Swaledale

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

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.

The Garth ref: CC211158

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£367-£725
3 star rating
The Garth
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
The Garth is a delightful bungalow offering spacious accommodation and spectacular views of the surrounding area. A perfect base for exploring the nearby villages of Muker and Reeth.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Moorcroft ref: CC211240

Reeth, Swaledale

£486-£643
4 star rating
An 18th Century cottage nestled in a quiet Yorkshire Dales village just yards from three local pubs. Beautiful rural views from the master bedroom.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

South Cottage ref: UK2004

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£431-£994
4 star rating
New!
One of a group of similar properties, offering a good standard of accommodation for groups or families, ideally situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Windyridge ref: CC219017

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£377-£787
4 star rating
Delightful holiday home with stunning uninterrupted views over the dale
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Swallowholm ref: INJ

Arkengarthdale, Swaledale

£351-£726
4 star rating
Surrounded by magnificent views an ideal base for discovering the villages of the Dales such as Reeth, Richmond and Barnard Castle.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mill End Cottage ref: 31071

Gunnerside, nr. Hawes, Swaledale

£475-£643
0 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Throstle Nest House ref: CC211233

near Reeth, Swaledale

£609-£1171
4 star rating
Detached with a spacious patio area and cosy wood burner, this cottage is just fantastic for outdoor pursuits, relaxing or visiting many attractions.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Curlews ref: CC211170

Langthwaite near Reeth, Swaledale

£332-£562
3 star rating
With beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and an open fire The Curlews is very cosy traditional stone terraced cottage.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bumblebee Cottage ref: UK2016

Marske near Richmond, Swaledale

£357-£772
0 star rating
New!
A pretty semi-detached property looking out onto fields in the quiet village of Marske, which offers extensive views of Swaledale.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Barn End ref: CC219010

Healaugh near Reeth, Swaledale

£347-£800
4 star rating
Unique barn conversion with terraced gardens, ideal for couples sharing
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Castle View ref: IWP

Richmond, Swaledale, Swaledale

£563-£1261
5 star rating
Commanding extensive views over historic Richmond to its castle, this holiday home is just 2 miles from The Yorkshire Dales National Park making for an enjoyable stay.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cherry Cottage ref: CC219028

Gunnerside near Reeth, Swaledale

£219-£462
3 star rating
17th Century cottage in picturesque village location with superb views across Swaledale
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Neddy House ref: CC219025

Grinton near Reeth, Swaledale

£982-£2147
5 star rating
Beautifully restored Grade II listed traditional dales house, offering a magnificent mix of original and contemporary style.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kernot Cottage ref: CC219033

Reeth near Richmond, Swaledale

£297-£627
3 star rating
A cosy romantic retreat ideal for couples wanting to discover all that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer with stunning scenery and quaint, cobbled market towns.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Moorland Cottage ref: DC4568

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£255-£455
3 star rating
A cosy cottage with original features just a short distance away from the village of Reeth.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT