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Ramblers Rest

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
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
  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 30th December 2022

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Lovely cottage in a nice situation in the town of Middleham. Very generous welcome and every imageable need caterered for.

Reviewed by Stephen 4th November 2022

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Lovely comfy cottage equipped with everything you need and more

Reviewed by Grace 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by John 23rd September 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage, very clean and comfortable. Generous welcome pack was much appreciated. Enjoyed watching the racehorses walking past on their way to and from the Gallops. Enjoyed some lovely walks from the cottage.

Reviewed by Donna 2nd September 2022

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Beautiful little cottage in a lovely village setting, everything you need for a perfect stay Roads a little noisy but I wouldn't hold that against the cottage as normally your out and about seeing the sights, so would highly recommend

Reviewed by Anne 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Gavin 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 15th July 2022

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Beautiful cottage, small but had everything we could possibly want during our stay. Very generous welcome pack and loads of information leaflets and books prepared by the owner about the area and places of interest. The cottage is on a busy road which did detract slightly as we stayed during the July heatwave and found it impossible to have the bedRead moreroom window open after 4 am. Overall though this would not prevent us staying here in the future when hopefully it would not be quite as hot! Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 8th July 2022

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Excellent place to stay

Reviewed by Fiona 1st July 2022

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We found the cottage very clean and well-equipped. The shower was good and the bed comfortable. The only gripe was the smallness of the sofa - you had to sit upright all evening so not very comfy.

Reviewed by Mark 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Louise 20th May 2022

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The only slight criticism is the road at the front, quite a lot of heavy vehicles (noisy) from time to time, therefore couldn't really enjoy sitting outside.

Reviewed by Denise 13th May 2022

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This tiny cottage is just amazing. On arrival we instantly felt pampered. Its warm and very charming. Everything is thought of, from the food and beverage gifts on arrival to the spa dressing gowns. We went on some fabulous walks on the doorstep and a short drive away. The local people in Middleham are very friendly and happy to have a passing chatRead more. We will definitely be returning at some point. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 25th April 2022

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Reviewed by Steve 22nd April 2022

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The cottage was lovely, well laid out and equipped, and very clean. The main parking area in the centre of Middleham is only 50 yards away, is free other than requesting a donation to the honesty box, and we always managed to find a space. Although compact the cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed, including a very generous welcome pRead moreack including tea, coffee, wine & beer. The stairs to the bedroom are a little tight and steep but do have handrails. We would definitely stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 18th March 2022

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Old Cartmel Cottage is a charming, very well-equipped, cosy and comfortable cottage in the centre of Middleham and ideally placed as a base for exploring the Yorkshire dales. It has everything you need for a relaxing break; we spent four nights at the cottage but would have been very happy to stay for longer. It was a delight to see the race horsesRead more in training passing in front of the cottage every day on their way to the gallops, and everyone in the village was very friendly and welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 21st January 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage

Reviewed by Carol 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 28th November 2021

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A beautiful cosy cottage, in a great location with 3 pubs close by, fish shop and general store. Under floor heating was an added bonus, the welcome hamper was much appreciated. We had a wonderful stay and will hopefully return and would definitely recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Vicki 26th November 2021

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A gorgeous little cosy cottage for two. Great location in the pretty village of Middleham. The cottage is well equipped, lovely and warm and exceptionally clean. The generous welcome pack was very much appreciated. We didnt cook at the cottage as we were only there for two days so ate out at the local pubs - Richard III recommended. The surroundingRead more area is lovely for walking and it was nice to leave the car parked in the square which is less than 100m away and free. Well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 12th November 2021

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Lovely little cottage, has everything you need for a couples holiday, very homely, can't fault it

Reviewed by Trudie 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Linn 22nd October 2021

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The owner was extremely helpful and went out of her way to make sure I could access the cottage by meeting me on arrival as I was unsure how to operate the key safe. She also promptly helped me when I encountered a problem with operating the TV. The cottage is comfortable and I appreciated the welcome pack and the toiletries and bath robe that wereRead more provided. Hide

Reviewed by Ray 1st October 2021

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Lovely cosy cottage in excellent location. Very generous welcome package . Lovely village with great walks and nearby drives through amazing countryside

Reviewed by Clair 27th September 2021

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Had a wonderful holiday at this quaint country cottage. A fantastic central location for the Yorkshire Dale's with some fantastic pubs just a short walk away. The cottage had lots of character and we had a lovely welcome box full of goodies on arrival. Will definitely stop at this cottage again.

Reviewed by Gina 29th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jeannette 2nd July 2021

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Everything you need for a week away has been catered for in this small but very well equipped cottage. Spotlessly clean. A lovely welcome basket was also supplied. Middleham is a good base for walking with walks from the village or a short drive away. We throughly enjoyed our week.

Reviewed by Marilyn 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Peter David 28th May 2021

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A comfortable small cottage with good facilities.

Reviewed by Christopher 21st May 2021

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A comfortable cottage with all facilities in a very convenient position for the Dales.Steep staircase would be a problem for some though.The Welcome Pack was a pleasant surprise

Reviewed by James 30th April 2021

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Everything was fine - we enjoyed a superb week in Middleham with lots of excellent walking.

Reviewed by Cynthia 19th April 2021

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The cottage, although small, is very well equipped and comfortable. The owner, Mrs Stevenson was very pleasant and helpful with any queries we made. A well filled hamper was much appreciated on our arrival. Parking is not easy in Middleham, but the cottage is less than 50yards from the central parking area and we had no problems. The racehorses pasRead mores the front door and are a lovely sight as they come and go to the nearby gallops. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 16th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a lovely location.

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