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Riverside hamlet by meadows, pasture, moor and woods. Garden, parking, free WiFi

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious, well-equipped house. 2 en-suite bedrooms with views over river, pasture and moor. Walk, bike or drive from the door. Come, breathe clean air; listen to the quiet.

Whaw is the northernmost hamlet in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Prettily set, by a river and SSI (Special Scientific Interest) meadows, below moor, pasture and woods. It is a haven from the hurley-burley of urban life. Guests love its peace and tranquility, away from noise and crowds. You can walk or bike from the door, leaving your cars secure in a gated yard. Or just sit in the garden and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of nature - and, perhaps visits from a hedgehog or, occasionally, a red squirrel or roe deer. Walkers, birdwatchers, botanists and photographers love it here and with no light pollution, the night sky can be stunning. When is best to come? Winter is magical, walking through fresh snow on a clear, full moon-lit night. Spring echoes to the haunting call of curlew, lapwing and black grouse, heralding the lambing season. In May and June meadows are a blaze of golden yellow and buzzing bees. Summer brings the country fairs of old England. Experience autumnal light and colour and appreciate JMW Turner's artistic inspiration. Come - rest, recharge, recover.

We very much regret that we don't accept dogs - our own is perfectly friendly with people but he's not sociable with other dogs. Sorry.

Those wanting to bring young children - we suggest neither house nor furnishings are suited to very young children; please contact us for further detail.

Finally, we are comparatively remote. Your mobile 'phone may not work and, although complementary Wi-Fi is provided, internet connection its speed and bandwidth isn't suitable for gaming or streaming movies.

More Details

Property Manager
Joyce Best
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

About Joyce Best

Joyce and Chris are both Yorkshire born and bred. Joyce was born and spent her childhood on a remote, moor top farm, above Little Beck near Whitby. Chris spent his childhood around Wakefield. They lived most of their working lives in the south of England or abroad - in Germany, the far east and in Canada. After 4 years in London, they both welcomed a job move to Preston in Lancashire which, they felt, gave them good access to the great National Parks. But they found the Peak and the Lake District frustratingly busy and outrageously expensive. Cue a day walk to Arkengarthdale and they were hooked. Three months later they spent 3 weeks camping and walking the Dales; they knew, then, that this was where they wanted to settle in. Regrets? None.

Joyce Best purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Joyce Best chose North Yorkshire

Joyce and Chris 'discovered' the Yorkshire Dales National Park in June 1995; 15 months later they moved into their own Nirvana at Chapel Farm establishing a tea room and B&B which proved popular and enduring. However, they found themselves increasingly tied to the comfort and enjoyment of their guests and they had less and less time of their own to enjoy this stunning region. After much consideration, and a reluctance to live anywhere else, they decided to convert the B&B into self-catering accommodation. They continue living in the adjacent annex. They're close enough to help if necessary but will not intrude on your privacy.

This is a place for all seasons - somewhere you really can rest, recover and recharge body and soul in true peace and harmony. Listen to the quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

Chapel Farm is, by self-catering standards, a substantial cottage for 4. The cottage is thought to be more than 200 years old and was, in the late 19th Century, 2 discrete cottages accommodating lead miners and their families.

Whaw is a quiet hamlet of 10 dwellings, sitting astride a small river, the Arkle Beck. It is very quiet, save for the sounds of nature and during lambing and haytime.

It really is a wonderful spot for those with an interest in birds, wild plants, photography and the lead mining industry. It is well-situated as a base from which to explore other Dales within the National Park or for day visits further afield. It's somewhere to enjoy your own company.

There are excellent hostelries, some enjoying national renown, within 5 miles - the nearest is the CB Inn, 1.5 miles away, an acclaimed gastro pub. A short walk down the road takes you to The Red Lion Inn - a proper pub, run by the same family for more than 40 years. The Red Lion is rumoured to be amongst the most filmed hostelries of Yorkshire. A few miles t'other way is the famous Tan Hill Inn, set at 1,732 feet above sea level - making it the highest pub in the UK.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a lovely, relaxing holiday and have appreciated the peace, quiet and great beauty of this place. The cottage has been very cosy and we have appreciated, too, all the equipment installed here (instruction booklets very useful!). Thank you, too, to Chris and Joyce for their helpfulness and friendliness. Wonderful walking country.
Apr 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Arkengarthdale in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms are en-suite with power shower, wash-hand basin and WC. Each has a clock-radio. Both are centrally centrally heated and have towel/bathroom radiators. The double en-suite is windowless, the twin's has a window. Hot water bottles provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double - 4' 6" (1.4 metre) double bed, firm base, kicking board. Touch bedside lamps. Window seat. Bedroom 2 - Twin - two x 30" (0.75 metre) antique beds on springs. Both bedrooms overlook garden, river and up toward the high moor.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Lights in kitchen and corridors are operated by sensor. Fires will be laid and, in winter, usually lit before guests arrive. Pillows and duvets are goose down; Non-allogenic bedding can be provided on request. Wi-Fi is delivered via satellite which is usually fast enough to browse, deal with email and short video clips. If usage gets close to our monthly allowance, the company throttles back our speed. It is not suitable for gaming or downloading movies. Except for the space 150 yards away, on the other side of the river and between our neighbours' houses, or for a few hundred yards on the top of the moor, there is no mobile 'phone coverage in Whaw but a signal can be picked up on the road about 3 miles away from Whaw. Outside: The south-facing garden, high-walled garden is a real sun-trap. It is laid to lawn with flower-bed borders. A bird cherry dominates the garden and provides a refuge for the many visiting birds. There are stone tables and old pews. A bunker houses fuel the cottage's solid fuel supply. An area sufficient for 2 cars to park is allocated in the yard. Guests are asked to close drive and garden gates as soon as they finish using them (keeps sheep and cattle out). Utility Room: At the foot of the stairs, in the old dairy (ideal for storing beer and wine!), is the utility room with washer-drier, chest freezer, iron and board, washing basket, Dyson cleaner, cleaning materials and utensils and plenty of open shelf storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is provided and beds made up prior to guests' arrival. Each guest is provided with bath and hand towels. Tea towels and cleaning cloths and materials are provided. Fresh linen and towels are left for guests staying longer than a week. Other: The spacious Dining Room, with its beamed ceiling, wooden floor, 'clippie' rugs, and beautiful fireplace is a refuge in which to pore over maps, books or to watch birds on the feeders. Six can sit in comfort at the table. CD player/iPod/iPhone Dock.

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Not to be missed if you are looking for an excellent standard of accommodation, unrivalled scenery within the Yorkeshire moors and friendly and obliging hosts. Thank you Chris and Joyce and if we ever get back to the UK we will be on your doorstep again. For people reading this, Just Go There!!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

As good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

A few miles outside the village of Reeth ; remote but not too remote. All the comforts of home and the perfect hosts, Chris and Joyce.

A great opportunity to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Why haven't we been here before?

  • 4 of 5

Our first visit to the Yorkshire dales was spent at Chapel Farm Cottage in Whaw. No, we hadn't heard of it either! But what a place to recharge your batteries, to enjoy amazing scenery, to discover timeless villages, to walk the hills and dales, to enjoy good food and drink and, above all, to enjoy peace and quiet!

The two bedroomed cottage was all we'd hoped for - comfortable and well-equipped. A downstairs toilet would have been welcomed but the exercise did us good! A car is essential if you want to explore the area - but we'd do it again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Summer 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat
£385
£1,200
 
 
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£425
£1,350
 
 
Late Summer 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£180
for 2 nights
From
£90
From
£95
Fri,Sat
£385
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£330
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£420
 
 
Winter 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£285
£650
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£100
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£425
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£285
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:


Letter detailing access and administrative matters will be posted or emailed to you about a week before occupancy.

Changeover Day:
Friday is our preferred day, but we can usually be flexible.

Notes on prices:
DISCOUNTS FOR WEEKLY BOOKINGS

5% if booking for 2 or more consecutive weeks or if booking more than 4 calendar months in advance


15% last-minute - if booked within 3 weeks of occupancy May to September inclusive.

DISCOUNTS FOR SHORT BREAKS OUTSIDE OF HIGH SEASONS

(No Other Discounts for Short Breaks)


2 Days - 35% off full price
3 Days - 25%off full price
4 Days - 20% off full price
5 Days - 15% off full price
6 Days - 5% off full price

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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