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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 1007194)

East Witton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Orchard Cottage is very pretty, extremely quiet, super warm and cosy."

    It has every facility you could possibly need and spoilt with lovely welcome treats. Location is perfect for exploring the area, we walked to Jervaulx Abbey most days, visited Fountain Abbey/Studley Water Gardens, Aysgarth and Harmby Waterfalls, Masham and Leyburn. Dave the horse is magnificent, so friendly! Thank you so much, we will definitely recommend you. Gail and Mark.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful and comfy cottage in incredible surroundings!"

    We had a fantastic time. The house was very clean and the kitchen actually had everything you need to cook properly! Dave the horse lives very nearby the cottage and my toddler was thrilled to go and say hello at least twice a day.

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Sophie and family including Dave and the dogs are the most perfect hosts you could wish for."

    This was our second visit this year and we are already looking forward to going back in a few months time. We needed some extra help due to last minute changes during our stay, and Sophie helped us out without a moment’s hesitation. Orchard Cottage is the best furnished and cleanest property we have ever been to in more than 40 years of self catering, and nice touches of lovely flowers, milk, wine and biscuits on arrival made us feel really welcome. All in all we had a wonderful week and can’t wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Rome5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with you need for a good holiday."

    Some very pleasant walks from the door and we’ll placed to go north to Wensleydale or south to Nidderdale etc

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay at Orchard cottage."

    It is very well equipped even down to Sophie providing coffee capsules for the coffee machine! It is in a lovely peaceful setting with loads of beautiful walks either from the cottage or a short drive away. It has a sunny private garden too with garden table and chairs - very relaxing. Thank you Paddy and Sophie

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous host."

    Enjoyed the garden space and peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "The ideal holiday."

    Loved the surroundings, very friendly owners. So many places to visit in the Dales. House was perfect. Thank you very much. P.s. Kids Sundae at the ice cream farm is huge and delicious, and well worth your money!

    Reviewed by Lizelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orchard Cottage."

    We appreciated the call before our arrival, asking about the bed arrangements. Everywhere was clean on arrival, and the welcome gifts were a lovely touch. The cottage was well equipped, and we managed to cook lots of meals across the week. We also appreciated the added touches like the speaker- as we forgot ours! The beds were comfortable, with lovely linen too. The cottage is situated in a beautiful location, perfect! The owners were very friendly. They left us to our holiday, but were welcoming and very approachable should we have needed them. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday in an amazing setting with beautiful views, lovely and clean inside the cottage and very well equipped."

    Added bonus for us all was Dave the horse who was extremely friendly and loved a fuss from us, including the young children. We will definitely be booking here again!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, beautiful garden, very comfortable beds and top quality bed linen."

    Overall excellent.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Orchard Cottage."

    Gorgeous setting, very peaceful and we loved seeing Dave the horse wandering around the farm. We mainly stayed around the area this trip, had some lovely local walks! Cottage is very cosy, super clean and well equipped. Thank you Sophie and Paddy!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "Blissful, quaint surrounding, beautiful cottage w the super star David the horse who pays us visits daily!"

    Reviewed by Chwee Pheng5.0May 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay at orchard cottage."

    The best holiday cottage we have stayed in. Beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Sophie was very kind and generous. Loved seeing Dave every day. Will definitely return. Perfect location for exploring the Yorkshire dales. Rome and Jill

    Reviewed by Rome5.0Apr 2023

  • "Vert very nice, will be back."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found Orchard cottage to be cosy, clean and well equipped."

    The thoughtful touches of flowers, milk and other gifts on arrival were very much appreciated. Despite being part of the family's farm it felt private and the enclosed garden area was great for our little dog. Our daughter loved saying hello to Dave the Horse each morning The location is in a beautiful, quiet spot and we enjoyed some very nice walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely place to stay ,the gifts on arrival were very welcome , while we stayed at the cottage it snowed , and there was nothing nicer than going for a walk , and comming back to the cottage lounge with a log burner and a drink."

    The cottage was perfect and comfortable,we even got to meet Dave the horse

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Having stayed at a lot of properties in the past with different companies, my stay at Orchard Cottage was head and shoulders above the others."

