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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Yorkshire Town/village Leyburn

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Pretty Holiday Home, near Leyburn (DS154IN)

Enjoying a superb position on the edge of the tiny village of Melmerby these two cottages are set in a quiet and peaceful position adjacent to the owners' former farmhouse with fantastic views over Coverdale. The cottages have been converted from old farm buildings and retain a great deal of the original character with a wealth of exposed beams and feature stonework. Comfortably furnished, each cottage has a small conservatory and a patio from which the views can really be appreciated.

When these cottages are booked together they provide comfortable accommodation for up to eight people. A stone flagged dining room with Edwardian pine dresser and oak table seating eight people is available so everyone can enjoy dining together for that special occasion. There is a large garden for children to play in, and a shared laundry room.

Melmerby itself is just over three miles from the traditional market town of Leyburn and is therefore an ideal base from which to explore the whole of the Yorkshire Dales. There are plenty of excellent walks from the cottages with open moors and country rambles available throughout Coverdale.

DS152 West Close Cottage

Entrance: All on the ground floor (with some internal steps)
Conservatory: Table and chairs.
Lounge: Wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, wardrobe, dressing table.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, chest of drawers.
Bathroom: Bath, shower over bath, toilet, washbasin and shaverpoint.
3 steps lead down to
Kitchen/Diner: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge with icebox, dining table and chairs.

DS153 Field Cottage

Entrance: Conservatory with table and chairs.
Lounge/Diner: Wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, dining table and chairs.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, microwave and fridge with icebox.

Five steps lead up to
Bedroom 1: Double bed.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds.
Bathroom: Shower over the bath, toilet and washbasin.

Both cottages:

Pets: 2 pets welcome in each cottage.

Parking: Ample off-road parking.
Garden: Patio with furniture and access to shared garden.
Heating: Central heating fuelled by biomass boiler. Wood burning stoves (welcome fuel provided).
Short breaks: May be possible in the off-peak season - please ring for details.

Notes: Towels are provided. Cot and highchair available. Shared laundry room has washing machine and tumble dryer. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. The mobile phone signal is variable. Smoking is not allowed at this property. DS152 (West Close Cottage) and DS153 (Field Cottage) can be rented separately, each sleeping four people.

Pub: 1 mile. Shop: 3.5 miles.

If you want to get straight into that holiday spirit, why not order a welcome hamper or prepared meals from local caf? bar and restaurants, Penleys. Situated in the market place in Richmond and Leyburn, Penleys offer a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly prepared food cooked to order using locally sourced produce where possible. They now provide a great range of prepared meals, hampers and picnics which can be delivered to your holiday cottage for your arrival or collected from the caf?. For more information and to place your order see Penleys website here.

The large dining roomExterior view of Field CottageThe Kitchen and dining area at West Close CottageLight and airy bedroom at West Close CottageTwin bedroom at West Close CottageLight and airy bathroom at West Close Cottage
The conservatory at West Close CottageThe exterior view of West Close Cottage The cosy lounge at Field CottageThe kitchen at Field Cottage The dining area at Field Cottage Master bedroom at Field CottageBedroom 2 at Field Cottage The bathroom at field Cottage The conservatory at Field Cottage which overlooks the stunning countrysideThe views around Field and West Close CottagesThe seating area and garden at West Close and Field Cottage
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


Offered as a great all year round destination this bustling market town is a walker’s haven and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. With a good range of amenities, the town has a weekly market, large antiques centre and auction house. Pop by The Little Chocolate Shop which offers tours of the factory and chocolate making process, plus a café for a treat afterwards. A great local walk is the Leyburn Shawl, said to be the route Mary Queen of Scots used when fleeing, and her dropped shawl on this hill giving her direction away to pursuers.

Nearby Bolton Castle is a great family day out with historical tours of the keep and fun outdoor activities for the younger ones. Middleham Castle is another impressive fortress, once the home of Richard III and today the exhibitions and viewing platforms are open to visitors. Further notable places to visit within the Yorkshire Dales include Jervaulx Abbey and the gardens at Constable Burton Hall.

No trip to the area is complete without stopping by the dramatic Aysgarth Falls, and the River Ure is a popular site for fly fishing. The Old School House hosts a range of art exhibitions, musical and drama performances. For a totally unique experience visit the Forbidden Corner, a quirky garden full of secret underground tunnels, spooky statues and a temple to discover.


By far the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire is extremely popular for its countryside retreats as well as the bright lights of some busy cities like Harrogate, Sheffield and Leeds. Scarborough is the oldest seaside resort in Britain.

Whitby has been voted the country's best beach and has a beautiful harbour and a Dracula museum to boot (the town is featured in the Bram Stoker vampire story of the same name, as well as some of its many movie adaptations).

Yorkshire has always had a great and not always friendly rivalry with the neighbouring county of Lancashire. Some of the bloodiest battles in English history took place in these shires, as the opposing Plantagenet houses of York and Lancaster fought a bitter civil conflict commonly known as the Wars of the Roses. Nowadays the competition takes place mostly on the cricket pitch.

The two counties are among the most famous teams in this oh so important English summer game. Yorkshire has the nickname “God's own county”, a reference to the beauty of its countryside, with several National Parks formed to protect its moors and dales and rugged coastline. Cliffs of limestone, chalk and jet guard its coast against the sea. Because of its considerable size, Yorkshire is often regarded as three distinct administrative areas called “ridings” (North, West and East Riding), a Scandinavian concept thought to derive from the Viking occupation in the first century AD.

Area Yorkshire Nearest shop 3.5 miles Nearest pub 1 miles


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