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The Pear Tree - Middleham

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful Grade II listed three-storey Georgian townhouse
  • Ideally located in the market square of Middleham
  • A selection of shops and eateries within 500 yards
  • Spacious accommodation with two comfortable lounges
  • Just 2.5 miles from The Forbidden Corner, a top family attraction
  • Pick up some antiques in the nearby town of Leyburn, 2 miles away
Property code: G0189

Situated in the heart of Middleham on the market square, this Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is the perfect choice for large families and groups of friends looking to explore the beauty of the Dales.

Relax in this handsome 18th century Georgian townhouse which is set in the heart of Middleham, one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages. This beautiful Grade II listed three-storey property has four generous bedrooms and four bathrooms, three of which are en-suite. It's the perfect choice for families and groups of friends looking to explore this gorgeous corner of the Dales.

Some parts of this stunning property date right back to the 1600s; over the course of its life, the building has been a private residence (once home to a colourful and controversial 19th-century jockey), a shop and even a pub. Today, its current owners have transformed it into a generous and welcoming holiday home, with every modern comfort provided. All the true character of the building remains, with a host of original features like fireplaces, sash windows and wooden beams having been lovingly restored.

Step inside to find an entrance lobby which still has the original bell pull used to summon attention. Make your way into the spacious lounge boasting oak floorboards, an original bay window and a large open fire resting under an inglenook fireplace. Light it up and settle down in front of the warm glow; time to switch off and re-charge. Take your pick from two comfy sofas or two handsome armchairs to curl up on, plenty of room for the whole family.

Your evening entertainment is provided on the Smart TV with DVD, perfect if you enjoy snuggling up together for a family movie. A base sound amplifier gives that home cinema effect and Wi-Fi is also available.

The cottage boasts a second lounge on the top floor of the house, ideal for giving everyone their own space. This room has a large L-shaped sofa to stretch out on and another Smart TV. There's also a DVD player with DVDs for all ages, a table football machine, lots of board games and a large library of books to keep the whole family entertained.

Let's make our way back down to discover the gorgeous kitchen, an elegant mix of clean units, granite worktops and a sleek slate floor. You'll find all the usual mod cons including a hob, two electric ovens, full-size fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. The cupboards are well stocked with all the crockery, pots, pans and utensils you'll need to rustle up a hearty family dinner. We're particularly fond of the chunky farmhouse table, just the spot for a morning coffee or late-night chat over wine and cheese. A selection of cookbooks allows you to try something different this holiday. A separate utility room is home to a washing machine and dryer, very handy for storing and cleaning muddy walking clothes.Downstairs is also home to a handy WC.

In addition to the farmhouse table, there's a large formal dining room, a lovely room with its own large open inglenook fireplace. Original hooks hanging from the ceiling hark back to when this old building was once a pub. Settle down to eat at the bespoke dining table handmade in Yorkshire from reclaimed wood and metal. Comfy chairs gather round seating eight people comfortably. A French cupboard houses that all-important champagne, wine, beer and whisky glasses.

All of the bedrooms in the cottage are on the first or second floor. On the first floor is bedroom one, home to a fabulous king-size French bed. A period fireplace lends character whilst a TV provides 21st century entertainment. This room also boasts a walk-in wardrobe/dressing area and a beautiful en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is set to the rear of the building and also offers a king-size French bed, original fireplace, TV and en-suite shower room.

The final bedroom on this floor is a lovely twin room with two full-size single beds. The beds can be zipped together to offer one super king-size bed if requested. It also has a TV so guests can chill out in their pyjamas over morning telly. The house bathroom is just next door. Offering a bath with shower overhead, it's perfect for washing little ones or indulging in a long hot soak yourself.

Bedroom four is set at the top of the house, a generous room with a zip-and-link bed offering a twin or king-size set-up. It will be configured as a super-king as standard so please ask if you would prefer two singles. A further TV is provided, and it also has an en-suite shower room. So, every bedroom effectively has access to its own facilities.

The property is set in the heart of beautiful Middleham so outside space is limited to an attractive rear patio garden which is a couple of steps down. Home to various outdoor furniture and a pear tree, this is a pleasant space in which to while away an afternoon over a tipple. And if you're looking for space to stretch the legs, the stunning Wensleydale countryside with miles of public footpaths and cycle routes are all around.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 zip-and-link king-size, 1 zip-and-link twin
  • 5 bathrooms – 3 en-suite shower rooms, 1 family bathroom with a bath and shower overhead, 1 separate WC
  • Kitchen with a hob, two electric ovens, full-size fridge/freezer and a dishwasher
  • Utility room with a washing machine and dryer 6 TVs – 2 with DVD and a selection of DVDs
  • Table football machine, board games and books
  • Travel cot & high chair upon request at the time of booking  
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop under 500 yardsaway
  • Roadside parking available subject to availability
  • Netflix
  • Blue Tooth speaker
  • Wensleydale Hotel for delicious food in the Tack Room Restaurant  
  • Picnic Basket and rug for days out in the Dales

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn 27th December 2019

A beautiful traditional House, fabulous location on the Square, Very well equipped and luxury feel especially in the very large bedrooms.

Reviewed by Rachael 15th November 2019

Really beautiful house. Feels luxurious and well equipped.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 1st November 2019

Nice cottage,offering clean accommodation. Lovely walks in the area.

Reviewed by Helen 14th October 2019

Great cottage for group of adults, plenty of space so don't feel like you're on top of each other. All lovely bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Well equipped if you chose to eat in & good local pub just across the square.

Reviewed by Nigel 6th September 2019

Excellent accommodation of a very good standard with plenty of space and facilities for a group of people.

Reviewed by Henia 30th August 2019

Perfect location for visiting Yorkshire, luxury house you need for nothing , great pubs friendly staff and the best fish and chip shop Ive ever been too. Perfect local shop had everything and wonderful walks. Great to see the horses daily tv and Netflix in all rooms argument Lots of space in all the rooms and a very comfortable dinning room and chaRead moreirs to enjoy a meal. Cambles In Leyburn is a must high class grocery butcher and wine merchant. Fantastic Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 26th July 2019

Beautiful house in an excellent location, great for visiting local attractions and towns

Reviewed by Victoria 28th June 2019

Amazing house in excellent location. Everything was thought of by the owners, would definitely return

Reviewed by Patrica 21st June 2019

Amazing luxurious property in the perfect position to explore the surrounding area. Probably the best holiday rental I have stayed in and I stay in a lot! Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Janice 10th May 2019

We had a long weekend with a family of 8, including 2 elderly parents. This property is fantastic. It is very comfortable and spacious. Everything in the property was of a very high standard. We appreciated the welcome pack and that dishwasher and washing machine tablets were available. It is in a beautiful setting and we all enjoyed watching the rRead moreace horses go by. The local pubs are very friendly and provided good food. Hide

Reviewed by Patrice 26th April 2019

Lovely comfortable house. Perfect in every way for the needs of our large family gathering. Lots of space, especially on the rainy day. We loved the open fires. The absence of outside space, other than a small patio, was a slight disadvantage as we had a toddler in our party. Parking was not a problem at all.

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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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