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Pursglove Cottage

Low Row, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 922798)

4.2

Good

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

37 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SallyNov 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 MicheleOct 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 RachaelSep 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 LyndaAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by NickJan 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 GrahamDec 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 CarolDec 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 ChrisSep 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 EmmaMay 2019

  • "A fabulous getaway cottage in the Dales."

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

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2019

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

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage with stunning views."

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

    Reviewed by KateOct 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 MaryOct 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 CatherineAug 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 HeatherJul 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 SusanJun 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 MichaelMay 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 GillianMay 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 NeilMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful location."

    Reviewed by WillApr 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 HelenApr 2018

  • "Scenic but basic cottage."

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

    Reviewed by SallyApr 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 JohnnyMar 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 PhilMar 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 AndrewFeb 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 AnneDec 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 DanielNov 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 NeilJun 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 MatthewSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need ."

    Fantastic views with some great walks .

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 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 DeborahAug 2016

  • "Loved this cottage."

    Very cosy & quirky

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2016

  • "The location was breathtaking and the cottage far exceeded our levels of expectations, it is a tribute to the owners."

    Reviewed by OssieApr 2016

  • "This is a gorgeous, authentic cottage in a spectacular spot in the Dales."

    Though near Low Row, the 300ft climb gives it added remoteness. It is well furnished, retaining a natural quality but also very comfortable; the owners clearly understand people will be walking and at times muddy, they have provided for that, and have furnished it appropriately. You can walk from the doorstep and Reeth is an easy 4 mile drive away - though we walked it too! Plenty of space - we were a family of 7 adults and 2 kids at various points throughout the week. Can't recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by MadeleineNov 2015

  • "We had a lovely week at Pursglove Cottage."

    It was warm and welcoming on our arrival. It was comfortable and convenient and very well equipped with everything one could wish for. The views from the cottage are lovely and we enjoyed walking in the beautiful Swaledale countryside.

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2015

  • "Loved the character and homeliness of the cottage."

    The view was stunning and having the sheep with lambs so close was a constant form of entertainment for the kids. Overall just a very lovely place to be, thanks.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2015

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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.

Summary

  • 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
  • Two 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.

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

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About the location

LOW ROW

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).

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