Lovely space to fire up the BBQ
Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
Cosy living area with woodburning stove
Fully equipped contemporary kitchen
Time for lunch
Pretty private garden
Spacious bedroom with storage
the perfect romantic retreat
the village of Reeth is just a mile away
Stylishly furnished throughout
Lovingly renovated by the owner
Beautifully presented kitchen
Pretty outside spaces to relax
Stunning views from the bedroom
cosy bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
A lovely sunny spot  to relax
A lovely sunny spot  to relax
1 / 21  Lovely space to fire up the BBQ
2 / 21  Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
3 / 21  Cosy living area with woodburning stove
4 / 21  Fully equipped contemporary kitchen
5 / 21  Time for lunch
6 / 21  Pretty private garden
7 / 21  Spacious bedroom with storage
8 / 21  the perfect romantic retreat
9 / 21  the village of Reeth is just a mile away
10 / 21  Stylishly furnished throughout
11 / 21  Lovingly renovated by the owner
12 / 21  Beautifully presented kitchen
13 / 21  Pretty outside spaces to relax
14 / 21  Stunning views from the bedroom
15 / 21  cosy bedroom
16 / 21  Bathroom with shower over bath
17 / 21  A lovely sunny spot to relax
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21 / 21  A lovely sunny spot to relax

Lock Heather Cottage

Reeth (1 mile W), Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautiful Cottage located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Traditional 18th century stone cottage with attractive original features sleeping two
  • A romantic couple’s getaway within the stunning countryside of Swaledale
  • Situated in the quiet hamlet of Healaugh with views over Harkerside Moor
  • Just one mile from the 18th century village of Reeth, with its range of shops, restaurants and market
  • Relax in front of the cosy fire
  • Perfect for walkers and cyclists, previously forming part route of the Tour De France
Property code: 36769

18th Century stone cottage located in a beautiful spot to provide an idyllic Yorkshire Retreat

This 18th-century stone cottage is the perfect romantic getaway for those couples wanting to discover the rugged natural beauty of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Nestled amongst a terrace of pretty cottages in the peaceful hamlet of Healaugh, you will find it easy to relax in the rural tranquillity. Despite the quiet surroundings, you are only 1.5 miles from Reeth, which is often referred to as ‘the capital of Swaledale’. It is a delightful village with some stunning panoramic views and scenery. It also has a range of shops and restaurants to choose from and a regular market. There is plenty of heritage to find out about as Reeth once played a vital role in the lead-mining industry. This area of Yorkshire is popular with both walkers and cyclists, boasting a number of trails and routes to choose from. Other outdoor activities are available at centres in the area, such as fishing, canoeing, caving, climbing, abseiling.

This quintessential English cottage, with trailing plants around its door, is charming and cosy. Original features such as exposed stone walls, beams and window seats add character, whilst the light, neutral tones bring a clean, fresh feel to it. Traditional country-cottage furniture is in keeping with the heritage of the property and will instantly make you feel at home.

Stepping through the front door, you will find yourself in the good-sized, open-plan living space, which is separated by the stairs. The wood burner in the lounge creates a snug feeling on a cold evening and the carpet adds to the sense of comfort. Moving past the small dining table and chairs and up the one step into the kitchen, you will notice the brightness from the light cabinets and tiled floor. The kitchen is well-equipped and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a washing machine for any dirty walking/cycling gear.

Up the steep, narrow staircase, there is a lovely king-size room and a family bathroom with a shower over the bath. Outside, you can escape to the south-facing, cottage garden – the perfect spot for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shops 1 mile
  • Off-road parking available
  • Towels included

Richmond (14 miles) is a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, a historic Georgian theatre and a large cobbled market square as some of its many attractions. Stroll into town for a cup of Yorkshire tea at one of the many tea rooms there or pop over for dinner at one of the excellent restaurants.

The gorgeous River Swale runs through the town and less than a mile across the river are the River Swale Waterfalls. You can walk in either direction along the river and deep into the countryside without having to go anywhere near the car. We also recommend exploring the restored former Richmond Railway Station which has lots to entertain young and old including a small cinema, cafe/restaurant, gallery, microbrewery and artisan bakery.

Richmond is also known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' so expect stunning Dales scenery within minutes of leaving the town. Peppering this glorious countryside are countless attractive little towns and villages, and if you enjoy a bit of surreal entertainment, how about a visit to the quite brilliant Forbidden Corner, an attraction full of statues and hidden surprises, 11.5 miles away near Middleham.

The historic village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey, is just 13 miles away. Set on the banks of the River Swale, the abbey is the perfect spot for a picnic in the summer months. There are lots of other breathtaking sights to explore in the Dales, including Aysgarth Falls (11.5 miles) which were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves! The nearby village of Aysgarth (12 miles) boasts many great options to eat and if you visit in spring, you can’t leave without a visit to Freeholders’ Wood where bluebells, anemones and primroses will be in full bloom.

This is a superb area for walkers and cyclists with many routes from the doorstep or just a short distance away, including Alfred Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk, which passes close by, and the Pennine Way (around 12 miles away).

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jennifer 26th October 2019

Lovely cottage. Peaceful location. One night we walked to pub which was 1.2 miles. V dark on road (as you would expect) so bring torches and high vis. Another night we ordered the owners Mauritian!SELECTED! !ENDOFSELECTED!curry which they delivered and was delicious. Buy an OS Map in the National Park Centre in Reeth. Beautiful walks, stunning scenRead moreery. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 5th October 2019

Lovely cottage in very quite location beautiful chocolate cake there on arrival

Reviewed by Sue 13th September 2019

Superb location, for those who love cycling and walking. Cottages really quaint/pretty. Hosts n people in village friendly. Beautiful part of the world, we had beautiful weather, n did some great cycling.

Reviewed by Nigel 23rd August 2019

Very nice cottage in beautiful countryside

Reviewed by Sarah 16th August 2019

A beautiful cottage in a quiet hamlet . The owners have thought of everything when equipping the cottage out , they live next door and on hand to give advice on where to visit if needed

Reviewed by Clive 5th July 2019

We had a lovely time in a very characterful property. The extra bonus was the amazing curry that was served to us!

Reviewed by Hendrik 29th April 2019

Stylish cottage, fully equiped. Nice place for walks in the Swale Dale.

Reviewed by Brian 11th April 2019

We spent 4 nights here. The location was perfect for walking and was very quiet and relaxing. The log fire was lovely in the evenings and was one of th most comfortable beds we have slept in. The hosts lived next door and cooked a lovely curry for us 1 night. Would definitely return as we had the most relaxing time possible

Reviewed by Charlotte 29th December 2018

This cottage is in such a idyllic location. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and not far from lovely reeth this is a perfect getaway

Reviewed by Doris 6th July 2018

Lock Heather Cottage is a tastefully, lovingly furnished cottage with a beautiful garden. Nicest descreet host ever. We stayed there 2 weeks and had marvellous walks in the beautiful Swaledale.

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Lovely space to fire up the BBQ
Beautiful cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
Cosy living area with woodburning stove
Fully equipped contemporary kitchen
Time for lunch
Pretty private garden
Spacious bedroom with storage
the perfect romantic retreat
the village of Reeth is just a mile away
Stylishly furnished throughout
Lovingly renovated by the owner
Show 9 moreBeautifully presented kitchen


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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