Completely rebuilt and enjoying superb views of Swaledale from every main window, this detached holiday cottage is the perfect place to stay both inside and out, and is peacefully located close to Low Row, just five and a half miles from Reeth. The beauty of Swaledale was seen by millions throughout the world when the Tour de France passed through here, and Swaledale is especially known for its wonderful wild flowers, stone barns, stunning flowering hay meadows, rich birdlife and gentle riverside and moorland walks. Enjoy marvellous vistas from the heather-clad moorland tracks or follow the gentle paths with their charming small gates and stiles. Wainwright’s “Coast to Coast” walk comes through the dale and not far beyond, you can also climb some of Wensleydale and Wharfedale fells including Great Shunner Fell (2349ft), Penhill (1791ft), Great Whernside (2309ft), Buckden Pike (2303ft) or the Yorkshire three Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent. The owner provides a welcome book with maps of recommended walks and a walking stick in the hall which guests are able to borrow.
A number of off-road and on-road cycle routes can be enjoyed. The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway and the route of the 2014 Tour de France both come through Swaledale. Bike hire and repairs are available in nearby Reeth. At every turn, the natural beauty of Swaledale offers an abundance of material for photographers, as well as distinctive villages, barns and dry-stone walls. Further afield are Harrogate, York and Durham, with their fine historic attractions and excellent shopping. Lofty Hadrian’s Wall country, the sweeping North Yorkshire moors, coast and beaches, the western Dales, Bronte country and parts of the Lake District are all possible day excursions. The market towns of Hawes, Leyburn, Richmond, Bedale, Ripon and Barnard Castle each have lovely independently owned shops and a weekly market. There are also many historical houses, castles and gardens to visit in the area.
Reeth has a well-stocked grocery shop and a supermarket can be found in Catterick Garrison, 15 miles. Hawes and Leyburn can be reached within 10 miles and have many excellent independent grocery shops. A local caterer is available and a fish and chip van calls up the dale every Friday.
There are no street lights on the lanes so, if the night is clear, the skies are truly beautiful. Put on your coat, take out a flask with a nip of something agreeable and recline on the garden loungers to watch. Enjoy making a delicious meal or baking a cake, which will go down particularly well after a great day out in the fresh air. There’s a good selection of baking and cookware and a few recipe books, including one by a local cook which features the view from Throstle Nest on its front cover. After a busy day, snuggle in to the top quality Egyptian cotton bedding. For 25 years, the owner ran a tour operater company, offering UK based breaks and serving up to 110,000 British customers a year. For her and her young family’s holidays she always chose to stay home and rent a cottage. So she knows what you expect when you do the same. Above all, it’s her wish that you have a lovely stay, and that you’ll leave refreshed and wanting to come back time and time again.
Ground Floor: The property has underfloor oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Spacious with tiled floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, French doors and large feature windows with views over the River Swale.
Dining room: Spacious with large oak-topped dining table.
Kitchen: With tiled floor, breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom: With WC.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail and panoramic views across Swaledale.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.
All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot available on request. Selection of board games. Wi-Fi. Telephone - incoming calls only. Welcome pack.Terrace, patio and furniture. BBQ. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply. No smoking.