Castle View ref: IWP

Richmond, Swaledale, Swaledale

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Set 2 miles from the Yorkshire Dales National Park and commanding extensive views over historic Richmond to its castle, the River Swale and old jousting fields, this detached holiday home combines modern convenience with designer style and paintings by a local artist. In an elevated position, its peaceful gardens invite guests to admire the view. Richmond, with its bustling market square and theatre, is the gateway to the Dales. York, Ripon and Harrogate are within a 1 hour drive. Shops ½ mile, real ale pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Utility. Separate toilet.

First floor

Living room with wood-burning stove, large picture window and patio doors to balcony. Kitchen/dining area. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin by arrangement) and en-suite shower room.

Second floor

Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Third floor

Facilities

Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. DAB radio. CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed, landscaped illuminated gardens, terraces, walkways, summerhouse, furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Ample parking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Drop in garden.
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  • Lake

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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