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Cleeve Cottage

(Ref. 916071)

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Very convenient to all Yorkshire attractions and in a delightful town."

    I'd definitely stay at Cleve Cottage again. In a nice quiet neighborhood.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "Cleeve Cottage was just as advertised."

    A comfortable stay with every thing we needed, a well maintained cottage. The centre of town was in easy walking distance, with a choice of places to eat and drink and plenty of interesting places to visit close by and further afield. We had a good time and would be happy to book again. There was a road diversion from the town centre to the cottage but once we knew where we were there was no problem.

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2023

  • "Handy location in historic village of Middleham."

    Comfortable, well equipped modern cottage - home from home!

    Reviewed by DominicaJun 2023

  • "A perfect place for a relaxing break Cottage clean and spacious with a ..."

    A perfect place for a relaxing break Cottage clean and spacious with a delightful back garden Kitchen well stocked and everything worked perfectly

    Thankyou very much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2022

  • "Cottage was well equipped, well-located, and had everything we needed."

    A smart TV would have been a nice extra, but not essential. The kitchen was very well equipped, which was great as we do a lot of cooking, and the beds were comfortable and the shower really pretty good for an electric shower. Also, when we had a small problem with it, the landlord was very quick to respond and turned up within the hour.

    Thankyou for your feedback. Just to be clear the Shower (new this year) is working perfectly, however, the touch controls are quite sensitive. Full instructions are in the Cottage Guide. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2022

  • "A very well appointed place in an interesting village with Castle, good walks and a good choice of pubs serving good food."

    Comfortable beds, excellent kitchen. Second visit and would go again, even had nice weather.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2022

  • "Very clean and well presented, a nice house in a quiet area, only a short walk from the village centre."

    Although the weather didn't permit it, we would have been loathe to use the outdoor furniture, which is rusty. Inside the house, everything is provided for self-catering and a comfortable stay. We enjoyed our break there.

    Thanks for you feedback. I have refreshed the outdoor dining table and chairs. Cushions are provided for comfort. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NevilleJun 2022

  • "We liked Cleeve Cottage a lot."

    It was nicely decorated, spotlessly clean and had everything you needed.. with one exception: a fridge with a freezer compartment would have been useful! And, though this may be a personal thing, we found the bed in the main bedroom rather uncomfortable, with a lumpy mattress and hard pillows! But otherwise we really liked the cottage.

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. There is a good sized cupboard freezer in the garage which is available and ready for customers use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LizMay 2022

  • "A very clean, tidy, snug and very well equipped cottage in a nice rural setting in quiet cul de sac with pleasant surrounding countryside."

    Very comfortable beds with crispy sheets. Kitchen as described, very well equipped. We did not use the log burner as not needed but looked a nice touch. Would visit again for a comfortable and pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2022

  • "Our family of four had a lovely stay in cosy Cleeve cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped - kitchen had everything could ask for - has good wifi, comfortable beds and is in a great location for visiting local landmarks such as Aysgarth Falls and Middleham castle (also Forbidden Corner, Castle Bolton although these were closed at the time of our visit - we will need to return!) The owner had provided details of local walks and we enjoyed following one of these from the cottage around Middleham and nearby Coverham. We recommend.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "A couple of minor problems we had."

    The toilet doesn’t flush properly, it needs multiple handle pulls. I suspect the diaphragm in the flushing mechanism is split. The house is horrendously hot, 27 degrees. I tried to adjust it as per the book but made no difference. I suspect the heating is on all the time. The creaking floor boards everyone complains about haven’t been repaired. There are large cobwebs hanging from the cupboards and ceiling in the kitchen. Most surfaces, window sills etc haven’t been cleaned in a while.

    Thank you for your comments. The Heating is provided by Fischer electric radiators. Each has its own control. They are set at a daytime and a night-time temperature. Guests can adjust the temperature in each room by pressing + or - and can be easily switched off. I don't recognise your comments regarding the cleaning, but we will double check on each change over. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NormanOct 2021

  • "The cottage is cosy."

    Cleaning should include taking the cushions off the sofas. the vacuum cleaner is broken. The heating system doesn't work as per the cottages instruction leaflet so either baking hot or chilly. Kitchen facilities were good and the beds were comfortable. The pressure in the shower is pathetic..rinsing shampoo out of hair took a long time.I wrote all this on a separate sheet of paper left in the visitors book so that the owner could address it.

    Thankyou for your comments and I apologise for any problems you encountered. I read in the Visitors Book that in addition to these comments you noted the cottage was "a good place to stay and is well equipped". For balance I have now removed the Visitors Book as guests are leaving lots of positive comments in there and those with issues reporting to Sykes on here. Regarding the cleaning we have improved our processes to check more thoroughly. I have replaced the vacuum cleaner. I have also replaced the shower with a new powerful Bristan electric shower. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021

  • "It would have been good customer service to advise beforehand that the television wasn’t working so that we could have brought DVD’s."

    The patio area could have been cleaner & should have a barrier across the big drop to the grass.

    Thank you for your feedback. For clarity, the TV is working perfectly. However, the North Yorkshire area has been affected by the TV Mast fire at Bilsdale which left 100,000 homes without TV signal for Freeview channels. This will hopefully be resolved soon. We note the comments and customers will be notified in advance. Apologies we didn't do that in your case. The patio area gets cleaned thoroughly at the end of the Summer season when it is vacant. The property owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2021

  • "The instructions for recycling were very unclear which meant we couldn’t recycle our bottles/ cans etc and there was no blue bag for paper and card."

    This needs sorting out and clear instructions need to be given so that guests can recycle properly.

    Thank you for your feedback on the recycling. I have now made available three clearly marked recycling bins, one for glass, one for cans and plastic, and one for paper. These are collected weekly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Floor boards too creaky upstairs."

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2020

  • "Generally happy with the accommodation, the biggest issue was the creaking flooring heading to the bathroom."

    Thank-you for your comments. We've examined the floorboards on the upstairs landing and have banged down any loose ones, so we believe any squeaking has now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely few days in the cottage in Middleham."

    The cottage had all the facilities it needed and was very close to a local shop and pubs. The beds were really comfortable too which was great. We would definitely consider returning for another stay. The only downside we found was the WiFi didn’t always work that well and the TV seemed to be affected by this too. We had however taken DVDs so it didn’t impact too much. Overall it was great, would thoroughly recommend.

    Thank-you for your comments and sorry for any difficulties . We've checked out the Superfast Broadband wifi. We have not had any issue with this in the past and it appears to be working perfectly at a high speed. The TV also appears to be working well. We have Freeview which offers all the main channels. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Great cottage, good facilities"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Cleeve Cottage was spotlessly clean, and well-equipped for a comfortable holiday."

    We had a really enjoyable stay: The cottage was in an ideal location for walking and touring. The only slight downsides were the creaky landing floorboards and the toilet sometimes took a while to flush! Middleham has a useful shop for groceries, and a few pubs: All within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by MarianAug 2020

  • "Cottage clean & well equipped but creaky floorboards need fixing."

    Very quiet area but not ideally located.

    Reviewed by SheranJul 2020

  • "Little things missing, oven glove, dustpan and brush, but nothing that would spoil anyone’s stay, lovely cottage in great location!"


    Reviewed by LorraineJan 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped, in a great location for exploring the Dales."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage, friendly lady we spoke to on the telephone, perfect ..."

    Lovely clean cottage, friendly lady we spoke to on the telephone, perfect location for exploring the Dales and a lovely village with plenty of places to eat and drink, very impressed

    Reviewed by KerryApr 2019

  • "Cottage was very cosy and clean with good facilities."

    Leaving the wood burner set was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "Despite some inclement weather we had a great time."

    Aysgarth Falls at their spectacular best, tour of the Georgian Theatre in Richmond, great drive over to Grassington, look round Middleham Castle etc. And it was always good to have such a clean, warm and comfortable base to return to.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "The cottage was a real home from home for all our family and well stocked with all the basics and more."

    The Christmas tree was a lovely touch! Middleham was a nice base to explore the Dales. The convenience store in the town square was extremely handy.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Really cosey. Had everything we needed. We had such A lovey time

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2018

  • "Great little cottage and ideal place to get out and about visiting the Dales."

    The cottage had lots of little extras which was unexpected. Middleham is a lovely village . Nice pubs with good food .

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "This is an excellent and well stocked cottage, in a quiet location but, easy walking distance of the centre of Middleham."

    Reviewed by JosephApr 2018

  • "Cleese cottage was extremely comfortable with everything we needed."

    It was extremely clean with modern decor. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. The cottage was located in a quiet area of the town. There is plenty to see and do in the area and we found everyone so friendly. We had a great holiday and will definitely return to Cleeve cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2018

  • "Cleave Cottage was very well equipped and a brilliant base and was in a lovely town and plenty of places nearby to visit."

    Chocolate Factory in Leyburn a must visit. Only downside was the extremely noise fan in the bathroom, apart from this a lovely cottage. The only reason we put “No” to going back is we never do as we like to visit different places each holiday. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2017

  • "We stayed to attend a wedding nearby."

    The cottage is in a lovely quiet location with the added benefit of a sunny garden. The beds were comfortable and the cottage was spotlessly clean. Handy to be able to walk into Middleham with a shop, pubs/restaurant on hand. We had a lovely holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2017

  • "This was a fabulous cottage In a great location."

    The cottage was immaculate on arrival and was very well equipped. The little extras such as towels tea towels soap toilet roll and dishwasher tablets were great I would definitely recommend. The garden was also lovely to sit in.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent, really welcoming and obviously well looked after by the owners."

    It was very well equipped and many things were provided such as washing up liquid, tea towels, bin bags etc which was much appreciated. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2016

  • "Great location, lovely village, very comfortable property, well equipped."

    The only reason I wouldn't book again is because I never go to the same place again, and would rather explore somewhere slightly different next time.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV , DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, with additional roadside parking next to cottage
  • Secure bike storage in garage
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 min walk.

The property

A welcoming, stone link-detached cottage, set on a small estate on the outskirts of the pretty market town of Middleham.

Stylish and contemporary throughout, Cleeve Cottage is a real delight with first class fittings and fixtures, offering friends and families an ideal holiday home for enjoying this popular area of the Yorkshire Dales.

Featuring a comfortable sitting room with two beautiful sofas arranged around the main fireplace, which houses a characterful multi-fuel stove, this is a cosy space to put your feet up after a day of exploring the local countryside.

The well-equipped kitchen/diner provides a great space to sit and enjoy an evening meal, talk about the travails of the day and prepare plans for the rest of the holiday.

The master bedroom boasts a luxurious pocket sprung king-size bed and the second bedroom contains full-size twin single beds.

Although it boasts two market places, Middleham is a now really only a market town in name; the Yorkshire Dales community is better known these days for its links to The Sport of Kings – horse racing.

The old town is just a short walk from your cottage, and includes excellent old pubs and local restaurants, along with a well-stocked general store.

The famous ruined castle, founded as a simple moat-and-bailey structure in the 12th century, is less than half a mile away, where fantastic views stretch across Wensleydale.

The nearby villages of West Witton and East Witton boast award-winning gastropubs and both are well worth a visit.

Explore nearby Bolton Castle, visit the famous Aysgarth Falls or take a ride on the Wensleydale Railway.

This delightful cottage is ideal for a family or for a romantic break.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas