Longdale Cottage ref: CC218139

Marsett near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

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  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Longdale Cottage is believed to be a former gamekeepers cottage on the shooting estate of William Grenfell 1st Baron Desborough. The cottage is situated in beautiful Raydale, a secluded and unspoilt sidedale off Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is surrounded by traditional farming country and ringed by high fells. There is also fly and coarse fishing available nearby (licence can be purchased in Hawes). In the distance the dramatic peak of Addleborough can be seen and Semerwater, with its beach for swimming off, is a pleasant walk away. It is handy for many of the areas famous attractions, including the bustling little market town of Hawes, Semerwater and the pretty villages of Bainbridge and Askrigg, with its pub which was used as the local in the James Herriott series All Creatures Great & Small. Raydale is a haven for wildlife, hares and deer are often sighted in the surrounding fields at dawn and dusk, along with a wide variety of upland bird life including grouse, partridge, curlew and plovers.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has full oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With beams, multi-fuel burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and rural views.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with beams, tiled floor, Rayburn with additional induction ring, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With beams, king size bed and rural views.
Bedroom 2: With beams, two 2ft 6in beds and rural views.
Shower room: with double shower, WC and rural views.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Inital supply of fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Telephone. Welcome pack.


Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and fire pit. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on leads at all times (sheep country). Parking for four cars. Please note: The property has a natural water supply.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4.3 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    5.8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    4.3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    14.0 miles
  • Lake
    2.5 miles

About the local area

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.


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.

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 Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

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 thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

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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