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18th century self catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, perfect for a relaxing retreat. Explore the country lanes and unique serenity of Wensleydale.

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Rooms: 1 cottage sleeps 4; 2 sleep 2 (+cot)

from £395

Meals: Welcome tray on arrival. Local produce meals delivery service. Pub 200m. Restaurant 1 mile.
Open: Year round
Address: Inglenook Cottage / Craggley Cottage, West Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4JU
Tel: +44 01969-662766 or +44-(0)7733 228929
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Cottage in the Dales, Yorkshire, England

Reviewed by Richard Hammond, Jan 2011:

"You get the best of both worlds here, these cottages exude charm and traditional character - you can look out of period mullioned windows next to the inglenook open fire under a wealth of exposed beams without compromising on modern facilities like free wireless Broadband Internet access."

>>Read Richard's full reivew of Cottage in the Dales

Find your idyllic 'Cottage in the Dales' at West Burton, Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

NATIONAL WINNER, VisitEngland Awards for Excellence : Self-Catering Property of the Year 2017. A finalist in the 'Self-Catering Holiday of the Year 2008', recipient of the coveted 'Gold Award' 2009/2010 by VisitBritain distinguishing the top self-catering properties in England, finalist in the Yorkshire Rural Awards 2010 - Green Award and accredited with the highest Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.  We aim to provide excellent accommodation standards whilst minimising the environmental impact of our activities. We can all contribute in a small way to ensure the enjoyment of the Yorkshire Dales for future generations.

The five star, Grade II listed Inglenook Cottage exudes charm including mullioned windows, open fire, exposed beams and bespoke oak kitchen. Antique furniture, crisp bedlinen and super-king sleigh bed create a perfect ambience. Private courtyard parking leads to a patio with traditional dry-stone walled garden.

The four star Craggley Cottage offers a cosy beamed living room with open fire, tradiitional furnishings and well-equipped granite-surfaced kitchen. The spacious master bedroom with super-king sized bed and traditional fireplace and twin bedroom overlook the large garden and spectacular views along the dale.

The natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales is a haven for all. Meeting the needs especially of families, walkers and cyclists, Cottage in the Dales have been awarded the three specialist VisitBritain Welcome Scheme accreditations that give families, walkers and cyclists the confidence they are booking quality accommodation that meets their particular needs. There are excellent walking and cycling routes directly from the doorstep in West Burton - suitable for all abilities.

Local produce and locally made meals can be delivered to your cottage for arrival. Both cottages have an open fire, Sky TV, free WiFi, complimentary maps, books & tourist information for the area. The price is all inclusive with lots of extras - from the luxury toiletries to the practical logs and kitchen supplies. Sorry no pets and no smoking.

Don't just take our word for it ... checkout the guest comments on our website. See 'Visitor Book' page for each cottage where every comment from every single guest is available, including so many returning guests each year.....a perfect perennial retreat.

‘Cottage in the Dales’. Awarded Yorkshire Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year 2016 and NATIONAL WINNER,  VisitEngland Awards for Excellence : Self-Catering Property of the Year 2017

How does Cottage in the Dales minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

Awarded Gold by the GTBS, Cottage of the Dales is a beacon of sustainability, with one cottage being grade II listed and both having been situated in this area of conservation for the last 200 years. When the walls were first built they were extremely well insulated, and the lofts and pipes are equally so. The back boiler behind the open fire helps to heat the water supply, with the fire itself being fuelled by wood from fallen trees and old newspapers. Also, all appliances are A-rated. Guests are relied upon to monitor their own water consumption, while eco cleaning products are used throughout, water savers have been fitted in the cisterns and rainwater is collected and used in the garden.

There are full recycling facilities for cardboard & newspapers, glass, plastic bottles and cans, which is emptied every 4-5 weeks. The welcome pack offered on arrival contains locally-sourced milk, bread and butter from Wensleydale, as well as local chocolates. There's also plenty of info fiven in the confirmation pack on how to enjoy the holiday sustainably, including local pubs and restaurants. Other initiatives include donating trees to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust for repeat bookings, something that has since been implemented by a local tearoom. Guests are given a wealth of information on how to arrive at this accommodation by bike and public transport, with the aim of having as little impact as possible on this conservation area within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, renowned for its flower-rich hay meadows and species including black grouse, yellow wagtail and skylark.

Top eco features at Cottage in the Dales

  • A-rated appliances

  • Water savers in the cisterns

  • Site has recycling facilities

  • Uses bulk dispenses to reduce packaging waste

  • Provides guidance on local organic producers

  • Awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme

  • NATIONAL WINNER, VisitEngland Awards for Excellence : Self-Catering Property of the Year 2017.



Cottage in the Dales, Yorkshire, England
Nearest train station: Northallerton

Directions from station:
Nearest train station is Northallerton on the east coast main line (between Darlington and York). A bus service operates from Northallerton (Route 156/157 www.northyorkstravel.info/ richmondshire.php for timetable) which takes just over an hour directly to West Burton. Both cottages are just a few metres from the bus stop. West Burton is on the bus route through Wensleydale between Hawes and Leyburn. Cycle hire is available from Hawes.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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