We had run self-catering cottages at a different location in Reeth since 1965.
Early 1970 we purchased a two acre field, empty except for a barn in the corner. A field we regularly walked passed and said 'one day we will live on that field'. It was a dream come true. We started by building a bungalow for ourselves and extended family.
Then in the 1980's we went on to build three stone terraced holiday cottages to run in our retirement ! We have done all the work ourselves with our own four hands!
The cottages are nearly identical but the middle one has a slightly larger footprint.
Downstairs each one has an entrance porch, kitchen and South facing lounge with doors opening onto a private patio. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Lounges have comfortable seating and superb views. Facing South they catch all the sun. The open fires, very popular in winter, heat the radiators and hot water. Super tariff electricity heats storage heaters and water cylinders overnight with an afternoon boost. Visitors say how warm the cottages are and although not needed, fires can be lit for arrival.
There are freesat televisions, DVD players, radios and books. Games can be borrowed.
Visitors say that the kitchens are better equipped than their own at home. We provide everything from garlic presses to ring pull can openers. Good quality cutlery, all matching crockery, good choice of glasses, stellar pans, insulated stainless steel coffee plungers plus lots more. Everything is all extremely clean and ready to use. There are full sized electric cookers, washing machines, microwaves, fridges and freezers. Dining is in the lounge at Ashcroft , in the kitchen at Cedarcroft, whilst Beechcroft have a choice. A pint of milk, a few teabags, coffee and sugar sticks and biscuits are provided
The double bedrooms look out over the garden to the hills beyond and benefit from a sunny aspect. The twin bedrooms lookout over the cobbles with Fremington edge in the background. All mattress have been renewed recently, together with many of the pillows. There is wardrobe space, a chest of drawers and bedside chairs.
The bathrooms each have a bath with electric shower over, a wash hand basin and a toilet, all gleaming. Toiletries consist of hand wash, shower/bath gel and body cream. There is ample hot water.
Mobile phone coverage is good for EE in Reeth but can be patchy particularly in Arkengarthdale. EE phones are available for visitors to borrow if their own network is not available.
Each property has its own Wi-Fi access point providing a fast reliable signal. It has been upgraded to fibre optic.
The signal has never been down, it is provided free but we cannot be responsible for any outage that may occur.
The rental is all inclusive except for towels which may be hired (£3 per person) and excess coal which may be purchased from us at cost.
We call the properties our tardis cottages. They may look small from outside photographs but once inside, people are amazed at the space. With such a large number of regular visitors we must be doing something right !
We do not accept pets, smokers or children younger than ten
Reductions are offered to parties of one or two, to returning visitors and stays of 14+days