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Reeth 1.25 miles; Low Row 2 miles.
A hillside scattering of traditional farms and cottages make up the tiny hamlet of Healaugh, situated close to the River Swale in beautiful Swaledale. It’s a delightful area with magnificent countryside and stunning views of the valley and surrounding fells. The village of Reeth, within walking distance or just a short drive away, dates back to Saxon times and became of sufficient size and importance to be mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Later it became a centre for hand knitting and local lead mining. Its eighteenth-century houses and hotel clustered around the triangular village green make it one of the very popular Dales villages. Askrigg, better known to millions as Darrowby in TV's James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small", is just a short drive away as well as Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force (England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft).
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Healaugh 1 mile. One of three beautiful Grade II listed stone-built detached cottages, in a hillside scattering of farms and cottages across the river from Low Row, with stunning views of the surrounding Swaledale countryside. Skilfully renovated, the cottage is full of character and charm. Relax in the cosy sitting room with woodburner, enjoy original features such as old beams and stone floors, or cosy up with a good book in the lovely 'snug' which adjoins the king-size double master bedroom, itself offering breathtaking views across the valley. Beautiful walks are on the doorstep, whilst Low Row, a 20 minute walk 'down the hill' has a traditional village pub with outstanding real ales on tap. This first class property is 3 miles from Reeth, with a good selection of pubs, whilst Hawes, Leyburn and Richmond are a short drive away. Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force are also within easy driving distance. An ideal location for a romantic break! Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1568, South Cottage, to accommodate 8 people.
One king-size double bedroom. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area & woodburner. First floor landing area 'snug' with electric stove.
Electric storage heaters with woodburner in sitting room, electric stove in snug. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, video, CD player/radio, books/ games/CDs. Fuel, power & initial supply of fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Welcome pack on arrival. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private garden area with furniture & BBQ. Patio with swinging chair & breathtaking views. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops & pub 3 miles. Note: Cottage is accessed via a steep, smooth road.
Note: The 2014 Tour de France route through Swaledale is visible from this cottage. It will be possible to view the peleton at Aysgarth and then cross back to the cottage to follow the riders as they pass through Low Row in Swaledale, or view the climb up onto the moor towards Leyburn. Contact the owner for more information.
Previous visitors' comments about East Cottage:
Care was taken to make us feel welcome on arrival. The general comfort of the cottage in its wonderful situation.
Mr McDonald, Carnoustie, October 2012
The accommodation was excellent. Location was superb with peace and tranquillity. Superb accommodation with comfortable bed and lovely bedroom and snug.
Miss Spence, Leicester, September 2012
Swaledale is beautiful and the views from the cottage superb.
Mrs Ford, Harwich, September 2012
The location was perfect. It was hidden away and very picturesque. The cottage was gorgeous. We couldn't fault it.
Dr Dines, Portsmouth, August 2012