Self catering holiday cottage rentals 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.  


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.

Book a Leyburn cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

10 rental properties

In and Out Country Cottage, Yorkshire Dales, Middleham, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Leyburn 2 miles away

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

Utterly charming sleeps 2 romantic retreat in the village of Middleham with exposed stone-work, warming woodburning stove, exposed wooden beams and one double bedroom plus a location conveniently near to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this is a great place for a couple to get away and spend quality time together.

Weekly Price from: £302
Next availability:
from 05 June to 17 July 20 from 24 July to 31 July 20

Stonetrough Rural Retreat, Newton le willows, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Leyburn 6 miles away

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

Romantic rural retreat set next to beautiful countryside, just 3 miles from Bedale.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £278
Next availability:
from 30 May to 01 July 20 from 01 August to 14 August 20

Covercote Yorkshire Dales Cottage, Horsehouse, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom English Country Cottage, Leyburn 7 miles away

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

Looking for a pet-friendly Yorkshire Dales cottage with ample character? If so this 4 bedroom English country cottage with its woodburning stove, village location and striking countryside views out to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, could be perfect for you.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £654
Next availability:
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Topsy-Turvy Cottage, North Yorkshire, Worton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Leyburn 10 miles away

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 30 May to 27 June 20 from 04 July to 18 July 20

Swallow Barn, Harrogate, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Leyburn 13 miles away

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 02 June to 05 June 20 from 07 June to 03 July 20

East House Country Cottage, Appersett, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Leyburn 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
3 star

Pretty historical cottage in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £263
Next availability:
from 03 June to 17 July 20 from 24 July to 14 August 20

Unique Willow Garth Holiday House near the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

6 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Leyburn 16 miles away

sleeps 4 - 12 guests
4 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

Unique 6 bedroom holiday house with a beautiful luxurious interior and stunning countryside views, originally a water tower, this superb property enjoys easy access to the North York Moors National Park nearby and has plenty to keep guests entertained with a games room with table tennis and table football on site and with the capacity to sleep up to 12, this is a great place for groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1345
Next availability:
from 06 July to 10 July 20 from 20 July to 03 August 20

Dale House, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Leyburn 16 miles away

sleeps 9 - 24 guests
9 - 24
9 bedrooms
9
8 bathrooms
8
no dogs allowed

Fine stone-built self-catering house with a village location in the Upper Wharfe Valley within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for big family getaways or large groups looking to discover the highlights of the Dales.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1750
Next availability:
from 30 May to 19 June 20 from 22 June to 03 July 20

Grove Country Cottage near the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, Thirsk, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Leyburn 17 miles away

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

Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom holiday cottage with a light and airy interior, perfect for couples but can accommodate up to 4, ideal location for keen walkers and cyclists with a location mid-way between the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £263
Next availability:
from 30 May to 08 June 20 from 12 June to 19 June 20

Low Shipley Barn, North Pennines, Barnard Castle, Durham, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Leyburn 19 miles away

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

Escape to the country with a stay at this pretty stone-built cottage, with 2 bedrooms this property sleeps up to 4 plus 1 dog and features superb views over farmlands and pastures and is less than 10 minutes drive from Barnard Castle.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £305
Next availability:
from 14 August to 11 December 20 from 13 December to 24 December 20