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Wising Gill House

(Ref. 1089668)

Middlesmoor near Lofthouse, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful area."

    Very spacious with modern decor and large ,comfortable beds.You are on the top of a hill with stunning countryside.Definitely need a car and probably 4wd in winter.There is a lovely pub 2 minutes walk away but you need to come well stocked up as the nearest shop is a good twenty minutes drive.We had a great time with our little dog and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage, very homely, clean with a well equipped kitchen."

    Lots of local information provided ref to eating out, walks & sightseeing. The only small comment to make would be to have a unit in the largest double bedroom were you could leave hairbrushes, make up etc on as I had to use a small chair or the floor. Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2024

  • "For us Wising Gill is ideal well appointed modern interior reasonably well equipped plenty of space for everyone in our party."

    Families with young children need to exercise caution during the day given the number of quad’s and motorcycles making use of the right of way over the moor. However the evenings are lovely and quiet and no real light pollution! Also ideally suited for the staggered walk back from the Crown Hotel .

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2024

  • "One thing - when I have stayed in Sykes cottages before there is usually Milk, ..."

    One thing - when I have stayed in Sykes cottages before there is usually Milk, Tea, sugar just to get you over the first few hours- this cottage was miles away from a shop … and although there was wine, coffee and biscuits I think milk and tea would have been lovely …

    Thank you for the feedback, we value our guests comments so have implemented this now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Very cosy, yet modern. We had everything we needed, the biscuits and wine were a lovely touch. Prompt response from the owner regarding a query about boosting the hot water. We had a lovely week in Middlesmoor. Thank you.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by N5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was presented to a very high standard."

    Everything was immaculate, and everything we needed was provided. There was a welcoming bottle of wine and packet of biscuits which was nice. The beds and sofas were comfortable. There was nothing to find fault with. As it was October we didn't use the outside space; the central heating system was very efficient and we were plenty warm enough. The local pub was so convenient, very friendly and welcoming and good wholesome food. All in all we had a lovely holiday.

    Thank you for a great review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful!"

    . The holiday home had everything even fridge freezer. Beautifully decorated very spacious and lovely and warm. Amazing views through the windows. Ideally situated for some lovely walks

    That’s so nice to read, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful"

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2023

  • "High standard of accommodation, very comfortable stay, beautiful location."

    Clean property and well-equipped (dishwasher & washing machine tablets plus washing up liquid included). Thank you for a lovely stay, and for the welcome gifts which added to the experience. Highly recommended.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable property well equipped and in a wonderful location."

    Only issue would be the vacuum being full of dog hair and said dog hair still present under the sofa in the kitchen/dining area otherwise faultless!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very clean a d welcoming."

    Had a very nice stay in a wonderful part of the countryside

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Aug 2023

  • "Overall was very happy with our stay."

    Cottage was very nicely appointed. Only gripes would be that we had no washing powder / detergent for the washing machine and a single dishwasher tablet. No washing up liquid either.....would have thought if supplying those appliances would have been some even if a limited amount? No shower / bath toiletries either. We did have a power cut on our first night (approx 6hrs) but assumed is a norm for the location speaking to some locals. Be prepared to drive a lot as to get anywhere was minimum half hour or further for the likes of Harrogate and bigget towns / cities

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "Wising Gill house is a really lovely place to stay."

    Very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Comfortable beds, good showers and everything we needed plus beautiful views. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your kind words, it is in a beautiful place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2023

  • "Super place to spend a week."

    Great views and walks around you. Nice pub in the village. BUT it misses out on a 5 star because your dog can still escape through the gate as stated before. It’s not therefore enclosed. Also as stated before your neighbours can see in through the patio door. Both are a cheap easy fix. That said the property is new and spot on. I managed to keep my dog in by using the outdoor furniture. So would go back for sure

    Thank you for the feedback, we will review the issues you raised as we aim to exceed customer expectations whenever possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2023

  • "Enjoyed a very pleasant week at Wising Gill House."

