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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.

Rose Cottage

ref: DC4662

Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars

Pretty cottage with beautiful historic attractions nearby.
Sleeps2 - 3
No of bedrooms1Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

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

Number 8, The Bar

ref: 219016

Richmond, Swaledale


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

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

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

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

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

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

Moorland Cottage

ref: DC4568

Gunnerside, Swaledale

3 Stars

ExteriorA cosy cottage with original features just a short distance away from the village of Reeth.
Sleeps3
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?No
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Jasmine Cottage

ref: DC1256

Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars

ExteriorA lovely converted old coach-house in a peaceful setting
Sleeps4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Usha Gap

ref: 211121

Muker, Swaledale

4 Stars

Usha Gap Cottage nestles on the edge of the small village of Muker and commands spectacular views over Swaledale.
Sleeps4 - 5
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms2Changeover daySaturday

Clearwater

ref: DC4808

Aldbrough St John near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

ExteriorSituated in an idyllic location of a picturesque village with good pub.
Sleeps4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

Pretoria Cottage

ref: 211139

Gunnerside, Swaledale

3 Stars

Pretoria Cottage offers cosy and comfortable accommodation with a multi fuel stove in the lounge promising a warm welcome.
Sleeps4
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover dayFriday

Cowlings

ref: DC3846

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars

ExteriorSuperb cottage Grade II Listed cottage close to the village Reeth.
Sleeps4 - 5
No of bedrooms2Pets allowed?Yes
No of bathrooms1Changeover daySaturday

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