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Ashcroft Cottage Reeth, set in two acres garden, river, ponds, amazing views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroomed cottage, outstanding views, two acre gardens, own river bank, wifi

Reeth may be busy, walk 300 metres and find the peace of Wraycroft Cottages. A pet free child free site. Ashcroft is one of three linked self catering cottages set in two acre gardens with private river bank and outstanding views. We offer the best of both worlds, clean,comfy, warm, well maintained, very well equipped cottages close to amenities but in an area of peace and tranquility. Inspected annually by VisitEngland we are awarded 4* and 100% for cleanliness.

Living on the site we are here to meet you on arrival. We only accept bookings from mature responsible adults who will respect the quietness of the site. We have mainly regular visitors who book because of this reason. The cottage is linked to Beechcroft and Cedarcroft. The huge garden and river is shared by all including our family although each cottage has its own patio overlooking the garden and hills beyond. As we have no means of contacting you before the booking is confirmed we do ask that you only reserve a holiday if you would feel happy with these restrictions. We are strictly no pets or children under 10 years of age.

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Ray Hodgson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Ray Hodgson

The Hodgson family has lived in the Dale for generations. Walter was born in the village and only left to be in the navy during World War II. Ray however is an incomer having only lived here since 1965. She left Rochdale, where she was born, to go to Dartford college of Physical Education and then taught in various places including Australia. We met whilst playing badminton in Richmond and married in 1964. In 1965 we established Wraycroft Cottages and are still enthusiastically continuing (except perhaps on change over days !) With our son Dave and family now living next door we are able to share the load. Dave also Reeth born, left to go to music college, travelled and worked abroad but then in 2003 returned to the village with his family. He was well able to step into a major cottage role having been involved since about the age of 7. He was the best pan and oven cleaner around!

Ray Hodgson purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Ray Hodgson chose Reeth

A stunning field on Back Lane Reeth, we used to walk past and say 'one day we will live on this field". The dream came true. Buying the land in 1970 we started building our bungalow to accommodate us and Ray's parents. We built it stone by stone living first in he garage.

In 1980 we decided to build the Croft Cottages alongside us and sell off our other holiday properties. Such a special location why not share it. We offer an oasis of calm where visitors can enjoy spectacular views, access to the River Swale, ponds, trees, wildlife whilst staying in 4 star accommodation which achieves 100% cleanliness by Visit England. We have three terraced self-catering cottages, each sleeping up to 2 mature adults.

The cottages are kept warm through out the year.

There are open fires, wi-fi access, private parking

For the active there is a basketball hoop on the original tennis court. A substantial full sized badminton net can be erected on the grass or hard court. A swim in the river or a run up and down the garden for the hardy.

Others may elect to sit by the river or on one of the well placed benches or use a net to pond dip. Just let the world go by.

We offer a friendly welcome, advice if requested, privacy if not.

The fact that we have such a high percentage of returning visitors is our highest recommendation. One couple have come for over 40 years and many have been returning for between ten to twenty years.

There are so many holiday cottages available nowadays it must be difficult for new visitors to decide which one to select.

We like you to ring so you can hear our enthusiam and answer any questions you may have.

Choose us and we are sure you will not be disappointed.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the properties because of the location and because we physically built everything on the site with our own 'four hands' . They are truly part of the family. It has been a labour of love and we are so pleased to be able to share the place with like minded visitors.

The garden is loved by many and it makes all the hours spent working there very worth while


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Reeth in Reeth, Fremington and Healaugh

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a bath with new electric shower over, a toilet and washbasin. Toiletries are provided, hand wash, shampoo/shower gel and hand/body lotion.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spectacular views over garden and hills. Faces South
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Looks out over courtyard
  • All beds have new matresses. Both bedroom have a fitted wardrobe, a chest of drawers, two chairs, mirrors, good quality carpeting, hair dryer and good views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Ashcroft Cottage Reeth, set in two acres garden, river, ponds, amazing views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Cosy quiet retreat yet close to local amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the Easter period in the cottage and certainly appreciated the real fire and good heating as the weather was pretty awful! Very handy to have a porch for all the wet boots and waterproofs.

The cottage was incredibly clean, well equipped and comfortably furnished. The views over the surrounding countryside are wonderful and we saw them both in all their spring colour and snow covered during our stay.

The owners were quick to respond to our pre stay questions and were welcoming and helpful on arrival. There is also plenty of helpful info about the cottage, village and local area provided.

The location is fantastic for walking and visiting the surrounding area and within 5 minutes walk from the cottage you are in the heart of the village. Certainly judging by some of the other holiday lets in the area, the off road parking at the cottage is a real plus too.

We found a warm welcome and good beer at The Black Bull Inn in the village and treated ourselves to a meal at the Bourgogne Hotel - fantastic food and service in lovely surroundings if you have a special occasion to celebrate.

I thought the cottage kitchen was very well equipped compared to other holiday rentals we have used, with plenty of crockery, utensils etc. and even glasses for the post walk prosecco.

We will certainly return to the cottage in the future and would recommend it to couples of all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your five star review and we would like to respond by awarding you five stars as visitors. We enjoyed meeting you and the cottage was immaculate when you left. We could unreserabley recommend you to any other cottage owner but do hope you choose us. Look forward to seeing you in the future
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Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The deposit is not refundable. We only book 1 or 2 people who must be mature, responsible and respect the quietness of the site.
The standard rate is the top price and is much reduced at other times. All details can be found on our website, wraycroft
WE do not allow childre under the age of ten, pets of any kind or smokers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.