    Comfy beds and sofas and decorated to a high standard throughout. Although the situation and scenery were beautiful, there are no shops nearby for basics which didn’t prove a problem for us but may do for other guests. Also the gate to the property needs some wire netting across the bottom as it leads straight onto the road and isn’t suitable for letting dogs out - only when supervised.

    We will look into the area you highlighted as we aim for feedback of 100/100 consistently as we had achieved over the last 18 months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey3.8May 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Quality bedding and beds. Well equipped kitchen. We had a great 2nd stay here. Pub nearby with good food. Lovely walks in the area. Wood recommend a stay here

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for being such good guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at Wising Gill with friends as a birthday weekend for my hubby and my friend Paula."

    The cottage is great. It's clean and cozy with everything you could need for a weekend or longer away. The parking was enough for 2 cars and the location generally very quite at the farthest reach of the small village of Middlesmoor which has a great pub and walks from the door.

    Thank you for your kind words and for being great guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    The pub is great and good was lovely.

    Thanks for the excellent feedback and for being great guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynzi5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed as aparty of 6."

    Although on a road the house is quiet and peaceful. All bedrooms were very comfortable. The house is spacious and well equipped. The kitchen has quality equipment and cleaning products. We enjoyed meals at the pub the staff were friendly. We visited Pately Bridge, Grassington, Fountains Abbey, the Hymalayan Sculpture Garden and walks around a few of the local reservoirs. Thrtr was an issue following heavy rain which the owner sorted out straightaway. If you take a dog the back garden is enclosed but as there is a gate dogs could escape so cannot be let out alone. We had a lovely stay and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, couldn't fault it at all."

    Would recommend to anyone wishing to holiday in rural North Yorkshire. The pub in village was also great, food served daily & enclosed beer garden if you have dogs. Two very minor issues, couldn't find any instructions for the hob (I'm not used to modern controls ) & it could say in visitor book that the water booster is in the cupboard. We spent ages looking in the utility room for it near the tank, haha

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wising gill house is in a beautiful position in the Yorkshire moors."

    The views are amazing.The property is just so comfortable and has everything you need to have a wonderful time.We would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to enjoy peace and quiet country walks or some time visiting the local towns.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property is excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Thanks for your feedback and for being an excellent guest, we hope to have you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wising Gill House is a beautiful, comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage."

    A special place for our family to enjoy. Two nights were not long enough though to fully relax and enjoy it. Looking forward to maybe staying longer next time. Thank you

    We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and thanks for looking after our cottage, we look forward to you coming back next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house was clean and comfortable with all we needed for our stay in terms of entertainment."

    The only downside would be the view of the back garden as it's still unlandscaped but understandable as the house has just been finished being built. If I am being picky I would have liked a mat for shoe wiping near the patio doors and blinds up for privacy from next door, also the side gate requires netting over the bottom half to stop small dogs escaping. There was plenty of walks from the door but some walks due to the terrain and incline may not be suitable for some as Middlesmoor is at the top of a steep hill. Overall along with the friendliness of the locals we had a good time and will be booking again in the future.

    Thanks for your feedback and the points you raise will be looked at, thanks also for being great guests and looking after our cottage while you stayed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7May 2022

  • "Property exceeded all expectations but a chest of draws would help in the master bedroom."

    Very well equipped and fantastic location. Recommend nearby pub for hearty meals.

    Thanks for being great guests and looking after our cottage so well, we are so pleased you enjoyed it and your feedback has been taken on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely stunning, it's furnished to a very high standard and has everything you need."

    Very spacious and comfortable, WiFi and smart TV's are great and my elderly mother was amazed at what Alexa knows! We found the cottage located as the last house on the left in the village and great walks are to be found from the doorstep with extra walks detailed in the booklet in the cottage. A fantastic cottage, we would love to visit again and highly recommend it.

    Thanks for the feedback and also for being a great guest Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved every aspect of our stay."

    Amazing location to explore the dales and enjoy the local villages. Had some lovely cycle rides including the huge hill back home! House is done up to very high standards. Was fully equipped and good attention to detail. The information booklet was very helpful. WiFi was very strong, we had multiple gadgets, Netflix on the smart TV and Alexa!

    Thank you so much for your kind words Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adarsh5.0Apr 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • Central heating
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • 2 x Smart TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops - Nearest shops in Patley Bridge, small seasonal shop 1 mile
  • Pub within 250 yards
  • Property not suitable for under 12's

The property

Lofthouse 1.1 mile.

Sitting in the quiet and tranquil village of Middlesmoor, North Yorkshire, is Wising Gill House, a wonderful, end-terrace cottage.

This is an ideal dwelling for a large family or group of friends seeking the great outdoors and a quieter retreat from the hustle and bustle.

Parking in the off-road parking spaces, you are greeted by the traditional exterior of the stone wall cottage in a remote area surrounded by peaceful countryside.

However, Wising Gill House offers a stunning, contemporary interior where you will find fantastic amenities to make your stay a comfortable one; a stylish, open-plan living space is the heart of the cottage, where you and your guests can host dinner around the dining table for six, make use of the well-equipped kitchen to rustle up a hearty, pre-hike breakfast, and collapse on the sofas in the evening to reflect on the day's adventures.

A neighbouring snug is an extra space to unwind, with more inviting sofas and a Smart TV for evening entertainment.

Find the washing machine and tumble dryer to chuck in muddy clothes in the utility, whilst a handy ground-floor cloakroom has a basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Heading upstairs, Wising Gill House offers fabulous views across the rolling valley from three minimal, smartly furnished bedrooms and a bathroom.

A king-size bedroom has a convenient en-suite shower room, alongside a double, a twin and a spacious bathroom, where you can warm your towel on the heated towel rail whilst you rinse off the day or soak in the tub.

Take time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings on the rear, enclosed patio, where you can sit quietly with your morning coffee, or gather the group for an evening drink on the outdoor seating under the stars.

In Middlesmoor you will find more breath-taking, panoramic views from this elevated position overlooking the countryside, with plenty of walking routes, as well as a traditional pub for delicious dinners, whilst shops to stock up the kitchen are a short journey down the hill in Lofthouse.

For a livelier market town, head south to Pateley Bridge in the centre of Nidderdale with an idyllic high street, where you can discover local history at the Nidderdale Museum, dine at the lovely riverside tea room, or visit The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World, built in 1616.

The fascinating remains of the medieval Fountains Abbey are a short journey east and well-worth a visit, surrounded by 18th-century gardens to explore and stunning scenic views.

Journey south west to Grassington for a perfect base before heading off into the Yorkshire Dales, with a cobbled market square for shops and eateries, the picturesque Linton Falls along the River Wharfe, and the fascinating Folk Museum full of local culture.

Harrogate sits a little further south and is a picturesque town home to a golf club, the pretty Valley Gardens ideal for picnics in the sunshine, or catch a performance at one of Harrogate's historic theatres.

For a picture-perfect escape to the Yorkshire Dales, Wising Gill House is a wonderful base to return to and enjoy time with loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Pateley Bridge 6 miles; Ripon 11 miles.

The pretty village of Lofthouse is idyllically situated amidst the stunning moorland scenery and lush green meadows of Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lofthouse is home to a charming, olde worlde pub, 'The Crown', and one shop, which serves as a general store and Post Office. The village nestles on a low hillside by the river Nidd, close to Gouthwaite and Leighton Reservoir, and the traditional old village of Ramsgill. The local tourist attraction is 'How Stean Gorge', just fifteen minutes walk from the village. The historic city of Ripon is well worth a visit, offering visitors a variety of attractions, including its imposing cathedral with 1300 year old crypt, the Yorkshire Law & Order Museums, a bustling weekly market, an International Music Festival and Ripon Races. Enjoy beautiful riverside and canal walks or explore the famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Garden, whilst the nearby small market town of Masham with its two breweries, glass making studio, shops and gallery is well worth a visit. The historic houses of Norton Conyers and Newby Hall & Gardens are close by and the popular Lightwater Valley Theme Park provides a great day out. An ideal location for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, not to mention Harrogate, Knaresborough and York!

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