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Alma House

Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 15569)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Alma House!"

    The rooms were lovely and spacious and the house perfrct for our stay. The location right in the centre of Reeth was perfect for walking and visiting nearby towns. The Property owner was very helpful with arranging our key collection and arrival. Thank you!

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Another great week staying here can’t wait till next year."

    Three years till I retire from the military and hopefully move here.

    Reviewed by GinaSep 2021

  • "Had a fabulous week with friends in this comfortable and spacious old house."

    The location is spot on. Didn't use the car all week as there are plenty of wonderful walks from the door, and Reeth village green, shops. pubs, cafes are just a few steps away. There's an honesty box for parking on village green, which was fine with us. Neighbour was friendly, cooker and everything else in cottage worked fine. Beds were comfy and linen was fresh and clean, as were the towels. We brought our own larger bath towels with us. The top floor toilet/plumbing system is a macerator which makes a rumbling noise when in use, but we didn't find that a problem. It was good to have two toilets in the house, and there are 3 wash hand basins which was handy. The facilities, especially bathrooms, are a little old fashioned in parts, but clean and adequate, and I would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to book it again. All in all a very relaxed and happy experience in this spacious old house.

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2021

  • "Alma House is really lovely, spacious and comfortable."

    Reeth and the surrounding area is just beautiful. A few issues with the house that, for me, makes it a little below expectations of a holiday cottage charging over £1000 per week. 1. My first gripe is the check in time of 5pm. I realise all places are doing this at the moment and using covid and cleaning as an excuse, which is fine if you get there and the place is spotless when you do, sadly this wasn't the case. Yes we had comfortable beds with clean bedding and towels (although the towels are tiny) but dust and cobwebs needed seeing to and there are a number of clothes moths in one bedroom especially. I just think we paid for a day in the cottage which we couldn't use it for it to be clean and while it wasn't horrendous it certainly wasn't perfect, the kitchen cupboards are in need of a good clean especially. 3pm check in would be much nicer and if you are making people leave by 10am and asking them to do half of the cleaners job (stripping and bagging into separate bags all bedding, protectors, towels and kitchen towels) before they go then 3 pm should really be manageable. 2. The cooker! We got there at 5pm on arrival day and at 6pm turned the oven on to warm through a lasagne that had been made at home before our departure. This should have been edible by 7 we thought, but at 8 we were still waiting for it to warm through to the middle. Over the course of the week we tried all of the options on the cooker but none worked very well at all. 3. The Macerator drainage system upstairs is horrendous and super noisy. 4. We were asked to only use the washing machine on a 600 spin. This to me is not acceptable, apparently its something to do with the spin effecting the electrics of the flat below, I'm afraid my opinion on that is if its causing electrical issues the electrics need looking at and it's not the fault of the washing machine or people using it. It would be better to take the washing machine out rather than expecting holiday makers to wash on a spin where a tumble dryer can't be used leaving it taking ages to drip dry and ends up smelling worse than it did before it was washed. On the subject of the grumpy neighbour mentioned in other reviews, we had no issues whatsoever, he was polite and chatted each time we saw him. The parking on the green is just a short walk from the cottage, there is an honesty box for optional payments with a recommendation of £2 for a full day. I had no problem with paying this as it goes towards the upkeep of the beautiful village green. All in all it's a nice house in a lovely area, but I probably wouldn't rush to book it again. We had left our dogs at home, so the lack of outdoor space wasn't a problem for us, but I personally wouldn't recommend it for people taking dogs with them even though it is a dog friendly place.

    Reviewed by VickiAug 2021

  • "The house was fine but there a few issues we would like to point out for others booking this accommodation: 1."

    Although the house is dog friendly there is no garden or secure area for the dogs; 2. As pointed out, there is only parking for loading and unloading but it wasn’t pointed out there is a £2 daily charge to park on the village green; 3. The road next to the house is busy and noisy, especially when the windows are open; 4. As mentioned in previous reviews, there is an unpleasant, unfriendly neighbour which we really didn’t need on our holiday.

    Reviewed by BryanJul 2021

  • "Lovely village and lots to do in the surrounding area"

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2020

  • "Second time at Alma House."

    Lovely position and very well equipped but a shower in the bathroom would make things easier. Six people sharing one shower is not ideal

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Alma House in Reeth."

