Gallowa's Cottage

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Horsey connections and country life are synonymous with a stay in Middleham. Gallowa’s Cottage is at the heart of the action. You’ll love the buzz of this rural market town and this homely country cottage.

You can book this property from:

  • £584 per week
  • £83 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Outdoor storage
  • On-street parking


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • No more than 3 pets
  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


Galloping into contention in the heart of a popular racing town serving up a full suite of historical and sporting connections is Gallowa’s Cottage. Quintessentially cosy and characterful, the odds are on and the going is easy.

Front runner

Sympathetic to its history and to its location, Gallowa’s Cottage has been superbly refurbished for guests visiting Middleham and this part of the Yorkshire Dales. This is Yorkshire’s horse racing country and the horse racing references in the cottage abound for those who know the sport yet are subtle enough not to bother those who don’t.

You’ll want to sink into the sitting room sofa and curl up in front of the Victorian fireplace while the kettle boils or the Wensleydale and wine ease you into an evening of quiet time. The country cottage style kitchen has all you’ll need to rustle up a delicious supper if the call of the town’s friendly pubs don’t call you first. The window seats in each of the bedrooms draw you to gaze upon the town from a bird’s eye view. Imagine life in this bustling market town in times gone by, then and now you can watch the horses head between stables and gallops on a daily basis.

Into the pretty courtyard garden and you’ll find the hot tub for soaking away a day’s efforts in the Dales and a new summerhouse for a peaceful afternoon in the sunshine or an idyllic breakfast spot. A pet friendly property, the cottage welcomes three furry friends to explore the countryside with you too.

A history of horse race training and Grand National winners aside, this pretty market town also has connections to Richard III and the town’s imposing castle put it on the regal map many moons ago. There’s really no shortage of sites and experiences before you even consider pulling up your socks and wandering off in your walking boots.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Don’t be deceived by the cosy cottage vibes of Gallowa’s Cottage, it is superbly spacious presenting four beautiful bedrooms over two floors, sleeping seven guests. On the first floor is the king size master suite with en suite bathroom, a second spacious bedroom that you can have as either a super king or as twin beds, and a single bedrooms with another of those window seats. The second floor completes the sleeping arrangements with a comfortable twin.


If you want to get straight into that holiday spirit, why not order a welcome hamper or prepared meals from local cafe bar and restaurants, Penley's. Situated in the market place in Richmond and Leyburn, Penley's offer a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly prepared food cooked to order using locally sourced produce where possible. They now provide a great range of prepared meals, hampers and picnics which can be delivered to your holiday cottage for your arrival or collected from the cafe. For more information and to place your order see Penleys website.


A lovely property.

Gaby J,

We loved staying here.

Daniel B,

What a fantastic week we have had at Gallowa's Cottage. We love Middleham, it's just the perfect place with everything you need, we've not been far in the car because we haven't needed to, everything you need is on the doorstep. This beautiful little cottage is so full of character and wonderfully cosy. We loved the nooks and crannies. It was a real treat to hear the clip clop of the horses as we had a cuppa in bed. The cottage is beautiful and so well furnished with lots of lovely touches, it's so nice to eat off decent crockery with decent cutlery and there was every kitchen utensil you could need. The beds have been so comfy we haven;'t wanted to get up! Thanks for letting us stay in this very special place and helping us create some family moments together. Gallowa's was just the perfect setting for it all. We loved it and will definitely be back for another dose very soon

Previous Customer,

What a wonderful time we have had. The cottage is beautiful and the attention to detail second to none. Every possible item in the cottage has been thoughtfully provided. We enjoyed it so much - just like home for home (or even better!). What a fabulous property it is.

Mrs H,

What a fabulous cottage. We really enjoyed spending Christmas here with our family. The welcome hamper so kind and we loved the cake especially! You decorated the house with such care and we really appreciate the decorations and tree. Your cottage has everything we wanted and needed. You have made our third Christmas in England a memory to be cherished. From all of us, thank you so much!

Guy Family, F,

Thank you - really lovely cottage in a fabulous location. We could of filled a lot more time than we had. Enjoyed our stay

Past Customer,

Had a fantastic week made better by such a wonderful cottage. Lovely and clean and comfortable. Thank you so much

Past Customer,

Gallowa's Cottage was an excellent retreat for our family and pet. It has everything you need and the town of Middleham offers plenty to do by just stepping out the door. The property is ideally located for exploring the North Yorkshire Dales.

Mr Colm O,

Gallowa's Cottage was excellent, first class in every aspect and Middleham village was charming, interesting and historic with the added bonus that the racehorses passed our windows regularly and the castle was fascinating. I would strongly recommend.

Sue C,

This was a superb property - in over 35 years of holidays and booking properties all over the country, it is by far and away the best we’ve ever stayed in. It was superbly equipped and had everything we needed. We wish we could have stayed longer, but I have no doubt that we will return for a family holiday again.

Mrs Kathryn H,

“The photos don’t do the beautiful cottage justice. A perfect place to stay near the Yorkshire Dales. A minutes walk to Middleham centre where there are great pubs and places to eat. The cottage is very clean and full of everything you need. Very comfy beds and pillows. Beautiful garden for eating outdoors. Thank you for a great week. ”

Past Customer,

Absolutely delightful place to stay and plenty of room especially for 4 teenagers and 2 dogs, beautifully decorated and well equipped for large parties, our welcome pack was wonderful after a long drive. Middleham has a lot to offer as do the surrounding towns without having to trek to far. A trek up Pen Hill is highly recommended with great views, Castle Bolton is well worth a visit as is Aysgarth Falls. Forbidden Corner and Middleham Castle are great for a day out locally

The K,

A really great place to stay. Enjoyed it immensely.

Gary H,

A great place and we had great weather, thank you for making us feel so welcome.

The Holder family,

Absolutely lovely cottage, very well equipped stayed with our two sons, their wives and two small grandchildren, Grandsons and sons loved the horses, husband very impressed to be next to Mark Johnson's stable, hoping to return in a couple of years when the grandchildren are older.

The Stokes family,

Absolutely lovely cottage. Very cosy and well equipped. Very good bathrooms and lovely decor to all rooms.

Mrs sue s,

Was exactly as described. Had a wonderful vacation. Loved the horses coming by. Beautiful castle and wonderful walks. Everyone was so very friendly.

Ms Mary C,

Lovely cottage in a great area! Would 100% visit again!

Dr Manushi V,

Lovely cottage and would love to go back sometime really enjoyed our stay.

June B,

We have had a fabulous week at Gallowa's Cottage! The kids loved the den upstairs with the secret cupboard - great for playing hide and seek. We have enjoyed several barbecues throughout the week in the garden - listening to the church bells - such a relaxing environment. The dogs really appreciated the doggy treats - thank you! And the fruit cake - amazing! So much to do around here - Forbidden Corner, Catterick Races, Hawes, Aysgarth Falls, Brimham Rocks. We have done so much in the four days we were here. We hope to be back!

Previous Customer,

We've had a lovely family holiday - some travelling from Northumberland and some from Manchester. We have all enjoyed staying in this lovely, well appointed cottage. Even Luna the puppy has had a great time. We all enjoyed the beautiful gardens too and were able to sit out in them. Thanks for all you do to make this such a great cottage to stay in.

Previous Customer,

Good morning, Jane and Jeremy! I’d like to thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home - it’s a real home from home. I’m sure we’ll have a wonderful week staying here whilst enjoying the plethora of places to visit! It’s a jewel of a place and I’m so glad we found it. We’ll take very good care of what has clearly been created with lots of love. Teresa (Steve McPhee’s partner)

Previous Customer