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Hobson's Cottage

(Ref. 977819)

Fremington near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely break, cottage had everything I and my dog could have wished for."

    Great location with just the right length to and from Reeth and the pubs for a meal. Fantastic view from sitting room window.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall OK Couple of items maybe would have helped make it better."

    Outside waste bin was overflowing when we arrived which wasn’t very hygienic. While the bottle of whine and carton of crisps was very nice some salt and maybe a few teabags would have been very welcome. We did however enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by Lyla3.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage very homely."

    Everything you need The views are to kill for . We could sit looking at them all day. So peaceful. The welcome pack was ok. But think the following would of been better. Bread and milk. As we arrived about 7pm and no shop near by. We planning on coming back next year.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, well appointed too."

    Possibly not suitable for the elderly or infirm due to the steep staircase, plenty to do in the area. The only addition I would make would be having a hair dryer in the property.

    Reviewed by Iain4.1Aug 2023

  • "Parking situation was wholly inadequate."

    Parking was in a layby where anyone could park, so a space wasn't guaranteed. It was much further from the cottage than was stated AFTER we booked. Fire precautions were a concern. The front door doubled as the fire escape and there was no means of escape downstairs. If a fire was to start upstairs in the living area, anyone downstairs in the bedroom/bathroom area would be trapped.

    Reviewed by Steve3.1Aug 2023

  • "Great location in a beautiful village with the garden views amazing."

    Very clean and had everything you needed. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2023

  • "Stair to the bedroom was a little steep and narrow treads but on the whole it was very good fantastic views"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our week here."

    The facilities are good,and the furniture very comfortable. Two adults and a dog fitted in well. The terrace is spectacular since it catches virtually ever moment of the sun. We had no problem parking, although it fills up a bit with day walkers. Nearby pub and cycle cafe are really good.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2023

  • "Hobsons Cottage is the perfect bolt-hole."

    My only regret is that 4 nights wasn't long enough. I'm hoping to come back for a week in October.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage only a short distance to Reeth with its choice of pubs and bakery."

    Clean, warm and well equipped with comfortable beds and a good base for exploring the area. We did some wonderful walks straight from the door and will definitely return to this property when we can. Parking was easy – just a short walk down the hill beside some other cottages. Thank you for the welcome basket which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Small but comfortable."

    we were two adults, and a third adult would have been very squeezed.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Hobson's Cottage is in a lovely peaceful location with beautiful views of Reeth."

    It is a clean and comfortable accommodation and a perfect base for exploring the Dale's. It's a 10 min walk to the village of Reeth which has 3 pubs and 2 village stores. Thank you for the welcome basket it was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm and cosy. Bed super comfortable. Excellent location. View wonderful. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage with everything provided."

    Excellent. We would suggest a visitor’s book for comments and recommendations re local attractions and eating places etc. For out of season visiting (dark evenings) a torch in the porch would be useful. (We used the torch on my phone). Thanks.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was very cosy and lovely and quiet,a good base for walking, would recommend the cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is our second stay at Hobson’s Cottage."

    Love the view from the window and garden, watching rabbits and pheasants. Excellent walks from the door. Close to cafes and pubs serving food. Beautiful countryside. Hopefully we will be back.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Aug 2022

  • "Such a lovely upside down cottage."

    Absolutely stunning location. Gorgeous little cottage, great size for a small family. Appreciated the bottle of Prosecco as it was a trip for our mini moon. We had a wonderful time. Great selection of pubs in Reeth. Only downside is a neighbour was very rude to us over parking, but obviously this is nothing to do with the cottage. Bed comfortable, got a great nights sleep. Cottage was lovely and cool respite from the heatwave. Can’t fault at all. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Ashlee4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Cosy and welcoming. Good accurate description on the website and clear details regarding arrival and entry. The cottage was clean and tastefully furnished with everything you would need. Only slight negatives - sofa was not comfortable - we both got backache, and kitchen knives need sharpening or replacing. However, we will still be back! We loved the location which was peaceful but also convenient for exploring the delights of Swaledale. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great base for walking in Reeth and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "View from the patio area and window, watching and listening to the lambs, rabbits and pheasant made this property fabulous for my family and I."

    Already booked to go back in the summer. Hopefully weather as good as would love to have a bbq and sit on the patio whilst soaking in the view. Cottage only small but had everything you needed, very clean and well presented, even a washer dryer. Patio could do with a jet wash after the winter . Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyable mini break in a lovely, clean, well equipped cottage."

    The bed was very comfortable, although the electric shower, while nice and hot, didn't have much flow and I had to wash my hair using the bath tap shower head. The bedrooms down the very steep and narrow treaded stairs (beware if you have any mobility issues) have had a makeover since the photos and are well equipped and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything needed for self catering, including a coffee machine. The welcome basket of prosecco, crisps and 4 coffee pods was a nice touch. The only downside was the 5pm check in and 9am checkout, I understand that this may have been changed due to covid/cleaning etc, but this made it a rush to get up, packed and leave the place as we found it without setting the alarm to get up early, although we did it, but an extra hour would have helped so we could have had some breakfast as well! Set in a lovely location with views from the patio garden over Reeth and the surrounding hills, walking distance to Reeth where there are pubs serving food and a small corner shop which is quite well stocked, and a friendly pub in Grinton also serving food. We self catered and shopped at Tesco in Catterick Garrison on the way so didn't eat out on this trip. We did two 7 mile walks along the river and up along the tops of both sides of the valley, Fremington Edge and Harkerside where you can see for miles, which both us and our dog loved as we were very lucky with two days of lovely December sunshine! And there are plenty more walks right on the doorstep. The parking at the bottom of the hill a short walk away, was in a small lane shared with some cottages. All in all a great stay, we may need to return to explore more of the stunning local area!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lounge window is very drafty."

    A chamois leather/cloth or Karcher machine to mop the window panes on cold mornings would be useful. Lounge rug keeps moving/slipping on the carpet. Would be good to be able to store bicycles in the shed (which is full of other stuff). Also, wheelie bin blocks easy access to the patio so perhaps it could 'live' on the patio and just be moved outside the gate on collection days? Couldn't get coffee maker green light to come on. Apart from these small practical things, we very much enjoyed staying in your cottage - it has such a homely, cosy feel. Loved sitting contemplating the view across to Reeth, watching the sheep and pheasants in the field - you might add a photo to show this (a real plus point). Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cosy little cottage, perfect for a small family of 3 like ours."

    We had a perfect week away walking and river swimming. Road has no street name, so instructions finding it where great in day time. But at night could be easy to drive up the steep hill to another property called, "Hobsons". Would be great if the owners registered the property properly with Royal Mail as, "Hobson's Cottage". They can do so online https://www.royalmail.com/personal/receiving-mail/update-your-address. This would also help the owners of, "Hobsons", as a delivery driver left us their wince club delivery! Would also help people staying at, "Hobson's Cottage" to get food delivered from the big Tesco in Catterick.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage."

    For us it ticked all the boxes !....peaceful location. Nice outdoor space. Wifi. Views. Pubs and cafes in walking distance...and some of England's best walking opportunities from the door

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage lovely location welcome basket of prosecco crisps and coffee Spotless, great facilities and everything we needed for a quiet weekend away."

    It was exactly as advertised, surrounded by farmland and stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales and swale valley. Pet friendly and warm and cosy. Reeth is a lovely village and the cottage is 5 minute walk to shops and pub. The only tiny negative is the proximity to the road which is very busy throughout the day. Will definitely come to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, well equipped and beautifully located."

    We had a lovely holiday with lots of really good walking. The only "fly in the ointment" was that we received no direct contact from Sykes with regards to lockdown restrictions which came in during our stay. We had to search out information for ourselves on the website and internet.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Beautiful surroundings. It had everything we could wish for. It was a lovely surprise to find a box of essentials tea coffee even a bottle of Prosecco. Very thoughtful . Bed was very comfy . Bed linen , crockery etc was all good quality . Had a great stay. fantastic walks right from the door of the cottage . Will definitely book again . The only down side was check in times 5 pm and leave at 9am it was such a rush to get out for 9am and leave the cottage as we found it . Makes it quite stressful you also lose a day of your holiday . I understand due to Covid the extra cleaning but check in and out times should be 3pm arrival and 11 am departure . It still gives 4 hours to clean . Other than that the Cottage was perfect .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Usually stay in B&Bs not cottages, but this seemed a good option due to Covid."

    We were not sure what to expect and found it suited us v well. Location is good with Reeth close by for shop, cafe and pubs. Also handy for flatter walk to Bridge Inn at Grinton. Good base for walking (or cycling). Nice patio to relax and enjoy view and sunshine. We mixed some pub meals with self-catering. No info in cottage (assume due to Covid). Info for water heater would have been useful, but everything else straightforward.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great time the cottage was lovely very clean and exactly as described and location was great my only criticism is the arrival and departure times, not being able to get in till 5 and having to leave by 9 makes a short break like ours very rushed."

    Reviewed by Bernie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a great week in Hobson house."

    Spent a lot of time outside in the evening as for most of the week the weather was very good. The house is very clean and as there were only two of us more than enough space inside. The photos do not do justice to the property as the bedrooms have now had a makeover and are much more modern and brighter than is shown. Will book again

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Aug 2020

  • "Cottage was in very peaceful relaxing location."

    ...with views

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, parking not ideal but overall very good, unfortunately we came home early as the corona virus situation was becoming very serious and we were concerned about our elderly parents at home."

    Hopefully we will be able to stay again in the future

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Mar 2020

  • "Slight problem with WiFi but we were on holiday"

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Hard to get in and out of bunk beds (only a very small gap between the beds and ..."

    Hard to get in and out of bunk beds (only a very small gap between the beds and the wall) but I believe after this year you are putting in a single bed which will make the room much better has maybe then there could be a bedside table and a lamp

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Jun 2019

  • "This is my 10th visit to hobsons cottage so i guess thats some indication as to how much i like it."

    a very clean and cosy little cottage set in peaceful surroundings where tranquility is the order of the day. very good facilities for relaxing both inside and outside of the cottage with the addition of wifi for those who require it. reeth is a wonderful area for walking and many beautiful walks can be accessed straight from the front door. with 3 pubs to choose from, a welcome pint at the end a day enjoying the countryside is an absolute must!! i highly recommend hobsons cottage and expect to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jun 2019

  • "I had a lovely stay here, the cottage is spotless, well kitted out and a lovely setting with fabulous views from the terrace and the living room."

    An ideal base for a walking holiday and dog friendly too

    Reviewed by C4.7Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Living room may be a bit too cosy for 4 people, ideal for 2 though. Nice view from living room. Very clean and comfortable. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2018

  • "As advertised steep stairs in cottage."

    Access to garden area is via front door. View from upstairs window would be hard to beat. Already booked for another visit.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Have had a lovely holiday in a nice cottage."

    Altough it was a bit cramped for four adults. But luckily the westher was very nice. We spent a lot of time outside. The bunkbeds are too small for an adult, but we managed. Overall no regrets!

    Reviewed by Els4.1Aug 2018

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with electric shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Radiators and small electric stove in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, coffee maker (Dolce Gusto), fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking 50 yards from property
  • Raised patio area with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 12 mins walk, cafe 5 mins walk
  • Note: The short flight of steps in the property are steep, and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Please note: For Christmas bookings, the latest check in to be offered is 23/12/23
  • The next possible check in date is then 29/12/23
  • For New Years bookings, please note the latest booking date is 30/12/23, and the next possible check in date is 03/01/24.

The property

Reeth 0.5 miles.

This welcoming, stone-built cottage sits in a lovely hillside location on the edge of the pretty little hamlet of Fremington and within walking distance of Reeth.

The cosy property offers upside-down accommodation with the living area on the first floor and a raised patio area with garden furniture allowing guests to take advantage of the splendid views of Swaledale.

It has been comfortably furnished and makes a superb base for exploring the Dales National Park.

There is excellent walking from the doorstep.

The charming village of Reeth is a soothing stroll away, well-appointed and surrounded by wonderful coutnryside, it is a fine base for your break.

The stunning market town of Richmond sits just 10 miles away and offers a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as an interesting museum and a dominating castle to admire.

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About the location


  • Leyburn 8 miles
  • Richmond 11 miles
  • Barnard Castle 15 miles
  • Kirkby Stephen 22 miles

The pretty, ever-popular village of Reeth rests at the northern tip of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where Arkengarthdale and Swaledale meet, nestled between Calver Hill, Fremington Edge and Harkerside. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with lovely rolling hills and spectacular views, Reeth boasts a colourful history as it was originally a Saxon settlement, and has also been known as a lead mining town and a centre for hand knitting throughout its time. Both trades are proudly featured in the Swaledale Museum, located alongside a good range of shops, tea rooms and restaurants. For a quaint little community, Reeth is well-served by traditional inns, with three to choose from, including the lovely Buck Hotel, whitewashed like so many of the 18th century cottages huddled around the triangular village green. The historic market towns of Richmond and Leyburn are also within easy reach, offering a further selection of amenities. Askrigg is just a short drive away, as well as Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force (England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft). Reeth offers a fantastic base for exploring North Yorkshire's beautiful, sweeping countryside, whether you choose to discover the caves, cliffs, waterfalls or the plethora of walking and cycling routes that circle this vibrant and varied landscape.

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Note: The short flight of steps in the property are steep, and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
Note - From the end of 2019 the property will no longer had a bunk bed. This will be changed to a single bed only.
Please note: For Christmas bookings, the latest check in to be offered is 23/12/23. The next possible check in date is then 29/12/23. For New Years bookings, please note the latest booking date is 30/12/23, and the next possible check in date is 03/01/24.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas