The Wensleydale Heifer

“Individually styled or themed rooms and good food ensure a great stay.” - AA Inspector



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Describing itself as 'boutique style', The Wensleydale Heifer may be a 17th-century former coaching inn, but it is also very much of the 21st century. The bedrooms, with Egyptian cotton linen and Temple Spa toiletries as standard, are each designed with an interesting theme – for example, Malt Whisky, Night at the Movies, James Bond, Champagne, and for chocolate lovers, there's a bedroom where you can eat as much chocolate as you like! All rooms are equipped with mini-fridges and air-conditioning. Food is very much the focus here in both the informal fish bar and the contemporary restaurant; the kitchen prides itself on sourcing the freshest fish and locally reared meats.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA 5 Silver Star Restaurant with Rooms
Breakfast Award
2-Rosette restaurant
The Wensleydale Heifer
Main Street, WEST WITTON, Leyburn, DL8 4LS


  • Rooms 13
  • Family bedrooms: 1
  • Bedrooms ground: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Free TV
  • DVD Player
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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