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The Bothy

(Ref. 29056)

Redmire near Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "The property and the surroundings were absolutely lovely we had a lovely time and the weather was fabulous which makes a big difference."

    I know this is only a small thing but I wish there had been a dishwasher other wise I would have given them 5 points.We would definitely go back to this property if we were there on holiday again.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4May 2024

  • "Perfect cottage for a relaxed dog-friendly stay!"

    The Bothy had everything we needed, and we loved the quiet location and the proximity to other gorgeous places to visit.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2024

  • "I have stopped in many cottages all over the country as well as the the Yorkshire Dales."

    Our stay here was as good as the best ones ones I have stayed at. When you leave feedback it is alway important to be honest & my honest review was I loved the cottage, the area & the comfort. It took a little bit to get warm & only thing I would have loved is a log or coal fire but this was not a deal breaker. We will 100% be back & the robin on the bench every morning at breakfast made me smile.

    Thank you for your complimentary review. I too would love to add a fire, or rather wood burner, but sadly planning restrictions were extremely limiting when the barn was converted, & certainly at the time, a chimney was unacceptable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful both y had everything we needed."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Bothy was as described, the only thing we would say was the lighting in the hallway and sitting room needs looking at as the lights tended to go on and off at random, and the glasses for men drinking beer were limited as no pint glasses available, other than that, it was a lovely holiday let."

    Reviewed by Roslind4.7Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely holiday place very relaxing and everything you need is there."

    The property was very in character and tastefully done to a high standard and very clean .One of the Best holiday lettings we have stayed in.Would love to return again.

    Reviewed by JM5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, fabulous location, a real getaway."

    Perfectly located for exploring the Dale's, and the little touches, such as the biscuits and cheese left for us, really started our stay well.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful setting, fabulous walks from the door."

    Little extras, local biscuits & cheese warmly received. Cant wait for a return visit.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Jul 2023

  • "Second time staying at The Bothy (we will be back!"

    ) and cannot fault the property at all. Has everything you would need for your stay including a little drying cupboard in the downstairs toilet if you need to wash a few items. We had muddy jeans from rain so washed and popped in to dry over several nights (cheaper electric). Bring your own washing powder/liquid as everyone uses different eg non bio/bio so quite rightly not provided. The place is so clean considering it is an old transformed Bothy so spiders are expected yet no cobwebs. Properly cleaned

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2023

  • "The Bothy was excellent."

    Good location, quite and well appointed accommodation. Clean and tidy with many nice touches to make you feel very welcome. Much appreciated the cheese, milk and biscuits. Have visited the Yorkshire Dales on a number of occasions. Definitely our favourite - 5/5 star rating.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "Happy to stay there again"

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Very cosy and warm and many walks from the door. However the pub which is within walking distance according to Sykes is in fact permanently closed and this should be made clear to all people who are thinking of booking this cottage. Apart from that I can thoroughly recommend it. J Ward

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.4Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Everything we needed was on hand and the owner is very helpful.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lovely barn in a great location."

    Welcome of Wine, Cheese and Biscuits were a very kind gesture. Very hot weekend resulted in a lot of people walking through the garden, sadly dogs were off leads and were running in and out the Bothy and messing in the garden. We had our 3 year old granddaughter visit us one day so the situation was not good. We asked 2 people to put their dogs on lead or under control and were given a lot of abuse. If the owner is interested we have photos and videos to show how bad the situation was.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay!"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful property with incredible views and lots of walks from the doorstep…perfect"

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very cosy renovated barn, and and in such a peaceful setting."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic location with oprn fields, the river and wild life all around."

    The only quibble we would have are re the property itself. We would prefer a dishwasher instead of a washing machine. Also, while cooking, the corner unit in the kitchen is situated to make banging ones head, near impossible. The Bothy has bags of character with a spiral ladder and fairly spacious layout - so these comments should be seen in this context - we would recommend the proprrty as somthing both different and comfortable.

    4.7Jun 2022

  • "The Bothy is a lovely place to stay With good walks on the doorstep."

    Lovely and clean like staying in a 5 star hotel. The owner goes to a lot of trouble to make you feel welcome with fresh flowers, a lovely bottle of red wine and cheese. Had an amazing time would we go bad! No only because we rarely go to the same place twice. x

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a truly memorable stay in The Bothy, which is a beautiful and peaceful little retreat that allowed us to explore the Yorkshire Dales."

    This property had everything we needed as a family for a comfortable stay and the beautiful flower arrangements and welcome gifts provided by the owner were wonderful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Second holiday in this cottage and it met all our expectations again."

