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In and Out Cottage in Middleham, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

In and Out Cottage description

Holiday home
This charming 'upside down' property is a stone-built 18th Century terraced cottage next to the market square in Middleham. With outstanding views of the surrounding area, this holiday home has been lovingly restored and beautifully furnished throughout to retain many of its original features. These include an open fire, beams and exposed stonework. The living space of the cottage is composed of a spacious ground floor double bedroom with an exposed feature stone wall housing a fireplace. There is also a well-appointed shower room and the open-plan area on the first floor houses a well equipped kitchen, a dining area and the sitting room has a further feature stone wall with an open fire, making this room a cosy space. This cottage makes a perfect base for a memorable holiday or for a couple looking for a relaxing, romantic retreat.

Renowned for its history and race horses, the attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham connects much of its history with its Norman castle, dating from 1190 and with a keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The town's charming market square has been partially cobbled and offers a wide range of shops, pubs and places to eat, whilst the bustling market town of Leyburn is just a short drive away and offers a variety of great shops and pubs. Visitors can also explore The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises set amidst four acres of grounds, which provides a fun day out for all the family. The village is also within easy driving distance of York, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Digital electric heaters with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/iPod dock, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample parking FOC in the nearby market square 1 min walk away. Secure lockable bike storage under external stone staircase. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs, restaurant and market square 1 min walk. Note: Property unsuitable for children and infants. Note: The first floor can be accessed by internal stairs or by external stone steps.


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  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mrs Thomas
July 2016
The cottage is in a lovely location, very central for visiting nearby attractions. The cottage has everything you require to have a brilliant holiday.
Mr Sharp
July 2016
We liked the personal touch of the owner. The taste for decoration was exquisite and the cottage was extremely well equipped. The surrounds were peaceful yet the nearby facilities were handy.
Mrs Gray
June 2016
An excellent cottage which was very well equipped and maintained.
Mr Williams
January 2016
We had a great holiday, the owner keeps her cottage to a standard way higher than 5 star. I couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough, it's great.
Mrs Reading
June 2016
It was very comfortable, in a great location and very well equipped.
Mr Martin
November 2015
Lovely Cottage in a great area.
Mrs Brocklebank
November 2015
This is a beautiful Cottage - simply perfect!
Mr Johnson
May 2015
In and out cottage is a beautiful property, excellent decor and everything you could wish for provided. Would highly recommend it to others and will no doubt return myself at some time.
Mrs Lehkyj
July 2015
Liked how well equipped it was, with everything you could possibly need and in a beautiful location.
Mrs Brockwell
November 2015
The Cottage was beautiful and very well presented. The village was also lovely. Will be returning for a future holiday here. This is one of the finest Cottages I have stayed in.
Mr Hindley
October 2015
The cottage was in a good location. The owner obviously takes great pride in the property and provides every possible thing to make your holiday a good one, and it most certainly was.
Mr Hyland
August 2015
A really great property in a beautiful location. A home from home.
Mrs Jowett
July 2014
Everything you would need and more. Brilliant location.
Mr Adams
August 2014
The attention to detail was fabulous. The owner had thought of everything and Sykes Cottages should be proud that they are marketing such a fantastic property. If the standard continues this property will never let Sykes down.
Mrs Brocklebank
November 2014
A perfect little cottage - excellent quality throughout.
Mrs Painter
May 2014
The feeling of total luxury in every detail. The cottage was like a warm hug to come home to every night.
Miss Hendey
June 2014
This was the second time that we stayed in In and Out Cottage. It was lovely the first time, but a number of improvements had been made prior to this stay to make it exemplary. The finishing touches to the cottage's decor were thoughtful and stylish and added to the luxurious comfortable feel. We both love Middleham and the cottage and will be back as soon as time allows.
Mr Eaton
May 2015
The whole experience at In and Out Cottage was lovely, would recommend this cottage to anyone, thanks to the owner, for a very enjoyable stay there, will definitely stay again. Also the whole area is beautiful.
Mr Redmond
February 2015
Again, a great break in a great cottage.
Mr Dye
February 2015
A beautiful cottage. Well thought out and furnished. It was in an excellent position and had everything you needed.
Mrs Farley
May 2015
Just as good as last year. It was very tastefully decorated and every little thing had been thought of! Thank you.
Mrs Winstanley
March 2014
The bedroom and bathroom were absolutely gorgeous. Decorated and furnished to perfection. Location of the cottage was fabulous - Middleham is a great place to discover the Dales from.
Ms Lang
March 2014
Fantastic holiday in a 5 star cottage! Attention to detail could not be bettered. Quality of all fixtures and fittings first rate. Superb!
Mrs Richardson
April 2014
Excellent cottage, a great week away.
Mrs Farley
April 2014
Fabulous! No complaints - luxury!
Mr Glover
January 2014
An absolute gem of a cottage in a superb location.
Mr Redmond
January 2014
Absolutely amazing place; homely and cosy will be recommending to people and hopefully returning.
Mr Merrington
January 2014
Fantastic cottage, 5 star on all fixtures and fittings. Cosy and warm and the added extras made us feel at home. Village was lovely and friendly .
Mrs Fenner
January 2014
The position of the cottage - tucked away and quiet. The cottage is spacious and very cosy and it was lovely coming back from a long walk to the log burner. The pubs in the village were all welcoming and we had a lovely meal in 'The Richard III'. Great walks from the doorstep. We hope to go back!
Mr Williams
December 2013
I cannot praise 'In and Out Cottage' and it's owner enough! We were there for Christmas and it was perfect. It is a fantastic cottage that has everything you need. We cooked our Christmas dinner, the kitchen was very well equipped. The owner makes the cottage very welcoming. The fire was ready to light which was very nice. The bedroom was made up nicer than any that I have ever stayed in, and the bed is super comfortable with luxury bedding. North Yorkshire is a beautiful unspoilt place, and 'In and Out Cottage' is the perfect place to stay.
Mrs Marrow
June 2013
The cottage was quiet, very clean and pleasant and well equipped. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the collection of tourist information was very helpful. The bunch of freesias were a nice touch as was the bottle of wine and naughty biscuits awaiting us on arrival. We felt very much at home there.
Mr Maytum
August 2013
A very well appointed cottage, well situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
Mrs McKeown
December 2013
Good location, very comfortable and cosy property. Lots to do in the area. Free parking nearby. Little touches of luxury very much appreciated. We stayed in December and it was still lovely and warm without the log fire. Would definitely return to this property.
Miss McAulay
February 2012
Middleham is a very friendly and welcoming place to stay. The White Swan which was situated opposite the property had excellent food if you're looking for somewhere to eat out. The cottage itself was very cosy and the bed was probably the most comfy I have ever slept in. There are a few little towns that are close by and the Black Sheep Brewery was a good day trip.
Mrs Lennon
July 2012
The cottage has the most comfortable bed in Yorkshire! 10/10! Great location within Middleham village, with 4 pubs just a minute or two away. Also good selection of eating places. Recommended.
Mrs French
August 2012
Close proximity to pubs and restaurants and we also liked watching the race horses going out for their daily exercise. This was our first trip to the Yorkshire Dales and despite the weather there was lots to do and see. The large bed in the cottage was very comfortable and provided the best nights sleep ever.
Mr Fenton
June 2011
Very nice place, central location and friendly community. Lovely cottage to come home to after a good day's walking. The village has all you need for the week, and the Black Swan Pub can be recommended.
Mrs Flanagan-Jones
July 2011
The village and location were good for visiting the Yorkshire Dales. The bed was magnificent. The cottage was unusual over 2 floors with 2 doors. Good value.
Mrs Wiffin
June 2013
Excellent location and friendly people. Walks from the door. The racehorses.
Mrs Wilson
January 2013
This was the perfect new year's break. Gorgeous, cosy cottage in an excellent location.
Mrs Percival
March 2013
The cottage had must been refurbished prior to our visit. Everything has been finished to a very high standard. The cottage is well equipped. It's in a great central location, but peaceful and quiet.
Mr Bexley
April 2013
The redecoration and refurbishment of the property has made an excellent holiday home even better.
Miss Burbridge
April 2010
The cottage was a fabulous base for exploring the Dales and cosy in the evenings especially with the log burner on. We were also lucky to get beautiful weather!
Mrs Lyon
August 2010
We loved the cottage. This is our second time in 'In and Out Cottage'.
Mr Hubert
September 2010
Great area perfect for visiting the Dales and the Moors, Middleham is a lovely little village and Leyburn is just a couple of minutes away. Quirky little cottage well furnished and well kept.
Mr Jackson
December 2012
The warm, personal, welcome we received made it very special. The location was great. The real fire made it really warm and cosy on an evening. For days out, Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn, Richmond and Hawes were within easy driving distance. Will definitely be making another visit.
Mr Hardy
August 2012
Fantastic location. Lovely, quaint cottage, nice and quiet and an excellent base for touring.
Mr Hughes
August 2011
In and Out Cottage is in a quiet location, just the right size for the two of us and well equipped. A good selection of eating/ drinking places in a small town.
Mrs Lovell
October 2011
Easy access to beautiful scenery with lots of easy walks. Lovely and quiet without being isolated. It was nice also to arrive to a warm cottage.
Mr Ebbrell
February 2012
The location was amazing, very friendly village. Perfect romantic getaway. Pretty setting with roaring log fire, and ideally located to explore the wonders of Yorkshire and all it has to offer. We would highly recommend to friends and family. The variety of eateries and drinking establishments in such a small village was delightful. When it comes to good service and food try out the White Swan and the Bull for the warm welcome.
Mrs King
October 2010
The cottage was equipped with everything we needed - it was very cosy, especially when we lit the log burner! The scenery in the Dales was spectacular and we had some lovely days out. We would particularly recommend Castle Howard, one of the best. We would definitely use Sykes cottages again.
Mrs Coulthard
April 2010
The cottage was in an excellent position for getting out and about in the Dales. There was plenty to see; recommend Aysgarth Falls and The Forbidden Corner at Tupgill Park. The cottage itself was very comfortable and we loved the log fire and enormous, very comfortable bed. Middleham is a lovely village with some good places to eat.
Mr Jennings
November 2010
Lovely cosy cottage - small but perfectly formed! Fantastic bed! Coal store available for fire - fire made up on arrival was a great touch. Lovely decor. Lots of useful leaflets on activities in the surrounding area. We were visiting with our 11 week old baby and found the cot provided in fantastic condition. Cottage was also in a good position for accessing surrounding areas.
Mr Wright
November 2009
The location was very good with easy access to pubs/restaurants. It was very cosy.
Miss Dolan
February 2010
The was a really cosy cottage and in an ideal location to access many areas. We wanted to take the log fire and huge bed with us but unfortunately it would not fit in the car! Some lovely pubs and restaurants around the area. Would definitely recommend this cottage!
Mrs Wood
August 2009
Cottage in a very quiet position, therefore good nights sleep. Very pretty village and lots of places to visit short distances away.
Mr Mrs Swinden
August 2009
Excellent cottage in superb location. A real home from home.
Mr Murray
September 2009
Middleham was a pretty and a very interesting village to stay in. There is plenty of history to explore, the racehorse stables, the sight of the horses going up to the moor each day is memorable. We found that we didn't have to travel very far from there to fill our week with interesting things to do. The cottage was so nice we were happy to spend time there too.
Ms Smith
November 2009
The relaxed feel of the cottage and its comfort.
Mr Mrs Saunders
June 2009
The location was excellent, the village very friendly.
Mr Braithwaite
June 2009
Another relaxing week. Lovely quiet property only a minute away from the Square with a selection of eating places.
Mrs Gamble
April 2009
Great location. The White Swan Bistro is excellent.
Mrs Kerr
April 2009
The cottage was an excellent base for us as we enjoy walking. The people in Middleham were very friendly and the local hotels, inns, etc provided good food. The cottage was very clean, tidy and the fire made it very warm and cosy after a good days walking.
Mr Crabtree
May 2009
Good location, beautiful cottage.
Miss McConkey
March 2009
4 pubs all in good distance from cottage. All very nice, clean and of a high standard.
Mr Speller
March 2009
Cosy nature of the cottage, many amenities to hand, character of location. Good information in cottage.
Mr Lunt
September 2008
The location is excellent. This is the second time I have been to Middleham. Excellent base and has all necessary amenities.
Mrs Croucher
June 2008
An ideal base for walking. Very relaxing. The extra large bed was excellent!!!!!!!!!!
Mr Peckham
June 2008
The cottage was in a quiet, central position, of a very attractive village surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Mr Galasky
June 2008
The first time ever we have gone back to the same holiday home - we first went last year. The cottage was cosy, well furnished and comfortable. It is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside and there are many good places to eat within walking distance in the village.
Mrs Galvin
May 2008
We liked this cottage so much that we tried to book it again for later on in the year.
Mr Wadsworth
June 2008
We loved the open fire and the the overall decor of the house.
Miss Hammersley
February 2008
Very nicely done out and an excellent location.
Mrs Kraaij
February 2008
We really enjoyed staying in this cottage. It was perfect for us - quiet, light, good views, very comfortable sofa! Very comfortable bed so was very relaxing! Can be reached by bus easily from Ripon if you have no car and coming from the South.
Mr Hardcastle
January 2008
Beautiful, cosy cottage, full of charm, in a lovely village with walks through the Dales starting from our front door. Can't fault it.
Mrs Paintin
October 2007
Fabulously furnished cottage, great location, well appointed and maintained.
Mr Williams
September 2007
It was exactly what we needed.
Miss Smiles
September 2007
I liked that the cottage was so well furnished and equipped; it had all the comforts of being at home, but all the excitement of being on holiday!
January 2016
This was our second stay in this cottage and we were not disappointed. The owner has made thus a stylish, comfortable holiday haven for two. Can't wait to go back!
Mr Yates
April 2006
I thought this was a delightful base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.
Mr Kilby
June 2006
Charming cottage, nice welcoming note from the owner, lovely village and stunning scenery.
Mr Price
July 2006
Small, pretty village with good pubs and food in beautiful area.
Mr Skeen
July 2006
Lovely quiet village. White Swan recommended for good food and drink. Quite central for exploring the Dales. Will definitely return to the area again.
Mr Moore
August 2006
Scenery was beautiful. The cottage was very conveniently located, both in the village and generally for exploring the dales and Wensleydale in particular.
Mr Mrs Conlin
September 2006
As a horse lover Middleham was an ideal base for our holiday in Yorkshire and as on previous visits we enjoyed the beautiful countryside and the friendly people. The cottage was ideally placed, comfortable very relaxing and peaceful.
Mr McEwan
September 2007
Good location. Quiet and friendly surroundings. Near to lots of quality pubs and fantastic places to visit and walk. Lovely cottage overall.
Miss Rice
October 2006
Great cosy cottage lovely location very relaxing. Quite romantic too with the log burner at night - it was a perfect honeymoon hideaway for us!
Mrs Warren
July 2007
We thought the In and Out cottage was charming and loved being in the small village of Middleham. We enjoyed seeing the race horses go through the village in the mornings. The many leaflets in the cottage provided many things to do that we would not have considered. The local craft trail was lots of fun as was a trip to the race course in Thirsk. We also enjoyed walking to and touring Middleham castle.
Mrs Warren
June 2007
Middleham is delightful and is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. This cottage is just as wonderful as we thought from the internet pictures.
October 2015
Fantastic romantic cottage.We felt immediately like at home. Well equipped kitchen,just a bit difficult to make the washing up,because of the position of the sink.heating was a bit difficult to june is ok, but i think in winter could be a problem to get the bathroom hot. Another small thing that disturb me was the missing electric kettle....but we got used to the other one.apart from this,top position to vistit the Dales.Very comfy large bed,super shower.Possibility to sit outside, beautiful to enjoy the morning tea.Fireplace.Evenl if we had no contact at all with the owner,nor with somebody of sykes cottages,it all worked easy. No WIFI,but you can have it for free in the pubs around.we would stay there again
Mr Murphy
February 2007
In and Out Cottage is in the perfect setting for long, dreamy walks in the beautiful surroundings. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more, whether it be exercising in the country air or enjoying the warmth of the fire.
January 2014
A lovely cottage which had everything we needed full of surprises. The cottage is well equipped. The standard of quality is perfect well designed with a twist in design great bathroom cosy lounge with a great wood burner . The village is very welcoming with 4 pubs all serving great beer and food. Thank you Mrs James for a great stay
August 2014
The cottage was exceptionally well furnished and the small kitchen area equipped with an amazing range of utensiles and facilities, even home baking if desired! Views from the lounge window right over the valley up to Leyburn were lovely. Its also right in the centre of the race horse training business so there are lots of occassions to see the animals at work. The local castle was home to the infant Richard III before becoming king, so there is renewed interest in this part of our history now that his remains have been descovered and proven in Leicester. The car parking is in the village square, cobbled village centre, which does get busy at times, and means that on arrival/departure, you can get awefully wet taking/fetching cases etc to the car, given that there are no parking facilities with the property. Nice, but tiny, sit out area for 2 chairs and a table was useful for having a cup of tea and reading whilst looking down the river valley to some glorious countryside. We'll definately go back again.
Mr Harrison
September 2006
The location was very good and the cottage was a good size for two people. Middleham is a nice town and there are good attractions and countryside in surrounding areas.
Mr Jarvis
September 2006
The peace quiet of Yorkshire. Will use you as a company in the near future, excellent service by yourselves, cannot fault you in any way.
Mr Mrs Drury
October 2006
Excellent location for exploring and walking in the area. Peaceful and quiet. The fire added a romantic element to our holiday. The bed was massive and comfortable.
August 2015
Beautiful, posh cottage with any and all needs anticipated by the owner- even a picnic basket with tablecloth and dishes! The cottage is comfortable and cozy, and ideally situated to explore the Yorkshire Dales. We highly recommend this cottage for couples wanting a romantic get-away.
Graham S
March 2015
We stayed here in March, photos don't do it justice, beautiful cottage lovely bed, everything is provided including a wonderful but unexpected welcome pack including wine and a lovely Yorkshire tea loaf. Just as a foot note we wasn't impressed with the food at the white swan, but had a fantastic carvery at the Bolton Arms in Leyburn, and the Bruce Arms in Masham does excellent food.
Hannah K
January 2015
What a gem!! The cottage exceeded all expectations, the pictures really do not do it justice. Every detail had been thought about. It was like home from home. Luxurious and thoughtful little touches, a delightfully comfortable bed and a fantastic location mean we will definitely be returning!
January 2014
Stayed last year for a weeks break to get away from it all and my wife did good booking this cottage. What a fabulous place to rent. The cottage is well equipped a right home from home, it has everything except Wi Fi , to a saddo like myself I did need the internet but hey. The bathroom is to die for, the place is so roomy and not claustrophobic at all. You look onto the stables from the back windows so you can watch the horse. The front door leads into a quiet a street like alleyway where people respect your privacy and are very quiet when they pass at night. The cottage just oozes quality, so much so were back next year for another break. There isn't a car park space outside the door but we had no problems parking the car in the square. Middleham is a lovely place to stay, horses, fantastic walking country, great castle and the local pubs are a must. Black Sheep beer hand pulled yes please!!!!!
