Hurst 0.5 miles.
A fabulous detached stone barn conversion, in a rural location amongst beautiful heathland, close to the hamlet of Hurst and five miles from Reeth.
Renovated to a high standard, this cottage near Reeth offers superb and spacious ground floor accommodation, ideal for a family or group of friends.
The comfortable sitting room in this cottage near Reeth features exposed timbers, an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburner, stone flagged floors and French doors, from which lovely open views beyond the garden can be seen.
The well-equipped kitchen has a contemporary feel, with a fabulous range cooker and Belfast sink, and with three bright and airy bedrooms, one with a super king-size bed and modern en-suite, this Hurst cottage provides plenty of space for everyone in your party.
With the added luxury of underfloor heating in the sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and en-suite, this is a property of real distinction and style.
Outside this Hurst cottage is an elevated, lawned seating area, from where you can admire the splendid views and soak up the sun.
The surrounding, tranquil countryside provides perfect opportunities to relax in the heart of the lower Pennines, with ample walking and cycling routes straight from the doorstep.
With road and mountain bike hire and repair in Reeth, and the 2014 Tour de France route close by, there's no excuse not to get out and about on your bike.
Nearby Reeth, with its pretty village green, offers traditional local inns, a scattering of shops and delightful tea rooms.
Enjoy a peaceful walk by the river, or through the wildflower hay meadows, which takes in part of the Coast to-Coast long distance trail, or do some birdwatching in the unspoilt countryside.
The thriving market town of Richmond lies ten miles from this Reeth cottage and has varied amenities, including a golf course, museums and antiquarian bookshops, as well as a unique Georgian theatre.
The centrally-located castle ruins afford majestic views from the steep-sided footpath to the turbulent River Swale, far below.
With easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, and with the annual Swaledale Festival taking place at venues throughout the area, this cottage near Reeth is perfectly placed for exploring this wonderful area.
About the location
Reeth 5 miles; Richmond 10 miles.
Hurst is a small, scattered hamlet, formerly populated by lead miners in the 19th century, situated high up in the breathtaking moorland that leads over to Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Nearby, the popular village of Reeth, which dates back to Saxon times, is dominated by its large village green and has a good range of shops, pubs and eating places. Askrigg, better known to millions as Darrowby in TV's James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, along with Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, Hardraw Force (England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft) and the market town of Richmond, with its castle ruins and famous Georgian Theatre, are within driving distance. The thriving market towns of Leyburn and Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, together with Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum, are also places not to be missed. This area is the heart of Dales farming country, and by the time you return home, the famous Swaledale sheep will be a familiar sight! A lovely base for your Yorkshire break.