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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "The information on the cottage states that towels are NOT provided but bed linen is."

    We took enough bath towels, hand towels, bathmats and tea towels for our stay, which took up a lot of space in our small car, only to find lovely white fluffy towels provided, also tea towels! This misinformation should be rectified on your details. Also it was a bit disconcerting to hear people moving about and talking upstairs, which turned out to be next door, whose bedroom was over our kitchen! It is a very cosy cottage, well fitted and equipped for every need.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.4Jun 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful peaceful hamlet, brilliant pub next door."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7May 2024

  • "Lovely location of cottage, a famous pub just around the corner!"

    Really appreciated the owner sorting the log burner out for our arrival so thank you for that! However the house was very dusty and a little mucky. I have asthma and the headboard was covered in THICK dust!!! It was like nothing had been dusted. We had to rewash items we were going to use such as plates, cups, glasses and cutlery.

    Reviewed by Emma3.4Apr 2024

  • "Only two chairs for a cottage that sleeps four?"

    The floor in each upstairs room is sloping These things could/should be mentioned in the particulars Crockery, glassware, cutlery, kitchen sink, draining board, counter top, table top all grubby (and this is coming from someone not fussy at all) was not a nice experience

    Reviewed by Martin2.5Apr 2024

  • "A wonderful well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Parking was an issue as it’s a small village,however there’s a public car park a two minute walk from cottage.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Mar 2024

  • "Great little cottage."

    walks direct from the door Pub next door... No dogs, no muddy boots, no under 16s lovely pub landlady

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2024

  • "Brilliant place very comfy and cosy no problems what so ever very impressed as usual"

    Reviewed by William5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and location BUT parking was an issue ,had a lady telling us off a few times about where we were parked !"

    !!! NO PARKING WHAT SO EVER but other than that we had a lovely stay.

    We are sorry to hear you had issues with parking and hope this did not spoil your enjoyment. We always find it is fine to park a car directly outside the cottage for loading/unloading but it will understandably cause issues with local residents if left any longer as it obstructs access. There are several free spaces directly opposite the Red Lion pub which is very close to the cottage and it's fine to use these at any time. If none are available there is a large public car park in the village (just a couple of minutes walk away). Parking charges apply between 8am and 6pm but for anyone staying for a week we recommend purchase of a weekly ticket for £15. This is great value as it is also valid for all other Richmondshire DC car parks. Simon Oldfield (owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darryl3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage well stocked and ideally placed for the the area ,the parking could be a issue when going in a more busy time but you can buy a weekly parking ticket for the parking on the main road we were ok this time ."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "Clean comfortable and cosy perfect for our needs."

    Beds comfortable, kitchen had everything we needed great walks direct from the house. 2 good pubs locally, 1 does food and it’s best to book the CB Inn as it’s gets busy. Perfect base, home from home, would book again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Arklehurst."

    Perfect location for us. Lots of lovely walks. Kitchen was a lovely entrance, very spacious and well equipped. However, may I suggest a small welcome basket. For example milk, tea, coffee, biscuits. The shop which is 3 miles does stock all the above and more. But if you arrive late due to the traffic then you’re out of luck. The house was tidy but wouldn’t say clean, there were a lot of cobwebs (that had been there a while) dust on the sides and the shower had mould on (which is obviously known about due to the mould spray that is kept in the bathroom). Overall this was a perfect location for a very quiet break. With fantastic walks and The CB Inn a few miles away for a perfect dinner experience.

    Reviewed by Carly3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spent a lot of time in the well equpiied, spacious kitchen. Sadly it was too warm to use the lovely fire. We just found the sofas uncomfortable and my partner found the bed uncomfortable too. We know it's difficult to find a bed to suit everyone's taste though. We recommend the cottage to anyone wanting a quiet time away in a beautiful area and village.

    Reviewed by Johanna4.4Aug 2023

  • "Cottage comfortable, clean with everything we needed for our good week."

    weather was good but if it hadn't been we would have been comfortable and warm. Good location , parking no problem. Good walking straight from the door with our dog. Arkengarthdale is beautiful and not as busy as other dales, but has the beauty and history on the doorstep. Thank you

    Reviewed by Gilly5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage n a beatiful village."

    Would give a 10 but no outside space for wee dogs. Howeve, path by beck is very close by to let them off for a run! Very comfy and everything you need. Had difficulties with the TV as don't use Sky (but don't on holiday to watch TV! However, maybe a good idea to provide guidance on TV in info pack for future visitors. Would return in future.

    Reviewed by Antonia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with no downsides."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return. Alan

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful situation in the most peaceful surroundings, lovely size cottage felt like a home and not cramped like some holiday let’s."

    Really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2023

  • "Great little cottage."

    Plenty of room, comfortable sleeping, and pub right around the corner. The only thing that could have made it better was clearer understanding of where to park. The first night all the spots in front of the pub were claimed and I could not tell what was permissable parking. But that was sorted the next day and not a big problem, but perhaps something to add to the welcome info for the future.

    Reviewed by Jeff4.4May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage but the pictures are completely inaccurate it’s far nicer inside than the pictures make out"

    Reviewed by William4.4Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay Arklehurst cottage, very comfortable and clean."

    Very quaint village,one problem we had,was with parking,not much space near by,especially if you have a big car. But theirs not much could be done about that. Hope to go back sometime. When the sun shines a little more!!!

    Reviewed by Margaret J5.0Apr 2023

  • "I think this is the fourth time we have stayed at Arklehurst."

    It never disappoints. A fifth stay I would say is a certainty!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Mar 2023

  • "All good"

    Reviewed by Raymond3.8Feb 2023

  • "A great cottage and a fantastic time in the Yorkshire Dales, Langthwaite is a great place to explore Arkengarthdale and the surrounding area."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jan 2023

  • "Really nice cottage, lovely coal burner."

    My only siggestion is the shower... Not very powerful. Could do with an upgrade to a power shower... It did the job though. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jan 2023

  • "Nice cottage, but was disappointed that we could hear the people next door having a washing machine on in the middle of the night which kept us awake."

    Overall, it was comfortable

    Reviewed by Claire2.5Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is clean, comfortable and is well equipped."

    The photos need updating. We needed to park in the public car park twice, but it wasn’t a big problem. Would book this cottage again. It is a great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, cozy, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Being pensioners required the services of the house keeper to work the TV. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Sep 2022

  • "We have had a lovely stay in this traditional Yorkshire cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped with quality utensils & appliances, there's even a very useful slow cooker. Both bedrooms are comfortable & the bathroom has a good shower & heated towel rail! There is most definitely no phone signal in this cottage or the immediate area. However there is a landline for emergencies & for your use should you require it with a honesty box. There are fabulous walks straight from the doorstep & plenty of scenic drives in this beautiful area too. We would return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Sep 2022

  • "Me, my husband and 2 of our grandchildren, plus our dog had a lovely 5 night stay in this beautiful cottage."

    The location was perfect for walks and not too far in car to the nearest village or town. We had some lovely meals in Reeth, The CB Inn was great for food and was very child and dog friendly. The Tan Hill was amazing for food and a great place for kids and dogs. I would highly recommend booking here however, the tiny village where we stayed I found the local residents not to be very enthusiastic about children staying as I'm guessing it's more of an older generations' retreat.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Aug 2022

  • "Had such a lovely peaceful break here with nature on the doorstep , gorgeous surroundings and a lovely village."

    The cottage was so comfortable especially the bed (which is important) we will definately visit again!

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Aug 2022

  • "A lovely location for peace, rest and walking opportunities."

    The photos on the website need updating, and it should be made clear that there is NOT a DVD player. The local CB Inn is excellent for food: we had a great roast there. (booking advisable).

    Reviewed by Anne3.4Jul 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage in quiet location."

    Just what we like, plenty of walks from the door. Comfortable accommodation and lovely to have a fire and all the sticks, coal etc provided for those cold wet evenings in June! Storage heaters also worked well. Only drawback was we had to clean oven before we could use it and no kitchen towel provided to mop up the grease. New kitchen and redecoration (since previous photos on web site ) looks great.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7May 2022

  • "Pretty little cottage, nicely furnished (comfy new sofas), good bed-linen and towels, and well equipped (soap, washing up liquid, kitchen and loo roll etc, plus local info)."

    Definitely need darker main bedroom curtains so you don’t wake at 4.30am, and a decent reading light downstairs. Loved the heated towel rail. Heard a few crashes, bangs and voices through the wall as so quiet there, but recompensed by birdsong, owls hooting, pheasants calling and church bell counting the hours. Shame there’s no outside space, but loads of open fields and walking from front door, including lovely river walk. Had trouble with TV but the pleasant engineer resolved that (mostly!).

    Reviewed by Judy4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage to stay in - very clean, easy to access and great location."

    Beds were comfortable, kitchen well equipped (had a cafetiere), wifi worked well, cosy living room with good stove. Slightly missed the random selection of books and games that some places have. Warmly recommend staying here!

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Feb 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay!"

    Very comfortable and warm (which in February was a real bonus). The Red Lion pub is less than a minute to walk, but be aware that no dogs are allowed, given the size of the pub this is a good idea. The CB Inn is great for food (Sunday lunch was great!). All in all, I can’t recommend this cottage enough and if you like walking you’re in for a real treat! We WILL be back!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the peacefull setting in Langthwaite."

