Beninborough Cottage is in a quiet corner of a delightful village, Middleham, which is nonetheless well served with pubs, restaurants and an excellent all purpose shop/newsagent and off-licence.. For a party of six with ages ranging from 9 to 77, it proved to be an excellent base for a holiday; easy access to the Lightwater Valley and the Forbidden Corner, pleasant and easy pottering opportunities for the older members, not to mention Middleham Castle [childhood home of Richard III] in the village itself, Jervaulx Abbey a few miles away, and excellent shopping in Leyburn. The cottage itself has a stunning view across the dales and is far enough from the roads to be utterly peaceful. Watch out, too, for the grey squirrels in the garden.
The cottage is a splendid facility; four large and comfortable bedrooms, all ensuite, all with tv sets, a very large lounge with a marvellous picture window, a dining area with the same view, and another lounge area in the very well-equipped kitchen. The induction hob on the oven was a novelty, but the instructions got us past that potential difficulty; and there is a laundry room with a freezer on the ground floor. It is simply not possible to fault the facilities on any score.
More than that, the proprietors, Hilary and Roger, were very helpful and kind. Hilary waited in for us for over an hour when we got lost on the way there; we needed a blender for use in the kitchen and they loaned us one, and they were understanding about an accidental breakage as well.
We take cottage holidays because they suit our circumstances, in particular the widely differing needs of a very extended family. Beninborough Cottage met those needs perfectly and we had a wonderful time.
Christopher [aged 9} says: "I thought it was a lovely cottage, and I would love to stay there for years."