Lilac Cottage ref: CC211235

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars

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  • Bike Store 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

Tucked away in the Yorkshire Dales, Lilac Cottage offers guests the perfect opportunity to enjoy a quiet romantic break in the peaceful village of Muker.
Occupying an elevated position, this south facing gem offers brilliant views across the village, fells, hills and dales of this most picturesque part of the country. Small and cosy yet comfortable and well equipped, Lilac Cottage is ideal for two people. Full of character and charm, the cottage reflects the style of a traditional Yorkshire home with many original features and personal touches. On the ground floor there is a quaint lounge and open plan kitchen area with a traditional stone flagged floor and inglenook fireplace. Perfect for a winter break as well as a summer holiday. The cottage is welcoming and warm when the coal fire is roaring! On the first floor the traditional style continues with a well presented double bedroom and small bathroom with an electric shower over bath.
Because of its fabulous elevated position there are views from each room and also a small outdoor sitting area and garden which are south facing and enjoy the best of the sunshine. Ideal for couples who want to relax and leave the car behind, guests will find the popular local pub just a short walk away. Offering good quality local food and drink it really is worth a visit. Also ideal for guests who enjoy a cycling or walking 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 even 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.Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.
Lilac Cottage can be booked together with Harriet’s Cottage (CC211234) to accommodate up to six guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has steps (alternative level access)
Open plan living space.
Living area: Beamed with stone floor, open fire, 28" Free view TV, DVD player and a very unusual ancient stone bread oven.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With stone floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Steep stone stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath and toilet

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot and high chair available to hire (£10pw available from our Leyburn office). Shared external wash room with freezer and tumble dryer.

Miscellaneous

Small sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking
  • 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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