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Apple Tree Cottage

Cottage Location : Marske
Sleeps (max): 4 people
2 bedrooms

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

  • Initial supply of fuel
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden furniture
  • Off Road Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Rural
  • Garden Area
  • Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Freeview
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Washer / Dryer

Accommodation Description

Apple Tree Cottage is hidden away within The Clints, a peaceful hamlet of only five cottages, just outside Marske, Swaledale. This beautiful, stone, dales holiday cottage is surrounded by the fantastic countryside of the Yorkshire Dales yet only five miles drive from the Georgian town of Richmond and the popular village of Reeth.

This holiday cottage in Swaledale has been lovingly restored and is decorated tastefully throughout in a style that compliments the calming surroundings of the cottage – you’ll be sure to have a relaxing stay whether you choose to unwind indoors or out. The owners have achieved a well-appointed holiday home with all the home from home comforts such as a dishwasher, washer/dryer and free Wi-Fi.

This dales holiday cottage has a wonderfully light and airy feel throughout, with high ceilings downstairs and large windows to the front of the house. The downstairs has a sociable layout with maximum use of space used in the kitchen to ensure plenty of work and storage space. The dining area is sweet, positioned in the window that overlooks the village green. The living room has comfortable seating and a multi-fuel stove to enjoy on cooler evenings. The sleeping accommodation upstairs comprises two double bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower over.

Outside there is an outhouse which is secure for safe bike storage – perfect for those wishing to discover the area on wheels!

The holiday cottage is only 5 miles from Richmond and all the essential amenities it has to offer such as pubs, restaurants, shops, garages etc. It also has many tourist attractions such as the Richmond Falls, Richmond Castle and Georgian theatre. In the other direction is Reeth, the ever popular hub of Swaledale with a beautiful village green, an ice cream parlour, cafes and pubs.

There is a huge variety of walks in the area, from woodland walks around Hudswell, short walks around Richmond Castle, or for the more adventurous hikes such as Fremington Edge, Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Hill – voted one of the most romantic walks in the UK!

To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible all kitchen linen, bed linen and towels are provided. An initial supply of fuel for the fire is provided. The  electric is also included in the rental price. The cottage is heated throughout via central heating powered by air source heat pump. 

Please note: the stairs are fairly steep but there is a very sturdy hand rail to hold on to.


This property sleeps a maximum of 4 people and has 2 bedrooms.
Ground floor:

Living room, dining area and kitchen.

First floor:

2 bedrooms: 2 double. Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin, and w.c.


Secure bike storage, private off road parking.
Two outdoor benches, on in the porch (in the shade) and one just in front to the cottage (in full sun)

What's included:

Free Wi-fi, Smart TV, multi-fuel stove (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Induction hob and fan oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, cafetiere, dishwasher. Washer / dryer. Iron, Ironing board. Hoover. Off road parking. Sorry, no smoking or pets.

Booking Information

  • Apple Tree Cottage is available for week bookings Saturday to Saturday.
  • We can accept short break bookings in low and winter Seasons. Short breaks are either weekend breaks (3 nights, Friday to Monday) or mid-week breaks (4 nights, Monday – Friday)
  • If you wish to book a short break in high, upper mid or mid-seasons we can do this four weeks in advance of your arrival date (click short breaks in the Yorkshire Dales for more information)
  • By making a booking through Holiday Home Yorkshire you have read and are accepting our Booking Conditions.


Can’t see the duration you require? We can at times accommodate alternative lengths of stays if available, please either email or call us on 01748 900420 for availability or to book.

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Richmond was founded by the Normans in 1071, and is overflowing with history, mostly centred around one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire – Richmond Castle. The castle, finished in 1086, is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in the UK and well worth a visit, not only to hear the history of the unruly North but to see the stunning views of the Dales from the castle keep and the tranquil Cockpit garden. ...

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The history of Reeth dates way back to the 18th Century, where it used to be the capital of the lead mining industry and a local centre for hand knitting, with a population of 1,460. However, the area has evolved into the centre of the beautiful farming community that we see today. At the heart of Reeth is a triangular green, surrounded by the local community, pubs, teas rooms, restaurant and gift shops. Beyond the immediate surrounds the village is overlooked by the stunning fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill which we can guarantee will provide a stunning backdrop to your visit. ...

