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Old Cartmel Cottage (****)

Yorkshire Dales (Middleham)

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  • The elegant and sophisticated open plan interior of the cottage. Makes you feel instantly at home!

    The elegant and sophisticated open plan interior of the cottage. Makes you feel instantly at home!

  • Step into the porch, kick off those boots and relax!

    Step into the porch, kick off those boots and relax!

  • Settle down on the window seats and enjoy watching the race horses this town is famous for trotting up to the Gallops.

    Settle down on the window seats and enjoy watching the race horses this town is famous for trotting up to the Gallops.

  • Cosy, warm and very comfortable. Time to switch off from the hustle bustle of everyday life!

    Cosy, warm and very comfortable. Time to switch off from the hustle bustle of everyday life!

  • Grab a good book and snuggle up on the sofa for an afternoon of sheer bliss!

    Grab a good book and snuggle up on the sofa for an afternoon of sheer bliss!

  • Little touches throughout to make you feel welcome.

    Little touches throughout to make you feel welcome.

  • The electric woodburning-effect fire keeps everything nice and toasty, as does the underfloor heating in here.

    The electric woodburning-effect fire keeps everything nice and toasty, as does the underfloor heating in here.

  • The bijou kitchen comes equipped with a Tassimo coffee machine, electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge and microwave

    The bijou kitchen comes equipped with a Tassimo coffee machine, electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge and microwave

  • Arrive to a generous welcome hamper.

    Arrive to a generous welcome hamper.

  • Small but perfectly formed. We love the use of space in this cosy cottage.

    Small but perfectly formed. We love the use of space in this cosy cottage.

  • There are several great local shops in the area including a fantastic farm shop in Leyburn.

    There are several great local shops in the area including a fantastic farm shop in Leyburn.

  • Rustle up something to eat and enjoy a romantic meal, planning what to do the next day.

    Rustle up something to eat and enjoy a romantic meal, planning what to do the next day.

  • This village is heaven for walkers, there are routes in every direction.

    This village is heaven for walkers, there are routes in every direction.

  • The beautiful classic bedroom is upstairs.

    The beautiful classic bedroom is upstairs.

  • Pick a book and settle down for the night.

    Pick a book and settle down for the night.

  • This room faces out to the village, so you have a birds eye view up here.

    This room faces out to the village, so you have a birds eye view up here.

  • Definitely a morning for breakfast in bed with the local papers.

    Definitely a morning for breakfast in bed with the local papers.

  • The bathroom has a large walk in shower, perfect for waking you up each morning.

    The bathroom has a large walk in shower, perfect for waking you up each morning.

  • Complimentary toiletries are provided for you.

    Complimentary toiletries are provided for you.

  • The same elegant chic look is continued in here.

    The same elegant chic look is continued in here.

  • The charming exterior of Old Cartmel Cottage, set in the heart of Middleham!

    The charming exterior of Old Cartmel Cottage, set in the heart of Middleham!

  • There is a lovely little garden to the front of the cottage, the perfect spot for lunch al fresco.

    There is a lovely little garden to the front of the cottage, the perfect spot for lunch al fresco.

  • The horses walk directly in front of the cottage each day.

    The horses walk directly in front of the cottage each day.

  • Beautiful Middleham is one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages.

    Beautiful Middleham is one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages.

  • A warm welcome awaits at the villages pubs and restaurants.

    A warm welcome awaits at the villages pubs and restaurants.

  • The excellent White Swan is just a few hundred yards from the cottage.

    The excellent White Swan is just a few hundred yards from the cottage.

  • Strike out on foot and discover the breath-taking landscapes of Wensleydale.

    Strike out on foot and discover the breath-taking landscapes of Wensleydale.

  • Castle Bolton, one of the many fantastic things to see and do in this area of Yorkshire.

    Castle Bolton, one of the many fantastic things to see and do in this area of Yorkshire.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player

About Old Cartmel Cottage

Old Cartmel Cottage is an exquisite one-bedroom holiday cottage set in the heart of Middleham, one of the prettiest villages in the Yorkshire Dales. This 4 Star romantic cottage is just perfect for two and boasts a grown up, sophisticated style. Perfect for walkers and those who enjoy cafes, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep...

We just love this bijou stone-built cottage with its elegant decor and well thought out spaces. Step into the handsome porch, take off your boots and rest a while; the little window seat in here is the best seat in the house for spotting the race-horses trotting up the village en route to the gallops.

Make your way into the open plan living space, home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Classic style blends with contemporary comfort in here and underfloor heating is a welcome addition. It manages to feel comfortable, stylish and cosy all at once.

Pop open a bottle of something, grab a good book and settle down on the sofa for an afternoon of sheer bliss! An electric fire with a wood-burning stove effect keeps everything nice and toasty. There's a Freeview TV with a DVD player if you want to bring some of your old favourite movies and Wi-Fi is available too.

The compact but perfectly formed kitchen comes equipped with everything you'll need. There's an electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and microwave for your convenience. There is also a small freezer under the stairs - well you'll need ice for your Gin & Tonic! Rustle up a romantic dinner and settle at the quaint dining table.

Time for bed, head up the charming bespoke wooden staircase to the gorgeous bedroom. The style up here echoes the same traditional but well-heeled look. Stretch out on the bed and enjoy a birds-eye view of the village outside. This peaceful and elegant room is a joy to wake up in each morning, hidden away from the hustle bustle of real life!

Next door you'll find the bathroom featuring a generous walk-shower and WC. Big deep windowsills remind you of the history in this cottage.

To the front of Old Cartmel Cottage is a very pleasant and well maintained courtyard garden. It's a heavenly spot for lunch al fresco in the warmer months and the perfect place to catch the comings and goings of Yorkshire village life. If you're feel like a walk, you can head out from the door - there are lots in every direction!

Local Area

Old Cartmel Cottage is set in the heart of Middleham village in Wensleydale, one of Yorkshire's loveliest villages. Famous for its castle (once home to Richard III) it's also home to several race-horse trainers; you will see and hear the horses being lead through the village up to the gallops every day. And to top it off there is a lovely collection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. We love it so much it features in our Top 10 Prettiest Yorkshire Villages - the perfect location for a holiday cottage!

Near the cottage is a charming tearooms if you fancy a treat at elevenses, and for dinner you can opt for pub grub at the Richard III traditional pub or perhaps some Italian food at the renowned White Swan. You can order a take-out pizza from here too. There's also a village store and a couple of bric-a-brac shops to mooch around. Just a few miles out of the village is the fantastic attraction The Forbidden Corner.  Regularly voted the best family attraction in Yorkshire, it's also well worth a look even if there are no children in your party.

In the opposite direction you'll find 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 the biggest auction centre outside of London if you fancy picking up a bargain.  The nearby historic town of Richmond is similar in many ways, and has a lovely setting along the River Swale.  

There are lots of other pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of Old Cartmel 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
9.8
Location
9.8
Cleanliness
10.0
Local amenities
9.6
Value for money
9.5
Overall rating
9.7
Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
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