A quintessential Yorkshire Dales’ village single-storey cottage, it is in the picturesque hamlet of Caldwell and is ideal for couples and their dogs.
This bijou home is made from locally sourced stone and is a short walk away from the local pub, which serves traditional British food.
It is just a 15-minute leafy drive from Scotch corner on the A1. The dales, with a great choice of cycle routes and footpaths are a mere stone’s throw away.
At A Glance
Two Dogs Allowed
Ground Floor Facilities
Pub Within 1 Mile
Flat Screen TV
About Tom’s Cottage
It has an open fire in the living room, as well as all the mod-cons such as Freeview and Wi-Fi. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a cycle store.
It is not only great for a romantic break, it is also perfectly appointed for lovers of outdoor pursuits. The dales, with a great choice of cycle routes and footpaths are a mere stone’s throw away.
The laid-to-lawn enclosed back garden has ample room for your pooches to run about in. Tom’s Cottage is decorated with comfort in mind and retains many of its original features.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Caldwell
The area has a wonderful balance of woodland and wide-open vistas. The area is also steeped in history with Richmond Castle and Bowes Museum.
Only assistance dogs are allowed in the castle and museum. Bowes is a classic stately home, which now houses a nationally acclaimed art collection, which is worth a visit, but there are lots more on offer.
The sweeping grounds have cycling trails, a picnic area and plenty of space for your dog to enjoy. The museum offers a “fun bag” and for a £5 refundable deposit it has a number of games and even an orienteering trail.
Castles and abbeys abound in this Area of Outstanding Beauty. Bowes also has ancient castle ruins of Henry II’s 12th century keep. It is on the site of an even older Roman fort, which was strategic for guarding the approach of oncoming enemy armies over the Pennines.
This is a dog-friendly destination, as long as our furry friends are kept on leads. Barnard Castle, set in the town of the same name, is another fortress dating back to the 12th century.
There’s the Sensory Garden to experience and you can even do some hand kite flying. Many visitors with dogs take advantage of the picnic facilities in the grounds, which have spectacular views of the Tees Gorge. As long as you keep your pooches on leads, they are more than welcome.
If you are feeling energetic and your dog is still up for some fresh air exercise, you could take the 40-minute walk to Egglestone Abbey, where you can still see the remains of this 13th century church.
It is a small monastery, but worth a visit to see the living quarters of the monks, which still has traces of one of the earliest example of a toilet drainage system.
It might be worth your while going onto the Doggy Backpacker site to see what even this organisation has lined up for the area.
They have activities such as “pooch, paddle and picnics” to keep your pet exercised and entertained. Go to www.dogbacker.co.uk to see what is on offer at the time you are considering your break.
Tom’s Cottage is in the heart of the North Yorkshire Dales, off the beaten track, yet it offers more than its fair share of things for you and your pooch to do while on your break.
It gives you the opportunity to visit important historical sites without having to leave your pet behind. Once back at base, he or she can be left to enjoy the secure garden of this delightful destination.
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