a swimming pool and the riverside park with children's play area is not to be missed. Also worth a visit are the town’s Craft Workshops and the award-winning Nidderdale Museum - a lively collection of displays illustrating all aspects of Dales life in the past. Up and downstream, the Nidd Valley offers excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas