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The Dove Cote

Brompton-on-Swale, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 904410)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is a gem,everything we look for in a holiday cottage and more."

    The very helpful owners run a B&B called the Sundial House and Dovecote is behind,they are close if you have any questions,the courtyard is private and enclosed ,the hot tub and smart tv make for a relaxing treat listening to smooth radio.The village is lovely with the village shop/post office which sells everything,2 pubs ,the Crown and The Farmers Arms which has a Sunday Carvery.We loved the river walks with our 2 dogs ,Richmond is about 10 mins drive away,also for Racing fans Catterick Racecourse is a walk away.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "Would advise getting a toilet roll holder for the shower room."

    ..and painting the ceiling above the shower as it is black with possibly mould...it is the start of summer season...some cobwebs in high places eg.. arched window in bedroom.,pillows are not comfortable as very thin...however it's a great place. Safes for dogs...village is lovely, great location...

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Dove Cote."

    It's well presented, very clean & in an ideal location for walking the dog. Both local pubs were dog friendly. The owner's were friendly, left you to your own devices, but we're on hand if we needed help. The hot tub was a great bonus! We've never used one before but we loved it. All in all agreat stay & we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JillApr 2022

  • "Owner was a lovely lady, very nice property however a bit dusty in places but overall would return."

    Nice touch a bottle of proscecco and chocolates waiting for us. I left my phone charger and the owner is sending in post. Lovely area plenty of places to visit would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by MargoMar 2022

  • "Wonderful location , wonderful cottage , felt very much at " home" soon after arriving ."

    everything was as stated or even better , lovely kitchen ,fully fitted out not one thing had been left out . great bedroom , roll top bath super luxury, beautiful bed , a room for total relaxation. the living area again quite superb . and lastly , the quiet and private outdoor " Hot Tub". something very much in our minds when booking ..Was just out of this world . and with Richmond so close to hand .made a perfect break .. thanks Karen & Brian 15 / 03 / 22

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage, great location, Very Clean and modern, Hot Tub was excellent with a great shower room next door."

    lots of information in the cottage about local take aways, walks etc.

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and very comfortable and clean definitely would go back"

    Reviewed by SueMar 2022

  • "The Dove Cote was everything we were expecting and more."

    Spent a week there for a birthday getaway and couldn’t be happier with our choice. A beautiful cosy cottage, with a great hot tub that we used every day! Excellent location for exploring the lovely North Yorkshire countryside and local amenities were spot on. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Highly recommend and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by TrudyDec 2021

  • "What a little gem this hideaway is."

    We had a super honeymoon at the Dove Cote. Clean and tidy, well equipped, fab hot tub, excellent location, peaceful - what more can I say. Will definitely be going back next year!

    Reviewed by SamanthaNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing time at in this lovely cottage."

    We'll equipped with everything we needed. Bed was really comfortable. Hot tub was the icing on the cake. Dogs enjoyed it too. Some lovely walks. The village is really friendly too. Will stay again .

    Reviewed by MaggieNov 2021

  • "Lovely place, we have been earlier in the year and this visit was booked for a family member has a gift , like us they were very pleased with the whole place and facilities."

    we will deff be booking it again

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2021

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    A good base with a couple of good local pubs. Short drive to Richmond with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and things to do. Lots of local walks. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by OliviaOct 2021

  • "Slight issue with poor Wi-Fi which also affected TV"

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing week at this beautiful cottage."

    Nice village and plenty of places to visit around North Yorkshire

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a relaxing location, the hosts were always on hand, and the place was very clean and comfortable."

    100% recommend this to anyone who wants a romantic and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by MollieAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dove cottage, the cottage and hot tub was amazing."

    Very friendly welcome and everything you needed.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "The Dove Cote is a beautiful cottage."

    It has everything you need & more. There is a very high standard of cleanliness & the hot tub is too die for The hosts are lovely. It’s a beautiful area & we found people very friendly. It was a lovely stay & we will be returning. Ollie the dog loved it too

    Reviewed by TheresaAug 2021

  • "The Dove Cote is a lovely place to stay and handy for many places to visit."

    The cottage itself was clean and comfortable. There was everything needed for a good weeks holiday. The patio area and around the hot tub I cleaned myself and brushed cobwebs and dead flies etc from the skylight above the hot tub. One of the main problems for me was lack of a lawned area for the dogs. I had to take them away from the cottage for toileting and as the weather was exceptionally hot it was tiresome. My dogs wouldn’t use the patio as they’ve been trained not to. After saying that I knew there was no garden but didn’t expect 28 degree weather!! I would recommend the cottage but dog owners need to be mindful of it’s suitability for their dogs.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "We really enjoy are stay at the Dove Cot Cottage we are now looking for a break in September"

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2021

  • "We loved our stay here."

    It had everything we needed for us humans and was wonderfully secure for our dog so we were able to relax. The location of the property was perfect for river walks and it was also a short drive away from other dog friendly places worth visiting.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage beautifully modernised and in a peaceful location."

    We hope to return. If we had any small criticism it is that the China and saucepans etc are old and really need upgrading.

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Dovecote Cottage."

    Everything we needed was there. We loved the hot tub and being able to watch FA Cup Final whilst relaxing in the tub was a bonus.!

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "It was really relaxing the cottage was so sweet the hot tub was definitely a bonus."

    We had a lovely bottle of prosecco

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "A beautiful, comfortable, well equipped cottage, very clean with everything you need for a break away."

    Loved it

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2021

  • "Perfect stay."

    Will be returning again :)

    Reviewed by BeckyApr 2021

  • "Very nice cottage welcomed by owner then left alone all weekend would definitely return"

    Reviewed by AdamFeb 2020

  • "Lovely warm comfortable cottage, it has all you need for a comfy stay, we had our dogs with us and the enclosed courtyard was perfect for them, The pub two minutes away was warm and welcoming and the local shop just outside the cottage door was well equipped and friendly."

    The one thing I would say is that the address could be clearer, dove cote address is given as 18 Richmond Road when this is in fact the sundial b&b with dove cote being behind it.

    Reviewed by DesJan 2020

  • "Was an excellent property and loved every minute, despite the horrible winds, we both loved it!"

    Reviewed by LukeDec 2019

  • "Stunning cottage with every detail planned and executed perfectly!"

    Dave, the host, is so friendly and nothing is too much trouble! The hot tub is an absolute bonus! The Farmers Arms is great for food and The Crown is a fab local (they weren’t serving food on our visit but do have a good menu which looks great). Will definitely recommend to friends and families looking for a lovely chilled break but with all home comforts!

    Reviewed by JayneDec 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything has been thought about in regards to giving their guests a stress free mini break Lovely country surroundings. Plenty of walks.

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2019

  • "I have been meaning to leave this review for a few weeks."

    me and my partner went to dove cote for 5 nights, had the absolute best time. It is PERFECT, from a well equipt kitchen, lively hot tub, lovely homey touches to being located in such a beautiful place. Our hosts were fantastic, they are very thoughtfull with that you will need and they provide! we had one question and dave was round in 5 minutes. without mentioning he picked up that we had been closing the back gate by using a broom and he came and put a hook on without mentioning- amazing really. its going to be a yearly thing for us. i left a charger and dave was kind enough to post it back and wouldn't let me pay for postage! great place, great people!

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2019

  • "Our cottage was amazing from the moment we got there, a very new build with all the country feel throughout our 3 night stay."

    The personal feel was much appreciated with all the amenities you’d need to actually live there, with scented candles for that extra personal touch. peacocks visited us daily which was lovely also.

    Reviewed by RyanOct 2019

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    Beautiful facilities, lovely hot tub in a secluded location. No complaints whatsoever

    Reviewed by KierenOct 2019

  • "Underfloor heating was unexpected, but very much welcomed!"

    Furthermore the provided bathrobes was a nice touch, we've stayed at other hot tub lodges that haven't provided bathrobes, and the difference is amazing.

    Reviewed by LukeOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and quiet surroundings, sadly it wasnt up to standard in cleanliness."

    Rug in living room had rice on it and what looked like rubber pieces from a dog toy. Utensils were dirty in draw we ended up washing everything we would use. Toilet in bedroom had thick dust on the seat when lifted it had yellow dried in wee stains plus thick soap stains around the sink taps. Wardrobe had thick layer of dust on top. We know you will get dust but that wasnt just a days worth. Also full description it lists a Washer/ Dryer its only a washing machine. You dont expect to go on holiday to start cleaning when you arrive. Hopefully owners will take this on board as cottage is lovely and handy for visiting Richmond, Northallerton, Masham

    Thanks for your feedback. As a proactive owner I take all feedback onboard and check any issues. The rug has been checked and steam cleaned, thank you for letting us know. Any dust has now also been removed and yellow stains have been checked, I believe they were from cleaning fluid and this will be checked/rinsed thoroughly in future. Utensils are usually put through a dishwasher cycle on guest changeovers, this will be monitored going forward. The advert will also be updated to advertise washing machine only. I'm glad you enjoyed the area and thank you again for your comments so that we can maintain our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GraemeSep 2019

  • "The hosts were very welcoming, the cottage wAs perfect we had a lovely relaxing few days."

    It's a great location with the local shop and pub only a short walkaway. Richmond I only 10 minutes away and there are some lovely shops and restaurants and a great walk in the woods. I couldn't recommend it enough. Thank you. Christine.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time at Dove Cote Cottage, it was exactly what we wanted perfect for a relaxed few days away."

    The hot tub was a highlight and definitely made our trip. Thanks for having us☺️

    Reviewed by LaurenAug 2019

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  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size bedroom with a freestanding bath, with an en-suite with basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas underfloor heating
  • Dishwasher, electric oven, gas hob, washing machine, microwave, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private courtyard area with sheltered hot tub
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.1 mile, pub within 0.2 mile.

The property

Resting within the pretty village of Brompton-on-Swale is this delightful, barn conversion, The Dove Cote.

This romantic retreat lies within close reach to the pretty Yorkshire Dales and the delights of Richmond, offering a wonderful opportunity for a relaxing break to this part of Yorkshire with your loved one.

The bedroom can be found on the first-floor of the property, boasting charming exposed beams and a freestanding bath, where you can choose to soak before retiring to the king-size bed.

On the ground-floor you will be greeted to a well-equipped kitchen, offering a wonderful space to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal for you and your loved one.

Resting opposite, is the inviting sitting room, where you can curl up on the plush sofa and plan the days ahead with a glass of wine in hand.

Alternatively, venture out to the private courtyard to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining before dipping into the warming hot tub to catch the last glimpses of sunshine of an evening.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, you will find a traditional pub resting within a short walk, complete with a welcoming atmosphere and a superb dining menu to match.

For more options, venture a little further into the centre of Richmond, where you will find a selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as shops for picking up the essentials.

Brush up on the local history by visiting the ruins of Richmond Castle, where you can soak up the commanding views over the River Swale.

For those feeling active, you will find miles of walking and cycling routes upon the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Yorkshire Moors National Park, each boasting wonderful scenery and an interesting history.

The Dove Cote is a splendid base for a couple looking to explore this endearing location.

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About the location


Richmond 3 miles; Leyburn 12 miles; Reeth 14 miles; Barnard Castle 18 miles.

The village of Brompton-on-Swale is situated to the east of Richmond on the northern banks of the River Swale. Named in the Domesday Book the village name is believed to have been derived from “broom” (the Shrub) and “tun” an old English word meaning farmstead or village. Today the village is home to a traditional pub and village shop. There are pleasant walks to be enjoyed around the village and along the riverside. The nearby ancient market town of Richmond is three miles away with its cobbled streets and narrow alleys or 'wynds' which enshrine over nine centuries of busy history and unique character. The town grew up around its castle, a Norman fortress dating back to 1071. Today Richmond offers wonderful walks to be enjoyed such as the Castle Walk - a dramatic terrace walk beneath the castle walls - or alternatively walk alongside the River Swale where there are parks, safe paddling areas and small waterfalls to enjoy. Brompton-on-Swale is located between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Yorkshire Moors National Park providing an ideal location for exploring this scenic area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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