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Castle Cottage

  • 3 West Courtyard
  • The Old Farmstead
  • Hornby
  • Bedale
  • North Yorkshire
  • DL8 1DG
no star
Self Catering


  • Adults Only
  • Close to Golf Course
  • Close to Shops
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Freeview
  • Historic Romantic
  • Laundry Facilities
  • No Pets
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Romantic retreat for two
  • Short Breaks
  • Free WiFi

About Romantic Castle Cottage

A 4 Star romantic bolthole, spacious Castle Cottage for two sits around a courtyard in the quiet hamlet of Hornby near the market towns of Leyburn and Bedale.  Perfect for couples and with short breaks available, this charming retreat has picture-postcard views of surrounding countryside, Hornby Castle and open fields where you'll regularly spot deer.  The property is ideal for a relaxing holiday and short break, with superb features including a cosy woodburner and a sunny south facing patio.  The Yorkshire Dales National Park and beautiful walks in Wensleydale are just on your doorstep.

Living Space (Ground Floor)

  • Beautifully presented open plan living space includes lounge, kitchen and dining areas.
  • Underfloor heating is throughout the ground floor.
  • Lounge with stylish oak flooring and comfortable leather sofa seating, a cosy multi-fuel stove with a starter pack of logs included, a TV, DVD, radio/CD and iPod dock.
  • Modern fully fitted kitchen with an electric range style oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
  • Dining table and four chairs.

Bedroom & Bathroom (First Floor)

  • One double bedroom with a king size bed.
  • Bathroom with a bath and shower over, heated towel rail, shaver point, wash basin, WC and underfloor heating.


Off road parking for two cars is to the rear and the sunny south facing patio is equipped with attractive outdoor furniture.


  • Oil fired central heating.
  • Underfloor heating is in the bathroom.
  • A starter pack of logs for the woodburner is available.
  • Exclusively for adults - sorry no children please.
  • Free WiFi internet access available.
  • Please note - internal stairs have railings/ balustrades only 83.5cm tall so extra care is required.

Guest Reviews

Here are just a few of the lovely comments left by our guests:

"A really special place to stay. Very impressed with the cottage being very spacious and well equipped. Have had a lovely time visiting the surrounding area. Will definitely recommend to others."    Rob and Jacquie, Kent, October 2015

"We have stayed in many cottages and this one is certainly in the top three. We will be back!"   Graham and Sue, Dorset, September 2015

"We've had a lovely relaxing holiday in this comfortable cottage. Lots to see and do in the area. Just love Wensleydale!"   Ron and Hazel, West Lothian, September 2015

"Lovely stay - cottage is fully equipped and in a peaceful location. Wish we had booked for longer and would love to come back."    Rob and Amy, Nottingham, August 2015

Special to Castle Cottage/ Local Events & Festivals

Romantic Castle Cottage has wonderful views over to nearby open fields where deer can regularly be spotted.  This lovely accommodation is in the ideal location for a range of events including the Dales Festival of Food and Drink (17th and 18th June 2016), Bamfest Music Festival, the Swaledale Festival (27th May to 10th June 2017), Leyburn 1940s Weekend (22nd and 23rd July 2017) and the Richmond Live Music Festival.


The changeover day for the cottage is any day. Short breaks of three nights or more are welcome all year round with prices starting from only £230 for 3 nights - contact us for further details.

Around and About

Hornby is just 10 miles from Leyburn and 6 miles from the Georgian market town of Bedale.  Nearby attractions include outstanding markets, Richmond Castle, famous beauty spot Aysgarth Falls and there are pubs, restaurants and shops within a couple of miles.  Numerous cycling and walking trails surround the cottage and guests can hire bikes in Leyburn.


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