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White Lea

(Ref. 1038538)

Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (12)
  • stay (11)
  • clean (9)
  • beautiful (9)
  • pub (8)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "Just back from a week long stay with two friends in this delightful cottage, in a quiet village which is ideally situated for exploring the joys of Richmond, Leyburn, Bolton Castle, Redmire, Aysgarth, Hawes, etc, as well as the immediate area of Grinton and Reeth."

    We had some beautiful walks - despite the rain. The cottage itself has everything you need, in addition to being very tastefully decorated with some lovely touches created by local craftsman, Terry Harrington, including the welcome tray! The only disappointment was the local pub, The Bridge. Don't think that it will last much longer as opening hours and the availability of food was unpredictable, but Reeth is within walking distance ;-).

    It was lovely to see you at the cottage Sharon and pleased you had a lovely stay. We have tried to make this cottage as homely as we can with the finishing touches and appreciate your comments. In regards to the pub, it is having new owners in the next few weeks so hopefully this will be more consistent. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at White Lea which is situated in a picturesque little village and ideally situated for long walks or cycle rides."

    The cottage itself is very warm, cosy, spacious, very clean and has all the amenities you will ever need.

    Thank you for your feedback Stephen, we are pleased to hear you had a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a first class accommodation."

    We loved everything about it from the level of the the facilities to the cleanliness to the location. This is one cottage we would certainly like to return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2023

  • "White Lea is a comfortable and clean, open and airy cottage in what we consider to be one of the most beautiful areas of the country."

    We appreciated the 'welcome' pack after a long journey - thank you.

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Lots of great walks nearby with good pubs and excellent cake at the Dales Bike Centre. Visit coincided with the Reeth Show which could be walked to, would recommend. Cottage was lovely, everything that is needed. Great views and although on the main road was very quiet. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Accomodation was excellent and the property has clearly been appointed and maintained to a high standard. Bedrooms and beds were very comfortable with a very good kitchen and bathrooms. Good location, close to a great little pub which serves food. Nice touches like local bread available on arrival. A very good stay and will certainly return

    Thank you for your kind comments Stephen, much appreciated. Hopefully see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great VIEWS, just a few things would have made it a 5 star, shower could do with some where to put stuff while showering, no instructions for heating TV instructions where for wrong TV, no visitors book to leave coments bed not very comfy and patio very slippery when wet could do with a good pressure wash."

    But having said all that we had a lovely week and would stay again but we are now getting a dog and cottage does not accept dogs which is a shame

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1Jun 2023

  • "The property is beautiful, spotlessly clean and everything very good quality, Beautiful view over the meadow and a few minutes walk to the Swale Trail footpath/cycle route all the way to Gunnerside."

    Easy walk into Reeth and not far to drive to other places of interest for a day out. Only slight downside for us was shuffling on and off the drive/parking spot as our car quite big/long (VW Arteon). It wouldn’t put us off booking another holiday as everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at White Lea."

    The cottage was very well equipped and spotlessly clean, we would be very happy to recommend it or return ourselves in the future.

    Thank you Sally, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "Welcome pack very much appreciated Will definitely stay there again Hope to return next year"

    Thank you Liz for your feedback, we are happy you had a good time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Mar 2023

  • "Yet another fantastic stay in our favourite home from home."

    Every stay is as good as the last. Only problem, we never want to leave!

    Thank you Kerry, Always a pleasure to have you stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2023

  • "We couldn’t be happier, White Lea was a stunningly beautiful, clean and comfortable property."

    It definitely deserves its “outstanding” rating. White Lea was perfectly situated although our sat nav had difficulty locating it. The location was so peaceful and picturesque. The cosy fireplace and gorgeously comfortable sofa were very welcome after a days walking or sightseeing. The whole property was decorated to a very high standard and was a delight to stay in. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and furnished to a very high standard especially the kitchen."

    Coupled with a lovely location in a very pretty village made this a fantastic place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at this super cottage."

    It's like a home from home. Only problem is we never want to go home. Thanks again.

    Thank you Kerry for your kind feedback. We hope you had a lovely time at White Lea Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with a superb rear patio and outlook."

    Plenty of short flat walks from the doorstep with a short walk into Reeth. Nice pub virtually on the doorstep. Would recommend this cottage if you just want to chill out.

    Thank you Paul for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "In God's own country, White Lea is a great cottage renovated to a very high standard."

    All-important cleanliness and comfort are obviously paramount.

    Thank you Judith for your feedback. We hope you had a lovely time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2022

  • "This holiday cottage is massive."

    My husband and myself had a wonderful week. The area is beautiful and very convenient distance from a pub (the bridge) serving wonderful food and extremely welcoming.

    Thank you Karen for your feedback. I am pleased to hear yourself and your husband had a nice week away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely homely cottage."

    Beautifully furnished, clean and a real home away from home. Thank you

    Reviewed by Dan5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at your beautiful cottage it was perfect."

    Great location, fabulous Views will definitely be booking again .

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2022

  • "What an amazing property and fabulous location."

    We had lambs in our field every morning and the farmer came to visit them twice a day. The children throughly enjoyed this experience. Perfect property and facilities were great. One suggestion may be to have a rug down on the lounge floor and also blankets to snuggle with once the fire is on. Apart from the we couldn’t fault the place. Also the ice cream shop in Reeth is definitely worth a visit or two.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellently maintained, and clean, a small chopping board, and a more upto date ..."

    Excellently maintained, and clean, a small chopping board, and a more upto date can opener, and a microwave basin would be useful,

    Thank you for your feedback. We have taken this into account and added the above items into our cottage. Thank you again for staying at White Lea. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Mar 2022

  • "White Lea is a little gem, beautifully decorated and furnished and very cosy especially the underfloor heating."

    It was spotless and has everything you need for the perfect Dales holiday and a short walk to the pub and neighbouring Reeth. It’s a marvellous part of the Dales with plenty of walks for all abilities. The views from the cotttage were stunning, it’s a real home from home and we’d highly recommend staying here, we’ll most certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Disappointed that having said all fuel was included in the price, only enough logs supplied for one fire."

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely characterful cottage with great views and lots of walking and good pubs nearby"

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Sep 2021

  • "So quiet, amazing views, clean as a pin!"


    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage itself was great."

    Lovely village and easy walk into next bigger village. The only downside was the parking if you had more than one car. There is very little other parking in the village and the landlord at the pub isn’t helpful, ever when you go to his pub most evenings and have a couple of meals there.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with high quality fittings and furniture, very scenic patio and close to nice pub and cake shop"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "White Lea is a beautiful cottage everything of a high standard."

    As the weather was good we were able to make the most of the patio and lovely views. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful property, spotlessly clean, decorated and fitted to an excellent standard."

    Owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by Harry4.7May 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage finished to a very high standard."

    Plenty of things to do in the area and a pub only a few yards down the road.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Rear enclosed patio with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles Please Note: Starter pack only for the woodburner, more logs can be purchased locally

The property

Reeth 1.2 miles.

An impressive three-storey, stone-built cottage, sitting peacefully within the village of Grinton, White Lea offers families or friends a remarkable countryside base in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

In close reach of all the essential amenities in Reeth, this rural cottage boasts beautiful views, with an equally impressive interior awaiting your arrival.

Step over the stone-flag floor and into the beautiful open-plan living space, a wonderful social spot with ample space to seat all six of you, enjoy unwinding into your evenings on the corner sofa before the woodburning stove, while at the other end of the room you will find the dining space, with a television here as well as in the sitting room, you won't miss a second of all your favourite shows when you desire a relaxing evening in.

The contemporary-styled monochrome kitchen hosts a good range of cooking essentials, with plenty of preparation space to whip up a tasty treat for your loved ones, or in the summer months enjoy a barbecue out on your own private patio, the countryside's rolling fields making a wonderful setting to end your evening.

Move up to the first floor to find two identically-styled double bedrooms, both wide a stylish hanging rack for your personal belongings and a convenient dressing table, it makes a lovely spot to prepare for your day, with the gleaming family shower room resting on this floor too.

Up on the second floor is the third and final bedroom of a twin sitting beneath the rustic beams of the room, its beautiful skylight letting in a plethora of natural light and letting you get the best views of the countryside.

In the local village of Grinton you will find a welcoming pub, The Bridge Inn, sitting amongst the River Swale, it makes an extremely scenic spot for a refreshing drink, while a wider selection of inns can be found in nearby Reeth, with its past as a lead mining town and a centre for hand knitting, this historic village hosts the amenities of a Post Office with shop, tea rooms, an ice cream parlour and even its own museum, Swaledale Museum.

The market towns of Richmond and Leyburn are within easy reach too, making a lovely day out where you might even find the perfect gift to bring back home for a loved one, as well as both towns boasting stunning architecture worth observing as you hunt out the perfect place to enjoy a celebratory dinner.

All of Askrigg, Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force, England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft, are within driving distance too, perfect for when you're seeking an active day out, while the whole of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to ample opportunities for walking, cycling and horseback riding, while the famed Three Peaks are well-worth tackling for their spectacular landscapes and scenic picnic spots along the way.

Perfectly positioned for a countryside stay in Yorkshire, choose White Lea as your next beautiful holiday home.

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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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Please Note: Starter pack only for the woodburner, more logs can be purchased locally