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Puzzle Cottage

Harmby near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 931198)

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  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No


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The property

A delightful stone-built, semi-detached cottage located in the peaceful village of Harmby, close to the popular Yorkshire towns of Leyburn and Middleham.

Built in the 1600s, Puzzle Cottage is the oldest property in the village and is believed to have been the falconry for Bolton Castle.

An unusual layout set out over three floors, the cottage has been sympathetically styled in an arts and craft style which adds to the immense character and charm of this historic old cottage.

Featuring a well-equipped ground floor kitchen/diner and shower room, this is a wonderful holiday base.

The first floor lounge exudes character and is full of original features, such as the William Morris-style seating area in front of the multi-fuel stove, an ideal place to relax after a long day out enjoying the Yorkshire Dales.

On the top floor, the gorgeous bedroom is an extremely cosy and romantic space to get away.

Boasting an impressive beamed ceiling, the room also enjoys fantastic views across to Middleham Castle and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside.

To the front is a spacious, enclosed patio area, making a perfect place to sit out and eat breakfast in the morning or for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening.

The waterfall at Harmby is a hidden gem and is accessible by footpath, the village also offers great walks to local attractions further afield.

Nearby Middleham has many excellent old pubs and local eateries, as well as the castle dating back to the 11th century.

Just a short drive away you will find Leyburn's Forbidden Corner, an extraordinary four acre garden containing a labyrinth of tunnels, follies and other surprises.

Other nearby attractions include Hawes, with its Dales Countryside Museum, The Wensleydale Creamery, Aysgarth Falls and Jervaulx Abbey.

A wonderful cottage, to be enjoyed at any time of the year.


Over three floors. One second floor double bedroom. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with multi-fuel stove.


  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking in car park opposite
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to steep spiral stairs, no children or infants are allowed at the property, this includes babes-in-arms.

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About the location


Leyburn 1 mile; Richmond 12 miles.

In the heart of Herriot Country, the pretty village of Harmby has its own pub and is very well placed for walking or touring. Nearby, the market town of Leyburn dominated by its large market square, which still boasts a lively Friday market. 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

Note: Due to steep, spiral stairs, no children or infants are allowed at the property, this includes babes-in-arms.

  • Reviews

    Mr Dring

    “Great comfortable, cosy cottage,fully equipped and well placed to explore surrounding countryside.”

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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