Abraham’s Cottage ref: UK2555

Langthwaite, near Richmond, Swaledale

5 Stars

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no pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • All En-suite 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

In the picturesque village of Langthwaite in Arkengarthdale, famed for its many scenes in James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, sits Abraham’s Cottage. This double fronted, traditional, stone-built semi-detached cottage overlooks the village green and unspoilt countryside beyond. Lovingly restored to a high standard it offers luxury accommodation perfect for a couple enjoying a romantic getaway in a peaceful and tranquil setting, or a small family retreat. Oak floors and whitewashed wood panelled ceilings give a feeling of calm and relaxation, and the spacious living room invites you to curl up around the wood burner and enjoy quality time with your family or friends. The contemporary farmhouse style kitchen offers beautiful heated slate floor, modern appliances and accessories. There is a separate dining room complete with decorative inglenook, or step outside into the private courtyard and dine al fresco whilst admiring the surrounding countryside. The first floor offers two bedrooms boasting en-suite facilities with large double showers. With beamed ceilings and sumptuous soft furnishings and bedding, you’ll soon relax and unwind.
Langthwaite is perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts. The wild, rugged and varied scenery provides miles of walks, both low-level, gentle strolls along the river and more challenging high-level walks. With high mountains and valleys lined with streams, there are endless footpaths around the most spectacular scenery. The area is increasingly popular with cyclists and the nearby Dales Bike Centre offers cycle hire. The ‘Swale Trail’ runs from Reeth to Keld and is ideal for families. At the end of a long day of exploring, the cottage is within easy walking distance of two pubs. 8 miles further, the road climbs slowly up the valley to eventually reach the highest pub in England - the Tan Hill Inn.
There is an abundance of places to visit from Langthwaite. Reeth, with its pubs, cafés, gift shop and ice cream parlour, is just 3 miles away. The historic town of Richmond, famous for its castle and Georgian theatre, is around a 30-minute drive, and in the opposite direction is Barnard Castle, with its market, antique shops and famous Bowes Museum. Driving across into Wensleydale takes you to the market towns of Hawes and Leyburn, with a host of attractions located in the surrounding area. The Forbidden Corner in Middleham is only 16 miles away. The picturesque Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are en-route, with many other pretty picture postcard villages to discover as you pass through. Shop 3 miles, pub 500 yards, restaurant ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and wooden floor.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with breakfast bar, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, vaulted ceiling and slate floor.
Cloakroom: With storage for boots and coats, washing machine and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, beams and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed rear courtyard with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas BBQ. Lawned front garden. Parking on village green. No smoking. Please note: There are 5 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Leyburn
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    11 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Darlington
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    29 miles
  • Lake
    50 miles

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

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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