Feel like royalty in a charmingly circular holiday home, set below King Richard's castle in historical Middleham in the scenic Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Stone-built, homely and tranquil, a romantic break spent at The Round House, nestled within a lush walled garden in the beautiful Dales village of Middleham, will transport you back to refreshing times past.

Set just below King Richard’s castle, dating back to 1190, the far-reaching views are outstanding. Gazing out across the unspoilt landscape, you can easily imagine what life was like all those centuries ago, as horses galloped across the green fields and royalty roamed the land, dressed in regal fineries.

Perfect for couples itching to get away from the rat race, The Round House offers the perfect romantic retreat – with the grand feeling of living in your very own little round castle!

Inside your holiday home you’ll find plenty of original features, including wooden ceiling beams and turreted windows… combined with cosy furnishings and a warming woodburning stove that’s ideal for snuggling beside with your loved one.

The welcoming living area is open plan, complete with soft furnishings, a contemporary kitchen and separate dining area, a beautiful setting for bubble-infused romantic suppers.

Head to the first floor, where you’ll find a galleried double bedroom that’s drenched in style and furnished with luxurious comfort in mind. The charming en-suite shower room is the perfect place to freshen up, while two turreted windows showcase the wonderful views all around.

Why not take your romantic musings outside, as you sit in the walled garden with a bottle (or two!) of your favourite wine and soak up the tranquil atmosphere in the sunshine?

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At a glance

  • Circular, stone-built cottage for two, set within a walled garden in the Dales village of Middleham.
  • Parking is available at the property for one car.
  • Linen and towels are included, with logs also included during winter months. Smoking, pets and children are not permitted. Access to the walled gardens is on a shared basis.
  • Close to local shops, pubs and attractions including the town’s 12th century Norman castle. An excellent base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and Heritage Coast.


  • Adults Only


Sleeps 2, double bedroom, ensuite shower room, open-plan living area/kitchen, electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer access, dishwasher, sitting area, wood burning stove, 2 TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/Radio, WiFi, games, books, small patio, furniture, parking for 1 car.

Local activities

Museums, abbeys, antique shops, galleries, castles, walking, hiking, nature reserve, waterfalls, horse riding, mountain biking.

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Of course, if you can tear yourselves away from your circular holiday castle, there are plenty more views to take in with a stroll through the history-soaked cobbled village of Middleham. Discover a wonderful array of traditional pubs and quaint local eateries along your way… great pit stops are never a problem!  

Middleham is also known as a horse racing town, and equine enthusiasts will enjoy watching the horses make their way to the gallops every morning – a real treat.

Further afield, the bustling market town of Leyburn can be found just a short drive away. Why not explore the Forbidden Corner, a magical labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises? You’ll also find you’re in a wonderful location from which to explore Wensleydale (perfect for cheese lovers!), the Yorkshire Dales and the Heritage Coast…so every day can bring about a brand-new adventure.

With so much magic and romantic relaxation waiting for you at The Round House, why not plan a stay, and let your holiday home be your holiday castle?

Things to note

No pets permitted, no smoking, logs are only included in rental from October to March (enquire for details), no children under 18 permitted including infants.

Where you'll be staying

Middleham, Yorkshire Dales

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