What our guests have written about us
The Gatehouse

Lovely cottage,a real home from home feel. Comfortable and warm. Excellent base for all the wonderful places in the Yorkshire Dales. Looking forward to our next stay.

Mr & Mrs L. Hull. 6/11/15


Nice Cottage, well equipped. Handy for village shops and eating out.

Mr & Mrs T. 9/10/15


Warm welcome much appreciated. Middleham was a revelation; the strings of horses clip-clopping through the village fascinated us. Wonderful scenery & great introduction to the Dales. Many thanks for the very comfortable cottage.

Mr & Mrs B. Devon. 3/10/15


Lovely cottage excellent for 2 couples, en-suites are a bonus. Rodger very welcoming. Forbidden Corner is worth a visit whatever your age. We have been spoilt by wonderful weather so made the most of wonderful scenery.

Mr & Mrs R. 28/9/15


Comfortable & clean accommodation. Excellent welcome from Hilary & Rodger, hosts. Enjoyed the delights of Middleham, very interesting village to wander around. Had an unexpected treat at Masham with the annual sheep fair. Leyburn good for shops / tearooms and of course Campbells supermarket.

Mr & Mrs M. 25/9/15


Thank you for our stay in your excellent village location close to all amenities. Highlights for us:

-Forbidden Corner

-White Scar caves

-Ribbleshead Viaduct

-Watching the racehorses up & back from the gallops

Mr & Mrs M. Cambridgeshire. 19/9/15


Superb cottage, by the end of our stay, it felt like home! Perfect location for day trips as we've been North, South, East & West. Best places to visit:

-The Forbidden Corner

-Fountains Abbey

-Ingleton Falls

Mr & Mrs C. Hampshire. 11/9/15


Fine cottage, Dales as lovely as ever. Recommend Penn Hill & Nidderdale. Eat at ’13’ in Leyburn - top nosh.

Mr & Mrs P. Cheshire. 28/8/15


Thank you for the warm welcome & making us feel straight at home. Lovely cottage, lovely village & perfect location for exploring the Dales.

Mr & Mrs L. Surrey. 21/8/15


This is a very comfortable cottage with a very well equipped kitchen. Also lovely that both bedrooms are en-suite with great showers. A great central location to explore the Dales - so beautiful! If adventurous, follow some of the Tour de France routes i.e. Buttertubs area at end of Swaledale. Visit Malham - stunning scenery, or the natural wonders of Brimham Rocks.

Mr & Mrs G. Thurrock. 14/8/15


Our second stay in a Middleham cottage & this one by far is the best. Modern design & layout in the old building works perfectly. Very comfortable. We will definitely be staying here again. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs S. 7/8/15


We had a lovely holiday visiting here from the States. The locals were friendly and welcoming. We particularly enjoyed the drive to Hawes, Richmond Castle, Bolton Castle, Hardraw Force & The Green Dragon Pub are a particularly fun outing. Can’t wait to come back to visit.

Mr & Mrs L. USA. 1/8/15


Delightful holiday in a perfect location. Comfortable accommodation and well equipped facilities - and plenty of atmosphere to round things off. Excellent base from which to explore the Dales. We will be returning!

Mr & Mrs J. West Sussex. 24/7/15


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. Showers great & kitchen equipment very comprehensive. Sure we’ll be back in the future.

Mr & Mrs W. Newcastle. 17/7/15


Fantastic cottage one of the better ones we have stayed in! The Yorkshire Dales are beautiful! One week is not long enough - we will be back.

Mr & Mrs K. Norfolk. 10/7/15


Lovely comfortable cottage. Had a great week enjoying the area. Loved the horses & the locals are very friendly and helpful. Thank you Rodger & family for being great hosts.

Mr & Mrs C. Norfolk. 3/7/15


A beautiful and well equipped cottage. Our first visit to the Dales, there is so much to see & do. Sure we will return to the area and would like to thank Rodger for his welcoming attitude and advice.

Mr & Mrs N. Essex. 26/6/15


Lovely cottage, well equipped. Lovely welcome from Rodger & Hilary. We loved it in Middleham & will definitely come back.

Miss L. 19/6/15


Very warm welcome from Hilary & Rodger. Good base for exploring the area. Well equipped cottage & comfortable beds.

Mr & Mrs J. Shropshire. 12/6/15


The cottage was spacious & comfortable & had everything we needed. Thank you for the local advice - all places very enjoyable, especially the food tips. It is a lovely central place to be. 

Mr & Mrs A. 29/5/15


Many thanks for a beautiful cottage with everything we needed. Rodger & Hilary are very helpful.

Beautiful boy Eli. Hope to see you again.

Mr & Mrs D. 15/5/15


Had a great week. The cottage is absolutely lovely, everything we needed. The weather has been kind to us. We've had some lovely walks from the cottage. The area is beautiful & we will definitely return.

Mr & Mrs C. Bolton. 24/4/15


We've enjoyed a lovely few days in Middleham, and especially appreciate the lovely warm comfortable cottage. We are regular visitors to the Dales and The Gatehouse cottage has to be one of the nicest places we've stayed. We would love to return & will definitely recommend to all our friends & family. 

Miss C. 11/4/15


Had a lovely week in this very homely cottage. We've been lucky with the weather so made the most of it with some fantastic walks up to Wensley, East Witton & Jervaulx.

Mr & Mrs B. Newcastle. 3/4/15


A fabulous week with two 3 year olds. Highlights for us:

Fountains Abbey

Bedale to Leyburn train

Walk by river in Hawes

Aysgarth Falls

Forbidden Corner

Mr & Mrs J. 27/3/15


Lovely half term week here with the children. Visited Camp Hill Estate where we experienced ‘Aerial Extreme’. Thorp Perrow gardens with a scavenger hunt & owl talk. Thank you for having us in your beautiful cottage. The highlight of Frankies holiday was collecting the eggs which we made into pancakes.We will be back.

Mr & Mrs S. West Yorkshire. 13/2/15


Thanks for a wonderful festive stay in your wonderful property! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had everything we needed.

Mr T. Christmas 2014


Had a wonderful weekend in this fantastic cottage. We were made to feel very welcome by Rodger and we will definitely return. We will not hesitate to recommend to others. Thank you for your warm welcome and your assistance throughout our stay.

Mr & Mrs S. South Yorkshire. 28/11/14


A very warm welcome by Rodger. Great facilities, the shower being exceptional especially after a day out walking. Would highly recommend to family & friends.

Mr & Mrs N. Lincolnshire. 17/10/14


Lovely weekend in this Middleham cottage. Comfortable & well equipped. Great location for exploring the Dale by car or on foot. Rodger & Hilary very welcoming.

Mr & Mrs M. 10/10/14


Super cottage - well equipped and very comfortable. A warm welcome from Hilary. Middleham is well placed for visiting all the local attractions. The countryside is stunning. Highly recommended.

Miss K. Lancashire. 3/10/14


We've had a very enjoyable time in Middleham. Loved hearing & seeing the horses coming & going from the gallops. Cottage was wonderful - everything we needed. Loved the showers! Very impressed with Leyburn, lots of lovely shops. Had the best steak we've had for a long time in the Black Swan. Lovely walking country.
Mr & Mrs M. Ilkley. 19/9/14
We have enjoyed the use of the cottage - well equipped, comfortable & warm. Plenty to do in the area; Wensleydale Railway from Redmire to Leeming Bar, Aysgarth Falls, Forbidden Corner and further afield Beamish - well worth the drive.
Mr & Mrs W. East Yorkshire. 12/9/14
A lovely place to stay - quiet and yet so near to pubs & shop. We enjoyed visits to many places including Bolton Castle, Aysgarth Falls & The Forbidden Corner. We were pleased to find we could look around Middleham castle - there is not much advertising about it. We have much enjoyed the beautiful scenery around us.
Mr & Mrs E. Blackpool. 5/9/14
Beautiful cottage, will definitely recommend it to friends. Weather was gorgeous, had a wonderful time. Leyburn & Richmond beautiful with some nice unusual shops. Many thanks.
Mr & Mrs B. Selby. 29/8/14
Thank you for providing such a lovely cottage, Middleham is such a beautiful village. Rodger is an excellent tour guide for all the good places to visit. Highly recommend the Wensleydale Creamery and the Pickering to Whitby steam train. We will be recommending your cottage to friends and family.
Mr & Mrs D. Las Vagas, USA. 26/8/14
Thank you to Hilary & Rodger for their very warm welcome and beautiful cottage. We had a very relaxing and comfortable weekend. We would highly recommend and return in the future. Many thanks.
Mr & Mrs W. Glasgow. 22/8/14
Many thanks for the warm welcome. Very happy with this clean, comfortable and well appointed cottage. Very private and lovely outside terrace - ideal for a nice glass of wine. Masham breweries well worth a trip. Had lovely visits to Swaledale, Bolton & Richmond castles plus of course Middleham! A delightful week in a delightful place.
Dr D. 8/8/14
Had such a warm welcome from Rodger when we arrived, very informative for places to visit. Lovely well equipped cottage. York, Haworth, Wensleydale Creamery at Hawes all worth a visit. We will definitely be coming back to Middleham & the Gatehouse again. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Mr & Mrs P. Kent. 1/8/14
Our 4th visit to Middleham, first at the Gatehouse. Very comfortable cottage with easy access to local amenities and nearby villages. Have been very fortunate with good weather. Thanks Rodger & Hilary.
Mr & Mrs N. Edinburgh. 25/7/14
Had a lovely week in the cottage, very comfortable & well equipped. The sheep dog demonstration at Hawes was brilliant, well worth a visit. Lovely area, had a great time.
Mr & Mrs H. 11/7/14
What a fantastic base for watching Stage 1 of the Tour de France cycling race - came almost past our door! Mainly blessed with good weather to enjoy beautiful walks in this lovely area. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Good local beers & pubs. Cover Bridge Inn worth a visit for old style local pub. River Cover lovely for a stroll. Thanks to Rodger & Hilary for great hospitality. See you again!
Mr & Mrs J. Northamptonshire. 4/7/14
What a lovely cottage. We all enjoyed everything the cottage and village of Middleham had to offer. Ate at Black Bull & Black Swan both very good! Would come again & bring the good weather with us as we did this time!
Mr & Mrs M. Aberdeenshire. 21/6/14
Thank you for a wonderful few days in your lovely cottage, everything we needed was here. Lovely village, people so friendly, fantastic countryside, could go on...! Many thanks once again.
Mr & Mrs B. Norfolk. 2/6/14
Wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage! Rodger & Hilary were so nice & welcoming - great hosts! The Black Bull (a tip from Rodger) had excellent food. We will definitely come again. Thanks for everything.
Miss B. 30/5/14
What a fantastic cottage, everything you need - home from home. Rodger & Hilary great hosts, nothing too much trouble. The area has much to offer so will definitely come again.
M & D. 23/5/14
Our first visit but not our last. A lovely area, people friendly & scenery fantastic. Had plans to do a lot but found there was so much here we will have to come again as we didn't do it all. Rodger & Hilary were fab and very friendly, cottage beautiful & comfy. Thanks.
Mr & Mrs T. Carmarthenshire. 23/5/14
Our first visit to Middleham and the Gatehouse. What a wonderful place and superb countryside. Thanks to Hilary & Rodger for a memorable stay. We will be back!
P & M. 12/5/14
Had a lovely restful week in the Gatehouse. Lovely cottage very well maintained, everything we needed, thank you. Had several chats with Rodger, very informative, nice and friendly. Would love to come again.
Mr & Mrs J. 5/4/14