Bumblebee Cottage ref: UK2016

Marske near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Quietly nestled away in the pretty North Yorkshire village of Marske, Bumblebee Cottage is the perfect location for guests wanting to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Bumblebee Cottage has been renovated to a good standard with the perfect balance of original features, character and charm. The private patio offers a peaceful haven for guests to sit and enjoy the surrounding nature and wildlife as well as taking in the super views. Set on a hillside, Marske village is surrounded by beautiful countryside. This is perfect walking country where the footpaths are numerous and the scenery is varied with views of fields, farms, woodland and open hillsides. The famous Coast to Coast walk crosses the village and is just 100 metres away from the end-terraced cottage. There are plenty of shorter walks which take you through some of the most spectacular countryside and pass through many typical Yorkshire villages along the way, including Downholme which is only three miles away and home to a local pub that serves great food and drink.
Explore Swaledale and Arkengarthdale with the popular tourist destination of Reeth, being just seven miles away and then a further short drive to the upper Swaledale villages of Low Row, Gunnerside and Muker. The beautiful Georgian market town of Richmond is six miles away, with its cobbled streets, restaurants, bistros and shops. Richmond is the home of the famous Georgian Theatre, which is open all year round, as well as numerous tourist attractions to visit including the historic castle, a cinema and arts centre at The Station and two museums. There is a weekly market on the cobbled square, and a popular Farmers’ market once a month. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance from Bumblebee Cottage are Leyburn, Barnard Castle (with The Bowes Museum), Thirsk, Ripon, Masham, Middleham and Hawes in Wensleydale. The cathedral cities of York and Durham can both be reached in just over an hour’s drive and are certainly worth a day trip along with a visit to one of the many beautiful beaches along the North Yorkshire coastline.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner and 36" Freeview TV.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed (for children).
Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. No children under 5 years.
  • Nearest town
    Richmond
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Darlington
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    18 miles
  • Lake
    NA

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

Reeth

Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle, on a cliff above the River Swale near the town of Richmond is believed to be one of the oldest stone-built castles surviving today. The most impressive and best preserved area of the castle is the Great Keep, which stands over 100 feet tall.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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