December 2014
My wife and i stayed at In and Out Cottage November 28th for a long weekend and we were not disappointed! Mrs James the owner is brilliant and really has thought of everything for this lovely little cottage, she was helpful and i felt i could contact her at anytime with any queries. The cottage itself is ideally located behind the White Swan in the village. It has everything you need and more and in future we won't take as much stuff! Mrs James provides a nice bottle of wine, biscuits, coffee, tea etc and a large amount of fuel for the multi fuel stove. Perfect! The cottage is absolutely lovely, so much in fact that my wife has taken inspiration and we will no doubt be redecorating soon! It is an upside down cottage with the gorgeous bedroom and en suite downstairs and the living area upstairs. It retains many lovely original features and has all the amenities you need for cooking and staying in for a cosy night on the sofa. Mrs James has provided a vast selection of magazines, books, dvds and board games which was also a lovely touch, with the OS map coming in very handy for some of the lovely walks we did. The bed at the cottage is amazing, one of the comfiest beds we've ever had, so good i nearly text Mrs James to find out where she'd purchased it all from! I would recommend this cottage to everyone, we were so sad to leave but will definitely be returning and can't wait. There's loads to do in and around the area, we went and explored Middleham Castle, walked to Leyburn as well as some other gorgeous walks. The Gallops on the moor were brilliant to see also. Cant wait to return, thank you Mrs James!
March 2013
Have just returned from a 1 week stay in this cottage. The owners had just finished doing a refurbishment as we arrived, so we were the 1st to try it out. Have to say that everything about this place, has been finished to a very high standard and is lovely and clean. The kitchen is well equipped, the soft furnishings very comfortable and the log burning stove is a nice cosy touch although there are new electric wall heaters fitted throughout. There are books there to read, dvd's to watch, and a chest of games that kept us entertained when the weather was awful out. The downstairs bedroom is lovely, the bed to die for, the best nights of sleep I think I've ever had. The en suite, has a wonderful large shower, underfloor heating, and the towels were so thick and soft. All in all we had a wonderful stay, even though the weather was pretty cold and often snowy. Middleham is an ideal base for exploring the Dales. There are plenty of good walks right from the doorstep, plus there are enough pubs and places to eat, as well as a convenience store.
September 2011
Had a bit of trouble getting the key to get in but after that was really pleased with the cottage. Shame there is no parking outside and the front door faces the back yard of pub, but the view in the other direction is briliant, horse stables and countryside. Great base for touring the Dales and make a point of getting up early at least one morning to follow the race horses and watch them train on the moors.
Stephanie W
January 2013
We found this cottage to be a lovely, cosy and very comfortable place for a romantic getaway over New Year. The bed was really comfy, the couch and wood-burning stove were great, and the kitchen was well-equipped. Set back off the main street in Middleham means that the cottage's location has a private and quiet feel to it, but at the same time you're a two minute walk from the village's pubs and shop. It's a great base from which to take walks in the Dales, and we found the village's decorations at Christmas time made the setting feel extra special! Very much recommended.
June 2010
The cottage was in an ideal location for gettting out and about in the Dales. the real fire and fantastic bed made this stay very cosy in a rather wet week!
November 2010
A small little cottage located in a good spot in Middleham perfect for exploring the dales. Bed was comfy and kitchen was well equipt if a tad on the small side. We used the travel cot for a little one which was great however the highchair provided had no straps on it which was really dangerous! But overall it was a well kept cosy cottage,
January 2014
Stayed last year for a weeks break to get away from it all and my wife did good booking this cottage. What a fabulous place to rent. The cottage is well equipped a right home from home, it has everything except Wi Fi , to a saddo like myself I did need the internet but hey. The bathroom is to die for, the place is so roomy and not claustrophobic at all. You look onto the stables from the back windows so you can watch the horse. The front door leads into a quiet a street like alleyway where people respect your privacy and are very quiet when they pass at night. The cottage just oozes quality, so much so were back next year for another break. There isn't a car park space outside the door but we had no problems parking the car in the square. Middleham is a lovely place to stay, horses, fantastic walking country, great castle and the local pubs are a must. Black Sheep beer hand pulled yes please!!!
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