Access Statement for Wraycroft Cottages 2018
Three terraced three cottages set in two acres of landscaped gardens in the Yorkshire Dales National park. The
site is outstanding with amazing views and river frontage. To retain the peace of the site we do not accept
children under the age of 10 years of age, pets or smokers.
Contact us by phone - 01748 884254 or mobile 07432 200537
By email - firstname.lastname@example.org
By letter - Wraycroft Cottages, Reeth, Richmond,N.Yorks, DL11 6SU
Visit our web site at - www.reethcottages.com or www.wraycroftcottages.co.uk to find information and up to date
details of prices /availability and booking procedure.
You can also find directions from your location as the web site has an embedded interactive google map.
It also has a map of the village and our location .
The village of Reeth has a population of about 500 persons and is situated at the junction of the River Swale
and Arkle beck. It is 11 miles from Richmond and Wensleydale.
The nearest railway station is 20 miles away at Darlington.
A frequent bus service passes the station and travels to Richmond (35 mins journey time).
From Richmond there are a few buses to Reeth (timetable link on website)
These are approx two hourly. This bus is run by a grant and the drivers are volunteers . A few buses continue higher up the dale.
The village is well provided for with shops, eating places and post office
There is a small market on the green most Fridays
There is a community centre where email facilities and tourist information is available.
Each cottage now has its own wi-fi access which is proving very popular, it allows mobile phone as well as
laptop / tablet connection.
As we have allergies ourselves, we try hard to provide cottages which are suitable for people who have the
same difficulties. To our knowledge no pets have ever been in the properties. We realise that this bars
guide dogs but we have built up a clientele who return year after year because of the pet free
environment and our great detail to minimum dust. Non allergen bedding can be arranged if requested
There is only orange and T mobile network coverage for mobile phones
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
As we live on site we are here to greet you and fires can be lit for your arrival if requested
There is detailed information in each cottage . Arrival time after 3pm and departure time before 10. am.
Car parking for one car is adjacent to the cottages and extra cars can be accommodated within the grounds
Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area
Please ring the bell on our door which is clearly marked enquiries
Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc
As each cottage is self contained most facilities are provided there including washing machine and drying racks.
The only exceptions are the pay phone and tumble drier which are in our property
Night lights are provided at the top of the stairs
A Torch and a wind up lantern are in the cupboard under the stairs
Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc
Each cottage is two storied with a straight flight of stairs
The bathrooms are upstairs .
Ashcroft has a very slight slope down to the access door.
Beechcroft and Cedarcroft have a few steps down but there are sturdy handrails
The lounges have open fires, televisions, radios, books, magnificent views. Each opens onto its own patio.
We have a two acre garden with access to our private river bank. Within this area there is well placed seating.
The river can be seen from the terraces. The garden is sloping but the first terrace has flat access from the
cottages. There are lots of bushes, trees and two large wildlife ponds. Thirty different species of birds were
counted one week and there are always lots around.
Each cottage also has its own private patio.
Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas
Each cottage has two bedrooms, one double (king sized beds) and one with two singles
Bathroom, Shower-room & WC
Completely new bathrooms in 2008 comprising of a bath with shower over, basin and w.c.
The kitchens are all well equipped to four star standard and above.
Family run business since 1965 , we have lived in the dale for generations
Telephone: 01748 884254 and 07432200537
Website: www.reethcottages.com www.wraycroftcottages.co.uk
Local carers: The medical centre is just along the lane. There is open surgery Monday to Friday 8.30 -10 am
and appointments early evening. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Out of hours is accessed by phoning 01748 884396
Nearest hospital is Northallerton 28 miles away.
Local public transport numbers: The bus runs from Richmond to Reeth and back, with some buses continuing to Keld. Up to date timetable are in the
bus shelter ,available at the Yorkshire Dales Information Centre and on our Web site (under LINKS)
Continue to retain our regular visitors and attract new visitors as sadly many regulars can no longer visit.
The discount offered to regular visitors in 2015 (our 50th year of running holiday cottages) proved very popular. We are continuing the offer but
raising it to at least 5% .
A Notice board showing pictures of the cottages and site has been placed by the entrance gates with invitations for people to have a look round and
with BROCHURES for them to take away. (very popular)
We are featured on trip advisor, owners direct, guest link , the cottage guide and iknow yorkshire
Nearly all bookings are made direct with ourselves so visitors do not have to pay agency fees, we can offer a personal service and make sure we are
and our guests are compatible
We have visitor reviews on our website, a blog and links to our facebook, twitter, google+ and pinterest. pages.
Written advertising is in the Visitor, Dalesman guide and magazine
Build up our winter bookings.
Continue to regularly update availability on the web site as this is proving highly effective. A new website which can be edited on all computers is
now up and running. Many regular visitors use the vacancy pages as well as new enquirers. All data can be analysed on Google and Jimdo
analytics programs which help us to target advertising.
Continue updating cottages and the site
Contact Telephone and Email Address
We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve if you have any comments
please phone 01748 884254 mobile 07432 200537 or email email@example.com
Updated January 2018
Dave Hodgson and family