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Ivy Cottage

Cottage Location : Arkengarthdale
Sleeps (max): 2 people
1 bedroom

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

  • Ideal for cycling / walking
  • Electricity Included
  • Free Wifi
  • Microwave
  • Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Smart TV
  • DVD player
  • Welcome Basket
  • Electric Radiators
  • Sorry no pets
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Sorry Not Suitable for Children
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Initial supply of fuel
  • Picturesque Village Location
  • Pub Nearby
  • Shortbreaks

Accommodation Description

**NEW bigger and better bed so you can have a comfortable king size slumber**

Ivy Cottage is a charming, stone-built self-catering holiday cottage in the heart of Langthwaite, a picturesque village in Arkengarthdale, just 3 miles from Reeth and within the spectacular Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Ivy Cottage has been transformed through recent renovations into a high-quality bolthole and cosy sanctuary for two people. The sympathetic renovation has retained much of the original character and features such as exposed beams and a stone wall. Yet it still offers contemporary appliances and furnishings for modern day living and a true home from home experience.

This extremely welcoming holiday cottage offers everything you need for a relaxing stay and is surprisingly spacious for a one-bedroom property. Every nook and cranny bursts with a creative mix of old and new. You enter the good sized living room with dining area. The focal point is no doubt the multi-fuel stove situated in a stunning inglenook fireplace in the centre of the room. Not only does it look fabulous, the stove throws out the heat when lit, creating a warm and cosy ambiance to unwind on the comfy sofa.

Off the living room, down a couple of steps, is the quaint and traditional cottage kitchen with an Aga. Packed full of quality cooking equipment, there’s also plenty of storage space for your own supplies and the additional bonus of a full-size fridge and freezer.

Upstairs is the real treat. A spacious bedroom with a sumptuous king bed, beautiful soft furnishings and views to the village and the fells beyond. Off the bedroom is the high quality, modernised ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over.

This stunning holiday home is heated throughout by modern electric radiators, includes free, unlimited Wi-Fi and a 43” smart TV.  There is a small, enclosed patio area to the front of the cottage to enjoy a glass of wine of a summer evening or a coffee first thing…no better place to hear the song of the birds and the babble of the not-so-distant stream known as Arkle Beck.

Although the cottage caters for modern needs, be prepared to be thrown back in time, in this oldy worldly village. ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ fans will no doubt recognise the village and surrounding areas as lots of the original series was filmed in the area and in Langthwaite…and it really hasn’t changed a bit!

If you enjoy a tipple or two in a real Yorkshire pub, you are in luck. One of the smallest and most unique pubs in the area is a short hop, skip and a jump from Ivy Cottage. The landlady is a fountain of knowledge on the area and serves some fantastic real Yorkshire Ale. The award-winning CB Inn is around a 10 to 15-minute walk from the accommodation, which offers gastro style meals, real Yorkshire ales and an extensive wine and gin menu.

The location is fantastic, with great walking, running and cycling straight from the doorstep. The area is full of the remains of the lead mining industry, walks to suit all abilities from high level hikes up Fremington Edge or Calver Hill to low level strolls along the Arkle Beck. There really is so much to do  and enjoy.

The market towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes, and attractions, including the famous Aysgarth Falls, Wensleydale  Creamery,The Bowes Museum and Bolton Castle are all within a short, glorious drive away.

Parking is available in the village on a first come first serve basis but we would ask you to respect the needs of local people and park in the local car park three minutes walk away once you have unloaded. The cottage comes with a parking permit so you do not incur any additional expense.

To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, included in the rental fee is – luxury  bed linen and towels and electricity. Initial fuel for the fire is included and there is an honesty box to pay for further supplies.

The cottage comes with a welcome basket of Yorkshire treats and basics so you don’t need to think about bringing all those with you.





This property sleeps a maximum of 2 people and has 1 bedroom.
Ground floor:

Kitchen, living/dining room

First floor:

Bedroom with king bed and ensuite bathroom with shower over bath


Enclosed patio area

What's included:

Aga, microwave, full size fridge / freezer, kettle, toaster, Smart TV, DVD player, DVDs, games, books, dining table, free - unlimited Wi-Fi, iron, iron board, hoover, hairdryer, washer-dryer, clothes airer. Multi-fuel stove with initial supply of fuel for the fire. Electricity included in rent. Luxury bed linen and towels, kitchen linen and towel included in rent. Sorry - no pets. Sorry this cottage is not suitable for children. No Smoking permitted. One parking permit for the local car park. A welcome basket of Yorkshire treats and basics so you don’t need to think about bringing all those with you.

Booking Information

  • Ivy 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 to 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.


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.



Langthwaite is one of the few villages in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire. It is also the largest and the main settlement in the dale and only 3 miles north of Reeth. The road leading to Langthwaite from Reeth is winding and unfenced, sheep roam freely and there are fantastic views of the rugged and wild landscape that is so defining of Arkengarthdale. ...

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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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Low Row

The Coast to Coast walk passes very close by the village but for those that are not so keen on such a challenge, there are many less strenuous walks in the area. For example, there is a beautiful walk that takes you nearly all the way to Grinton on the banks of the River Swale at the foot of the valley. Whilst you stroll along the river bank you can take in the stunning views of the rolling hills either side of you, which is stunning on a summers day! ...

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Grinton is a small village situated on the south bank of the River Swale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Grinton is in a great location as only a stone’s throw from Reeth and Fremington and very close and easily accessed from Leyburn and Richmond, which is 11 miles to the west. ...

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(19 customer reviews)

19 reviews for Ivy Cottage

  1. Laine

    Perfect in every way.

