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The Literary Institute

Cottage Location : Reeth
Sleeps (max): 3 people
2 bedrooms

From as little as
for 7 nights

Key features

  • Free Wifi
  • Microwave
  • Electric Oven
  • Fantastic Views
  • Electric fire
  • Free Sat
  • Bike Storage
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Ideal for cycling / walking
  • Electric hob
  • Night storage heaters
  • Smart TV
  • Pub Nearby
  • Washing machine
  • Electric included
  • Sorry no pets

Accomodation Description

Flat 1, The Literary Institute is an attractive, two bedroom, first floor apartment occupied over two floors, full of character and sits in the heart of the bustling village of Reeth in Swaledale. The flat has been well appointed, and with the addition of modern conveniences makes it a very comfortable holiday home especially as it is a stone’s throw from the pubs, restaurant, cafes and other village amenities.

The flat is on the first floor and boasts fabulous views from the main living area through large sash windows over the village green and beyond to Fremington Edge. You’ll be surprised how spacious, light and airy this holiday home is – yet is extremely cosy and homely.

Access to the flat is via a communal staircase shared with only one other flat. As you enter there is a good size hallway with plenty of space for shoes, boots and coats. There are two doors leading to the large, open plan living, dining and kitchen. Although all in one area the L shape makes the room very spacious and helps to separate the living and dining area. Parking is on a first come first served basis, there is usually a parking space available in front of the flat and also parking on the village green.

The double bedroom is at the rear of the first floor of the flat with a couple of steps leading to it. The single bedroom is on the ground floor next to the family bathroom with shower over. Opposite the bathroom is an additional exit to the shared court yard and secure bike storage racks. There is also access from the street to the rear of the flat and the bike storage so there is no need to bring the bikes through the flat.

This holiday accommodation is ideal for those looking to explore Swaledale by foot or by bike. There are numerous walks straight from the door such as the more challenging hikes up Fremington Edge, Calver Hill and Harkerside or the easier strolls down by the River Swale. Reeth and surrounding areas have now grown in popularity for both mountain biking and road cycling. Again, there are so many routes to choose you will certainly fill your days up easily!

If you wish to explore further afield then simply pop in your car and enjoy the scenic drives up and down dale to the many picturesque villages. Explore the famous spots such as the water splash featured on All Creatures Great and Small, the infamous Buttertubs – which became well known from the Stage 1 of the Tour de France in 2014. Or, why not take a short drive up to the highest pub in England – Tan Hill – the views are incredible and the beer isn’t bad either!

There are also several market towns in the area, such as Leyburn and Hawes both within 30 minutes’ drive from Reeth. Then 30 minutes in the opposite direction is the Georgian town of Richmond, with several attractions worth visiting such as the impressive castle, the waterfalls, the museum, Georgian theatre and The Station full of artisan products, ice cream parlour, cafe and a cinema.


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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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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This property sleeps 2 people This property sleeps 3 people and has 2 bedrooms
Ground floor:

Shared entrance with shared staircase to flat entrance.
1 Bedroom: 1 Single , Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and W.C.

First floor:

1 bedroom: 1 Double, hallway, Living / Dining / Kitchen


Small shared yard with secure bike racks for bike storage.

What's included:

Free wifi, smart TV, electric fireplace, night storage heating with additional convection heaters, electricity, bed and kitchen linen, towels included. Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer. Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cot, high chair, stairgate. Bike racks to rear of cottage for secure storage – you shall need to bring your own locks. Sorry no pets. No Smoking.

Booking Information

  • Flat 1, The Literary Institute is available for week bookings Friday to Friday.
  • 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 around 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.

If you require further information regarding Flat 1, The Literary Institute please contact Hannah on 01748 900 420 or email us


The Literary Institute

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Flat 1, The Literary Institute is an attractive, two bedroom, first floor apartment occupied over two floors, full of character and sits in the heart of the bustling village of Reeth in Swaledale. The flat has been well appointed, and with the addition of modern conveniences makes it a very comfortable holiday home especially as it is a stone’s throw from the pubs, restaurant, cafes and other village amenities.

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(16 customer reviews)

16 reviews for The Literary Institute

  1. David

    This is a lovely place to stay. The apartment is in a quiet location and is clean, warm and well equipped with a fantastic view overlooking the village green. If you need a place to stay in Reeth, or the nearby area, this is excellent value and we thoroughly recommend it

  2. Laura

    A lovely cosy flat with little extra touches such as milk tea sugar and coffee A fabulous location in a beautiful village Could not fault the stay at all

  3. Jim

    The flat is even more spacious than it looks in the photos, and provided us with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Settled in the heart of the Reeth, it was easy to fall into village life in the Dales. The only distraction was the ice cream parlour next door… so many flavours to try!

  4. Sheena

    Very clean, spacious flat with everything you need for your stay. Quirky, but very well lit with big windows and perfect for walkers/cyclists wanting to access routes from the door.

  5. John

    Excellent location for scenery, village shops, cafe and pubs

  6. Lynn

    Well equipped, clean, lovely views, great location.

  7. Carole

    The Literary Institute is a great place to stay with everything you need to relax and enjoy Reeth and the surrounding area, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

  8. Alun

    The flat is in the perfect position overlooking the village green. The equipment in the flat is also of a very high stand.

  9. Ivan

    Great lovely flat, spacious and in a perfect location. Highly recommended

  10. Heather

    Conveniently placed for a Dales holiday, apartment is exceptionally n ergonomically fitted with quality practical items, furnishings for comfort. Brilliant window views of Reeth square.

  11. Christopher

    Lovely place to stay in this more remote Dale. Host was responsive and helpful and had done a great job preparing the apartment for our stay.

  12. Gillian

    A very well equipped and comfortable flat. The views from the window seat over the village were wonderful. Gwyneth has thought of everything you might need and the file was packed with information about the flat and surrounding area. We can recommend it and hope to go back ourselves and enjoy the great walks that there are around Reeth.

  13. Janet

    Lovely flat with perfect location overlooking the green at Reeth. We loved it.

  14. Gavin

    Great location. Fantastic views. Comfortable and cosy accommodation. Will definitely be returning.

  15. Kevin

    Flat was clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen. There is a good selection of maps/activities and board games which was great. Reeth is a nice place to stay with 3 pubs nearby and walks from the doorstep. Gwyneth was very helpful and quick to respond. I would highly recommend staying here!

  16. Jo

    Location Location Location! This flat is perfect for exploring around Reeth. Our car didn’t move for a week! Gwyneth supplied a comprehensive selection of local walking guide books and maps. Great base and all home comforts. We wanted for nowt.

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