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Hare Cottage

Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious holiday home sleeping 4 across 2 bedrooms
  • Ample space to host two canine companions alongside the family
  • Set within the pretty little village of Finghall in Wensleydale offering a truly relaxing retreat
  • Enjoy a soak in the stunning wood-fired hot tub as you make the most of the countryside views
  • Take a leisurely stroll to the wonderful village gastro pub, located within walking distance
  • Discover the unrivalled beauty of the Yorkshire Dales as you bask in the gentle countryside on your doorstep
Property code: G0071

Luxurious holiday cottage located in a pretty little village in Wensleydale, offering luxurious interiors, a wood-fired hot tub, and equally impressive surroundings to be enjoyed by the whole family.

This property is a truly gorgeous five-star two-bedroom luxury holiday cottage set in a pretty little village in Wensleydale. Breathtaking views from every room, a cosy wood burner to curl up in front of and a fabulous wood-fired hot tub looking out over the Wensleydale steam trains. Oh, and an excellent foodie pub just a few hundred yards away.

If you're searching for a Yorkshire Cottage with wow factor, this property is the one. Set looking out towards a picturesque valley in the Yorkshire Dales, this beautiful holiday cottage has been lovingly designed to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Soft warm blankets on the sofa, underfloor heating beneath wooden floorboards, large windows framing that view. Every little detail is pitched just right. There is also an TV with Freeview, a DVD player and Wi-Fi to keep you entertained.

In you can drag yourself away from the view, inside you'll find a charming open-plan sitting room leading on to a kitchen and dining area. In the winter months you can light up the wood burner, curl up on the sofa and gaze out to the stunning countryside below. And in the summer, throw open those doors and bring the outside in.

The kitchen has every modern convenience you could wish for, from a dishwasher and washing machine to a Nespresso coffee maker and iPod docking station. Pop on your favourite album, whip up some coffee, grab the Sunday paper and chill.

This cottage has two generously sized bedrooms, both en-suite. The first is a gorgeous super-king room. You can request for this room to be set as a twin if you prefer. The en-suite bathroom in this room boasts underfloor heating (as does the whole cottage), a grand roll-top bath and a separate walk-in monsoon shower. The second bedroom in this luxury Wensleydale Cottage also has a king-size bed and enjoys fabulous floor to ceiling windows. There is a dressing room and an en-suite which has a bath and shower overhead.

If you think the interiors are special, just wait until you go outside. This property has a large enclosed garden with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales countryside, and you can often see the steam trains of the Wensleydale Railway puffing along below. There is a raised decking area complete with garden furniture, an idyllic spot for a BBQ lunch. And of course, there is the fabulous wood-fired hot tub. Fire it up in the evenings and bathe under the stars twinkling in the night sky above you. There will be enough wood provided on arrival to get the water lovely and warm.

This property requires a payment of a £150 security deposit.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 king-size bedroom and 1 super-king (can be configured as a twin on request)
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Heating included
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Off-road parking
  • LCD TV, MP3 docking station
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot / high chair
  • Arrive to a welcome hamper
  • Pub within half a mile, shop within 3
  • BBQ available
  • Bikes available on request

This property is in an idyllic location in the Yorkshire Dales in the village of Finghall. Set in an elevated position looking out onto the lush green pastures of Wensleydale, there are amazing views to be had in every direction. And if you are a bit of a foodie, the local village gastropub is just a stone's throw away.


This property has lots to offer families. The large enclosed garden is perfect for little ones to run around in safely and there is also a generous play area next door with a variety of outdoor toys to keep them happy. The paddock to the rear of the cottage is home to Shetland ponies, and the kids will love coming out to say good morning every day. The owners can also provide you with bikes if required.


Just down the hill there is a tiny rural train station where you can hop aboard the Wensleydale steam trains. Heaven for kids and rather delightful for adults too, jump on and head up to Leyburn (5 miles) for lunch before taking the train back home again. There's also a golf course less than a mile away too.


Leyburn is an archetypical slice of Dales market town life. You'll find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square, which hosts a busy market every Friday. Leyburn is also home to the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain. The attractive town of Bedale (7 miles) is also worth a visit. Stop for a coffee before making your way around the town's antique shops.


There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of this property. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both less than 12 miles away while the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are 17 miles drive, so lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about. If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise and you can strike out from the door of this luxury Wensleydale cottage. There are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country. And when you need to refuel, stop at one of the areas many excellent gastropubs.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 23rd August 2019

Fabulous cottage, the views are spectacular, lots of fantastic places to visit and we were never disappointed with food from any of the many restaurants we visited, the steam train was a lovely experience, please note that if you visit Bolton Castle dogs are not allowed, unfortunately we found this out a bit late! We would definitely go back to HarRead moree cottage and to the Yorkshire Dales Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 17th June 2019

Lovely cottage in a great setting. Just needs tweaks to bring it back up to 5 Star. The welcome pack was definitely not as pictured online - Tesco white wine, Tesco crisps, box of 6 Mr Kipling cakes and a bag of breadsticks. Some technical issues (oven and shower) need to be addressed but overall had a lovely week. Hot tub a bit of a faff so didnt Read morebother. Nice quiet village but no shop! Pub OK for a meal. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 19th April 2019

Beautiful location not too far for visiting other areas of interest and very secure garden for children and dogs. Local train service ran by volunteers was brilliant and only a couple of minutes walk.

Reviewed by Glen 6th March 2019

Lovely stay in lovely surroundings

Reviewed by Susan 20th February 2019

Brilliant relaxing time in a beautiful cottage. Just a couple of niggles. The fan oven didn't work properly and the microwave was very poor, could do with a more equipment in the kitchen, we had to go and buy a pyrex bowl to use in the microwave. Taps dripping in the bathroom was a little irritating. All in all a nice cottage and a good stay. WoRead moreuld return. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 5th February 2019

Beautifully furnished and well equipped with stunning views from the lovely lounge. Great location with easy access to local places of interest. Would definitely recommend it, No, out host, is lovely.

Reviewed by Alison 20th November 2018

Fabulous cottage with everything you need. Host was lovely and really helpful. Warm comfortable and cosy with beautiful views of the countryside. Definitely worth a visit for a nice relaxed weekend.

Reviewed by John 5th November 2018

We had a lovely week at Hare Cottage. The owner, Jo, was extremely helpful and welcoming, and quickly sorted out the problem with the heating. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and the view from the lounge and bedroom windows was outstanding. We would recommend Hare Cottage to all country lovers (and their dogs)!

Reviewed by sue 27th October 2018

The perfect get away from it all place! With fridge filled, logs piled up and to wake up that first morning to the sound and gusts of the wind, in that cosy cottage with the log fire was simple the most perfect place to be ?

Reviewed by Hannah 23rd October 2018

All I can really say is... WOW. What a stunning location for the most beautiful cottage that we have stayed in. We chose to stay at Hare Cottage on the eve of our wedding day and for a few days after. The cottage had everything we couldve needed and more, the hot tub was a dream, views were stunning and the place felt extremely private even though Read morethe owners live just behind. Could not recommend this place enough. We are hoping to be back for our 1 year anniversary. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 2nd October 2018

We had a very pleasent stay and the viws were exceptional. It would have been easier if we did not have to keep opening the gates although the owner did let us keep the nearest one open when we went out.

Reviewed by Christine 22nd August 2018

Beautiful views from this property. Smaller than expected but beautifully furnished. The property has two gates to open to get into the driveway which the owners like to be closed at all times. Understandable in that they have horses in the field but even if the gates are closed they dont allow parking outside of the gate to the property which can Read morebe a pain if guests mobility is not perfect. Its a stunning location and we had a lovely week but a lot of rules to be adhered to. As there are no exterior photos of the property its not clear what you are arriving at. Having said all that its a really lovely but not our favourite. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 1st August 2018

2nd time here at Hare cottage and every bit as good as the 1st time. Lovely property with great views. The owners are exceptionally helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to other people.

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd July 2018

Cottage was very pleasant, although living area was smaller than we expected, making it rather cramped for four adults.Owner was very helpful, but on holiday for the week, so the oven did not get the repair it needs to work properly. Kitchen utensils were not good quality. Also, showers were difficult to adjust to suitable temperatures.

Reviewed by Diane 16th June 2018

Stunning views, great location for walkingFriendly and helpful owners

Reviewed by Michael 29th May 2018

Fantastic location and the two bedrooms and bathrooms were superb. Jo the owner was always helpful and informative whenever we needed her. Would happily recommend Hare Cottage to anyone.

Reviewed by Ann 12th May 2018

Lovely comfortable cottage very well equipped. Bedrooms and bathrooms beautiful and bright.Outside area private and perfect for dogs and us!

Reviewed by Louise 29th April 2018

Beautiful cottage, stylish and well thought out. Perfect for a very peaceful getaway. Helpful owner on hand. X

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

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