Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Reeth may be busy , walk 300 metres and find the peace of Wraycroft Cottages.

Three self catering holiday cottages in two acre gardens with private river bank and outstanding views. Open fires, WiFi, private parking and resident owners to welcome you.

We offer the best of both worlds, clean, comfy, warm, well maintained , very well equipped cottages close to amenities but in an area of peace and tranquility.

We established our family business in1965 . The fact that we have such a high percentage of returning visitors is our highest recommendation. Sadly many are not able to come any longer, hence the vacancies.

We are assessed annually by Quality in Tourism and achieve 4 star rating with 100% for cleanliness. If you need confirmation of our assessment please visit the web site of 'qualityintourism'. We do our own booking offering payment by cheque or direct transfer or you can elect to pay through Holiday Lettings. You are free to contact us directly. Our phone number is provide . Want to reserve a holiday, either phone us or fill in the contact form. Our response is fast and booking secure.

So many holiday cottages how do you decide? Choose us and you will not be disappointed. The price is very good value as we do not charge a booking fee and all work (including the gardening, website, booking, cleaning, maintenance) is carried out by the family. Living on site everything has to be in good order !

Cedarcroft is one of three linked cottages, each with their own patio plus access to the huge garden.

The cottages are nearly identical and each have the following

DOWNSTAIRS:- entrance porch, kitchen and South facing lounge with doors opening onto a private patio popular for coffee drinking, reading, soaking up the sun and snoozing.

UPSTAIRS:- one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and bathroom with electric shower over the bath

LOUNGES:- have comfortable seating, superb views and open fires which heat radiators and hot water.

There are colour freesat televisions, DVD players, radios and books.

KITCHENS:. very well equipped and very clean.

Super tariff electricity heats storage heaters and water cylinders overnight with a two hour afternoon boost. Visitors say how warm the cottages are and although not needed fires can be lit for arrival.

As only Orange and T-Mobile phones have reception, Orange phones are available for visitors to borrow.

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. Do not think they are small by looking at outside photographs, once inside people are amazed at the space.

Price reductions are offered to parties of less than 3 persons so scroll down when looking for prices for 2.

The garden is unique and needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Two acres of wildlife gardens with ponds, mini forest, river, shrubs, grass, birds, pond life, butterflies, mammals, terraces and stunning views.

The garden has two terraces, faces South and slopes down to the River Swale.

The ponds are full of life and there is a net provided for dipping. If lucky enough you may see the dragonfly larva on the iris stems and even luckier to watch one hatch out . After their wings are dry they fly away, and can be seen swooping over the water.

The first terrace is level with the cottages and has sheltered seats overlooking the ponds with the river in the background.

Other seats are provided each taking advantage of the amazing views of the gardens, the river and the hills beyond.

The river bank has stone steps leading down to the water level where again there is seating. Whenever the river floods we are left with lots of drift wood and sand. We always keep the access to the riverside clear.

Hours can be spent watching wildlife, catching the sun or messing about in the river. One visitor saw 30 different species of birds during their week's stay. Each cottage has a book to help bird recognition. We have lots of pheasants, the odd rabbit and occasionally a deer.

Everything is done to provide peace and tranquility where visitors can relax and enjoy 'time out'.

Although for the energetic there is a basket ball hoop and a portable full sized badminton net. The river is deep enough for swimming and shallow enough for paddling.

We do not accept pets, children under the age of ten or smoking.

We do like visitors to feel comfortable with booking and encourage you to send us a message or phone if you need further details. A quiet site suitable for folks who enjoy looking at wonderful views, sitting by the river and letting the world go by.

Phone our mobile any time, tapping the number in manually. Our landline is answered in an evening. Visit wraycroftcottage website (the prices shown are what will be charged.)

Hope to hear from you and then to see you

Dave and family

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 03:00
Check out time: 10:00
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley 33 km, Nearest railway: Darlington 33 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Yorkshire region

Swaledale is perhaps the most scenic of the Yorkshire Dales and REETH is often called the capital. A village of approx 500 population. It is built around a huge sloping village green and is surrounded by the hills. Chose walking or cycling, easy or strenuous, motor along the winding roads or just sit and let the world go by. The village is surrounded by open spaces inhabited mainly by sheep and other wild life. The pace is slow and folks are pleased to have a chat.
You can buy all the groceries you need in the village, select where to eat out, have a take away from one of the pubs or prepare your own meal. All very relaxed.
A fish and chip van visits most Friday teatimes, handy if you have just arrived.
We have a Post Office, Ice cream parlour, gift shops, craft shops, baker and a small market most Friday's.
Sunday afternoon in summer entertainment is often provided by local Brass Bands, including Reeth's own band.
The agricultural show in on August Bank Holiday Monday.
Bonfire night is a good event and attracts many folk, there are fireworks , a fire and refreshments.


Mountain bikes , with or without instruction, can be hired at the Bike Shop at Fremington. They also serve fantastic snacks and drinks. Richmond and Leyburn are each approx 10 miles away and are both worth a visit. Hawes is a bustling village at the head of Wensleydale .Barnard castle is a little further
There is lots to see and visit whatever your interest.