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Pursglove Cottage

(Ref. 922798)

Low Row, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was spacious comfortable and warm."

    It is in a lovely location with glorious views.

    Reviewed by Jacky4.1Oct 2023

  • "We loved everything about Pursglove Cottage: its position high up the side of the fell, with fabulous views and walks directly from the front door; its characterful cosiness in the wildest of weather; cooking on the Aga and eating in the delightful old kitchen; sitting round the splendid wood-burner."

    The cottage has a real lived-in family feeling, and is full of the quirkiness of old buildings. It is a very comfortable characterful space: everything and more than we could have wished for.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Pursglove cottage - which is in a beautiful location with walks directly from the door."

    The cottage was very spacious, warm, comfortable and well equipped and the owners were very accommodating - even supplying new baking equipment, as I previously mentioned that my granddaughter and I were looking forward to baking on the Aga.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Pursglove Cottage, quiet location with great views and an interesting drive up the hill!"

    Wonderful to sit out and hear and see the flying displays by curlews and lapwings of an evening. Spacious and well appointed for a large family gathering. We are dog owners and the cottage is ideal with sensible flooring and an enclosed garden (be aware that sheep freely roam the Blades and are usually outside the gates). Overall a great place to stay, enjoyed by all the family, we will return. A small suggestion, the bedrooms have wardrobes, but no chest of drawers for clothing. It may be just us, but on a walking holiday we don't have much clothing to hang, but plenty to fold and store.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great stay everything we needed for a comfortable weekend in this picturesque cottage with stunning views."

    The Punch bowl pub has the best food! Please be aware of the very steep road up to the cottage. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "1, There is no mention in the house details that this property is accessed up a steep narrow lane which includes a very sharp hairpin bend."

    We had a dry sunny week, others wont be so lucky. 2, There is no mention of the steep and cramped staircase up to the bedrooms two bathrooms. Some will find these stairs difficult to manoeuvre. 3, Whist there may be space for 5 cars to park, there is actually only hardcore parking for one. When we arrived it was raining and the surrounding land was wet and quite boggy. I understand why - the surrounding land is pasture - however. 4, We could not get any signal for the TV. And whilst we had a great weeks walking - there are times you would like to use a television. BBC i player very useful. I know some will say you're on holiday but even so the world championship snooker was on that week and if I want to watch a frame or two the TV should be up it. TO BE FAIR - we had a great week - the weather was kind and we absolutey love the area. This is a spacious cottage in a beautiful location, nice and warm - but its not perfect.

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Apr 2023

  • "Pursglove Cottage is a really beautiful old building in a lovely peaceful location."

    We had everything we wanted and the facilities provided were in perfect working order and condition. The low doorways are all part of the charm but tricky for tall people, the stairs not suitable for children/elderly as could be a bit dangerous but we had no problems. The drive up to the cottage is steep but worth it once you get to the cottage! The views were amazing and we had a lovely week away from it all for my 40th birthday celebrations! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    The whole family enjoyed their stay. The cottage was very clean and lovely and warm and views amazing

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2023

  • "The pictures of this listing need seriously updating, we actually left the place cleaner than it was on arrival."

    We had to empty the dishwasher when we arrived and had to clean the oven and tray before using it. There’s huge (very noticeable) cobwebs everywhere and the downstairs WC/shower room is disgusting, the tiles are mouldy and it’s very unwelcoming, the hot water is hazardous in this particular room (we avoided this for showering) we had to use the upstairs bathrooms but also found this difficult as the only option you have is a bath! Not a preferred option for the 10 in the party as we do prefer to take a shower, and as there’s only the one downstairs this could do to be addressed. The beds were ok(ish) but the quilts were paper thin. The sofas in the main living room are VERY uncomfortable and not at all welcoming, we ended up sat around the dining table in the dining room, the place on the whole is very dark (the photos of the listing have a clever use of lighting) we have stayed all over the Dales in various cottages so we are very aware this can often be the case with these typically old traditional farm houses. It’s very difficult to find and having attended a family funeral the day we arrived it was dark when we eventually found it, so ended up bogged in the grass of what we thought was “parking for 5 cars” we had no idea where to put or cars so parked bumper to bumper around the outhouse in front of the property. Myself and my Husband felt very disappointed with our stay as this was a Christmas gift from us to the family. This place is in need of some serious TLC, and a good deep clean.

    Reviewed by Clare1.3Mar 2023

  • "Pursglove Cottage is a large and comfortable detached house in a beautiful position."

    Our stay was very enjoyable despite a 7 day stay turning into 9 days due to being snowed in. There is loads of walking available directly from the front door with Keld and its community cafe further up the valley a real countryside treat. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped, and is now a modern fitted kitchen that has been updated from the photos. The Aga provides continuous warmth and plenty of hot water for baths and showers. Overall a very enjoyable stay, and many thanks to the owner for her patience and understanding given the circumstances surrounding the weather.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    The house was beautiful and so much bigger than the photos show. The kitchen has everything you could need. Plenty of things to keep the toddlers occupied and everything we needed for the baby. We were really pleased the travel cot provided had a newborn insert! The beds were so comfortable and we all slept really well.

    Reviewed by Florence5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous location with stunning views."

    Ideal for our family birthday weekend for children and young grandchildren. Lots of home comforts including log burners, aga, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen and playroom. Great layout for the family and we loved staying in the traditional Dales property with places to explore/walk from the front door. The pub does a fabulous Sunday lunch. Would love to stay again and explore further.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Nov 2022

  • "It is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    So many little touches such as the books and well equipped kitchen were really appreciated.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property, welcoming with a very homely feel."

    Fully equipped with everything and more one could want, with very thoughtful touches (e.g. spare toothbrush/toiletries in case of forgotten items). Lovely comfortable beds. So pleased we chose this cottage for our last minute break. It may be helpful to include in holiday details that the drive is very, very, steep and twisting - less confident drivers may be unnerved. Likewise, indoors steep uneven stairs could be a problem for elderly/infirm/disabled. Having said this, neither was a problem to us, if anything they enhanced the individuality of the cottage. Very dog friendly, with toys, bowls, blankets, towels, etc., provided. A safe and secure garden meant we could relax and not worry where the dog was.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful location amongst a small cluster of cottages up a steep and windy lane."

    Plenty of walks from the front door and darkness to star gaze at night. Large cottage full of character and charm which comfortably accommodated our large family group. Well heated with two wood burners too which we also used. Facilities were good with plenty of kitchen equipment and a great Aga. Property had just been sold though which means a return trip sometime unlikely which is a shame. Local pub is a around 3/4 mile away and is a very steep walk back. Previous review had said the only shower wasn’t working but we had no problem if instructions were followed. We all had a great week - thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Nov 2021

  • "A proper old cottage, set amongst fantastic scenery."

    Very comfy, great having a dog/utility room that you could access from outside and bonus towels provided for the dogs. Steep hill, and a couple of tight bends on approach. Plenty of room for 6 adults. My only gripe was that the downstairs shower was not working properly, and although the owners had left a note to explain this, it was disappointing especially as the advertised second shower was just a hand held shower head, mixer tap did not work effectively, so everyone had to have a bath. Not a problem for most, but it was advertised as two functioning showers and they weren't. Other than that, a beautiful place to stay and I would go back there. Plenty of walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Michele3.8Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a stunning location."

    Fully equipped with everything you could need in the kitchen. Gorgeous Aga kept the cottage warm and cosy. Brilliant base for exploring the Dales, with lots of walks on the doorstep too. Would definitely come here again.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage with lots of equipment,beautiful scenery except for the tough hill to get up ."

    ...but we got used to it and it was part of the holiday!! Surrounded by sheep and lots of beautiful walks nearby!! thankyou

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2020

  • "We wased told about it being common land and we haved walkers walking pass the cottage"

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jul 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage, extremely spacious, with all the facilities you could ask for."

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage is spacious and very well equipped, especially in the kitchen, which was excellent for a Family Christmas with lots of cooking."

    We actually liked the Aga, having never cooked on one before, but the additional gas oven was invaluable for Christmas Day cooking. The access road is tricky and very steep (around 30%) with one hairpin that is impossible to turn in one go. We were lucky in that there was no frost, but ice would make this impassable. The hard standing area outsude the cottage is limited and we fould it difficult to unpack / pack the cars without getting muddy boots. It would be so much easier if there were some stone standing. The beds were generally OK but the small one in the single room was only really suitable for a child. One niggle was the lack of opening bedroom windows - the sashes appear to be painted over and jammed solid, so it could be stuffy in the rooms at night if you like to sleep with the windows open. But, overall, it is a lovely venue and we really liked it.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Dec 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, the best equipped cottage we have stayed in, absolutely everything you need is there, including fireguard and safety gates which were needed as our 8 month old granddaughter is crawling."

    Our 5 year old granddaughter loved the playroom and its contents. We only stayed for a weekend but loved it. The location is remote and up a steep winding track but worth the journey to stay in such a wonderful place.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a very nice cottage and also better equipped than many rental cottages I’ve been in."

    There’s a well stocked kitchen, good laundry facilities, spare wood for the stove, some spare cosmetics and cleaning stuff etc. The location is spectacular and the cottage is warm, spacious and comfortable. The Aga which is on all the time is a nice feature. The access road is extremely steep with a double hairpin bend so if you’re not a confident driver or arrive here late at night in the dark it may be challenging to reach, but once you’re there it’s worth it. It’s about a 10 minute walk down to the pub - probably 20 minutes back up! Eight of us went and we had a great time. I would recommend Pursglove Cottage

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was everything we hoped for."

    Plenty of room for us all, lovely comfy beds and the most wonderful location. The kitchen had everything we needed and we enjoyed trying an AGA for the first time. As a tall family it did take a few banged heads before we got used to the low doorways, but other than that we had no complaints. We would love to come back again, although perhaps in a bit more sunshine next time!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2019

  • "A fabulous getaway cottage in the Dales."

    All the family down to our 3 year old granddaughter loved it.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2019

  • "It may be wish to inform about route up to cottage"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage with stunning views."

    Loved using the aga and log burner. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2018

  • "We were a family gathering of 10 staying at pursglove for a weekend birthday treat and wow what a pleasant surprise we had."

    As soon as we entered the cottage the homely feeling was felt straight away. Everything about the cottage just oozed comfort from the warmth of the lovely aga to the most comfortable beds, space for everyone to relax and enjoy this wonderful cottage with all its rustic charm and beautiful views.The four children felt so at home and especially loved the playroom where they could engage in their own" thing". We really didn't need to take anything apart from clothes and food with us as the cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need and want, and have never stayed anywhere before where this was the case.Lots of good walking with outstanding scenery and the most beautiful sunrise to greet you in the morningThe boot/ come utility room was great for wet and muddy boots and would be a must for our four legged friends. Plenty of towels plenty of hot water and a huge roaring fire for those chilly nights, what more could one need. I only wish we could have stayed longer but we shall return again and enjoy this gem of a cottage and would recommend to anyone needing a large place to stay.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2018

  • "Brilliantly situated cottage, very comfortable and warm."

    Beautifully appointed and those extra touches made all the difference. Would highly recommend this cottage for those seeking a peaceful environment. Good access to walks and a lovely setting for families large and small.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a fabulous cottage in a fabulous setting, where the cottage leaves you wanting for nothing."

    It is stocked with every item you would need to enjoy a perfect break

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2018

  • "Everything was very clean."

    There were lots of towels, bedding, dishsoap, hand soap etc to get us started, which we appreciated so much. Plenty of room for 6 adults. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2018

  • "Lovely & very well equipped cottage."

    Idyllic location with super views across & down Swaledale. We had 7 days of fantastic weather and found excellent hill walking in Swaledale & Wensleydale. Waking up to the unusual & evocative calls of curlews & lapwings each morning was another bonus. Owners friendly & helpful. Highly recommended and would definitely stay again when we return to the Dales.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "We all thought you should let guests know exactly how steep the access road to the cottage is!"

    Especially for guests arriving in winter, if icy, or snow. Also if arriving after dark, as the first time we all drove up we all felt it was far worse than described and the description almost downplayed the steepness and tricky hairpins! We all agreed it would put us off in winter unless we all had 4 wheel drive cars. Apart from the access it was a perfect cottage for our group of friends having a get together. It was very suited to walkers, with its utility boot room. We loved the AGA once we got our heads around timings! The kitchen must be very cosy in winter!

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2018

  • "The location was perfect, the views outstanding, all helped by amazing bank holiday weather☀️, the cottage was perfect , traditional with just the right amount of modern conveniences without spoiling the historic aspect."

    The lack of phone signal on my network an additional bonus! Perfect for walks from the front door on to the open Moor, especially for an avid bird watcher like me. Peregrines, curlew, grouse, golden plover and a bonus short eared owl. The young ones appreciated the play room, although with the weather, were out a lot. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Neil4.1May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Will5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and completely as described."

    The owner was incredibly accommodating when I contacted her directly with some questions, and Sykes responded really quickly. The owners have really thought of everything for family groups - baby-friendly crockery, highchair, different types of child-friendly sleeping items (cots/bed rail etc) and changing mats were all welcome additions and not usually found in other rentals! If I could give one tiny bit of feedback to the owner to make the cottage even more welcoming, it would be to perhaps include a "basics" welcome basket of some tea/coffee/butter/bread/biscuits/milk. It's always lovely to see this in other places and although the cottage info states that items in the freezer are available to use, a few fresh basics would be brilliant too! Thank you for a lovely weekend away!

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2018

  • "Scenic but basic cottage."

    A disagreement with the cottage owners over the bond after the holiday ruined the experience.

    Reviewed by Sally2.8Apr 2018

  • "Fantastic location in a remote and beautiful valley."

    Experienced every weather type possible! Excited at being snowed in but the house was a perfect base from which to walk or ride in whatever weather!! The steep road to the property was an adventure ever time!!

    Reviewed by Johnny5.0Mar 2018

  • "Although the cottage had lovely views and was well-appointed, the access road was extremely difficult and could not be attempted in bad weather."

    It needs to be highlighted that the road up to the cottage is likely to be impassible in bad weather,

    Reviewed by Phil3.4Mar 2018

  • "The eight of us had a wonderful time in this warm and cosy cottage."

    Great views with lovely walks and runs. Good pub just at bottom of hill too! Plenty of towels, ample bedding and everything we needed in the kitchen. So pleased I chose this cottage and all my friends agreed. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2018

  • "Found the hair pin bend up to the cottage very difficult even for confident drivers."

    Disappointed with the “Christmas decorations”....3ft tree still in the box and a very small wreath. Very well equipped and very clean. Very rural with stunning views and Great dog walks. Loved cooking on the Aga.

    Reviewed by Anne4.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage is exactly what we wanted; a little bit remote but close enough to the pubs and an ideal base for the many walks we set out on."

    Get the fire going, break out the beer and enjoy. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Daniel4.8Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, exactly what my family needed for a quiet break away in north Yorkshire."

    It was in a great location for local sights and great walks nearby

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2017

  • "The only small improvement that could be made to this letting is to update the ..."

    The only small improvement that could be made to this letting is to update the tv ( postage stamp in size and stuck on the side wall ) I appreciate that this might sound a bit petty but this is 2016

    Reviewed by Matthew4.6Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need ."

    Fantastic views with some great walks .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2016

  • "Loved this cottage."

    Very cosy & quirky

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2016

  • "We wanted something in the middle of no where & that's what we got."

    The cottage & location was amazing. The cottage was quirky & cozy. I will book again in the future

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with single day bed, 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Two bathrooms with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Children’s playroom.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Oil AGA, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and board games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: The property is accessed up a steep winding hill, typical of the Yorkshire Dales.

The property

Low Row 0.5 mile.

This delightful, Grade II listed stone-built detached cottage has been converted from two original miner’s cottages, and is located high above the Swaledale Valley just half a mile from Low Row.

Beautifully renovated to a very good standard, this lovely holiday home provides the perfect location for a country break for a large family in one of the most beautiful locations in the Yorkshire Dales.

Styled and furnished in keeping with the age of the property, the cottage is full of real character and charm and retains many of the original features.

The sitting room combines a lovely mix of modern furnishings with stone flooring, beams and a wonderful fireplace with a modern woodburning stove.

A delightful farmhouse kitchen is a great place to sit and talk about the day’s adventures, with an oil-fired AGA and traditional styling creating that much sought after old world feel.

A separate dining room with another woodburning stove provides a great place to enjoy dinner and plan tomorrow’s excursions.

There is also a spacious utility room with a drying area and a small but useful kiddie’s playroom.

Head up the stairs to discover five lovely bedrooms including a spacious family room with a super king-size bed and a day bed, two doubles, a twin and a single room, ensuring everyone is assured a good night’s sleep.

All the rooms have plenty of character, old beams and lovely window seats to relax and admire the long distance views.

Outside is a large country garden with furniture and children's play areas, overlooking the beautiful expanse of the valley below.

A half a mile walk will bring you to the village pub, which serves fine ales and good food, whilst three miles away is the popular village of Reeth.

The market towns of Hawes, Leyburn and Richmond and the popular attractions of Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force are all nearby and are well-worth a visit.

Set in a small hamlet of traditional cottages, this superb detached family cottage boasts magnificent views across the valley to the distant fells, a great place to relax and one of those locations that will live long in the memory of visitors.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Reeth 3 miles; Hawes 13 miles.

A hillside scattering of traditional farms and cottages make up the pretty village of Low Row situated to the north of the River Swale. A delightful area with magnificent countryside and stunning views of the valley and surrounding fells. The village of Reeth just a short drive away dates back to Saxon times and became of sufficient size and importance to be mentioned in the Domesday 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).