Bellegreen Visitors' Comments 2006

Winter 2006

An outing on quiz winnings proved a good buy. Plenty to do in village & excellent walks.

Spring 2006

Farewell and thanks for all the eggs.

A lovely week at this lovely cottage in Reeth. We were a full house last w/e (Easter) for a family celebration and later in the week, we've enjoyed lovely weather, great walks and the ???. Hope to return. Thanks for the stay.

Thanks very much for a great holiday, beautiful weather, loads to do, great house for 2 families and lots of kids.

Merci beaucoup pour cette magnifigue demeure qui nous a permis de famer un tres agreable sejour; Cette une magnifique region, tres depaysante, que nous ne manquerons pas de conseiller a notre entourage.


Summer 2006

Great week at a very comfortable cottage, everything we needed for a varied week of walks, book reading and the odd DVD on the two rainy days. Ate at the Bridge, Grinton, Black Bull and Kings Arms at Reeth - left the best til last Kings Arms great food and good value - worth booking a table as it does get busy. Hope to return soon.

Glorious days meant getting sunburnt. It was great !!!

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Then, even time in Reeth slows to a trickle to bubbles, rising slow from the darkening depths of ancient pools. The once fretful, mundane life drifts aside - to silence. Clocks tick down out of hearing - muffled away in draws, while the small sounds creep through like wraiths of meandering mist or churchyard ghosts before dawn. The smallest of sounds comes through clear in the limpid air and the fine strands of peace draw together before the listening ear. The slowly creaking gate blown round on the wind the dry barking of a wet farm dog faraway on the far off hills and breaking through, silent as the clouds a car so far distant to make no sound.

This place makes us feel at home even though we're working.

From the wonderful archaeologists who came and went from Reeth that it truly seemed like home. They were: GED (young, good looking with an eye for a fine trench section), Caroline (firm, but fair, a terror to wrong doers who will always call the trench police) Christina (the computer master, perfect cook) Fraser (the boss, so generous with his time, patient with all of us, who makes work seem like pleasure) * mind the bottom two stairs *

We came to celebrate June's retirement - some stayed all week, some one night, and some just for the afternoon, but we celebrated in style thanks to this wonderful house and gave June the fabulous send-off she deserves. Ranging in age from 5 months to 61, everyone, without exception, has had a wonderful time in this most welcoming, comfortable, well-equipped and stylish home. For proper walkers we can recommend the walk to Fremington Edge, for those who enjoy a stroll the walk over the swing bridge to Grinton, with a drink at the Bridge to look forward to is nice and easy. Middleham Castle is worth a visit and the Wensleydale Creamery is good for samples (we can recommend them all). Of the pubs in Reeth, we prefer the King's Arms, but our favourite in the area is the Bridge in Grinton. The weather has been fabulous and we have sat outside until at least 10.30 pm every night - watching the bats has been fun (yes Gordon they were bats !). This is beer heaven, Black Sheep in all the local pubs, though the best beer we decided was in tyhe King's Arms - York Brewery - Stonewall, Timothy Taylors etc. The Bridge at Grinton - Jennings Cock-a-Hoop & Camerons Strongarm, Jenning's Cumberland - Don't plan anything after you visit !

Just spent a wonderful week discovering this beautiful part of Yorkshire. Totally fell in love with Reeth, didn't know places like this still existed. Spent many a fun evening in 'The Bridge' and had lovely meals in 'The Buck' & 'The Black Bull' Cottage so comfy & very much a home-from-home. Can't wait to visit again & discover this place in the midddle of winter !! Thanks a lot ......

What a wonderful week- so lucky to have family who live nearby & able to show us the wonderful sights of Swaledale & surrounding areas. As above, gresat food & drink in some of the friendliest places we have ever been in. Cottage so comfortable. Look forward to our next visit.

This a 4th year running. We love the cottage and the village. We enjoyed walking and going down to the swing bridge. This is a lovely cottage. Thank you.



Autumn 2006

Best equipped cottage we have stayed in, will be back in the future.

Great time, beautiful scenery & weather. Will hopefully be back to Bellegreen soon.

Once again we return to this fabulous cottage and beautiful scenery. It seems to get better each year, including the locals. See you in 2007.

Lovely Xmas, beautiful cottage & great weather. Lots of walking & the local pubs really well placed. Locals very welcoming. We slept like tops from so much fresh air. Had a visit from the local sheep population. Not every day you awake to a sheep in the front garden. All the Bay's benefited from the walks & lack of competitors. A great experience. Look out for Dot she is everywhere even in the local pub. "I shall recognise you next time Dot" !! Many thanks & a Very Happy 2007.




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