At the heart of Wensleydale lies the gateway market town of Leyburn, only a short drive from Sun Hill Farmhouse set amid some of England’s finest countryside, unusual local shops and cafes, traditional pubs and a weekly market which takes place every Friday and includes an array of stalls selling everything from fresh fish to hand crafted ornaments. Leyburn is an ideal base for exploring, hiking, cycling and sight-seeing for all ages.
Leyburn has a number of great walking routes, however if you want to give your legs a rest and travel in style then why not hop to a train on the Wensleydale Railway. This heritage line has a station in uses diesel locomotives with the occasional steam services running.
Hop on board at Leyburn and take a scenic route to Redmire, where you will find Bolton Castle, one of the country's best preserved 14th century medieval castles, with over 600 years of fascinating history to explore. Look out for the sword fighting demonstrations and falconry displays.
If you like antiques, Tennants Auctioneers has been running since the late Victorian period and is the largest auction house outside of London, holding over 100 auctions of fine art, antiques and specialist collectables each year across three salesrooms, a viewing area and a mezzanine gallery for specialist sales.
Fun loving families should look no further than the nearby Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, created in a four acre garden, for a day out with a difference that will challenge and delight children of all ages.
When you are ready to rest your legs, take a break with a slice of homemade cake at Serendipity, a fantastic tea room and interiors shop in the centre of town, or enjoy a local ale in the cosy bar at The Sandpiper Inn which also serves quality local food. Thirteen is another option for great British food with a list of excellent wines with a warm relaxing atmosphere.
We have lots of luxury holiday accommodation across Leyburn, North Yorkshire available for a weekend away or a short break mid-week, we have something for everyone. Look online at our availability here...
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Sun Hill Farmhouse is our latest four-bedroom luxury holiday cottage located within the grounds of Sun Hill stables, nationally famed for its training of racehorses in Constable Burton, near Leyburn, North Yorkshire. Dating back to the 18th Century there is an elusive mix of modern and traditional interiors throughout with exposed beams, original fireplaces and flagstone floors to add to the period appeal...
Sun Hill Farmhouse is a five-bedroom, dog-friendly, luxury country house in Constable Burton, near Leyburn, North Yorkshire. It is located within the grounds of Sun Hill stables, nationally famed for its racehorse training, and adjoins Sun Hill Cottage.
The Palins is a charming country cottage at Sun Hill Farm. With one-bedroom, traditional features, a log burner and a modern kitchen, this dog friendly cottage is both cosy and luxurious.
A charming three bedroom, dog-friendly holiday cottage with an idyllic garden, hot tub and a cosy living room at Sun Hill Farm; a well-known racehorse training establishment near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
Georgia is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage for up to six guests at Holly House Farm, in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Enjoy three gorgeous bedrooms, a spacious open plan living and dining area with a log burning stove, and a private garden area with a hot tub.
Henry is a four-bedroom luxury Yorkshire holiday cottage with a hot tub. Set in two acres of grounds at Holly House Farm, Henry is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a short drive to the market town of Richmond.