  2. Sarah

    Cosy little cottage in the Yorkshire dales. Idyllic location, helpful communication from host and a thoughtful welcome package on arrival, would definitely recommend!

  3. Alisha

    Lovely cottage. Very beautiful surroundings. We really loved our stay. Extra comfy bed! Alisha

  4. Tom

    A perfect cottage filled with charm and character in a lovey little village with access to walks, hikes, cycling etc …. And many hills ha
    Was a brilliant base for my relaxing trip. Hannah was brilliant in communication etc. thanks!

  5. Jim

    Stayed for 6 nights. Probably one of the most comfortable AirBnBs we’ve stayed in. The bedroom is very large, light and airy with comfortable bed and linen. Powerful shower/bath off the bedroom. The living room was lovely and cosy with books, games, DVDs and a smart tv to keep you occupied when in. Kitchen was well equipped, using an Aga to cook was different! A lovely welcome package of essentials was a nice touch. Great location if you are a serious walker but if you’re not, you obviously like driving around the scenery if you book here. The scenery is absolutely incredible, as are some of the drives high up over the moors on single lane roads. With sheep everywhere you need to keep your wits about you. No phone signal, our sat nav struggled so you’ll need to read maps! Also make a note of the key lock box number when you are given it, because when you’re at the front door for the first time you can’t access AirBnB or email to find out what it is! Lots we didn’t do, so more to come back for. Would highly recommend

  6. Guy

    An absolutely ideal place for any couple to stay. Generously sized bedroom and bathroom. Well equipped kitchen. But above all a great location. Local pub full of character but no food (and no shop) so shop before you get there. We will return. Thanks for a great stay

  7. Mary

    This was the best air bnb I have stayed in. The bed was just so comfortable and waking up to all that birdsong was magnificent. The cottage was really cosy and well equipped and it’s location was great – so close to the pub! The village is in a great location and you can have some great walks from the front door, as well as walk to another pub for a great dinner (the CB Inn). I would highly recommend staying here!

  8. Fiona

    Ivy Cottage is a delight! A really romantic retreat. The owners have thought of everything and it is extremely comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A very generous welcome package was waiting for us. Even the cottage handbook was extremely helpful. It is in a quiet village, just of the beaten track and is a real haven to come home to, after a day of walking or visiting the abundance of attractions in the area. The patio is a lovely space to sit and quietly with glimpses of the hills and fields surrounding the village. What a treasure!
    Thank you for the communications prior to our visit, that level of contact made us feel very confident in our choice.

  9. Tanya

    Cosy cottage in a beautiful setting. Perfect for exploring the Dales and surrounding villages. Wonderful walks with stunning views.

  10. Elizabeth

    Ivy Cottage was a wonderful gem in the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage is spacious and it had everything we needed for our stay. The check-in process was very smooth with Hannah’s detailed instructions, and the house book was full of great tips for everything we needed. The kitchen is very well-equipped, so it was easy for us to prepare meals. The bedroom and bathroom were comfortable. And the living room was a wonderful spot to light a fire and spend a snowy day. Hannah was very responsive throughout our stay. We would recommend Ivy Cottage to anyone and gladly stay here again.

  11. Sandy

    Very well equipped and comfortable cottage. Perfect location – directly opposite the pub! Thank you Hannah, we had a lovely time. Cottage is just fabulous 😘

  12. Lizzy

    I booked a weekend stay as a gift for my mum and her partner. She had a lovely stay and was really impressed with the finish of the cottage, how well equipped it was and the thoughtful touches such as vouchers for the local pub. Parking in the local car park was no issue and the location is a great base to explore Swaledale.

  13. Eilse

    Great cottage, would definitely stay there again

  14. Grace

    It’s impossible not to have a wonderful time in such an incredible location. Hannah’s recommendations of places to go, walks, pubs etc were all really lovely and their website has loads of great info including walking routes. I recommend using the AllTrails app to find some more incredible walks close by. The pub over the road is a really lovely cosy spot for a true Yorkshire experience and real relaxation. The cottage is really warm and cosy, wood burning stove left ready to light, well equipped and beautiful. Hannah sorted out an extra night for us at short notice when we changed our minds impromptu because we were having such a great time. She is super efficient, helpful and kind. We asked a lot of questions and beforehand and during she was always wonderful! Highly recommended.

  15. Amber

    Amazing location with great walks from the door. Lovely pub nearby for good food. Cosy log burner and loved the Aga! Friendly owner. Fabulous views from every window.

  16. Mark

    Perfect stay. The cottage is so well equipped, and Hannah had been so thoughtful with the welcome. A lovely basket of goodies on arrival. It really did feel like home. So peaceful and relaxing. Location is fab, walks in every direction, and the Red Lion within a stone’s throw. We would thoroughly recommend. 5 stars!!!!

  17. Hannah and Ben

    This is an absolutely incredible cottage, and we would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing retreat in the Dales. This is a great base to explore the local area. The hosts had thought of every eventuality and it’s well set up for everything you’d need. The living room is really cosy with a lovely fire and smart tv. The kitchen is well equipped. Everything was spotless when we arrived, and we would thoroughly recommend! The photos don’t show how close it is to the pub too – it’s literally 1 minute away!

  18. Alison

    A beautiful cottage in a stunning location! The cottage has been really thoughtfully renovated and is so warm & cosy. Lots of little extra touches like a welcome hamper, basic supplies in the kitchen, toiletries in the bathroom and a very comprehensive information pack – much more than you would expect from most cottages. Lovely food at the CB Inn just a 10 min walk away, a drinking pub just across the lane, and lots of walks from the door. We will definitely return!

  19. Angus

    A lovely cottage with a very comfortable bed

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