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East Stonelea

Aysgarth near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 986631)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a really lovely cottage for 2 - 4 people, a very well equipped kitchen and fairly large lounge area, we found it to be immaculate, looks like its been recently refurbished - new carpets and bathroom with an excellent power shower."

    We decided to leave our dog at home with family but wouldn't say the side patio area(only accessible by going out of the front door and then a low gate to the tiny patio area) was a dog friendly area but there are obviously lots of lovely walks to exercise your dog. Lovely friendly pub opposite with pub food, also even more excellent food if you walk a bit further to the Aysgarth Falls hotel up the road. (both dog friendly) Gorgeous area to base yourself for walking and plenty of tea rooms in the vicinity.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2022

  • "Great property, wonderful location, additional extras left including fresh flowers, tea, coffee, biscuits, milk and dog treats were a wonderful surprise and made a great start to what was a wonderful stay."

    The cottage was immaculate, highly recommend to anyone. Thank you for a lovely short break.

    Reviewed by AntoniaJun 2022

  • "Had a great stay at this lovely cottage It was very spacious, Spotlessly clean and nicely maintained."

    It has a great shower and nice fluffy towels. Theres a good pub opposite the house and a coffee shop round the corner, the lounge is comfy and you can get netflix , prime etc on tv. There’s no allocated parking but it was never a problem , We really enjoyed our stay it had everything we needed and would love to return

    Reviewed by SMay 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage loved everything about it."

    Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay in this cosy cottage."

    It was much bigger inside than I thought. Everything was immaculate and the kitchen had everything we needed, we even made homemade pizzas. Would definitely recommend to anyone and will be coming back.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Cottage seemed lovely on the face of it but lacks TLC and attention to detail."

    Bathroom was not cleaned properly and the shower was stuck on an extremely high temperature so we couldn't use it for 2 out of the 3 days we were staying until a plumber eventually came out.Mould around the toilet and shower hose was black rather than silver.TV was not connected to the Internet and there was a fault with the aerial meaning we couldn't watch that for a day and a half until we managed to get the aerial working but still no internet.(no Netflix,Prime etc.) Nice to have dog treats and poo bags left for my zmums dog who came with us,also tea and biscuits but no coffee.Rather the owners had taken the time to put an information pack together instead, especially as we didn't have much time there.Maybe include info about parking, local walks, how to operate appliances etc. No mattress protectors or pillow protectors, bedding ripped, ceiling rose hanging off exposing wires and lots of dust. The stay just felt like the owner had taken our money and didn't care about whether we would have a comfortable stay.Would not recommend staying here and we won't be back. Sykes staff were very helpful and sympathetic,however checks need to be conducted at the property to make sure the issues we had do not reoccur prior to guests staying.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "The house was alot bigger than I thought it looked."

    Very spacious. The bedrooms where mice and big. We arrived about tea time and was cold and wet, they had the heating on and the house was lovely and warm. Fresh flowers in the kitchen. They even put milk in the fridge for us. I completely over packed to stay here, they literally supply you with everything you need. They even left treats for our dog. Ive seen someone moan about ceilings been low, my husband is 6ft 7 its simple really, just duck your down to go through the door. Parking was abit iffy, no allocated place for the car to be left. We left ours behind the church and it was fine.

    Reviewed by KirstyMar 2022

  • "After a rainy, cold, blustery journey we arrived at Stonleigh Cottage."

    The warmth as we entered was very much appreciated. Flowers on the table gave the kitchen a real homely feel. The cottage was immaculate, bedrooms roomy and a brilliant shower.. we were a family of four adults a baby and a dog, the cottage was large enough for us all. We did not experience any of the problems which were mentioned in previous guests reviews. There is a lovely coffee shop a short walk down the lane and a pub across the road and of course Aysgarth Falls. We would recommend Stonleigh Cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "It's a shame this property owner does not have and eye for detail or any understanding of what is acceptable is terms of building maintenance."

    As with a little work it will be a very nice property. There were many issues with this property, ranging from details like, no door mats inside or outside, which resulted in dirt being brought in, this would not be an issue if a mop and bucket had been provided, we had to buy one. The heating stopped working as the system was full of air, the property was very very cold, it's winter after all.... I went round and bled the rads 5 times and it was still not perfect, various bulbs missing and not working, light in front bedroom worked intermittently suggesting an electrical fault. Loads of damp patched on the walls throughout the property, which is a health concern. Low beam and cabinet on stairs but no warning or hazard tape. I found this out the hard way having hit my head... Fridge did not cool much, even on full power. No allocated parking, had to park on the road, garden is unusable due to being tiny and overgrown. No welcome pack detailing local info, services, and property info. A vital thing.... I could go on and on. Owner was very dismissive of any complaints once we finally managed to get hold of them a week after we came home. Then refused a refund, we did eventually get a partial refund of good will once we threatened them with legal action. I recommend any previous guests request a refund too. Then the owner man actually do something about the issues....

    Reviewed by AgneDec 2021

  • "This has the potential to be a really great cottage."

    The location, layout and furnishings were all fine. However there were a few niggles which a bit of TLC could easily improve……damp around the kitchen window and on the living room ceiling, a very grubby looking rug in the living room and the hot water tap in the bathroom didn’t work. In addition there was not welcome folder to inform those hiring the cottage re. how anything worked, bin collection days, local amenities etc. A brilliant base and great local pubs.

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2021

  • "We asked for a deep clean before going into the cottage because of previous reviews ref cleanliness ."

    This was done and the cottage layout comfort was brilliant for us one couple . However there were no bayonet light bulbs in bedroom lights or bedside lights and no spare to put in . The tap in bathroom sink literally trickled out on hot so extremely inconvenient . The shower was great but had nothing to clean it with after each use . We reported the water and bulbs to Sykes who never got back to us we bought some light bulbs and put up with the trickle of water . Outside neede some talc for kerb appeal and the patio but it was November Customer service from Sykes really bad they rang day before we left to ask if owner had been to sort issues out we said no . We are laid back people but the owner and Sykes couldn’t have cared less .the area is beautiful will go back but not to this cottage or through Sykes .

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2021

  • "The cottage was a good size and clean and cosy only disappointment was the shower flooded the bathroom and I had to unblock it from all the hair that had previously built up in the waste pipe."

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "Reasonable cottage but just in need of some TLC."

    Kitchen floor was filthy , cloth black after cleaning because dog spill lapping her drink, Toilet seat loose. Shower - water not draining so standing in 2 inches of water and fearful each time it was going to run out of the shower base. No outside seating area, overgrown and in a very poor state . Luckily we have an elderly dog but not really dog friendly as no garden. Couldnt do more than basic wipe down when leaving as no cleaning products. No bulbs in some of lamps, all a bit tired, wouldnt go back.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "The location is lovely and although on a busy road the property has double glazing so it is not too noticeable."

    The pub across the road is very good and people are very friendly. The beds were clean and comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped. The living room sofas are comfortable There were lots of cobwebs in the cottage in most rooms which I think should have been dealt with and that the rug in the living room is very grubby and there was a smell of dog which was a disappointing. A little more TLC by the turnaround staff would be advantageous However it would not put me off going back

    Reviewed by JillianSep 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent it was clean and comfortable but unfortunately the television was incapapable of showing ordinary tv programs as no Ariel signal was present."

    We had to rely on catch up tv ( itv hub) For the money we paid we did expect the tv to function

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Not dog friendly at all, no garden except an overgrown patio that cannot be accessed from the house as it’s a separate space attached to the side of the house so if the dogs need to go out in the early hours you have to get dressed and walk them no matter what time or what the weather is like as the “garden” was over grown and the furniture rusty."

    Very disappointing will not be visiting again.

    Reviewed by RitaAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely week in the cottage."

    .decieving from the outside ..2 big bedrooms with comfortable beds... bathroom with welcoming shower after a days was good and well room had 2 large comfy sofa's and TV with Netflix ..had no private parking but parked up nearby not a big problem..would love to stay there again

    Reviewed by WayneJun 2021

  • "Fabulous location and great to find a property suitable for 2 couples."

    However, the bathroom door didn't even close, let alone lock so we had to prop the bin against the door to use the facilities. The bathroom tap is still not fixed, previously reported many times. The bathroom mirror was propped up behind the sink rather than hung on the wall and therefore no use to anyone more than 4' tall. In the 2nd bedroom there was no mirror and only 1 towel between 2 people for 7 days. Tried to put the heating on to dry it but the batteries had gone in the heating controller, so we replaced them. In the kitchen the batteries seem to have gone in the clock and the electric bin lid. There were no recycling facilities so everything had to go in the general waste. The living room was comfy but there were some pretty big cobwebs throughout the property and flaking paint. There was another electrical / plumbing fault that required attention but this was fixed.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "Not child friendly, or dog friendly."

    Not as expected. Booked for 3 nights. Stayed 1 night, then left property and booked in somewhere else.

    Reviewed by JonathanMay 2021

  • "A very attractively furnished cottage, very cleanly presented, it was everything we needed for a short break in Wensleydale."

    Reviewed by GillMay 2021

  • "Great location and nice little cottage"

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "The property had not been cleaned before our arrival, everywhere was dusty, the dirty cleaning cloths were left on the bathroom door."

    There were no hand towels provided. There was no information/instructions pack in the cottage. The negative feedback provided last year by previous guests had not addressed - broken washbasin tap, the bottom drawer in the kitchen was full of rubbish which should have been removed. There was a dead spider on the bathroom floor which had been dead for a long time. The floor around the base of the toilet was dirty. There was no welcome pack, not even a pint of milk. Very disappointing. I can provide photos if required.

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful, spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    Everything you would need. Cosy and welcoming after walking in the beautiful Dales. Located close to lovely pubs and walks and good little shop just 5 minutes walk. The only thing I would change would be to have king size beds as bedrooms are plenty big enough to fit. Can’t wait to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location."

    Everything you need for a comfortable home from home stay. Lots of places to visit nearby. Food and drink at both local pubs is great. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd stay in this lovely village and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "Really easy to book , was booking the day before we travelled and cottage was perfect."

    Large lounge, really comfortable bed, fantastic shower, good location, couldn't fault it and we were lucky to find it. Thanks to whoever refurbished it - perfect job. (Kettle lid was broken when we got there but we managed... meant to leave a note but ran out of time).

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "It’s a lovely cottage with good size rooms."

    Its cosy But only 2 logs for the fire. Although the cottage has just been renovated it’s a shame that attention to the finishing details hadn’t been done. Empty paint pots and decorating stuff left behind and hoover bag full and no more bags, hence couldn’t hoover and two big black Labradors with a cream rug! (Which we did try to cover). Still had a good holiday! Locals very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AnnemarieSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    The only one thing that I found difficult with having a large dog at this particular cottage was the lack of garden. There was a very tiny court yard With no grass area at the side of the cottage which you could only get to via the front door which is directly onto a busy road.

    Reviewed by SashaAug 2020

  • "Cottage was very clean inside but there was so much rubbish piled up in/around the bin outside, we weren't able to use the patio area."

    A few things within the cottage were broken (toilet seat, tap in bathroom) which we fixed. The kitchen was well equipped, beds were comfy but there were a few basic things lacking so we wouldn't stay at the cottage again.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2020

  • "We had a great time staying at this gorgeous cottage."

    It was very clean and tidy with everything we needed for our stay. So easy to walk to the falls and a short drive to lots of other attractions. The pub over the road was fab for food and drink and the village itself is beautiful.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "The cottage was super clean, tidy and perfectly presented."

    It is also a stone’s throw form the delightful George and Dragon pub. The living room was cosy and the log burner a real treat. The beds were very comfortable and the shower lovely and warm. It is always the little touches that make a big difference. The towels were fluffy and there were plenty of logs for the fire! I would definitely recommend this cottage and we would love to go back

    Reviewed by JuliaFeb 2020

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, microwave, books, games, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.2 miles, shop within 2 miles
  • Note: This property has low ceilings and a cabinet near the stairs so please take care

The property

Leyburn 7.8 miles.

Nestled within the quaint village of Aysgarth, found within the majestic Yorkshire Dales National Park and a short distance away from the market town of Leyburn is the idyllic terrace cottage, East Stonelea.

This rural hideaway is perfect for a family seeking a refreshing get away from their everyday routines and for those looking to explore the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales with a well-equipped base to come back to each evening.

Pick up local produce from the market square of Leyburn and look forward to rustling up a delicious home-cooked meal within the well-equipped kitchen, with a dining space for gathering your loved ones around to plan the days ahead.

Moving through the property will bring you to spacious sitting room, where the striking red sofas complement the warming woodburning stove, offering a sense of tranquillity as you unwind after an action-packed afternoon.

Venture up the staircase to find two well-presented bedrooms, each boasting a plush double bed, quaint furnishings and views of the village to admire as you wake up each morning.

To the outside you will find an idyllic patio area, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during a balmy evening meal heading to the local pub to enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine after exploring the magnitude of walks which surround the cottage.

A short yet delightful walk will bring you to the Aysgarth Falls which is situated on the River Ure and offers opportunities for walking within an endearing woodland setting or to the village of Carperby.

Venture slightly further afield to brush up on the local history by spending time at Bolton Castle, Middleham Castle and The Forbidden Corner, where you can spend an afternoon exploring the statues and unique buildings.

Alternatively, head into Leyburn where you will find a vast array of amenities with breath-taking views of the surroundings to admire.

East Stonelea is a superb base for a family seeking to explore the delights of this corner of the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location


Richmond 7 miles.

Dominated by its large market square, which still boasts a lively Friday market, the bustling town of Leyburn is known as the ‘Gateway to Wensleydale’, with beautiful views from its western edge across the Dale. The town has much to offer with its many craft shops, galleries and tea rooms. There are many lovely walks for all abilities in this beautiful area, as well as delightful villages to explore. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, notably the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, and of course the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas