Duxey Cottage | Luxury Romantic Cottage Wensleydale

Duxey Cottage

Yorkshire Dales (Masham)

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  • The exquisite Duxey Cottage, a chocolate-box cottage set in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales.

    The exquisite Duxey Cottage, a chocolate-box cottage set in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Hang up your coat and leave the cares of the world at the door.

    Hang up your coat and leave the cares of the world at the door.

  • The cosy welcoming sitting room is waiting for you.

    The cosy welcoming sitting room is waiting for you.

  • Time to get the wood-burner roaring.

    Time to get the wood-burner roaring.

  • This gorgeous peaceful room is just the place to unwind and relax.

    This gorgeous peaceful room is just the place to unwind and relax.

  • Think its definitely wine & nibbles time.

    Think its definitely wine & nibbles time.

  • There's a TV with BT YouView included, as well as Wi-Fi

    There's a TV with BT YouView included, as well as Wi-Fi

  • Little country cottage accents give that cosy, well-loved appeal.

    Little country cottage accents give that cosy, well-loved appeal.

  • The cushioned window seat, that quintessentially English country cottage feature.

    The cushioned window seat, that quintessentially English country cottage feature.

  • Just the spot for a quiet read.

    Just the spot for a quiet read.

  • Don the wellingtons and strike out to discover the stunning countryside from your doorstep.

    Don the wellingtons and strike out to discover the stunning countryside from your doorstep.

  • The kitchen has bags of character with its exposed oak beams.

    The kitchen has bags of character with its exposed oak beams.

  • Arrive to a warm welcome at Duxey.

    Arrive to a warm welcome at Duxey.

  • Pick up some of the famous sausages from nearby Masham and rustle up a hearty Yorkshire breakfast!

    Pick up some of the famous sausages from nearby Masham and rustle up a hearty Yorkshire breakfast!

  • You'll find a ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with ice-box and a microwave.

    You'll find a ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with ice-box and a microwave.

  • Cuppa anyone?

    Cuppa anyone?

  • There's a fantastic deli in nearby Leyburn where you can pick up lots of local produce including Yorkshire cheese.

    There's a fantastic deli in nearby Leyburn where you can pick up lots of local produce including Yorkshire cheese.

  • Cosy, elegant and charming - the perfect holiday cottage.

    Cosy, elegant and charming - the perfect holiday cottage.

  • Fresh flowers and other little touches make you feel right at home.

    Fresh flowers and other little touches make you feel right at home.

  • Settle down to eat in the atmospheric dining room.

    Settle down to eat in the atmospheric dining room.

  • A lovely spot for dining breakfast, noon or night.

    A lovely spot for dining breakfast, noon or night.

  • There's period charm in abundance with lots of original features lending character.

    There's period charm in abundance with lots of original features lending character.

  • Go on, you're on holiday!

    Go on, you're on holiday!

  • Both bedrooms in Duxey are upstairs.

    Both bedrooms in Duxey are upstairs.

  • Discover the gorgeous master bedroom.

    Discover the gorgeous master bedroom.

  • Sumptuous fabrics have been used throughout.

    Sumptuous fabrics have been used throughout.

  • Double aspect windows afford views to the front and rear.

    Double aspect windows afford views to the front and rear.

  • Settle down to a good nights sleep.

    Settle down to a good nights sleep.

  • Waking up in this pretty bedroom is sheer bliss.

    Waking up in this pretty bedroom is sheer bliss.

  • Throw open the curtains and drink in those Wensleydale landscapes.

    Throw open the curtains and drink in those Wensleydale landscapes.

  • Persuade your loved one to rustle up breakfast in bed.

    Persuade your loved one to rustle up breakfast in bed.

  • More charming period features.

    More charming period features.

  • Catch up with the local news.

    Catch up with the local news.

  • Photo of Duxey Cottage

    Photo of Duxey Cottage

  • It's a full size single bed, perfect for a child or adult.

    It's a full size single bed, perfect for a child or adult.

  • Elegant and luxurious.

    Elegant and luxurious.

  • Thick stone walls remind you of the building's age.