    The property was lovely, and the owners were nearby should anything be needed and they made sure their guests were comfortable. The local area was lovely for walks, and waking up to make a proper coffee while watching Dave the horse, the chickens and birds wander around was heaven. A little desk to work from and great internet meant I could get in with work remotely, but still have peace.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have just arrived back today from Orchard Cottage."

    We had a wonderful stay, the cottage is beautiful, equipped with everything you need. Beautiful surroundings and wonderful hosts. We would highly recommend and will definitely come back. Thank-you

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just returned home from the most wonderful weekend break at Orchard Cottage."

    The cottage is stunning and has everything you need for a break away, with brilliant, helpful and friendly hosts. The setting is idyllic and it was lovely to look out of the window and see Dave the horse walking around. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful and relaxing break away.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Orchard Cottage again,the water improvement are a100% better."

    Thank you to all our guests who have stayed at Orchard Cottage this year. As always we take careful note of your feedback. Thank you for confirming that the improvement to the water pressure has been well received. We have also replaced the sofa in the TV/sitting room to improve comfort. This is to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. From Sophie, Paddy and Dave (the horse!) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week, everything about the cottage was of a very high standard and quality."

    Sofia, Paddy and Dave were excellent hosts, thank you.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property in a quiet but convenient location."

    Well equipped, cosy cottage with very comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    5 out of 5. Everything has been done to a really high specification; the Nespresso machine was an unexpected treat. The beds were really comfy and the towels were large and fluffy. The kids loved seeing Dave the wonder horse! Sophie & Paddy were lovely hosts, on hand if you needed anything but the cottage felt really private. Would highly recommend and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay, cottage had everything we wanted and surrounding area is beautiful."

    Our children loved seeing all the wildlife from the cottage, including dave the horse and an owl who sat in the tree outside in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2022

  • "Orchard Cottage was extremely clean and well cared for."

    Owners Sophie and Paddy were very helpful in their responses to our pre-visit enquiries relating to online food shopping deliveries and were keen to ensure that we had an enjoyable holiday without any issues. The fantastic weather we enjoyed saw temperatures exceed 96F in the shade and the provision of electric fans in the bedrooms was most appreciated. We did struggle a little with the limited capacity of the under counter fridge and the worktop freezer to accommodate the weeks food provisions for six and a second fridge/freezer would have been perfect. The sofa in the tv room was a bed/settee, the cushions on which had lost much of their support/comfort. This was not however a problem as far as our two grand children were concerned as this was where they spent much of their leisure time when not lusting after Sophie’s delightful horse Dave or friendly terrier who desperately tried to join our family barbecue. We had a lovely time and will happily rebook to return next year circumstances willing.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback. We will look into replacing the sofa in the TV room and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Sophie and Paddy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Aug 2022

  • "This is a wonderful cottage, really really comfortable beds and excellent quality bedding and towels."

    A lovely kitchen to cook in. Only missing a grater

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Orchard Cottage. Thank you for mentioning about the grater. We have dropped one in today. Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Sophie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cassandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Orchard Cottage was delightful, situated within a farm."

    The facilities we enjoyed were of a really good standard. The cottage is well placed for exploring the area and we liked it that our little dog was safely penned in the garden. Our hosts were most welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was just what we wanted."

    It is in a very rural and quiet setting which suited us fine. The hosts were very welcoming and were very helpful and considerate. The cottage is modern, well equipped and comfortable and there was plenty of room for the two of us. The WiFi worked well; we just had to remember to go upstairs or outside to use our mobile network, but that's to be expected in the middle of the countryside. The garden was small but lovely and secluded and we enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine listening to the bees and watching the birdlife. Speaking of which, the area is great for wildlife and walking, but you can be in Leyburn in about 15 minutes. The River Ure is close by, Jervaulx Abbey is within walking distance and Brymore Ice Cream Parlour is a tempting stop on the way home from a day trip out! We'd definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and would definitely return."

    Dave the horse was a real character and made us love him instantly! Lovely peaceful location and Jervaulx Abbey a nice walk from the doorstep. We saw lots of hares on the hillside early one morning which were amazing to watch. The only down side was the TV - the reception was intermittent and there weren’t many channels available. No BBC at all. However there is Netflix and lots of DVDs available.

