Cartmel Cottage

Cartmel Cottage Middleham

Cartmel Cottage is a holiday let just off the main square in the historic Yorkshire Dales town of Middleham. Stone-built and end-terrace, it dates from circa 1850 and is available all year round.

The cottage features an open plan living area with exposed ceiling beams, a wood-burning stove, a modern, well-equipped kitchen and an open staircase leading to the two bedrooms.

Outside, there is a small front garden with a seating area, from which guests can watch racehorses trot past each day from the nearby stables.

The amenities of Middleham are close-at-hand, including excellent traditional pubs and local eateries. Overlooking the town is a 12th century castle, which in 1471 became the principal northern residence of England's last Plantagenet king, Richard III.


Property details of Cartmel Cottage

Two bedrooms: one double, and one single with an additional pull-out bed. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood-burning stove. We request that guests do not smoke inside the cottage.



  • Gas central heating with wood-burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, CD/digital radio/mp3 player with iPhone Lightning dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Gravelled front garden with patio and seating
  • Roadside parking outside property, plus roadside parking in the main square approximately 50 yards away
  • Shop and pubs 1 minute walk away
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome


The area surrounding Cartmel Cottage

The attractive Wensleydale town of Middleham, situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire Dales and nestled between the rivers Ure and Cover, is renowned for its history and racing stables. Known as “the Windsor of the North”, its Georgian and Victorian building are dominated by a Norman castle, which dates from 1190 and has a keep second in size only to the Tower of London. The castle was owned by the “Kingmaker” Earl of Warwick during the Wars of the Roses, before passing into the hands of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III, after his marriage to Warwick’s youngest daughter, Anne Neville.

Wonderful walking can be enjoyed from the doorstep, and market towns such as Richmond, Leyburn, Masham, famous for the Theakston's and Black Sheep breweries, and Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, are within easy reach.

Please note that Middleham is a working rural town with farm traffic and horses on the roads from early in the morning.


How to book your stay at Cartmel Cottage

Please visit Sykes Cottages to see rates (these vary according to the time of year and length of stay), check availability and book online, or telephone 01244 356666.

Should you have any questions about the cottage or special requests, please email

Cartmel Cottage
Cartmel Cottage Spaniel
View of Middleham from the Castle
Middleham Castle