Holiday lets in Leyburn, Yorkshire, England

Leyburn for a Cottage Holiday in Wonderful Wensleydale: Leyburn, a market town in North Yorkshire, is a great place for a cottage break if you want to discover all that the valley of Wensleydale has to offer.  Located within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is excellent walking country and an ideal choice for those who enjoy discovering the countryside on foot.  


Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Leyburn

Leyburn has plenty to recommend it for a cottage holiday.  Market day is Friday when the open-air market is set up in the square. A farmers’ market is also on offer on the fourth Saturday of every month. Anyone who fancies bidding for a bargain antique can go along to Tennants, which is the biggest auction centre in the provinces in the UK.

If you time your holiday so that you are there over the August Bank Holiday, the annual Wensleydale Agricultural Show is a fine example of a traditional show, complete with sheep dog trials, vintage farming equipment, crafts, floral displays and cows, shire horses and sheep trying to win prizes.  For the Dales Festival of Food and Drink, the May Day Bank Holiday weekend is the time to come. It’s a treat for lovers of good Yorkshire fare and quality Wensleydale produce.

For visitors interested in arts and crafts there should be plenty to keep you entertained during your self-catering holiday as Wensleydale is particularly blessed in this regard. Leyburn and the surrounding area is chockfull of craft shops, galleries and workshops. Watch the experts throw a pot, blow glass and make candles.

Just three miles from Leyburn, the 12th century ruins of Jervaulx Abbey are a fine example of a Cistercian monastery. Its claim to fame is that Wensleydale cheese was invented here. The tea rooms contain a scale model of the Abbey as it would have appeared around 1530 and you can glean lots of useful information about the history of the Abbey. Now privately owned, the owners have encouraged plants and flowers to grow wildly and there are now more than 180 wild flower species to admire.

If you fancy doing something unusual on your cottage break then head for the Forbidden Corner (a mile from Leyburn), a fascinating folly with grottoes, tunnels, water features, walled gardens and woodland. Voted the best children’s attraction in the county and the best 20th century folly in Europe, its whimsical design enthrals both children and adults. Tickets for entry must be pre-booked.

Another great activity for all the family whilst staying in this part of Yorkshire is catching a ride on a steam train on the heritage Wensleydale Railway and seeing the countryside glide by in style. Study the timetable available at Leyburn Station and plan your journey. The full route is 16 miles, which is one of Britain’s longest ‘heritage’ lines.  Leyburn Station has shops selling railway souvenirs and helpful local maps to guide you. If a vintage bus is more to your liking, a 1960s era single-decker bus takes passengers on a scenic route, including Leyburn, Hawes, Ripon and the Aysgarth Falls beauty spot.

Whilst taking a cottage break in Leyburn, it’s possible to have a change from countryside pursuits and drive to Lightwater Valley for a fun day at the theme park with some of the most inventive rides in Britain.

Terrific scenery and walking opportunities plus the fascinating local history and traditions make Leyburn one of Yorkshire’s best loved holiday locations. Mix in good quality Yorkshire cooking, cosy fireside pubs and welcoming tea rooms and it’s a holiday to remember.  Whether you plan to find a romantic cottage or a large country house, we hope you find a good quality cottage for you in or near Leyburn.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Leyburn, Yorkshire, England:

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 24 January to 31 January 20 from 10 February to 28 February 20


Special Offer: from 21 January to 31 March 20

Rowan Holiday Yurt near the Peak District National Park, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Glamping Accommodation, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Why not try something exciting and different on a romantic holiday in Yorkshire this year with a stay in a holiday yurt? Go glamping in this high quality canopied holiday home, with the added luxury of a private hot tub and a lovely rural setting, this really is glamping at its very best.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £370
Next availability:
from 03 February to 06 February 20 from 10 February to 13 February 20

Swallow Barn, Ramsgill, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

sleeps 8 - 10 guests
8 - 10
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Welcoming pet-friendly 3 bedroom barn conversion in the Nidderdale AONB with stunning valley and reservoir views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £840
Next availability:
from 22 January to 31 January 20 from 02 February to 07 February 20

The Old Life Boat Seaside Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Hornsea, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, North England.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage with light and airy interior which was originally an old lifeboat house, situated just a short walk from the local beach in the coastal town of Hornsea.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 22 January to 27 January 20 from 31 January to 07 February 20

Topsy-Turvy Cottage, North Yorkshire, Worton, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales National Park.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Charming 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 22 January to 04 April 20 from 11 April to 09 May 20

We have no cottages within Leyburn itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Leyburn. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England