The Hayloft, Dalesend Cottages

Bedale, Yorkshire
+44 (0)7780 470900

For couples: a stylish and relaxed place with a fresh contemporary layout on an estate in Wensleydale


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

Imagine staying on a sheep-dotted, beck-babbled, early 18th-century estate – ‘the secret jewel of Lower Wensleydale.’ Emma and Charles, lovers of animals, art and Yorkshire, have created four stunning apartments in the listed stable block, so you’ll meet other guests, but once upstairs and inside the Hayloft you’ll feel very private. It’s big – a wow of a space, with pendants hanging from high rafters and a half-wall separating the bed and freestanding bath from the sofas and sleek kitchen. It also oozes luxury: a drenching shower and toasty floors, a wood-burner and WiFi, books and magazines, soothing colours and impeccable linen. You’ll find shared seating on an outdoor deck, barbecue, laundry, and good pubs nearby. Hands on hosts give you free run of the estate and you can use the tennis court in summer so don’t forget your kit. You’re bang in the Dales for market towns, castles, Betty’s tea room and great walking, starting with the private parkland in front of the house. On rainy days just snuggle up by the wood-burner and relish the peace.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm Monday and Friday, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £161
Weekly price
from £550
Damage deposit
There is a damage deposit for Hayloft if you are under the age of 25 years.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1611 bedroom


We chose Hayloft Cottage for our week's Autumn visit to Yorkshire, although the other three cottages in the group looked just as fantastic. It could not have been more perfect. The cottage is set on a private family estate and in a great location for exploring world-famous Wensleydale. We love trees and went to the Thorp Perrow Arboretum close by, to see the turning season's display. But even Hayloft is set in beautiful countryside and the lovely owners allow you to walk around the private park and enjoy their trees and peace. We will return and try the other cottages. Highly recommended.

Sascha, Oxford

We are so glad we discovered this gem to spend our first Christmas as Mr & Mrs. The Hayloft is luxurious and in a beautiful location. The Hayloft is brilliant for exploring North Yorkshire by car, including: posh pubs like The Blue Lion in East Witton, quaint villages such as Bedale, Northallerton and Leyburn, walks along Aysgarth Falls and the larger cities of York and Leeds (approximately 1 hour away). There is nothing to fault about this romantic retreat...sumptuous sofa to sink into, crackling log burner, extremely comfortable bed, yummy treats on arrival and spacious bathroom. Perfection!

Ellie, Wolverhampton

I stayed here for a week with my dog in Head Lad, the small dog-friendly cottage at Dalesend Cottages. It was really comfortable and I loved being able to step outside with Mutley and walk round the park in front of the beautiful house. Will definitely stay here again. It was a great discovery.

Susie, Cambrige

We stayed in Hayloft and this apartment definitely has the WOW factor, the attention to detail is excellent and a huge amount of thought has gone into the design and interior fittings of the property. Everything is of a very high quality and it was a delight to return to the flat after a busy day investigating the dales and the surrounding area and to feel completely relaxed in such a lovely environment. The bed is super comfy. Emma and Charles were very welcoming and hospitable and we much appreciated the wine and other goodies supplied. We look forward to a return visit.


We stayed in the Hayloft for a week and loved it. The location was convenient for seeing North Yorkshire, and the cottage could not have been more comfortable. The kitchen was well fitted with everything needed, and the modern bath was wonderful. Charles and Emma were friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend Dalesend!

Mary, Charlottesville, virginia

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Emma & Charles Ropner

  • Our cottages & personal service sets us apart in Yorkshire. Award-nominated in 2015/2016/2017 by, a warm welcome awaits you from a family born & bred here. We want to share our local knowledge with you! Yoga-gong baths & Yoga Nirdra available
  • Our cottages nestle amongst Yorkshire’s finest hills, landscape views and attractions. What will you explore? A historic castle? Bolton, Middleham, Richmond. A heritage site? Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal? York & Durham Cathedral towns 45 min away.
  • Yorkshire market towns have farmers markets on different days. The renowned Bowes Museum & High Force, England’s highest waterfall are close.. Drive past Mainsgill Farm Shop and treat yourself to local produce. Berry’s Farm shop, another great place to eat
  • Hayloft is our cottage for honeymoons, & special date celebrations with a freestanding bath for an indulgent base in Yorkshire. Tack Room offers a romantic luxury cottage with a private woodland hot tub. Cottages link to sleep 4 with shared use of the tub.
  • For fine dining, the Blue Lion,The Wensleydale Heifer, Vennells Masham, & Black Bull Moulton. See Wensleydale cheese made at Hawes Creamery & Theakstons or Black Sheep ales brewed. James Herriot visitor centre in Thirsk if you love the TV vet series.
  • Go racing in Yorkshire! We are close to Ripon, York, Thirsk, Redcar, Newcastle and Catterick. Or stay local and walk to our village pub, walk around our private 25-acre park and sit outside with a sundowner watching Yorkshire big skies.