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The Curlews

(Ref. 971820)

Langthwaite, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the cottage got everything you need just the sofa and chair so uncomfortable downstairs everything else perfect"

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Oct 2023

  • "A fantastic property in a scenic village."

    The cottage was perfect, kitchen and bathroom where modern and perfect, the bedrooms were so cosy and comfortable. And the lounge was so perfect to relax for quiet evenings. The area around is picturesque, with so many friendly local towns to explore. The property owner is so friendly and nice, especially as I left my AirPod at the cottage and they were so helpful in getting it back to me.

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Gorgeous little cottage in a lovely place, used as a base to explore the dales ..."

    Gorgeous little cottage in a lovely place, used as a base to explore the dales and revive childhood memories, everything we needed seemed to be there, credit to the owners, wouldn't hesitate to visit again

    Thank you for your great feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage in the most beautiful village of Langthwaite."

    Idyllic! The cottage has everything you need and the amount of logs for the burner were amazing! Kept us nice and warm in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Teresa4.4May 2023

  • "Just a little cold when got there !"

    Could do with fan on top of log burner to spread heat evenly! Apart from that great location for walks from cottage and visiting local places of interest! So throughly enjoyed stay !

    Reviewed by Paul John4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely short break in the very first Dales village we stayed in 41 years ago."

    We fell in love with the Dales then, and we have to scratch that itch on a fairly regular basis! The cottage was warm when we arrived (late January) the fire was laid and there was a very nice 'welcome' gift - thank you. We will return, and probably to The Curlews.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jan 2023

  • "An absolutely wonderful stay at the Curlews."

    It’s got all you need for a super stay in the Dales. Well equipped, cosy and amazing location - all made for a fabulous New Year!

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 2022

  • "A really gorgeous cosy cottage and we were lucky enough to spend Christmas here."

    Even though the kitchen is compact there is plenty of storage space and it is really well equipped. The host couldn’t have done more to make sure our stay went well. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Dec 2022

  • "A fabulous cosy cottage-it’s definitely the best we’ve been to so far."

    Loved the furnishings and it’s obvious a lot of care has been taken to make it so welcoming -thanks for the wine and biscuits too. Location is ideal with fields outside the front door to walk our dogs. The Red Lion pub is an absolute gem. Great beer, warm and a lovely landlady who had so many interesting tales to share. She was a pleasure to talk to on quieter nights. They don’t do meals anymore but do offer crisps and sweet treats. The cottage had ample hot water, heated towel rail in the bathroom much appreciated and the heating kept us cosy and warm. We loved the wood burner and were impressed with the supplies of wood and coal too. The only thing that would make it better is a washing machine-I was not planning to do laundry on holiday but sometimes situations arise and the facility would have made life easier. Not the end of the world obviously but maybe something to consider when the barn next door is developed. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Nov 2022

  • "Had a week at the Curlews back in November."

    A lovely character cottage with a well equipped kitchen, beautifully clean and clear instructions for everything. It's in a beautiful area of the country for walks and drives. We will be recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Characterful, welcoming cottage in an idyllic village amidst beautiful, wild scenery."

    Ideal for dog owners and walkers seeking a quiet break. Good pub with great food a few meadows walk away!

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Nov 2022

  • "The cottage location was idyllic and perfect as a base for dog walking."

    We found it very clean and the wine and biscuits awaiting us on arrival were a very welcome and enjoyable surprise. Appreciated also was the ample supply of logs and coal for the fire, though kindling was sparse (with no backup). And while the owners welcomed ‘two well behaved dogs’ and we received strict rules on dogs in the cottage the owners contacted us while on holiday as they were surprised to see we had dogs (just two). Sykes apparently didn’t tell them we were bringing dogs but did they need to? The owners welcomed two well behaved dogs… apparently. Something of concern was a slippery shower floor and the shower lacked anywhere to put soap, shampoo etc. Lacking in the bedroom was a clock or radio though I appreciate this may not be important for many. I think a shame was nondescript supermarket art on the walls rather that any beautiful scenes of the dales and the local pub was a huge let down. It did not allow dogs and was crying out for a new owner. The hideous electric ‘wood burner’ just one of many likely reasons why the pub was all but empty every night (not representative of the area). There is the CB Inn a ten minute walk from the cottage but this was a restaurant that sold drinks rather than a pub that served food. They did though welcome dogs and had a real fire (and unlike the Red Lion, was busy). In short the cottage was okay (for two), the location was great and the local pub utterly dismal. Beware also, in a very small village like this, you might get the feeling you are being spied on.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.1Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage was located perfectly, It was lovely, very comfortable and so much ..."

    The Cottage was located perfectly, It was lovely, very comfortable and so much freedom, Need a washing machine rather than a dishwasher, Thank you very much Tonia and the girls

    Reviewed by Tonia4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the Dales."

    Nice village with friendly pub. Walks just out the front door. Great!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just brilliant."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Beautiful location. Obviously money spent renovating it. WiFi really good. Plenty of fire wood for the log burner. Although it snowed we enjoyed an excellent long weekend.

    Thank you very much for lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "I absolutely loved the cottage."

    It was so comfortable, the log burner made it so cosy, the beds were the most comfortable and it was in a perfect location. I am missing it so much

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2021

  • "Welcoming cottage, idyllic location, tastefully and comfortably done"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time and I would go back again."

    Reviewed by Carrie4.4Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, everything was as described and so clean."

    The location is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Curlews is a perfect base from which to explore the wonderful Dales."

    It is a delightful place to stay and has everything one might need to make a holiday most enjoyable. As one can see from the photographs the cottage is small but wonderfully adequate. It is situated in the heart of the village of Langthwaite, just round the corner from The Red Lion where you can get a welcomed half pint at the end of a day of exploration. This was particularly relevant since the weather whilst in the dale was exceptionally hot. I totally recommend The Curlews as a place to stay, and I certainly will return there.

    Reviewed by Kshema5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Curlews was a comfortable & well equipped cottage & we had a lovely stay there."

    We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage located in a quiet and pleasant village."

    Has everything you need for a week stay or longer. We had an enjoyable time and would definitely return for another break.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Jun 2021

  • "A most enjoyable week in the upper Dales capped by the comfortable cottage in a quiet pleasant hamlet."

    Curlews is equipped well enough and it has a homely atmosphere. Plenty of modern storage heaters and the log burner with seasoned logs provided would make it a very cosy cottage to return to following walks in the beautiful wall to wall countryside on cooler days. It might be considered a tadge small for four adults with one toilet and this being on the ground floor. Internet speed good.... we have an Amazon fire stick to pick up all tv options. Masses of film cds and games. Ideal cottage for two adults with children.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, cosy and comfortable; a real home from home!"

    There are some great walks from the cottage with stunning scenery and only livestock and birds to listen to - great! The Red Lion pub is about a 10 second walk away and serves very good beer - but the landlady told us that she isn't serving pies and sandwiches at lunchtime anymore. We definitely want to visit the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2021

  • "Really lovely holiday home in a beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Oct 2020

  • "A tight squeeze for 4 people downstairs, bedrooms spacious and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Oct 2020

  • "The curlews was an absolutely beautiful cottage, very homely and cosy, cant fault it at all, would highly recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a great holiday, the cottage was very warm and comfortable."

    There was good walking direct from the cottage and we enjoyed the CB Inn. For those of a certain age it would be good to have an upstairs toilet. Other more minor points include, we would have appreciated a small shelf in the shower for toiletries, it would also be nice to have a 2 pin shaver socket in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is superb and has everything you could possibly need."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Curlews is just gorgeous, and I actually shed a tear when we left!"

    The cottage has been newly renovated and the owners have done a fantastic job. In my dreams, there'd be an upstairs WC, but I understand that's tricky with these small and v old cottages. But everything else was just wonderful - could not recommend it more highly.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely clean tidy cottage , very comfortable and cozy and great walking on the door step ."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2018

  • "Whilst it did not detract from our stay there the downstairs bathroom and toilet will be a drawback for some,especially if you get up in the early hours and the dogs think its time for a walk, as they sleep downstairs."

    The surrounding area offers some great walks so as a base its perfect,and after the walks the log burner was a joy to sit in front of at the end of the day.Unfortunately there was also some disappointment at dogs not being allowed in the pub,The Red Lion,and whilst this has nothing to do with the cottage owners it is rather unusual and a first for me after visiting many Dales pubs over a number of years.Overall it was a great stay in a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Gods county,Yorkshire,thankyou Judith and all at Sykes.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2018

  • "We thought parking maybe an issue, but we did not find it so."

    There is no parking outside the cottage but just around the corner opposite the pub and locals are very nice and helpful. Cottage was as expected tho maybe smaller than previous ones we stayed in, but that said we where out every day so realy only slept and eat there. Its very romote and roads are narrow but worth taking your time for the views which are some of the best in UK! Being a bit picky a fixed shower rail would be nice over the bath as it kept falling down....not ideal if you have children.

    Reviewed by David3.4Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed our week at the Curlews, I did find though that I had to park our car on the main road to Reeth most nights which I did not really like, of course we may have just been unlucky not to find a space opposite the Red Lion pub."

    The cottage had everything that we expected and required. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Gary4.1May 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Lounge with woodburner.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, diswasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Car park and on road parking available in the center of the village and is a two min walk to the property, roadside parking five minutes away
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk
  • Please Note: Building work is due to start in early January when third bedroom and kitchen/diner and upstairs toilet are being added to property which will be available for bookings from April 2024 but prior to that it will have 2 bedrooms and sleep 4 people (photos to follow, when building work is complete)

The property

A cosy stone terraced cottage tucked away into a lovely village location within Langthwaite; boasting effortless tradition and a sense of charm that creates the perfect holiday home.

Suited for couples wanting to escape from it all, small families or even travellers, the delightful interior will appeal to everyone.

The ground floor houses a lounge, which is furnished to a lovely standard with a sofa and arm chairs, flagstone floors, as well as a woodburner to warm those cooler nights.

A windowsill ties the room together nicely and ceiling beams continue the sense of charm all the way to the dining area.

The compact kitchen matches the feel of the cottage, with a splash of colour that offers a heart-warming set-up to prepare those appetising meals from morning through to evening.

A bathroom follows the formation, complete with a walk-in shower for an all-white classic finish.

The next floor promises a peaceful night's sleep, the first bedroom is presented as a double with beautiful views leaning towards the hillside, whilst the second boasts a characterful twin layout, pieced together with storage cupboards and a wash basin.

Stroll into Langthwaite for a day out, ideal for the walker and the mountain biker with an abundance of routes for all abilities direct from the door.

The popular town of Reeth is only three miles away, here you can find a selection of craft shops, cosy pubs and tea rooms.

The ancient market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle lie in good distance, each elevated by splendid castles.

Arkengarthdale and Swaledale make this a great base from which to explore all that the Dales has to offer.

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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 breathtaking 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 and just outside the village is another 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 easy motoring distance.

Please Note: Building work is due to start in early January when third bedroom and kitchen/diner and upstairs toilet are being added to property which will be available for bookings from April 2024 but prior to that it will have 2 bedrooms and sleep 4 people (photos to follow, when building work is complete)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas