View from the garden
Open plan Lounge/ kitchen/ diner
Kitchen with breakfast bar
King-size bedroom
En- suite shower room
Fresh farm eggs
Garden with open countryside views
Meet the friendly goats
Meet the friendly goats
Deer at nearby Hornby Castle
1 / 10  View from the garden
2 / 10  Open plan Lounge/ kitchen/ diner
3 / 10  Kitchen with breakfast bar
4 / 10  King-size bedroom
5 / 10  En- suite shower room
6 / 10  Fresh farm eggs
7 / 10  Garden with open countryside views
8 / 10  Meet the friendly goats
9 / 10  Meet the friendly goats
10 / 10  Deer at nearby Hornby Castle

Winsbury Farm Cottage

Leyburn (5mls NE), Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty barn conversion cottage sleeping two guests
  • Romantic location, ideal for a couple’s getaway in Richmondshire
  • Rural farmland location with resident animals including chickens, sheep, and goats and a pony
  • Enclosed garden with spectacular views over the farm and surrounding countryside
  • Situated in the quiet hamlet of East Hauxwell in North Yorkshire, near Leyburn 
  • Fantastic location for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North Yorkshire Moors
Property code: 36916

Romantic farm cottage sleeping two, located in the hamlet of Hauxwell in North Yorkshire, just five miles from the market town of Leyburn, with its interesting shops and weekly market.

This semi- detached former calf barn is located on the owner’s farm in the heart of Wensleydale. Only five miles from the farm, the market town of Leyburn has an attractive cobbled square where visitors will find an interesting range of independent shops, as well as a choice of pubs and cafes. For those who enjoy country walks, there is a pleasant circular walk to be enjoyed from the town which leads up to the vantage point of the Leyburn Shawl, a limestone scar some two miles long. Other attractions in the area, meanwhile, include The Forbidden Corner, Bolton Castle, Wensleydale Railway and the North Yorkshire Moors.

On arrival at this attractive cottage, guests will find themselves in the light and airy open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where an inviting sofa allows guests to sit back and relax in front of the TV/DVD after a long day of sightseeing or walking in the Dales. Towards the rear of the room, a breakfast bar separates the lounge from the kitchen area which is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. A flight of stairs leads up to the first floor, where the bedroom is situated: a restful king-size room in the eaves of the cottage, which benefits from an en-suite shower room with WC.

Outside, the property has an enclosed garden for which garden furniture and a BBQ are provided, allowing guests to make the most of the tranquil surroundings and perhaps enjoy an alfresco meal whilst admiring the views. Guests are also free to explore the farm and pay a visit to the resident animals, and maybe even help with feeds.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • 1 dog welcome (must be kept under control on the farm)
  • Pub and restaurant 2 miles, shops 4 miles
  • Arrival 3pm

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 1st June 2019

Lovely cottage. Was made very welcome from the owners. Fantastic views from the front door and garden. Would be very happy to return.

Reviewed by James 25th May 2019

Welcomed on arrival by the owner Mary and her partner Andrew who helped us in with our bags and showed us around the property. They are a lovely couple but not too intrusive during your stay. The complimentary bottle of wine and fresh eggs were a nice touch too.

Reviewed by Jane 15th April 2019

This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped everything provided you will need. The Owners, Mary & Andrew are extremely welcoming, providing yummy free range eggs and a very warm welcome. Mary let me help with feeding the new lambs a real treat for a "townie" like me!! The decor is superb with lots oRead moref little touches to make it unique. Set in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the Dales. Hide

Reviewed by Donna 12th April 2019

We have just returned from a short break at Winsbury Farm Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Firstly the cottage; which had everything we needed. We met with the owner who showed us around and how things worked and then we were left to relax. We took our dog Chico with us too and he loved being able to explore in the garden which was penneRead mored off from the farm animals. We visited the village of Leyburn a short drive away and recommend the Sandpiper Inn and the Ingleton Waterfall Trails. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 5th April 2019

Just returned from our holiday at Winsbury Cottage. On our arrival we were made to feel very welcome and also throughout the whole of our stay, which included feeding lambs with Mary. What a beautiful place this is with amazing views, the cottage is well equipped and decorated to a high standard. Look forward to returning soon.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th February 2019

Wonderful cottage, the location is perfect for a stress free stay, wonderful views. Andrew and Mary were fantastic hosts and we will definitely be visiting again

Reviewed by Sally 18th February 2019

This cottage is in a beautiful location and very well equipped with everything you need.

Reviewed by Christine 21st December 2018

We had Christmas week 2018 in the cottage and it was a perfect week. The owners were super friendly and helpful and personally drove us around the farm showing us the animals. Would definayely recommend this property and will be re visiting next year.

Reviewed by Jacob Pieter 5th October 2018

A nice and cosy place to stay. It is quiet and the vieuws are stunning. The owners are ever so frienly and it is easy to get a bond wirth them. Staying there becomes a yearly pleasure.

Reviewed by Hazel 28th September 2018

Beautiful cottage, well furnished, warm and comfy, great views from the windows and a very warm welcome.

Reviewed by Gillian 11th August 2018

We had a great week the location was perfect and the cottage had everything we needed seeing the sheep goats and horse and the other farm animals was a bonus except that there was no wifi this was very disappointing wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't working for a couple of days but we didn't have it for the hole of the week with no attempt to Read moreget it working but this aside we had a good time. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 6th July 2018

This cottage is lovely, Attached to the owners property, with cows and sheep in the field when you open your door, the views are amazing too, we enjoyed our stay, just what we needed. The owner Mary was lovely too. Would love to spend some more time in Yorkshire and this is the perfect place to spend it.

Reviewed by Peter 22nd June 2018

Nothing to add, excellent property and owners with access along a rough(ish) and narrow track a very minor downside.

Reviewed by Katerina 18th June 2018

Wonderful farm location perfect for quiet holidays with plenty to see and do in the area. This is our second visit with our assistance dog and we were all so comfortable and made to feel so welcome by the animal loving owner that we are coming back again!

Reviewed by Sue 11th June 2018

Mary has set up a wonderful cottage at Winsbury Farm and the views are stunning. The cottage is well set up and the bathroom is a great size with a good shower and heated towel rails... The linen and towels are good quality and the towels super large which is always nice for travelling. The location is great for access to both the Dales and the MooRead morers and the local town of Leyburn is perfect for supplies. A must are the villages of Helsmley and Middleham. Winsbury Farm Cottage is very special. Hide

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