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Copley House

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

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Electric hob
  • Central heating
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot
  • Initial supply of fuel
  • Washing machine
  • Smart TV
  • Pub Nearby
  • Electric included
  • No Smoking
  • Ideal for cycling / walking
  • Shortbreaks
  • Sorry no pets
  • Peaceful village location
  • Rural
  • Free Unlimited WiFi
  • Off Road Parking
  • Patio
  • Linen provided
  • Electric Oven
  • Freeview
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Highchair

Accommodation Description

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the olde worlde, picturesque village of Langthwaite is Copley House, a traditional stone-built dales cottage and superb holiday home. Situated next to the babbling Arkle Beck and surrounded by the rugged and varied landscape of Arkengarthdale. Copley House is in an ideal location for any nature or outdoor enthusiast. It is also conveniently only a stone’s throw from the infamous Red Lion Pub which most will recognise from the opening scenes of the original All Creatures Great and Small.

The ground floor has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and now offers a stunning, modern, and spacious open plan living area. It is quite striking how delightfully bright and cheerful the living area is with large, double glazed windows allowing in lots of light. This with the addition of a mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings provides a very tranquil and peaceful setting to enjoy a restful holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all you should require during your stay with plenty of storage space and worksurface. There is a fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dining table suitable for 4 people. The living space offers comfortable seating for 4 people around the wonderful wood burner, perfect to curl up in front of on cooler evenings. The cottage is heated throughout with oil central heating and benefits from free WiFi, flat screen TV and a skybox with freeview channels. Upstairs sleeps 4 people in two bedrooms, one double, one twin, with traditional beams plus a family bathroom.

Outside there is a small, enclosed patio area with bench seating for alfresco dining or enjoying a coffee on a summer’s morning. There is also an outhouse for secure bike storage and parking area for one car.

There are endless footpaths and bridleways straight from the door. From gentle low-level walks along the Arkle Beck to Reeth to higher more challenging hikes up Fremington Edge and Calver Hill. The area is also hugely popular for cycling with so many routes to choose from either on or off road. There is also bike hire available locally in Grinton at the Dales Bike Centre and the Swale Trail, which is a purpose-built off-road bike trail for families with young children who wish to ride together or perhaps have a pushchair or maybe limited mobility.

Langthwaite is an ideal base to explore the local area. Only 3 miles from the popular village of Reeth, that boasts many amenities such as pubs, restaurant, cafes, ice cream parlour, post office and gift shops. The highest pub in England is, The Tan Hill, which is only 8 miles away and certainly worth a visit. From Langthwaite you can also gain easy access to Barnard Castle, where you can visit attractions such as the Bowes Museum. Richmond is a Georgian market town with several attractions to visit such as the historic Georgian theatre, castle and Ellerton Abbey. Leyburn and Hawes are also popular market towns offering further amenities, pubs, cafes, supermarkets, restaurants. Hawes houses museums including the Wensleydale Creamery, Rope Makers and nearby is Middleham and Bolton Castle and the Forbidden Corner.

To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible all bed linen and towels are provided and the electric and oil is included in the rental price.


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

Open plan, living room, kitchen/diner

First floor:

2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin and family bathroom with bath, basin and w.c.


Enclosed patio, parking for one car, secure bike storage. NB: close to the Arkle Beck River.

What's included:

Oil central heating throughout. Electric oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, hoover, flat screen TV, FreeView. Free Wi-Fi. Secure cycle store. Travel cot, highchair, iron and ironing board. Electricity and oil are included in rent. Bed linen and towels included in rent. Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Children welcome. Sorry no pets. No Smoking please.

Booking Information

Booking Information

  • Copley House 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 thisfour 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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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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Hawes is a busy market town which lies in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park in the shadow of Great Shunner Fell. Picturesque Hawes has the River Ure running though the centre of the town with a gorgeous bridge providing the perfect elevation to watch the flowing river in all its glory. ...

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(31 customer reviews)

31 reviews for Copley House

  1. John

    Great host and the most beautiful cottage in the most beautiful setting. Perfect Bolthole in an incredible part of the dales. Could not recommend highly enough!!

  2. Maggie

    Langthwaite is a perfect Dales village and Copley House , set beside the river, views to the bridge, and The Red Lion round the corner. So quiet. The house is airy, uncluttered, comfortable with a personal touch and with a well equipped kitchen. Not that we used it much. Up the road 10 minutes walk was CB Inn with local charm, history and good food. We chose Copley House partly because you could walk from the door. There are footpaths everywhere and (in June) lots of wildflowers and birds. Richmond is a must but don`t miss Reeth. It has an excellent little museum with an irresistible shop and over the green is the tourist information run by well informed volunteers (we found out about the sheep dog trials there – great!) We only had one sunny day but we had a wonderful time. The beauty and history of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale were really striking. Hannah was a friendly and efficient host, replying to requests promptly and usefully.

  3. Lenka

    A good-sized, clean and well-equipped cottage, loved the fireplace! Walks straight from cottage, sound of stream flowing just next to the cottage was a plus.

  4. Elizabeth

    Cosy cottage in a lovely location.

  5. Paul

    Lovely cottage. Great spot by the beck. We warmed up the house with great central heating and coal fire and were very snug. The Red Lion is a joy. A pub with fine beer and a warm welcome. Walked over the tops to Swaledale – snow capped moors and incredible weather. Very lucky. All amenities good quality and well stocked.

  6. Tom

    The cottage is beautifully positioned in the village. It is very comfortable and the stove is a real bonus on the colder evenings. Lovely walks from the door and a great launch pad to discover the rest of the dales.

  7. Simon

    We had such a wonderful break staying at Copley House. The location was not only idyllic but also perfect for local walking and exploring. The house was warm and welcoming. Very well appointed with interesting books too.

  8. Shauna

    Lovely village to stay in next to river. Lots of walks on the doorstep. Real village pub. ldeal place to tour the area from.

  9. Ammar

    We had a pleasurable stay at cottage. The walks near by and overall location to access other areas of Dales by road were fantastic. The cottage itself was comfortable and the kitchen /lounge area was modern. The checkin process was seamless and their was informative material available within the cottage about Dales.

  10. Hilary

    Best Air BnB we’ve stayed in so far. All excellent!

  11. Theresa

    Amazing place. We will be back

  12. Jennifer

    Very peaceful and quiet. Great place to visit the local area

  13. Patrice

    The cottage we rented met our expectations. It is very cute, very clean, well arranged and well supplied (enough linens, dishes, utensils, appliances). That’s very valuable. The location is also very nice. The village is very cute and the surrounding scenery is beautiful!! Paradise for hikers. The Pub opposite is run by a lovely and welcoming lady. Go ahead! Only one downside: the total lack of mobile phone network in the village and its surroundings. I would have liked to have known that before booking. The owner told me when sending check-in instructions for check-in. I specify that there is still wifi in the house. In short, we had a lovely time there.

  14. Helen

    Lovely property, lovely location. Character pub just steps away. Great walks and bike rides from the door. Cottages was excellent difficult shower over the bath if you are tall and a way to make a shower curtain/screen would improve use. Lots of kitchen equipment we could have done with smaller frying pan, baking tray and smaller saucepans. Front garden could have done with a being tided up. All small things overall a lovely stay and we would stay again.

  15. Christian

    Very nice stay. Quiet surroundings , pleasant small village and stunning landscape.

  16. Olivier

    Superb cottage, very nice, very pretty and warm. the environment is beautiful. we did a bike ride from the family home it was very nice. we had a great stay. thank you

  17. Alison

    What a lovely little cottage. It has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. We loved it!

  18. Sean

    Had a great stay at the cottage, very easy place to stay in, kitchen was really well equipped which was great. Great location too with lots of great walks straight from the door. Good size, perfect for a family of 4.

  19. Graham

    A very well equipped cottage ideal if you want a rural retreat. Close to the friendly Red Lion Inn.

    The cottage was very warm and inviting the furnishings of high standard. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you needed plus more. It was nice to have all the cleaning products provided to enable us to keep everything clean and tidy, this was a nice surprise. Thought had gone into the property and loved to find the sewing box in the lounge sideboard with glasses for any small mishaps. We would be happy to use this cottage again in future.

  20. Jayne

    Everything was lovely, including the weather. We are familiar with the area as we have visited before quite often. It’s perfect for a get away from it all holiday, but there are 2 great pubs within very short walking distance, so that’s a bonus. The cottage is spotless with everything you need for a cosy stay Thank you, we hope to be back.

  21. Michelle

    Fantastic property in a beautiful location.

  22. Bernie

    Lovely home in a quiet village, close to many walks. We had everything we needed. Clear instructions on parking, entering and using the house were provided. Happy to recommend to others.

  23. Hilary

    Perfect location. Lovely calm interior decoration – nothing fussy, quality furniture and fittings.

  24. Meredith

    Pleasant cottage in a nice location. Good base for a week in the Dales.

  25. Alex

    Lovely cottage in walking distance to two pubs and plenty of walks straight out of the door – perfect!

  26. Laura

    Copley House was wonderful, so clean and spacious enough for our family of four. The kitchen was spot on, the beds were comfy and the Red Lion was about a 30 second walk away (please not they don’t allow kids under 16 but did let us all in for a drink early doors). What a beautiful part of the world – I would highly recommend!

  27. Claire

    Lovely cottage in a very scenic location. Very cosy with the log burner – we came in February and the weather was somewhat erratic but managed to have some good sunshine in between howling wind and rain! Good access for walks from the doorstep. The CB inn was a nice pub 20 minutes walk away (also one right opposite which we didn’t get to try). Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet getaway!

  28. Chris and Katie

    Lovely cottage tucked away in the corner of a little Yorkshire village. Great location for exploring the Dales and a proper old pub just across the way. Perfect.

  29. Claire

    Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful setting A wee gem great location with lots of walks from the doorstep n local pub a stone through away

  30. Stephen

    Lovely cottage in beautiful location. Next to stream and pub. Plenty of nearby walks. Nicely decorated.

  31. Kevin

    Great house and location. Pub is highly recommended 🙂

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