    The cottage layout was ideal for our stay with our son, daughter in law, grandchildren and our dog. We loved the layout, the two bathrooms, taking all your boots and coats off before going upstairs. It just felt like home from home. Would highly recommend but please leave room for us to return.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Owners were very helpful."

    Realised no corkscrew, contacted owner, who delivered one that same evening. Very nice position for access to local green and pubs. Lots of local walks for our dogs. Been to the area before and will be back. There is no garden at this property however a bench seat by the front door may be an advantage? Plenty of space for 6 adults and all rooms spacious.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage - plenty of space for all 5 of us and 2 dogs - really useful area downstairs for Boots and Coats."

    Easy to park in the Green. Reeth is a pretty village with lots of local amenities on the doorstep and we did a variety of walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by CathyJul 2020

  • "Traditional style holiday accommodation but was ideal for our needs for a Winter break in a very picturesque location."

    With plenty of room for six of us plus a dog we were pleased with the facilities and enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by MikeNov 2019

  • "Alma House is perfectly situated within the village of Reeth."

    The house is very comfortable however it was not clear there was no central heating. The storage heaters were very welcome and heated the hall area well, the bedrooms and mostly the living/ dining room could benefit with a suitable heater. The house sleeps six people and generally the kitchen equipment was suitable but the cooking utensils could do with being upgraded and provision of flat baking trays would be beneficial. All this being said we had a marvellous week and enjoyed our stay in Alma House.

    Reviewed by IreneOct 2019

  • "There was no welcome folder with instructions on things like the bins e."

    G. where were the bins for the property and what could/couldn't be recycled - we ended up taking our recycling home; or information on the radiators which didn't appear to work, there were storage heaters but these were in hallways; if it had been any colder the property would have been very cold.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2019

  • "A really lovely holiday."

    Reeth is one of the jewels in the crown of the dales. And the holiday accommodation was perfect for us. Loads of lovely walks from the front door, fab pubs minutes away. Really clean and comfortable, beautiful views out the back across the fells, wonderful log burner and everything we could possibly need. I especially liked having a coffee machine! The owners were really helpful and friendly too. I would definitely recommend this lovely holiday home!

    Reviewed by LMay 2019

  • "There is only one shower, not sufficient for 6 people."

    Surely there could be a shower attachment in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2019

  • "Everything as described."

    Useful space for our bikes. Easy parking on the green. Spacious accommodation. Excellent.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2019

  • "Cottage very nice, lovely village everyone was very friendly and helpful."

    The Black Bull Pub 300 yards away serves very good pub grub.

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2019

  • "Lovely property."

    Clean and comfortable. Great location in a lovely village with great walks from the door. Lovely, dog friendly pubs in the village with good pub food.

    Reviewed by DaleFeb 2019

  • "Alma House is a perfect base for 6 people in Reeth."

    The owner was extremely friendly & helpful. The house is like a tardis.......very large lounge with sofas and table to seat 6 easily. 3 large bedrooms and a very well equipped kitchen. There are very few cottages to accommodate 6 in Reeth village and we would have no hesitation in choosing Alma House again. Thankyou Mrs McCann!

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday."

    Alma House is well appointed, spacious and comfortable. We visit Reeth annually in late autumn when the weather is generally cold and often wet ( this year was an exception) so warmth and drying of outdoor clothing is a priority. The individual heaters at Alma House (especially the two storage heaters) are efficient but connection of the existing central heating system would work better for guests, particularly in the afternoon/evening, at this time of year.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2018

  • "Warm and comfortable cottage in good location in the village."

    Walks in every direction without needing to use the car. On three stories so lot of up and down stairs. Fine for us but may not suit everyone.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2018

  • "Alma house was in a fantastic location east access to the moors."

    Three pubs in the village. Good sized rooms plenty of space for five adults. No problems with parking on or around the green.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2018

  • "Fantastic home could not fault it will return"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "No complaints."

    Nothing missing. Comfortable, clean and everything worked. Beautiful village with good pubs and amenities. Very useful bus service up and down Swaledale. Perfect for a walking holiday in lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2018

  • "Extremely well-equipped throughout, from kitchen to children's games, and with a very very nice and homely feel about the whole house."

    Also a good local - and not-so-local - info collection. We had a great holiday with lovely walks and the kids loved the playground with the zipwire that we found on the first morning. Good village for trick-or-treating as well! Thanks a lot.

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2017

  • "Beautifully clean spacious cottage with everything you need."

    Furniture not at all tired looking, unlike some cottages we have rented and the beds were extremely comfortable. Even had toys, dvd's, cot, highchair etc for anyone with young children.

    Reviewed by TJul 2017

  • "Lovely spacious cottage with everything we needed for five adults and two dogs."

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2017

  • "The facilities in this property were second to none."

    There was nothing else we could have asked for.

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2017

  • "Alma house was excellent,a credit to the owners"

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2017

  • "We were very impressed with Alma House, everything was of a good standard and we thoroughly enjoyed our weeks holiday."

    We have two small dogs and the area in the entrance where we could clean the dogs and leave our shoes and coats was a bonus. All the nearby pubs were dog friendly and we able to eat out each night. We will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2016

  • "Alma House is in a cracking location with walks from the doorstep and local pubs, cafes and shops just as close."

    The house was spotless and contained everything we needed. The open fire is lovely and easy to use. All in all we had a great week at Alma House and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful; in a fantastic location with brilliant walks and nice pubs."

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2015

  • "A great cottage in a lovely village."

    Reeth was wonderful and this cottage is close to everything, with plenty of space for 4 adults, 1 child, 2 babies and a small dog! The living space is the perfect size and having to park the car just round the corner on the green was no problem (it was very quiet in February). Highly recommend the walk up Gunnerside valley, a trip to Hawes and a mini Reeth pub crawl. The food at The Buck was excellent.

    Reviewed by AllanFeb 2015

  • "Plenty of space with good standard of accommodation."

    Very clean with added bonus of large screen TV in the lounge and flat screen TV in the master bedroom. Jack and Jill bathroom/shower and extra bathroom with separate toilet very comfortable for 2 couples. Good site near to the village green and pubs.

    Reviewed by PatriciaDec 2014

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The property

A charming stone-built traditional dales house located the in the centre of Reeth, with superb village amenities on the doorstep in Swaledale, within the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park.

With stunning views from every window, including those of the village green and the famous Yorkshire grouse moors, this Reeth cottage is presented over the top two floors offering a blend of original features with modern furnishings to provide a perfect holiday cottage from which to enjoy the wonderful Dales countryside.

This cottage in Reeth is accessed from the ground floor with a lobby and stairs leading to the light and airy living area on the first floor and bedrooms on the second floor.

Inside your Reeth holiday home is a well-equipped kitchen, where you can make fabulous home-cooked meals, before retiring to the spacious and comfortable sitting room with its warming woodburner.

If the cook in your party wants a night off, then head out into the village for an excellent meal in one of pubs or restaurants, which are only a couple of minutes’ walk away.

The lovely 18th century village of Reeth is also home to some of the region's finest arts and crafts, a weekly market and a village green, where you can sit with a newspaper whilst enjoying the Stunning village scenery and backdrop to the surrounding hills.

The village also offers shops, cafes and a local Post Office meaning that there is everything you need on your doorstep.

There are a variety of beautiful hill walks and excellent footpaths throughout Swaledale and Arkengarthdale from Reeth, including a fabulous riverside trail and Alfred Wainwright's celebrated Coast to Coast route and Pennine Way within reach.

The popular town of Leyburn is just a short drive away, with its mixture of tea rooms, gift shops and convenience stores.

The town is also the entrance to Wensleydale’s stunning countryside, and sits amongst rolling moorland woven together by dry stone walls that offer shelter to the hardy sheep grazing on the hillside.

Also well worth a visit is the market town of Richmond, just ten miles away, and also within reach of this North Yorkshire cottage is Barnard Castle with its wonderful Bowes Museum, Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force, England’s highest single drop waterfall.

A lovely cottage in Reeth, surrounded by sublime scenery, perfect to get away from it all and enjoy country living at its finest.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Three second floor bedrooms: 2 x double (one with Jack-and–Jill access to shower room), 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with dining area, woodburner stove
  • Ground floor entrance with boot and coat storage.
  • Electric storage heaters and woodburning stove (starter pack included)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-Ray DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Load/unload outside property only
  • Free parking available on village green
  • Secure bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk.

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About the location

REETH

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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