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The Reading Rooms

Oughtershaw near Buckden, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 5414)

4.5

Very good

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage is characterful, in a lovely location, ideal for walking in the hills from the house.”

    It was warm, clean and the kitchen was well equipped. Downside was that some repairs are needed; gas hob needed matches, dishwasher rack broken, bedroom doors are scraping the floor badly. It was also disappointing to arrive to a cold house after a 9 hour drive. Heating not scheduled to come on until the arrival time of 6 pm and someone had unhelpfully left the thermostat at 10 degrees. Once the heating was on it is a beautifully warm cottage. We did however thoroughly enjoy our week in the ...

    It was warm, clean and the kitchen was well equipped. Downside was that some repairs are needed; gas hob needed matches, dishwasher rack broken, bedroom doors are scraping the floor badly. It was also disappointing to arrive to a cold house after a 9 hour drive. Heating not scheduled to come on until the arrival time of 6 pm and someone had unhelpfully left the thermostat at 10 degrees. Once the heating was on it is a beautifully warm cottage. We did however thoroughly enjoy our week in the Dales despite the not so good weather.

    - Sarah, October 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Reading Rooms, Sorry the property was not fully heated when you arrived but glad you found that it heated up quickly. We have reminded our housekeeper to ensure the thermostat is set at a reasonable temperature after they have completed the clean especially considering the milder weather we have been having recently is not set to last. We always encourage our guests to let us know if there are any issues during their stay and if you had done this, we would have rectified the dishwasher issue immediately. It was fully operational before your arrival but the clips holding the rack had fallen off perhaps whilst in use, This has now been rectified for future guests. Thanks again. Property Owner

The property

A fabulous, stone-built detached cottage, set by a lovely river in the small village of Oughtershaw, in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

A former reading room for the village school, this Oughtershaw cottage has been sympathetically renovated to provide first class holiday accommodation.

Set out mainly on the ground floor and finished to a high standard throughout, this Oughtershaw cottage combines modern furnishings and fittings with original features to provide a holiday home of real character and style.

The warm and rustic sitting room features an open double height ceiling with enclosed crossbeams, a staircase to a small mezzanine area, a lovely woodburning stove and French doors to the patio area.

A spacious kitchen with dining area, a delightful bathroom and two lovely bedrooms all ensure that guests have a memorable stay in this premier Dales location, plus outside there is a spacious private garden and a large parking area.

Set in a quiet rural village, this Oughtershaw cottage is perfect to get away from it all and enjoy Dales life at its very best.

A fabulous location, with wonderful walks from the doorstep and just a short drive to a good selection of traditional old pubs and award-winning gastropubs makes this a superb Oughtershaw cottage, whatever the time of year.

Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two king-size double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Small mezzanine sitting/reading area.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious garden area with furniture adjoining the beck
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 6 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: River runs at the bottom of the garden and is not fenced off, children to be supervised at all times

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

OUGHTERSHAW

Buckden 4 miles; Hawes 6 miles.

Oughtershaw is in the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A small hamlet located between its more famous neighbours of Buckden and Hawes, Oughtershaw shares the valley with the likes of Deepdale, Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme. This idyllic Yorkshire Dales hamlet makes the perfect place from which to explore the wonderful scenery and pretty villages of this magnificent Dale. Much of Upper Wharfedale is National Trust owned – an indication of the beauty of its classic countryside, with dry stone walls and barns, important flower-rich hay meadows and valleyside woodland. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best walking areas in the Dales, with The Dales Way passing right through the hamlet. Nearby Hawes is one of the most popular market towns in the Yorkshire Dales, home to the famous Wallace & Gromit Wensleydale cheese with its working factory, museum, visitor’s centre and restaurant. To the south lies Buckden, Kettlewell, where the Calendar Girls was filmed, and the not-to-be missed market towns of Grassington and Skipton.

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