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The Pear Tree - Middleham

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful Grade II listed three-storey Georgian townhouse
  • Ideally located in the market square of Middleham
  • A selection of shops and eateries within 500 yards
  • Spacious accommodation with two comfortable lounges
  • Just 2.5 miles from The Forbidden Corner, a top family attraction
  • Pick up some antiques in the nearby town of Leyburn, 2 miles away
Property code: G0189

Relax in this handsome 18th century Georgian townhouse which is set in the heart of Middleham, one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages. This beautiful Grade II listed three-storey property has four generous bedrooms and four bathrooms, three of which are en-suite. It's the perfect choice for families and groups of friends looking to explore this gorgeous corner of the Dales.

Some parts of this stunning property date right back to the 1600s; over the course of its life, the building has been a private residence (once home to a colourful and controversial 19th-century jockey), a shop and even a pub. Today, its current owners have transformed it into a generous and welcoming holiday home, with every modern comfort provided. All the true character of the building remains, with a host of original features like fireplaces, sash windows and wooden beams having been lovingly restored.

Step inside to find an entrance lobby which still has the original bell pull used to summon attention. Make your way into the spacious lounge boasting oak floorboards, an original bay window and a large open fire resting under an inglenook fireplace. Light it up and settle down in front of the warm glow; time to switch off and re-charge. Take your pick from two comfy sofas or two handsome armchairs to curl up on, plenty of room for the whole family.

Your evening entertainment is provided on the Smart TV with DVD, perfect if you enjoy snuggling up together for a family movie. A base sound amplifier gives that home cinema effect and Wi-Fi is also available.

The cottage boasts a second lounge on the top floor of the house, ideal for giving everyone their own space. This room has a large L-shaped sofa to stretch out on and another Smart TV. There's also a DVD player with DVDs for all ages, a table football machine, lots of board games and a large library of books to keep the whole family entertained.

Let's make our way back down to discover the gorgeous kitchen, an elegant mix of clean units, granite worktops and a sleek slate floor. You'll find all the usual mod cons including a hob, two electric ovens, full-size fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The cupboards are well stocked with all the crockery, pots, pans and utensils you'll need to rustle up a hearty family dinner. We're particularly fond of the chunky farmhouse table, just the spot for a morning coffee or late-night chat over wine and cheese. A selection of cookbooks allows you to try something different this holiday. A separate utility room is home to a washing machine and dryer, very handy for storing and cleaning muddy walking clothes. Downstairs is also home to a handy WC.

In addition to the farmhouse table, there's a large formal dining room, a lovely room with its own large open inglenook fireplace. Original hooks hanging from the ceiling hark back to when this old building was once a pub. Settle down to eat at the bespoke dining table handmade in Yorkshire from reclaimed wood and metal. Comfy chairs gather round seating eight people comfortably. A French cupboard houses that all-important champagne, wine, beer and whisky glasses.

All of the bedrooms in the cottage are on the first or second floor. On the first floor is bedroom one, home to a fabulous king-size French bed. A period fireplace lends character whilst a TV provides 21st century entertainment. This room also boasts a walk-in wardrobe/dressing area and a beautiful en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is set to the rear of the building and also offers a king-size French bed, original fireplace, TV and en-suite shower room.

The final bedroom on this floor is a lovely twin room with two full-size single beds. The beds can be zipped together to offer one super king-size bed if requested. It also has a TV so guests can chill out in their pyjamas over morning telly. The house bathroom is just next door. Offering a bath with shower overhead, it's perfect for washing little ones or indulging in a long hot soak yourself.

Bedroom four is set at the top of the house, a generous room with a zip-and-link bed offering a twin or king-size set-up. It will be configured as a super-king as standard so please ask if you would prefer two singles. A further TV is provided, and it also has an en-suite shower room. So, every bedroom effectively has access to its own facilities.

The property is set in the heart of beautiful Middleham so outside space is limited to an attractive rear patio garden which is a couple of steps down. Home to various outdoor furniture and a pear tree, this is a pleasant space in which to while away an afternoon over a tipple. And if you're looking for space to stretch the legs, the stunning Wensleydale countryside with miles of public footpaths and cycle routes are all around.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 zip-and-link king-size, 1 zip-and-link twin
  • 5 bathrooms – 3 en-suite shower rooms, 1 family bathroom with a bath and shower overhead, 1 separate WC
  • Kitchen with a hob, two electric ovens, full-size fridge/freezer and a dishwasher
  • Utility room with a washing machine and dryer 6 TVs – 2 with DVD and a selection of DVDs
  • Table football machine, board games and books
  • Travel cot & high chair upon request at the time of booking  
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop under 500 yardsaway
  • Roadside parking available subject to availability
  • Netflix
  • Blue Tooth speaker
  • Wensleydale Hotel for delicious food in the Tack Room Restaurant  
  • Picnic Basket and rug for days out in the Dales
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

As well as boasting its own historical landmark, Middleham is in a prime location to explore some of North Yorkshire's other hotspots. If you're travelling with children, take a day trip to the famous Forbidden Corner (2.5 miles) and explore a quirky labyrinth of tunnels and chambers. Grown-ups meanwhile will love discovering the antique shops of Leyburn (2 miles) and the cobbled markets of Richmond (11.5 miles). Closer to home, Middleham offers a great array of characterful pubs and restaurants, all within 500 yards of the property.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 19th April 2024

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Pear Tree House is a very spacious well equipped place to holiday in a group. It suspicious bedrooms with comfy beds and powerful showers. One bathroom has a bath which is good if you have children. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of cutlery plates cups et cetera and glasses. If you like cooking, there is a very well stocked spice cupRead moreboard with every condiment you can think of. There are plenty of lovely walks in lovely countryside nearby. Good selection of pubs too. Hide

Reviewed by Jennie 11th April 2024

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Lovely property, well appointed and in the perfect location. We shall probably return.

Reviewed by Bob 23rd March 2024

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Reviewed by Jennifer 18th March 2024

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Reviewed by Jean 23rd February 2024

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Lovely three storey house, ideal for family get-together. Fantastic situation, right on the market square. There is all that you want in the cottage. Beds are very comfy and the en-suite bedrooms are quite large, the twin bedded is not so big but adequate. The downside is the outdoor area which is very small and also there is no on-site parking, soRead moremething you may have a problem with in the summer months, we were here in February and parking was a slight problem. All in all would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Janeann 19th January 2024

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Beautiful period house with modern furnishings and fittings . Central in the lovely village of Middleham with a fantastic chip shop opposite . Would highly recommend . We went as 3 couples. The Saddle Room restaurant which is nearby (short drive) was fantastic as well

Reviewed by Wesley 8th December 2023

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Reviewed by Gail 4th December 2023

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Reviewed by Lindsay 24th November 2023

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Excellent home from home. Everything you need and more for a great Yorkshire escape and village life.

Reviewed by Jill 3rd November 2023

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Beautiful home well equipped kitchen. Fantastic having so many bathrooms.

Reviewed by Penny 13th October 2023

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Cottage in very convenient situation in market square, free parking available nearby so not a problem. Beautiful location, loved the local walks and views. Plenty of places to visit in area. Cottage clean, tidy and well equipped, and has character. Comfortable beds- very important! Books and games available. Flexibility re rooms and beds means thatRead more ideal for our party of 8 mature adults but equally suitable for families. Hide

Reviewed by Emmajane 6th October 2023

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Absolutely loved this place. Everything you would need to have a perfect break. Kitchen fully equipped for self catering. Bedrooms all lovely clean and extremely comfortable

Reviewed by Patricia 22nd September 2023

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Beautiful house, would recommend staying there, there was ample free parking quite close to the house, was lovely seeing the race horses go through the town, lovely area and very friendly locals

Reviewed by Philip 18th August 2023

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Middleham is a great base for exploring the eastern dales and The Pear Tree a very comfortable, well-equipped and convenient house with oodles of space. We own horses and loved seeing the racehorses exercising in the market square in the mornings. Nearby Leyburn has some great shops including the excellent Campbells grocers and The Sandpiper pub whRead moreich serves excellent food. The only downside was parking. Although its free in Middleham, we never found a space within 200m of the house. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 4th August 2023

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The Pear Tree House is a lovely place to stay, it is very convenient for exploring the surrounding beautiful countryside within the North Yorkshire Dales. The property is big, spacious and comfortable, with a large dining room and lounge area. All the bedrooms are light airy and spacious with very comfortable beds. It would benefit from a larger ouRead moretdoor area for eating outside though. With this very minor criticism, we would thoroughly recommend Pear Tree House for family/friends to holiday in. Hide

Reviewed by Duncan 28th July 2023

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A beautiful cottage in a great location. Key access was really straightforward (key box with a combination lock by the front door) so we could arrive any time after the check in time. All the bedrooms are a good size and all have their own bathroom. The kitchen is well-equipped with both appliances and cutlery/crockery/pans etc. When we needed to cRead moreall the housekeeper to get a couple of light bulbs replaced she was very responsive and sorted it the same day. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce 21st July 2023

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This property is a characterful, comfortable and well furnished house. It has large en-suite rooms and is perfect for a family or group. It is well placed in the centre of Middleham in a quiet corner with places to eat and drink nearby. Theres a small well stocked grocers and a few Antique shops..lovely. Horses riders clip-clop by daily ..you can jRead moreust sit and watch & take in the atmosphere from outside tables at one of the nearby pubs. The house is extremely well located for touring the area. Hide

Reviewed by John 16th June 2023

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What a perfect house in a brilliant location. Very comfortable and well equipped. 3 bedrooms with en-suites and one with its own bathroom. Great base to explore the Dales. Middleham has a shop, a hotel, 3 pubs and a Castle. What else do you need! Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by David 9th June 2023

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The cottage was first class and the village of Middleham is excellent.

Reviewed by Deborah 29th May 2023

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This a beautiful house with a well equipped kitchen, tasteful decoration and very comfortable beds. Having 4 bathrooms was brilliant too. It is ideally located in a friendly and picturesque village with shops and bars close by. We had a wonderful family holiday and made full use of the huge dining table. There is easy access to local attractions egRead more Forbidden Corner, Aysgarth Falls and Hawes. Not a huge amount of outdoor space but the Yorkshire Dales is a great back garden! Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 31st March 2023

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A lovely property in a beautiful, unique village. Great location for local walks & adventures. Fascinating place for the equestrian history of Middleham. Recommend visiting: Richmond & Easby Abbey, Aysgarth falls, Askrigg falls, Fountains Abbey, Bedale, and a day trip to York. Dont be put off by the lack of assigned parking, we were there over MiddRead moreleham annual open day and it was still no issue. Convenient house for multi-generational holiday with the 2 lounges and lots of shower rooms! Hide

Reviewed by Morag 17th February 2023

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Fantastic holiday cottage! Very well equipped and so comfy and cosy. We had a lovely family break.

Reviewed by Barbara 21st December 2022

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Reviewed by Lindsay 25th November 2022

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Great place to stay, the house is beautiful and a real escape for us to experience village living. The house is homely beautifully decorated and has everything a family of 8 could possibly want .

Reviewed by Kathleen 14th November 2022

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Lovely house, with great facilities, in the middle of a super village. A group of 8 friends will make it a yearly event to visit Pear Tree House.

Reviewed by Nigel 4th November 2022

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Great house, wonderful location. This was our second visit and suspect well be back in 2023.

Reviewed by Carolyn 30th September 2022

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Extremely comfortable cottage in all respects. Well equipped and good location.

Reviewed by Joan 23rd September 2022

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Lovely spacious property, with three pubs in walking distance and in a beautiful part of the countryside. We spent an afternoon at Bolton Castle, very good value for money with plenty to see.

Reviewed by Helen 16th September 2022

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An extremely well stocked and comfortable cottage. We were there for the Queens funeral, so the television lounge was a bonus. I imagine with children this would be an added bonus, sadly 6 retired ladies didnt make use of the football table, we planned to, just couldnt fit it in. Location and Cottage excellent.

Reviewed by Paul 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 29th July 2022

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The home is very well equipped and you need take nothing from your home. There are limited views but you are n the middle of the Yorkshire Dales for heavens sake!!

Reviewed by Simon 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 24th June 2022

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Beautiful house in lovely village. Close to pubs on Market Square. Walks from the doorstep. Lots to do locally.

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