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Ramblers Rest

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic and cosy North Yorkshire holiday cottage for two guests
  • Perfectly blends traditional and contemporary styles
  • Perfect location for walkers and those wishing to explore the Yorkshire Dales
  • Village location close to pubs and tearooms
  • Charming courtyard garden
  • Within short driving distance of top visitor attractions like Middleham Castle
Property code: G0102

This exquisite one-bedroom holiday cottage is set at the heart of Middleham, offering a mature and sophisticated style throughout this property is a superb choice for a romantic break.

The pretty village of Middleham sits nestled between two rivers and is home to the largest castle in the North of England, once the seat of Richard III. The village's picturesque cobbled streets are home to several good pubs, local shops and galleries, while the beautiful expanse of Wensleydale, including the popular Aysgarth Falls (8.5 miles) and Bolton Castle (7.5 miles), are all in the locality. For antiques enthusiasts, Leyburn, just 4 miles from Middleham, is home to the biggest auction centre outside of London.

This bijou stone-built cottage has elegant decor throughout that blends classic style with contemporary comfort. Downstairs the handsome porch leads to an open-plan living space with a window seat perfect for spotting the race-horses trotting up the village en-route to the gallops; a wood-burning stove effect fire keeps everything nice and toasty after a day exploring. The compact but perfectly formed kitchen comes equipped with everything you'll need: there's an electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, microwave and, for your convenience, also a small freezer under the stairs - well you'll need ice for your G & T. A charming bespoke wooden staircase takes you up to the gorgeous bedroom, complete with an adorable view of the village outside. Next to the bedroom is the bathroom with a generous walk-in shower and WC.

To the front of the cottage is a well-maintained courtyard garden: a heavenly spot for lunch alfresco in the warmer months.

  • Bedroom: 1 double
  • Bathroom: 1 bathroom with shower cubicle and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, freezer
  • TV/DVD with Freeview
  • Electric wood burner effect fire
  • Coffee Machine has been replaced with a Cafetiere with ground coffee in welcome pack
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard garden
  • Regret no dogs
  • This property does not accept children
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Pub and shops under 0.25 miles
  • Parking is available opposite the cottage and is on a first come first served basis. Further free parking is available in the market place 100 yards away
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Louise 20th May 2022

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The only slight criticism is the road at the front, quite a lot of heavy vehicles (noisy) from time to time, therefore couldn't really enjoy sitting outside.

Reviewed by Denise 13th May 2022

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This tiny cottage is just amazing. On arrival we instantly felt pampered. Its warm and very charming. Everything is thought of, from the food and beverage gifts on arrival to the spa dressing gowns. We went on some fabulous walks on the doorstep and a short drive away. The local people in Middleham are very friendly and happy to have a passing chatRead more. We will definitely be returning at some point. Hide

Reviewed by Malcolm 25th April 2022

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Reviewed by Steve 22nd April 2022

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The cottage was lovely, well laid out and equipped, and very clean. The main parking area in the centre of Middleham is only 50 yards away, is free other than requesting a donation to the honesty box, and we always managed to find a space. Although compact the cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed, including a very generous welcome pRead moreack including tea, coffee, wine & beer. The stairs to the bedroom are a little tight and steep but do have handrails. We would definitely stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 18th March 2022

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Old Cartmel Cottage is a charming, very well-equipped, cosy and comfortable cottage in the centre of Middleham and ideally placed as a base for exploring the Yorkshire dales. It has everything you need for a relaxing break; we spent four nights at the cottage but would have been very happy to stay for longer. It was a delight to see the race horsesRead more in training passing in front of the cottage every day on their way to the gallops, and everyone in the village was very friendly and welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 21st January 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage

Reviewed by Carol 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 28th November 2021

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A beautiful cosy cottage, in a great location with 3 pubs close by, fish shop and general store. Under floor heating was an added bonus, the welcome hamper was much appreciated. We had a wonderful stay and will hopefully return and would definitely recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Vicki 26th November 2021

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A gorgeous little cosy cottage for two. Great location in the pretty village of Middleham. The cottage is well equipped, lovely and warm and exceptionally clean. The generous welcome pack was very much appreciated. We didnt cook at the cottage as we were only there for two days so ate out at the local pubs - Richard III recommended. The surroundingRead more area is lovely for walking and it was nice to leave the car parked in the square which is less than 100m away and free. Well be back! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 12th November 2021

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Lovely little cottage, has everything you need for a couples holiday, very homely, can't fault it

Reviewed by Trudie 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Linn 22nd October 2021

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The owner was extremely helpful and went out of her way to make sure I could access the cottage by meeting me on arrival as I was unsure how to operate the key safe. She also promptly helped me when I encountered a problem with operating the TV. The cottage is comfortable and I appreciated the welcome pack and the toiletries and bath robe that wereRead more provided. Hide

Reviewed by Ray 1st October 2021

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Lovely cosy cottage in excellent location. Very generous welcome package . Lovely village with great walks and nearby drives through amazing countryside

Reviewed by Clair 27th September 2021

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Had a wonderful holiday at this quaint country cottage. A fantastic central location for the Yorkshire Dale's with some fantastic pubs just a short walk away. The cottage had lots of character and we had a lovely welcome box full of goodies on arrival. Will definitely stop at this cottage again.

Reviewed by Gina 29th August 2021

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Reviewed by Jeannette 2nd July 2021

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Everything you need for a week away has been catered for in this small but very well equipped cottage. Spotlessly clean. A lovely welcome basket was also supplied. Middleham is a good base for walking with walks from the village or a short drive away. We throughly enjoyed our week.

Reviewed by Marilyn 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Peter David 28th May 2021

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A comfortable small cottage with good facilities.

Reviewed by Christopher 21st May 2021

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A comfortable cottage with all facilities in a very convenient position for the Dales.Steep staircase would be a problem for some though.The Welcome Pack was a pleasant surprise

Reviewed by James 30th April 2021

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Everything was fine - we enjoyed a superb week in Middleham with lots of excellent walking.

Reviewed by Cynthia 19th April 2021

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The cottage, although small, is very well equipped and comfortable. The owner, Mrs Stevenson was very pleasant and helpful with any queries we made. A well filled hamper was much appreciated on our arrival. Parking is not easy in Middleham, but the cottage is less than 50yards from the central parking area and we had no problems. The racehorses pasRead mores the front door and are a lovely sight as they come and go to the nearby gallops. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 16th April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Jane 9th October 2020

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Old Cartmel Cottage is a small character property that has been beautifully refurbished to provide cosy and comfortable accommodation for two. Everything you could possibly need has been provided, including a lovely welcome pack. The cottage was always warm and we looked forward to returning there each day after blustery walks in the surrounding coRead moreuntryside. There was a huge range of walks within the immediate area and the village of Middleham has a shop that provides everything you might need. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 5th October 2020

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Very clean, had everything we needed for a three night stay, ceilings very low be careful if you are tall.

Reviewed by Ian 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Annie 18th September 2020

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The cottage was spotlessly clean & although small was very comfortable . Generous welcome pack & toiletries. Excellent position to watch the racehorses go by each morning & walks straight from the door . Will definitely stay here again .

Reviewed by Stewart 21st August 2020

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Parking is a problem Steps possible problem for senior citizens or infirm

Reviewed by Helen 7th August 2020

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An idyllic cottage set in a delightful village. Perfect size for 1-2 people, well stocked kitchen and lovely welcome basket including tea, coffee, wine and beer. Great location and plenty to do and see in the local area. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Pete 31st July 2020

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The cottage is very pleasant, well equipped and has a high standard of hygiene. The 'Welcome' pack is very thoughtful and a nice touch. Whilst the cottage itself is great, it is situated on a very busy road with traffic constant throughout the day and through the night. This is not made clear in the cottage description and was a negative factor in Read moreour stay. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 24th July 2020

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Delightful cottage. Immaculate through out. Lovely location and how amazing to watch the racehorses going past.

Reviewed by Su 20th July 2020

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Travelled alone for a much needed break after months of working in the Covoid. Beautiful perfectly appointed cottage. Amazing use of the space. Comfy (firm) bed. Loved the horses clip clopping by, got used to the bells every 15 mins. Stayed local and travelled from the cottage on a waterfall hunt - went to Aysgarth and High Force and loved both. LoRead moreved the welcome pack and flowers in the cottage. Parked in the market square. Friendly staff in little shop that topped up my supplies. Felt v safe. Hide

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Location

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Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

There is a host of places to visit and spend time at in and around Harrogate. We have a selection of holiday homes that include chic apartments, elegant townhouses and cosy cottages for romantic stays to inspire your break in Harrogate. Why not visit our collection to find your perfect property?

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