There’s lots to love about the holiday cottage End’n. In case you were wondering, the name means ‘The one on the end’ and this is just one of the quirky touches to this stylish Middleham Holiday Home.
A property with personality
Owner’s Keith and Graham have injected plenty of personality into this luxury 2-bedroom holiday home with quirky touches throughout– from a collection of retro Kodak cameras by the fireplace to vintage light fittings sourced from Bruges.
They completely gutted and renovated their Middleham cottage and wanted to make sure it had plenty of colour throughout. Much of the furniture has been collected over the years from visits to vintage shops and there are nods to the 50s and 60s with some of the fabulous original pieces.
Upstairs in this Middleham Holiday Cottage you’ll find two bedrooms with large king-sized beds. Both are beautiful with the same attention to detail as the rest of the property.
The master bedroom has the added bonus of a spectacular view over Wensleydale. Waking up to this each morning is really rather special (and is Graham’s favourite part of End’n).
A holiday cottage for all seasons
The cottage is cosy and warm throughout even the coldest winter thanks to a wood-burning fire in the living room and central heating throughout the holiday cottage.
The charming courtyard garden has more fabulous views across the Wensleydale countryside and it’s a lovely place to relax with a sundowner.
Lots of thought has gone into this outside space – a canopy shields guests from the midday sun in summer while mood lighting gives it a magical look as the evenings get darker. Sitting out here is Keith’s favourite part of End’n in the summer months (though in the winter he loves the warm and cosy living room).
A prime spot in Middleham
It’s hard to beat the brilliant location of End’n – the luxury holiday cottage is just behind the lovely market square in Middleham. You’re just a short stroll from a quartet of pubs and there’s a collection of great cafes and shops to explore.
Private parking is notoriously hard to come by in this popular village so it’s also a big bonus that End’n has its own drive that can fit up to 3 cars on.
Buying a holiday cottage in Middleham was an easy decision for Keith and Graham. They now live just a couple of minutes away from End’n after relocating from Leeds. Keith says:
“We have always loved to visit the Yorkshire Dales and I’ve been coming to Wensleydale ever since I was a child. We are keen walkers ourselves so leave lots of information for guests including maps and our favourite walking routes. Visitors can get a ‘Taste of the Dales’ and can they go exploring on their own.”
A warm welcome
Living close by means Keith and Graham are always on hand to help with any queries guests may have and people can choose whether they want a meet and greet from them or not
“Some people like to be shown where everything is and some people prefer to be left to their own devices so we leave it entirely up to each guest to decide”.
The welcome hamper has a good selection of items too – everything you could want when arriving at a holiday cottage. There’s wine, bread, eggs, cheese, butter and biscuits so guests can whip up some supper and pour a glass of wine too.
Here are some of Keith and Graham’s favourite places to eat and drink in and around Middleham:
The White Swan in Middleham – one of a quartet of pubs in Middleham and just a short stroll from End’n. There’s a great old fireplace which is a great spot to sit and enjoy your drink.
The Saddle Rooms at Forbidden Corner – the restaurant was converted from racing stables and serves some really good food. There’s
Venells in Masham – A great choice if you fancy some a touch of fine dining
The Coverbridge – A old coaching inn that does a mean Ham, Egg and Chips – a great choice for some traditional Yorkshire grub.
The Bolton Arms at Redmire – They do a fantastic homemade Steak and Ale pie!
The Saffron in Leyburn – a seriously good Indian restaurant and they do takeaway too if you fancy a night in.
Campbells of Leyburn – A great place to stock up on supplies for your break. Make sure you head upstairs where you’ll find an outstanding selection of some really good quality wines.
Enjoy a gorgeous short break to Middleham!
There’s lots to do in and around Middleham. You can watch the racehorses walking through town on the way to the gallops, enjoy some beautiful Wensleydale walks and explore the imposing Middleham Castle. Take a look at our Top 10 things to do in Middleham.