For 25 years, the owner of the house ran a tour operating company offering UK- based breaks and serving up to 110,000 British customers a year. Also, for her and her young family’s holidays she always chose to stay home and rent a cottage. So she knows what you expect when you do the same. Above all, though, it’s her wish you’ll have as lovely a stay here as she enjoys with her family and that, like her, you’ll leave refreshed and wanting to come back time and time again.

Ground floor:

A hall with plenty of space for taking off your walking gear and boots. The bookcase has local maps and guidebooks and novels by the former owner, the writer, Jane Gardam. Glass double doors lead into open-plan dining, fitted kitchen and utility area with limestone effect tile flooring with underfloor heating. Door gives access to rear patio area. A couple of wide steps lead down to the living room which has large feature windows for you to enjoy the fabulous views, wood-burning stove with plenty of logs, wall-hung, flat- screen TV, DVD and CD player, a selection of board games, ample seating and patio doors out onto front patio area. There’s also a downstairs toilet and drying area with traditional-style “pulleymaid” clothes airer.

First floor:

The landing area leads to a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and the master bedroom with king- sized bed. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, a stool and mirror. Window seat area in double and master bedrooms and you can sit in bed, with your morning tray of tea, and enjoy the fabulous view too! Master bedroom has an ensuite toilet, wall-mounted heated towel rail,de-mister mirror and spacious walk-in shower area. The family bathroom has a bath, over-bath detachable shower head, wall-mounted heated towel rail and de-mister mirror.

Outdoor landscaping:

The house has a spacious and raised, east-facing stone-flagged patio with superb river and Dale views. There’s a west-facing, walled patio area to the rear. An all-weather table with 4 chairs, for outdoor dining, and 2 reclining sunloungers and a barbeque are also provided.


On site, gravelled parking area for up to 4 cars.


Whatever the weather, you’ll be warm and snug! The house has oil-fired central heating throughout with underfloor heating and log-burning stove on ground floor and radiators in all rooms upstairs. Heated towel rail in both bathrooms.  All windows are double-glazed.


Full-sized washing machine and full-sized dryer, tall fridge\freezer, microwave, dishwasher, electric hob and fan-oven, coffee-maker, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, porcelain crockery, stainless steel pans and cutlery, excellent range of kitchen and cookware including baking equipment.

Inventory: For a full inventory click here.

WiFi & phone:

Unlimited, wireless WiFi is available throughout the house and included in your rental. There’s a landline phone upstairs and down for incoming calls.


13 tog duvets with top-quality Egyptian cotton bedding, big, fluffy bath and hand towels and designer kitchen linen.

House floor-plan:  Please click here to view the floor plan of the property.

Food shopping:

Hawes & Leyburn (10 miles) are excellent with many independent grocery shops. There’s a well-stocked grocery shop in Reeth (5 miles) and a Tesco supermarket at Catterick Garrison (15 miles).  Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda offer on-line delivery to the house. Local caterer available and fish and chip van calls up the Dale every Friday.

Water supply:

Like many country properties, the water at Throstle Nest is provided from its own supply. The water is treated to comply fully with Environmental Health standards, so it is completely clean and safe to drink, at all times. The house has a septic tank. Please click here to view our UKAS test certification.

Dogs and other pets:

Sorry, none permitted.

No smoking inside the house.

Access statement:

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