Access Statement for Wraycroft Cottages 2016

 

Introduction 

Wraycroft Cottages 

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.

Pre-Arrival 

 Contact us by phone - 01748 884254 or mobile 07432 200537  or  Dave on 01748 884497

 By email -  wraycroft@me.com

 By letter - Wraycroft Cottages, Reeth, Richmond,N.Yorks, DL11 6SU 

 Visit our web site at - reethcottages.com   or   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, some paid

drivers and 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 

when booking

There is only orange and T mobile network coverage for mobile phones but visitors are offered the use of an 

orange phone to use for their stay, just paying for calls

 

 

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 10.30 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. 

Outdoor Facilities 

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 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.

 

 Self-Catering Kitchen 

 

 The kitchens are all well equipped to four star standard  and above.

 

Additional Information 

 

 Family run business since 1965 , we have lived in the dale for generations 

 
Address:  

 

        Wraycroft Cottages          

        Back lane  

        REETH  

        N.Yorks
        DL11 6SU 

 
Telephone:  01748 884254 and 01748 88497 and 07432200537

 
Email:           wraycroft@me.com

 
Website:       reethcottages.com                  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)

 

Future Plans 

 

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, guest link , the cottage guide .the holiday cottage website, iknow yorkshire and directholidaycottages.  We have

 

visitor reviews on our website, contribute to facebook, twitter, google+  and a blog.  Written advertising is in the Visitor and  Dalesman 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

 

under construction.   Many regular visitors use the vacancy pages as well as new enquires.

 

Continue updating cottages and the site

 

 Maintain Wifi 

 

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 01748884497 or  wraycroft@me.com

 

Created: 26 November  2016

 

Dave Hodgson and family