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A charming 18th century holiday cottage in the conservation village of Castle Bolton, Lawson's Studio has one of the most picturesque views in Wensleydale. Nestled alongside the village green and facing South, this quirky former artist's studio enjoys a breathtaking panorama across the Wensleydale valley towards Pen Hill. The spectacular medieval fortress of Bolton Castle is only 200 yards along the lane and viewable from the lounge.

The cottage holds a 4 star Gold Award 'Visit England' rating and with the stunning king-size bedroom boasting beautiful views, it is the perfect cosy retreat for couples or solo travellers. Whatever the season, you'll find our traditional stone-built cottage is always warm, clean and welcoming with comfy furniture and lots of those important little touches that make you feel at home from the moment you step inside. Your very own Yorkshire Dales bolthole!

Lawson's Studio welcomes a medium sized, well behaved pet and you'll find most of our Dales pubs are pet friendly too. A fifteen minute stroll across the fields leads to the local inn: The Bolton Arms in Redmire, serving excellent wines, real ales and home cooked food. Bill, Janet and the locals always give a warm welcome to visitors and you can enjoy many a good chat by the fire. Although restaurants, takeaways and inns are all close by, our well-equipped kitchen area also makes staying in a special treat.

For much of the year Bolton Castle runs daily activities including falconry displays and archery demonstrations and it also has a magnificent tearoom. From the comfort of the cottage you can watch many exciting events pass by the village green including the James Herriot Country Trail Run in July and in August the Adidas TERREX Coast to Coast bike race.

So escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, breathe the fresh Yorkshire air and relax - you've arrived. Local transport links are excellent too so forget about driving and explore the Dales on foot, bus and rail. The Dales Bus calls at the castle and then on to Leyburn or Hawes; Redmire train station operates as far as Leeming Bar and the vintage bus of the 1960s visits the glorious Aysgarth Falls.

Isn't it time you enjoyed a slice of Yorkshire life?


fter a day out the comfortable lounge is the perfect place for relaxing. Curl up with a book, browse the local maps and brochures or choose from a selection of DVDs and games. The flatscreen TV also has Freeview and the iPod dock fits all types, as well as other MP3 players. With thermostatically controllable radiators you can keep warm and cosy whatever the weather.


The country cottage bedroom enjoys stunning views across the valley making it a truly unique and romantic retreat. The king-size bed, cool Egyptian cotton linen and Wensleydale peace and quiet will ensure a perfect night.


he kitchen has been designed and fitted by Dales Kitchens of Askrigg, combining sleek modern units with a traditional solid beech worktop. The Fagor multifunction fan oven and halogen hob will produce professional results whether you wish to spend the evening creating a culinary masterpiece or simply bake a frozen pizza before popping to the pub.
Our 4 star rating reflects the wide range of high quality utensils, cookware and appliances provided to enhance your stay, including:

  • Whirlpool Max microwave
  • Kenwood kMix toaster and kettle
  • Circulon Analon saute pans
  • Stellar stainless steel saucepans
  • Chef's knife block with sharpening steel and steak knives

There's even an electric handmixer and of course a coffee machine to start the day.

There are many wonderful takeaway restaurants too, in Leyburn try The Saffron for Indian food or The White Swan in Middleham for pizza. The Bolton Arms in Redmire also offer a takeaway menu - their fish and chips is highly recommended.


Clean, fresh and contemporary, the shower room is a little gem. Oak and modern chrome fittings with a Mira shower and warm fluffy white towels (plus a little something from Oakwood Aromatics) will revive and refresh. The original slit window, providing a gorgeous view to the East, catches the morning sun and echoes Bolton Castle's medieval heritage.


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Castle Bolton
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