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The Pear Tree - Middleham

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
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

As well as boasting its own historical landmark, Middleham is in a prime location to explore some of North Yorkshire's other hotspots. If you're travelling with children, take a day trip to the famous Forbidden Corner (2.5 miles) and explore a quirky labyrinth of tunnels and chambers. Grown-ups meanwhile will love discovering the antique shops of Leyburn (2 miles) and the cobbled markets of Richmond (11.5 miles). Closer to home, Middleham offers a great array of characterful pubs and restaurants, all within 500 yards of the property.

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 Timothy 15th November 2021

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Lovely house and very comfortable, Middleham was a great base with lots of walks, the racing stables and good pubs, we ate in the Richard III and had fish and chips one evening. Gave up on trying to book the Tack Room they clear to not need any customer or deserve them.

Reviewed by Lindsay 5th November 2021

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This is a beautiful family home in a beautiful village . There is plenty to do and see and if all you want to do is have a drink in the pub and watch the race horses on their way to the gallops its the place to be . Will definitely be back .

Reviewed by Nigel 29th October 2021

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Great house, warm cosy and in a wonderful location. Ideally placed to explore the stunning local countryside. Would not hesitate to book again.

Reviewed by Jeannine 22nd October 2021

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Peartree house is a beautiful cottage in a Lovely quaint village which is steeped in history. The owners have thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable & enjoyable. It has to be by far the best cottage we have stayed in !

Reviewed by Malcolm 17th September 2021

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Ideal for walking and seeing interesting places like Richmond and Ripon

Reviewed by Winifred 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Linda 20th August 2021

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The Pear Tree is a comfortable, well equipped house in a beautiful part of Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Lucy 13th August 2021

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We loved staying at The Pear Tree. A beautiful comfortable house with plenty of space for 8 of us. Ideally situated to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Middleham is a great village and we loved seeing the racehorses everyday.

Reviewed by Andrew 6th August 2021

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A stunning property in a quaint little village. The property was perfect for 6 adults, 2 teens and a youngster with enough space to chill without feeling on top of each other. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kerry 16th July 2021

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Fantastic property in a great location. There were excellent amenities in the village and so much to do within 30 minutes drive. Had an excellent week. Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Peter 25th June 2021

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The cottage is ideally located just off the picturesque square in Middleham, close to the local amenities, although this means there is a limited outdoor area and no garden attached to the property. The property is well appointed and accommodated a party of 6 comfortably. All bedrooms have en suite facilities ( albeit on the small side due to the nRead moreature of the building ) except for one which has a private bathroom. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 18th June 2021

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A lovely, well appointed house in a great location. In particular the kitchen was better equipped than most holiday houses we have stayed in. The village is picturesque with good amenities - a decent local store, 3 pubs - we particularly enjoyed sitting outside the Richard III (good food too), a high quality restaurant in the Tack Room, and an imprRead moreessive castle ruin - all within a short walk. Parking was always easy. Lots of great walking within a stones throw. All in all a wonderful week away Hide

Reviewed by William 28th May 2021

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We had a wonderful week at Pear Tree House. The cottage is superbly appointed and was spotlessly clean and immaculately decorated. Thankfully the weather gods smiled on us and the fact that the wi fi was down was not a problem - we simply conversed more which is no bad thing. The Addisons

Reviewed by Steve 23rd October 2020

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Had a great time at this Lovely property very spacious, modern kitchen

Reviewed by Kate 16th October 2020

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We had a fabulous week at Pear Tree Cottage. The house is beautifully decorated and styled, with plenty of space for everyone. Two huge open fires made it a perfect autumn break, the children loved having the upstairs lounge and the kitchen is one of the best equipped we've had. Gorgeous part of Yorkshire, plenty to see and do from waterfalls, raceRead more horses, cosy pubs, bracing walks and of course the Wensleydale Cheese factory, always a highlight! Hide

Reviewed by Ursula 14th September 2020

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Inadequate out door seating for 8 people Parking a nightmare , Good heating system Verv Comfortable beds and chairs Super TV Wrong info on welcome letter for Wi Fi Hamper did not match picture on website photo ,very basic . No toiletries apart from very watery liquid soap.

Reviewed by Janet 14th August 2020

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Very spacious and well appointed cottage . Information did state small garden but there was literally only room for 2 chairs and a table so not suitable for children. Very clean and quality fixtures and fittings. No parking at property as stated but worth bearing in mind that parking was often very hard to find and had to park some distance from coRead morettage Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 7th August 2020

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A delightful, comfortable, well appointed cottage. Great for families or a group of friends. Owners welcoming and the village of Middleham is a good place to stay.....just 1 -2 mins walk to local pubs and restaurants.

Reviewed by Lucie 31st July 2020

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A lovely, characterful house in a great location. It was very tastefully decorated and spacious. We would not hesitate to recommend it

Reviewed by Robin 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Dawn 27th December 2019

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

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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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