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We're sorry that you had problems with the TV channels. The Bilsdale mast was struck by lightning several months ago and has caused issues in this area. Recent work on the mast has upset the channels again so we have arranged for Scotts Electrics from Bedale to retune the channels to rectify the problem. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Sophie and Paddy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nyree4.7May 2022

  • "A gem of a holiday cottage with excellent facilities, in a beautiful and peaceful country setting."

    Easy access to many historical sites, pubs and places of interest. The owners couldn’t be nicer or more helpful and had set up a fantastic barbecue which we made use of on more than one occasion. We definitely plan to make a return visit in the near future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage."

    It had everything we needed for a very relaxing stay. The garden was lovely and so peaceful and it’s such a sun spot! It was nice and secure for our dog and felt safe and all times. The cottage is in a beautiful location and looking out our bedroom windows every morning to the beautiful countryside was magical. Dave the wonder horse was adorable my daughter loved him and the dogs and chickens. She thought it was funny when Dave came to the kitchen window each morning for his breakfast. The new shower was lovely and warm and there was nothing that we could say negative about this property. The owners were on hand if we ever needed anything and they were lovely and friendly. Thankyou for the lovely arrival package. The wine went down a treat. I have recommended this cottage to lots of my friends and we hope to come stay here again very soon :) Thanks again for having us

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We couldn't fault Sophie and Paddy for providing us with the most fabulous setting and accommodation over the easter weekend."

    Having not spend much time in Yorkshire before, Orchard House and the surrounding area has made us fall in love with the place. It had a very homley feel to it indeed and our toddler thoroughly loved see Dave the horse, chickens and Ginny and lily each day! If you have children and they like animals it's perfect! We also had no problem with the shower as I think it's been upgraded, water pressure was good! There is so much to do there so its well located for lots of activities, particularly if you have children. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful, we cannot wait to return next year! Rosie, Patrick, Wilf and Ziggy! x

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our stay at Orchard Cottage was just perfect."

    Beautifully comfy beds with crisp white linen and a peaceful location. The house has a new water system too with oodles of hot water bursting out of the shower which was a pleasure! We enjoyed evenings by the log burner in the tranquil sitting room investigating the supply of family games at the house. On several evenings we ate in and the kitchen was very nicely set up to enjoy cooking in. Dave the horse made an appearance at the kitchen window now and again! Sadly a little too cold to use the BBQ which was set up ready to go. Fabulous pub restaurant recommendations in the welcome note. We enjoyed the terrace at The White Bear in Masham and the yummy food at The Blue Lion in East Witton. The walks from the property were superb and also recommended in the welcome note which was super useful. Bolton Caste, Fountains Abbey, The Forbidden Corner and Aysgarth Falls within a 20/25min drive and fun days out with the kids. A super holiday location!

    Reviewed by E5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nice cottage in a very good location."

    Living room is very comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped. Not 5 ticks by my experience but more like a 4. One problem we had was that the shower, as mentioned by previous guests, was very poor bordering on non functional and needs attention; hence the low rating on facilities. Some people may not have a problem with it but I wouldn’t re-book on that basis alone.

    As of 8 April 2022 we have installed a Grant Vortex Utility Condensing Boiler with a sealed pressurised system. This means that the water pressure is equal, if not better to that which is supplied by the mains. We are very sorry that the shower did not meet people's expectations and we are pleased to be able to confirm that this has now been rectified. We very much look forwards to welcoming you back and we are grateful as always for your feedback. 8/04/2022 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.4Nov 2021

  • "The cottages was very good,but the electric shower and the mixer tap shower were completely useless,I love a shower first thing in the morning and this completely spoiled things."

    Ready for a good shower when we got home.

    We are very sorry that the shower unit and mixer did not meet your expectations. Our water comes from a natural spring and therefore it does not have the same pressure as the mains. We have spoken to our plumber and arranged to install an independent pressurized system which will rectify the problem. We very much hope this might convince you to return at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Nov 2021

  • "A superb, comfortable, peaceful and well appointed cottage in a beautiful location."

    Definitely 5 star, in our opinion! Sophie and Paddy, the owners, were particularly welcoming and we loved Dave and the other family animals being around. Lots of gorgeous walking in the immediate locality. We will definitely be returning to Orchard Cottage!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "An excellent cottage."

    The owners who live close by are friendly and helpful but keep in the background. The cottage has nearly everything you could want and the owners are generous with wine etc on arrival, a basket of wood for the fire, charcoal for the barbq, more than one toilet roll (ha, ha!). I would highly recommend this place. The only thing against I can think of is that the directions, particularly from the North, are almost impossible to follow. Fortunately the postcode put in to the sat nav took us to the gate (unusual in rural areas). Excellent

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Very comfortable with all amenities one needs and lots of space. Particularly enjoyed Dave the horse and the chickens running around! We had a great week of walking in the local area.

    Reviewed by Lisa-marie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable house, particularly the sitting room."

    It was good to have a separate tv room. Lovely comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Orchard Cottage is beautifully presented and we received a warm welcome from Sophie and Paddy."

    The cottage is really well equipped and was very clean. Dave the horse wandering past was a highlight as were the chickens and two dogs. Enclosed garden and snug were perfect for our dog. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well-equipped with a beautiful little garden."

    We so enjoyed watching the birds and animals - chickens, dogs, doves and the one-and- only Dave the Wonderhorse ! Our hosts were friendly and helpful and we felt very welcome and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage is peaceful and cosy. It was lovely to see the wildlife, and the hens and Dave the horse. Lovely walk to Jervaulx Abbey, and well placed for touring the Dales.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2021

  • "The location of the Cottage was absolutely perfect for what we wanted."

    Peace and quiet in the Countryside, with various walks for us and the dog just out of the Farmyard gate. Countless other walks a short ride away. Cover Bridge Inn excellent for Yorkshire Ham and Eggs, washed down with a good Timmy Taylors. The cottage’s facilities were second to none, the best we’ve ever had over the years. Cleanliness was of a high standard. The log burner was gorgeous in the evening, together with the Bose music system. The icing on the cake were the hosts. The genuinely friendly and helpful Paddy and Sophie, plus Dave the Horse. (Unlike Mr Edd, he didn’t speak but looked like he could if he wanted...). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2021

  • "We booked this cottage last minute and we’re blown away at how amazing the cottage and surroundings were."

    It had everything we needed and more. The owners were extremely welcoming and we all loved seeing Dave the wonder horse walking past the kitchen whilst we were having our breakfast. We would highly recommend a stay at Orchard Cottage and are looking forward to another stay soon.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Spotlessly clean and really comfortable. Very nice welcome pack and good information sheets (not so much as to be overwhelming). Would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2020

  • "Orchard Cottage was lovely and very comfortable."

    Being of an older age group we felt it was a little to isolated for us. We had to travel to the local towns for lunches etc, instead of just being able to walk into town. But that is probably partly due to us in not doing enough research. We did enjoy ourselves though and would recommend Orchard Cottage if you are looking for peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Sep 2020

  • "Orchard Cottage was beautifully presented, comfortable and exceptionally clean."

    Our hosts were charming and the little welcome basket of treats was a lovely touch. Perfectly situated for exploring the Dales and its proximity to Jervaulx Abbey was an unexpected delight.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at Orchard Cottage."

    Sophie and Paddy were welcoming and friendly. It is a beautiful location and the cottage is comfortable and cosy. The location is gorgeous and very convenient for exploring the area. We are already planning our return trip. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2020

  • "Third visit and again the experience was exemplary."

    Our hosts were fantastic as usual and the property is perfect for us. We had an amazing holiday and we will be visiting again next year.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is really cosy and tastefully decoratedand very well equipped."

    The beds are so comfy The owners are very friendly and the basket of wine and doggy treats was very appreciated. The walk to the Abbey is lovely and turn right to walk to a lovely bridge over the river ure.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have just had a fantastic stay at Orchard cottage as a family of 5."

    It’s the ultimate getaway place, set in a lovely part of the world. The welcome wines and hamper were a real treat. The beds are super comfy...best yet! We enjoyed walking different parts of the local area such as the abbey, Brymor ice cream and Leyburn shawl. The Netflix was also brilliant for the lazy, rainy day. The kitchen was very well equipped for us to cook family meals each night.We loved watching Dave, the chickens, doves etc. Sophie and family were very welcoming and helpful. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Suzannah5.0Jul 2020

  • "One of the nicest holidays cottages we've ever stayed in."

    Every possible comfort you can think of is covered, including a lovely hamper on arrival. Lots of space with luxurious bedding. Even the dog had a bed provided Wonderful place to relax and in the heart of walking country. It's a 20minute walk to Jervalux Abbey. And of course the absolute highlight for the children...Dave the horse...

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had such a lovely week at Orchard Cottage."

    The weather was dreadful, but it didn’t matter because the cottage was so comfortable and had everything we needed - we loved every minute! The girls loved the board games and vast array of videos to watch and we loved switching off to the outside world and enjoying the peace and quiet - bliss! The owners were there if we needed anything but gave us our privacy too - the welcome pack was a lovely thought and my husband enjoyed the coffees each morning. I think the highlight of our trip was seeing Dave the horse each morning from our bedroom window. Our girls has a great time at the ice-cream place (5 mins drive) one afternoon and our dog loved the abbey walk from the cottage. Would love to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "I would just like to say a big thankyou."

    The cottage was beautiful and clean. The owners are very lovely people and our family had the best Christmas experience ever. 5 stars throughout. Warm regards Robert Barraclough Ps. Dave the horse is amazing

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    . celebrated my 40th birthday just before Christmas at Orchard Cottage. couldn't of asked for a better place and location. Will be rebooking again in the near future

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Dec 2019

  • "Great location Cottage clean,spacious and well furnished."

    Owners put us at ease and where a few concerns arose they were resolved straight away.Excellent for our dog dougle.We went for a quiet,restful break in lovely countryside setting in a well looked-after home with caring owners and we got it.Ps.Loved the Brymor ice cream sundae..

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2019

  • "A beautiful, clean and well finished cottage in an fantastic location."

    The owners were very friendly and so too are the farm animals and the beautiful horse. So pleased we found this cottage that we have already rebooked for next year!

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2019

  • "If a score of 11 out of 10 were possible, Orchard Cottage would have it!"

    Very clean and well kept, beautifully decorated and all that we needed and more for a relaxing time away. Dave, the friendliest horse we have ever come across, the chickens and dogs were all a bonus. The cottage owners were very welcoming and helpful. Looking forward to returning there.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2019

  • "We loved our stay Orchard Cottage for my 30th birthday, Paddy and Sophie were so kind to leave us a bottle of rose and prosecco to celebrate!"

    It was a lovely personal touch along with a little hamper and some milk to get us started! The house was beautifully presented and was extremely clean, we had all the facilities we needed. We were even left a little dog towel, bowl and bed for our frenchie Bruce just in case we needed them which was lovely. Having Dave the horse hang his head over the gate and the chickens pop into the garden to say hello just made us feel like we were on our very own farm! I highly recommend a stay here, we definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautifully presented and spotlessly clean cottage, ideally located for exploring the dales."

    The pretty and secure garden was ideal for Boris ( our 18 month boxer dog) to explore and play in. We all made friends with Dave the horse and the free roaming chickens and would like to thank Sophie and Patrick for providing a lovely country break in picturesque surroundings.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have been to many cottages over the years and I can safely say Orchard Cottage is the best we have stayed in."

    The cottage was extremely clean, well maintained, well equipped and tastefully furnished and was in an excellent location. There were many attractions nearby and walks too. There is a secure garden which was ideal for our dog Molly. The cottage was attached to the owners house, they showed such kindness and hospitality. The welcome pack was second to none, wine, milk and chilled water in the fridge. Also, biscuits, tea bags,herbal tea, ground and instant coffee. We will most certainly visit again. Rita and Gerald Humphries August 17th, 2019

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very quiet and peaceful."

    It was well equipped with lots of nice touches and spotlessly clean. The owners horse, Dave, was free to roam around the farm and the kids loved it when he came up to the gate. The garden was enclosed which was ideal for the dog, and it was nice to sit outside each day and enjoy the sunshine. Jervaulx Abbey was an easy 20 minute stroll from the cottage, perfect for a short walk followed by cake at the tearoom! We had a great week at Orchard Cottage.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Aug 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation , everything you could need."

    Stunning location.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Jul 2019

  • "This cosy cottage is an idyllic holiday destination in this beautiful and tranquil area of the Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage has been very tastefully decorated with a well equipped kitchen, and the beautiful, enclosed garden was perfect for our dog and provides the ideal setting for a relaxing break. It's a great location for country walks and for exploring the towns and villages of the Dales with their many cafes and quality pub food. A visit to Jervaulx Abbey Tearooms is a must! Thank you to the owners for their very kind hospitality.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 2 x king-size bedroom (zip/link beds, can be made into twins on request), 1 x bunk bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, (New pressurized system installed April 2022)
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Cloakroom/utility
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer, freezer, Bluetooth speaker, TV, Netflix and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawn garden with seating and barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • 1 dog allowed
  • Shop within 1.8 miles and pub within 3 miles
  • Note: This property has a private water supply
  • Note: Please confirm your zip/link bed arrangements 7 days prior to your arrival with the owner
  • No stag, hens or similar please

The property

Nestled at the edge of the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park is the idyllic, stone-built Orchard Cottage.

In a quiet rural location, this cottage is within striking distance of deep valleys, heather moorland and a number of historical sites, this heart-warming base promises to be a relaxing getaway for you and your loved ones.

Rest your shoes at the door, before being charmed by the contemporary interior, with its own private garden complete with all the necessities for a week-long break.

The cottage comes with three stylish bedrooms, comprising of two king-size double bedrooms and a bunk bedroom to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit your group.

After a long walk along the dales, choose to indulge with a warming soak within the bath tub or enjoy a refreshing shower before heading to bed.

On the ground-floor, you will be delighted to find a well-appointed kitchen, housing all the necessities to fulfil your culinary needs.

Plus a neighboring WC and utility room with clothes washing machine and deep freeze.

After dinner, choose to either unwind in front of the woodburning fire within the sitting room or tune into the TV within the snug room to truly unwind of an evening.

If you don't feel like cooking one evening, venture to the small village of East Witton where you will find the popular Blue Lion pub or a mile further on the hugely popular Coverbridge Inn.

Historic Jervaulx Abbey and Jervaulx tea rooms are within walking distance as well as an abundance of other more lengthy walks.

Positioned close to the Tour de Yorkshire route there are many places to cycle.

Other nearby attractions include the Brymor Ice Cream Parlour which has a small farm shop for basic supplies, Middleham Castle, Fountains Abbey and Newby Hall and gardens close to Ripon and the historic market towns of Masham, Bedale and Leyburn.

Orchard Cottage is a charming base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location


  • Middleham 3 miles
  • Leyburn 6 miles

The pretty and ancient Wensleydale village of East Witton is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, between Jervaulx Abbey and Middleham, the area famous for its race horse training. A traditional old village made up of stone-built cottages and farmhouses, with a wonderful village green running the entire length of the main high street. To the west of the village lies some of the most beautiful countryside in the Dales with the hidden gem of Coverdale, one of the most beautiful, but relatively one of the more isolated, of the Yorkshire Dales. Coverham at the eastern end of the dale is dominated by Middleham Moor, Penhill and Flamstone Pin. The village boasts an award-winning pub, The Blue Lion, a gourmet pub awarded The Good Pub Guide Inn of the Year 2014. The village which is catalogued in the Doomsday Book, was originally sited along what is now Lowthorpe, which leads to the old church (St Martin in the Field), and acquired a town charter in 1307. The Earl of Ailesbury, owner of the Jervaux Estate, rebuilt most of East Witton in the early 19th century, with the houses and gardens in the same places as they were in 1627 according to an old estate map. Jervaulx Abbey was founded in 1156 and was once a great Cistercian Monastery. The Abbey now stands as a charming and atmospheric ruin, open all year round for visitors, with lovely tea rooms. 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.

Note: Please confirm your zip/link bed arrangements 7 days prior to your arrival with the owner
Please note : the property only accepts bookings for a minimum of 3 nights#No stag, hens or similar please

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas