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White Swan Cottage

(Ref. 1012081)

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location clean and cosy we will be back"

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed in Middleham for a wedding and had a really enjoyable stay at this well appointed cottage."

    White Swan cottage is right in the centre of Middleham with varied pubs and restaurants in the area to suit all tastes. The cottage was spotless and comfortable - if we had a holiday let, this is how we would want it to be. If you want to be out and about, this is ideal as nowhere picturesque to sit outside. We will certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "White Swan Cottage was a wonderful place to stay for a trip to the Dales."

    The living room was calm and relaxing, the kitchen was well equipped and spotlessly clean and the bedroom we used was very comfortable. I would not hesitate in recommending White Swan Cottage and also Sykes.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage just a shame no outside space would have been nice to sat outside."

    Could do with an extractor fan in the bathroom and more glasses as there seems to be a shortage.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Sep 2023

  • "The Cottage itself was very nice clean and comfortable excellent facilities the ..."

    The Cottage itself was very nice clean and comfortable excellent facilities the only drawback is the outlook of courtyard

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a great stay ."

    The cottage was beautifully furnished with everything we needed ! The quality of everything was excellent . The location was excellent . We would not hesitate to book this cottage again !

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "Everything was really good and we had lovely stay, but it cold have been a little warmer in the cottage"

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is just off the square, so amenities are very close by."

    The fixtures and fittings are of high quality and it's beautifully decorated, but there is a lack of manuals for most of appliances so it was guess work, especially the microwave. The main problem we had was heating, or lack of it. The property has 3 electric radiators, 1 in each of the upstairs bedrooms and 1 downstairs. All of them were in the frost state of 7c, so effectively off. There is a wood burner and 1 bag of logs which we used up that evening trying to get the place warm. During the week we used a further 6 bags as the radiator is only 1kw, so is just background heat. The property should have adequate heating included and the wood burner is optional and not as it is with the stove being the primary source of heat with the customer having to buy most of the fuel. The other option would be to include fuel in the rental. So if you come in winter be prepared to spend £50 on fuel.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Feb 2023

  • "Such a beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and well-presented with everything we needed. We loved our cosy stay just before Christmas - the log burning fire was perfect! We didn't want to leave and hope to book again. Hosts were helpful with an early check in and recommendations for the local area. Wonderful location - some lovely pubs serving great food and a little shop. Everyone very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2022

  • "After a cool start we phone an owner to guide us with the heating from then on we were toasty warm."

    A brilliant stay lovely and clean every thing we needed. Well situated for horse lovers a great atmosphere in the pubs and tearooms. We're booked to return in July we enjoyed the area so much

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you are likely to need for an enjoyable stay."

    A nice welcome pack to make you feel at home from the start. Clean well-maintained cottage with a relaxed feel.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic!"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing cottage wish my other half could have stayed up here she would have loved it"

    Reviewed by Sonny5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is such a lovely cosy cottage."

    Bed was really comfy. Ideally located in the village - 3 pubs and a restaurant all within 2 minute walk. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time Lovely surroundings in a great setting ."

    Very comfortable cottage . Had all we needed . Thank you for a great week

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1May 2022

  • "The cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped a most enjoyable weeks holiday."

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and perfect for our family of four, a five year old and nine year old."

    Really nicely done and the photos are representative. Plenty of things closeby to do and see. The owners came and delivered us some logs and firelighters as we were running low and quickly sorted which was really kind of them. Despite being tucked away, we had a food delivery arrive without any issues and parking closeby was really easy for our car. If you eat to explore the Yorkshire Dales look no further. We'd return without doubt and we made wonderful memories whilst we were here. Lovely hamper left for us on arrival too which was a really beautiful touch. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and comfortable and cosy."

    We did have to wash the glasses and cutlery on arrival as they were not clean. My issue is the location of the property, the village of Middleham is lovely, however the property is located behind the pub/hotel. There were staff sitting outside smoking, cars parked and the noise that goes with a pub/hotel. It said in the folder at the property that the small table and chair could be taken outside but there is no way anyone would want to sit outside and look at rubbish bins etc. There were 2 of us staying which was perfect, I would say 3 maximum for comfort, 4 would be a squash as there is only one toilet and shower and not really enough space for 4 to sit and eat in comfort. The beds were comfortable as were the sofas and lovely to have a log burner.

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Mar 2022

  • "First time staying at this lovely cottage and wont be the last."

    Beautifully kept. Every thing you needed to make lovely memories. Xx

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    We had a great time, it was perfect. Thank you for the lovely stay

    Reviewed by Evie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent back up service when we encountered a slight problem."

    A really lovely comfortable cottage which was very well equipped. We will want to return. Guests should be informed about the current problem with the local TV transmitter in advance until it is fixed..The owner helped us to get to the terrestrial ‘ players’ and we added the detail to the guest information in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolute gem of a cottage in the most perfect location."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and well presented. Middleham is a fantastic location with lots of places to eat and drink on the doorstep. Wonderful to see all the racehorses going through the village. We never usually go to the same place twice but last year we stayed in the cottage next door (which we believe to be the same owners) and we were so impressed we decided to try this one. Both were absolutely perfect. We’ll be back again. Cannot fault a single thing.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved the beautiful walks, both from the doorstep and up on the moors half an hour away."

    It was well positioned for visiting Ripon, Richmond and Jervaulx Abbey as well. The cottage was so well equipped, and beautifully decorated. Middleham is lovely and has a very well stocked shop. It was a wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Maura5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accuracy of the description prepared us for the fact the property was behind the hotel, bins etc."

    Parking was not always that close. Lovely cottage though, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Alastair4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated and cosy."

    Comfy beds and lovely log burner for the colder days! It is located behind the Wensleydale Hotel with parking available on the main market square. It was lovely and private but is right in the heart of Middleham. Great location for walks and only a minute from the pubs and local shop. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely & the wine & cookies were nice on arrival."

    The information received about check in time was 3pm. However the cleaners were just finishing when we arrived at 3.50pm. They told us the time should have been changed to 4pm. It would be helpful if the cottage had a designated parking place. The village is very busy & we struggled to park a couple of times. Despite the cottage been lovely don’t expect a nice view or a garden. However don’t be put off if you’re just happy to be out & about.

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry for the mix up with the check in time this should have been provided to you, due to an admin error this was. Have updated for all future bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully and well equipped."

    One of those rare finds where it’s like being in your own home, with every gadget, pan, spoon, glass, domestic and entertainment appliance. The beds were comfy and the towels big and fluffy. The location is behind a hotel, as someone else noted, and there are some dustbins and rest areas, but everything was neat and tidy and staff were discreet and very pleasant. I really wouldn’t let this put you off. In fact being tucked away really made you realise that you were staying in a hugely historic, Mediaeval village where everything is incredibly higgledy piggledy. The huge plus of this tucked away location is the peace. Middleham is a busy little place in the day and quiet in the evening, but by staying off the road you were quiet throughout the day and night. It was fascinating to see the huge number of racehorses and their stables; the scenery around is stunning and their are lots of walks from the door. This was a really fabulous cottage with every amenity. One complaint...we had to leave

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "White Swan Cottage at Middleham is a lovely escape."

    Whilst no outlook to the surrounding countryside, the cottage is lovely on the inside and has everything you need. A beautiful spot.

    Reviewed by Janey5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great cottage in a good location for exploring the surrounding dales."

    Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by James4.1Jul 2020

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean, and has been finished to a very high standard."

    Situated in a great location, only seconds away from pubs and local shop. We will definitely return here in the future. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2020

  • "This cottage had everything you could want excellent location in a great village."

    Clean comfortable and equipped with everything you need and more. There was and abundance of essentials . We will definitely be back . Thank you for letting us stay at you lovely cottage

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Had everything we needed and more. Perfect location for local pubs, shop, tea rooms and walking especially visit to the castle. Spotlessly clean, really comfy beds, loads of towels. Absolutely fantastic place to stay. The only thing missing is a view from the cottage but get out & about & the view is just around the corner. Definitely a wow cottage. Our second time visiting Middleham & we would stay here again without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage is conveniently located in the heart of the village."

    The owners have refurbished it with great care and attention to detail; everything was perfect, in fact I could have moved in and lived there quite happily! Excellent range of equipment and facilities. It might be an idea to provide an itinerary of what is available which would save guests bringing unnecessary items (e.g. foil, toilet rolls, tea, coffee etc) and then having to take these item back home. We had a wonderful time. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Rena5.0Dec 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • 1 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available on a first come first served basis in the town square 1 min walk
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.09 miles, pub 0.06 miles
  • Please note: This property does not accept Saturday/Sunday changeovers

The property

Offering you a wide selection of walking routes, stunning scenery, and a wide array of amenities, the location of White Swan Cottage is perfect for the adventure seeker or those simply seeking a relaxing getaway.

Nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the cottage is positioned in an idyllic setting, with plenty to see and do just a short journey away.

Head on through the well-presented front of the stone-front cottage and arrive at the entrance to your grand holiday home, open up the door and take your bags up the stairs to unpack in the two bedrooms; featuring a king-size and a double, both rooms offer a wonderful spot to get some rest surrounded by the peaceful countryside lands just outside of your windows.

Head back down the stairs and step into the open-plan living space, a contemporary and stylish room offering you everything you could possibly need to enjoy a pleasant self-catered stay.

The kitchen boasts a wide selection of amenities to help you to concoct your favourite cuisines, where you can also enjoy a traditional English fry-up at the breakfast bar to energise you for your day of exploring the wonders of North Yorkshire.

For an evening of romance whilst the little ones are sound asleep, the modest dining room table offers the perfect spot for two to enjoy a bottle of wine and each other’s company, whilst the sitting room ahead is the ideal area for the whole family to gather in front of the woodburning stove and flick on the television for an evening of relaxation.

White Swan Cottage is a beautiful property, found within an idyllic spot of North Yorkshire, it’s a lovely place to spend your holidays with your loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 972733, together sleeping up to six guests.

The Middleham Cottages

The Middleham Cottages consists of two well-appointed cottages resting in the idyllic village of Middleham on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This collection offers beautifully presented accommodation with welcoming open-plan living spaces, alluring woodburning stoves and well-equipped kitchens, along with character features of original beams and exposed stonework, making them an ideal base for families, friends and couples for exploring North Yorkshire. The surroundings enjoy rolling countryside where you can find the English Heritage site of Middleham Castle and the rushing River Ure, ideal for leisurely walks or keen anglers. Give the chef of the group a break and dine out at the Richard III Hotel, The Black Bull or enjoy a takeout from Middleham Fish Barn, there is also a well-stocked convenience store for picking up any essentials. Explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you will find The Forbidden Corner, Malham Cove, Druids Temple, Aysgarth Falls and the wildlife rich Semer Water Nature Reserve. Venture further afield to Darlington, where you can delve into railway history within restored 19th-century railway buildings, visit the historic Tees Cottage Pumping Station or test out your clubs at the Blackwell Grange Golf Club. The Middleham Cottages are the perfect home away from home for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Leyburn 2.5 miles; Richmond 12 miles.

The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and race horses. Much of the history is bound up with its Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a castle keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The horses are a great sight as they make their way to the gallops every morning. The pretty market square is partially cobbled and offers a range of shops, pubs and places to eat. The bustling market town of Leyburn is just a short drive away offering a variety of great shops and pubs, or why not take some time to explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set amidst 4 acres of grounds, providing a fun day out for all the family? All in all a superb base for exploring Wensleydale and all within easy driving distance of York, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.

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Please note: This property backs on to a hotel

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas