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Hope Cottage

West Witton near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 969608)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay, spacious clean comfortable cottage."

    Lovely little, peaceful village. Nice walks, close to market towns and sightseeing hotspots.

    Reviewed by JillJun 2022

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely couple of nights in Hope cottage."

    It is sweet and charming and had all that you need plus extra homely touches like a made up fire reqdy to light and welcome biscuits and wine. We were able to check out late and our overall stay was super. We'd love to return.

    Reviewed by RameshApr 2022

  • "A comfortable well equipped cottage near a friendly pub."

    Village shop is only open half days but Leyburn with a wide range of shops and places to eat is only 4 miles. Great area for walking.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2021

  • "Hope Cottage offers very comfortable accommodation which is well situated for walking, cycling and touring in Wensleydale."

    It is possible to walk up Penhill directly from the property. The kitchen is well equipped. It was slightly odd to have some of the heating remotely controlled, though Sharon quickly adjusted it when we emailed. Parking (opposite the property) looks as though it could be a problem, but isn't. The A684 carries very little traffic after 7pm. The bike shed only really had room for one bike and could only be accessed via the house so my bike had to wheeled or carried through the hall and sitting room whenever I wanted to use it.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "This cottage was gorgeous it felt like home away from home, the host was helpful and even left us a lovely little gift of tea, wine and biscuits on arrival, plenty of kindling for the wood burner."

    Would definitely book here again

    Reviewed by CharlieMay 2021

  • "Great accommodation, with everything you need for a pleasant stay in the Dales."

    Excellent communication from the owners of the property. Very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2019

  • "Lovely holiday home very clean everything you need for your stay on site great ..."

    Lovely holiday home very clean everything you need for your stay on site great area for walking and lots of places to visit if you want to drive nearest pub good beer food ok next pub food very expensive didn't go in no complaints about the holiday home or the area even the September weather was good

    Reviewed by HansSep 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in great location."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable, clean and spacious. Stairs are a bit steep to second bedroom and bathroom but was okay for us. The fox and hound serves food until 8.45pm so if you fancy unwinding with no cooking or driving then you’ve got everything on you’re doorstep. There’s a lovely private terrace at the rear but we didn’t get chance to sit out there.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2019

  • "Very helpful host who directed us to the property when we got a bit lost."

    Everything you need in the cottage to make it feel like home from home. Local pub along the road was great for a drink after a day of walking and sightseeing. Would recommend Forbidden Corner (kids or no kids!) Middleham Castle and Thorp Perrow. Leyburn is also great and just a short drive away. Wonderful stay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Perfect for my husband and I and the owner Sharon kept in touch in case we needed anything."

    The location was excellent for visiting the Dales to one side of us and the gentler countryside and historic towns to the other.

    Reviewed by MonicaJun 2019

  • "Good location and nice cottage."

    Would return again.

    Reviewed by LizMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We felt at home as soon as we walked in and had everything we needed for a comfortable relaxing stay. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean with lovely touches fresh flowers etc."

    Everything you need & friendly pub very close by

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2019

  • "Brilliant relaxing holiday."

    Cottage was brilliantly clean, beds really comfortable, good wifi, kitchen well equipped overall fantastic

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2018

  • "Great location for exploring the Dales."

    Pub, restaurant and village shop just a short walk away. Lovely walks locally. No need to take the car. Parking can be an issue. The cottage is on a main road and while parking is permitted, it is quite a narrow road and not well lit at night. Parking is available in a side street, nearest location about 120 yards away.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2018

  • "Absolutely loved it - this is a cottage that we think we'll be coming back to!"

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage with everything you could need - even a slow cooker for those colder days: come back from a day's walking to a lovely hot meal."

    Loads of wonderful places to visit locally including castles, waterfalls and lovely villages. Make sure you visit Richmondshire Museum in Richmond - and Duncan's Tearoom: ask for a left handed pastry fork! And visit Campbell's in Leyburn for your shopping - amazing supermarket packed with local produce and more Yorkshire tea varieties than you've ever seen! Wonderful base to explore the region - will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2018

  • "Excellently placed cottage for exploring Wensleydale and surrounding area set in a nice village."

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2018

  • "Brilliant house in a fantastic location."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size, 1 x ground floor twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with woodburner.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden to the front and enclosed patio to the rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A stone-built cottage located in the heart of West Witton, appreciated for its countryside surroundings and the notable Bolton Castle.

Providing guests with a wonderful holiday experience, this unique retreat is tucked away from the hustle and bustle, offering you the best of the village charm.

The ground floor is home to a comfortable lounge, complemented by leather sofas, a characterful woodburner and ceiling beams for a hint of tradition.

Cosy up amongst it all, or spend some time enjoying the modernised kitchen, complete with cream-coloured units and a contemporary overtone, elevated by a range of essentials to ensure a leisurely stay.

For a peaceful night’s sleep, the twin bedroom makes an excellent choice, whilst the next floor houses a king-size bed wrapped in a more neutral design.

A wonderful family bathroom finishes the accommodation; an all-white suite with a bath and overhead shower.

The local pubs are only a short stroll away should you wish to pay a visit, followed by an hour or two in the enclosed yard, with its own patio area.

West Witton enjoys dramatic views of Penhill and its limestone scars, along with lush rolling countryside and the neighbouring fells.

Leyburn, with its wide range of amenities and weekly market makes a lovely day out, and Middleham which boasts Norman Castle, famous racing stables and a pretty old market square is just as promising.

A delightful base to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location


Middleham 6 miles; Leyburn 4 miles; Hawes 13 miles.

The pretty and ancient Wensleydale village of West Witton is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, between Leyburn and Hawes. A traditional old village made up of stone-built cottages and farmhouses, West Witton enjoys dramatic views of Penhill and its limestone scars, along with Bolton Castle, lush rolling countryside and the surrounding fells. The village boasts two pubs, one of which is a gourmet pub and has been awarded the Wensleydale Heifer 2006/07 AA 'England's best seafood pub' award, as well as a well stocked village shop and a pretty green. Across the valley from the village stand the imposing ruins of Castle Bolton, while Leyburn, with its wide range of amenities and weekly market, Middleham, with its Norman Castle, famous racing stables and pretty old market square surrounded by delightful shops, pubs and restaurants, and the picturesque Aysgarth Falls, are just a short drive away. A superb base for a walking holiday, for enjoying the delights of Wensleydale or for touring the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors or the Lake District.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas