Views? Tick! Cosy comfort? Tick! Rural isolation? Tick! Converted from a cow byre with hayloft above, adjoining a 17th century farmhouse, The Byre, sleeping 2 people, is a tiny jewel of a cottage on top of the world. With terrific views, the cottage has all the comforts a holidaymaker could wish for; multi-fuel stove (all fuel included), central heating, many books to read, maps provided, dvd player and lots of dvds, private garden table and chairs, with lovely views, and a charming galleried bedshelf upstairs. All bedlinen, towels, teatowels and basics for the kitchen are included. The shower room is off the kitchen ie downstairs from the bedroom. The Byre has a private water supply, which means that the water occasionally turns somewhat brown after heavy rain, but there are filters in place and it is perfectly safe to drink. The pressure is also a little variable, which means the shower temperature can fluctuate a little, but there is an anti-scald fitting on it. Set high up in the lee of Kitley Hill, The Byre commands an unparalleled position above Whaw, in Arkengarthdale, perfect for walking and exploring. Dogs welcome, free wifi.
Arkengarthdale is a rugged small dale, reached from Swaledale at Reeth. Both dales are the most northerly of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, and probably the least well-known.The Tan Hill Inn, the highest inn in England, is a short drive over the moors from The Byre. Reeth, with local shops, teashops, pubs, garage, post office, Friday market and garage is approximately 6 miles. Arkengarthdale has a great wild beauty, with little sign of any modern tourist development, and has featured in several period films and tv series. Ideal for those who enjoy the outdoors, with many footpaths and bridleways.
There are two pubs in the dale, the CB Inn, a gastropub about 2.5 miles from the Byre, and the Red Lion, a true "locals" pub, in Langthwaite, about 3 miles. There are also pubs in Swaledale, the Bridge at Grinton, 7 miles, King's Head in Gunnerside, 11 miles and Farmer's Arms in Muker, 13 miles. Also plenty of little interesting shops, galleries and picnicking places, such as Wain Wath falls.
Did we mention the views? Stunning scenery all around, walks from the door and snug accommodation, perfect for those who appreciate unspoilt countryside at its very best! Sleeps 2. Up to 2 dogs welcome. Free wifi! Sorry, no smoking.