    Thick stone walls remind you of the building's age.

  • Both bedrooms share a Jack 'n Jill bathroom.

    Both bedrooms share a Jack 'n Jill bathroom.

  • There's a large walk-in shower to enjoy.

    There's a large walk-in shower to enjoy.

  • Edwardian fixtures and fittings give the bathroom a traditional look.

    Edwardian fixtures and fittings give the bathroom a traditional look.

  • Complimentary toiletries are provided.

    Complimentary toiletries are provided.

  • Photo of Duxey Cottage

    Photo of Duxey Cottage

  • The pretty exterior of Duxey Cottage.

    The pretty exterior of Duxey Cottage.

  • This is a picture-postcard cottage.

    This is a picture-postcard cottage.

  • Mature borders bursting with Spring colour.

    Mature borders bursting with Spring colour.

  • Photo of Duxey Cottage

    Photo of Duxey Cottage

  • The lovely private rear garden.

    The lovely private rear garden.

  • Enjoy uninterupted views of the countryside.

    Enjoy uninterupted views of the countryside.

  • Photo of Duxey Cottage

    Photo of Duxey Cottage

  • A gorgeous spot for al fresco dining.

    A gorgeous spot for al fresco dining.

  • The neighbours are a friendly bunch.

    The neighbours are a friendly bunch.

  • Take afternoon tea with only the sound of birdsong all around.

    Take afternoon tea with only the sound of birdsong all around.

  • Explore the stunning scenery on your doorstep.

    Explore the stunning scenery on your doorstep.

  • Lots of great attractions within easy reach including Castle Bolton.

    Lots of great attractions within easy reach including Castle Bolton.

  • Discover the many pretty villages nearby, including the beautiful East Witton & Middleham.

    Discover the many pretty villages nearby, including the beautiful East Witton & Middleham.

  • Indulge with lunch at one of the many excellent local gastro-pubs, including one of our favourites The Blue Lion.

    Indulge with lunch at one of the many excellent local gastro-pubs, including one of our favourites The Blue Lion.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 3 miles
  • Shop Within 3 miles
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player

About Duxey Cottage

Meet Duxey Cottage, a gorgeous chocolate-box cottage set in the heart of stunning Wensleydale. Beautiful inside and out with an idyllic cottage garden, this exquisite property offers that quintessential English country escape. With lots of great attractions nearby as well as some of the best gastro pubs in Yorkshire, we think Duxey Cottage is pretty much perfect!

Subject to a complete refurbishment recently, Duxey Cottage has been transformed into a warm and welcoming holiday home. From the moment you walk through the door you can tell this is a home which is dearly loved. Its understated elegance gives it a luxurious yet cosy appeal with lots of original period features lending bags of character. Little touches like fresh flowers and a generous welcome hamper make you feel immediately at home.

At the heart of the home is the charming lounge complete with a wood-burner sitting under a large Yorkshire stone plinth. Light up the fire and take your pick from the sofa or comfy easy chair by the window. Pop open a bottle of something good, snuggle down and have a good old catch up. If you feel like some entertainment there's a 40" TV with BT YouView and a DVD player. Wi-Fi is also included.

Next door you'll find the kitchen leading to the dining room. The kitchen boasts a period quarry-tiled floor and comes well equipped with all the utensils and equipment you'll need to rustle up something delicious. You'll find a ceramic hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with ice-box and a microwave. Pop along to the excellent butchers at Masham for some top quality local produce including their famous sausages for a hearty Yorkshire breakfast!

Mosey over into the dining room. This gorgeous space features an original black range fireplace and Yorkshire flagstones floors underfoot. Settle down to eat at the lovely circular oak table, made for those long lazy holiday lunches.

Both bedrooms and the bathroom are upstairs in Duxey Cottage. The master bedroom affords views to the front and rear with double aspect windows letting in lots of light. There's a super-king size bed to relax on while you indulge with morning telly on the 32'' TV. The second bedroom is a very sweet single room with a full size single bed.

Both bedrooms have access to a Jack 'n Jill style bathroom. There's a good-sized walk-in shower and several Edwardian features & fittings give it a sumptuous traditional feel. Soft fluffy bathrobes are provided as well as complimentary toiletries.

Let's explore outside the cottage. To the rear of Duxey there's a pretty courtyard, a wisteria-covered old stone barn and a mature cottage garden with uninterrupted views of the Wensleydale countryside. Patio furniture is provided for dining al fresco and the lawn is just calling out for a picnic blanket and bottle of fizz. A charcoal BBQ is also provided for those balmy summer evenings. Sheer bliss!

We think Duxey Cottage is just the most perfect picture-postcard Wensleydale holiday cottage, but why don't you come see for yourself!

Children over the age of 12 years are welcome.

Local Area

Duxey Cottage is set close to Thornton Watlass, a sleepy and pretty little village on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are some lovely walks right from the door, and even more choice a short drive away.

Thornton Watlass is set around a large village green where during the Theakston Nidderdale League cricket season you can go watch the cricket. There's a nice village pub which serves local cask ales and traditional pub fayre. It has been used many times as a location for television and film including the BBCs 'All Creatures Great & Small', ITV's 'Heartbeat' and 'Wuthering Heights'. Most recently it featured on 'The Thirteenth Tale' with Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Coleman.

Nearby you'll find Masham, a thriving market town where handsome old Georgian buildings gather politely around a cobbled square. The square is one of the largest and finest in England famous for its sheep sale where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold here every year! The popular Masham Sheep Fair is held in September each year and commemorates these times. There are lots of delights to discover in the town including an excellent fine dining restaurant, a host of lovely cafes, a top-notch wine shop and several very good butchers. And if you enjoy a tipple or two, it's also home to two award-winning breweries, Theakstons and Black Sheep. Both have visitor centres where you can take brewery tours, sample their ales, enjoy excellent food and perhaps take a few bottles home for later too! A lovely 9 hole golf course awaits if you enjoy a round of golf.

Heading West will take you over the high ground of Nidderdale and down into Pateley Bridge, a very popular and bustling market town and to the South the Cathedral City of Ripon with its vibrant Thursday market. A few miles in the opposite direction takes you further up into Wensleydale with the wonderful Jervaulx Abbey and Brymor ice-cream parlour just a short drive away.
Duxey Cottage is also just a short drive to Middleham, one of Yorkshire's loveliest towns. Famous for its castle (once the childhood home of Richard III) it's also a centre of race horse training  and known as the 'Newmarket of the North'. 14 stables are open to the public every Good Friday and you can also arrange tours for some on request. If you are there early on most days of the week you can see the horses being ridden through the town up to the gallops every morning. And to top it off there is a lovely collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Or how about a morning visiting the charming market town of Leyburn.  Leyburn is an archetypical slice of Dales market town life.  You'll find traditional shops, pubs and cafes all gathered around the handsome town square, which hosts a busy market every Friday.  Leyburn is also home to Tennants Auctioneers, the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain.  Discover its newly opened cafe & restaurant serving excellent food along with its gift shop and galleries.

The nearby historic town of Richmond is similar in many ways, and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.  Highlights include Richmond Castle, the historic Georgian Theatre Royal and The Station (a lovely old building housing a cinema, art gallery and brewery).

Enjoy a relaxing Spa Day in Swinton Estate's fabulous new Country Club & Spa (opening summer 2017). Facilities include 8 treatment rooms, an indoor pool, gym and Terrace restaurant.

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of Duxey Cottage.  Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are just a few miles away and the gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are within easy driving distance, so lots of choice for things to do if you want to get out and about.  If walking is your thing, the Yorkshire Dales are something of a walker's paradise.  And there are plenty of options for cycling too in Tour De France country.  Our concierge will be more than happy to recommend some walks and cycle routes for you if required. 

And when you need to refuel stop at one of the areas many excellent gastro pubs.  Our favourites include the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton and the Blue Lion at East Witton, all within a short drive of the cottage.

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.5
Location
9.5
Cleanliness
10.0
Local amenities
9.3
Value for money
9.5
Overall rating
9.7
Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 13 reviews

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