    A good base for some walking in unspoilt countryside.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2022

  • "Hi. A lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Very generous hosts, there was a wonderful welcome package on arrival, full of Yorkshire treats and the fire had been lit, and the Christmas decoration were lovely. It is rare that fuel/kindling is supplied for a whole week - and so that too was generous and most welcome. The cottage is a great size and it is possible to walk straight from the door up on to the moors and have some lovely walks. Really wonderful cottage and setting. Thank you for your generosity both with the fuel and treats!

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Dec 2021

  • "Really nice, relaxing stay."

    Only wish it was for longer! As some other reviews say, the photos don’t do Arklehurst justice! Will definitely come back one day, thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2021

  • "A second visit to this cottage."

    a great place in marvelous walking country. The pub next door is a gem.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "This cottage was perfect clean comfortable everything that was needed was there in a lovely little community"

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cozy, homely cottage a pleasure to return home to after walking the three peaks and Dales and lighting the log burner."

    We had a great stay, I love Yorkshire and will definitely be back. The village is really quiet and peaceful and loads of walks for us and the dogs.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was such a well located, beautifully presented and cosy cottage, and as Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, the kitchen particularly was really well equipped."

    There is even a slow cooker which we used a couple of times when we were out walking for the day. Roger the caretaker was very thoughtful and gave us a ring to check everything was okay when we landed. We loved it here and have already booked to come back over New Year!

    Reviewed by Becky4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful area."

    Walks from the door all over the place. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a gorgeous little village."

    Great base for exploring local Dales and towns. Fantastic local pub (CB Inn), family and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Becky4.7Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with a superb location."

    We had a wonderful break. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage in a very special rural location with lots of local walks."

    Parking was occasionally difficult and the local car park requires payment, which was not clear in the details online.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful location."

    We have had a fantastic week at Arklehurst. The cottage was really cosy, clean and well appointed. Village and locals were very friendly. Dog walking was beautiful and straight from the door. Sadly we were unable to book an evening meal at the CB, no fault of theirs - very busy due to Covid restrictions and everyone wanting to go there. Red Lion was just lovely, not a problem with the dogs outside. Would thoroughly recommend, and hope to return one day. Do take food supplies as nearest big supermarket is a little way away.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a stunning location with fantastic walks from the doorstep."

    It is an ideal home from home - warm and cosy with everything you need for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2020

  • "We have stayed in langthwaite before but this was the first time in Arklehurst ..."

    We have stayed in langthwaite before but this was the first time in Arklehurst and it was more than expected it was cosy and warm and so welcoming and homely we will definitely be booking this cottage again next year

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect as always"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week and it felt home from home."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2019

  • "Difficulty parking, had messages on windscreen a couple of mornings, beautiful walks for the dogs."

    Travelled through some beautiful villages and market towns.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was exceptional and we were greeted with a Christmas bundle of goodies which was very welcome and totally unexpected."

    It was a great holiday, many thanks for a great Christmas.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is our 5th time at this lovely cottage."

    We feel at home the moment we walk in.It is clean,warm and very comfortable.As usual we walked every day only using the car for one hike.We are looking forward to visit No.6. mick ,jane and ruby the spaniel.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2018

  • "Everything was a comfortable and of good quality."

    Very good holiday. Nice walks and a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2018

  • "Needs a new matters on double bed as it sinks down in the middle and not very ..."

    Needs a new matters on double bed as it sinks down in the middle and not very compy also stairs a bit narrow and slippery

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Aug 2018

  • "Great location, lovely walks straight from the door."

    Reviewed by Daniel3.8Jun 2018

  • "I am just home from enjoying a great week staying in Arklehurst and I am missing it already."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable and equipped with everything you could need. The walks from the door are fantastic, my dogs were in seventh heaven as was I. I am really missing the peace and quiet, no noise but the bleating of sheep and the sound of rushing water. The only thing I missed was having some outside space to sit in the sun at the end of the day but that is clear from the details so is not a criticism. It's a pity the Red Lion doesn't allow dogs in but the CB Inn just up the road does and they were very friendly and welcoming . The food was good too! All in all I am very happy with my stay and will very likely book Arklehurst again. Thank you for sharing this very special corner of Yorkshire with me.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2018

  • "Parking for the cottage is nightmare if you go out for the day and don't get back before 5-30pm you have nowhere to park."

    I parked on the roadside nowhere near any houses agood 5 minute walk from the cottage. When I went the next morning I found a rude note on my windscreen telling me not to park there as it was private property although it was a public highway with no restriction signs at all.

    Reviewed by Len4.4May 2018

  • "Peaceful and quiet village apart from the distant sound of lambs and sheep and a hooting owl in the evening."

    The cottage itself is cosy with traditional furnishing and what you would expect to get in a Dales home. Perfect for dog owners as there are walks from the door and pubs in neighbouring Reeth are dog friendly. Would recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Apr 2018

  • "I think it should be fare to note that although cottage was dog friendly the pub certainly was not, not the fault of the cottage but it could impact on the holiday experience as the village is remote."

