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The Old Waiting Room

Leyburn, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
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.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • 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

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 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lesley 27th August 2021

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Beautifully decorated cottage that was very comfortable. The beds were super comfortable and the size of the master bathroom was amazing. The welcome hamper was very welcome with my favourite chocolates. Although the weather wasnt the best, the many outside spaces would have been great to enjoy. A real treat to stay somewhere like the Old Waiting RRead moreooms. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 6th August 2021

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Excellent accommodation that provided high end facilities in an ideal location perfect for exploring the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Simon 16th July 2021

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Housekeeping is excellent. The place is spotless. Caretakers helpful and very responsive. Most items, bed linen, toiletries all high quality. Main bathroom/bedroom excellent, big and comfortable. Welcome pack very good. Some odd details -no cups- but there are cocktail glasses! Inside space in living room/kitchen/dining is small - overall not suitaRead moreble for 2 couples. Bedrooms mismatched in size. I'd suggest, compared with other properties, this is about 2-300 more expensive than it should be. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 9th July 2021

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From the moment you walk in the door of this exceptional property you know you have booked somewhere special. A great deal of care and thought has gone into the decor, which gives a sense of luxury. The owner has gone that extra step to make you feel that you are indeed in a 5 star property. The quality of the decor in the main bedroom was followedRead more through into the huge luxury shower room! A real treat! The garden area on the old platform is a delight. A peaceful, beautiful place. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 2nd July 2021

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The Old Waiting Rooms exceeded our expectations; absolutely wonderful.

Reviewed by Jayne 25th June 2021

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Very good pub, The Three Horseshoes, about 20 minutes walk away Leyburn is walkable either along the footpath at the side of the road or across the fields. The Little White Bus company is worth checking out if you want to venture further afield without using the car. Weather was good for most of the week so were able to make the most of the outsideRead more seating areas. We did feel that the living/kitchen area would be a little cramped for 4 adults. Real shame that the trains were not running. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Marie 11th June 2021

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The Od Waiting Rooms has retained many of the original features whilst still providing luxury accommodation. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, the hamper of goodies and some Elemis products provide a warm welcome. The location is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and although rurally situated is still close to the interesting market towns. TRead morehe garden is filled with shrubs and flowers giving the place a cottage feeling plus a good choice of outdoor seating and dining options. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 4th June 2021

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This cottage is decorated to the highest standard. It is very well equipped with all you need for a self catering holiday. In a peaceful location but within a short drive or walk to some lovely villages and brilliant pubs. The beds were very comfortable and the shower room better than any we have seen. The kitchen appliances were very modern, only Read morethe best of makes. The bathrooms were the same. We would highly recommend this cottage, we have already reserved The Station House for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 21st May 2021

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Good location, information and a high standard, very good welcome hamper and well stocked fresh milk and juice, we took essential supplies with us which made life easy for the first few days well all enjoyed the facilities.

Reviewed by Barbara 14th May 2021

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Great property, done to a high standard but still homely. Good location for many walks in the area. Parking was good, bedroom very large and walk in shower easy to use. Garden was unfortunately only used once due to weather, but did provide lots of sitting areas. Pub was couple minutes of drive away. Ledbury close by for shops.

Reviewed by Alison 23rd April 2021

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The Old Station Waiting Rooms offered everything we needed and more! The cottage is beautifully styled, offering a home that gives you hug as soon as you arrive. The welcome hamper and extra touches were very much appreciated. The perfect retreat!

Reviewed by Graeme 30th October 2020

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Yes I would recommend.

Reviewed by Christine 2nd October 2020

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The place was absolutely wonderful with so many lovely touches not often found in holiday homes. Comfy beds, welcome hamper, every thing you could possibly need for a great holiday. . Everything was high end - A lovely find and we will be back !!

Reviewed by Kelly 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Richard 18th September 2020

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The Waiting Room's cottage at Wensley was very nicely furnished, well-equipped, warm and comfortable. We were very happy to spend a week there and would recommend it to friends. We took our bikes which we secured in the summer house shed outside. You do need a car to go to pubs and restaurants. There is ample parking for 2 cars staying at the cottaRead morege. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 11th September 2020

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The cleanliness of the property was evident immediately which at this time is so important. The quality of the decoration and furnishings is extremely high and gave a sense of home from home. The outside seating areas were amazing as was the garden area. Everything looks so well cared for.

Reviewed by Alan 7th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sylvia 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Katie 7th August 2020

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We were lucky to have fabulous weather and enjoyed lounging outside and enjoying the wonderful countryside. The cottage is very pleasing - it looks great - well-equipped with great oven, microwave, freezer etc. the kitchen area was quite cramped when doing any cooking with limited surface area. A fabulous place to be in the summer - might be a tad Read moretoo cosy for more than a couple in the winter months. Hide

Reviewed by Harris 17th July 2020

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It is situated in the heart of Wensleydale. It has many charming features inside and outside it has several areas to relax in and the barbecue and fire pit are a welcome extra.

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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.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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