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Quiet, Quaint and Homely Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Healaugh, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England-Cosy, Modernised, Peaceful Location In The Centre of Swaledale, Set In Private Grounds

The Bothy is the ideal location for those people who want peace and quiet as it sits in a south facing elevated position in front of a wooded hillside with wonderful views over Swaledale. Private garden and patio with a BBQ. Private undercover parking. WiFi. 2 miles to Reeth with all facilities such as 2 general stores, 3 pubs, all of which serve food,3 teashops, gift shops, post office,a hotel and bakers. The capital of Swaledale is Richmond only 12 miles away, which boasts a Georgian Theatre, and The Green Howards Museum, and of course Richmond Castle built in the region of 1078 and around the castle a lovely walk over looking the river Swale.

Janet Hughes
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Janet Hughes

Swaledale Cottages is a small family run business which has been in existence since 1977. Over those years we have had several properties in different locations in the Dales and now proudly offer three cottages in lovely locations in or near the village of Healaugh (nr.Reeth) in Swaledale. We have a policy of continuous improvement so all of our cottages are both pristine and well equipped. The two properties cater for 2 and 4 people and we have moved towards en-suite facilities. Although all our cottages are 4 Star perhaps the best measure of the satisfaction of our customers is the large number of customers who return again and again. We have customers who have been coming to our cottages every year for the past 20 years and now children of customers are bringing their loved ones.

What makes this cottage unique

The main attraction to The Bothy is the tranquillity, peace and quiet. It is a beautiful area for walking and enjoying the scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have so enjoyed my week away in Swaledale. The cottage is so comfortable and cosy and I have loved the countryside around.
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Healaugh in Reeth, Fremington and Healaugh

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom with WC, Bath with shower over and hand basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with a double bed with a lovely view
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Lounge, Kitchen diner, Double bedroom with double bed, Bathroom with bath and shower Outside: Nice private garden with patio and BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included.


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Quiet, Quaint and Homely Cottage
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Clean,cosy and beautifully situated

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Bothy which is perfectly situated to explore the dales and moors of the surrounding countryside. The place is clean and well equipped and the hosts were very friendly, kind and considerate towards us. I heartily recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you and hopefully we can welcome you back in the future.
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Such a cute, quaint cottage, so quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

The Bothy was lovely, really comfortable and clean. It was so quiet which is something you can only get in such a tranquil place. We had such a nice week, the weather was great, we walked miles in the beautiful countryside. The walks were straight from the door and we tied them in with some stops in the local country pubs in Reeth and Low Row.

The owners were welcoming and friendly, they offered helpful suggestions as to places to visit and things to do. The cottage is also perfect for anyone that loves birds as we saw so many different varieties as we sat in the garden. And of course the chatty geese that welcomed us home each day!

We will definitely be back as we loved our holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Compact, peaceful and off the beaten track

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well kept. In a very peaceful location and, although off the beaten track, close to a good number of places to have lunch or an evening meal. Take sufficient groceries for your stay as there are no supermarkets nearby. This wasn't a problem for us as we know the area well.

The meals at The Punch Bowl in Low Row were superb but the menu was not changed daily as their advertising brochure suggested. However there was a good variety of starters, mains and desserts and no problem with catering for our dairy free requirements.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secret Hide-away in Swaledale

  • 4 of 5

For an away from it all holiday, The Bothy proved to be ideal. Set in picturesque Swaledale, a dale with a character all its own, the location was quiet and very relaxing. The apartment was very warm and cosy with all anyone would need for their stay. There were interesting places to visit locally and in the surrounding area, the roads were good though obviously somewhat restricted in the dale, but travelling over the moor into Wensleydale afforded more open vistas and increased the number of places to visit should you wish. A warm welcome awaits the visitor to this lovely part of Britain.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Very attractive little bothy. Very comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

I couldn't write much in the box above. The only criticisms were that the Wifi was suboptimal and is presumably placed in the adjacent property. Also not used to having to keep an eye on the electricity meters! But lovely bothy.

We had only 2 full days there but managed a couple of long walks despite changeble weather. Also went to Leyburn for half a day. The Bridge in at Grinto was good for a meal.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you had a lovely stay with us. In response to your comments; unfortunately Mr. Cameron's promise of bringing super broadband to the English countryside has not reached us here and BT and TalkTalk seem unable to improve their coverage to us. We have only ever known the speed that we get and have learned to live with it but for someone who has the latest high speed service we assume that you see a difference. You are so lucky to get a good service in other parts of the country, we envy you. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Ideal cosy cottage for couples

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully decorated and well equipt cottage. Really comfortable bed. The setting is in the most lovely part of the dales with superb walks all round. Loved our welcome bottle of wine. So peaceful which is what we both needed. Would highly recommend this cottage to couples who want to get away from it all, but with plenty of beautiful villages in near reach.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Durham and Tees Valley airport 55mins

Both Tyneside(1hr) and Hull (2hrs) have channel ports.

A car is recommended


Reeth 2mls

Richmond 12mls

Leyburn 12mls

Barnard Castle 15mls

Hawes 15mls

Aysgarth Falls 12mls

Fountains Abbey (world heritage site) 1hr 15mins

Harrogate 1hr 15mins

York 1hr 30mins

Durham 1hr 15mins

Lake district less than 2hrs

Further Details:

Reeth is only 3mins from Healaugh and has 2 general stores, a paper shop, a Post Office with cash point, several tourist shops, 3 tearooms, 3 pubs all serving food, an ice cream parlour and a bakers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Healaugh, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2018
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made from our website by completing the booking form. A deposit of 1/3 of the rental is required with the balance being paid on arrival. It is recommended that you telephone or e-mail first to make a provisional booking to avoid disappointment.

Changeover Day:
Change over day for weekly bookings is Saturday. Arrival 4.00pm. Departure 10.00am.

Prices: 2 ngts = £143, 3 ngts = £168.
Mid season: 2 ngts = £168, 3 ngts = £212.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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