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Union Farm Cottage

Cottage Location : Reeth
Sleeps (max): 6 people
3 bedrooms

From as little as
for 7 nights

We've awarded this cottage 5 Stars


Key features

  • Ideal for cycling / walking
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Private parking
  • Kettle
  • Free Wifi
  • En-suites
  • Peaceful village location
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Underfloor heating
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Unlimited WiFi
  • Microwave
  • Ceramic Hob
  • Smart TV
  • Electric Oven
  • Garden furniture
  • Iron
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Stone Barn Conversion
  • DVD player
  • No Smoking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ironing board
  • Pub Nearby
  • Downstairs cloakroom
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Rural
  • Highchair
  • Initial supply of fuel
  • Shortbreaks
  • Toaster
  • Dog Friendly
  • Gated parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Freeview
  • Cot

Accommodation Description

Union Farm Cottage, a beautiful, detached, barn conversion which has been completely renovated to offer luxury self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 guests and 2 well behaved dogs. It is a wonderful holiday home to start your adventures in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This Dales cottage is situated in an idyllic location down a quiet, private drive within, yet on the outskirts of, the popular village of Reeth in Swaledale on the grounds of a working farm. Not many cottages in Reeth can offer the space and seclusion that this holiday home boasts, with stunning, uninterrupted views of Fremington Edge and Harkerside, yet still only a few minutes walk to the gorgeous Village Green and local amenities such as pubs, cafes shops and ice cream parlour.

This stunning barn conversion has been sympathetically modernised. Downstairs is spacious, light and airy with an open plan living space, contemporary kitchen and dining area, utility, cloakroom. In addition, there is a downstairs double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

The kitchen / dining area is stunning with large glass patio doors to bring the outside in, also offering views across the farmland and beyond to Harkerside. The living area seats 6 on comfortable seating with a large, modern wood burner adding warmth and charm and a 43inch smart TV for entertainment. The cottage is heated throughout via eco-friendly ground source underfloor heating and offers free WiFi.

Upstairs, the two spacious bedrooms are full of dales charm, boasting high vaulted ceilings with exposed oak beams, both with their own ensuite shower room. The master bedroom also has a wall mounted flat screen smart TV. Due to the layout and the combination of bedrooms both upstairs and on the ground floor, this holiday home suits a variety of guests from large families, to family’s holidaying with grandparents (who perhaps might appreciate a ground floor bedroom and shower room) or couples holidaying together as each room has its own ensuite.

Outside, the cottage is fully enclosed within its own private grounds. There is a large parking area for 4 to 5 cars, a shed for secure bike storage and a feature water well – all surrounded by fence and private gate. The south facing garden area is also enclosed behind a traditional Yorkshire stone wall and iron gate, with wooden garden furniture for alfresco dining or simply to enjoy a morning coffee or evening wine.

This holiday cottage is ideal for those who enjoy walking and cycling in the amazing Dales countryside. There are multiple walks and bike routes from the door. You can choose from gentle riverside strolls along the River Swale or the Arkle Beck to more challenging hikes up Fremington Edge or Calver Hill and more. There is also no shortage of bike rides, no matter your preference – road or off road – here in Swaledale, we have it all!

If you don’t have a bike, this cottage is only a short 10 – 15-minute walk to the Dales Bike Centre where you can hire a bike for your chosen adventure. They also offer guided tours and have an onsite café and cakery to keep you fuelled before or after your ride. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

The Swale Trail starts just up the road from the cottage. It is a purpose built, unsurfaced path which starts at Grinton and runs a 12-mile route up dale to Keld. This trail was built for families with push chairs or young children who like to ride bikes together and those with mobility issues to enjoy the countryside safely off road.

Being only a short walk to the Village Green in Reeth, you are not far away from the amenities. Reeth boasts 3 pubs all of which serve traditional pub grub, The Burgoyne Hotel which has a bar and meals for special occasions and a gorgeous Sunday roast. Reeth also has 4 cafes, 2 bakeries – including the Two Dales Bakery where you can purchase award winning loafs, a post office with shop for all your essential items, a gift shop, Swaledale cheese shop and art galleries.

Union Farm Cottage is one of our dog friendly holiday homes, two well behaved dog’s welcome. There are a number of dog friendly pubs in the area and plenty of dog friendly walks close by which makes this dales holiday cottage an ideal choice if you are looking for pet friendly accommodation.

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


This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people and has 3 bedrooms.
Ground floor:

Kitchen / Dining area
Living Room
Double Bedroom with ensuite shower room and heated towel rail
Cloackroom with W.C and basin

First floor:

King Bedroom with ensuite shower room and heated towel rail and wall mounted TV
Twin Bedroom with ensuite shower room and heated towel rail


Enclosed patio / garden with wooden garden furniture.
Private off-road parking for 4 - 5 cars.
Shed for secure bike storage

What's included:

Eco-friendly ground source underfloor heating, wood burner with initial supply of fuel, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, full size fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washer/ dryer, iron, ironing board. 43 inch flat screen smart TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Hairdryer and torches. Bed linen and towels included in rent. Designated off road parking for 4 – 5 cars. Enclosed patio with garden furniture and chiminea. Secure bike storage. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking.

Booking Information

  • Union Farm 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 – 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 Dalesfor more information).


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.



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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Gunnerside in North Yorkshire is famous for a number of reasons, but in particular for its picturesque working fields in the Swaledale valley that nestle up against the River Swale. It’s a must see on your holiday in Yorkshire and the perfect place for a leisurely stroll and picnic. ...

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(19 customer reviews)

19 reviews for Union Farm Cottage

  1. Wendy

    Union Farm Cottage was perfect for a family reunion with plenty of space for 6 adults and dog. Clare and her partner were very easy to contact and very helpful. Great location with wonderful views and the facilities of Reeth on our doorstep. Thank you from us all.

  2. Steve Becky Mabel and Darcey

    A great house in a lovely location close to centre of Reeth. House is very comfortable and ideal for families. I thoroughly recommend this property.

  3. Ceri

    Perfect cottage in a perfect location. The cottage was ideal for 6 people and dogs. The downstairs bedroom was perfect for anyone with mobility issues and the wine and cake on arrival was a lovely gesture. The garden was very secure although the gate may not be if you have small dogs. Ours are terriers and they could not get out. Reeth village is just a short walk away albeit up a hill. We loved looking out to the views and watching all the wildlife and the birds that was forever changing. A fantastic place to stay.

  4. Julia

    A beautiful, peaceful setting with easy access to the village, a well equipped, comfortable cottage with a log burner and cake and wine on arrival! A great place to stay! Thanks so much – we really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the thought and care that had gone into the place. Thanks for the welcome gifts too. We hope to return some time!

  5. Clare

    We had a fantastic stay at Union Farm Cottage. The cottage had everything we needed and accommodated 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs quite comfortably. The cottage was lovely and clean and log burner kept us cosy and warm in the snow. The location is great – 2 minute walk into Reeth and great for easy reach of Richmond and Leyburn which are only 10/15 mins away in the car. There are spectacular views from the cottage itself with sweeping views from the patio doors in the kitchen. We saw all seasons in one day – watching the snow as it approached and blew through the dale leaving brilliant sunshine behind. Glorious!! We’ll definitely be back.

  6. Marcia

    Family get together. Barn was very nice with lovely wood burner. Close to pubs and places to eat and drink. Location was great. They were very flexible allowing us in early because no was in day before.

  7. Rebecca

    We really loved our stay. The cottage was just perfect for us. Such a short walk to the pubs in the village. The house is decorated beautifully and we loved the high ceilings upstairs. A real must stay. Thank you!

  8. Sarah Burt

    Great cottage all round. Plenty of room, well furnished, garden for dog, walking distance to village just excellent. Will be returning.

  9. Sarah

    Beautifully set out cottage, everything catered for. Lovely village plenty of drinking & eating holes. Hope to return in the 2022.

  10. David

    Thank you to all for a beautiful cottage that was immaculately clean and furnished. Communication was good as were arrangements for arrival and departure. Local village is really good with plenty of pubs, cafes and bakeries. Try the Kings Arms if you have a dog plenty of treats. Plenty to do out and about

  11. Alasdair

    Great location, clean & very comfortable

  12. Jane

    This property is extremely well appointed and furnished. Everything you could need during your week is provided. The rooms are very comfortable and it’s a great place to relax. The location is great – right on the edge of the village so extremely quiet and private and yet only a short walk to the village centre with access to the pubs and shops. We highly recommend it and can’t wait for a return visit!

  13. Simon

    Fab spot near to lots of other fab spots a short walk or bike ride away. Exactly what we had in mind.

  14. Laura

    The gorgeous house is Set at the bottom of a lovely village, which has pubs, ice cream parlour, craft shops and a post office shop. The house is beautiful, spacious and has everything we as 2 families needed for a weeks stay. The views from the garden are absolutely stunning, lovely to sit out on the patio for drinks it’s so peaceful! Each bedroom is en-suite which is fabulous. There is also a utility room useful if you get wet or muddy! Walking distance to dales bikes, where you can hire mountain bikes and follow the swale trail to another pub for lunch!

  15. Leonie

    Great location Fabulous, well thought out and maintaned accommodation. Great comms with host 100% recommend !!

  16. Philip

    A beautiful cottage, with great facilities, in the heart of Swaledale, surrounded by great views. The hosts, Clare and Paul, are most welcoming and helpful. Although the cottage is only a short walk to the centre of Reeth, it is set back from the road and quiet; you feel as though you are alone in the farmland. Good outdoor space. Reeth is lovely, with good pubs. The kitchen in the cottage has everything you need, so we only ate out once. The CB in Langthwaite has very good food. If you plan to cook, then stock up before you arrive; the village shop is limited (fine for emergencies) and the nearest supermarket is a good drive away. We came from the south, and used Booths in Ripon, which is excellent. The Two Dales Bakery is outstanding They ask you to order two days beforehand, and this is easily done via their email. Their pain de campagne sourdough and sausage rolls kept us going on all our walks. If you’re coming to Reeth to walk, you probably don’t need my advice. But just in case: the Cicerone guide for N&E Yorshire dales has many good suggestions and, unusually, the geological information is accessible and accurate. Other guides are available, I’m sure. Paul will recommend Muker to Keld, and he is right. An obvious gap in the Cicerone is Muker to Gunnerside, which can be made into a loop, going out high then low return. Either of these can be linear if you have more than one car in the party. Don’t hesitate!

  17. Ben

    Beautiful cottage great location

  18. Louise

    A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Good location for walking, lots to be found from the doorstep and within an hours drive.

    Great cottage. Well equipped and in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks

  19. Sibel

    Delightful cottage walking distance from everything

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