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Middle Cottage

(Ref. 929028)

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay and will go back to stay"

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "Enjoyed a good week at this lovely well appointed cottage immaculately clean, ..."

    Enjoyed a good week at this lovely well appointed cottage immaculately clean, well equipped kitchen & short walk to pubs etc…

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to leave this feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Bit strange having to remove own rubbish."

    It was going to be difficult to travel with it in an already full car so having to separate it on the market square into each compartment wasn't very nice, especially with some of the stares we were getting but otherwise a very nice and comfortable cottage.

    Thank you for booking with us and glad you enjoyed your stay. The bin is in the yard to the left of the cottage.I will change our information sheet to make this clearer and apologies for any confusion caused. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a wonderful return stay at Middle Cottage."

    We love this cottage, tucked away in a quiet location off the Main Street but so close to the village pubs, shop and fish and chip shop! The cottage is very clean and so well equipped ; everything has been carefully thought about to make it a very special place to stay . We love the location and being able to walk from the village on numerous walks along the river Cover in all directions without having to drive is extra special. The village of Leyburn is a few miles across the river Ure which has more amenities. Middleham is an interesting village for historians due to its castle and it is wonderful to see the race horses going through the village every morning on the way to the gallops. We would definitely love to return again to Middle Cottage.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Jan 2024

  • "We were delighted with the cottage, it was very comfortable and welcoming, and in a great location."

    The facilities were excellent, the cottage decor was homely and traditional and it instantly gave us the 'holiday on the countryside' feel. The owners had very thoughtfully left us enough logs and kindling to create a roaring fire for the duration of our stay and the kitchen was very well stocked. We didn't use the facilities at the rear of the property, but I imagine a Sumner or autumn evening would be very relaxing on the terrace. We would definitely return.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed Tim and Giselle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very clean and everything we could want, couldn’t have asked for more"

    Thank you for this, glad you enjoyed your systay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage and so conveniently placed for the Dales."

    (I was born and lived in Coverdale for 27 years and have many friends and family in the area. Our dog, a bearded collie, was comfortable there, and he loved the early morning walks up behind the castle. Our visit was a sad one - a close relative’s funeral and we were really happy that the cottage could facilitate two nights. Highly recommended and we would like to visit again. Great support from the Sykes team when we struggled with the key code. Lovely neighbour who also helped out.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful property - loved the dressing room."

    Well equipped and spotlessly clean. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Spotless clean comfy, good location nice if you want to get away from every thing plenty of good walks!"

    ! Need a car to get around but beautiful location and clean cottage to stay in would recommend to friends& family even the day bed is big enough for a small adult

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage, nothing we needed that wasn’t provided."

    Cottage location perfect, lovely village and friendly people everywhere we went. Will certainly revisit.

    Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate them. Tim and Giselle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Middle Cottage, it was so cosy, beautifully decorated, and very well equipped, and situated in a peaceful, and beautiful location."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words. Tim and Giselle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "I think the springs on the mattress are giving up the ghost, you seem to sink into it but don’t come back up and maybe refresh the furniture in the living room."

    All cosmetic, a great break as ever

    Thank you for the feed back, pleased you enjoyed your break and will have a look at the mattress. look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage with great facilities."

    We decided to leave our Black Labrador at home as we were visiting a stable yard where dogs were not allowed. Glad we did as the garden and the cottage would have been a little too small for him. Would be fine for smaller dogs though. Parking in the town square is easy but not so easy outside the cottage as up a narrow lane with scant space to turn back around. May be fine for smaller cars than ours. However these are minor points because we loved the cottage and the location in Middleham is perfect.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay in this delightful cottage ."

    Everything was very good quality , it was very clean and everything was in good order. The cottage is on a lane with no passing traffic so lovely and peaceful , a short walk from the village centre where we managed to find a parking spot every day . The village has three pubs and a chip shop and a general food store, very handy .The only downside to our stay was the steep steps inside and out ,I found it difficult ,but I have mobility issues .Would recommend this property ,but beware of the steps . Many thanks. Jean & David Whittaker and Lucky

    Thank you, really pleased you enjoyed your stay, Tim and Giselle Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very well appointed cottage."

    Good quality items in the home, never lacked for anything 'kitchen wise', good literature about the area and clear instructions about 'how what works' in the cottage. We keep returning to Middle Cottage, that says it all.

    Thank you very much for this feedback and we look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jerzy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Delightful stay, lovely cottage on a quiet lane only 1 minute away from pubs and restaurants."

    Excellent accommodation, warm, clean and comfortable, ideal to relax after enjoying one of the many circular walks from the town. Thoroughly enjoyed our first stay but won't be our last.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful clean cottage in a great location"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely well kept cottage , on the edge of fabulous countryside but a short ..."

    A lovely well kept cottage , on the edge of fabulous countryside but a short stroll from all pubs and restaurants of Middleham

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautifully refurbished traditional Dales cottage."

    Perfect for a quiet stay.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this delightful cottage."

    The only reason we wouldn't stay again was the garden was unsuitable for our dogs. This is because we have Basset Hounds and the steps in the lovely terraced garden were far to steep for them, especially to come down.

    Thank you for the feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay and sorry the dogs couldn't enjoy the garden as well ! Haven't had this issue raised before but will bear it in mind for the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage and very pleasant outdoor space tho it (the terraced garden) needed a bit of attention?"

    Great location and good base for walks and historic buildings .Racehorses beautiful to see. Black Bull and Richard III pubs both good tho landlord friendlier and prices more competitive at the Black Bull

    Thank you for you comments, wasn't aware the garden needed tidying up but this has now been done so I appreciate you bringing it to our attention, pleased you enjoyed ouy cosy little retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with great care and attention from the owners."

    Fabulous day at Wensleydale show. Would highly recommend the both

    Thank you for these kind comments, we try really hard to keep it as nice for our guests as we would like it for ourselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just a quick note to let you know we really enjoyed the cottage."

    It was brilliant, lovely, fresh, clean, well maintained, interesting, characterful and had everything we needed. More often than not we are usually disappointed in the majority of accommodation we have experienced over the years and my catch phrase has become "why don't these people live in their rental accommodation for a while, then they would know what's missing" Yours was faultless!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything you needed and more, loved having the gate to the stairs."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "It was really nice to have so much space upstairs."

    It could easily have been marketed as a three bed cottage and squashed lots of people in, but they didn't. And it gave it a real air of luxury. It is rare to find a cottage equipped so well. Everything was of lovely quality and functioned perfectly. We enjoyed sitting out and up in the terraced garden. Middleham is a very nice village.

    Thank you for these kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean and cosy cottage in an ideal location in a quiet corner of a lovely village."

    Steady stream of racehorses trotting through the village every morning on their way to and from the gallops The local cricket club within 50 yards or so of the cottage.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Beautifully clean with every imaginable amenity. We both loved it.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Mar 2022

  • "Middle Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    It is extremely clean and comfortable. The King-size bed is super comfortable. It really does feel like home from home. Many thanks for all the little nice touches like the wine, coffee etc. We will definitely return and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Middle Cottage and would thoroughly recommend it."

    Middleham and the surrounding areas were beautiful and the addition of the race horses in the village was a bonus

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage second time we have stayed."

    Has everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Beautiful area lots of walks and picturesque villages. Perfect base

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very cosy, clean and has everything you need to cook in."

    In a brilliant location near pubs and a there is a well stocked shop. Beautiful walks and views with racehorses exercising on the gallops nearby Owner is very helpful when any problems arise Super soft memory foam mattress, can be a bit hot and may not suit everyone.

    Reviewed by Allison4.7Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed everything about our holiday"

    Reviewed by C5.0Aug 2021

  • "Perfectly located cottage for our planned days out, great local amenities without being too touristy and busy."

    Cottage really comfortable and tastefully decorated. Loved seeing the racehorses too! Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage is really well situated."

    Furnishings are of a good standard. It was immaculately clean. For our personal preference the mattress was far too soft. Upstairs is light and airy, downstairs, due to the aspect being a wall, it was very dark and a little oppressive. This is very little that can be done about this.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Aug 2021

  • "Most home comforts and facilities providing a spacious and relaxed stay."

    Stairs and access to rear patio not for the physically challenged. No problem parking on square but could be at very busy times. Big awareness of the horse fraternity, it’s everywhere. Pure Middleham. Also well located for immediate walking and easily accessed locations of interest.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely break in Middleham , the cottage was very well equipped with everything you could need."

    Very close to the market square but in a very peaceful and quiet location. Several very nice pubs nearby with a well stocked local shop. Very much enjoyed morning tea and late afternoon cake on the tiered garden patios.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2021

  • "Iovely cottage in a very interesting village."

    Lovely to see the racehorses going through the village.Cottage very well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.Richard 111 pub very good for meals and dog friendly and the village shop is well stocked for essentials. Kate and Trevor Langford.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jun 2021

  • "Thé cottage was of a very high standard in terms of decor, furnishings and kitchenware and much thought had gone into making this an ideal retreat, The tiered garden was a haven to sit and read, eat snd drink."

    Ideally situated, quiet yet on the doorstep of walks and pubs.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "A well presented accommodation in a lovely location."

    The instructions were comprehensive with good guides to local activities and amenities

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2021

  • "Middle Cottage is in a great location just off the market square where all the pubs and eateries are."

