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7 Nights See prices

  • £456  to  £896

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  • £128 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £158 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Pub Nearby

About The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office is a gorgeous Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage, close to the River Swale with scenic walks from the door. It's in the Swaledale village of Low Row. It sleeps five people in two bedrooms, offering everything couples and families need for a relaxing holiday walking, cycling, and eating their way through a breathtaking landscape as old as time. The owners have restored the end-terrace cottage, which served as the village post office until 2012, to create a comfortable home-away-from-home where guests are welcome all year round. Throw open the curtains in the morning to reveal sensational views and finish your day planning the next adventure beside the garden fire pit or over a pint and a pub meal at the nearby Punchbowl Inn.

Low Row is a favourite destination for serious walkers. Hills and mountains rise well over 1,500 feet above sea level, and efforts net the reward of a stunning panorama. An excellent leg-stretcher is the circular 8.5-mile route across high moorland to Gallows Top via Reeth, with other local footpaths leading to the Old Gand Smelt Mill, Redmire, West Burton, and Bainbridge. The Swale Trail goes from nearby Grinton to Keld and is an excellent family-friendly route. Walkers and mountain bikers are allowed to use the extensive network of bridleways, providing even more miles of fun.

Days out can including shopping in Richmond's independent boutiques, stopping to refuel at one of the excellent tea rooms. Richmond also has a castle, a splendid Georgian theatre, and a cinema. Alternatively, drive to Barnard Castle for some antiquing and a visit to the Bowes Museum. The Forbidden Corner in Middleham is always a hit with children. It's around half an hour's drive from the cottage, as is the Wensleydale Creamery. Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton are even closer.

It's certainly no surprise to locals that Swaledale is such a well-loved holiday destination. It isn't only the landscape that makes it so incredible but also the people. A full calendar celebrates the region's history, talent and agriculture with annual events like the two-week Swaledale Festival and the Richmond Walking and Book Festival. The Old Post Office is ideally placed for easy access to all of this and more. It is available for bookings all year round.

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Owner details:

Caroline Martin joined Independent Cottages in April 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Post Office is an end-of-terrace cottage in an elevated location with far-reaching views. Accommodation is over two levels. Calm shades and natural textures like hardwood floors add to the relaxed atmosphere.


  • Contrasting with its period stone exterior, the living area is fresh and modern, with a spacious open-plan layout that suits families. The living room has a flame-effect log fire, giving you the warmth and cosy appeal without the hassle of clearing out the ash the following day. Settle into the sofa and watch the Smart TV with Netflix, or dish up dinner and take your time, knowing that there's no reason to rush.
  • Fitted country kitchen with oak worktops, an integrated oven and extractor fan, a tall fridge/freezer, microwave, and all of the other equipment and utensils you need for a self-catering holiday.
  • Contemporary shower room with a big walk-in shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with dual aspect windows framing inspiring views. It has a double bed and bedside tables with reading lights.
  • Second bedroom sleeping three people in bunk beds - a double on the bottom and a single on the top. There is a chest of drawers for storage.

Outside: A low maintenance garden features outdoor furniture and a fire pit with a grill for cooking. Start summer days with a peaceful cup of tea on the terrace to the soundtrack of birdsong, and end it snuggled up and stargazing.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Short breaks (minimum of two nights) are possible, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

The Old Post Office Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Wed, 1st Dec 2021 - Fri, 17th Dec 2021
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £256 - £316 | 3 nights: £384 - £474 | 4 nights: £512 - £602 | 5 nights: £670 - £730 | 6 nights: £828 - £858

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sat, 18th Dec 2021 - Fri, 31st Dec 2021
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £912 | 5 nights: £1,140 | 6 nights: £1,368

7 Nights

4 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Triple)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7570 054355 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Caroline Martin
Member Since April 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 12th November 2021