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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
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
Romantic
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
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Multi fuel stove
  • 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).

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steven 5th November 2021

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Lovely cottage in a quiet location. Well equipped with everything we needed for our weekend stay. Homemade cake on arrival was lovely!

Reviewed by Jennifer 29th October 2021

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Reviewed by Megs 17th September 2021

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The cottage is perfect for two people to explore Swaledale. Comfortable, a warm welcome and lovely views.

Reviewed by Doris 23rd July 2021

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Beautiful cottage in the lovely swaledale. Great place to stay for walks. Lovley hosts.

Reviewed by Robert 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 2nd July 2021

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A very lovely cottage greeted with a delicious cake very clean and tidy

Reviewed by Martin 25th June 2021

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Excellent cottage in lovely area. Loved the seating area where you could sit in the sunshine.

Reviewed by Ann 18th June 2021

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Delightful cottage in a beautiful valley. V comfortable and clean with lots of charm. Use of the small cottage garden was lovely too - very relaxing with plenty of birdsong and beautiful flowers. Hosts both very friendly and amenable and not intrusive despite cottage being adjacent to their home. We were lucky with the Yorkshire weather which made Read moreit a fantastic week for outdoor activities. Amazing walking and cycling from the door . Hide

Reviewed by ELYANE 11th June 2021

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The cottage is cosy and well equipped. It is located in a pleasant hamlet with an ample choice of walks. The attractive and well-maintained garden is shared between the owner and the cottage. Parking is on the village green about two minutes easy walk along a well-maintained grassy path.

Reviewed by Paula 4th June 2021

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Charming, well-equipped cottage in the heart of Swaledale. We particularly enjoyed watching the swifts and swallows from the pretty garden.

Reviewed by Ralph 21st May 2021

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A delightful cottage which was very well appointed and in a great location for walking in the lovely countryside of Swaledale.

Reviewed by Liz 15th May 2021

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A lovely cottage in the perfect location for us to run/walk/swim... and the delicious chocolate cake on arrival was much appreciated :-) Thank you

Reviewed by Pascale 7th May 2021

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Beautifully appointed cottage with gorgeous views from the bedroom. Great location for walks and cycle rides. Dont miss the fish & chips van on Friday pm which stops next to the cottage!!

Reviewed by Emma 23rd April 2021

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A lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Everything we needed was there and more. Lots of care and attention has clearly gone into making this cottage a home from home and we thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The walks from the doorstep are amazing. No need to move the car, just park up, settle in and soak up the fresh air and beautiful countrysideRead more. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Dave 16th April 2021

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Excellent cottage in a great location

Reviewed by Keith 23rd October 2020

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A wonderful cottage for two with excellent walks from the front door. We will seriously consider re-booking.

Reviewed by Gary 16th October 2020

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Very cosy cottage in an idyllic location. Stunning view from bedroom window. Our only criticisms would be to update bathroom and kitchen accessories. Also TV has very limited channels. Wood burner was a lovely addition. Overall we had a great stay and would definitely recommend with those few tweeks.

Reviewed by Keith 2nd October 2020

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Lovely cottage in most beautiful spot. Nice welcome from owners, everything you need in the cottage, and for warm weather a secluded garden. Would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Marilyn 25th September 2020

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The owners are very welcoming with a delicious chocolate cake on arrival and the opportunity to order a fantastic curry .Which was yummy.Delightful garden to sit out and enjoy the sun and enjoy a drink after a day walking in the hills.

Reviewed by Jackie 18th September 2020

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Lovely cottage in the beautiful hamlet of Healaugh Spectacular views of the Swaledale Valley , with interesting walks along the Swale river , up and over the Fells where you can see for miles Nearby Reeth has lots of tea rooms , pubs , bakeries, shops I recommend Krishnas homemade curry that is delivered to the door , fabulous

Reviewed by Wendy 11th September 2020

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Lock Heather Cottage was a delight to stay in, we could feel the love as soon as we walked through the door! The little extra touches made this a stand out holiday let - from the cake left for our arrival, the fresh flowers and the wonderfully cooked and thoughtfully presented curry made for us by our hosts!

Reviewed by Chris 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 31st July 2020

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This cottage was an excellent base for exploring Swaledale. We strongly recommend it.

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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

Location

Map
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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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