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Charming Dales stone cottage in idyllic setting, recently refurbished.

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

near Marske-in-Swaledale, sleeps 4, lovely views, family-owned

Apple Tree Cottage is a Yorkshire Dales stone cottage, recently restored and decorated. The cottage sleeps 4, in two double bedrooms, and has been lovingly refurbished with attractive furnishings. Apple Tree Cottage is charming and quirky, and has all mod cons, such as dishwasher, washer/dryer and freezer.

Situated in a tiny hamlet on a wooded hillside with lovely views, it is surrounded by Swaledale scenery between Richmond and Reeth. The cottage has a light and airy feel, with a spacious sitting room and a sunny dining area overlooking the "Green" at the front.

You can also enjoy sitting outside at the front of the cottage in complete peace and quiet. Walks from the door. A wonderful cottage for a lovely holiday in Swaledale.

Sleeps 4. Very sorry, but we don't accept smoking or pets.

STOP PRESS: as of January 2018, the cottage has superfast broadband and vastly improved Wifi (free to guests). There's now also an excellent mobile signal in the cottage for some networks including Vodafone and O2.

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Richmondshire District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath with shower (new shower in 2017). Washbasin, toilet, heated towel rail, mirror with light over.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Each bedroom has a standard double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer are in outhouse. The cottage is cleaned by the owner and fresh linen, towels and supplies of tea, coffee and milk are provided for your stay.


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Charming Dales stone cottage in idyllic setting, recently refurbished.
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

I would prefer really to keep this one quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely break here - the snowdrops were breathtaking, the birds did not stop visiting, we also had rabbits and a pheasant. The cottage is a delight with everything you could need, wifi is perfect, with not a single issue. It really is a home from home and the owners provide you with everything you could possibly need - a real home from home. We will definitely be back and my son is already talking about our next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in quiet location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is tucked away in a very quiet location with just a few other building at the end of a farm track across a field. It is very cosy and well equipped with everything of a good quality. The owner has added some nice touches with a description of a number of walks right from the door of the cottage. We visited for the October half term holiday and the wood burning stove made the evenings very cosy also the dark skies down the lane made for a lovely little ritual stroll in the dark evenings to look at the stars and listen for owls and other wildlife which our 10 year old daughter loved! I also particularly liked sitting in the little conservatory dining area at the front of the cottage looking over at the hills.

Although tucked away and very rural it's only 6 miles from the market towns of Richmond or Leyburn for provisions.

This was the first time I had visited the Yorkshire Dales since I was a child and the first time my family had ever visited. I had forgotten how lovely the area was and definitely hope to go back soon.

Warning if you are addicted to your internet though, there is no mobile signal on either Vodafone or EE (although there is a landline for emergencies) and the broadband is a bit on the slow side.

All in all a very comfortable cosy cottage in a lovely location.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

Appletree Cottage is a lovely place to stay for a week to enjoy the quiet Dales. We were 4 adults and the cottage suited us perfectly. Everything was as described and all the facilities are modern and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good location, very well fitted out.

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent cottage, in a lovely quiet spot. It was well furnished, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. I would strongly recommend it, and the helpful and generous owner.

I think I'll be coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Appletree Cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage in a truly peaceful and unspoilt location as the description stated. Great for walks in the Yorkshire Dales with several from the cottage - and there is lots of information about them in the house. Well equipped and nicely furnished - just a few minor things weren't as top notch as we had hoped but we have told the owner about these directly. Well worth going to!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for writing a review; we're so pleased you had a good holiday. Thank you especially for bearing with the wait while the landline fault was being put right. We're pleased to say that both landline and Wifi are fully up and running again. best wishes, Naomi and Stephen
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Nice, well - equipped cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days and had a good time. The cottage has everything that you need and more besides, although the wifi only worked for some of the time. We explored the area on bikes and had some excellent trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. The landline and WiFi have now been repaired and are both working properly again. Thanks again for bearing with us while it was being investigated, and glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise.
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Naomi Meredith
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, french, german
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Why Naomi Meredith chose Richmondshire District

Surrounded by varied and dramatic scenery in a beautiful side valley in Swaledale, Apple Tree Cottage is away from traffic and you can enjoy utter peace and quiet. Yet it isn't isolated, as it's part of a hamlet of five cottages, only four miles from the ancient town of Richmond, and a similar distance from the Swaledale tourist centre of Reeth. Right on the doorstep there is splendid scenery, many varied walks, wildlife, cycling.. The cottage forms part of a quirky cluster of old stone buildings with an interesting history. Inside, it is warm and cosy and has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is a home from home with all the facilities needed for an easy, relaxing trip away. As we often stay at the cottage ourselves, you should find everything you need. You will find tea and coffee, milk, oil, condiments, herbs and spices, and there will be an initial supply of logs etc should you wish to light the stove.

The dining area is surrounded on three sides with large windows, which open to let in the fresh air, and there is a lovely spot outside to enjoy a glass of wine on summer evenings.

We have tried to make the cottage functional as well as beautiful and the large open air porch and store provides you with space to 'de-robe' and store the things you don't want to take inside.


Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
A1 (M)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Bolton Arms, Downholme

The cottage is in a very peaceful and quiet place in Swaledale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There is excellent hill-walking, cycling and bird-watching. There are lovely walks from the doorstep: the immediate surroundings are a mix of woods, meadows, valleys, rivers and streams, open moorland, and limestone scenery with cliffs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $69.82

Booking Notes:
Please contact Naomi before booking if changeover day required is anything other a Saturday, and also to make a booking of less than 7 nights and we will do our best to accommodate you if we can.Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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