    Thankfully the next pub along isn't too far away, although a reasonable walk. A few problems were resolved by the owners very quickly. I found it necessary to use my own frying pan, knives and tin opener, as the ones provided were not up to the job. Overall we had a good stay

    Reviewed by Pete2.5Mar 2018

  • "Walks from the door into beautiful countryside,parked the car on the saturday and only had to use it once to get some bread."

    the cottage is clean and cosy ,an ideal place to relax and unwind,we will certainly be back. mick,jane and ruby the spaniel

    Reviewed by Mike4.6Nov 2017

  • "An amazing location and cute, snug cottage"

    Reviewed by Clare4.6Oct 2017

  • "Comfy dog friendly cottage in beautiful location."

    Great walks nearby, lovely drives with picturesque villages and towns.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.8Oct 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, location superb,very quite,lovely area for walks ."

    Will definantly book again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was great, clean and very well equipped, parking was difficult at times as all places in the village were taken."

    Reviewed by Peter4.6Jul 2017

  • "Lovely location."

    interior of cottage looked better on arrival than in the photos.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.6Jul 2017

  • "Great holiday, would be even better with a dog."

    Reviewed by Sheila4.6Jun 2017

  • "This was our 5th stay in this wonderful cottage, this time along with our 5 month old baby as well as the dog."

    It suits our needs perfectly with walks from the door. It's a beauriful area and the cottage is well equipped with all we need.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.6Mar 2017

  • "Just a perfect cottage in a beautiful part of the country,we feel at home the moment we arrived and felt sad to leave,but we will be back."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2017

  • "Toilet flush needs attention"

    Reviewed by Iain4.2Mar 2017

  • "Welcome pack was a lovely surprise."

    Nice to have file costs included. No extras.

    Reviewed by Janis4.0Dec 2016

  • "Arklehurst was just what we wanted and just what we booked, so we were very pleased when we arrived."

    Plus the owners had provided a lovely bag of edible goodies for us which was lovely... We would definitely go again and really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2016

  • "Would not stay at this cottage again."

    Very fussy caretaker who didn't like us turning the heating down during our stay (we stayed in high summer and the cottage was boiling with the heating on full blast) and who actually entered the cottage with a workman one day while we were out and turned the heating back up after we had turned it down! We also received a lecture on having mistakenly used the wrong dustbin for our rubbish. The partition wall between this cottage and the one next door was very thin, to the extent that it was possible to hear every word being said next door when in the kitchen. Parking was occasionally an issue. Village pub was unfriendly, did not serve food, and did not allow dogs. Owing to all this, we found it difficult to relax in the cottage. On the positive side, the location is super with numerous beautiful walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Antony2.5Jun 2015

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fully refurbished fitted kitchen with dining area, ornamental iron cooking range and original beamed ceiling
  • Sitting room with coal burning stove and beamed ceiling.
  • Electric storage heaters with coal burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 'Lazy Susan' clothes dryer, TV with Sky, DVD, WiFi, landline telephone with honesty box
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Towels are not included
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking nearby
  • Bike storage in nearby shed
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 mins walk

The property

A stone-built terraced cottage in the pretty rural hamlet of Langthwaite, 3 miles from Reeth.

Filled with character, this charming Langthwaite cottage has a decorative feature cast iron kitchen range, a coal burning stove and original beamed ceiling.

Tastefully decorated and well equipped, this pretty Langthwaite cottage offers an ideal base for touring the Dales countryside.

There is excellent walking from the doorstep of this Langthwaite cottage, with panoramic views of open countryside as you step out of the door.

Picturesque Reeth is only 3 miles away for most local amenities, while Richmond and Barnard Castle are easily reached from this lovely Langthwaite cottage.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 11.2 miles; Richmond 13.4 miles; Masham 22 miles.

The unspoilt Arkengarthdale village of Langthwaite is in the heart of TV’s “James Herriot Country” and is surrounded by spectacular and quite breath-taking countryside. Arkengarthdale joins Swaledale just 3 miles down the road in the popular village of Reeth, making the area a great base from which to explore all that the Dales has to offer. Langthwaite itself has a pub, the Red Lion Inn, and just outside the village is another inn, The CB Inn, which offers food of a high standard. Pony trekking and equestrian activities are also available in the area, whilst the ancient market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle, both with splendid castles, and the quaint market town of Leyburn, are all within driving distance. Nestled into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, outdoor activities are plentiful, with the chance to hike, cycle, mountain bike, and explore the rugged countryside, before appreciating some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area, including Aysgarth Falls, and Harmby Waterfall.

Due to damage caused by guests, the coal burning stove is currently out of order.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas