This 18th Century cottage is located within 50 yards of the popular market town of Middleham. The cottage retains its original beams, has some exposed stone work and a welcoming multi fuel stove to keep you warm in colder months.
Middleham is predominantly a Georgian market town with settlements going back to the Romans. Today, it is the premier northern centre for the training of race horses and has almost 500 thoroughbreds in training in the vicinity. Many can be seen on their early morning gallops. Middleham came to prominence for its association with Richard III who lived in the local castle and the town is well known for its connections with the king - The Richard III Hotel and Public Bar are within 50 yards of the cottage and the remains of the castle and the former priory are also close by. Middleham is ideally situated for exploring the northern dales and is well situated for heading off to Durham, Newcastle, Harrogate, Leeds and York.
We are pleased to offer this most characterful cottage dating back to the 18th Century. The cottage retains its original beams and the cosy stove is an ideal place to cuddle in front of on a chilly evening. Stonecroft is quietly situated, away from the main flow of traffic and people, yet the market place is within 50 yards down a narrow ginnel. The cobbled market place offers additional parking in the centre of this popular picturesque market town and is well served by a range of local shops, cafes and pubs offering simple bar snacks to restaurant quality meals.
The accommodation is heated by a back boiler from the multi fuel stove and comprises:
Cosy lounge with Freesat TV and DVD player.
Steps lead down to the country style breakfast kitchen with beamed ceiling, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, TV and CD player.
First floor : Two double bedrooms.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
All electric, coal, bed linen and towels provided.
Private parking adjacent to the patio and additional parking is in the market square.
Sorry no children under the age of 12.
Wi-Fi and telephone available.
Two bedrooms: 2 x double. Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room.
MIDDLEHAM Leyburn 2.5 miles; Richmond 12 miles. The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and race horses. Much of the history is bound up with its Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a castle keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The horses are a great sight as they make their way to the gallops every morning. The pretty market square is partially cobbled and offers a range of shops, pubs and places to eat. The bustling market town of Leyburn is just a short drive away offering a variety of great shops and pubs, or why not take some time to explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set amidst 4 acres of grounds, providing a fun day out for all the family? All in all a superb base for exploring Wensleydale and all within easy driving distance of York, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.
This property offers the following short breaks: