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Old Cartmel Cottage

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic and cosy North Yorkshire holiday cottage for two guests
  • Perfectly blends traditional and contemporary styles
  • Perfect location for walkers and those wishing to explore the Yorkshire Dales
  • Village location close to pubs and tearooms
  • Charming courtyard garden
  • Within short driving distance of top visitor attractions like Middleham Castle
Property code: G0102

This exquisite one-bedroom holiday cottage is set at the heart of Middleham, offering a mature and sophisticated style throughout this property is a superb choice for a romantic break.

This exquisite one-bedroom holiday cottage is situated in the heart of Middleham, one of the prettiest towns in the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for two, this romantic abode boasts an elegant, sophisticated style and offers picturesque walks, as well as a great selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants from the doorstep.

We just love this bijou stone-built cottage with its chic decor and well thought out spaces. Step into the handsome porch, take off your boots and rest a while; the little window seat in here is the best seat in the house for spotting the racehorses trotting up the village en-route to the gallops.

Make your way into the open-plan living space, home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Classic style blends with contemporary comfort in here and underfloor heating is a welcome addition. It manages to feel comfortable, stylish and cosy all at once. Pop open a bottle of something chilled, grab a good book and settle down on the sofa for an afternoon of sheer bliss. An electric fire with a wood burner effect keeps everything nice and toasty. There's a Smart TV with DVD if you want to bring some of your favourite movies and Wi-Fi is available too.

The compact, yet perfectly formed kitchen comes equipped with everything you'll need. There are an electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and microwave for your convenience. There is also a small freezer under the stairs - well you'll need ice for your cocktails! Rustle up a romantic dinner and settle at the quaint dining table.

Time for bed, head up the charming bespoke wooden staircase to the gorgeous bedroom. The style up here echoes the same traditional but well-heeled look. Stretch out on the bed and enjoy a birds-eye view of the village outside. This peaceful and elegant room is a joy to wake up in each morning, hidden away from the hustle bustle of real life. Next door, you'll find the bathroom featuring a generous walk-shower and WC. Deep windowsills remind you of the history in this cottage.

To the front of the cottage is a pleasant and well-maintained courtyard garden. It's a heavenly spot for lunch alfresco in the warmer months and the perfect place to catch the comings and goings of Yorkshire village life. If you feel like a walk, you can head out from the door - there is a myriad of trails in every direction.

  • Bedroom: 1 double
  • Bathroom: 1 bathroom with shower cubicle and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, freezer
  • TV/DVD with Freeview
  • Electric wood burner effect fire
  • Coffee Machine has been replaced with a Cafetiere with ground coffee in welcome pack
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard garden
  • Regret no dogs
  • This property does not accept children
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Pub and shops under 0.25 miles
  • Parking is available opposite the cottage and is on a first come first served basis. Further free parking is available in the market place 100 yards away

The cottage is set in the heart of Middleham village 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 collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.

A friendly tearoom is nearby the cottage if you fancy a treat at elevenses, and for dinner, you can opt for pub grub at one of the local inns. 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 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 (2 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 (11.5 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 and Bolton Castle, both under 9 miles away. 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 in Tour De France country with a variety of excellent gastropubs to enjoy a well-earned pit-stop along the way.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Denise 14th February 2020

Small cottage, perfect for two which is well equipped and comfortable. Close for local visitor attractions and amenities. Generous welcome pack on arrival and we had an enjoyable week.

Reviewed by Paul 18th October 2019

Beautiful cottage! A great base to explore the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage itself is small and cosy and the welcome hamper and toiletries a lovely touch.

Reviewed by John 20th September 2019

Enjoyed the location, parking was ok, may be a problem in high summer, we like the area for its horses and trainers yards, also a good area for walking and visiting local attractions. The cottage is very well equipped, you want for nothing and the welcome hamper was very much appreciated.

Reviewed by Harold 5th July 2019

cottage was in a good location for touring the local area and was a short walk to the village amenities.

Reviewed by Iain 10th May 2019

Service and food at Richard 111 & Dante hotels poor. You do get a plateful but prefer quality to quantity No food at Black Bull but beer good. Not the most welcoming. Wyenslydale Hotel new owners so early doors. Went that extra mile to please. Comments about Portion sizes & prices. You cannot compare this hotel to the others. Its the difference betRead moreween quantity & quality. Different offerings maybe for a different clientel. Hide

Reviewed by Colette 20th February 2019

Lovely place thought of everything.

Reviewed by shirley 19th February 2019

Very lovely cottage ...cozy and warm ...everything you would need ...For a couple to enjoy .

Reviewed by Nicola 10th February 2019

Lovely cottage just enough room for 2, immaculate inside, everything you need. Great window seat for watching the horses go by.

Reviewed by Susan 29th January 2019

Lovely stay and the cottage although small had everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.It was spotlessly clean and the hamper and flowers were a great addition.

Reviewed by Pauline 3rd January 2019

Immaculate quaint cottage , which whilst compact, makes excellent use of space and ideal for two. Furnished and equipped to a high standard which lots of attention to detail. Fantastic location in the heart of Middleham with pubs and local amenities literally within seconds. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Carol 22nd December 2018

A very comfortable and cosy retreat to relax and enjoy some downtime, in a beautiful location. Just perfect.

Reviewed by Alan 4th December 2018

Fantastic - would highly recommend Alan

Reviewed by Graham 1st December 2018

Excellent cottage, very cosy, excellent shower - all you need, really enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Lynn 4th November 2018

Great holiday in a comfortable ,well appointed cottage. Everything was spotlessly clean and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. Lots of places to visit in the surrounding area and local hostelries provided some lovely evening meals. Being awoken each morning to the gentle clip clop of race horses of to the gallops was a unique alarm!

Reviewed by Julia 21st October 2018

A lovely cottage, everything we needed plus some thoughtful touches, the toiletries, dressing gowns and the welcome hamper gave the 5star feel. We will definitely try to go back!

Reviewed by Julie 10th September 2018

Small but compact. Has everything you need. Lovely hamper in kitchen, toiletries and even fresh flowers. Cannot fault anything. Nice having morning tea/toast in front garden and horses from stables going by upto the gallops for their morning run.Very clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Carol 23rd August 2018

Beautiful cottage, lovely village, everything you needed inside, and exceptionally clean and tidy. Plenty of local areas to eat and friendly people, a few antique shops to brows and fantastic walks. A few miles out there are lots of interesting places to visit and brochures in the cottage to plan your stay.

Reviewed by Anony 29th July 2018

Perfect small cosy cottage in excellent location. The cottage was very clean & well equipped. It was comfortable and cosy. The cottage had everything you would expect to find in luxury accommodation including a welcome pack, gowns, towels and luxury toiletries.

Reviewed by Judith 22nd July 2018

Spotlessly clean. Fantastic location. Loved staying here.

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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.

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