Toad's Croak

Healaugh near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 25957)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • A TripAdvisor Member
    August 2014
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    “Wonderful Cottage”
    This is a spacious, comfortable cottage in a small village in Swaledale, which is an exceptionally beautiful location. It is easy to get to a variety of places of interest and the scenery is just breathtaking. We have now stayed twice and may book again for an autumn holiday.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A stone-built terraced cottage located in the centre of the pretty hamlet of Healaugh, just over a mile from Reeth.

Skillfully renovated, the property is full of character and charm with a real Dales personality, and boasts many original features such as old beams and exposed stonework.

A lovely Reeth cottage, featuring a spacious sitting room, complete with a cosy open fire and a delightful small, enclosed patio area with open views of the Swaledale countryside.

The main bedroom has a wonderful feel and offers a lovely space and the added benefit of views across the open countryside, fantastic to wake up to on every morning of your holiday.

This delightful Healaugh cottage has several walks from the door, with Reeth a pleasant half hour walk away along the river.

The popular Dales village of Reeth boasts a selection of shops and pubs, all based around a large central green.

The historical market town of Richmond is just a short drive away with its interesting castle, theatre, military museum and wonderful architecture.

The town's amenities are scattered around a large cobbled market square, and there is a weekly market where a wide range of goods can be purchased.

The popular Wensleydale town of Leyburn is also just a short drive with its good mix of tea rooms, quaint gift shops and convenience stores and provides the entrance to the stunning Wensleydale countryside, with its green rolling hills and dry stone walls providing shelter for the thousands of sheep that graze in these dales.

Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall, are also all within easy driving distance from your Healaugh cottage.

An ideal location for touring the Yorkshire Dales and Moors and the perfect base for your break, at any time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath and basin. Separate WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Oil and electricity inc. in rent
  • Fuel for open fire available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Load/unload outside property only, ample parking available on the village green 50 yards away on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1.25 miles
  • Note: WiFi available from BT Openzone hotspot (available to BT customers only)
  • Note: Max
  • 4 people, including infants.

About the location


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).

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas