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Brown Hill Cottage

(Ref. 22378)

Low Row near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in superb location."

    Very well equipped with everything you could want for your stay. Very warm and cosy.

    David, Thankyou for taking time to provide such lovely feedback. We are please that you enjoyed your stay. Regards Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week staying in this lovely cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Would definitely book again.

    Pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Thank you for finding the time to provide feedback for us. Regards Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very comfy and spotlessly clean Thank you, Hopefully will visit again."

    Thankyou very much for taking time to provide your kind feedback, which is appreciated and makes all our efforts worthwhile. Regards Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location for walking and bird watching."

    House had an extremely well stocked kitchen. All the descriptions of facilities were accurate, so no surprises on arrival and during the stay.

    I am Glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, thankyou very much for your kind feedback. Regards Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denny5.0Jul 2023

  • "A pleasant week walking in Swaledale."

    The cottage is nice, good location and views. The very odd thing is the fact that twice in the listing for the cottage (including once in red!), it's mentioned that there are no footpaths near the cottage nor many in swaledale - even a cursory glance at an Ordnance Survey map will tell you otherwise. There is a footpath directly behind the cottage and I walked from there to Keld, picking up the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast. Swaledale is a walkers heaven, and walkers far outnumber road traffic. Don't let this misinformation put you off a weeks rambling stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. The comments in the listing regarding the lack of footpaths arose due to feedback received in 2021 when a customer staying at the property complained over the lack of footpaths on the roadway (B6270) when leaving their vehicle and walking to the property which is not unusual in the Swaledale area. Other than this the location, as you rightly point out benefits from numerous footpaths across the countryside. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed walking the footpaths and your stay at the cottage. Regards Kevin (owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Enjoyed the personal decorative touches. Thank you for the wine, milk and biscuits - appreciated after a long journey! Only negative would be the towels. They were a bit small and rough and felt they should be upgraded to match the rest of the cottage quality.

    Thankyou for taking the time to provide feedback, and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I will feed back your comments regarding towels to our cleaning company and shall replace towels if deemed necessary. Kevin Sharpe Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Thankyou for taking time to provide feedback I am pleased you found everything to your liking. Makes all the effort worthwhile. Thankyou. Kevin Sharpe Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need at hand."

    Very clean and warm on arrival. Clear instructions on how to use log burner and other items in the property which helps a lot. Owners very helpful with a query I had.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the dales,"

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved the location of this little place and throughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Rosanna5.0Aug 2022

  • "A warm friendly well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great small cosy cottage that was very well equipped with everything you could need."

    In a perfect location - loads of walks form the door.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Conveniently located in central Swaledale. We were always able to park in the small lay-by near the cottage even though the parking is unreserved. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable and peaceful cottage."

    In all honesty I could not find fault with this cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "We found the cottage very well equipped indeed and very comfortable."

    It was very clean and the information file covered everything. We had asked the owner if there was any information on local walks and he left a folder with some very useful ones which we enjoyed. Although the cottage is on the main road, we were able to park in a rough layby quite near and I was surprised that we were not disturbed at all by traffic. It is as described in terms of accessibility which was not a problem for us. Thank you for a making it a good holiday and for the milk and lovely biscuits which were waiting for us when we arrived, also flowers on the table - a nice touch.

    Thank you for finding the time to provide feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and had a good holiday. Regards Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find that the photos did not do the cottage justice; it is larger than is looks and fantastically well equipped."

    The bathroom with its large walk in shower and rainfall head was very welcome at the end of a long day walking in the beautiful countryside. Perhaps a photo of the bathroom would be a good idea. There is a great variety of walks from the cottage itself. We enjoyed evening BBQs in the front courtyard overlooking the dale and and a roaring fire in the wood-burner on cold nights. The owner was very helpful and extremely good at communicating with us.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. It is very much appreciated. It is really rewarding to us as owners when clients have an enjoyable stay, it makes our efforts worthwhile. Kevin & Jannette Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful weeks holiday, Brownhills cottage is an excellent way of seeing the dales, very comfortable cosy and very clean ,well equipped , couldn't have asked for more."


    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, it is much appreciated. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Brown Hill Cottage. Kevin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2021

  • "Blissfull cottage in every way - plus lovely scenery, walks, and thoughtful owners."

    Reviewed by Denis4.7Oct 2021

  • "A gorgeous and well equipped cottage in a stunning location with friendly and helpful owners."

    Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were amazed at the volume and diversity of kitchen equipment ."

    . a good venue for foodies. You could cook or bake anything there. Good kitchen knives too which is unusual for a holiday home Also Campbells at Leyburn is an amazing shop for foodie produce. Lovely view from the cottage and Swaledale is picture postcard

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful location, amazing wildlife, fabulous scenery, picture postcard staycation, we loved every minute."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very well equipped, and appreciated the wine and chocolates."

    Some lovely extra touches like the bird box and tasteful décor and basics provided like tea bags and coffee machine. Garden furniture good to sit out after long walks and on warm evenings. Wifi worked well.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "We had a great holiday in a fantastic location."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. It was clean and very well looked after. There was plenty of great walks right on the doorstep and we were very lucky with the weather for the time of year. Would definitely recommend Brown Hill Cottage and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2019

  • "Found parking rather difficult, having a disability, I found it hard to get out of the car onto a main road and not being able to see what’s coming around the bend."

    On one side there was a restriction to get out the car being a high grass bank. There was no footpath from parking to cottage. Maybe this should be mentioned in the description on your website. The luxury underfloor heating in the shower room did not come on and was rather chilly in the mornings. In the information pack at the cottage it said not to alter the timings where ever it was so that was disappointing. The cottage was well equipped, in the information pack it requested that we leave the cottage as we found it, which is fair enough, but to request us to hoover and clean the property before we leave seems odd, is this not included in the rental, especially when they have a cleaner coming in on the day of departure. The hoover was very heavy and even my husband struggled to get it upstairs and I would certainly not have managed.

    Thank you for your feedback. The published listing for Brown Hill Cottage highlights that parking is roadside, on a first-come, first-served basis. We also advise of the stone steps to the property, which are clearly pictured. I will add some extra notes re parking to make this clearer. As regards the lack of footpath there is no roadside footpath on the road between Muker , Gunnerside and Reeth, a distance of approximately eight miles. The cottage is located between Reeth and Gunnerside. There are virtually no roadside footpaths in the whole of the Swaledale Valley unless in a town i.e. Reeth or Leyburn. My partner and I clean and service the cottage after the departure of every client. The Saturday you arrived, I had checked that the under floor heating in the bathroom was working. The temperature setting is set low due to the Summer period. As we are approaching Autumn I will ensure that the temperature is set higher. I should point out that on the day of your departure, both of us were in shorts and T shirts due to the warm weather. We do ask clients not to alter the heating timer settings as sometimes the heating has been left running after the client has left. Additionally this spoils the comfort for other guests. There are boost controls on the systems. The control for the under floor heating is located on the wall and outside the bathroom. We do ask clients to leave the cottage as best they can, as they have found it, again to be fair on the cleaner and out of respect for incoming guests. We do suggest using the Hoover, due unfortunately to the condition some guests have left the carpets, and in the case of obvious mess. There is no expectation that elderly or infirm guests would take the Hoover up the stairs but I do thank you for leaving the cottage as she found it. Mr K Sharpe (Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2019

  • "Felt welcome as soon as we stepped into the warm cottage and saw the vases of flowers."

    More than comfortable: all details attended to, tasteful furnishings etc and good quality kitchen equipment. A lovely experience— would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sonja5.0Aug 2019

  • "As a family we enjoyed the beautiful views of low row and the cosy brown Hill cottage."

    Reviewed by Anna Tam5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped and presented above our expectations."

    Along the lines of home from home. If we are back in the area would be a great place to stay again. The owners were lovely when we spoke regarding access and on departure. Fantastic views of the Dales. 100% recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    It had everything we needed and more. Spotlessly clean. Good location for exploring the many walks and villages in Swaledale.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2019

  • "Excellent base for walking Swaledale."

    However it is necessary to travel some distance to Reeth, Hawes, Richmond or Leyburn for groceries.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jun 2019

  • "Brown Hill Cottage had everything we could possibly need for a wonderful holiday."

    It was spotless, the bed we slept in was comfortable, there were books and maps in the kitchen relevant to the area and walk suggestions from the owners.The week was very cold but the cottage was lovely and warm- even when there was snow and sleet!The use of eco friendly products for washing up etc was good.There was even a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge and beautiful roses in a vase to welcome us on arrival- plus some chocolates in the lounge! We plan to return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Stunning little cottage in upper Swaledale surrounded by beautiful scenery, great bike riding and walking and fantastic pubs with wonderful food and beer!"

    The owners of the cottage have gone out of their way to provide every facility needed, as my Yorkshire dales born and bred parents said, "short of nowt you've got". It's impressive that the cottage has many local craftsmanship items including the local pottery from Garden House Pottery in Reeth - we went and bought some! The cottage is very clean indeed. We used the wood burner on one evening - really toasty - and all logs provided. We also used the BBQ for the best lamb chops ever from Campbells in Leyburn. The shed provided ample room to lock up our bikes. The beds were comfy and there was ample draws and wardrobe space. Parking isn't great - a pull in off the road 20m down the lane but wasn't a problem. People less mobile may struggle with the deep steps up to the patio/front door and the internal stairs. The Punch Bowl pub is close by with great food and beer but is a longer 5-10 mins walk up the hill from the cottage than portrayed in the description. Can highly recommend the pub at Mucker for food and the Kearton hotel at Thwaite. Very enjoyable and excellent value for 4 people.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Aug 2018

  • "An absolutely brilliant holiday cottage."

    Everything we needed for a great holiday. This cottage is so well furnished and decorated it felt like home. The separate dining room was great for both eating and for use as an office for my wifes family tree recearch. The Broadband was a bit Iffy at times but this in no way detracted from an amazing holiday. We even enjoyed having to argue with the neighbours chicken before using the parking layby.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Tastefully modernised whilst retaining the character. Conveniently situated for Punchbowl Inn. Would definitely book this one again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent quality equipment and facilities with many thoughtful touches."

    Great location. We enjoyed staying here very much. As a possible improvement, perhaps the single mattresses in the second bedroom could do with renewal. **** OWNERS REPLY **** Thank you for your feedback, a new, firmer mattress has now been ordered and will soon be replaced. I am glad you enjoyed your time at our property.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "What a cottage!"

    It wasn’t just a house - it was a “home from home”. Location was lovely, very quiet and peaceful. All the little touches - bottle of wine in the fridge, sweets, flowers - were very appreciated. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Weather wasn’t very good, rain and snow, but there was plenty to keep us and our 2 grandchildren occupied. Wouldn’t hesitate to come again!!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had an amazing Christmas at Brown Hill Cottage."

    It was a really lovely cosy place to spend the holidays and we really appreciated the effort that had been put in to decorate the place and really make it Christmassy and welcoming for us. In anticipation of planning Christmas in a rented cottage, with all the cooking that entails, we'd brought along extra baking trays, roasting pans, condiments etc as these are things that in general you don't expect to be provided, however we didn't need any of it! We were able to do all of our planned festive cooking and celebrating using the cookware and crockery provided. I've never stayed anywhere so well equipped! I am already trying to work out when I might be able to go back.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely area."

    Very well equipped and lots of lovely touches.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well-equipped."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2017

  • "Great Cottage Very well equipped, detail second to none."

    One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in Full Marks!! To the owners

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful setting with a very comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Jun 2017

  • "Probably the best cottage we have stopped in."

    A very comfortable and cosy stay. Everything was well thought out and the extra touches were brilliant. Shame about the weather, but all round a really good holiday.

    Reviewed by George4.8Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Electric panel heaters on ground floor and gas central heating on first floor with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, telephone (incoming calls only), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking outside property on a first come, first served basis; please note there are no footpaths by the property or in Swaledale Valley as a whole
  • Front, enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are several stone steps up to the patio
  • Property not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility issues
  • Please note there are no footpaths by the property or in Swaledale Valley as a whole
  • Note: There are several stone steps up to the patio
  • Property not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility issues. Please note: This property has a £250 good house keeping bond

The property

A pretty, stone-built, end-terraced cottage, in a delightful rural setting in the small village of Low Row in Upper Swaledale, 4 miles from Reeth.

Tastefully renovated to a high standard, this characterful Low Row cottage is perfect for couples and small families wanting to explore this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales.

With commanding views across the valley, this Low Row cottage has a cosy sitting room with beamed ceiling and warming woodburning stove, whilst the modern, galley-style kitchen leads through to a traditionally furnished dining room.

Cottage stairs lead up to two charming bedrooms and a contemporary shower room with the luxury of underfloor heating.

Outside your Swaledale cottage, a patio with furniture provides an ideal spot to relax on a sunny afternoon.

Warm and welcoming throughout, this Low Row cottage is just a short stroll from the local inn serving food whilst numerous public footpaths traverse the valley and give great walking opportunities from the doorstep.

A few miles away is the popular village of Reeth with its huge central green, around which a variety of shops and pubs can be found, while a short drive from this Low Row cottage will bring you to the bustling market towns of Leyburn, Hawes and Richmond with numerous attractions such as Aysgarth Falls, Hardraw Force and Middleham's racehorse gallops.

Whether walking or touring, this Low Row cottage has much to offer.

Please note there are no footpaths by the property or in Swaledale Valley as a whole. Note: There are several stone steps up to the patio. Property not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility issues.
Please note: This property has a £250 good house keeping bond

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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).

Please note there are no footpaths by the property or in Swaledale Valley as a whole. Note: There are several stone steps up to the patio. Property not suitable for small children or anyone with mobility issues.
Please note: This property has a £250 good house keeping bond