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Swaledale

Sparkling moorland streams, high mountains and attractive villages...

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Swaledale

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The valley of the River Swale begins in the west close, to Nine Standards Rigg, the strange collection of nine stone cairns built on the ridge of the Yorkshire and Cumbria border and runs eastwards to the historic town of Richmond.

Although one of the more remote valleys, it has a wealth of villages and hamlets to visit and explore and is a great favourite with fell walkers.

Indeed, Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk passes along Swaledale, but for those who don't want to make that full journey, there is plenty of peace and beauty to be had here.

This is also James Herriot country and fans of TV's All Creatures Great and Small might well recognise nearby Arkengarthdale from the show's title shots. The valley was also formerly the centre of the local lead-mining industry.

Along Swaledale lie the villages of Muker, where a Bronze Age burial was discovered and Gunnerside, a centre for the traditional dry-stone walls and stone-built barns and houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth, known as the capital of Swaledale, is the starting point for many of the most popular Dales walks and has three pubs!

Running parallel with Swaledale, to the south, is Wensleydale and the two are joined by the dramatic Buttertubs Pass, a high moorland road that passes crags and waterfall as it leads from one dale to the other.

Spencer Cottage

ref: 211134

Melsonby near Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars

Delightful gardens, ocnvenient village location with walks from the door
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Holly Cottage

ref: B6071

Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars

ExteriorDiscover Richmond Castle or woodland and riverside walks to the hidden treasure of Easby Abbey all from this barn conversion.
Sleeps2 - 3
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Garbutt Cottage

ref: DC4953

Langthwaite near Reeth, Swaledale

3 Stars

ExteriorPicture postcard village location ideal for walking and cycling.
Sleeps2 - 4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Poppy Cottage

NEW! ref: 219032

Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars

ExteriorLocated in the heart of Richmond, this holiday property is ideally located for discovering the Yorkshire Dales.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Heather Cottage at Graham House

ref: 30767

Marrick, nr. Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars

Living roomWith views over the Yorkshire Dales and across Swaledale, this property is in an ideal location for exploring the stunning countryside.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Burnside

ref: 219013

Grinton near Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars

Contemporary accommodation for a couple - perfect for a romantic break.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Dyke Heads Stable

ref: W4566

Gunnerside, nr. Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars

ExteriorIn this picture postcard village of Gunnerside, lays this delightful cottage boasting amazing views across the valley and cosy accommodation.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Hill Top Cottage

ref: DC1731

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

ExteriorDetached cottage located nearby the historic towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Curlew Cottage

ref: 211180

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars

A delightful Grade II listed cottage in the village of Low Row commanding spectacular views over Swaledale.
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Number 8, The Bar

ref: 219016

Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars

Truly unique, Number 8 is the perfect Dales cottage for two. Individually designed and ideally situated, number 8 blends contemporary styling with original period features, in the perfect location, just 3 minutes walk from Richmond Market Place
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Jackson's Cottage

ref: ING

Castle Bolton, Swaledale

4 Stars

Living roomThe picturesque village of Castle Bolton is dominated by its medieval castle which also offers a maze, falconry demonstrations and even a vineyard!
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Cherry Cottage

NEW! ref: 219028

Gunnerside near Reeth, Swaledale

3 Stars

17th Century cottage in picturesque village location with superb views across Swaledale
Sleeps2
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Yorebarn

ref: 23591

Carperby, nr. Leyburn, Swaledale

3 Stars

ExteriorExplore wonderful scenery with walks from the door or relax in this ideal holiday base set near traditional market towns.
Sleeps3
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Lily's Cottage

ref: 219011

Reeth, Swaledale

3 Stars

Delightful cottage in the centre of Reeth - a great base for the outdoor enthusiast.
Sleeps3 - 4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Ingledew Cottage

ref: IVG

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

ExteriorSet just off the cobbled square in Richmond, guarded by its castle, there's spectacular scenery just minutes away waiting to be explored.
Sleeps3 - 4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms2Changeover daySaturday

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