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(29 customer reviews)

29 reviews for Apple Tree Cottage

  1. Hilary

    Peace and quiet, wonderful dining table in bay window to enjoy the views and sunshine but out of the cold wind. Good storage for ebikes.

  2. Layla

    Very cosy, clean and comfortable stay here with my husband and two children. We had a great 3 days in The Dales and this accommodation really added to the enjoyment of that stay.

  3. Timothy

    We loved our stay here and only wish we could have stayed another week. Beautiful walks from the front door and convenient location to Richmond, shops and other attractions, yet away from it all.

  4. Paul

    Comfortable and conveniently warm cottage.

  5. Jeremy

    Lovely cottage, had everything we needed. Really enjoyed the dining area overlooking the view. Beautiful walks all around to enjoy.

  6. GH

    rustic and very rural with modern furnishings

  7. Diana

    We had a truly wonderful week at the cottage. It was very clean, comfortable, and had absolutely everything we needed. It really did feel very much like home – we really didn’t want to leave. The location was ideal – perfect for walking and exploring the area, and so peaceful. Highly recommended!

  8. Christien

    We had a great time in Appletree cottage, with its authentic but up to date interior and its beautiful surroundings. Owner Naomi responded very promptly to our queries.

  9. Alice

    Really lovely short stay in the most beautiful part of Yorkshire . Country walks straight from the door , easy access ( by car ) to lots of towns / pubs / walks and the lovely town of Richmond .
    Cottage has everything you need , really comfortable light and airy .
    Naomi is a super helpful host .
    I’d really recommend Apple tree cottage and would love to return

  10. Joan

    Quaint, homely cottage, old world charm but with modern conveniences and everything you could need for your stay, clean and with lots of information to your fingertips. Naomi, the owner, just at the end of the phone should there be any problems , very helpful and obliging. If you want peace and quiet in idyllic surroundings this is the place for you. The only negative, should you want to make it one, is the short track leading to the cottages which is very challenging for a car, lots of potholes…….however we loved our stay!!

  11. Matthew

    Great location for Swaledale and close to Richmond for supplies. Quiet and well stocked. We had a perfect break.

  12. Paul

    Comfortable cottage in a very picturesque setting. Ideal for walkers and for people wanting to tour local towns and villages such as Richmond, Reeth, Hawes and Wensleydale creamery.

  13. Alan

    A very quiet location with all the facilities you would need for a 2 weeks holiday. Very clean & comfortable cottage. Although we did not meet the owners communication was excellent. There are some enjoyable walks from the door, long or as short as you want, with plenty of information in the cottage.
    We had a lovely holiday here and would recommend this to others.
    As for mobile phone coverage O2 was good but BT no signal. Internet access was brilliant. We would certainly consider this for another time.

  14. Adrian

    This cottage had everything we could want and made a great base for walks in the area and day trips further afield. The owners are very helpful and will reply quickly to questions.
    We recommend this to anyone wanting to visit this part of the world.

  15. Charlie

    We had a great a time at the cottage. As others have said it really felt like a home from home. A great base from which to explore the area. Communication with Naomi was great, the cottage was equipped with all you could wish for. Comfortable and cosy, this was our favourite stop on our tour of northern England. Thanks for a great stay! Highly recommended!

  16. Phillippa

    Cottage furnished and equipped with everything you need, very comfortable and cosy with log burning fire, crisp cotton sheets and homely touches made for a relaxing break in the Yorkshire Dales. Walks straight from the front door, beautiful countryside.
    It’s well worth having a supply of bird food as watching the huge variety of garden birds from the front room was a delight.

  17. Kate

    We had such a lovely stay at Apple Tree cottage. We stayed for a long weekend in February with our two small children. The kids enjoyed spotting wildlife from our dining room and front room window and exploring the gorgeous woods just on the doorstep. The cottage has everything you need and we loved the wood burner. Everything was clean and fresh and the beds very comfortable with good quality bedding and linen. Perfect for a family get away with the possibility to go walking and visit near by sights. We will most likely return and can’t wait to see it all green in the summer!