    Mrs Biker, the owner provided a nice welcome with some ‘treats’. The property has everything one needs from holiday accommodation. The weather was cold when we stayed but each room has very efficient wall heaters so we we’re comfortably warm. The property is on the top of a hill overlooking the River Ure at the end of a private lane. There are super walks each side of the property along the river. The orchard is great for the dog to run around in and there are fabulous views across the river from the front garden. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by David A I5.0Mar 2022

  • "The photos on the site doesn’t do this place justice!"

    It’s lovely, very in keeping with the surroundings. If you like walking, fresh air, and wildlife I strongly recommend The Bothy. Ruth had left us fresh flowers around the cottage, and all the small essentials needed, eg salt pepper, tin foil etc. also lots of games and a few DVDs for the rainy days ( but we didn’t we’d them. Beautiful walks round about , and we took advantage of the local pubs along the walks. A truly brilliant holiday x ( not for young children though.)

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Bothy."

    Felt very comfortable and thought the wine and cheese were a lovely touch. Excellent base for exploring Wensleydale. Couldnt ask for more!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "Perfect cosy cottage in lovely location Everything working and everything described accurately"

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely relaxing week at The Bothy, the photos do not do it justice."

    It is so comfortable and has everything you could wish for, the only thing missing is a private, fenced/walled off area, to sit outside which would be very beneficial in the spring/summer months, especially with walkers and dogs walking across the garden. Stunning walks from the doorstep and the scenery is magical and the abundance of wildlife is great. A lovely way to laze away a week. We look forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.4Oct 2021

  • "The Bothy is special, position-wise and also because it contains everything you could want for a week’s holiday."

    It was very comfortable and the heaters were very efficient, so very cosy. The owner had left many thoughtful extras, and was very helpful in answering my queries when I phoned about the key code before the start of the holiday. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2021

  • "The only downside of the holiday was that the rear garden is not at all private as it has a Public Footpath right through it leading to the river , which proved extremely busy during our stay."

    This could be made clearer in the listing as it means there is nowhere safe and secure for a dog , ours needed to be kept on a lead at all times in the garden which was a shame. The cottage itself was beautiful and very clean and comfortable, the WiFi was a bit unreliable ,but overall a great stay .

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2021

  • "The Bothy is a really lovely place to stay."

    Really well equipped (including WiFi which made a big difference). It is in a beautiful location and there are excellent walks on your doorstep. The host really thought of everything including a lovely welcome pack and a box full of things for our dog. We would really highly recommend and we will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in The Bothy, a comfortable and clean cottage in a beautiful setting, with stunning views."

    It made a superb base for walking with public footpaths galore. The village pub was very welcoming and the mobile fish and chip van on the Wednesday evening, something a little different! Couldn’t find the QR code though to check in.

    Reviewed by Pippa4.7Jun 2021

  • "The Bothy was beautiful in such a lovely location."

    Really well equipped, with everything you could want and more. Spiral staircase could be a problem for anyone with mobility problems but we slept downstairs which was ideal and just used the stairs to get to the shower room. Such a shame the lounge couldnt have had another window or door with such wonderful views but obviously that is part of the structure. We pre booked a table at the Bolton Arms only a 10 minute walk from the Bothy. but very disappointed. Cant rate the service as there was none and we walked away after 40minutes sitting waiting for a drink and the menus. Had a lovely meal at the Three Horseshoes at Wensley but unfortunately had to drive there. Lots of lovely walks from the Bothy didnt use the car for three days Would thoroughly recommend this for a get away from it all cottage

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at The Bothy."

    It is situated in an idyllic situation - perfect for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.The cottage is comfortable and extremely well equipped. Outstanding local walks and a local pub (The Bolton Arms) serving good food in walking distance. The Bothy is on our list of top Sykes cottages and we will definitely return soon

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "The Bothy was simply enchanting."

    Perfect location and perfect property. The photos don’t do it justice. The views are spectacular, even when it rains you see the mist coming down on the hills. There are rabbits in the garden and orchard and the odd pheasant strolls by. The property is super cosy with wall heaters in each room that are simple to use. There is constant hot water when required. There are 5 doors in total to get outside so you are spoilt for choice! There is a wooden storage box in the hall that has dog blankets and pet bowls (we didn’t bring a dog), two fold up chairs to sit in the garden - these are super comfortable! The owner has thought of everything and The Bothy is a real home from home. There are even photos of the property on the walls showing the various stages of turning it into the beauty that stands there today. We could rave about this property all day!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful location and very peaceful."

    Might be good to emphasise the upstairs bedroom has a very large step into it from the landing that some people may find difficult at night when getting to the bathroom!

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2021

  • "A beautiful and very comfortable place to stay."

    Well equipped plus additional comforts. Amazing views. Good location to explore the dales.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2020

  • "The property was amazing and had everything you needed and some lovely little extras."

    Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2020

  • "Comfy warm cottage with stunning outlook."

    Great location, very enjoyable stay. Food at local pub was excellent.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful comfortable clean cottage with everything supplied plus welcoming wine and flowers - a lovely touch."

    The surroundings were stunning with a lovely peaceful garden and great walks. The only minus point was the spiral staircase - a bit dodgy for oldies like us! - but once up there you will love the comfy bed, huge bath and lovely views. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was our second visit to The Bothy, it is in a wonderful position for a peaceful holiday, with many wonderful walks from the doorstep."

    The cottage itself is clean, cosy & comfortable with everything you need. We would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2020

  • "The positive description of this property and its surroundings as posted by Sykes was extremely accurate, and so we were delighted to find everything as expected (no surprising downsides!"

    !). All in all, an excellent service - many thanks to Sykes & Ruth (the property's owner).

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "The location is good for walking (The Shawl out of Leyburn, across to Castle Bolton and Pen Hill opposite) and wildlife (dippers in The Ure below the Bothy)."

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "Loved the place"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage everything you needed loverly scenic walks breath ..."

    Absolutely fantastic cottage everything you needed loverly scenic walks breath taking good wildlife to see nice bottle of wine and biscuits from the owner mrs Ruth

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Lovely views. The cottage was cosy clean and had everything we needed. Had some great walks straight from the cottage. One mile from Bolton castle and four miles from aysgarth falls. Good time was had by all

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation, perfect location for peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Bothy was a beautiful cottage with wonderful views across Wensleydale."

    Everything about the cottage was just right. A brilliant location within walking distance of the local pub, which was excellent, and amazing countryside to walk in right from the door.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Bothy is the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Beautiful countryside with the river Ure as the perfect backdrop. The village of Redmire is a lovely place, the village pub, the Bolton Arms is as cosy and inviting as you would expect. The planned route walks are in abundance. WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Bothy is fantastic and very comfortable within a huge wooded garden."

    This area was invaluable for allowing our dog off the lead and away for dogs passing on the public footpath and sheep in the neighbouring fields. The Bothy is in a beautiful area with multiple walking opportunities. Being able to walk to Bolton Castle, down to the River Ure and to catch the steam train from Redmire was wonderful. We would definitely love to go back to The Bothy.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2019

  • "Quiet location with lovely scenery all round."

    Very comfortable accommodation, clean and beautifully presented. it far exceeded expectations. Massive bath with no shortage of hot water. All home comforts. Owner Ruth easily contactable. We hope to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2019

  • "The Bothy was delightful - a beautiful location, plus comfort, quality and character in spades."

    We unreservedly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0May 2019

  • "What an absolutely amazing place to stay."

    The cottage was better than we expected. Waking up to watch the sun rise from the 1st floor bedroom was lovely. Gorgeous walks down by the stream and lovely wildlife. We will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2019

  • "The Bothy was a lovely property, very comfortable and well kept."

    It was at the end of a very quiet lane and so very peaceful. The owner was very helpful especially as we arrived in the dark and initially couldn't find the property (we were only 20 metres away but couldn't see it in the pitch black and hidden behind the trees). The scenery was beautiful and there are acouple of nice walks straight out of the back door. The village pub was very friendly and the food was good. Lovely places to visit, Leyburn and Hawes in particular and the drive down through Wharfedale to Grassington was spectacular and Grassington well worth a visit. For anyone who wants a peaceful holiday, it's ideal. The only drawback was as that the public footpath goes through the back garden (and it's not fully enclosed) so we had to accompany our dog outside when she needed to go out and she would wake us up early barking at other walkers using the path first thing - no lie-ins for us

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2018

  • "A beautiful converted barn in a stunning location, the accommodation was very clean and had everything you could possibly imagine."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2018

  • "The Bothy is a true gem in a fantastic location and what views from this place ."

    After a three hour drive and months without a break from work within 15 mins of arriving i was relaxed and had a smile on my face . WELL DONE SYKES

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent views of the dales, so peaceful and a very comfortable cottage in a lovely village would definitely go back again."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2018

  • "The situation of the Bothy is just great."

    Amazing views, close to al walks, a river, the falls and also to Leyburn for provisions. This is without doubt the best holiday location in North Yorkshire, and we have holidayed all over this area. We would like to come back next year!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2018

  • "The Bothy was brilliant-- a beautiful property in a secluded, scenic location."

    The house sits at the end of a road, overlooking waterfalls, with an orchard and views of Bolton Castle. It was very clean and comfortable. An excellent holiday choice!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Aug 2017

  • "Views and walks wre fantastic."

    This is the best place we've been and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2017

  • "The location was superb and we particularly enjoyed the lack of telephone access."

    The DVD player wasn't good and it packed up in the middle of a film but we didn't really need it, as it was great to be able to sit and read. Shower leaked but this was towards the end of the season and it probably needs some routine maintenance. However, we noticed that others had mentioned this in the visitors' book earlier in the year. Due to the leak being above the switch box and lighting switches, this may constitute a fire hazard. On two occasions the mains circuit tripped and had to be re-set. We couldn't understand why some people made negative comments in the visitors book, as we were comfortable and enjoyed the house and the location. We would like to stay there again, though hopefully the above electrical problem will have been addressed . We did agree that a folder with all the information about the property and labelled keys would have helped on arrival, but we soon found out most of what we needed.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic place in rural environment."

    The information about the "enclosed" garden should be more precise, cause dogs could easily sneak out because of no or not closable gates.

    Reviewed by Kerstin4.8Sep 2016

  • "We had a lovely week away in this cottage perfect for our needs with lovely walks on the door step"

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2015

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  • Bookings less than 5 nights are not able to be facilitated at The Bothy
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, WC
  • Separate shower
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and French doors to garden
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned area and orchard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2.9 miles
  • Note: There is a steep drop to river bank on rear boundary of lawned area, children to be supervised
  • Note: Due to the spiral staircase, care should be taken and it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The cottage is situated at the end of a narrow lane, care should be taken
  • Note: There is limited mobile phone signal
  • Note: Public footpath runs along the boundary of the garden
  • Please note - check in time is 5pm and check out time is 9:30am
  • Please be advised: Bookings less than 5 nights are not able to be facilitated at The Bothy

The property

Redmire 0.25 miles.

This enchanting, detached, stone bothy is nestled at the end of a rural green lane at the foot of the River Ure in Redmire.

With footpaths running past the cottage and glorious views over Wensleydale, this charming property makes the perfect retreat for those wanting to walk and tour the Dales.

This quaint and unique Redmire cottage is full of character, with beamed ceilings, Suffolk latch doors and a bespoke spiral staircase leading up to the pretty double bedroom.

With a cosy sitting room and a farmhouse-style country kitchen, this Redmire cottage provides lovely accommodation in a tranquil setting.

From the kitchen, French doors open to the garden which overlooks the river valley.

Finished to a high standard, the cottage provides the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Nearby you can find a welcoming pub, The Wheatsheaf Inn, where you can enjoy a pint and some grub, whilst walkers are spoilt for choice with the numerous footpaths and trails to follow.

The historic market town of Leyburn lies four miles away, with its bustling market square and excellent amenities.

For train enthusiasts, the Wensleydale steam railway is close by, whilst the imposing Bolton Castle is a short walk away.

Be sure to visit the Creamery in Hawes and choose from a wide selection of cheeses.

With a wide variety of pretty market towns and spectacular scenery to explore, this Redmire cottage is perfectly placed for a memorable holiday.

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About the location


Aysgarth 3 miles; Leyburn 4 miles.

The idyllic Wensleydale village of Redmire is situated in a walker’s paradise close to Castle Bolton, Leyburn and the famous Aysgarth Falls. Redmire is on the Wensleydale Railway, which features steam locomotives during the summer, and has regular special events. Castle Bolton, a mile away, is one of the finest preserved medieval castles in Yorkshire, and dates back to 1378. Much of the castle, with its mighty towers and rectangular courtyard, survived the orders to destroy famous Yorkshire castles issued by Parliament in the Civil War. Nearby Carperby was an important centre for Quakerism and the largest building today is the classically styled Friends Meeting House, which overlooks the market cross and village green. Redmire's village pub serves good food, and there is an excellent range of amenities in the nearby market town of Leyburn. What's more, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale are both easily accessible from Redmire.

Please be advised: Bookings less than 5 nights are not able to be facilitated at The Bothy