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The Coach House Family Cottage in Middleham, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 8
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Coach House Family Cottage description

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The Coach House is a semi-detached cottage in the North Yorkshire town of Middleham. The cottage sleeps eight people and comprises a super king-size double with an en-suite, an adult bunk room, a double bedroom and a bathroom. It also offers a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with an electric fire and an additional sofa bed. Outside the cottage there is free parking to the front of the property and there is shared use of the owner's lawned garden with BBQ, there is also a private roof top terrace with furniture. With excellent walking opportunities and amenities nearby, The Coach House is an ideal base for a holiday in Yorkshire.

Renowned for its history and race horses, the attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham is dominated by its Norman castle, dating from 1190. This impressive structure boasts a castle keep, second in size only to the Tower of London. The town's market square has been cobbled and is home to a wide range of shops, pubs and places to eat, though for more choice, the bustling town of Leyburn is just a short drive away. The Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises is also close by and is located in four acres of grounds. With Wensleydale, York, the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast all within easy driving distance, visitors to this lovely town will be spoiled for choice.

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?


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Mrs Walker
March 2019
Sarah and Chris were very hospitable hosts, in a fantastic location with a lovely house to stay in..
Mr Reed
February 2019
There were problems originally with our booking.. I had to call the helpline to rectify errors with the booking confirmation - which were made by Sykes - only to then arrive to be told by the owners that they were only expecting four people; when it was originally planned that eight people were going. Poor communication and unprofessional from Sykes. For a website with excellent visual presentation and emphasis on quality customer service, I would have expected better. Still, the holiday was good with very welcoming owners of the property; Chris and Sarah, who followed up our arrival with a lovely homemade chocolate cake. The cottage itself was great. It was spotless when we arrived with a great kitchen in particular. Amazing location too, myself and the lads clocked a 25/35 min walk to Leyburn. The cottage is essentially sectioned off from the street which gave it an exclusive feel. However, despite The Coach House's positives, there were also it's flaws. The Wi-Fi was unpredictable as only certain places around the house gave good signal. We were also looking forward to spending time on the balcony, though our enjoyment was limited as the lights did not work. Overall, we would give The Coach House a 3.5 out of 5. Positives: - Great location in the countryside - Welcoming and easily approachable owners - Lovely set up - Amazing kitchen/ living space - Rooms were also a luxury, particularly the master bedroom with double bed - Added bonuses of a Chocolate cake and small torches which we made use of Negatives: - Poor service on Sykes behalf - Balcony lights need fixing as I could imagine that others would also find this annoying - WiFi connection is tolerable, though a stronger connection would improve future stayers experience
Mr Pennington
August 2018
Brilliant location, friendly welcoming hosts, wonderful cake provided.. Cottage very clean and well equipped.
Mrs Prinn
May 2018
The owners Chris and Sarah were extremely friendly and helpful.. We cannot praise them highly enough. Lots of thoughtful small touches in the cottage. A perfect stay.
Mr Flanagan
March 2018
Our hosts Sarah and Chris were brilliant.. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome. The cake Sarah baked for us was nothing less than gorgeous, and the facilities provided were brilliant. This was a wonderful cottage in a wonderful place owned by wonderful people. We hope to return in the near future, we had a great time and so did our little dog Vanilla.
October 2017
The coach house had everything we needed and more for our week's holiday. I've never stayed in a more well-equipped accommodation, including such small attention to detail like treats and poo bags for the dogs (I had brought my own but found this very thoughtful), and more than enough throws and towels, and a wonderful CD collection for us to use that made us all envious! (we decided it was definitely our era). To top it all, Sarah made us a victoria sponge cake to die for. Middleham is such a lovely little village with plenty of places to eat, and the perfect location for exploring the Yorks Dales. We also managed to go the other way, to Whitby. All in all, the perfect stay. We were so happy here, thank you.
October 2017
Lovely comfortable spacious accommodation.. Plenty of room for the 6 of us. Well equipped kitchen with Range Master oven. Owners Chris & Sarah Mears were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Will stay here again.
August 2017
The Coach house was a first class holiday rental; living up to expectation. It was roomy with everything we needed. Tucked away behind the owner's B&B it had the luxury of a great garden and deal great deal of privacy. Tucked away in the town of Middlehem it was well situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, without the hustle and bustle of the larger towns on the main tourist routes. The accomodation was just across the road from the magnificant Middleham castle, sronghold of Richard III. The owners, were hospitable, very welcoming and nothing was to much bother. Thank you for the first class and very moreish chocolate cake. Thoroughly recommended.
Daphne H
May 2017
A wonderful place, tucked away from the main road, enter through an archway into the peace and tranquillity of this magical garden, an old folly looking rather like a castle wall at the bottom of the lawned garden gives a truly magical quality to this self catering accommodation. The Coach House itself is a really good size, large extremely well equipped kitchen, lots of pots and pans for your use, a big range cooker, for me a dream kitchen. Lounge is a good size also with three big squashy sofas, lots of room for us plus two dogs. Upstairs our bedroom was en-suite with another three seater sofa in, excellent for a lazy hour reading if you so wish, a balcony with French doors and patio set where we would sit and have our morning coffee listening to the birds singing their spring chorus. The bed was a super king size, and the bedding pure cotton of the very best quality, and luxury of a feather duvet, which was the case for all the beds, the bonus of lots of gorgeous smellies also provided, along with big white fluffy towels.The joy every night of an owl hooting at bedtime, this we found great pleasure in, laying listening to him, a rare event these days, we loved it.We feel nothing has been spared in making this a wonderful self catering place for friends and families, and will be booking again next year. The magic of the horses going to and from the gallops in the mornings is great to see, we love Middleham and to us it is truly still a bit of true England to enjoy in an often mad world these days. A heartfelt thank you also to our hosts Chris and Sarah for providing everything we needed, including a SCRUMMY coffee cake, and spotless accommodation.
February 2017
Well-located just off the main square in this attractive, small market town which has its own castle and racing stables - watching the horses in the morning was a real pleasure. The Forgotten Corner, Aysgarth Falls and Based are nearby so there's plenty to do. The house is comfortable, attractively presented and well-disposed. We hope to return in the summer.
Mrs Monaghan
February 2017
Comfortable and well-equipped.. The "welcome cake"was much appreciated. Location is excellent for families - plenty to see and do nearby.
Mr Puckett
December 2016
The cottage was absolutely perfect for us, from luxury towels and toiletries, a well-stocked grocery just a minute away, a supply of CDs and DVDs, to the chocolate cake we were treated to by the owners.. Would highly recommend!
Mrs Paddison
October 2016
Cottage had everything we needed very spacious .. We were a party of 4 adults and 3 dogs (for which you gained permission as usually only two dogs allowed). The dogs were very happy as whenever we saw our hosts they were fed sausages which gained them some adoring friends) They didn't forget us though as we were presented a lovely chocolate cake. Would not hesitate to recommend coach house to friends and family and will more than likely revisit ourselves.
Mrs Cross
August 2016
A wonderful location for many interesting places to visit right on the door step.. Middleham Castle is by far the best castle ruins I have visited. The coach house itself was comfortable in every way, being very spacious for our party of 6 adults yet homely with a fantastically equipped dining kitchen. The bathroom facilities excellent with all the niceties of a five star hotel. We enjoyed the ambience of sitting out on our balcony with our morning coffee and the hospitality of the owners was next to none. Baking us a delicious cake and making a fuss of our two dogs with sausages every morning was greatly appreciated . Definitely a place to revisit.
Mr Edgar
July 2016
The property was excellent and the friendliness of the owners and their staff was absolutely superb. We had a fantastic holiday in an idyllic setting and we most definitely intend to return. Oh and the dogs loved the place too! We've already recommended it to some friends who have booked a week there soon, they'll have a great time I'm sure.
Mr Oates
March 2016
An excellent property and excellent host and hostess. Have been before and would happily go again (tomorrow!). The village is delightful and The Coach House well positioned therein.
Miss Jones
March 2016
Definitely one of the best cottages in Middleham, with amazing hosts.
Mr Gregory
August 2015
We were made to feel very welcome, the accommodation was second to none and the local area a joy to explore. The whole family enjoyed the holiday and want to return some point in the future.
Mr Reynolds
July 2015
A superb cottage with wonderful hosts, could not fault anything.
July 2015
We love Middleham and have been twice before this visit, but we hadn't stayed in The Coach House. On arrival we were shown round the cottage by the owner Chris and we were not disappointed. From immaculately clean rooms to lovely shower toiletries, to fluffy white bath robes in each room, this was a fantastic home from home. We had everything we needed..except WiFi connection, however, faced with a week without it and three teenagers armed with iPhone and iPads we were not looking forward to the week. They amazed us by actually talking to us, reading books, from the extensive collection in the cottage, and even playing chess. WiFi is not needed Chris, I take it back!! We tried the fabulous cakes on offer in the owners Tea Rooms at the front of the cottage and were even given a tour of the guest house. If you need a luxury place to stay for a few days, ask for Room Six!!!! its amazing. None of us wanted to come home, it really is a great place to stay, the Town is lovely, it has four pubs all doing food, a lovely little grocery shop and its a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Moors. Get up early and watch the race horses going up to the gallops for their morning exercise or better still go up to the gallops to watch them. Cant wait to visit again, thanks Chris and Sarah for a lovely time and LUSH banana cake! x
Mrs Goddard
June 2015
Excellent accommodation and wonderful setting.
Mrs Nowak
May 2015
Superb facilities and a very warm welcome from our hosts made this such an enjoyable holiday. Our grandchildren loved watching the racehorses go by every day. This is a great area for seeing lots of different things.
Mrs Kay
April 2015
Lovely, cosy accommodation in the heart of Middleham. The master bedroom was beautiful with a fantastic powerful shower and roof terrace. Everything we could have needed.
Mr Pickles
April 2015
The owners of the property were extremely friendly and couldn't have bee more helpful. The cottage was easily large enough for 8 people. Had easy access to walks, the castle and the gallops. We really enjoyed our week at The Coach House.
Mr Cosgrave
February 2015
The Coach House was truly fantastic. Everything you could hope for and more. We will definitely be going back again.
Mrs Pringle
January 2015
Really well equipped cottage in a lovely village. Excellent owners who were very helpful.
Mrs Ward
November 2014
The Coach House was wonderful - comfy beds, lovely toiletries, and everything you could hope for from a holiday cottage. We would love to go back, and will absolutely recommend it to friends.
Mrs Lane
October 2014
The cottage was very homely and well equipped. The owners were very helpful and generously provided a delicious cake on arrival, together with bread and milk. A great location in a friendly village.
Mr Tibbetts
October 2014
An excellent property in a lovely town.
Mrs Wheale
September 2014
We loved the setting opposite the castle, the proximity of the The Coach House to the centre of the village, and ease of parking in the immediate area. The kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of seating in the kitchen and the lounge.
September 2014
This property is so lovely. Very cosy, warm and welcoming. Nice and spacious. The beds and bedding are high quality. Lots of towels supplied and fab smellies. Nice space outside to sit and have a nice glass of wine. (Could do with being a bit more private though). The owners are very friendly and helpful. Also made the best chocolate cake ever tasted :) Middleham is a pretty village with the amazing castle and views. We had a few lovely walks too. The village is close to many fabulous places to visit. Bolton Castle, Jervaulx Abbey, Malham, Hawes, Brimham Rocks. Even little Wensley with its waterfall and candle workshop. Views galore whether ever you go. I will miss it! A few cons....second bedroom could do with a kingsize in there as a double for the week was a bit of a squeeze and uncomfy. A cot and hairchair are supplied which is great but we could have really done with a stairgate too. The toaster in the kitchen is just a 2 slicer and when the property sleeps 8, it means breakfast takes a long time! Also it gets very hot on the outside and burnt all of us at some point! Not sure there is much they can do about this but a property of this size could do with a downstairs loo. A bigger fridge also would help, again as it sleeps 8, you need more storage space. The kitchen is big enough for a tall fridge freezer. And last one, a tumble dryer would be helpful as you can't always rely on the weather to dry the clothes (more pegs needed too) All in all we had a fantastic time and would all happily go back there.
Mrs Rowden
August 2014
A great house in a great location and the owners were fantastic hosts! We will definitely be returning and wholeheartedly recommend this house.
Mrs Newton
July 2014
A great place to stay in Middleham and The Coach House is a little gem. The owners seem to go above and beyond to ensure their guest have a memorable holiday. All the little extra touches with the welcome cake, special toiletries in the bathrooms, white fluffy dressing gowns, one would think you were in 5 star accommodation. Well and truly lovely.
