We were 5 'girl'friends (all 50 something) from Holland, sharing this beautiful cottage for autumn break 2014. We needed 5 separate beds, which this cottage has. All in beautiful bedrooms, all with a view. There are two living rooms, but we did not set foot in them: we were either outside (we were very lucky with the weather), roaming the Dales or hanging in the cosy kitchen/dining area. We loved the atmosphere, the space around us, all the little details in which the caring of the owner was visible and the location. Close to so many beautiful hiking routes, close to Reeth that we love for years, and very close to the Bolton Arms in Downholme that we love now too, for its hospitality and great food.
There is a huge utility room that was very handy for all our stuff. The bedrooms have great beds. The bathrooms are nice and well equiped. When we arrived a bottle of wine was waiting for us, and after a few days the owner, such a nice lady, came to check on us.
For us city girls it was great fun to spend time on this spot, for which we had to open 3 gates to get trough with our car, waving away the Swaledale tubs (sheep). We felt so at home and at peace and we were really sad to leave.
The cottage has no wifi (which we did not miss anyway).