Waterside Cottage, Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales

Sleeps 4, Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Price from £695

Waterside Cottage is a beautiful 2-bedroom holiday home set on the banks of the River Ure in Aysgarth, Wensleydale. There is much to love about this luxury Yorkshire Dales cottage; the traditional stone wall exterior, the view of Aysgarth Falls from your balcony, the elegant and contemporary interiors – we could go on. Designed for couples and young families alike, Waterside Cottage is the perfect choice for a self-catering holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.

Inside the cottage has been refurbished to a too-high standard without disrupting the inherent character, Traditional oak beams, a stone fireplace and thick walls give you a real sense of history in this 19th Century building. The décor in Waterside Cottage is one of understated style, with warm wooden floors, Farrow & Ball shades and top quality furnishings throughout.

Downstairs you’ll find a generous open-plan space housing the kitchen, dining area and lounge. It’s a pleasure rustling up breakfast in the contemporary kitchen and settling down to enjoy it with a view of the river from your table. In the evenings you can fire up the wood-burner, kick back on the large leather sofa and relax; the cosy lounge features an LCD TV with Freeview TV & DVD Player, or perhaps you’d instead dive into that book you have meant to read for months. With only the sound of the river in the background, it’s the perfect holiday cottage for a little R & R.

And so to bed. Both bedrooms in Waterside Cottage are housed upstairs. There’s a double room to the rear and a lovely twin room at the front. You’ll also find the family bathroom up here, complete with a bath to sink into after a long day’s sight-seeing. The same understated but luxurious ambience is continued upstairs, giving the whole cottage a peaceful and warm feel.

Outside the cottage has a lawned garden, perfect for lunch by the river in the warmer months. There is also a BBQ for your use. To the rear of the cottage, there is a balcony affording views of Aysgarth Falls. And if fishing is your thing, Waterside Cottage in Wensleydale comes complete with fishing rights for the River Ure. There is also an outhouse which is ideal for storing bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Local Area

Waterside Cottage is located in Aysgarth in Wensleydale, one of the most appealing parts of the Yorkshire Dales. Set on the end of a charming row of stone cottages on the banks of the River Ure, there is a certain fairy-tale appeal to this holiday cottage. It’s hidden away from the main road, and it looks directly out onto the River Ure, with Aysgarth Falls just a stone’s throw away.

The pretty Dales village of Aysgarth is on your doorstep, featuring several great options to eat within easy walking distance from the cottage. Beyond the town lies the exquisite landscape of Wensleydale. The views here are simply stunning. The scene is one of the lush valleys, mellow pastures and pretty villages, crisscrossed with acres of dry stone walls along its 40-mile length.

Wensleydale is also famed for its waterfalls, the most notable being Aysgarth Falls, right beside the cottage, and Hardraw Force. Wensleydale also borders the wild and magnificent dales of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale to the North. An excellent choice for a day trip if you want to get away from it all.

It’s something of a walker’s paradise in the Yorkshire Dales with several pleasant walks right from your doorstep. There are also lots of pretty villages and stunning natural sights all within close range of Waterside Cottage. Jervaulx Abbey and Bolton Castle are a few miles away, even the thriving market town of Hawes (home of the now-famous Wensleydale cheese) is just a few minutes by car. The gorgeous villages of West Burton and Askrigg are also just a short drive from here, so lots of choices for things to do if you want to get out and about.

Price from £695

Leyburn DL8 England GB
Get directions


We are passionate about dogs and travel we love sharing everything about them. The Dog Friendly Scene is the ultimate resource for picking the best accommodation that accepts dogs.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.co.uk and affiliated sites. We also participate in programs from Awin, Affiliate Future. and other sites. Dog Friendly Scene is compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies.