About the property
- Cottage53 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Luxury cottage near Crackpot, Swaledale - Rural position, views over Swaledale
Throstle Nest Barn is a beautifully converted detached barn in a rural position near the tiny hamlet of Crackpot. The cottage is luxuriously appointed, with central heating, underfloor heating in bathrooms and a multi-fuel stove (coal included). High-quality furnishings and decor mean the cottage is ideal for a perfect holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, marvellously well-equipped and wonderfully comfortable. Downstairs dining kitchen, with range-style cooker, fridge and separate freezer and dishwasher. With a kingsize double bed to sink into after a glorious day's hiking, Throstle Nest Barn is a gorgeous cottage to come to in a fantastic part of Swaledale. So beautiful, they wrote a song about it, "Beautiful Swaledale"! Free wifi, 2 dogs welcome, sorry no smoking. Weekly bookings are Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks are welcome, including 2 nt breaks, which are £15 less than 3 nt price.
Mrs Rosie Nicholls
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 30, 2018
About Mrs Rosie Nicholls
We live in the Welsh Marches and first holidayed in Swaledale 10 years ago, we fell in love with the dale, it's people and the warmth of their welcome, the stunning scenery and it's beautiful places. We have been coming back regularly ever since and were lucky enough to purchase Throstle Nest Barn. We feel the luckiest people every time we arrive to think that we own such a wonderful house in such a beautiful setting and we feel happy to share our special place with you. Our dog Monty enjoys the freedom of the two acre stone walled paddock in which the barn is situated, chasing bunnies, although these Yorkshire rabbits are too clever for him! He also loves having balls thrown for him from the bench at the top of our field with what we feel is the best view of the dale.
Why Mrs Rosie Nicholls chose Richmondshire District
To us it is the perfect place to relax away from our busy working lives, Throstle Nest Barn being high up on the fell side with glorious views of the river Swale flowing down dale gives it a peaceful location with only the birds and sheep for company most of the time. The silence can almost be deafening and is often only broken by the call of a curlew, the bleat of a lamb or the river flowing down stream. Although appearing remote it is only a mile to the village of Gunnerside or Low Row where delicious food can be obtained from very good pubs or tea rooms or just a couple of miles up dale will take you to a warm welcome at the Farmers Arms in Muker. If you're very lucky you may see the Northern Lights out of the kitchen window a lucky guest did last February.
What makes this Cottage unique
After arriving a car is no longer necessary, walk from the door, high onto the remoteness of the fell, through pretty villages or along the river passing through the glorious wild flower meadows. Take a walk through history up Gunnerside Gill viewing the relics of the lead mining industry. Bring your bicycles, there are miles of off road trails to explore or follow the route of 2014's Tour De France. A short walk would lead you to a wonderful days fishing on the Swale and if that isn't enough there are plenty of places to visit, Leyburn a lovely market town full of a wide range of independent shops, Hawes the home of Wensleydale cheese, the favourite of Wallace & Gromit, with plenty to tempt your tastebuds. Follow in the footsteps of James Herriot...... All Creatures Great and Small....
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Beautiful cottage that wants for nothing.
We have been visiting the Dales for the last 25 years and Throstle Nest Barn is a real find. For me it is perfection. Beautifully equipped and thoughtfully styled accommodation set in the most wonderful location. The field and garden are a real bonus and for a whole week we never used the car to get to the start of walks. Everything we did was straight from the door including Gunnerside Gill and over to the Old Gang Mines. A wonderful weeks holiday and we would highly recommend Throstle Nest Barn to anybody. We will be back again.
We are so pleased you enjoyed Throstle Nest Barn so much. We strive to make the cottage cosy and comfortable and it's so nice to find our efforts appreciated (and yes, Swaledale is so beautiful and we're lucky the Throstle Nest Barn is set in such a wonderful location). Thank-you also for leaving the cottage so very clean and tidy. Please do return! Rosie, owner, and Judith, manager.
Wonderful, warm,clean and cosy. Large secure field for the dogs, we had no worries.
It was lovely to stay in a property where everything worked as it should. The multi fuel stove was wonderful as the weather turned very cold. We had everything we needed for a lovely holiday and would definitely go back again.
The accommodation is very clean, well organised and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped but could do with brighter lighting. The house is warm. Wifi is handy.
There are long walks from the cottage doorstep without using the car. The view is good from the window. We didn't sit outside as it was cold and snowy but, in spring/summer, it would be lovely to have breakfast or teabreaks on the patio.
Beautiful location with walks in every direction
Lovely house and well situated.
Beautiful little cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Lots of good walks nearby along with many pretty villages with pubs to choose from.
Fantastic! Perfect location, beautiful cottage
We wanted a relaxing break between Christmas and New Year and that is exactly what we got here. The cottage was very clean, well equipped and had everything we needed for a 3 night stay. We walked to Gunnerside to the Kings Head pub (about 30 mins walk) for lunch one day, and headed into Hawes (by car) to buy supplies from the local butcher and grocery store which were both delightful.
The scenery is breath taking and the walks around the area are fantastic. We would recommend the cottage to anyone, and will definitely be heading back again soon!
Special interest holidays: Ideal for walking holidays. Travel: Durham Tees Valley Airport, approx 40 miles. Darlington train station, East Coast line, 30 miles, 45 mins. Use of car is essential. Distances: 5 miles to Reeth, large village with local shops, garage, post office, Friday market, tearooms, pubs etc. 1 mile to Low Row, Punch Bowl Inn, gastropub. 1 1/2 miles to Gunnerside, King's Head pub, dog-friendly, and Ghyllfoot Tearoom and bistro (Wed and Sat evenings). Mobile fish and chip van calls at Low Row and Gunnerside on Fri evenings, approx 6.30/7pm. 4 miles to Muker, craft shops, Swaledale Woollens, Muker Village shop and tearoom, Farmer's Arms pub, dog-friendly. Richmond, 16 miles.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A deposit of £90 is payable on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the holiday. If booking within 8 weeks, full amount payable. Short breaks are payable in full on booking. Contact Judith to book, 01748 886366. Changeover Day: Week bookings are Sat to Sat, although we try, if possible, to be flexible. Easier at off-peak times. Departure time is 10am, arrival time is 3pm (4pm in peak weeks). Notes on prices: We accept short breaks, 70% of week price. Contact Judith Dower, 01748 886366, for short break prices or for details of prices for breaks of different lengths. We accept 2 nt bookings, £15 less than 3 nts price.