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7 Nights See prices

  • £500  to  £700

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Short Breaks From

  • £110 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Hillcrest

Hillcrest Cottage sleeps up to five guests in three bedrooms (plus two bathrooms!) and stands in an elevated position on the outskirts of the tranquil Dales village of Low Row in Upper Swaledale. Affording spectacular views of the pastureland and high fell, criss crossed by dry stone walls, the cottage sits in an enviable position and provides a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

Whilst in a peaceful setting, there is an award winning gastro pub (The Punchbowl) within a five minute stroll of the cottage serving excellent food. It is also the stopping point on a Friday night for many of the locals who gather for an early glass whilst waiting for the mobile fish and chip van. Formally a lead mining community, Low Row is an excellent base for those who enjoy walking and cycling. Cyclists can test their stamina and follow the Tour de France 2014 route which passes the cottage and walkers have an excellent selection of walks from a sedate stroll to more strenuous hikes over the hills and dales.

The historic village of Reeth is just three miles from the cottage and offers a good selection of interesting local shops, pubs, tearooms and galleries where you can buy bread, papers, pastries or an ice-cream from The Parlour to savour on the village green. Reeth is also home to Hudson House which acts as a National Park Centre and a Tourist Information Centre, along with the Swaledale Museum where you can learn all about the Dales and local life.

Whatever direction you travel in, you are spoilt for choice with a great selection of attractions and spectacular scenery along the way. To the west you have the charming villages of Keld and Muker or travel east to Reeth. Arkengarthdale sits to the north and the journey there takes you through the 'water splash' which was made famous by James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small. Wensleydale sits to the south and travel beyond to Hawes.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or want to discover the many magical sights and attractions of the Dales, this in one of the most beautiful unspoilt dales that Yorkshire has to offer.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Glenda Calvert joined Independent Cottages in December 2013

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Hillcrest offers light and airy accommodation with plenty of space for five guests.

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Pretty double bedroom with free standing wardrobe, attractive iron bed and garden views with the hills beyond.
  • Cosy welcoming dining/sitting room with extending table and four chairs plus an additional carver chair which can be used around the table, and a rocker in front of the wood burner. There is also an attractive dresser which adds to the charm, television and a DVD player. Two stairs take you up to...
  • Galley kitchen well equipped with dishwasher, electric range style cooker with extractor over, fridge/freezer, two stools and plenty of cupboards stocked with everything needed for self-catering.
  • Shower room with WC and hand basin, as well as a utility area and door taking you outside to the back of the property.

First floor

  • Main sitting room which enjoys magnificent views of the dales due to its elevated position. There is comfy seating set around the wood burner and flatscreen television - just relax at the end of the day in front of the flickering flames!
  • Pretty Master king-size bedroom with plenty of clothes hanging in the fitted wardrobes. Wake up to gorgeous views over the dales.
  • Third bedroom with single bed.
  • Bathroom with WC and wash basin.

Outside: Guests have a pretty garden with glorious views, colourful borders and a patio area for sitting out when the sun shines. There is space to park a vehicle outside Hillcrest as well as as on-road parking on the common a short walk away. Surrounded by common land where you will see sheep peacefully graze, the setting is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Accessibility: Whilst Hillcrest is unsuitable for wheelchair users, it is suitable for those with limited mobility having a double bedroom, sitting/dining room and shower room on the ground floor. There are two steps to navigate between the dining room and kitchen which then leads to the shower room. There are also an additional two steps from the shower/utility area to the back entrance.

Hillcrest Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 25th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 26th Oct 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £100 | 4 nights: £100

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Feb 2025 - Fri, 28th Mar 2025
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £110 | 4 nights: £110 | 5 nights: £530 | 6 nights: £530

7 Nights

3 Nights

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double, 1 Single)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Glenda Calvert
Member Since December 2013

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Hillcrest Noticeboard

Dreaming of seeing in the New Year in Swaledale then Hillcrest Cottage is the place for you.  Cosy & comfortable, lovely log burners, decorated for the festive season, just a quick walk to the Punchbowl Inn, a great place to see in the New Year.  Live music, 5 course gourmet meal & champagne at midnight.  There are endless winter walks in every direction from the cottage door and more to tempt you in Reeth and Richmond.  What's keeping you? 

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Hillcrest 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 9th June 2024
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