    The cottage is well equipped and we really enjoyed sitting in front of the log burner on an evening. The weather was especially good to us and we enjoyed some lovely circular walks without having to drive at all.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2021

  • "This cottage has been furnished to a high standard with everything you need very ..."

    This cottage has been furnished to a high standard with everything you need very cosy and warm we ate in every night but did have a drink in the Richard 111 where we were made very welcome including our dog we hope to return next year

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage was purfect, however, Sykes was another matter."

    You gave two contact numbers, one was a number of a person who had not owned the cottage for over a year and asked me to inform you. I tried to contact you many times but could not get through. So my opinion is Sykes is useless if you need to get through to them. I feel you are also letting your cottage owners down on this front. I eventually got through on the other number provided to find a very helpful cottage owner who gave me all the information needed. I wonder what your purpose actually is at the moment. Cottage was lovely and would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fab little cottage 2 minutes walk from the village pubs, shops and restaurants."

    Can highly recommend the Tack Room Restaurant at the Wensleydale. The cottage is better than the photos suggest. Spotlessly clean and well-provisioned. Good powerful shower, really comfy bed. Can definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable, homely and well equipped especially the kitchen."

    Very thoughtful book of laminated walks/maps. Middleham is a great location.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was in a great location just off the square, comfy bed although far to soft for me but my husband loved it, very cosy, great having dressing room for clothes and plenty of kitchen utensils etc."

    Radiators did not come on upstairs even when turned on. In the cottage description it does not mention the steep steps up from the back door and the narrow lane to the cottage anyone with a bigger car than mine may struggle as nowhere to turn round so tricky to reverse when there are parked cars lower down. Overall a lovely cottage and we would consider going again.

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was ideally placed as a base for the area, well-appointed and comfortable."

    We had one or two small problems - fridge light not working, DVD player remote not working - and the owners very quickly came round and sorted everything out, even replacing the TV and DVD player with new ones! The only downsides were access to the cottage by car, as it's on a very narrow lane which is a cul-de-sac, with no way to turn round, and it was difficult to find parking space nearby, as it was early August in school holiday season, so the town was busy and lively and the square full of parked cars. These were relatively minor problems compared to the benefits, though.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location."

    Very clean and cosy all facilities available will be booking again soon

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed ."

    There were clear notices to advise us of recycling and where to buy items . The bed was so comfortable with crisp clean bed linen nicely presented . The cottage was well placed for all main attractions. Loved the world of James Herriot the main reason for our visit .

    Reviewed by Tess5.0Oct 2019

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  • Two bedrooms : 1 x king-size double, 1 x single day bed
  • Dressing room
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Thermostatically controlled electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with BT Vision and Freeview, Blue ray DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
  • Tiered garden with furniture
  • Ample parking in the town square (free) just 150 yards from the property
  • Parking outside the property for unloading is okay
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs within 0,1 miles
  • Note: Access to two other houses on the row have right of way but seldom used
  • Note: Please inform owner prior to arrival if you need the day bed making up

The property

A grand stone-built, middle terrace cottage situated in a quiet setting just a short walk from the historic town of Middleham.

This characterful cottage has been lovingly furnished to provide a stylish holiday home, ideal for couples and small families to enjoy a well-deserved break in this historic area.

Full of character throughout, the accommodation is a real delight with many original features enhanced by the contemporary furnishings.

Featuring an open-plan living area with exposed warming wood-burning stove, a lovely tiled floor, a comfortable settee, armchair and a delightful dining area.

The adjoining kitchen is both stylish and well-equipped and includes a small storage area, ideal for all the hiking gear.

The kitchen leads upstairs to a spacious main bedroom with king-size bed and a separate dressing room.

The second bedroom boasts a lovely outlook over the rear garden, it has a single day bed (available on request) and also doubles up as a quiet reading room.

The bathroom offers a heated floor, and holds a bath, ideal for a long relaxing soak and a separate shower.

From the kitchen the rear door leads out to a double terrace garden, an ideal spot for dining alfresco, enjoying a good book and soaking in the peace and tranquility of this quiet corner of Middleham.

A premier holiday cottage, ideal for a romantic break in this ever-popular historic old town.

The amenities of Middleham are just a very short walk down the lane and the town square boasts an array of old traditional pubs, fine eateries and old curiosity shops.

Sit back, enjoy a pint of local beer and watch the racehorses walk their way back to the many famous stables scattered throughout the town.

The castle dates back to the 12th century and wonderful walking can be enjoyed right across the area.

Market towns such as Richmond, Leyburn, Masham, famous for the Theakston's and Black Sheep breweries, and Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, are within easy reach.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas