Welcome to Intake Cottage and Swallows Byre in Swaledale.
Intake Cottage is beautifully situated between the villages of Low Row and Gunnerside in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A classic example of an 18th Century Dales country cottage and part of an original farmhouse. It was originally used by the current owners as a World War II retreat. Since then the Kent’s have been refurbishing and maintaining, holidaying and letting Intake Cottage for over 35 years.
Intake Cottage is south facing and has a lovely country garden that enjoys panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dale and the river Swale (old English for ‘the wild one’) running a stone throws away. Swaledale is renowned for its wild flower meadows, sheep, dry stone walls, hay and cattle barns, lead-mining ruins and its fast flowing river.
Intake Cottage is an ideal location for walking, cycling, sightseeing, trout fishing, painting or just relaxing.
Located 1 mile west of Low Row en route of the 2014 first stage of the Tour de France
Off road parking for 1 car
Terrace, garden, summerhouse, barbeque
2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin; Linen provided
Living/dining: open fire (coal provided), TV, blue ray DVD,
Kitchen: cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave
Bathroom: electric shower over bath, shaving point, heated towel rail, wall heater; Towels provided ,
Self-contained Annex available, “Swallows Byre”
Free WiFi available
Sorry No Pets & No Smoking.
Children must be over 5 years of age.
Living Room/Dining Room
Intake Cottage is an archetypal country cottage oozing character from the beamed ceiling, flag stone floors and 18th Century cast iron fire place. It’s appropriately furnished throughout with a mixture of antiques and quality soft furnishings providing a home from home feeling, perfect for relaxing in front of the fire.
The renovated shaker style kitchen is a country cooks treat with traditional Belfast sink and original stone pantry shelves.
The Master bedroom has wonderful views across the Dale and contains a double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.
The second bedroom also has glorious south facing views and is approached through the Master bedroom and has a 3ft single bed with pull out underneath, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
All bedding is provided along with towels and tea towels. Electric blankets are available for winter months. The cottage has full electricity and provides coal for the open fire.
Small, well equipped and just off the Master bedroom.
At the front of the cottage is a raised south-facing garden overlooking a wild flower meadow down to the river Swale. A patio terrace with garden furniture and barbeque is ideal for alfresco dining should the weather permit. If not, there is our so called ‘Hobby’ (summerhouse) in which to sit, ideal for watching all the wildlife or reading away from any blustery weather.
Situated over the garden wall to the west of Intake Cottage, Swallows Byre retains the same beautiful south facing views. This conversion incorporates the best of old and new design using the compact space with maximum natural light encompassing quality tasteful furnishings and having central heating.
Living Room/Dining Room - 1st Floor
Double aspect South and West facing, leading out onto a roof terrace - making the most of the fantastic views.
Wood burning stove
Quality soft furnishings
TV ,blue ray DVD,
Ground Floor, Bedroom
Double aspect S/W
Antique double bed
Dressing table, Wardrobe and Chest of drawers
Roll top bath with hand held shower head.
Heated towel rail
Stone floor heated
Small fridge freezer
Stone floor heated
Garden and Summer House