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.

Neddy House ref: CC219025

Grinton near Reeth, Swaledale

£975-£1620
5 star rating
Neddy House
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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

The Curlews ref: CC211170

Langthwaite near Reeth, Swaledale

£280-£525
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

Stoneleigh ref: DC4934

Muker near Reeth, Swaledale

£346-£626
4 star rating
Located in the heart of the Dales and within walking distance of the village pub and tea rooms.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Garth ref: CC211158

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£357-£676
3 star rating
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

Strands Cottage ref: 27490

Strands, nr. Gunnerside, Swaledale

£328-£581
4 star rating
Set in the heart of Swaledale and enjoys wonderful views from both the garden and the balcony allowing for a delightful stay.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tetheran Cottage ref: 29357

Marrick, nr. Reeth, Swaledale

£296-£629
3 star rating
Tucked in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with spectacular views and walking from the door.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Moorview ref: 23504

Low Row, nr. Reeth, Swaledale

£0-£0
5 star rating
This charming holiday cottage has far reaching views over Swaledale with fantastic walking opportunities to discover the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FR

Holmedale Cottage ref: CC211137

Dalton near Richmond, Swaledale

£252-£505
3 star rating
This character cottage offers cosy and welcoming accommodation with stone flagged floors, exposed beams and a lovely garden overlooking the church.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Copley House ref: IMJ

Langthwaite, nr Reeth, Swaledale, Swaledale

£361-£837
4 star rating
Close to Richmond, famous for its Norman castle and wide cobbled market place, and within easy reach of York for a day trip.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Swalebeck House (Luxury) ref: CC211197

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

£586-£1005
5 star rating
Swalebeck House is an outstanding detached property commanding spectacular panoramic views over the dale.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Moorland Cottage ref: DC4568

Gunnerside, Swaledale

£255-£443
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

Cherry Cottage ref: CC219028

Gunnerside near Reeth, Swaledale

£295-£430
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

Newbiggin Cottage ref: CC219014

Richmond, Swaledale

£264-£575
4 star rating
Delightful cottage situated beside the church in the fashionable area of Newbiggin.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Dyke Heads Stable ref: W4566

Gunnerside, nr. Reeth, Swaledale

£240-£461
4 star rating
In this picture postcard village of Gunnerside, lays this delightful cottage boasting amazing views across the valley and cosy accommodation.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kingfisher Cottage ref: DC3225

Easby near Richmond, Swaledale

£343-£537
3 star rating
Attractive riverside setting and an ideal location for exploring Swaledale and Wensleydale.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT