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Crackpot Cottage, Richmond

Crackpot Cottage
Low Row
DL11 6NW

01748 886191

Crackpot Cottage, Richmond

Set in a small hamlet in the heart of Swaledale, Crackpot Cottage is the ideal place to experience the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We are a family-run smallholding. We grow our own fruit and vegetables and our hens provide us with fresh eggs daily. We are just 20 minutes from the Dales Bike Centre and adjacent to The Swale Trail, the Dales cycle routes and the Pennine Way. We are also on the Coast to Coast and the Herriot Way. Situated between Reeth and Gunnerside, we are surrounded by walks and a gentle stroll to the renowned Crackpot Falls and Crackpot Cave. We have an indoor space next to the garage to leave bicycles overnight if needed.  


Double en-suite at Crackpot Cottage  


The double room and private shower room are upstairs at the end of the hallway, separated from the rest of the house by a thick curtain to give you privacy. The room includes a chest of drawers and a console table as well as a good-sized cabinet in the shower room. Tea and coffee making facilities are available for you to enjoy in your room. Access to the room is via the main entrance of the cottage. There is no guest lounge. Breakfast is included. We serve breakfast strictly between 8.00 and 9.00 am in our private dining room downstairs. There is also a dedicated garden area at the front solely for you to enjoy.  


The log cabin at Crackpot Cottage    


Our cosy log cabin is furnished simply. It includes: a comfy double bed, a small table and 2 chairs, 1 eco-friendly bio-stove for warmth and 2 bed side tables. Duvet, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided. A tank of fresh drinking water from our well is provided daily. Breakfast is included. We'll serve it to you in the cabin between 8.00am and 9.00am at a time of your choice. There is no electricity or wifi in the cabin. Lighting is provided by way of 4 battery-operated storm lanterns. We provide rechargeable batteries. There are no cooking facilities in the cabin but you will have exclusive use of a fire pit/barbeque in the picnic area adjacent to the cabin. We provide skillets, Dutch oven, campfire single cast iron toaster, and kettle for you to make full use of if you wish to cook on the campfire. We also provide crockery and cutlery. 1 bag of logs and kindling is included in the price. Next to the cabin there is a washing up area, with a bowl and drainer. We also provide eco-friendly washing up liquid.  The compost toilet and the basic shower are opposite the washing up area, surrounded by trees.  The shower next to the toilet is very basic. It consists of a camping shower bag with showerhead which we refill daily. There is not hot water. We provide eco-friendly shower gel and shampoo.  


The Byre at Crackpot Cottage  


Our Byre is at the end of the cottage up a flight of stone steps.   The Byre sleeps 2 and features an eco-friendly bio-stove, a washing up area outside, a compost loo, basic washing facilities and a private garden area with table, benches and barbeque.   If it is a quirky and unique glamping experience you are looking are in the right place. If you want to have supper here we have a comprehensive menu with a wide choice of mains and appetisers.  



Crackpot Cottage, Richmond
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