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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. Fluffy dressing gowns and hot water bottles are also provided so you can lounge in style. The smart shower room is large, with a decadent walk-in shower unit and indulgent complimentary toiletries.

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
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop under 1 mile away
  • TV/DVD with subscription services

 

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 30 guest ratings

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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 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.

Reviewed by David 13th March 2020

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Very comfortable, good location and well equipped - not really much more I can add.

Reviewed by Paul 28th February 2020

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The previous reviews say it all. A great cottage to stay in with everything you could need for your stay. The location by the falls is fantastic. Great location and lots of great walking nearby.

Reviewed by Tom 24th February 2020

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We stayed here with our 6 month old son in late Feb and had a lovely time in the Dales. The cottage is ideally situated near lots of walks and waterfalls. The cottage exceeded our expectations with stand out features being cleanliness, high quality furniture, fittings and accessories throughout. All in a newly renovated and tastefully decorated intRead moreerior. We loved lighting the fire on a chilly evening and relaxing while watching something on the smart TV. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 7th February 2020

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This is a wonderful little cottage overlooking Aysgarth falls, full of character and finished off to an excellent standard throughout, anyone who stays here will not be disappointed. We were confined to the cottage on one of our days due to hurricane ciara making an appearance which scuppered a few of our plans, although we settled in front of the Read morewoodburner and made full use of the cottages facility's. Will return here at some point to see more of this wonderful area. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 23rd December 2019

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The cottage had high end equipment and the bedding & blankets were gorgeous. We have to say the owners Denise & Paul we're very keen to make sure we were comfortable and left us a beautiful hamper and dressed the cottage beautifully for our Christmas break.

Reviewed by Jeremy 16th December 2019

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Beautiful cottage, refurbished to a high standard. Welcome pack was a nice surprise. Plenty of information, books and maps to plan your days activities. Location very good. Waterfalls and surrounding walks inspiring.

Reviewed by mark 6th December 2019

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We stayed in this cottage with our 2 girls, aged 7 and 9 for a pre Christmas break. It was absolutely perfect, beautiful hamper on arrival, stunning views, fabulous walks, great tea room right next door, lots to do in the area. There was even a Christ tree up, my girls loved it. My in laws are already at looking to come after hearing about it and sRead moreeeing our pictures. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 8th November 2019

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Truly gorgeous cottage in a perfect location. Cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Every detail has been thought of. Made self catering a joy! Aysgarth Falls visible from the front of the property. A perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Many recommended walks from the front door. National Park Visitor Centre a short walk away. Highly Read morerecommended tea room next door. Pub serving great food 10 minute walk. Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 4th October 2019

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Reviewed by Melanie 16th August 2019

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A wonderful cottage in the perfect spot. You can hear the falls from the front bedroom when you first arrive but then you just get used to it and it's very relaxing. Cottage done to a very high standard with some marvellous accessories and utensils. Washer dryer was a also a nice surprise. Comfy beds, fine linen/towels and plenty of blankets and hoRead moret water bottles. Superb walks and food close by and lots to see in surrounding areas. We loved it. Milk and hamper was perfect too. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Anne-Marie 5th July 2019

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Beautiful cottage, high spec , very clean and comfortable. Location is perfect, bit of a steep hill up to the pub, so it can be limiting for some people. It is very quiet, even the visitors to the falls dont disturb you. It a great base for days out . Would book again definitely.

Reviewed by Janette 21st June 2019

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Beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Would definitely recommend it and go back there.

Reviewed by Robert 14th June 2019

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Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. A lot of care has gone into the lovely make-over of both the interior and exterior of the cottage. We would have no hesitation in recommending it!

Reviewed by Melanie 17th May 2019

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We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Riversong. The cottage is beautiful and the location was perfect. The Aysgarth Falls Hotel was a lovely place for a meal and a drink and an easy walk, though up a steep hill. The tea room opposite the cottage does the most incredible afternoon teas. So many nice walks right from the doorstep. Thank you so much, we Read morehope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 10th May 2019

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Cottage was beautiful with lots of luxuries and well thought out touches which made the holiday perfect.

Reviewed by Robert 3rd May 2019

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Cosy little cottage in a stunning location, next to a nice tearooms and lots of interesting attractions and great country pubs a short drive away.

Reviewed by Lisa 15th April 2019

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A beautiful property set at the side of Aysgarth Waterfalls. A great base for exploring and relaxing. The cottage has everything a small family could need and oozes quality and charm. Loved every second!

Reviewed by Sally 4th March 2019

A truly gorgeous cottage from Gorgeous Cottages! Delighted with our choice. Excellent company to deal with. The cottage owners very helpful and friendly. We really didn't want to leave and would love to return again very soon. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Reviewed by Michael 25th February 2019

I booked this cottage for our Wedding Anniversary as it look the perfect place for a long weekend. We was not disappointed. The week prior to our holiday the owner contacted us and provided further information on the cottage. This was a nice touch! The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with underfloor heating, high-end fixture and fRead moreittings and hamper full of local produce. In addition to the above all the bedsheets, towels, kitchen utensils, and furniture have been very carefully chosen and add that extra feeling of luxury. The owner should be very proud of what they have achieved. The cottage is next door to a very nice cafe called Mill Race Tea Shop which serve lovely hot cheese scones. Also, there are other lovely villages Leyburn, Richmond and Hawes within 8-10 miles.All in all this is a very homely cottage in a great location. Hide

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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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