Mr Gravatt
June 2014
Excellent cottage in a great location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. There was plenty of space, a great shower and wonderfully comfortable beds. We have already recommended this property and should we return to the area in the future then we will definitely stay there again.
Mrs Carney
June 2014
The fact that we had a wonderful comfy cottage to come back to after site seeing in the Dales all day. That really makes a difference to a great holiday for us.
Mrs Copping
June 2014
Lovely property in excellent location. The owners are very welcoming and helpful with lots of little extra touches.
June 2014
This beautiful cottage is in a peaceful location in the pretty little village of Middleham. Well equipped and spacious with a lovely terrace off the master bedroom, plus use of the owners' garden. Chris and Sarah were friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. Bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Village has plenty of options for eating and the locals very friendly. Great base for visiting the area and for beautiful walks. Should we return to Middleham in the future then we would DEFINITELY stay in the Coach House.
Mrs Clark
May 2014
This was our second visit in 8 months. The cottage is wonderful and Middleham is beautiful. We will certainly be having a 3rd visit soon.
carole m
May 2014
Warm, friendly welcome, very spacious, clean cottage. Bed extremely comfortable with good quality mattress and linen. Nice range of complimentary toiletries. Excellent complimentary banana cake provided on arrival. Nothing too much trouble for the owners who live in the attached guest house and are available 24/7 should you need them. Location is very quiet but within easy walking distance of a variety of pubs and an excellent restaurant called Fairhursts. An extra bonus for us was that it is completely dog-friendly.
Mrs Newby
April 2014
Beds were so comfy with duck down mattress toppers and memory foam pillows. We loved the village with good pubs, and the racehorses passing each day on their way to the gallops were a bonus. We will definitely be back.
Mr Priestley
March 2014
Excellent property, very well equipped, homely and comfortable. Middleham has some very friendly residents, some handsome horses and idyllic scenery. Our stay was made perfect by The Coach House. We will definitely be returning.
Mr Vincent
January 2014
The cottage we stayed in far exceeded our expectations with everything from the lovely character it had to having everything we needed, a real home from home....we will definitely be returning in the summer! The location was one of the most picturesque towns I have visited in the UK and having lots of pubs made it all the better! A great new year had by all including Bailey the dog!
Mrs Saxby
November 2013
Superbly equipped property.
Mrs Clark
September 2013
A fantastic place to stay with lovely friendly hosts. The house is superb, The village is beautiful. I cannot fault anything.
Mrs Haslam
August 2013
Lovely area with good walking. Our hosts were friendly and helpful. Our dogs were accepted.
August 2013
Sarah and Chris were the perfect owners, friendly,thoughtful, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Sarah made us a cake on arrival which was lovely and suitable for the baby in our party who cannot eat dairy. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable, the master bedroom was lovely including a balcolny. We had a perfect week exploring the area and loved watching the horses coming through the village up to the gallops. The village has everything you need with plenty of pubs and a village grocery with anything you may need. We all had a fantastic time and would recommend it to all who want to explore the area.
Ms Taylor
July 2013
The friendliness of the owners and their kindness to us all. The position of the property in the Dales was perfect and the racing stables in the village gave us all a very interesting experience with them coming through the village every day. Sarah and Chris also run a tea shop with delicious cakes. The local shop had everything we needed and the local pubs provided good reasonably priced food and entertainment.
Mrs Garwood
June 2013
A wonderful spot for hill walking and visiting places of interest in the Dales and the North York Moors and even further afield such as County Durham. There was also a really good choice of local pubs for evening meals. Loved seeing and hearing the racehorses being ridden through the village. The owner is a very welcoming host. All 4 of us really enjoyed our holiday and would stay in The Coach House again.
Mrs Lake
April 2013
Lovely, friendly owners made us feel very welcome. The location of the property was very child friendly. We had everything we needed there were some lovely extra little touches in the cottage.
Ms Strong
April 2013
Great location and property is of a very high standard, both in terms of furnishing and decor. A good finish and good taste too. Owners on site were very friendly and helpful, tolerant of my 2 dogs. Absolutely nothing I would change - just perfect!
Mrs Lambert
November 2012
The owners were most welcoming. The property is ideally situated with a good selection of local inns. The kitchen is very well equipped and the standard of accommodation is excellent.
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