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  • Perfectly located in the idyllic setting of the North Yorkshire Dales | Helwith Cottage, Helwith, near Marske - Helwith Cottage
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  • Perfectly located in the idyllic setting of the North Yorkshire Dales | Helwith Cottage, Helwith, near Marske - Helwith Cottage
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    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Sleeps: 4
    • Baths: 2
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    • 2 pets welcome

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    • Internet access

    • Open fire

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    Helwith Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests

    Perfectly located in the idyllic setting of the North Yorkshire Dales, on the edge of Barningham and Holgate Estate’s grouse moor and wildlife conservation area.
    5 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, 27’’ Freesat Smart TV, iPod dock, Bose sound system and Xbox One with a selection of games.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine with Aerocinno and washer/dryer.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor.
    Bedroom 1
    : With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), 32’’ Smart TV/DVD player, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), Freesat TV and beams.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Small gravelled garden with patio and built-in garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. Between the 1st March and 31st July each year, dogs must be kept on a short lead when walking on the open access moorland to protect the ground nesting birds.
    This delightful cottage is situated in the tiny and remote hamlet of Helwith in the North Yorkshire Dales on the historic Barningham and Holgate Estate. Helwith Cottage is a standalone property with far reaching views of the Dales. It is surrounded by grouse moorland, grazing sheep and a vast array of wildlife. Helwith Manor Farm sits 100 yards below Helwith Cottage. The cottage was once the vicar’s house for the now demolished church, which comprised a thriving congregation when the hamlet was inhabited in the 18th and 19th centuries due to the lead and tin mining activities in the area.
    Helwith Cottage is decorated in keeping with its traditional surroundings with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture using fabrics from Colefax & Fowler, and Linwood, giving it a warm and natural ambience.
    The cottage is surrounded by stunning views over to Braithwaite’s Gill, Hurst and Arkengarthdale Moors, Telfit Moor, Barningham and Holgate moors. Helwith Beck, running through the valley below, is crossed via a small bridge which featured in the opening credits of the famous ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ TV series. The nearby Manor House Farm with a tea garden, offers cream teas to walkers and cyclists enjoying the wonderful walks in the area.
    Marske, 5 miles away, is the nearest village, and a further 5 miles from Richmond. It is located on Marske Beck, just before the river’s confluence with the River Swale. Close by, Barningham is a picturesque village between Richmond and Barnard Castle. Named ’Best Small Village’ in 2010 by Durham Rural Community Council, Barningham has a wonderful village pub, a village green, village shop and village hall and is situated on the edge of the moors stretching westwards towards Cumbria, making this a good base for walking the local dales and hills.
    There is a wide range of activities to pursue in the area including walking, cycling, fell running, birdwatching, wildlife spotting, fishing, shooting and stalking. History lovers can also enjoy the rich Bronze Age heritage that can be found at remote sites on Barningham Moor, including Chieftan Burial Mounds and the Cup and Ring Stones. Visit historic market towns including Barnard Castle, 6 miles, offering many shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as a large supermarket. Other attractions in Barnard Castle include the Bowes Museum, Witham Arts and Cultural Centre, Rokeby Hall and The Chocolate Fair. Richmond, 10 miles, is also worth a visit where you will find Richmond Castle, and a large cobbled market square surrounded by shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Other attractions include Auckland Castle, Raby Castle, High Force Waterfall, The Forbidden Corner at Leyburn, Duncombe Park, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens, which can all be reached in under an hour.
    Pre-made dishes are available by request from the pub in Barningham Village which can be arranged via the housekeeper for your arrival or throughout your stay. Groceries for the fridge can also be pre-ordered.
    If you prefer to dine out, there’s a local village pub in Barningham just a short drive away, which serves food daily, along with a selection of real ales, beers, wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. For a little pampering, why not try some spa treatments at a nearby hotel? Shop and restaurant 6 miles, pub 6½ miles.

