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Large Georgian Country House, ideal for house parties and celebrations

Bedrooms 8
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms 5 bathrooms, with great views.

Selected & Inspected as Special Place to stay, Hazel Brow House is a beautiful period country house with antique marble fireplaces, high corniced ceilings and magnificent views. Well positioned in a private location, yet within the small village of Low Row in Swaledale, and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, we're surrounded by a maize of footpaths and brilliant walks. Come and experience an amazing break, ideal for get togethers, private parties and celebrations. The house comfortably accommodates 15 people in spacious, well proportioned rooms. Ask us about entertaining, corporate bookings and weddings.

The sitting room, dining room and snug have open fires, comfy settees and a good supply of family games and books. The dining room is ideal for special meals with a large table seating 14. The kitchen is well equipped including Aga cooker and electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher etc. The pantry has a second fridge and a freezer with plenty of shelf space and a Belfast sink. The boot room has plenty of space for outdoor clothing and equipment, laundry and drying facilities and can double up as a bar for entertaining if required. The spacious bedrooms are as follows:-

Bedroom 1 with en suite and zip and link beds so can be either a Super King sized or twin beds,

Bedroom 2 faces south with fantastic views and can be either a Super King sized bed or twin beds

Bedroom 3 has great views and a king sized 4 poster bed

Bedrooms 4 and 5 are double rooms

Bedroom 6 can be either a Super King sized bed or twin beds

Bedroom 7 is a single room

Bedroom 8 has an en suite and a king sized bed

The 1st floor bathrooms are designed for luxury bathing!

The garden has a two patios, sloping lawns, BBQ and a footpath down to the river where fishing is available in season. There's a garage where you can park a car or keep your bikes. We have a criss cross of spectacular walks right from the front door. We've a great restaurant at our local 'Gastro' pub, 5 minutes walk away. We’re within a ½ hr’s drive of England’s highest Pub.and England’s highest Waterfall – all within a day’s walking distance for the fittest amongst us! The river Swale is England's fastest flowing river so you can imagine, we've lots of waterfalls as well as hills, fells, mountains and moorland to discover. Alternatively you could just make the most of the house and relax with a good book or enjoy a drink with friends or a barbecue in the garden.

It's easy to book online through our website, just scroll down the HomeAway page to 'Learn more about this holiday rental' and click on our HomePage. We usually take bookings starting on Mondays or Fridays but can be flexible so get in touch.

Alternatively you can book online through HomeAway which will offer you 'Enhanced Protection' for a small service fee. This system is set up to quote for 7 night and 2 night holidays, if you want anything in between please contact us.

Whichever way you book we're waiting to offer you some true Yorkshire hospitality!

If you want something different during your holiday, chill out on an Alpaca Trek, book an Archery session or even a hot tub!

Entertaining at Hazel Brow is an option you might like to consider. We've played host to family reunions, wedding and birthday parties of up to 50 guests. Marquees can be hired through our partner organisations and erected on the lower lawn in the garden. Contact us if you're planning a celebration!

We can also offer special interest holidays - please enquire for outdoor pursuits, archery, dry stone walling, spinning and rag rug making breaks.

Why not leave the car at home and come by train on the Settle Carlisle line to Garsdale Station (England’s Highest station). Book your seat on the Little White bus, over the Buttertubs pass, dropping into Swaledale, 1/2 hr's drive from the station. A warm Yorkshire welcome awaits you and a hamper of local goodies.

More Details

Catherine Calvert
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Catherine Calvert

Hi, my name is Catherine Calvert, I'm a born and bred Yorkshire Lass. I'm passionate about providing our guests with a quality experience of our spectacular Yorkshire Dales, and supporting sustainable tourism, striving for a vibrant rural dales economy for future generations.

We deliver outdoor activities and educational opportunities from the farm and also run a small alpaca trekking business.

Catherine Calvert purchased this house in 1970

Why Catherine Calvert chose Richmond

Hazel Brow House was a part of a small estate farmed by the family for the last 100 years. The house is amazing and was our family home for many years. It was originally a traditional 'long house' until 1860 when the spacious front rooms were added, leaving the cosy cottage for the farm workers and servants. In 2014 the property was refurbished and is now let as one house but the servants stairs, and special features still remain! It's a great house for family holidays, reunions, celebrations or corporate groups. There's a great restaurant at the village pub, loads of spectacular walks, waterfalls and scenic views.

What makes this house unique

The property stands on its own, enjoying magnificent views. It provides really comfortable, spacious, private accommodation with provision for cyclists and walkers including cycle racks and boot/coat drying facilities so you can make the most of the Dale.


Richmond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower& wc.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom with roll top bath, shower attachment, wc.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 8 with shower, wc.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Features Roll Top Bath with hand shower and great views!
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be linked to form an extra large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This room has a Four Poster bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be linked to form an extra large double bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , This room has an en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , This room has an en suite. Beds can be linked to make double
  • All twin beds can be linked to make super kings.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
Utility room with washing machine, Tumble dryer, Drinks fridge, Sink, Clothes drying rack, Boot rack, Dog bed. Cot and high chair. Spacious entrance hall. The house is equipped for walking and cycling holidays. We offer Alpaca Trekking, Poultry keeping and special interest breaks including dry stone walling, spinning, rug making.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large Georgian Country House, ideal for house parties and celebrations
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Lovely house, spacious but cosy, excellent facilities.

  • 5 of 5

12 of us stayed for a week, and had an excellent time. We loved the house - elegant and spacious, with good bedrooms for all of us (we've stayed in some places where there are a couple of lovely rooms but the rest are only adequate). The drawing and dining rooms were particularly appreciated. The boot room was always warm and dry when we returned from long walks - and it was so nice to be able to do varied walks direct from the house, or with the help of the Little White Bus. Cath was an excellent host - responded to our requests immediately (including a whole new oven!). We'd love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: TSo pleased you had a great time, come back soon!
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Portree, Isle of Skye UK

An absolutely brilliant place for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

10 adults, 5 children and a baby visited in January. The house was warm, comfortable and the kitchen had enough equipment to cook meals for us all. The owner, of course, couldn't control the weather...but luckily that was good as well!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a brilliant family re-union, thanks for visiting, we loved having you to stay!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful big house with fabulous views and garden looking out across the valley, loads of space for a big gettogether with friends. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place with magnificent views. We loved it. The house was spacious with good amenities. The dinning room was fit for a King and allowed us to share great evening ding altogether.All bedrooms were to a high standard. Would definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah, so pleased you all had a great time - looking forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Very spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Very well equipped, lovely crisp bed linen and amazing walks from the door

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We aim to please and are keen to hear back from our guests - we're always looking for ways to provide the best holiday / best party house ever! Thanks for taking the time to review us.
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Stunning views all the mod cons.

  • 5 of 5

Full disclosure I have close ties to the village of Low Row, my father was born there. The beauty of Low Row and the Dales are in my blood. But onto Hazel Brow... the property is a gem with stunning views. Breath taking! The house is lovely with period charm and modern convenience. Lots of hot water, heat on demand and a great kitchen.

The owner of the property was wonderful and accommodated a very large request to use the garden for a family reunion!!!

The house is great for small gatherings and large alike.

I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bolton Castle
Wensleydale Creamery
Butter Tubs
Punch Bowl Inn
Kings Head gunnerside
Great walk from Hazel Brow either over the tops and down to Gunnerside Ghyll and the disused...
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Durham Tees Valley airport 1 hours drive away
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Punch Bowl Inn
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Catterick Garrison
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Garsdale Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Punch Bowl Inn
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Whitby 1 1/2 hours scenic drive
Car: recommended

Swaledale is one of the most northerly and spectacular of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The river Swale is England's fastest flowing river, fed by becks and springs from the remote and wild heather moorlands, it tumbles through a series of waterfalls down the Valley. Trout can be fished in season and private fishing is available from the property.

The opening shots for the BBC's series 'All Creatures Great and Small' were filmed just 1 mile away on the moor and in Langthwaite village which is within hiking distance - call in at the Red Lion if you're over there, and experience one of our traditional local pubs. They still keep the traditional opening times so plan your visit to avoid disappointment.

We're ideally located for walkers and hikers with a network of footpaths and green tracks. We supply O.S. maps and books so can cater for those wanting a short leisurely walk to the more serious hiker who enjoys getting into up into the hills, moors and valleys.

Cyclists won't be disappointed either and bike hire is available nearby. Mountain biking is very popular and we are famous for road cycling since the 2014 tour de France came through the village - we're in the middle of 2 'King of the Mountain' stages.

Sightseers have a plethora of opportunity to explore our rich heritage with Middleham, Bolton, Barnard and Richmond castles all within a 15 mile radius and numerous abbeys and priories, both locally and further afield. Fountains Abbey is classed as a world heritage site about 1 hrs drive away with Jervaulx Abbey and tearooms enroute, only 17 miles away. If you’re interested in local history then Reeth Museum is a must or check out the ‘Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology group’.

Tan Hill Inn is at the top of the Dale, bordering on 3 counties: - Cumbria, Yorkshire and County Durham. It’s England’s highest pub standing at 1,732 feet (528 m) above sea level and a welcome sight for walkers on the Pennine Way.

Shoppers don’t have to far to local markets and quaint cobbled streets in Hawes, Richmond, Leyburn and Barnard Castle but Reeth villages, just 3 miles away, offers some excellent craft shops from bespoke cabinet and glass makers to sculptors and needle craft suppliers, and The Garden House pottery. There’s even 2 outdoor clothing suppliers so if you need a pair of new boots there’s plenty of choice!

There’s really something for everyone and far too much to mention here so if you’ve a specific area of interest, contact us and we’ll let you have the local information with pleasure.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include Linen, Towels and all fuel:- Oil, Electricity, Coal & Logs.
Short breaks are available, prices range from £832 for nights. Please enquire. Dates flexible. Online booking available
Arrivals after 3.30 departures 10.30am.
We require a 30% deposit with the final payment 60 days before the start of your holiday .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund