The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Traditionally made cheese, a hardy breed of sheep, England's fastest flowing river and dazzling wildflower meadows…just a few things this remote northern dale is famous for. If you fancy escaping the 9-to-5 routine, try a Swaledale cottage.
Whatever the season, this scenically spectacular valley never fails to impress. Stay in spring and don't miss a trip to Thwaite, when its protected hay and wildflower meadows transform the landscape into a riot of colour. For sweeping 360-degree views, enjoy a tipple in Britain's highest pub, the legendary Till Hill Inn.
From gentle rambles to day-long treks, miles of trails weave across the countryside. Follow the walks of writer, Alfred Wainwright, who studied the area in great detail or, for interesting circular walks and welcome refreshments, head for Reeth, Swaledale's charming 'capital'.
The region is steeped in history and folklore, with remnants from the Vikings, Romans and other such characters - even today village place names and the local dialect reflect the Viking tongue. Learn about the lead-mining industry at the Swaledale Museum and the skills of the blacksmith at the Old Working Smithy Museum.
Love music? The Swaledale Festival showcases all kinds of musical performances and is a great time to plan a stay in a Swaledale cottage. And remember to sample some tasty Swaledale Cheese, thought to have been introduced by Norman monks back in the 11th Century.
So for outdoor fun at its best or simply a place to relax and unwind, retreat to one of our Swaledale cottages soon!
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1 Chestnut Garth | West Witton near Leyburn | Yorkshire Dales - South
Spacious semi-detached cottage, in Wensleydale village of West Witton. Traditional style and stone with modern comforts. Leyburn 4 miles, Hawes 13 miles.
High Garth | West Witton near Leyburn | Yorkshire Dales - South
Superb detached West Witton cottage, with wonderful Wensleydale views. Two mins walk to good pubs. Spacious, well furnished accommodation. Leyburn 4 miles.
2 Ivy Dene Cottages | West Witton near Leyburn | Yorkshire Dales - South
A stone-built cottage in the centre of West Witton village, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Romantic retreat. Walking distance to pubs and shop. Many tourist attractions close by. Leyburn 4 miles.
York House | Hudswell near Richmond | Yorkshire Dales - North
Outstanding, stone-built, detached Hudswell cottage in this pretty Swaledale village. Woodburner, en-suites, views of Swale Valley. Richmond 2 miles.
East Stonelea | Aysgarth near Hawes | Yorkshire Dales - South
Cosy cottage at the gable end of a row of quaint cottages in the village of Aysgarth. Open fire and village pub on the doorstep - an ideal base all year round. Hawes 8 miles.
Pinehurst | Thornton Rust near Aysgarth | Yorkshire Dales - South
Excellent detached cottage in pretty Yorkshire Dales village of Thornton Rust. Open fire and woodburner. Flexible sleeping accommodation. Aysgarth 2 miles.
Topsy-Turvy Cottage | Worton near Askrigg and Hawes | Yorkshire Dales - South
A lovely semi-detached stone cottage in Worton. Character features throughout including beams and stonework. Lovely views. Askrigg 1 mile.
Lavender Cottage | Richmond, Swaledale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Charming end terraced Richmond cottage 15 mins walk from town centre. Welcoming accommodation, one pet welcome, open countryside and river 5 mins walk.
Harmby Moor Farm Cottage | Harmby near Leyburn | Yorkshire Dales - South
Comfortable Leyburn cottage on working dairy farm, 1 mile from Harmby. Attractive bedrooms, open fire, large field for ball games. Leyburn 2 miles.
Foxglove Cottage | Richmond, Swaledale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Delightful mid-terrace cottage on edge of market town of Richmond. Cosy accommodation, ideal for a break in wonderful Swaledale. Barnard Castle 10 miles.