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The Old Waiting Room

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully refurbished in 2020 former station waiting rooms nestled in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Luxurious interior with lots of special touches and home comforts
  • A Wonderful base for keen walkers and sightseers
  • Within easy reach of Leyburn, Richmond and Masham
Property code: 78575

A luxurious property in a delightful Yorkshire location, explore the Yorkshire Dales with its fabulous countryside as well as a number of characterful towns and villages waiting to be discovered.

This recently renovated cosy cottage is the ideal property for couples to holiday together amongst beautiful surroundings. Situated on the north-eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, keen walkers and cyclists will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a route or trail. As the name suggests, this property was formerly the waiting rooms of the station, and the adjacent railway line is now part of the Wensleydale Steam Railway route, which runs from Leeming Bar in the Vale of Mowbray to Redmire in the Yorkshire Dales. The small, peaceful village of Wensley is 1.5 miles away. It is steeped in history and is home to a picturesque waterfall. There is also a village pub and a candlemakers. After a busy day exploring the local area, head home to curl up in front of the open fire or enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the gorgeous garden. Exquisitely decorated throughout, this cottage has the perfect blend of contemporary design and traditional features. Rich blue tones contrast beautifully with the crisp white walls, whilst stylish and timeless fabrics have been used to add drama and warmth. On entering, you’ll find yourself in the grand open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with its high ceiling and original features. On your left is a cosy lounge area with an open fire housed in a statement-piece fireplace. Along the back of the room is the compact, but well-equipped, kitchen with views of the trees outside and completing the living space is the dining area where four people can dine comfortably. There are two exquisite bedrooms. The first is a super-king-size room, which is very spacious and has plenty of windows to let the light flood in and allow guests to appreciate the views. Elegant, traditional-style furniture adds a sense of class and luxury to the room. This bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is a little more modest, but no less elegant with traditional furniture making good use of the space. Completing the accommodation is an elegant bathroom with a roll-top bath – the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring. Outside, the garden is immaculately presented, with a few seating areas allowing you to follow the sun. There is a small courtyard to the front of the property, which is perfect for a morning coffee as you peruse the map and decide on your route for the day. To the side of the property, there is some seating under a shady pergola as well as two rattan sofas on the patio area. The shed offers lockable storage and has a BBQ and outdoor tableware to use. There is parking available for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size and 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, hot water tap, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wine cooler, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • No children or babies
  • 1 Well behaved dog welcome (no enclosed garden)
  • Large patio spaces and lockable storage
  • Smart TV with Sky Q (movies, entertainment and sports package) in bedrooms and lounge
  • Welcome basket and complimentary toiletries provided
  • Gas BBQ available
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Middleham (4.5 miles) in Wensleydale, is one of Yorkshire's loveliest towns. Famous for its castle (once home to Richard III), it's also home to several racehorse trainers; you will see and hear the horses being led through the village up to the gallops every day. And to top it off, there is a great collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Just 2.5 miles out of the village is the fantastic attraction, The Forbidden Corner. Regularly voted the best family attraction in Yorkshire, it's also well worth a look even if there are no children in your party.

In the opposite direction, you'll find the charming market town of Leyburn (3 miles), with its traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square. As well as a busy market every Friday, the town is also home to the biggest auction centre outside of London. The nearby historic town of Richmond (11 miles) is another great option for a day out with its scenic setting along the River Swale.

There are a wealth of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of the cottage including Aysgarth Falls, which were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Bolton Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was once held prisoner; both are under 8 miles away.

The village of Aysgarth (7.5 miles) is in Wensleydale and boasts many great options to eat, including popular pubs and cute cafes. If you visit in spring, you can’t leave without a visit to Freeholders’ Wood where bluebells, anemones and primroses will be in full bloom.

The stunning landscape of Wensleydale itself includes 25 miles of lush valleys, criss-crossed with the area’s iconic dry-stone walls. If you enjoy walking and countryside views, you will not be short of things to do, with Wensleydale providing delightful moorland, dale-side and valley walks. Wensleydale is also sandwiched between Wharfedale and Swaledale, if you fancy exploring further afield.

If walking is your thing, the surrounding Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise. And there are plenty of options for cycling too, with a variety of excellent gastropubs to enjoy a well-earned pit-stop along the way.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Greg 8th September 2023

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The cottage has been upgraded to a very high specification. They have spared no cost in the fixtures and fittings particularly in the bedrooms and bathrooms. The linen for both those areas was first class. We were only a couple but had we have been two couples I feel it would have been a bit tight for space if eating at home but we ate out all the Read moretime anywayThe welcoming basket and flowers was very much appreciated and a nice touch. We made use of the wine fridge when relaxing outside. Hide

Reviewed by Glenn 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 16th June 2023

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Wonderful holiday where we combined business with pleasure locally. Very peaceful location and well equipped property on the former site of an old railway station.

Reviewed by Joanne 28th April 2023

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A stunning property in a peaceful location. The bedrooms, bathrooms and garden are amazing although the open plan living space is a little small which made food prep awkward. You also feel like you're sitting in the kitchen so not very cosy. Easy to find, good access and plenty to do locally.

Reviewed by Susan 21st April 2023

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Beautifully maintained cottage with great outside space including the former platform. Well equipped with some original features still in place. Well placed for walking, some trails from the property and for local towns such as Leyburn Hawes and Masham. Peaceful rural location. Local pub a short drive away.

Reviewed by Sharon 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Margo 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Martyn 9th September 2022

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A little gem we have never stayed anywhere that is finished to this standard the fixtures and fittings are top drawer

Reviewed by Dawn 1st July 2022

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The primary bedroom and en-suite shower room exceed expectations in terms of luxury and size but the second bedroom is disproportionately small and lacks finesse and this could prove problematic if two couples were holidaying together. The bathroom down a flight of stairs from this bedroom is very nice. The sitting/ dining/ food preparation area isRead more cramped. The outside space is well thought out and there are a variety of seating areas all with very nice furniture. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 24th June 2022

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Fabulous cottage, very comfortable, well equipped and a great location , everything you could ask for. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kate 10th June 2022

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Beautifully appointed cottage. Luxurious and comfortable in a stunning location

Reviewed by Ian 3rd June 2022

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A slightly quirky but cool cottage, large master bedroom with en-suite shower room with underfloor heating, second double bedroom with private bathroom. quiet rural location good for walks & only a 20min stroll to local pub that serves good food, Thoughtful & generous welcome hamper on arrival. Very enjoyable week, would have no hesitation in bookiRead moreng this cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 23rd May 2022

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Fabulous luxurious property in beautiful peaceful location

Reviewed by Ian 29th April 2022

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The cottage is well located for exploring the area of the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and was immaculately clean and well presented throughout. All the furnishings, beds and appliances were all of good quality and made a very comforting cottage. The cottage is located in a quiet rural area next to the HeritageRead more Railway which adds charm to its surroundings and authenticity with ample parking. We would recommend this cottage. Hide

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