The Old Miner's Cottage

Hurst near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 939098)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Bland
    June 2017
    “A piece of heaven on earth truly ...”
    A piece of heaven on earth truly idyllic very relaxing.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming terraced Swaledale cottage in the hamlet of Hurst, just five miles from Reeth.

This former lead miner's cottage enjoys the benefits of a rural setting with stunning far reaching views of the surrounding moorland.

Set over two floors, the cottage has an abundance of living space with two cosy lounges on the ground floor, as well as a delightful conservatory where you can sit and take in the magnificent views.

The ground floor also features a kitchen/diner where you can enjoy meals and discuss where your next day out will take you.

Upstairs are two quiet bedrooms, one double and one twin room served by a family bathroom.

Fabulous walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep, where you will find yourself situated high up in the breathtaking moorland that leads over to Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

Nearby, the popular village of Reeth offers superb pubs and places to eat, making for an excellent spot to recharge the batteries before embarking on the return leg back to the cottage.

A charming holiday base in a stunning area of the country!


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with open fire. Snug. Conservatory.


  • Oil central heating with electric heaters and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and coal and logs for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: WiFi can be slow.

About the location


Reeth 5 miles; Richmond 10 miles.

Hurst is a small, scattered hamlet, formerly populated by lead miners in the 19th century, situated high up in the breathtaking moorland that leads over to Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Nearby, the popular village of Reeth, which dates back to Saxon times, is dominated by its large village green and has a good range of shops, pubs and eating places. Askrigg, better known to millions as Darrowby in TV's James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, along with Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, Hardraw Force (England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft) and the market town of Richmond, with its castle ruins and famous Georgian Theatre, are within driving distance. The thriving market towns of Leyburn and Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, together with Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum, are also places not to be missed. This area is the heart of Dales farming country, and by the time you return home, the famous Swaledale sheep will be a familiar sight! A lovely base for your Yorkshire break.

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