2 Nurse Cherry’s Cottage ref: DC4877

Reeth, Swaledale

5 Stars



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


In a peaceful and quiet corner of the picturesque village of Reeth and surrounded by the spectacular unspoilt countryside of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, this superb cottage provides very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. It is beautifully presented and furnished with care and attention to detail with lovely views all around. There is an attractive lawned garden for relaxing on warm summer days with an abundance of flowers and shrubs.
This holiday home was once home to Nurse Cherry (hence the name), who was a well-loved nurse/midwife in Reeth. The cottage was built in what remained of Nurse Cherry’s back garden/orchard and there are still a couple of apple trees that remain in the garden that were once park of the orchard. Guests can even visit the bench that has been left in her memory on Reeth Green. There is also a trophy in her name for the Under 5’s Fancy Dress competition at the annual Reeth Show on August bank holiday. The owner of the property has created a charitable opportunity that guests can join in on, if they wish. Guest can contribute to the ‘guests community’ scarf knitting project – this is where you help knit part of a scarf (whether it be a couple of lines, or a few inches), which will go to benefit a children’s charity, as Nurse Cherry loved children.
Set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and just a few minutes’ walk from the village amenities it is ideal for walking across the hills and fells, together with lovely riverside and country walks. Reeth has good quality inns, tearooms, everyday shopping, Folk Museum and Craft Centre and the large village green is the focal point of many popular local events throughout the year. The market towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes, the stunning Aysgarth Falls, Castle Bolton and the Buttertubs Pass are a short drive away. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With Freesat TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, record player, bluetooth speaker and a selection of games, books and maps.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and steamer.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumbler dryer and storage for boots and coats.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed, dressing area and en-suite with shower cubicle and WC.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


Garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    26.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The valley of the River Swale begins in the west close, to Nine Standards Rigg, the strange collection of nine stone cairns built on the ridge of the Yorkshire and Cumbria border and runs eastwards to the historic town of Richmond.

Although one of the more remote valleys, it has a wealth of villages and hamlets to visit and explore and is a great favourite with fell walkers.

Indeed, Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk passes along Swaledale, but for those who don't want to make that full journey, there is plenty of peace and beauty to be had here.

This is also James Herriot country and fans of TV's All Creatures Great and Small might well recognise nearby Arkengarthdale from the show's title shots. The valley was also formerly the centre of the local lead-mining industry.

Along Swaledale lie the villages of Muker, where a Bronze Age burial was discovered and Gunnerside, a centre for the traditional dry-stone walls and stone-built barns and houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth, known as the capital of Swaledale, is the starting point for many of the most popular Dales walks and has three pubs!

Running parallel with Swaledale, to the south, is Wensleydale and the two are joined by the dramatic Buttertubs Pass, a high moorland road that passes crags and waterfall as it leads from one dale to the other.

Things to do nearby


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle, on a cliff above the River Swale near the town of Richmond is believed to be one of the oldest stone-built castles surviving today. The most impressive and best preserved area of the castle is the Great Keep, which stands over 100 feet tall.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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