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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.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

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 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Margo 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Martyn 9th September 2022

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A little gem we have never stayed anywhere that is finished to this standard the fixtures and fittings are top drawer

Reviewed by Dawn 1st July 2022

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The primary bedroom and en-suite shower room exceed expectations in terms of luxury and size but the second bedroom is disproportionately small and lacks finesse and this could prove problematic if two couples were holidaying together. The bathroom down a flight of stairs from this bedroom is very nice. The sitting/ dining/ food preparation area isRead more cramped. The outside space is well thought out and there are a variety of seating areas all with very nice furniture. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 24th June 2022

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Fabulous cottage, very comfortable, well equipped and a great location , everything you could ask for. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kate 10th June 2022

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Beautifully appointed cottage. Luxurious and comfortable in a stunning location

Reviewed by Ian 3rd June 2022

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A slightly quirky but cool cottage, large master bedroom with en-suite shower room with underfloor heating, second double bedroom with private bathroom. quiet rural location good for walks & only a 20min stroll to local pub that serves good food, Thoughtful & generous welcome hamper on arrival. Very enjoyable week, would have no hesitation in bookiRead moreng this cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 23rd May 2022

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Fabulous luxurious property in beautiful peaceful location

Reviewed by Ian 29th April 2022

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The cottage is well located for exploring the area of the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and was immaculately clean and well presented throughout. All the furnishings, beds and appliances were all of good quality and made a very comforting cottage. The cottage is located in a quiet rural area next to the HeritageRead more Railway which adds charm to its surroundings and authenticity with ample parking. We would recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 14th January 2022

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Lovely cottage, well situated for walking the Dales. Welcome hamper with Prosecco very much appreciated! Great bathroom/shower and the roll top bath was perfect for relaxing in. Only downside, is kitchen area is small with limited worktop space. There was just the 2 of us, so it was fine but I think it would be a bit cramped for 4 guests.

Reviewed by Carol 29th October 2021

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From the moment we walked through the door of the cottage it felt like home. Warm and cosy and the radio was on!! Well Alexa! Such a lovely touch! We then noticed the lovely, very generous basket of goodies. Fabulous Elemis toiletries for our use too. Can't fault this place and can't wait to go back and use all the lovely outdoor furniture in the sRead moreummer!! Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 15th October 2021

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A superb holiday base, beautifully restored and furnished with many heritage touches carefully retained. All appliances top quality and very well equipped. The welcome basket was very thoughtful. Lots of spaces for outdoor relaxation and again well resourced. A really enjoyable place to relax and recharge the batteries.

Reviewed by Sheila 1st October 2021

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Lovely, stylish, cleverly designed both inside and out, with many thoughtful little extras. Very good welcome pack, with quality local Yorkshire produce which was good to see. Well maintained and all equipment needed for holiday, although little work space in kitchen area if you plan to cook. There are several very good restaurants nearby and wondeRead morerful scenery all around the local area A good place to stay for a little luxury & pampering in God's Own County! Hide

Reviewed by A 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Anita 10th September 2021

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Beautiful property with everything you could wish for and more. Lots of little touches that made it special. A lovely well maintained garden with multiple seating areas to follow the sun.

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!

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