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Waterside Cottage - Leyburn

Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful Grade II listed former mill worker’s cottage in a peaceful village
  • A contemporary home with original features
  • Situated in the delightful village of Aysgarth within the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Views of the River Ure directly outside the rear of the property
  • River views and sounds of the river from the living room and double bedroom
  • A selection of eateries within a few hundred metres of the property
Property code: G0171

Tucked away in a tranquil position with the sound of the river trickling nearby, this charming hideaway is perfect for couples and families looking to immerse themselves in the Yorkshire countryside.

This beautiful two-bedroom holiday home is set on the banks of the River Ure in Aysgarth, Wensleydale. There is much to love about this luxury Yorkshire Dales cottage; the traditional stone wall exterior, the view of Aysgarth Falls from your balcony, the elegant and contemporary interiors, we could go on. Designed for couples and young families alike, this property is the perfect choice for a self-catering holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.

Inside, the cottage has been refurbished to an extremely high standard without disrupting the inherent character of the cottage. Traditional oak beams, a stone fireplace and thick walls give you a real sense of history in this 19th-century building. The decor in the cottage is one of understated style, with warm wooden floors, soft colours and top quality furnishings throughout.

Downstairs you'll find a generous open-plan space housing with under floor heating throughout the kitchen, dining area and lounge. It's a pleasure rustling up breakfast in the contemporary kitchen and settling down to enjoy it with a view of the river from your table. In the evenings you can fire up the wood burner, kick back on the large leather sofa and relax; the cosy lounge features an LCD TV and DVD Player, or perhaps you'd rather dive into that book you have been meaning to read for months. With only the sound of the river in the background, it's the perfect holiday cottage for a little rest and recuperation.

And so to bed. Both bedrooms in the cottage are upstairs. There's a double room to the rear and a very sweet twin room at the front. You'll also find the family bathroom up here, complete with a bath to sink into after a long day sightseeing. The same understated but luxurious ambience is continued upstairs, giving the whole cottage a peaceful and warm feel.

Outside the cottage has a lawned garden, perfect for lunch by the river in the warmer months. There is also a BBQ for your use. To the rear of the cottage there is a balcony affording views of Aysgarth Falls. If fishing is your thing, the property comes complete with fishing rights for the River Ure. There is also an outhouse which is ideal for storing bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double room and 1 twin room
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Smart TV with DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Village location with shops and pubs under 0.5 miles
  • Fishing rights for the River Ure included
  • Outside storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Sat and watch the river from the back garden
  • Regret no washing machine however there is launderette 10 minutes away that also offers a pick up and drop off service

The cottage is located in Asygarth in Wensleydale, one of the most appealing parts of the Yorkshire Dales. Set on the end of a very pretty row of stone cottages on the banks of the River Ure, there is a certain fairytale appeal to this holiday cottage. It's hidden away from the main road and it looks directly out onto the River Ure, with Asygarth Falls around a mile away.

The handsome dales village of Asygarth is on your doorstep, featuring several great options to eat within easy walking distance from the cottage. Beyond the village lies the exquisite landscape of Wensleydale. The views here are simply stunning. The scene is one of lush valleys, mellow pastures and pretty villages, criss-crossed with acres of dry stone walls along its 40-mile length.

Wensleydale is also famed for its waterfalls, the most notable being Asygarth Falls, right beside the cottage, and Hardraw Force. Wensleydale also borders the wild and magnificent dales of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale (20 miles) to the North. A great choice for a day trip if you want to get away from it all.

It's something of a walker's paradise in the Yorkshire Dales with several pleasant walks right from your doorstep. There are also lots of pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of the cottage. Jervaulx Abbey (13 miles) and Bolton Castle (5 miles) are nearby, the thriving market town of Hawes (home of the now famous Wensleydale cheese) is just 10 miles by car and the gorgeous villages of West Burton (2 miles) and Askrigg (5 miles) are also just a short drive from here, so there’s lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 30th September 2019

Perfect location with stunning walks by the Falls on your doorstep and a great base to explore the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage itself is lovely and ideal for a couple and dog although would be a bit small (downstairs) for 4 we thought ?

Reviewed by Martyn 13th September 2019

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The cottage was very cosy and comfortable with everything that you would need for a holiday, even though there are no wardrobes we managed with the hooks on the back of the doors and made use of the airier. We had a great welcome pack on arrival and even eggs and milk in the fridge. Will definitely be returRead morening as there are so many lovely walks nearby but we just ran out of time. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 30th August 2019

fantastic spot. All you need in a holiday cottage, with the added advantage of a welcome pack.

Reviewed by Beth 9th August 2019

A lovely, comfortable 2 bed end terrace cottage, generally well-equipped. Warm duvets, good beds & plenty of towels with lots of hot water for shower/bath. Kitchen has excellent hob & oven, microwave & small fridge as well as toaster & kettle. Big double sofa & armchair plus wood burner in the lounge. Hanging space is limited (hooks only, no wardroRead morebes). Take plenty of clothes as there are no washing/drying facilities either in the cottage or nearby. Welcome basket full of goodies-thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 12th July 2019


Reviewed by David 13th May 2019

The cottage is very clean, cosy and warm with all the equipment that you could need. The garden is perfect, overlooking the river and very private. The location is excellent for the Falls, The Aysgarth Falls Hotel for good food and for walks right from the door. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Helen 29th December 2018

Excellent holiday, perfect location for relaxation and return to 'proper xmas'. Good weather, good walks, great accommodation, couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you Jo.

Reviewed by Val 13th November 2018

We loved our short stay at this cosy cottage. The owner was a pleasure to deal with. The welcome pack and having all the basic essentials such as tea, coffee etc., provided was an added bonus.The cottage was spotlessly clean and warm with the log burner making it feel like a home from home.We did some lovely walks from the door without having to uRead morese the car and the tea room which was a minutes walk away made the best homemade scones.We will definitely return hopefully for a longer stay next time. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 3rd November 2018

Super cottage, kind and considerate owner providing coffee, washing up liquid etc., tea towels, lu paper. All the essentials. Lovely location close to the falls so wonderful for endless walks. Our dog didn't stop loving the walks although by the end of the week she was exhausted and slept the six hours home in the car. Definitely hope to go agaRead morein Hide

Reviewed by David 13th October 2018

The cottage was excellent but as conservative criticism wardrobe facilities would make it even better (there are none). This would not stop us booking the cottage again.

Reviewed by Stephanie 6th October 2018

We loved this cottage and it truly felt like home.. the view from the living area and master bedroom are unbelievable and truly beautiful.. I cant wait to return.. the little touches such as the welcome hamper were a lovely surprise and very much appreciated.. its a shame the garden isnt enclosed as my dog is unable to come off his lead but this woRead morent stop me from returning.. 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 29th September 2018

We found Waterside Cottage delightful. The scenery {adjacent to the waterfall} was stunningand we loved the sound of the river plus the sights - a kingfisher was spotted on several occasions! The cottage itself was well equipped, extremely clean and beautifully set out.The hamper was a welcome addition and thoroughly enjoyed. We happened to have cRead morehosen quite a varied week weather wise including a storm but the cottage was warm and cosy. Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne 11th September 2018

This cottage was absolutely lovely and I have to say one of the best I have stayed in. Beautifully decorated, the standard of cleanliness was superb and the location was peaceful. Everything had been thought of. We met the owner and she was a delight. We will certainly be booking this cottage again, will recommend it to people and also Gorgeous Read moreCottages because if this is the standard of properties you have on your books they will not be disappointed - we certainly were not. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 5th September 2018

An immaculate cottage in a wonderful location. It is very peaceful by the river, but the waterfall and a fantastic tea room are only a minute away. Cottage is well-equipped, clean, beautifully decorated and comfortable. A hidden gem !

Reviewed by Julie 29th July 2018

Water front cottage has everything you could wish for, clean,TVs in both bedrooms,fittings and furture was just lovely,well maintained,the owner could not of been more helpful, welcome pack was nice, my husband fly fishers, even with the river so low he joyed a couple of hours each evening fishing, you want be dispointed staying at water front cottRead moreage, Hide

Reviewed by James 21st July 2018

Lovely cottage in a quiet, secluded location yet close to pubs and the local shop. Great for walking and handy for Hawes and Leyburn. A really relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Leah 3rd July 2018

We spent an amazing week at waterside cottage in June. The cottage is small but accommodated 4 adults and two dogs perfectly. Everything you could need is provided.The decor is beautiful, very good attention to detail throughout. There is a lovely balcony off the living room that looks out onto the river, a small front garden and a separate lawned Read morearea a few meters away with a table and chairs and a bbq. Perfect for summer!Another bonus that the website does not state is that there is a downstairs toilet as well as the family bathroom upstairs.One thing to be mindful of is if you bring pets they are not allowed upstairs but there is no door from the downstairs to upstairs. We had to create a makeshift stair gate using the clothes dryer. Not a big issue though! The location is perfect for getting around the dales. There is a garage to buy milk, bread etc just down the road. And some very good pubs and restaurants near by. WWe would definitely stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 30th June 2018

Lovely location, cottage had everything we needed, and was very comfortable and clean.

Reviewed by Julie 20th June 2018

Beautiful Cottage. Stunning location. We were there to celebrate a 50th Birthday. The balloons and hamper were such a thoughtful, welcomed addition.

Reviewed by Peter 13th June 2018

Well presented in a good central location but v small and dark. No washing machine is a drawback.

Reviewed by Ron 26th May 2018

We just had a brilliant time, the cottage was all we hoped for and the location, the weather and the countryside were at there best. It's not often it is so perfect.

Reviewed by Les 19th May 2018

Wonderful cottage in a lovely location. Much appreciated welcome hamper followed up by a call from the owner ensuring we were happy with everything. Well placed for walking in magnificent countryside. The property is well equipped so self catering is a doddle but equally there are lots of great food establishments in this area. We had a wonderful hRead moreoliday. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 28th April 2018

Waterside Cottage is a beautiful cottage set in a stunning location. The cottage is well equipped and very clean. However, it lacks a wardrobe for hanging your cloths. Although set in a private and quiet location accessability was not easy when driving a large car through a narrow archway.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 17th April 2018

Great location very clean & well equiped cottage.

Reviewed by Tracey 10th April 2018

Lovely cottage in an ideal spot.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 10th April 2018

Great location. Comfortable accommodation. Needs a washing machine and dryer.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi there,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review and for your constructive feedback- it is appreciated!The owner does provide a hand wash liquid for items that can be washed by hand and there is a clothes airer in the airing cupboard for drying items. There is also a launderette in Leyburn where you can do your own washing or leave it and the ladies who work there will do it for you.I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future.Take care!Louise

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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.

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