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Beechcroft Cottage Reeth, set in two acres garden, river, ponds, amazing views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Two bedroomed cottage, outstanding views, two acre gardens, own river bank, wifi

Reeth may be busy, walk 300 metres and find the peace of Wraycroft Cottages. A pet free child are site. Beechcroft s one of three linked self catering cottages set in two acre gardens with private river bank and outstanding views. We offer the best of both worlds, clean,comfy, warm, well maintained, very well equipped cottages close to amenities but in an area of peace and tranquility. Inspected annually by VisitEngland we are awarded 4* and 100% for cleanliness.

Living on the site we are here to meet you on arrival. We only accept bookings from mature responsible adults who will respect the quietness of the site. We have mainly regular visitors who book because of this reason. The cottage is linked to Beechcroft and Cedarcroft. The huge garden and river is shared by all including our family although each cottage has its own patio overlooking the garden and hills beyond. As we have no means of contacting you before the booking is confirmed we do ask that you only reserve a holiday if you would feel happy with these restrictions. We are strictly no pets or children under 10 years of age.

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Ray Hodgson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Ray Hodgson

The Hodgson family has lived in the Dale for generations. Walter was born in the village and only left to be in the navy during World War II. Ray however is an incomer. She left Rochdale, where she was born, to go to Dartford college of Physical Education and then taught in various places including Australia. We met whilst playing badminton in Richmond and married in 1964. In 1965 we established Wraycroft Cottages and are still enthusiastically continuing (except perhaps on change over days !) With our son Dave and family now living next door we are able to share the load. Dave also Reeth born, left to go to music college, travelled and worked abroad but then in 2003 returned to the village with his family. He was well able to step into a major cottage role having been involved since about the age of 7. He was the best pan and oven cleaner around!

Ray Hodgson purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Ray Hodgson chose Reeth

A stunning field on Back Lane Reeth, we used to walk past and say 'one day we will live on this field". The dream came true. Buying the land in 1970 we started building our bungalow to accommodate us and Ray's parents. We built it stone by stone living first in he garage.

In 1980 we decided to build the Croft Cottages alongside us and sell off our other holiday properties. Such a special location why not share it. We offer an oasis of calm where visitors can enjoy spectacular views, access to the River Swale, ponds, trees, wildlife whilst staying in 4 star accommodation which achieves 100% cleanliness by Visit England. We have three terraced self-catering cottages, each sleeping up to 2 mature adults. The cottages are kept warm through out the year.

There are open fires, wi-fi access, private parking

For the active there is a basketball hoop on the original tennis court. A substantial full sized badminton net can be erected on the grass or hard court. A swim in the river or a run up and down the garden for the hardy.

Others may elect to sit by the river or on one of the well placed benches or use a net to pond dip. Just let the world go by.

We offer a friendly welcome, advice if requested, privacy if not.

The fact that we have such a high percentage of returning visitors is our highest recommendation. One couple have come for over 40 years and many have been returning for between ten to twenty years.

There are so many holiday cottages available nowadays it must be difficult for new visitors to decide which one to select.

We like you to ring so you can hear our enthusiasm and answer any questions you may have.

Choose us and we are sure you will not be disappointed.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the properties because of the location and because we physically built everything on the site with our own 'four hands' . They are truly part of the family. It has been a labour of love and we are so pleased to be able to share the place with like minded visitors.

The garden is loved by many and it makes all the hours spent working there very worth while

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ray thanks for your E-mail we always like to leave where ever we are staying as we found it, you will always be invited back again then.

We have been visiting the Dales every year for the last twenty or so years and stayed in many cottages during this time and I have to say your cottages are the best bare none. We did not want for anything at all and the garden was to die for. I will miss it and I was very sad to leave.

We have always favoured Reeth and your cottage was the icing on the cake we will return.

All the best

Steve & Barbara S.
Apr 2016
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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: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a bath with new electric shower over, a toilet and washbasin. Toiletries are provided, hand wash, shampoo/shower gel and hand/body lotion.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Spectacular views over garden and hlls. Faces South
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Looks out over courtyard
  • All beds have new matresses. Both bedroom have a fitted wardrobe, a chest of drawers, two chairs, mirrors, good quality carpeting, hair dryer and good views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Beechcroft Cottage Reeth, set in two acres garden, river, ponds, amazing views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful cottage, stunning garden, so relaxing.

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We have been staying at Wraycroft Cottages every year since 2008 and the fact that we return every year speaks volumes as to what a pleasure it is to stay here. It simply feels like home from home.

Our latest stay here has been no exception. Although the inclement weather precluded us from going on many of the superb and varied walks around the area, the first-class facilities and home comforts within this cosy cottage made no difference to our overall enjoyment. The cottage is warm and well built and is well appointed, maintained and clean. There is an inviting front porch, the lounge, bedrooms and bathroom are spacious and homely, the kitchen is well designed and has all the equipment you need - everything from a washing machine to a tin opener is available. I cannot think of one single thing that is lacking. There is also ample parking.

If that isn’t enough, the views from the lounge are outstanding. There is a patio replete with a bench and chairs outside, which leads down to the wonderful huge garden. The garden is a result of many years of labour by the owners and it is a delight to explore and be in. There are numerous benches to sit at and take in the views, a really nice pond further down and then the garden slopes all the way down to the River Swale where you can sit and take it all in. From the lounge and the garden, you also have the bonus of the views of the hills in the distance.

Reeth itself provides excellent amenities, including three pubs (wonderful real ales and good food), cafes, a Post Office, shops, a garage, hairdresser, museum, bakery, craft shops and much more besides – all just two minutes’ walk from the cottage. Also, as mentioned before, there are numerous walks from the doorstep that provide you with many miles of walking amidst stunning scenery. It is testament to how nice it is here that we never used the car during our two-week stay.

Finally, the family who own the cottages are exceedingly friendly and approachable and it is nice to have got to know them over the years. They make a relaxed stay here even more relaxing.

I cannot recommend Wraycroft Cottages highly enough. The fact that we, and others, keep returning says it all.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having run holiday cottages for 51 years, it is like having friends to stay ( without having to feed them). One couple have come for over 40 years and quite a lot for over 20. Unfortunately many can no longer make the journey hence the vacancies. The best advertising is still personal recommendation plus people walking down the lane and picking up a leaflet. We are happy to show folks around the garden any day and the cottages on Fridays. Needing to reach out to others we have place this advert on owners direct who we have found very helpful. Regulars reserve their same dates as they leave so we do not take bookings more than a year ahead. Being the first to open holiday cottages in Reeth we have now been joined by many others. Supply now exceeds demand and we can just work hard to attract new visitors who wish to share our magnificent site and lovely cottages. Thanks to this weeks visitors who have written our first review to be posted on Owners Direct. Look forward to seeing you in 2017 if not before.
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Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The deposit is not refundable. The rates quoted are for one or two mature adults only

The rate quoted as standard is the top price and is much reduced at other times. All details can be found on our website,
We do not allow children under the age of 10, pets of any kind or smokers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.