Well and truly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this character-packed West Burton bungalow sleeps up to four people with one bathroom and welcomes one pet, meaning you and Fido can enjoy the Dales’ walking and hiking trails to your heart’s content.
The market town of Leyburn is about 8miles away, a leisurely 15-minute drive. Bishopdale is an actual dale in the park on the south side of Wensleydale and extends six miles south-west from Aysgarth.
At A Glance
One Dog Allowed
Ground Floor Facilities
Pets - No Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
About Mystified Bungalow
All the rooms are on one level. It has a double bedroom with a four-poster bed and the second bedroom is a twin. There is a shower room with WC and wash hand basin.
The cosy living room has an electric fire, television and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the bungalow. The eat-in country kitchen also has its own electric feature fireplace and is complete with washing machine and dishwasher.
You can enjoy the sweeping vista of Bishopdale from the patio and the birdfeeders attract a variety of species, including a couple of woodpeckers. Use of a private on-site garage is possible.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Bishopdale
If you like keeping the dales to yourself then the 14-mile circular Bishopdale hike is definitely for you. Off the popular footfall paths it is an awe-inspiring trek with the sheer beauty surrounding you impossible to overlook.
It is pretty much a hidden gem of a hike, but if you park at the Thorably Village Hall (a five-minute drive from West Burton) and plot your return back over Stake Moss and Stake Fell, you’ll be a only handful of hikers to tackle this spectacular trail. Visit www.myyorkshiredales.co.uk to download the map.
A visit to this part of the Dales isn’t complete without seeing one of the “Natural Seven Wonders of the North” – the Aysgarth Falls. An inspiration for the likes of artists Turner and Ruskin and poet Wordsworth, this is a triple flight of waterfalls in the River Ure stretching almost a mile.
Dogs are welcome, as long as they are kept on leads as the surrounding woodland plays host to a variety of wildlife.
Leyburn is the closest hub to Mystified Bungalow and there is so much to see and do in this authentic Dales’ town, that it is likely you’ll be making more than one trip there during your stay.
You and your dog can catch the train here to take a scenic route through the park with stops at other enchanting destinations such as the Georgian market of Bedale.
Bolton Castle has a jam-packed calendar from family days to educational trips and historic tours. There are falconry displays and archery demonstrations at certain times of the year.
For £4 per adult you can go on the garden and maze tour where dogs are welcome on a lead. The castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned during the 1500s, is within striking distance of Leyburn.
If you have a young family, The Forbidden Corner, near Leyburn, is a must-visit. It is made up of a labyrinth of chambers and tunnels in Tupgill Park’s four-acre garden. Explore the Temple of the Underworld, go through the Eye of the Needle and marvel at the Pyramid of Glass.
It is ideal for anyone over the age of four. Unfortunately, The Forbidden Corner isn’t suitable for a doggy-day out.
Mystified Bungalow has the advantage of being in a part of the Dales that is far from the madding crowd, yet at the same time close enough to towns and tourist attractions to keep everyone, even our faithful friends, more than happy.
There are plenty of walking trails and cycling routes on your doorstep for any outdoor enthusiasts and there are also plenty of quaint villages nearby full of shops and country pubs.
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