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The Summer Palace in Middleham, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Summer Palace description

The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is renowned for its history and race horses. Much of the history is bound up with its Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a castle keep second in size only to the Tower of London.

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?

Electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of freezer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games. Power inc. in rent. Logs only inc. in rent for stove from start of October to end of March. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Small patio area with furniture and shared use of the walled gardens. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 min walk. Note: Only logs are provided for the stove from October to March. Firelighters and kindling can be purchased locally. Outside of these months guests must provide their own logs, firelighters and kindling.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Copson
May 2015
Liked the relaxation and the wonderful views. We could watch the birds whilst sitting in bed.
Mr Barker
June 2015
A superb location. The cottage was very good and the owners were brilliant. We would recommend the cottage to anyone. There were dozens of lovely walks and lovely small villages all within easy distance. If you love horses, Middleham is the place to stay, with 100's of racehorses stabled around the village.
Mr Simpson
June 2016
Middleham is a lovely little village the position of the cottage could not be better and parking is a bonus. The owners made us very welcome. Can't wait to revisit.
Mr Simpson
June 2016
The cottage could not be better and parking is a bonus. The owner's made us very welcome. Can't wait to revisit.
Mr Reynolds
May 2015
This is an excellent cottage with a grand view over open countryside. Middleham is an interesting village; the early morning sound of race horse hooves adds to the especial charm of the place. Add to that a great castle and a variety of good eating places and you have the recipe for an enjoyable time in the Yorkshire Dales. The owners of the property are very helpful.
Mrs Hamilton
March 2015
The setting was superb. An oasis in the stress of life. Liked the peace solitude and tranquillity.
Mr Sellers
March 2015
A truly excellent property which I have already recommended to some friends. It is a fantastic place to relax, with the gentle pleasures of Middleham just a couple of hundred yards away. Yes - I enjoyed staying in The Summer Palace.
Ms Davenport
January 2015
The location was perfect just as described. The cottage was spacious, quiet, cosy and in the perfect spot. The owners were very helpful and welcoming on arrival, but not overpowering, and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Mr Ellis
February 2015
Very quiet cottage, just what we needed. The owners are very nice, and nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly recommend the cottage.
November 2016
This is an amazing place, highly recommend.. Views are brilliant, cottage is comfy with all amenities catered for. The hospitality is fantastic and we had an fabulous time in the Summer Palace. The village of Middleham was most welcoming, pubs friendly and full of horse racing professionals ... Food in the local pubs was fantastic. A day out in Hawes and Richmond was great... This place is highly recommended for anyone visiting The Yorkshire Dales
Mark F
March 2016
Stayed at this lovely cottage in march 2016. Superb cottage set in lovely grounds. The owners are very helpful & informative ( Thanks for the help with our luggage Roger ) A great base to tour the national park areas and a lovely town to stay in. The castle ( home to a Richard the third as a boy) is a 5 minute walk from the cottage as are local pubs and eateries. Enjoyed lunch at the Richard the third hotel. Leyburn ( slightly larger town) is 2 miles away where theres more restaurants and shops. Aysgarth falls is worth a visit. Unfortunately 'The forbidden corner' was closed as it was out of season. The cottage has full amenities ( wi-fi, tv x2 microwave, electric heaters for colder days) and a fantastic log burner fire ( doesnt take long to get toastie with this crackling away). Loved our visit here and will definately go back as our time in the dales was too short. Thanks again to Roger & Hilary
Mr Noakes
July 2016
We had a great week at this cosy little cottage. It was clean, comfortable and in a prefect location for us for walking.
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