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    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Detached Property
    Garden / Patio
    Pub within 1 mile
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Cot Available
    Yorkshire Dales
    Luxury Collection
    Washing Machine
    Working Farm
    Pet Friendly
    Heritage Collection
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    Local amenities

    • The Ralph Fitz Randal (Wetherspoon) 6.5 miles
    • Town Hall Hotel 6.5 miles
    • Richmond Castle 6.5 miles
    • The Station 6.5 miles
    • Bolton Castle 7.5 miles
    • Bowes Museum 8 miles
    • Spice Island Restaurant 8 miles
    • Campbells of Leyburn 8.5 miles
    • Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre 10 miles
    • Tan Hill Inn 11 miles

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    23 Customer Reviews

    Rob – 1 Nov 2020
    "Such an amazing location if you just want to relax. This place is an amazing find and will be returning soon."
    Tom – 30 Oct 2020
    "This was our second visit to Helwith cottage. Overall we have loved our experience each time. The setting is beautiful and it is so quiet. If you’re looking to get away then this is the place. Other people have commented on the sofas. We’d agree. They aren’t particularly comfortable especially as once your back from your walks there’s is nothing to do but relax. The website says a pub within a mile. It’s 7 miles. So no way can you walk there and back for a pint. Also you will probably need to bring a couple of glasses. They had 7 win glasses and a couple of tiny glasses, nothing that’ll fit your mixed drinks or a beer in."
    Confirmed guest – 23 Sep 2020
    "Quiet, tranquil, beautiful views, a home from home but set in the best location. Very clean, comfortable beds cosy log burner for your return after a good walk."
    Elzabeth – 20 Sep 2020
    "Absolutely loved the location. Cottage was clean and had all the necessities for our holiday. Only gripe is as per other reviews, the sofas do need to be replaced. They are extremely uncomfortable to sit on. Foot stools could help with this if replacements are not possible. We found ourselves going to bed early just to have somewhere comfortable to sit. Otherwise cottage is superb!"
    Vicky – 17 Jul 2020
    "Wonderful and beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. If you want peace and quiet this is the place. It is just heaven on earth. The views, the neighbour Jenny, the interior design are wonderful. Our only complaint ar ethe sofas, they are so uncomfortable. Please cahnage them and we will be back without a doubt"
    Mark – 24 Oct 2019
    "Perfect place for a rural retreat in luxury! Absolute quality in the finishings of the cottage and yet it is traditional at the same time. Everything we were looking for and more.Only issue was we didn’t book it for longer.Can’t wait to return, loved it😍"
    Mark – 24 Oct 2019
    "Perfect place for a rural retreat in luxury! Absolute quality in the finishings of the cottage and yet it is traditional at the same time. Everything we were looking for and more.Only issue was we didn’t book it for longer.Can’t wait to return, loved it"
    Nick – 16 Oct 2019
    "Helwith Cottage was a joy. Location, facilities and the welcome pack of goodies! Despite the weather walking out of the door straight into the Dales was an added bonus. I’ve stayed in many holiday cottages, this topped them all!"
    Philip – 30 Sep 2019
    "A wonderful cottage in a fantatstic remote location, with access to lots of walks from the front door.For those who like walking in the Dales and who value some isolation and peace and quiet, this is the place to go."
    Sue – 27 Sep 2019
    "Fabulous, comfortable cottage in an idyllic, away-from-it-all location, which was very relaxing. Lots of lovely walks from the door. We were lucky to have great weather and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended."
    Kathryn – 7 Sep 2019
    "Lovely cottage if you are looking for peace, tranquility and good walking."
    Carolyn – 28 Aug 2019
    "The location is fabulous for anyone who wants a quiet, remote, secluded Yorkshire Dales holiday, with walks straight from the door. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable, with the exception of the living room furniture - which would be a drawback on a day with poor weather when you just want to stay cozy by the wood burner. We were blessed with fabulous sunny summer weather, and the table for sitting outdoors is great. The welcome pack was a delicious bonus as well - many thanks."
    Lainey – 2 Jul 2019
    "We are very specific in choosing our holiday, walking with our dogs from the door without taking the car, being detached and most importantly peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of people! The cottage is amazing in all we wanted being so remote yet modern in accomodation facilities and super clean. We loved it here and walked all day every day through the moors which are far reaching and often not seeing another person (a lot of sheep, rabbits and birds!) Walking down to the stream is idlyic and the folk who live at the farmhouse below the cottage are lovely and non intrusive. Access is easy from the A1 and local access roads well maintained. We love Yorkshire, would definately recommend staying here and already looking to return again this year.Advisory this is a large working farm and when out walking we noted hides for grouse shoots which clearly the estate is set up for 'in season'. We have a fearful dog (hence peacefulness for her too) which may affect the dates we book. They are not 'on top' of the cottage but on the moors at the crossroads entering Helwith approx a mile away."
    Alison – 22 Jun 2019
    "A wonderful cottage in a peaceful, secluded location. Lots of wildlife and views are amazing. Our dog loved her walks direct from the cottage and sniffing all the rabbits along the way. Fantastic high quality standard of cottage. Thoroughly recommend."
    Shane – 12 Jun 2019
    "This lovely cottage is beyond the back of beyond and sited in a beautiful location with excellent walks from the door and an abundance of wildlife all around. To compensate for its remoteness, it is well equipped and warm, with great views. The dogs settled immediately, although they hardly believed that there could be so many grouse in every clump of heather or so many rabbits right up to the doorstep; short leads on all walks. It was the ideal getaway but for those who need contact with the outside world, the wifi worked perfectly. Walking maps and road maps were provided. In short: bliss."
    Brenda – 27 May 2019
    "We found the cottage to be very nicely decorated and comfortable. It may be a little remote but if you drive this is not a problem. There was a strange smell downstairs which we think may be the oil fired heating ? We had two dogs with us and it would have been helpful to have a small area fenced off for them. And a dressing table chair would be useful, we used one from the kitchen. The derelict barn/building next door could do with a tidy up as it is in such close proximity. Other than that it is a lovely cottage and worth the money."
    Confirmed guest – 30 Apr 2019
    "Fantastic remote cottage for those who appreciate peace and quiet. Cottage beautifully presented. The hamper was a lovely touch. Will definitely be back. Constructive comments- some comfy outdoor seating for sunny days to take in the view. Even just s bench under the window would do. And a fenced area for the dog. With livestock around this would make it much easier and increase the pet friendlyness of the cottage."
    Kaylee – 24 Apr 2019
    "Our third visit to Helwith - we still love it. The cottage and the location are fabulous - it’s really just the sofa that could do with a rethink."
    "We loved it!! Absolutely amazing location and views. Red and black grouse, curlews, lapwings, rabbits and sheep all around. Local walking truly wonderful. Neighbours at Manor farm delightful- both human species and their various 4 legged friends. Cottage was comfortable, warm and well equipped. You do need to realise that it's extremely remote - one slight concern for us was that we had no mobile reception at all( both of us have health issues) although internet was fine( service manned by volunteers!) Currently the barn next to the cottage is being renovated - scaffolding and a fairly untidy building site but no work done while we were there. Housekeeping was generally very good. Barningham and Richmond both gems - don't miss the cheese lady at Richmond market- and the George and Dragon at Hudswell offers a decent meal and vast selection of real ales. If you love nature, peace and solitude you will love Helwith Cottage . A true antidote to the stress of ' daily life'."
    "Beautiful cottage but you do need to enjoy being remote..."
    "The most fabulous isolated location, yet only 20 minutes from the A66! Great cottage, warm and well equipped. Superb walks from the front door. Just wonderful and truly relaxing.Only one small issue, the lounge, whilst warm and beautifully decorated is slightly uncomfortable. The sofa is too narrow and hard.A fab restful holiday. Good for the soul!"
    "This was a lovely property in the middle of nowhere. The only downside was the lack of comfortable seating in the lounge. Really let it down for us as we like to sit and read but the chairs and sofa was just too uncomfortable"
    "This was our second visit to Helwith, and we loved it just as much as the first time. The cottage is lovely and has everything you could need for a relaxing stay. The sofa isn’t very comfy but that is the only thing I could possibly criticise. Be aware that local amenities are limited. Coughlan’s Bakers is a couple of miles away and they are worth a trip but otherwise it’s 7/8 miles to Tesco in Catterick, although they will deliver to Helwith. The reason we went back though, and the reason we’ll go again, is because it is just the most beautiful, isolated and peaceful of areas. If you like walking and escaping from urban living then Helwith is well worth a visit."
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