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Spacious Cottage In The Heart Of The Yorkshire Dales National Park

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Brookside Cottage, Langthwaite, Arkengarthdale, Nr Richmond, Yorkshire Dales, England - Very Peaceful Rural Location, Views of The Dale, 1 Min To Local Pub.

Right in the heart of the Dale nestles our warm welcoming cottage, providing you with a delightful place to come back to after a day's walking, cycling or the myriad of other outdoor activities available in this part of the world. You will find everything you need for a relaxing break - we want guests of all ages to feel at home, so have provided everything we can think of that you might have at home. Children will enjoy the games and watching their own DVDs in the big bedroom while adults relax by the open fire in the lounge. We've provided some games, books DVDs and CD player /iPod dock for you, and the large kitchen is equipped with every conceivable cooking item from a rolling pin and bread maker to huge casserole dishes. All our furniture was lovingly chosen especially for the cottage and has comfort and character in mind. The central heating and modern kitchen and bathroom provide comfort, while the open fire and beams provide atmosphere. There's a useful boot room which keeps the house free of mucky walking boots, while the garage is useful for those with bulky equipment to store such as bikes or canoes.

Diana Ives
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Diana Ives

The Ives family lives in Nottingham, England. Diana and Richard are both teachers, and Diana works at a Cathedral as Education Officer.

Diana Ives purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Diana Ives chose Richmond

We've been spending new year in the Dales for 20 years, since we first found Arkengarthdale. Its unspoilt remoteness and peace provides a fantastic escape from real life!

What makes this cottage unique

Brookside has everything we wanted - it's comfortable and cosy, yet with plenty of space. We love the outdoors, but enjoy having somewhere homely to come back to. We enjoy spending holidays with friends and Grandparents so it was important that our cottage had enough accommodation for them too! It's in a sheltered position yet enjoys views up and down the dale from all its windows. We rent it out to cover expenses, and we hope that guests will love the area as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The house itself is lovely. We do all our own cooking because of my son's allergies and the kitchen was kitted out brilliantly. The village was great, the roads were cleared brilliantly in the bad weather, one of the farmers having a snowplough on the front of his tractor. It was lovely to see the lambs too.' Moira and family, April 2012 (our first guests)

'A very well appointed cottage and so comfortable!' Anne and John, May 2012

'Very satisfied, extremely clean and comfortable. No improvements needed. Would come back and recommend to friends.' Weekend guests July 2012

'We had a wonderful time, nothing but good things to say about the cottage - which we found warm, welcoming and equipped with everything we could possibly want. We loved the walks that we could take from right outside the cottage, and thoroughly enjoyed the excellent food at the CB Inn on occasions. Definitely a experience worth repeating in the future.' Guests July 2012
Jan 2012
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Richmond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle, loo, wash basin in modern white, tiled and with heated towel rail. Each bedroom is equipped with matching towels and rail for storage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , bunk beds and a single with pull- out bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + baby (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1: King size bed & space for cot. 2: Twin beds, wardrobe, drawers. 3: Bunks + single with visitor bed under (sleeps up to 4), All bedrooms are equipped with lamps, radiator, wardrobe, mirror, towel rail, bedside tables and chest of drawers in each room. There is a TV and DVD player in bedroom 2.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside we have a garage with hard standing, + 2 further parking spaces. To the rear there is a gravelled patio area with delightful open views over the field and up the dale. Picnic style table provided. To the front there is a small bench against the wall of the house, and just across the track a path leads down to the brook where there is decked area. In summer a small table and chairs are provided. Deck chairs are in the garage. You can also help yourself to the soft fruits which grow seasonally by the brook. Utility Room: We call this the boot room - the boiler ensures it's stays warm, and there's storage space for boots, coats and cleaning equipment. Iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner, broom and mop available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels, bedroom and kitchen linen included. The cottage will be cleaned when you leave, included in the rental price. Other: Dining room with fireplace, beamed ceiling, large antique pine table and dresser. Collection of games in dresser cupboard, with china tea service stored in the top.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Spacious Cottage In The Heart Of The Yorkshire Dales National Park
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 13 reviews

Set in stunning countryside brookside gives a comfortable base for exploring the northern dales.

  • 3 of 5

Brookside cottage is roomy and in an idyllic position. The house was warm once we had had the heating on for a few days and the views from the windows were stunning.

Overall I felt some areas of the cottage were ready for a spring clean eg the dining chairs were all badly stained and the cupboard door in the boot room was broken and windows in the bedroom taped up.

The steps at the back of the cottage were very slippy especially when wet.

The cottage was very comfortable especially when the fire was lit and there were plenty of games and books . It was really useful having the boot room especially as we had a dog. The village of Langthwaite is lovely and everyone we spoke to was very friendly. We loved the drive up to tan hill, the walks from the door and the stunning scenery in Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. It was easily to access Reeth and Leyburn and the lovely villages along swaledale and Wensleydale via Buttertub pass. We certainly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I'm sorry you found some things not to your satisfaction - you will be pleased to know I've just bought some new dining chairs and repairs to the window and other sprucing up jobs are scheduled soon. I hope you will come back and see! Diana and richard
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We love the cottage and the location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 2 week stay at Brookside Cottage with our dogs, including a short visit from our children and grandchildren who didn't want to leave! The cottage had everything needed to make our stay home from home, whilst being well placed to visit our favourite places in Wensleydale, Swaledale and of course Arkengarthdale. Shopping in Leyburn is good with lots of local produce available. We love Barnard Castle and Teesdale too, and enjoyed visits to the Richmond, Aysgarth Falls and more. Staying at Brookside was convenient for us to visit the wonderful Tan Hill Inn several times, with its cosy bar area and open fire. The food at Tan Hill is excellent, as it is at CB Inn just up the road from the cottage, easily within walking distance. Dogs are welcome at both. The village of Langthwaite is very pretty with a lovely riverside walk and a pub within a few yards of the cottage. However, here dogs were not welcome inside the pub so we only visited the Red Lion when September weather permitted us to sit outside. This was the only disappointment of this wonderful holiday. Thank you Diana and Richard for sharing your lovely cottage with us. Barbara, Michael and family, West Yorkshire. September 2 - 16, 2017

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had such a wonderful holiday and we hope to see you again soon Diana and Richard
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Great location spacious cottage

  • 4 of 5

Weather was variable but because of the location and the cottage it was a brilliant holiday

We had one blip where the TV didn't work but It was fixed really quickly

The cottage has all the facilities you'll need and was well situated for both pubs and for walks from the front door

The drive over the Stang to Barnard Castle is well worth it as is the track to Low Row over the fells . Both have great views as does the walk up to Booze and Slei Gill and back down to the village.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, quiet and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Brookside for three weeks and didn't want to go home. The cottage is well furnished with a comprehensively equipped kitchen. It was very clean and felt as if it were our, sadly temporary, home rather than a holiday let. The kingsize bed is particularly comfortable and you are lulled to sleep by the brook. The location is one of the quietest of the northerly Dales villages, but still has two pubs, while nearby Reeth offers more facilities including an organic baker. Good walks from the door, if you're more energetic than we were.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the 5* review. Hope to see you again soon. Diana
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Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a weekend away. Location was amazing!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weekend, the cottage is spacious with all the facilities and amenities you need. The hosts were very accommodating and allowed us to extend our check out time to suit us. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get away and take in the beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

The location of this cottage is fantastic. On arrival you instantly feel like you are on holiday.

It was great for the children just watching the Farm vehicles going up the Farm Track and talking to the local farmer about his day.

The cottage is very clean and well equipped which made it ideal for cooking .The CB inn is well worth a visit , great food and exceptional service and within walking distance .(Booking Advisable).

The walks from your door are great, We especially enjoyed the walk to Reeth following the river.

There are so many places to visit without having to travel very far.

We would love to return soon

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to your return.
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Car: recommended

The Yorkshire Dales is a place of outstanding natural beauty, and Brookside Cottage is in the most northern and quietest of the Dales.

You may never have heard of Arkengarthdale - if you have, you'll understand its attraction! It is the least known, quietest and most remote of the Dales. We think it is perhaps the Dales' best kept secret. If you love the wildness of remote moorland scenery and getting away from tourists and traffic, you'll love the contrast between this Dale and the busier, Swaledale.

Despite its rural location, we are only 200 metres from the friendly village pub, The Red Lion, which serves snacks and drinks, as well as only 3 quarters of a mile from the CB Inn with its open fires, play area, pool table and locally sourced, superbly cooked food.Both pubs will lend you dominoes or packs of cards to while away a couple of hours while sampling local beer.

Outdoor activities abound in this part of the world - with hundreds of footpaths and bridleways to be explored right from the door across open countryside and farmland.

For the more adventurous there is caving, biking, canoeing, rock climbing and horse riding - the 2014 Tour de France came within 3 miles of us! You can hire bikes in Reeth - about 3 miles away - where you'll also find our local tourist information centre. Whether you want to explore a new village or town every day, find real ale or a good cuppa, the Dales has it all. There are plenty of great days out at heritage sites, including 'The Forbidden Corner', Aysgarth Falls, Castle Bolton and Barnard Castle, where you'll also find the amazing Bowes Museum. There's also the the cheese factory and livestock market at Hawes, Richmond Castle and Georgian theatre…. or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the Dale, the views and the brook or open fire. We hope you love coming back to Brookside cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $107.28
Pet Fee $13.41

Cancellations - balance less deposit refunded if we can relet. We ask you to agree to our terms and conditions before any money is paid. Payment by cheque, BACS or paypal. You must take out your own holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Arrive at 4pm, leave by 10am unless otherwise negotiated. Changeover day will usually be Saturday, but this is negotiable during quiet periods or for late bookings.

Notes on prices:
Short stays welcome, per night price varies supplements payable for short breaks and full occupancy (8 people) and £50 for Bank Holiday weekend breaks or other special times at owners' discretion.
A security deposit of £100 may be taken at owners' discretion.
25% deposit within 1 week of reservation, balance payable 2 months before arrival.
Discretionary discount for 2 people, late bookings or 2nd / subsequent weeks.
Dogs welcome - £10 per dog per stay is requested and owners MUST clear up any mess.
Price INCLUDES: coal, cleaning, WIFI, bedding, bathroom and kitchen towels. Landline phone, with honesty box.
Full occupancy (8 people) £30 extra charge.
For short breaks a supplement of £30 is charged.

25% on booking. Balance 2 calendar months before you travel. Payment by BACS (preferred), cheque or PAYPAL

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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