Honeykiln is a cosy well equipped cottage style house with full central heating and can accommodate up to 4 people in comfort. It is situated in a quiet area within easy walking distance of the centre of the attractive historic village of Middleham,with its majestic ruined castle (childhood home and favourite of Richard III) and Georgian houses grouped around the village square.
Set in the heart of scenic Wensleydale, Middleham is an ideal base with easy road access to the Yorkshire Dales and is perfect for walkers, as many footpaths start from the village. Middleham has a chioce of bars restaurants and pubs serving good food and real ale. There is also a small village shop which is open early and late - very useful for buying morning papers and milk (although they stock much more besides).
Honeykiln has a pretty enclosed rear garden and private parking directly in front of the house. The house is decorated to a high standard and is furnished in a simple but tasteful style.
The recently redecorated welcoming lounge has a traditional open fire providing the perfect place to relax on cold winters days. There is a TV, DVD player and a good selection of books and games.
From the lounge, stairs lead up to the first floor where there is a double bedroom at the front with beautiful views over Wensleydale and a twin room to the rear with view over the hills. There is a modern bathroom with a 3 piece suite and shower over the bath.
The sunny kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave and washing machine. It opens onto the enclosed back garden, with lawn and patio area, which is ideal for children. The garden has a patio table, chairs and a BBQ for use on warm summer evenings.
The cottage does not have Wi Fi but the facilities can be used, at little cost, at the local Key Centre (5 mins walk).
Honeykiln is a non smoking cottage and we regret that we are unable to accept pets but children are welcome.
Duvets and bed linen are provided but not towels.
Electricity and oil fired central heating is included in the rent plus one bag of logs and a scuttle of coal per visit.
TV, DVD (please bring your own DVDs) and CD player.
Electric cooker and hob
Lets are from Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am
Middleham is home to many racing stables. In the morning you can watch the horses being galloped on the moor and if you are interested visits round the stables can be booked.
Close by, for both young and old alike, the Forbidden Corner and Brymor Ice Cream Farm are a must. Also to be visited are Aysgarth Falls (especially after good rain) and the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey. If possible try to go to Leyburn Market (on a Friday) to gain a true feel of an old fashioned dales hill market.
Leyburn also has some interesting shops (there is no need to travel further afield!) for example Campbells grocery store has a wide range of local foods and Wrays ironmongers stocks every type of hardware goods you can think of (and many that you can't!)
Further afield the attractive town of Richmond is worth a visit - with its impressive castle, 2 museums and the Georgian Theatre (one of the oldest in the country).
For the art lover Bowes Museum, at Barnard Castle (the V & A of the north) shouldn't be missed.
Reduced rates for returning visitors.