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Laykin Cottage, Low Row Near Richmond In The Yorkshire Dales

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Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Low Row, Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Private, Quiet Location With Stunning Moorland Views And Great For Walking Or Relaxing

4 bedroom traditional stone cottage which sleeps 7. 3 luxury bathrooms. Big kitchen diner, sitting room, wood burning stove and underfloor heating. There is a boot room for drying and storing walking gear. The a small terraced garden which faces south has stunning views and there is plenty of parking for 4 cars and storage area in the shed for bikes. Garden is small with big drops so not suitable for small children to play ball games.

The perfect get away, peaceful and remote. However there is a great gastro pub in walking distance and shops in the nearby village of Reeth 4 miles away.

Situated in an elevated position above the village of Low Row in Swaledale in North Yorkshire with superb views of hay meadows, the river Swale and moorland.

Access is by track which is steep in parts and inaccessible in snow/ice.

Refurbished to a very high standard and very modern inside. Family friendly with high chair, cot and toys, and ideal as a base for exploring the Dales. Lovely walks from the door and great mountain biking.

Sorry no dogs. No smoking. Not suitable for stag or hen nights or for wheelchairs.

This is a family friendly get away.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Louise Baltesz
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2017

About Louise Baltesz

We are a family who love the Dales and have been visiting Swaledale since our children were tiny. They have grown up as dual nationals (We live in the South West!) and have both now left home, but continue to love to visit Swaledale for every holiday.

We love the peace and quiet, the walking and the birds and wildlife.

We had the opportunity to buy Laykin in 2005 and Nell Tom in 2012 and have enjoyed both renovation projects and the chance to spend time there ourselves as well as letting the properties out.

Louise Baltesz purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Louise Baltesz chose North Yorkshire

We have been on holiday in Swaledale every year for 20 years and we had been toying with the idea of buying a holiday home which we could use regularly and then rent out to help pay some bills.

We love Swaledale in all its moods, from tranquil summer days when the meadows are a riot of colourful flowers and the hills are alive with the calls of Curlew, lapwing and grouse, the vivid purple of the heather in August, the splendour of the Autumn leaves and finally the snow of winter.

When we found Laykin, we fell in love with its stunning views of the dale. It was a long but enjoyable project doing it up. We finished it in 2009.

It is easy to get to Laykin from either the A1 or M6. We think Swaledale has some of the best walking in the country without the crowds of the Lake District.

What makes this cottage unique

Laykin has stunning views and plenty of space outside and inside to sit and look at them.

It sits on its own approached by its own private road and has plenty of parking.

It has its own garden and patio to sit and enjoy the views or have a BBQ. There is week of walks from the back door.

The house has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and in all the bathrooms.

3 of the bedrooms have super king-size beds which can be split into twins.

There is a log burner in the sitting room. A rayburn and an electric fan oven and hob in the kitchen. The house has broadband, wifi, and free view on the TV.

There is a dedicated boot room to dry wet kit and a utility room with a washing machine and dryer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just had 3 perfect days up at your beautiful cottage. We wanted to pass on our congratulations to you for all you have done to make it so lovely. I can only imagine the blood, sweat and tears it must have taken – but so worth it! You really have amazing taste – the soft furnishings are bang on. It is the quality of finish which really stands out though. The floors, bathrooms, windows – well just everything! The cottage was also beautifully clean (gorgeous smelling bedlinen!) and we really appreciated the tea tray and fudge, etc. Well done to whoever does the house-keeping!

We were all extremely impressed with the little touches – for example the torches everywhere, the information files, the before and after book. This kind of attention to detail is really appreciated. We spent the whole weekend marvelling at everything!

We have been going to Swaledale for years and we are now enjoying introducing it to our two young children (box of toys was a winner for them!
Mar 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just had 3 perfect days up at your beautiful cottage. We wanted to pass on our congratulations to you for all you have done to make it so lovely. I can only imagine the blood, sweat and tears it must have taken – but so worth it! You really have amazing taste – the soft furnishings are bang on. It is the quality of finish which really stands out though. The floors, bathrooms, windows – well just everything! The cottage was also beautifully clean (gorgeous smelling bedlinen!) and we really appreciated the tea tray and fudge, etc. Well done to whoever does the house-keeping!

We were all extremely impressed with the little touches – for example the torches everywhere, the information files, the before and after book. This kind of attention to detail is really appreciated. We spent the whole weekend marvelling at everything!

We have been going to Swaledale for years and we are now enjoying introducing it to our two young children (box of toys was a winner for them!
Mar 2010
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8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

A great property!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property is quality - both in terms of the location and the quality of the cottage and furnishings.

The views are fantastic looking out across Swaledale. We had no trouble with the drive up to the cottage in a family car.

The cottage was immaculately presented and fitted out with high quality furnishings. It is very well equipped.

The owners were really helpful . We met them during our stay and they made us feel very welcome.

The Punch Bowl Inn is walking distance and does excellent food.

The cottage is an excellent base for walking with many different walks directly from the door, or for just relaxing with great views of the dale from the garden and the rooms.

Highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday at Laykin and hope you will be back to the Dales soon. Kind regards Louise
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5

Complete holiday home with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Looks old on the outside but very modern and well equiped on the inside and with very well thought out luxury and tastefullly done. Nice walks from the house and in the area and plenty of sights to see in and around the dales.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good holiday. We heard that you had visited the pub and that you hadn't seen your children for most of the week as they enjoyed playing in the fields on the swings and being outdoors so much! Come back again soon.
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5

Wonderful setting, amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The drive up to the cottage was steep but we were rewarded with the most spectacular setting and views. The accommodation was of a very high standard; very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped, with a really lovely Welcome basket. Plenty of bathrooms/showers. Beds/bedrooms very comfy,.

We loved being isolated high up on the hillside- and just as well as it was a good walk to the Pub, although the Punchbowl was excellent, friendly , and very good, reasonably priced food. The whole area was beautifully unspoiled with many great tea shops/pubs etc, and lots to do activity-wise. The owner Louise was very friendly and very helpful. We would highly recommend this property for a perfect home-from-home holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and the views so much.
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5

Fantastic in every way.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit and it just keeps getting better and better as we get to know the area. The cottage is so beautiful and immaculately clean (full marks to the housekeeper). The views from Laykin are simple amazing and it's difficult to drag yourself away. However, we did manage to pull on the walking boots and had some wonderful walks directly from the cottage.We have previously visited in July, but May was perfect for walking.We had one rainy day, so decided to walk to the local for lunch which we would thoroughly recommend. Great value and friendly staff. Laykins owners have thought of everything and we always feel at home the moment we arrive.The only thing we didn't like was having to leave. We will certainly be returning for a fourth time- hopefully very soon. I think it would be very difficult to find somewhere to top Laykin.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a lovely holiday. It's such a wonderful place to unwind and relax. So many guests just love sitting on the wall watching the world go by, you are not the only ones who struggled to leave to go walking and didn't want to go home. Come back soon!
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5

Exceptional Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

No amount of words could possibly do Laykin Cottage justice. It is an absolutely outstanding holiday cottage set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings with awe-inspiring views across Swaledale. The cottage is immaculate throughout and no expense has been spared by the owners in making this a home from home, the cottage has everything you could wish for. On reading previous reviews regarding the track up to the cottage I can truly say I had no problems whatsoever driving up the track in my Ford Focus. The owners are very friendly, on our first week staying at Laykin we had a bit of a family emergency and Louise could not have been more understanding and helpful. A lot of hours have been spent by the owners to provide comprehensive information about the surrounding area, places to visit, local walks etc. We have already recommended Laykin to friends and family and are already looking to book again for next year. This cottage definitely deserves far more than 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. Glad to know that you had such a wonderful holiday and were comfortable at Laykin Cottage. We agree that the views are some of the best in the world from there, and look forward to welcoming you back for a relaxing holiday next year. Glad also to hear that you weren't phased by the track!
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5

Excellent accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, Laykin Cottage was clean, warm and very welcoming. The views are stunning. The owner has been a pleasure to deal with when making the booking they provided very comprehensive and detailed instructions on how to get to Laykin and how to negotiate the slope and hairpin bend up to the cottage. It was never a problem for us at all. The beds, bathrooms and kitchen are of the highest order and we especially enjoyed cooking on the Rayburn. The lounge is lovely and cosy with comfortable sofas and a superb wood burner. The Welcome Pack was very generous with lots of locally produced goods. We visited The Bridge Inn at Grinton for lunch. The food was superb.The walk from behind the Cottage across to Blades and down to the Punch Bowl Inn for lunch is worth doing, the views are again, spectacular! This is THE BEST self catering accommodation we have stayed in and we have been to Swaledale many times, it's so beautiful. We will be returning to Laykin soon for another lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill, We are overwhelmed by your wonderful review, thank you so much. Delighted you loved your stay so much, and it is great to hear what you got up to! Kind regards Louise and Jonathan
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Location

From the Owner

We have been on holiday in Swaledale every year for 20 years and we had been toying with the idea of buying a holiday home which we could use regularly and then rent out to help pay some bills. We love Swaledale in all its moods, from tranquil summer days when the meadows are a riot of colourful flowers and the hills are alive with the calls of Curlew, lapwing and grouse, the vivid purple of the heather in August, the splendour of the Autumn leaves and finally the snow of winter. When we found Laykin, we fell in love with its stunning views of the dale. It was a long but enjoyable project doing it up. We finished it in 2009. It is easy to get to Laykin from either the A1 or M6. We think Swaledale has some of the best walking in the country without the crowds of the Lake District.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 68 Miles Nearest Barpub : Low Row The Punch Bowl Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Hull at 115 Miles Nearest Golf : Catterick at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Darlington at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1M at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Low Row The Punch Bowl Inn at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : From the door in winter at 1 Metres Nearest Beach : Whitby at 75 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Riding, walking, bird watching, cycling, caving, photography.

Coast/Beach:

There is a small sandy beach within 5 minutes of the house on the banks of the river Swale.

Travel:

Best airports are Leeds Bradford or Newcastle- both around an hour and a half's drive.

Distances:

Reeth 4 miles

Leyburn 9 miles

Hawes 15 miles

Richmond and Catterick 17 miles

Kirby Stephen 21 miles

Darlington 35 miles

Northallerton 30 miles

Further Details:

Reeth (4 miles) has 2 shops, a bakery, petrol station and garage, cashpoint machine, tearooms, ice cream parlour, newsagents, book shop and pottery as well as restaurants, pubs and cafes also a market on Fridays.

Leyburn (9miles) has supermarkets and delicatessens, pie shops, banks, walking/outdoor shops, restaurants and market on Fridays also newsagents and bookshop, sewing shop, sweetie shop.

Hawes has local shops, walking shops, antique shops, the creamery where Wensleydale is made, post office and gift shops, wonderful old fashioned sweetie shop, restaurants and pubs and a cattle market.

Richmond has Co-op supermarket, shops and all the usual amenities of a market town plus, museum and castle and waterfalls also a cinema.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
February Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
Low
26 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£546
for 3 nights
From
£182
£695
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Low
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£845
for 7 nights
£845
 
 
May Day Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Birdwatching Heaven
7 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Hay Meadow Flowering
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
High Summer
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
Indian Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£546
for 3 nights
From
£182
£695
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 7 nights
£1,295
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please call us to make a booking. Booking is not secure until receipt of a deposit of one third of the value of the booking. Payment in full 6 weeks before the holiday.

Contrary to what Owner's Direct state, if you cancel your booking 30 days or less before your booking, you will lose your deposit and unless we can relet, we will have to keep the remainder of your holiday booking amount. If we can relet the week, we will refund you the value of your holiday, if we can sell it for the same price- if not, the value of what we have let it for, minus an admin fee of £50.
For short breaks we only accept full payment as they are usually only possible at the last minute.

Changeover Day:
Saturday from 4pm. Departure by 10am.
More flexibility on short breaks in low season. Short breaks can be taken within a month of booking. If the dates you need are not available we can suggest another similar cottage very nearby. Do get in touch!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Laykin has stunning views and plenty of space outside and inside to sit and look at them. It sits on its own approached by its own private road and has plenty of parking. It has its own garden and patio to sit and enjoy the views or have a BBQ. There is week of walks from the back door. The house has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and in all the bathrooms. 3 of the bedrooms have super king-size beds which can be split into twins. There is a log burner in the sitting room. A rayburn and an electric fan oven and hob in the kitchen. The house has broadband, wifi, and free view on the TV. There is a dedicated boot room to dry wet kit and a utility room with a washing machine and dryer.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom one and two- romantic double ended bath with shower over. Thermostatic controls. Vanity sink and loo. Mixer taps, heated towel rail, underfloor heating and romantic lighting. Shower room - 90cm square tray. Heated towel rail.Under floor heating.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Bed splits into twin beds as needed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin room can be made into a double room but it will be cosy
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super kingsize bed and fabulous views Bedroom 2 with super kingsize bed which can also be split into 2 twins also fabulous views- space for cot Bedroom 3 with twin beds and large warderobe Bedroom 4 a single with a desk

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We provide toys and children's books and have high chair, stair gates and travel cot. Children most welcome. There are drops from the garden wall so children need to be supervised outside. Outside: Patio, garden, barbecue, outdoor furniture, peace and quiet, lovely views. Plenty of parking. Amazing views. Good chance to see wildlife. No neighbours. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier, belfast sink, hoover and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and linen provided. Welcome pack. Other: Boot and drying room with lots of hanging space and heated towel rail.

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