East Cottage ref: UK2248

Booze, near Reeth, Swaledale

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


East Cottage is an 18th-century, semi-detached, former lead miner’s cottage situated adjacent to the owner’s own holiday accommodation, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and offers guests the possibility of long walks through unspoilt countryside from the doorstep. Approached via a farm track, you can totally get away from it all here. Although renovated, it still retains some of the old character, and the outstanding feature is the garden area with its views down the dale to the distant river. From the doorstep walks take you via Fremington Edge to Reeth or across to Scar House among other routes.
The property is situated in the tiny hamlet of Booze which is ¾ mile from Langthwaite in Arkengarthdale and 3 miles from Reeth village in Swaledale, where you will find a local village shop, bakery, tea shops, cafés and a popular pub that serves great food. There is also a small gallery and gift shop selling handmade Yorkshire crafts.
Many public footpaths and cycle paths lead right from the heart of the village and out beyond into Swaledale, Wensleydale and nearby Arkengarthdale, taking in magnificent views, unspoilt countryside, river walks and woodland areas that are rich in flora and fauna. A little further afield, but within easy driving distance, you can take a trip out to Leyburn, 10 miles, and Middleham, 12 miles. Castle Bolton, West Burton and Harmby, all popular tourist destinations, offer weekly farmers’ markets selling local produce and goods. Still within an easy 12-mile drive is the popular market town of Richmond with its Georgian architecture, castle, shops and theatre. The historic cathedral cities of Durham and York can be reached within a 1½-hour drive, and are certainly worth a day trip. The popular market town of Leyburn is only a short drive away and offers a weekly farmers’ market as well as a chocolate factory, Tenants Auction House and many cafés and eateries. Middleham has a castle, and is a well-known horse racing community. The Forbidden Corner is nearby, and families will be able to spend all day exploring the twists and turns of this hidden folly. Shop 3 miles, pub ¾ mile, restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, CD player, beams and part stone floor.
Dining room: With wood burner and beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and slate floor.

Shower room: With toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burners included. Welcome pack.


Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    11 miles
  • Restaurant
    1½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ¾ mile
  • 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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