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Flat 1, Literary Institute

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

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

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

Accommodation 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.


This property sleeps a maximum of 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, modern electric radiators, 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


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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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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(74 customer reviews)

74 reviews for Flat 1, Literary Institute

  1. Belinda

    An excellent spot. Reeth is a delightful village in a beautiful area. The flat was warm, roomy and comfortable. Views from the flat across the village green were delightful. Access to the dales was great. The float is well equipped, very clean and light and airy. We would willingly stay again. A very highly recommended spot.

  2. William

    Great host and fantastic location

  3. Philip

    Really lovely flat. Great views, comfortable and warm! Perfect position in village. Easy parking. Just need easier access. We got in eventually. Just complicated. Probably us!

  4. Dave

    Reeth in a serious snowfall – lovely! The Literary Institute was cozy enough, despite the weather. We had everything we needed. Great position on the Green.

  5. Katie

    Lovely apartment in a lovely village. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  6. Ciara

    Thank you We had a lovely stay. This is our 2nd stay with you and we’d love to come back again. Magical location.

  7. Richard

    Amazing flat in a great location! Hannah was a brilliant host! Would recommend staying here to anyone wanting to visit the dales.

  8. Jonathan

    Just spent a lovely few days in Reeth. The accommodation was immaculate and had everything you could need….set in a beautiful location we will definitely be back!

  9. Oliver

    Perfect little cottage for a getaway to the Dales. Couldn’t recommend it higher. Fantastic little place! Would happily stay again and will refer friends and family.

  10. Sandra

    This property is located in a beautiful, quiet area and the people in shops, pubs and the markets were all very friendly. It was a comfortable flat and had all we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Hannah was very helpful with all our queries when booking and we appreciated her prompt replies.

  11. Richard

    We very much enjoyed our stay at Flat 1, the Literary Institute in Reeth, and hope one day to go back there. The flat was clean and comfortable with a good view of the village green. There are many good walks around Reeth and the “Little White Bus” offers a great service up the valley. For example, one morning we caught the bus from Reeth to Mucker and then spent the day walking back down the valley to Reeth. Reeth agricultural show was a great event to attend. Our one hiccough was setting off the fire alarm (the button is easy to push accidentally in the dark when entering the property because it is right beside the light switch). But phoning the contact number produced a rapid response and it was all sorted out quickly.

  12. Neil

    Very nice flat in a lovely location overlooking the village green and with lovely views of surrounding hills. Lots of walks from the flat but also nicely located for exploring further afield. Would happily stay here again.

  13. Lucy

    A wonderful flat, immaculately clean and in such a beutiful location. Super clear instructions about getting the keys and a veey helpful host. I’ll be recommending it to everyone!

  14. KT

    Lovely clean flat in the heart of the village with great views. Really comfortable bed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone.

  15. Francesca

    Great place to stay and enjoy walks from. Flat was everything we needed. Very easy with toddler too!

  16. Joe

    A fantastic, well thought out and well stocked flat. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and even included a packet of biscuits and a pint of milk for us to use! Excellent customer service from the host and lovely scenery in the area. We’re planning our next trip as we speak.

  17. Anne

    Great wee flat with everything we needed. Excellent location with views to Fremington Edge. Plenty of walks straight from the flat without any need to get in your car. Food vg in both local pubs. We would stay here again.

  18. Andrew

    Lovely place, great location. Would love to come back here again

  19. Ed

    We had a lovely stay in this sweet apartment. Well located and equipped for lengthy stays. Would recommend!

  20. David

    A very nice, clean flat overlooking the village green and hills behind. Living area and larger bedroom are on 1st floor, smaller bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor down private, internal stairs. Flat had all the facilities we needed. Plenty of good walks possible in the area. Reeth Post Office also sells groceries and is open daily. Local pubs serve evening meals but you may need to book a table to eat. I certainly recommend this accommodation.

  21. Tracy

    Lovely location for cycling and walking. Good pubs in doorstep. New apartment everything clean and tidy.

  22. Ciara

    Really super spacious interesting appartment. Well equipped. Clean and very comfortable. Wonderful location with fab views over Reeth green and beyond. We will definitely stay again. Thank you.

  23. James

    A lovely flat. Very comfy beds. Everything you might need. We had a lovely time away.

  24. Beryl

    Lovely flat in a wonderful location. Right in the centre of the village with good walks on the doorstep. Excellent facilities, warm and cosy.

  25. Lyndsey

    Lovely location with views across the village green and the hills. Our little boy loved sitting on the window seat looking out at the people and dogs. Good size with everything you need and more for a very comfortable stay. We hope to be back.

  26. Becky

    Lovely, well equipped flat in a great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Check in was really easy, and the flat has everything you need. The info on walks and the local area was really helpful, and there are some lovely trails around the village that are great for a run.

  27. Melanie

    Fabulously situated flat in the heart of Reeth. My highlight has to be the window seat for watching the comings and goings of the day, from the early morning House Martin flying school (we visited in August), to the dog walkers/people going to fetch their papers etc all backdropped by the stunning Fremington Edge. The flat is very well equipped and unexpectedly spacious, with a very comfortable bed in a dark, quiet bedroom away from the main green and its watering holes (which, even on a Bank Holiday weekend, weren’t noisy). Going on from this point, Reeth has four pubs (including the bar at the Burgoyne Hotel) all situated around the main green. The best in my opinion was The Buck. Excellent food and excellent service. We cycled the excellent, mainly off-road Swale Trail and took drives through Herriot country. Buttertubs pass was a highlight, as were the lovely people of the Dales, who are hugely friendly and welcoming. Loved the Dales and Gwyneth’s charming flat. So good, we will return.

  28. Freya

    Really lovely flat in the heart of the village – very clean and well presented and very comfortable

  29. James

    Great apartment with a fantastic view – Gwyneth was very helpful too. We really appreciated all the information provided about walks etc in the local area.

  30. Sandra

    Such a fabulous spot – I didn’t want to leave! Reeth is a beautiful and vibrant village and this flat makes the most of it. It is comfortable, bright and spacious with outstanding views over the village green and the surrounding countryside. Relaxing with my morning coffee gazing out of the window at the hills and watching all the people and dogs coming and going over the green was one of the highlights of the stay. It was hard to drag ourselves away from the lovely flat to enjoy the fabulous cycling and walking the area has to offer. Not to mention many great pubs! Can’t wait to go back. 🙂

  31. Sally

    Lovely flat with great views over Reeth Green. Lovely walks, long and short from flat. You can quickly change temperature in flat to meet personal choice. Lots of cafes, pubs, ice cream shop and village store around the green.

  32. Jeremy

    A lovely warm and comfortable place to stay with a stunning view from the lounge in a delightful Yorkshire Dales village

  33. Lee

    A great place to stay.

  34. Anne-Marie

    This was a great flat in a wonderful location right on the green in the middle of Reeth. It is very well furnished and equipped to a high standard. It was lovely and cosy to come back to after a long walk in the stunning countryside. Highly recommended.

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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!

  38. 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.

  39. John

    Excellent location for scenery, village shops, cafe and pubs

  40. Lynn

    Well equipped, clean, lovely views, great location.

  41. 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.

  42. Alun

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

  43. Ivan

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

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. Janet

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

  48. Gavin

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

  49. 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!

  50. 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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