Harriet’s Cottage ref: CC211234

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

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no pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

Comfortable, warm, welcoming and peaceful, Harriet’s Cottage is a wonderful Yorkshire Dales holiday home. Hidden away in the tranquil village of Muker and occupying an elevated position in the village, guests will find fabulous views of the surrounding countryside from every window.
Lovingly renovated and in keeping with a traditional Yorkshire Dales cottage, Harriet’s Cottage offers guests a super base from which to enjoy exploring the local area. Perfect for guests wanting to leave the car behind. A short walk away, guests will be able to find the excellent local pub which offers great quality food and drink as well as a small shop offering groceries and local produce. There is also a craft shop with a small cafe and the famous Muker Wool Shop.
Perfect for guests wanting to enjoy a walking or cycling holiday, there are numerous established footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead straight from the village and out into the heart of beautiful Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, through some of the popular villages and towns nearby which include Gunnerside, Hawes, Keld, Thwaite, Low Row, Fremington and Reeth which all lie within a ten mile radius. There are many excellent local pubs, restaurants and country inns which provide the perfect resting place before, during or after a long walk or cycle. For guests wishing to hire a bike there is a bike hire centre in nearby Fremington. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance and perfect for guests of all ages, there are many popular attractions to visit including Castle Bolton, Swaledale Folk Museum, Theakston’s Brewery, Wensleydale Creamery and The Forbidden Corner. A little further still but just twenty miles away, guests really must take the opportunity to visit the Georgian town of Richmond or the Yorkshire town of Leyburn which offer many places to visit including Richmond Castle, the Georgian Theatre Royal and Leyburn Chocolate Shop.

Harriet’s Cottage offers quality accommodation throughout and is perfect for small families or couples, and, if booked with Lilac Cottage (CC211235), friends who wish to share a holiday.
On the ground floor, the traditional stone flagged flooring leads through into a delightful lounge which is cosy and relaxing at any time of year. The kitchen diner is well equipped with good quality appliances and a dining table and chairs. On the first floor there is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom which are both very well presented and offer guests some of the most fabulous views across the Fells.
To the front of the cottage is a small garden with a seating area where guests will be able to relax and enjoy uninterrupted views of the fells overlooking the village and is the perfect place to unwind after an active day out.

Harriet’s Cottage can be booked together with Lilac Cottage (CC211235) to accommodate up to six guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has steps (alternative level access), oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Beamed with open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: Spacious with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and 28" Freeview TV.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom 1:
With shower over bath and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot and highchair available to hire (£10pw available from our Leyburn office). Shared external wash house with freezer and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi.

Miscellaneous

Small sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for one car.
  • Nearest town
    Reeth
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Kirkby Stephen
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    13.0 miles
  • Lake
    12 miles

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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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