Poppy’s Footprint is a uniquely romantic retreat, ideally situated on the fringes of Middleham just below King Richard’s castle. Within 200 yards there are four pubs, fine restaurants, shops and tea rooms, whilst the Blue Lion Inn’s restaurant is just 2 miles away, and Leyburn (3 miles) boasts several good pubs and takeaways. This entirely circular cottage offers a completely secret hideaway in a walled suntrap garden. From its beautifully planted and sensitively lit garden to its smart contemporary interior, it is perfect for a relaxing break. Middleham lies amidst the outstanding beauty of Wensleydale. It is the centre of northern horse racing, is home to renowned riding stables and you can watch the horses in training on beautiful Penn Hill. Visitors here can enjoy delightful walks from the doorstep. Hawes, with its Dales Museum, Wensleydale Cheese Creamery, Aysgarth Falls and Jervaulx Abbey are a short drive. The Forbidden Corner at Leyburn, 3 miles, is an extraordinary 4-acre garden containing a labyrinth of tunnels, follies and other surprises. Shops and pubs 100 yards.