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Toads Croak in the heart of Swaledale

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This beautiful traditional Swaledale cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and land of James Herriot and Emmerdale Country. Toads Croak is located in the middle of the small sleepy hamlet of Healaugh, just a mile from Reeth village with its traditional Yorkshire Dales pubs and shops. Ideally situated in the centre of the beauitful Swaledale countryside, the centre of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. Toads Croak has many hill and riverside walks just outside your door along the River Swaledale and River Arkle.

Toads Croak has been lovingly refurbished to provide warm and welcoming accommodation for four guests in two bedrooms. The entrance porch provides a useful coat hanging area, and leads into a large dining room ideal for any 'fine dining' experience. The newly fitted kitchen is extremely well equipped and included a dishwasher as well as washer/dryer. The kitchen opens onto an enclosed paved patio enjoying stunning open views over the picturesque Swaledale countryside. The spacious lounge boasts a beamed ceiling with a welcoming open fire, making it ideal for those cooler winter evenings. The two bedrooms are of grand proportions with one double and one twin bedroom, one of which has an ipod docker with a radio alarm. The bathroom has been newly refurbished with cast iron bath, electric shower, and vanity unit and a separate WC.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Leyburn 8 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ

Northern England region

The Yorkshire Dales is home to over 1,500 square kilometres of the renowned Yorkshire Dales National Park, which is characterised by its unspoilt Dales villages, patchwork of dry stone walls and stunning fells and dales countryside. Visitors are able to travel for miles along quiet country roads, surrounded by magnificent views in every direction; an area dotted with ancient farming communities and rural villages which is typical of this region. This area is perfect for a truly relaxing holiday away from all the stresses and strains of day to day life, where you rediscover a gentler pace of life. It's also great for enjoying a whole host of outdoor pursuits including some of the very best walks in the UK.


Toads Croak dates back to 1700, it is full of charm and character. It is thought to be once used as farm buildings and then as a family home until now.

Healaugh means a “clearing in the forest” and in the 12th century the manor of Healaugh was the centre of a renowned hunting forest. It it thought that John of Gaunt, youngest of King Edward III thirteen children, had a hunting lodge here. It is approximately 600 feet above sea level.

The popular village of Reeth is just 1 mile away and is centrally located within stunning Swaledale countryside. The village itself is very well served with many tearooms, pubs, gift shops, craft centre, convenience stores and Post Office. This pretty village had been developed around a large village green and is surrounded by spectacular views in every direction. Walkers flock to Reeth where they can enjoy mile upon mile of exploring moorland and riverside tracks. Cycling in the area is also very popular, and for those who may struggle to bring their own bikes, there is a bicycle hire centre just outside Reeth. Reeth is also proud of its James Herriott connections, with much of the filming being carried out in the immediate area.The historical market town of Richmond is just a short drive away with its interesting castle, theatre, military museum and wonderful architecture. The town’s amenities are set around a large cobbled market square, and there is a weekly market where a wide range of goods may be purchased. The quaint market town of Leyburn is 7 miles away. It has a market every Friday with grocers, fishmongers and craft stalls. Leyburn forms the gateway into the wonderful Wensleydale countryside. Askrigg better known to millions as Darrowby in TV's James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small" is just a short drive away as well as Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, Hawes and Hardraw Force (England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft).

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Calendar last updated:29 Jul 2014

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