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Sunshine Cottage

(Ref. 1004125)

Preston under Scar near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • eco (5)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect cottage in a pretty rural village within easy reach of tourist attractions."

    The appointments are modern and of high quality, creating a very clean and comfortable place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Our small car (Mazda 2) fitted perfectly into the car park and there is on-street parking for larger cars. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "Delightful cottage, finished to a high standard with modern, quality fittings, furniture and soft furnishings."

    Everything you could need is supplied.

    Hi Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2024

  • "A lovely quiet location, close to some good walking routes."

    Leyburn, with its shops, cafes and pubs, Wensley and Redmire are all within easy walking distance. The cottage is warm and comfortable, with all the facilities we required in good working order. The beds are large and comfortable and there is always a plentiful supply of hot water. The large fridge freezer was very useful, as we always take a good selection of chilled and frozen food on holiday. We had a very enjoyable week, in spite of the weather and will be booking again some time next year.

    Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our property. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "It is a lovely cottage, appointed to a high standard with all needed equipment."

    However, we picked it because it was wheelchair friendly so we assumed it was disabled friendly. Unfortunately not - the shower had a 6-8 inch step to get in and the beds were too low for someone with limited mobility. Also, the gate to the ramp was fastened closed. Just need to he careful how you market it. It's in a lovely location and would be great for fully able bodied people.

    Reviewed by Sue3.4Oct 2023

  • "A fire place and fire would make it feel cosy and less clinical still a very nice place."

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vivian3.8Oct 2023

  • "Sunshine Cottage is in a lovely quiet location and is the perfect base to explore Wensleydale and Swaledale."

    Lots of excellent walks in the area. The cottage is clean, warm and well equipped. The owner responds very quickly to any queries. We definitely hope to return for another week.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back at some point. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Hi, the cottage was beautiful, everthing we needed was available."

    Very clean and tidy, we loved our stay and will be booking again. Best holiday ive had for a long time. Would definitely recommend Sunshine Cottage. ❤️

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our 2nd stay at sunshine cottage."

    We had a wonderful week and the property is in a lovely location. Unfortunately the cottage was not clean on our arrival. There was dried food under the yellow chair cushion, the sofa was dirty, dirty floors and kitchen work surface, dirt and dust around outside of shower tray. We had to clean before unpacking, not what we would expect on holiday! There is also quite a bit of wear to the property now, plinths in the kitchen loose, shower tray dipping and cracked. Also kitchen equipment lacking; no scales, only small saucepans, no glass bowl/bowl suitable for microwave. Despite this we still had a lovely time but think the cottage is in need of some TLC.

    Reviewed by Lucy2.8Aug 2023

  • "It was a nice place to stay but would say 4 nights would be the max."

    Nice area people are friendly. Good location and a quiet area with good views. Clean and tidy with plenty of utensils and information available. Dog friendly. Downside there is no back garden. Overall happy with the stay and recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely weekend at sunshine cottage and was well impressed it was like home from home everthing in there was what we wanted n more …."

    As a family the only thing missing we all said was a hot tub ….

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful little cottage, with everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    Small but perfectly formed! The outside terrace is south facing so great for breakfast and an evening drink. Cottage was warm, clean and comfortable. We hope to be back. Would be helpful to have some information when to put rubbish out for collection etc.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We will look forward to your return. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Sunshine Cottage."

    All the rooms are a good size for such a compact space. Such a quiet and lovely village too. Would return again.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Apr 2023

  • "The only thing that would have been useful would be information about the various types of ECO friendly contents like the induction hob, smart tv , heating etc."

    There were no information manuals available.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We will make sure that the manuals and instructions are easier to find. Thanks again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful peaceful village."

    The cottage itself is more spacious than it looks on the photos. Very comfortable, extremely clean, warm and homely. Would definately go back and would recommend to others. The owners had left fresh milk in the fridge for us, tea, coffee biscuits, tea towel, cloths etc. Lots of beautiful walks right on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Sunshine Cottage."

    Beautiful cottage, clean, comfortable and a home from home, in a pretty location. We will definitely be visiting again.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2023

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  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 2 x double (can be twins on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • First-floor snug/study with sofa bed
  • Air source heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky Glass, Superfast WiFi
  • Fuel, towels and power included
  • Gated driveway with parking for 1 car, with additional roadside parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 2 miles, Wensley Waterfall 2 miles
  • Note: The whole building is wheelchair friendly (There is a small step into the shower)
  • Note: The spiral staircase goes to a spare room (not a bedroom)
  • Note: There are steps from driveway but the entrance can also be accessed via the level access at the side of the property

The property

Leyburn 3.5 miles.

Located in Preston under Scar near the amenities of Leyburn in North Yorkshire is Sunshine Cottage, a delightful, two-bedroom dwelling.

Enjoying a stylish, open-plan living space, an enclosed garden with a private driveway, and a prime position near the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Sunshine Cottage makes the ideal base for a countryside escape, for couples, friends or families and their four-legged companion.

Park up on the driveway or to the roadside, before ascending the steps and reaching the light-flooded living space.

Be welcomed into the contemporary sitting area, with plush seating to relax upon with the Smart TV with Sky Glass on in the backdrop.

Continue through to the well-equipped kitchen, complete with state-of-the-art appliances, where you can rustle up tasty dishes to enjoy around the table for four.

For some peace and quiet or to box off any work, climb the spiral staircase to locate the snug/study, also featuring a handy sofa bed.

As the night unfolds, venture out to the enclosed patio, offering the ideal place to watch the sun set and enjoy a glass of wine or two.

Return indoors to catch some rest in either of the bedrooms, which can be set up as doubles or twins, both well-appointed and serviced by a sleek shower room.

Prepare for your coming days before kickstarting your itinerary, with hikes to Wensley Waterfall and Harmby Waterfall, before following the tunnels and chambers through The Forbidden Corner, ending in it's pretty 4-acre garden.

Traverse into the national park to visit the breath-taking landscapes of Aysgarth Falls and Cauldron Falls, whilst the Dales Countryside Museum is the ideal place to brush up on your local knowledge.

The market town of Richmond is within driving distance, also home to an immersive museum, the Richmond Falls, and the remains of Richmond Castle, recommended to tour for an activity steep in history.

Round off your break by travelling through the Nidderdale AONB, visiting the Nidderdale Museum, and hiking up to the Brimham Rocks, following the many nature-filled walking trails in the area.

Take to the countryside by booking Sunshine Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Richmond 7 miles.

Dominated by its large market square, which still boasts a lively Friday market, the bustling town of Leyburn is known as the ‘Gateway to Wensleydale’, with beautiful views from its western edge across the Dale. The town has much to offer with its many craft shops, galleries and tea rooms. There are many lovely walks for all abilities in this beautiful area, as well as delightful villages to explore. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, notably the Constable Burton Hall Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, and of course the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas