Pony Cube Cottage is a superb bolthole from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire by foot, bike or car.
Nestled in the gorgeous village of Middleham, a stone’s throw from its medieval castle, racing stables and bustling square, this charming two-bedroom stone terrace cottage is perfect for couples, friends and older families alike.
Step off the main street and feel instantly at home as you enter the immaculate sitting room, furnished with original artworks, a snuggly sofa, armchair and a beautiful cast iron fireplace.
There’s a Smart TV box, DVD player, Wifi and tonnes of books and games to keep you entertained.
The bright and airy kitchen/diner is well equipped with the usual, including electric hob, double oven and dishwasher and a comfortable table to gather around for mealtimes.
Leading out from the kitchen is a delightful, sheltered, south-facing courtyard with bistro table and chairs for four.
It’s the perfect spot for a quiet morning coffee while listening to the birds or to soak up the sun with an ice-cold drink in hand.
The area is fully enclosed for four-legged friends and has a secure outhouse for bicycles.
Both bedrooms are on the first floor.
To the front, the double room enjoys a king-sized bed and original built-in cupboard.
The window seat is the perfect spot to watch the racehorses clatter past in the morning.
To the rear is the second bedroom with twin beds and glimpses of the Yorkshire countryside beyond.
Also on the first floor is the shared luxurious shower room.
Step straight out of Pony Cube’s front door and you’ll find paths galore leading to spectacular countryside, spellbinding ruins and tranquil rivers.
After a satisfying day exploring head back and relax by the cottage’s open fire or treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of Middleham’s superb pubs, only a few minutes’ walk away.
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.
Note: Unfortunately this property is not suitable for children under 5 years old.