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Dales 2 Bed Period Cottage, panoramic views, real fire,dog friendly, village!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Parking


About the property

Read our reviews.

1 Half Moon Cottages, a 2 storey cottage, located right on the village green in Reeth, described itself as a natural amphitheatre, surrounded by spectacular scenery and stunning panoramas, Reeth was championed by Ella Pontefract, one of the Yorkshire Dale's most esteemed authors as "a little country in itself." 1 Half Moon Cottages is part of an 18th Century old coaching inn sleeping four and overlooking the Dales and the Village green with panoramic views on three sides of the building from the lounge, kitchen and bedrooms. Located nextdoor to one of the three pubs, up the stone steps to the front door you will find a porch for those muddy walking boots, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, hob oven, microwave, toaster etc, 2 double bedrooms both with views and tvs, why not relax and enjoy you morning cuppa in bed overlooking the hills and dales, a crisp white bathroom suite with shower, open plan sociable lounge/kitchen with real fire for those cosy nights in with logs/coal provided. TV, games, books etc. Welcome basket on arrival, dogs and children welcome ! Special occasions catered for with a personal, friendly service, we live locally and don't use a management company because we pride ourselves on a personal touch and want to ensure our guests are looked after and will return. If you want your fridge filled for your arrival or a table booking or collecting from a train/bus station/airport then we can help with that. "Old Cherry Cottages Ltd... Your Home Away from Home".

Property Manager
Jo or Neale
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Amazing place home from home. Forgot to write in the visitors book sorry Jo .Loads to do in the area , fantastic views .Excellent accommodation so cosy , only complaint it was not cold enough to light the fire ! Hubby don't want to go abroad anymore , he didn't want to come home! Anyone who visits will not be disappointed . We will be back !
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Reeth in Reeth, Fremington and Healaugh

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Dales 2 Bed Period Cottage, panoramic views, real fire,dog friendly, village!
average rating of 4.78125 based on 33 reviews

Great short break in excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was excellent , well equipped with everything you could need, spotless and comfortable. Morning coffee with stunning views from the windows. What's not to like?

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eileen Thank you for writing such a lovely review we are pleased you both enjoyed your time in the cottage and the Yorkshire Dales. We really appreciative you leaving the cottage so clean and tidy and please come back and see us again soon. regards Jo and Neale
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Not a cottage - part of a coach house

  • 3 of 5

We arrived to find that the property was not a cottage, rather a part of a former coach house. Though a pleasing enough looking building, it was not at all what we were led to believe by the description. We didn't feel this was a cottage so a little disappointed about this. Neither did we expect to find the bottom of the steps leading up to the house the 'smokers corner' of the neighbouring pub and found it uncomfortable having to make our way through smokers to get to the gate. It was also very noisy because of the groups congregating there, and the Fri and Sat nights were almost unbearable because of the commotion way beyond closing time. This also meant we were unable to have the bedroom window open.

The cottage was clean and the welcome basket was a lovely surprise. It was thoughtful to leave dog towels but we always carry our own and didn't want to make extra laundry.

The owners have made this a comfortable place but for us it was a little too busy and fussy . The colour schemes in the bedroom are not very relaxing and the red in the first bedroom is very over-powering. It would be much more appealing decorated simplistically.

We were surprised to see a For sale sign!!

The location right next to the pub and the green right outside with crowds of people lets this property down. It would be better if the smokers table and ashtray were placed at the other end of the pub/hotel.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Roy Thank you for your review, we are disappointed to receive anything less than our normal 5 stars. We were a little concerned that you felt 1 Half Moon Cottages was 'not as described' or 'not at all what you were led to believe' as you booked through Owners Direct and the opening paragraph of the property description on the site beings with: "1 Half Moon Cottages, a 2 storey cottage, located right on the village green in Reeth.....1 Half Moon Cottages is part of an 18th Century old coaching inn sleeping four and overlooking the dales and the Village green with panoramic views on three sides of the building from the lounge, kitchen and bedrooms". It continues, "Located nextdoor to one of the three pubs up the stone steps to the front door you will find ....." Sadly it appears that you made your reservation and subsequently wrote your review without ever reading the description of the cottage as opposed to anything being not as described or misleading. You stayed with us during August Bank Holiday week and the village and pub was clearly too busy for you and we will certainly pass on your comments to both the pub and the parish council. Finally we are sorry you didn't find our choice of decor in one of the bedrooms, which are all shown in the photographs, to your own personal taste. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy and we hope you were successful in the Catterick Para 10 Tab which was on that weekend. Kind regards Jo and Neale
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Wonderful cottage everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay would highly recommend lovely little cottage in a beautiful part of the country!! Will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Adam, Thank you for taking the time to review Half Moon, it makes such a difference for people when searching. Thank you for leaving the cottage in such good order, it means the time saved cleaning can be passed on to the next guests so they benefit ! We like to look after people and give them their money's worth. A lovely family and welcome back to stay with us any time !
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Lovely cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived by car, and although there is no designated parking for the cottage there are plenty of spaces immediately besides it. The cottage is well-equipped with everything you could need for cooking and eating. It is beautifully and tastefully furnished with quality furnishings and fittings well above standard usually found in a rental cottage, and the bedrooms particularly had a luxurious feel to them. It was spotlessly clean, cosy and comfortable and we couldn't have asked for more. There was also a welcome basket with some some lovely treats and games, books and videos should you want to spend an evening in.

What also commends this cottage is its location. It's in the centre of the village but you overlooks the dales (you can sit in the window seats and watch the changing skies over the hills) and a good base for walking or sight-seeing by car. There is a good choice of friendly pubs and cafes in the village, an ice-cream parlour, post office and shops, all within a couple of minutes walk.

The owners were very helpful and kept in touch regarding the booking. We would definitely recommend this property. Thanks Jo & Neale

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elaine It was our pleasure to welcome you both to Half Moon and thank you for writing such a detailed and comprehensive review as they really can help people get a true reflection of other guests experience when trying to decide on for the right village and cottage. We are pleased you had an enjoyable week and please come back and stay with us any time ! Reviews help others choose the right place for them, thanks again
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Wonderful Cottage in a 'chocolate box' village.

  • 5 of 5

A very warm and generous welcome to a beautiful cottage in a charming Yorks Dales village. The cottage has been tastefully renovated to a v high specification, but still retains its 'olde worlde' charm. The hosts are lovely with nothing being too much trouble. The village itself is charming with many wonderful walks on the door step and an array of village shops and pubs. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review our little Half Moon cottage, we really appreciate it, it helps others when trying to choose and we always welcome feedback. Thank you once again for leaving the cottage in such a clean and tidy condition, it means the time saved can be passed onto the next guests and we can give them an early check-in ! It was such a pleasure meeting you all and we are pleased you enjoyed your time in North Yorkshire !
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Lovely cottage in a fantastic position

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable cottage, walks from the door and pubs on the doorstep

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephen, We are so pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your break in the dales and thank you for taking the time to write a review which really do help people. Once again a perfect guests who left our little cottage sparkly clean and we pass on that time saved to the next guests who can then check in early. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you ! Jo and Neale.
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Car: necessary


Unbelievable sights

If exploring is your thing, then you've come to the right place. Reeth has a variety of beautiful yet challenging hill walks and an abundance of wildlife on offer, guaranteed to satisfy even the most seasoned of sightseers. There's large numbers of curlew, lapwing, oystercatcher, wild hare...and if you're lucky even the rare black grouse. Visit in April or May and you'll catch the new-born baby lambs too.

Natural Beauty

Reeth was also the birthplace of popular fiction novelist Ruby Ferguson, whose stories were enjoyed so much by The Queen Mother that she was invited to Buckingham Palace for dinner. Ferguson's atmospheric inspiration arguably came from Reeth's mysterious yet picturesque landscape of wild flower meadows and stunning heather, which is concealed between the hills.

Saddle up

If you prefer a slightly less strenuous form of travel, Reeth's moors provide the perfect terrain for pony trekking, a firm favourite method of transport among visitors. Alternatively adrenaline junkies can take it up a gear on our range of fast paced mountain biking trails, bike hire and courses are available from the nearbyDales Bike Centre.

Swaledale & Wensleydale Arts & Crafts Trail

Many Arts and craftpeople live and work in Swaledale and Wensleydale, finding inspiration in a unique country side of pastoral riverside villages, tumbling waterfalls, sweeping fells and moorland. There are a diverse band of artists working in and with a wide variety of materials wood and wools, metaland glass, clay and candle wax, rope, felt and copper. All of them are dedicated to creating high quality beautifully crafted products for the market both at home and overseas.

Visit them in their own workshops and take home a piece of the artistic Dales. The villages where the workshops can be found are Reeth and Muker in Swaledale and Hawes, Hardraw, West Burton, Wensley and Garriston, in Wensleydale.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Reeth, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Old Cherry Cottages - the following terms apply: "Owner" shall mean OCC "Customer" shall mean the individual who made the booking "Tenants" shall mean the Customer's party FEES 1) Deposit. A deposit of 50% of the total cost will be payable on booking. The balance is payable not less than 28 days (4 weeks) before the arrival date. If the balance of payment is not received by the stated date, the dates will be marketed again and the deposit forfeited. 2) Cancellation: The deposit is non-refundable if cancelled within 28 days (4 weeks) or less of arrival date. 3) Disclaimer: The Owners have taken every care to ensure the accuracy of property descriptions on their web site, and all information is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct. GENERAL TERMS 1) The Customer warrants that the properties let are to be used for the purposes of a holiday and so accepts that the letting is a holiday let to which Section 12 (2) and paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 apply, namely, "a tenancy the purpose of which is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy the house for a holiday."
Minimum booking 3 nights. Where dogs are accepted it is the owner of the dogs responsibilty to ensure that the dog is not left alone at the property at any time. Failure to comply to this gives the owners of the cottage the right to terminate the contract and the booking without discussion or refund. Any damage caused by pets must be paid for in full.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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