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Intake Cottage and Swallows Byre


Intake Cottage is an archetypal country cottage oozing character from the beamed ceiling, flag stone floors and 18th Century cast iron fire place. It’s appropriately furnished throughout with a mixture of antiques and quality soft furnishings providing a home from home feeling, perfect for relaxing in front of the fire. The renovated shaker style kitchen is a country cooks treat with traditional Belfast sink and original stone pantry shelves.

The Master bedroom has wonderful views across the Dale and contains a double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom also has glorious south facing views and is approached through the Master bedroom and has twin 2’6” single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Small, well equipped and just off the Master bedroom. All bedding is provided along with towels and tea towels. Electric blankets are available for winter months. The cottage has full electricity which runs on a £1 coin operated meter, the first £5.00 of which is included in the rent along with all coal.

At the front of the cottage is a raised south-facing garden overlooking a wild flower meadow down to the river Swale. A patio terrace with garden furniture and barbeque is ideal for alfresco dining should the weather permit. If not, there is our so called ‘Hobby’ (summerhouse) in which to sit, ideal for watching all the wildlife or reading away from any blustery weather.

Situated over the garden wall to the west of Intake Cottage, Swallows Byre retains the same beautiful south facing views. This conversion incorporates the best of old and new design using the compact space with maximum natural light encompassing quality tasteful furnishings and having central heating.

Double aspect South and West facing, leading out onto a roof terrace - making the most of the fantastic views. Oak flooring, Wood burning stove, Quality soft furnishings, TV, DVD and CD player. Ground Floor bedroom with a double aspect S/W, Antique double bed, Dressing table, Wardrobe and Chest of drawers, Oak flooring and Central heating. Bathroom with roll top bath, heated towel rail, razor point and a heated stone floor. Kitchenette with belfast sink, washing machine, electric cooker, small fridge freezer, toaster, microwave and a heated stone floor. Outside there is a garden with a summer house and barbecue.


Many of the local walks and mountain bike routes start literally at your doorstep, several of which are depicted in the guidebooks at the cottage.

Very close to Intake Cottage is Low Row, home of the Punch Bowl Inn, serving good food and traditional ale. Low Row also has a working farm called ‘Hazel Brow’ where visitors and children can interact with the animals and also use the café. Five miles east of Intake Cottage is the so called capital of upper Swaledale, Reeth, having local craft studios, tea rooms, café/restaurants, pubs, museum and tourist information. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for, then you probably don’t need to move from Intake cottage itself.

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