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Langthwaite, Arkengarthdale, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage in tranquility, comfortable and clean and on one level."

    But be aware no TV in the cottage, but with smart phones not an issue to me. This is my second visit and will be third visit next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "4th visit here we love the location and the friendly CB Yard ."

    Wish we could live here !

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Second visit this year."

    Enough said.

    Reviewed by Peter John4.4Oct 2023

  • "Aros is idyllically situated & very peaceful."

    A great place to unwind. Maintenance of the property could be better e.g. there is some dampness which needs attention & generally some tlc however it was clean and everything needed is provided. The fact that the housekeeper checks to make sure all is well is a lovely touch & very welcome.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Sep 2023

  • "Aros cottage was well equipped, and provided us with the peace and quiet we wanted."

    It's location was wonderful. However, the cottage does need some decorating and TLC. The cottage could do with a thorough clean up. I am a professional cleaner and these standards would not pass. However, apart from the negative comments. We did have a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Pauline2.5Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, beautiful location, had everything you could want and more."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have very mixed feelings about Aros."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in a magnificent, peaceful location surrounded by sheep, rabbits, lapwings, birds galore and wonderful flora. Walks abound in the area, straight from the door plus a very welcoming inn, The C B 5 minutes walk away serving superb food. We appreciate the cottage was built some years ago and requires a lot of maintenance but it could do with some tlc eg new bathroom with extractor fan as it is damp, decorating throughout as wallpaper is peeling. I am always suspicious of cottages that contain air fresheners…….why does it need one? Possibly to conceal the damp smell or visiting dogs? We knew before booking that dogs were allowed but their presence was obvious by the fur on floors and kitchen cupboard doors. I tried to clean this up but unfortunately the Vax cleaner was useless. Sadly we did not find the sofa comfortable and the armchairs were too low. The kitchen appears to be fairly new and is extremely well equipped. There is an impressive selection of maps, books, games and jigsaws to while away any spare time if needed and the WiFi was welcomed for accessing weather forecasts in the absence of a tv. We did not miss the tv at all.

    Reviewed by Kate3.4Jul 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage with all that we needed and more."

    Fabulous setting. Was just what we wanted. Loved that there wasn't a tv. WiFi was excellent. Local pubs were easy to walk to and very welcoming. Super dog walks off the doorstep. We really unwound.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very good very comfortable relaxing ."

    Plenty of places to visit .We had a very nice time . more time with out the Tele.It was along way to come well worth the journey douglas.NORFOLK.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jun 2023

  • "Best equipped cottage we have stayed in."

    Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Aros cottage is a small beautiful cottage, very cosy and clean, but only 1 thing I had not seen, it has no TV."

    But didn't spoil it as I can use my phone when I'm in the cottage. By next day booked for next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is constructive feedback only for the property owner: It doesn't work to have a thermostat above a storage heater!"

    We had to turn the thermostat up to about 25 degrees to make the central heating come on It would be a good idea to have an extractor fan in the bathroom as it's getting damp in there It would have been useful to know that there is no signal to be able to phone or text Please leave guidance about the bins, as to when you put them out! I have just had a farcical dance with them this morning, not realising that your green and black bins are both collected weekly, and Sue didn't make it very clear, so I am afraid I didn't get the recycling out and only just made the black bin emptying Feedback that can be published: We had a comfy week in possibly the most peaceful place we have ever stayed. We loved the open fire and got used to there being no TV quickly, enjoying the quiet. There were plentiful puzzles, games and books to amuse. It was very handy to have the CB Inn a 5 minute stroll down the road and they were welcoming to dogs in the bar area. We enjoyed just a drink and also a roast dinner. Reeth is a nice little town with dog friendly pubs. Richmond or Barnard Castle seem to be the nearest places to fill up with petrol, so beware of getting too low on fuel!

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very nice clean cottage Sue was very helpful the lady who looked after the it."

    We had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2022

  • "We loved the quiet peaceful location and thought the cottage was well equipped."

    It was also very dog friendly. Access to WiFi was good and it helped us plan each days outing and there are so many places to visit in this beautiful area. Sue the housekeeper was very friendly and helpful. We were very lucky with the weather and maybe would have liked an upgrade on the garden furniture as we spent quite a bit of time in the little front garden. It was a lovely relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely warm clean comfortable cottage in a wonderful setting, and a great base for our short walking holiday."

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Jun 2022

  • "A sweet little cosy cottage with absolutely stunning views from every window."

    Glorious walks from the doorstep. We fell in love with the area, so much to explore. No television was a tonic and we enjoyed the wealth of games and informative local books. Overall, we loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7May 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the area that this cottage is in but really felt that the cottage was in need of updating, a very bland atmosphere."

    It has obviously had a new kitchen at some point which was fairly well equipped. We wouldn't return to the cottage in its present state.

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Dec 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    So comfortable, inviting, clean and warm. We enjoyed our time there. A great place to relax and to be rejuvenated. We would definitely live to come back. An excellent location to walk around as well in the Northern part of the Dales.

    Reviewed by Surekha4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was a home from home."

    Cosy, comfortable and an amazing view from every window. Facilities great including games, jigsaws and WiFi. Great that there is no TV. We didn’t miss it. Great place to visit the wonderful Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Aug 2021

  • "My feedback after a recent Sykes holiday was excluded because it exceeded the max."

    word count. There was no word count stated (and still isn't). It was a holiday we'd enjoyed despite multiple defects with the cottage. I wasn't told why it wasn't published until I complained, or given the opportunity to edit it. While there was nothing to complain about at Aros, I suspect that you exclude very negative reviews. I won't waste my time with feedback filtered by Sykes.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a collection of cottages in the old mining area of the dale."

    Great views from all the rooms at different times of the day. The cottage is more roomy than we expected, and the whole area even more beautiful than we had hoped. Cottage had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2021

  • "3rd visit.,time appears to stand still,no television although it would be useful at night,no mobile,but you see other bits, view."

    Peaseful.great views from the cottages.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Apr 2021

  • "Seating in lounge very uncomfortable."

    Needs urgent attention. Large bedroom dated. Other than that, warm cottage with lovely views. Very pleasant break. Nice area in convenient spot.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8Sep 2020

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay in this cottage ."

    The views are amazing and the walks around are just what we came for, so relaxing. What can I say Aros cottage is cosy, warm, comfortable cottage, quiet surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. The 2019 floods have caused some damage and the red lion pub is now closed which was a shame. However my family had a relaxing time in Aros cottage. Thank you again

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and in a delightful location."

    However, when we arrived we found that the kitchen waste bin had not been emptied and there was mould on the contents. The dishwasher had also not been emptied and, again, there was mould. In general, we had the impression that the cottage had not been cleaned thoroughly.

    Reviewed by Peter Edward4.1Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable, there was everything one could want."

    The absence of TV and WiFi was an absolute joy. Aros is situated amongst the most beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent holiday in a wonderful location."

    Lots of walks for us with our border collie. Many places to visit in the car. To open the curtains in the morning with lambs, rabbits and birdlife very close to the window was a joy. We will definitely return. Thank you. Wi-Fi or TV was not an issue for us; it helped us to relax for a week.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage and very well equipped for a relaxing holiday."

    Lots of extra details like games, maps and guide books, towels and bedding really enhanced our enjoyment. Beautiful and very peaceful location, and we enjoyed the absence of tv and wifi! Lots of lovely walks in the area and a very good local pub. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Apr 2019

  • "No telly ..no phone signal"

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.1Mar 2019

  • "This cottage is a wonderful base to explore the Dales."

    And the fact that there is loads of information about the history is a real bonus too.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Aug 2018

  • "We've stayed here before ( a year ago), so we knew what to expect (otherwise would have checked the "exceeded" box!"

    ). This is isolated enough to be "far from the madding crowd", yet with one or two kindly neighbours (especially the housekeeper), and a pub-with-meals half a mile down the road (albeit a bit pricey), it's also very secure. No TV, wifi or mobile signal (suits us but would suit everyone). An ideal, comfortable base for us to enjoy the Swaledale Festival.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "I think the above would be completely perfect if it had a television."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth L4.8Nov 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single with pull-out single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, CD/radio, iPod dock, selection of books and games
  • Wi-fi in property
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with seat
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: No TV at this property

The property

Langthwaite 1 mile.

Aros is an end-terrace cottage that’s situated amongst stunning Arkengarthdale scenery, a mile from the village of Langthwaite within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

All on the ground floor, this lovely holiday home provides a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and sample life at a much slower pace.

This cosy, dog-friendly cottage is a great choice for families, along with cyclists and walkers as the Pennine Way meanders close by.

The welcoming super king-size double bedroom offers superb views from its two windows and there is also a single bedroom with an additional pull-out bed.

The open plan living area, with an open fire in the sitting area, forms the heart and soul of this traditional cottage.

You can also enjoy a soak in the bath after a day spent walking and exploring the magnificent countryside.

Langthwaite is one of very few villages in Arkengarthdale and is also one of the most northerly settlements in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Langthwaite is well known for featuring in All Creatures Great and Small, and eight miles away is the world famous Tan Hill Inn, which is Britain's highest public inn at 1732 feet above sea level.

Close by is the charming market town of Reeth, home to some of the region's finest arts and crafts, and within driving distance are the towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle.

A delightful cottage to get away from the hustle and bustle of 21st century life.

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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 - There is a step leading up to the property which makes it difficult for Wheelchair users.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas