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Little Windor

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage sleeping 4 guests across 2 bedrooms
  • Make the most of a welcoming pub and handy shop locally
  • Ample space to host 1 canine companion alongside the family
  • Set in the charming market town of Middleham within the Wensleydale region
  • Spend your days discovering the wonderful walking trails and cycling routes within easy reach of the cottage
  • Head out on a day trip and visit the stunning Aysgarth Falls or the historic Bolton Castle
Property code: G0090

Charming cottage within the bustling market town of Middleham offering a fabulous blend of town and countryside living with plenty of the Yorkshire Dales' most popular attractions within easy reach.

This attractive stone-built cottage is tucked away in Middleham, one of Yorkshire's prettiest towns. Bursting with period character inside and out, it's just the place for a relaxing break. Set behind the market square, this cosy abode is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Wensleydale countryside. Strike out for a walk from the doorstep and be welcomed home by a roaring open fire each evening. A little slice of Yorkshire holiday heaven.


Inside, you'll find a small entrance hall to hang up coats and pull off muddy walking boots. This leads into the spacious and light-filled lounge with wooden floorboards underfoot. Once the fire is roaring, take your pick from three comfy armchairs or a sofa to snuggle up on. For your evening entertainment, there's a Smart TV with DVD and Wi-Fi is also provided if you need to catch up online.


Make your way to the rear of the cottage to discover a generous and bright kitchen/dining room. This stylish and contemporary space is a pleasure to cook and dine in. You'll find elegant shaker-style units well-stocked with all the usual equipment and utensils. Pick up some fresh Yorkshire produce from the excellent local deli in Leyburn and rustle up a hearty cooked breakfast, such a pleasure when there's nowhere you need to be. You'll find all the usual mod-cons including an oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave. Coffee lovers will also appreciate the Nespresso coffee machine. The dining table sits by the back door and offers views out to the terrace garden.


There are two delightful bedrooms, both located on the first floor. The peaceful master bedroom sits at the front of the cottage and boasts a super-king-size bed. This bed can also be configured as two full-size singles if preferred. This room comes complete with a handy en-suite shower with a Mira Platinum digital shower. The second bedroom is tucked away to the rear of the property and is set up as a twin, however, it can also offer a super king-size bed if preferred. Exposed original beams overhead lend period warmth to this lovely room. Just mind your head if you have this room set up as a super-king! The family bathroom is also on the first floor. For those of you who love a good hot soak at the end of a busy day, you'll enjoy finding a bath in here.


Outside, there is a pleasant terraced rear courtyard garden with partial views across the Wensleydale countryside. Patio furniture and a gas BBQ are provided so you can take full advantage of the warm summer evenings. There's also a cushioned bench made for those evening sundowners. It's completely enclosed if you have a dog with you and an outside tap allows you to wash them down (or your muddy walking boots). There is normally roadside parking available immediately outside the cottage, and further free parking just 200 yards away in the market square.


Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 king-size bedroom and 1 twin bedroom (can be configured as a super-king upon request but please mind your head as there are low beams)
  • 1 en-suite shower room, 1 family bathroom with bath and WC
  • Hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Enclosed garden with seating area
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 medium sized dog welcome
  • Pub and shops within half a mile
  • BBQ available
  • DVD player
  • Parking - there is normally on-road parking available immediately outside the cottage, and further free parking just 200 yards away in the market square
  • Children are welcome but please bring your own travel cot and highchair

The cottage is set just behind Middleham’s market square in Wensleydale, 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 selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Near the property is a charming tearoom if you fancy a treat at elevenses, and for dinner, you can opt for pub grub at one of the friendly inns or try one of the charming restaurants. There's also a village store and a couple of bric-a-brac shops to mooch around. 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 well worth a look even if there are no children in your party.

In the opposite direction, you'll find the bustling town of Leyburn, 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.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of the cottage. Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are both under 9 miles away and the picturesque villages of Richmond, West Burton and Askrigg are all within 13.5 miles, 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 there are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Micha 26th February 2019

Great little cottage, a short walk to the village square and pubs. Perfect for a Christmas break.

Reviewed by Anne 23rd February 2019

Loved it!! A very happy week in Little Windsor.

Reviewed by Lesley 12th February 2019

Cottage was cold the first evening but then warmed up. We were expecting a lan en-suite bathroom not just a shower in the bedroom. Despite this the cottage was lovely with great local pubs for eating and we had a great experience. We would return but only in summer when warmer

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Lesley, thank you for your review, its good to hear that you had a great experience and would return again. Other guests have found the cottage cosy and warm with the efficient electric panel heaters and the log fire. Due to the cold weather the owners do leave the heaters on at a low temperature when guests are expected and the cottage warms up very quickly once they are turned up. The weather was cold when you visited and you did manage to turn up the heating as the cottage was exceedingly toasty when you left! If you do visit again and have any problems please don't hesitate to contact the owner, their number is always left on the blackboard in the kitchen and as they live locally are more than happy to help out with any problems. We would love to welcome you back for another stay, take care, Maureen.

Reviewed by Adrian 11th December 2018

Excellent Cottage in a nice location. Very comfortable and spacious with a well fitted kitchen.One quirky feature is the shower in the bedroom. This isn't a problem for two people, but if more people are sharing the house this could be a nuisance.That said, this shouldn't put anyone off what is a really nice place to stay.

Reviewed by Noel 8th December 2018

Misleading to quote 2 bathrooms because there is simply just 1.Also can't call a shower in the bedroom as an en suite. If you look up the definition of an en suite, it says a bathroom attached to a bedroom, then if you look at definition of bathroom, it says consists of basin, toilet and either bath/shower, which this does not.This is purely and siRead moremply misleading the public and needs correcting, because I would recommend this cottage but for only a family or couple not for 2 couples, it makes all the difference. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 24th November 2018

Great cottage --- but difficult with our dog as it rained most of the time ! Stairs dodgy for my husband who has a disability Great if fit --lovely warm all we needed

Reviewed by T 21st November 2018

Everything you need is catered forPerfect settingSpotless!

Reviewed by Tracey 27th October 2018

We enjoyed our stay, beds lovely and comfortable and house beautiful but for high price was quite ikea. I did book in a rush but was dissappointed as had 2 bath logos and I assumed would be 2 toilets. For us personally would have liked to see tv in bedrooms. Quite a noisy location.Welcome pack much Read moreappreciated. For people bookng with children would be better if could book Saturday to Saturday

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Tracey, Thank you for your review, its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Little Windor, which is fortunate to have both a bathroom and an en suite shower room, which is included in the description of the cottage. Most guests love to get away from it all and would prefer not to have TVs in bedrooms. Style and design is quite personal. Buses pass the cottage at only 3 times a day along with occasional farm traffic. Changeovers on Friday and Monday mean that we can offer weekend and mid-week breaks enabling more Gorgeous Guests to enjoy a stay at Little Windor. Yorkshire has so much to offer we would love to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Take care, Maureen. Hide

Reviewed by Raymond 20th October 2018

Amazing little cottage and village. Met owner which was a bonus.Cottage was clean - and modern. Amazing comfy bed and power shower. Arrived to a lovely hamper. A few great places to eat and drink in the village and local shop all only 3 mins walk from the cottage.Only downside is that its a working village, and as such was way more traffic runnRead moreing past the cottage than I would expect fron a HideAway village. We were awoken by vans, HGV, buses and tractors from around 7am each morning. So we just went to bed a little earlier each night-problem solved!Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd September 2018

Stunning little cottage..clean comfortable and great location.. definitely recommend.

Reviewed by lynda 11th September 2018

Relaxing break in beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Valerie 18th August 2018

Well appointed, obviously recently refurbished property to a very high standard,really liked the digital shower in the front bedroom. However be warned if you don't wish to be woken around 6am with the early traffic noise, as the property is adjacent to the main road, sleep in the back bedroom, also the narrow road in front can be quite busy at timRead morees as there is garage plus bus depot 100 yards or so at the bottom of the bank. As for parking in front of the property on the narrow cobbled area this can be somewhat difficult if the car next door is already parked in their spot, unless you have something as small as a Fiat 500. I am aware the property information advises parking in the market square if unable to park adjacent to the property. however parking in Middleham can be near impossible at times and for the elderly or infirm to park there and have to walk back up a fairly steep bank to retrieve their vehicle can be somewhat daunting. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 11th August 2018

The cottage is well presented and in a good condition. It has a homely relaxed feel to it. It has everything you could need whilst away from home. There is a shop in the village for bread and milk etc. There are pubs and a restaurant too. Its in a good location to explore from too.

Reviewed by Lisa 2nd August 2018

Beautiful cottage tucked away from traffic but close enough to walk to the pubs in the square. Plenty to explore in the village with the castle and walks out into the countryside.

Reviewed by John and Judy 21st July 2018

An excellent cottage - well furnished , well equipped, tastefully decorated. thoughtful touches everywhere. Minor problem with parking outside Little windor

Reviewed by Brian 5th July 2018

Excellent cottage within a lovely village. People very welcoming and friendly. Had majority of everything you need for your stay with pet dogs.Will definitely recommend to family and friends. Plus will also return ourselves in the future.

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