  18. Anita

    We had such a lovely break here – the snowdrops were breathtaking, the birds did not stop visiting, we also had rabbits and a pheasant. The cottage is a delight with everything you could need, wifi is perfect, with not a single issue. It really is a home from home and the owners provide you with everything you could possibly need – a real home from home. We will definitely be back and my son is already talking about our next visit.

  19. Michael

    The cottage is tucked away in a very quiet location with just a few other building at the end of a farm track across a field. It is very cosy and well equipped with everything of a good quality. The owner has added some nice touches with a description of a number of walks right from the door of the cottage. We visited for the October half term holiday and the wood burning stove made the evenings very cosy also the dark skies down the lane made for a lovely little ritual stroll in the dark evenings to look at the stars and listen for owls and other wildlife which our 10 year old daughter loved! I also particularly liked sitting in the little conservatory dining area at the front of the cottage looking over at the hills.
    Although tucked away and very rural it’s only 6 miles from the market towns of Richmond or Leyburn for provisions.
    This was the first time I had visited the Yorkshire Dales since I was a child and the first time my family had ever visited. I had forgotten how lovely the area was and definitely hope to go back soon.
    Warning if you are addicted to your internet though, there is no mobile signal on either Vodafone or EE (although there is a landline for emergencies) and the broadband is a bit on the slow side.
    All in all a very comfortable cosy cottage in a lovely location.

  20. Stephen

    Appletree Cottage is a lovely place to stay for a week to enjoy the quiet Dales. We were 4 adults and the cottage suited us perfectly. Everything was as described and all the facilities are modern and comfortable.

  21. Alec

    This was an excellent cottage, in a lovely quiet spot. It was well furnished, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. I would strongly recommend it, and the helpful and generous owner.
    I think I’ll be coming back next year.

  22. Kay

    A lovely cottage in a truly peaceful and unspoilt location as the description stated. Great for walks in the Yorkshire Dales with several from the cottage – and there is lots of information about them in the house. Well equipped and nicely furnished – just a few minor things weren’t as top notch as we had hoped but we have told the owner about these directly. Well worth going to!

  23. Isobel

    We stayed here for 5 days and had a good time. The cottage has everything that you need and more besides, although the wifi only worked for some of the time. We explored the area on bikes and had some excellent trips.
    Published 14 Jul 2017

  24. Mattieu

    We stayed here for 5 days and had a good time. The cottage has everything that you need and more besides, although the wifi only worked for some of the time. We explored the area on bikes and had some excellent trips.

  25. Mattieu

    We have been for a fourthnight in the appletree cottage, make lovely walks true the dales, peaceful and quiet neighbourhood. We loved it very much. Naomi and Stephen have made the cottage too a very nice place to stay. We can recommend the appletree cottage for walkers and the quietness. Matthieu and Marian

  26. Elizabeth

    We stayed for a week at Easter. There were 4 of us – my teenage daughter & stepdaughter didn’t realise there were only 2 double beds but I found a fold-up bed in the cupboard downstairs, so they were happy! They had the master bedroom, which had more room.
    The cottage is very warm and cosy, and we lit the fire in the evenings.
    The beds were very comfy, and the kitchen well-equipped.
    Highly recommended!!!

  27. Neil

    Beautiful old cottage in an idyllic setting among a small hamlet of similar around a little green with views over the dales. Accessed along a track through a field of lambs, it may be a bit quiet or too secluded for some as the adjacent village doesn’t have a pub or shop but if it’s peace and quiet you’re after this is the place. And there are also great walks from the cottage (fab walking guide inside) including 6 mils to nearby lovely Richmond (Taxi back!) Everything is provided for a cosy comfortable stay, including some great books on the history of the location and lovely Swaledale. All in all a fantastic holiday, would definitely recommend.

  28. Michelle

    Perfect for long or short break….owner very helpful could not fault ..will be back soon

  29. Ian

    Appletree cottage was an absolute treat to spend a week in. It was warm,cosy and incredibly peaceful. The kitchen had the latest appliances and the rest of the cottage was well maintained and comfortable- It was nice to have Naomi’s personal touches,ie. books,paintings etc for us to enjoy. The local pub at Dunholme served good pub food and they were very friendly. Plenty of superb walks in the area and York is just over an hour away. We would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends. Thank you Naomi and Stephen from Di and Ian from Shrewsbury.

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