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The Old Barn

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

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

  • Peaceful village location
  • Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Enclosed garden
  • Electric Oven
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Pub Nearby
  • Patio
  • Initial supply of fuel
  • Central heating
  • Free Wifi
  • Private parking
  • Ideal for cycling / walking
  • Ceramic Hob
  • Fridge freezer with compartment
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Freeview

Accommodation Description

The Old Barn is a newly redecorated, fully equipped Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottage in the charming village of Reeth, Swaledale. The holiday cottage is tucked away in a peaceful location at the heart of Reeth off the village green and in very close proximity to the local amenities, bridleways and numerous hikes and rambles

This holiday cottage has a large multi-fuel fire in the open plan living room / kitchen / diner which creates a toasty, welcoming atmosphere and the perfect ambiance to relax after an action packed day. The kitchen in newly fitted and well equipped with plenty of work and storage space. There are two comfortable bedrooms – one double with en-suite WC and basin and one twin – perfect for a family of four, a group of friends or even two couples holidaying together. The bathroom comprises of a white three piece suite also newly fitted. To the rear of the cottage is an enclosed and secure garden with a medium size patio area, ideal for dining alfresco or simply soaking up some country air. There is also a drive for two cars and WiFi.

If you are wishing to explore the area then this dales holiday cottage is in a very convenient location. Reeth borders Arkengarthdale to the north east and Wensleydale is a short drive to the west. There is also excellent walking in the area that can be accessed straight from the doorstep from easy and peaceful walks along the River Swale and through wild flower meadows to the more challenging hikes up Fremington Edge, Calver Hill and Harker Hill.

Or, perhaps you just wish to get away form the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If so, then look no further as Reeth also possesses pubs, a restaurant, cafés, a gift shop, a post office and a corner shop. So you won’t need to venture far. There is also local crafts centre showcasing a handful of the local, talented artists and fantastic bakery.

The Old Barn is one of our dog friendly holiday cottages, one well behaved dog welcome (if you have more than one dog please call 01748 900420 and we shall see if we are able to accommodate).

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


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

Open plan kitchen / diner / living room

First floor:

Sleeps 4; 1 x double bedroom with en-suite WC and basin, 1 x twin bedroom. Bathroom; shower over bath, WC and basin.


Enclosed garden with patio area. Gravelled parking for two cars.

What's included:

Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster and fridge with freezer compartment. Free Wifi. Flatscreen TV with Freeview. Multi-fuel stove with initial supply of fuel. Gas Central Heating. Garden, patio with garden furniture. Electricity included in rent. Kitchen linen, bed linen and towels included in rent. Private parking available for two cars and further parking available on the green. Pets welcome - one well behaved dog welcome.

Booking Information

  • The Old Barn 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 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.

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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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(38 customer reviews)

38 reviews for The Old Barn

  1. John

    What a wonderful property. Ideal for a small family break. Location is excellent

  2. Andrew

    The house was a comfortable base for walking in Swaledale, large enough for 4 adults. If you want to self-cater there are all the facilities you need; if not, there are 2 pubs providing food within a stone’s throw. The central heating was very welcome on cold wet days. There are several walks you can start from the house, and many more if you’re prepared to drive a few miles. We would strongly recommend it.

  3. Alison

    Roomy, cosy cottage, we loved the wood burning stove. Close to the green in the centre of an attractive village. ideal centre for walking in the Dales. Friendly locals, a great atmosphere in the village and much birdlife on the moors.

  4. Christine

    Lovely cottage! We stayed (2 adults & 2 dogs) for just 3 nights for a short break. Perfectly located for the village green, pubs ???? and local walks around Reeth. The private enclosed garden was great to just let the dogs out without worrying about them escaping. The cottage was immaculate, and very welcoming. The pint of milk in the fridge and some cookies on arrival were a nice touch. Sadly we didn’t get to use the log burner, as it was unseasonably warm for our October stay!

  5. Allison

    Perfect for us with our dog. Located in the centre of Reeth but quietly tucked away. Can see why people return. Thank you

  6. Elenor

    Reeth is a lovely village in beautiful countryside. The house and garden were delightful and so handy for eateries. Perfect peace and quiet.

  7. Lynn

    the old barn is so very well positioned to go walking and the local pubs are very friendly, and do lovely meals we ate out all week. we had our two grandsons with us so the icecream parlour in the village was very popular. the old barn was an ideal place for us to chill out and relax.

  8. David

    The Old Barn exceeded our expectations. Very well maintained property and fully equipped for our needs. Set in a quiet and private location with a pleasant courtyard garden. Directions and details provided by the property manager are accurate.

  9. Kim

    This holiday home is wonderful! Especially as it does have ample parking for 2 cars, we had a Volvo and a Honda CRV. Very comfortable (we found the sofa and chair to be perfect) with a well stocked kitchen, the first batch of fuel for the fire was very welcome in a very wet Aug! You are in a central location within the village without being on the main road. Within 200 yrds of 3 welcoming pubs (which all do food) and are dog friendly, a newsagents, village store and 2 excellent bakeries. Not to mention the ice cream parlour, which is well worth a visit……or 2. The surrounding area is beautiful we hired mountain bikes 1 afternoon which was great. The Forbidden Corner is excellent especially if you have children. A wonderful find in a wonderful location somewhere we would definitely return to. Thank you very much

  10. Andrew

    Highly recommend. The cottage is cosy and comfortable. Very clean and presentable. Really well equipped with kitchenware, washing machine and lots of extras. Lovely enclosed garden, which was perfect for the kids. Great location and beautiful surroundings. We would definitely visit again.

  11. Ben

    Had a lovely visit, property was clean, tidy and advertised, very well located for our stay. Neighbours were absolutely lovely. Will definitely be visiting again. Thank you

  12. Alison

    Great location of property in centre of Reeth. No need to use the car as walks on your doorstep. Pubs in the village were very welcoming. Little post office and village shop just in case you had forgotten anything. Property was well stocked with all you need for your stay.

  13. Alison

    Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Great base for exploring the area. Great to have a good choice of pubs for food within walking distance.

  14. Paul

    Great place to stay in a fantastic location will definitely return.

  15. Nicola

    Lovely cottage very cosy. Very clean and tidy. Enclosed garden was great for our two whippets. 5mins walk to green, pubs and shops. Can recommend black bull for food dog friendly very welcoming. Would definately return.

  16. Sally

    Fabulous cottage with everything a family needs set in a beautiful area

  17. Rennell

    Lovely cottage in great location.

  18. Christian

    Well equipped and comfortable, very central to the village. The milk and biscuits on arrival were much appreciated s as well as as the cosy heating.

  19. Nic

    The house was lovely, well equipped and had tremendous views. Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short for reasons unconnected with the property, but we enjoyed it very much.

  20. Anja

    The Old Barn is a very nice and ideal base for hiking tours in the Yorkshire Dales. Very nice neighbourhood as well. I would highly recommand the cottage.

  21. Suzanne

    Lovely cottage. It had everything we needed, including a pint of milk in the fridge when we arrived.

  22. Tracy

    We stayed for a summer break as a base for enjoying the Yorkshire dales. The property is located in the centre of reeth which 3 pubs, 2 bakeries, and even an ice cream parlour. I would definitely recommend this property and would stay there again.

  23. James

    We had a great stay in Reeth and this place was the perfect base to explore the area! The cottage is well-equipped and surprisingly spacious. Our dog enjoyed sniffing around the garden and the fence is a good height.

  24. Michael

    Great little cottage in perfect location. Stayed in Reeth quite a few times and found this cottage at short notice, really great place and very comfortable. Would definitely come back really enjoyed our stay, Thank you.

  25. Kate

    Lovely well located bijoux cottage. Fab stay.

  26. Liz

    Lovely cottage with every you need and more. Feels like home from home. Enjoyed everything and cant suggest any areas of improvement.

  27. Stuart

    Enjoyed our Christmas stay at the Old Barn. It is small but the one room open plan downstairs is bigger than the photos suggest. Beds were comfy and house toastie warm despite snow outside. The place has everything you need for a great stay in one of the prettiest areas in the Dales.

  28. Lynne

    The cottage is just at the back of 2 of the pubs so nice and close to the green and great for my husband who is disabled. It is a lovely well equipped cottage with everything you need and it has plenty of space upstairs and downstairs. The garden is delightful and the cottage was immaculately clean. We would stay here again very happily.

  29. Martin

    Excellent cottage in a fab location Easy to walk from the door and plenty of choice to eat out .

  30. Gary

    Fantastic little cottage in the idyllic village of Reeth. Quiet location but only metres away from all local amenities and two nice pubs!! Dog friendly with a secure garden. Ideal for a couple with a dog. Would recommend and stay there again

  31. Ken

    Just a short step from the village green and all its amenities but a lovely, quiet location. The enclosed garden is a real sun trap and was perfect for our dog to enjoy being outside. Cottage has everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Only gripe would be that the seating could be more comfortable. That said, it would not stop me from booking the Old Barn again.

  32. Paul

    Travelled as a couple with our 2 black labs. The cottage was fine for our needs. The living room area is quite small but was ok for us with a sofa and arm chair and a lovely log burning fire. There is a tv with free view and good WiFi. There is a well equipped modern kitchen and dining table with 4 chairs to eat at. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and modern bathroom. The double bed is nice and comfortable. To the rear of the property is a nice garden and there is ample parking. It is a little tight getting into the drive but no problem if you reverse in. The big winner of this property is the location. Reeth is a lovely place for exploring the Dales with 3 dog friendly pubs all serving food. The property is set back from the main road so it is nice and peaceful and everybody we spoke to including the neighbours were extremely friendly and welcoming. In summary we enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely return.

  33. Christine and Terry, Sheffield

    Very enjoyable few days. Lovely cottage, very well equipped and warm.

  34. Pat & Mick, Pontefract

    Had a lovely few days. Cottage very good and very central for walking.

  35. Sue, Nick & Ruby the dog. Rotherham

    Best equipped and cosiest cottage I have been in. great walks and scenery etc. Quiet location but really central. We’ll be back.

  36. Jan and Ian. Sheffield

    Benjie’s first holiday in the Dales. First of many! We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Good food in the Buck and the crown in Askrigg.

  37. The Drums

    Beautiful location. Fab week including TDF 2014!! Well equipped, comfortable cottage. Perfect location. Weather was amazing. Hot hot hot!

  38. Brian, Gill and Anne. Oxfordshire

    Very relaxing week in a lovely cottage very conveniently situated for the pubs, walking and sightseeing. Lovely weather too! Hope to return one day.

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