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Riversong

Aysgarth, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II-listed cottage in charming Dales village
  • Ideal for walkers, with many routes through the village and in the Wensleydale area
  • Perfect for exploring Jervaulx Abbey and Bolton Castle
  • Character features sit alongside contemporary additions with ample space for four
  • Wood burner and underfloor heating for a cosy and comfortable stay
  • Overlooks Aysgarth Falls, with pubs, a tearoom and a shop on your doorstep
Property code: G0187

A haven for walkers and nature-lovers, this cosy cottage is a comfortable base for exploring Dales villages and the surrounding countryside.

A haven for walkers and nature-lovers, this property is a Grade II listed stone cottage in the charming Dales village of Aysgarth, set directly opposite the picturesque Aysgarth Falls and the River Ure. The property is named after the soothing sound of the water, which you can hear from the accommodation. Immaculate inside, the cottage combines character features with contemporary additions to provide ample space for up to four guests.

Stunning countryside walks can be found through the village, as well as in the surrounding Wensleydale area, where the views are not to be missed. Foodies will be delighted by the village’s sumptuous pubs, cafes and tearooms – all within a mile’s radius of the property. As you step inside the property, you will discover the elegantly-decorated open-plan living space with delightful character added by a stone wall, wooden shutters and a feature fireplace. Underfloor heating adds to the feeling of comfort. You can sink into the sofa while relaxing by the roaring wood burner and enjoying the Smart TV which comes with subscription services and a DVD player – perfect for a cosy night in with loved ones. Wi-Fi is provided too.

You’ll love the bright and contemporary kitchen which has everything you need for a comfortable home-from-home, including an induction hob, an electric oven and grill, a dishwasher, fridge and microwave, plus an ice box and a coffee machine. Up to four diners can easily enjoy a delicious meal at the wooden dining table, while a handy WC is also downstairs.

The peaceful master bedroom upstairs is neutrally-decorated and luxuriously furnished with a king-sized bed for maximum comfort. Two stylish shuttered windows directly overlook Aysgarth Falls, with window seats built in to allow you to enjoy the calming view. The second bedroom is a good size with two full-sized single beds and a large window flooding the room with light, while both bedrooms are well-equipped with Smart TVs and ample storage. The smart shower room is large, with a decadent walk-in shower unit.

A well-positioned wooden bench outside the cottage allows you to sit and take in the sound of the river while relaxing with a drink. If you are feeling a little more energetic, walking routes lead from your front door along the river. Off-road parking for one car subject to availability, an additional free car parking space at the National Park Centre Car Park.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room, 1 separate WC
  • Induction hob, electric oven and grill, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, coffee machine
  • Wood burner
  • Underfloor heating
  • Smart TV with subscription services and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub and shop under 1 mile away
  • Off-road area directly outside the cottage for unloading/parking subject to availability
  • Off-road parking for one car subject to availability, an additional free car parking space at the National Park Centre Car Park
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

This cottage is in Aysgarth in Wensleydale, within the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park. Set directly opposite the River Ure, the cottage also faces Aysgarth Falls which were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves! The property also sits next to the former Yore Mill, now home to a charming tearoom and craft shop. The village boasts many great options to eat within less than a mile of the property, including popular pubs and cute cafes. 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.

As hard as it will be to tear yourself away from the picturesque village, there’s plenty more to see and do in the local area. Within a 10-mile radius of the property are the charming settlements of Hawes, West Burton and Askrigg. Hawes is a popular market town less than 10 miles from Aysgarth and is most famous as being the home of Wensleydale cheese! It also boasts lovely shops, pubs and tearooms.

Walkers will also love the town as the Pennine Way passes through it, making it the perfect starting point for exploring the countryside. The small villages of West Burton and Askrigg are 2 and 5 miles away, respectively, from Aysgarth and together offer delightful tearooms and pubs. The stunning landscape of Wensleydale itself includes 25 miles of lush valleys, criss-crossed with the area’s iconic dry-stone walls. If you enjoy walking and countryside views, you will not be short of things to do, with Wensleydale providing delightful moorland, dale-side and valley walks. Wensleydale is also sandwiched between Wharfedale and Swaledale, if you fancy exploring further afield.

History lovers will be fascinated by visits to Bolton Castle, Middleham Castle and Jervaulx Abbey, which are 4, 10 and 13 miles from the property, respectively. Bolton Castle dates back to the 14th century and once held Mary, Queen of Scots prisoner, while Middleham Castle was the childhood home of Richard III. Jervaulx Abbey is the country’s largest privately-owned Cistercian Abbey and offers peace and tranquillity to its visitors.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lisa 15th April 2022

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The best property in Aysgarth, perfect beautiful cottage, we all loved it and look forward to returning! Lovely decor, attention to detail, cosy and very comfortable .

Reviewed by David 25th March 2022

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The cottage is in a perfect position to admire the falls, which we did in the sunshine and the snow (all in 7 days). The caf next door is lovely and doesn't open early so not disturbed. Great area for visiting local attractions. Some suggestions have been made to try to ensure the Cottage is more user friendly for future guests. Overall a very niceRead more place and well worth booking. The surrounding area is spectacular and numerous things to see and do. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 18th March 2022

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A great cottage in a stunning location.

Reviewed by Claire 21st February 2022

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Great Cottage brilliant location really cosy . Really enjoyed our holiday there.

Reviewed by Andrew 4th February 2022

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Very clean, well equipped and cozy cottage. Good location for walking and exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

Reviewed by Adrian 27th December 2021

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Great location, cosy cottage. Slept really well due to the sound of the water. Good starting point for walks and exploring. Disappointed that there werent any Xmas decorations (mentioned in previous Xmas period reviews), no dressing gowns or welcome hamper.

Reviewed by Helen 12th November 2021

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Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, living space and bedrooms well thought out and very well presented. Master bedroom just perfect for us, as was was the downstairs space. Disappointing to find dirty pots, cutlery and cooker. That down to previous tenants but should be addressed by letting agent. We spent first two hours cleaning kitchen. SuggeRead morest that it would be good to leave cleaning products to encourage guests to use!! Hand towels in bathroom would be a plus. No welcome pack Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 5th November 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 10th September 2021

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Although a lot of thought and care has been taken over this property it needs just a little more attention. Some issues with the cleaning in preparation for our visit could have been avoided but were rectified after a few phone calls and a couple of days. Some visitors to the Falls fail to regard that this is a private cottage and feel the need to Read morewalk up right behind your car and across your door mat literally. Hide

Reviewed by Camilla 30th August 2021

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Cottage was lovely and cosy, perfect for our little family break. Every detail was thought out and it was like being at home I had everything I needed. Beautiful holiday home and we were the envy of a lot of people coming to the falls when they saw where we were staying! Loved hearing the waterfall all the time.

Reviewed by Gillian 20th August 2021

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Lovely, modern cottage, very comfy beds and well equipped kitchen in a spectacular location. We were able to do some great walks right from the door. Lots of places to visit within easy travelling, castles, caves and abbeys.

Reviewed by Maria 6th August 2021

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Lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Great location right next to the Falls, Riversong made the perfect base for exploring The Dales. Clean and very comfortable, with some lovely touches - quality bedding, a well stocked kitchen with utensils, pots, pans, glassware and a welcome pack of cakes! Kids loved the Smart TV - thRead moreey could chill out after being out all day whilst my husband and I enjoyed the evening sun on the bench outside the cottage! Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 16th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location. You cant quite see the falls from the cottage but you can certainly hear them, which we found very relaxing.

Reviewed by Joanne 9th July 2021

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Such a wonderful place to stay. A beautiful cottage with everything that you would need. A home from home feel. Very high standard fixtures and fittings, beautiful decor and furnishings. Attention to detail is amazing and the location absolutely perfect. To have stayed at Riversong cottage, we feel very privileged and relaxed after such a wonderfulRead more stay. A real gem located on the falls. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 5th July 2021

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Reviewed by Kay 25th June 2021

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A little gem of a cottage tucked in by the pretty waterfalls . First class all the way and a perfect little hideaway and base to walk. Highly recommend. We loved it .

Reviewed by Caitlin 11th June 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The cottage itself is comfortable, well equipped & the welcome basket is a thoughtful (& delicious) touch. It's set right by Aysgarth Falls, you can hear the falls with the windows open. Yes, it can get busy there during the day (we were out and about most days so it wasn'tRead more an issue really) but in the evening you can take a walk and be the only people there - magical! I highly recommend staying at Riversong cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 7th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage.

Reviewed by David 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by David 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Pamela 30th April 2021

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This a very special place to visit. Gorgeous home where everything you might need for your visit has been considered. The owners attention to detail and comfort makes you feel great and with the Yorkshire Dales outside youll feel on top of the world!

Reviewed by Peter 23rd April 2021

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Superb location, supremely comfortable and very well fitted out. Couldnt fault it

Reviewed by Melanie 23rd December 2020

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Great cottage, has everything you could need. Lovely hamper & decorations for Christmas were very much appreciated Amazing location, right on the falls with lots of walks from the door Would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Janet 30th October 2020

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Great cottage equipped and furnished to a high standard and extra little touches like dressing gowns and hot water bottles and free Netflix. Brilliant location. So cosy!

Reviewed by Paula 16th October 2020

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Very cosy and comfortable holiday cottage in beautiful Wensleydale. The cottage is very well equipped for home cooking (useful during the current Covid situation) and the underfloor heating and log fire kept us nice and warm, after a day out on the hills. Lovely walks directly from the house, too :) We had a great week here!

Reviewed by Marena 12th October 2020

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Riversong cottage was beautiful. There was everything in the cottage you could think of. It was clean and cosy. The cottage was next to the falls and from the front bedroom you could hear the water if you had the window open. The welcome hamper was a nice touch too. There was a wood burner but we never had to light it as it was warm enough with theRead more underfloor heating. Definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful cottage, excellent location right by the falls. Lovely welcome basket on arrival many thanks to Denise and Paul for a great weeks holiday

Reviewed by Heather 25th September 2020

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Fabulous cottage perfectly located for walking in Aysgarth Falls region of Wensleydale. The cottage is right opposite the Upper Falls and you can park outside at the front of the cottage and there is lots of walking right from the door. Beautifully appointed and well equipped if you want to cook and enjoy the cottage. The bed is extremely comfortabRead morele and there are beautiful views of the falls from the bedroom window. Welcome pack full of treats was a nice touch. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Marion 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 4th September 2020

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A lovely little well equipped cottage. It would be tight for 4 people, much better suited to 2 or 3. Can be very busy outside, especially at weekends with people constantly viewing the falls. Location is therefore excellent for the falls, but there is no outside private space to sit etc. Central position for exploring the Dales.

Reviewed by Carol 31st July 2020

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Lovely cottage with great beds and bedding and good facilities.

Reviewed by Helen 24th July 2020

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Fantastic location for the Dales. Lovely cottage with everything you need.

Reviewed by Andrea 17th July 2020

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Riversong is a gorgeous and very comfortable cottage, beautifully renovated and luxuriously equipped, with every detail thought out beautifully. The owners have taken every precaution during this pandemic to make the cottage feel safe and clean and are to be thanked for all the hard work this obviously entailed. The location is stunning, with AysgaRead morerth Falls outside the front door. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 4th July 2020

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Lovely cottage in an excellent location for walks in the area. Due to COVID19 we had to alter the date of our trip but the staff at holiday cottages could not have been more helpful.

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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.

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