Cuckoo Hill View ref: UK2268

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

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  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

This semi-detached stone cottage has a wood burner in the living room, ideal for snuggling up in the evening after a day’s adventure in Swaledale. On warmer nights why not relax outside in the private courtyard with a glass of your favourite tipple? It has been superbly finished with a contemporary kitchen and living room, as well as two comfortable bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom. The area provides visitors with mile upon mile of unspoilt dales, just as nature intended. Visitors from all over the world come to the area to enjoy all that Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales have to offer. A haven for walking and cycling, with footpaths leading in every direction and stretching for hundreds of miles. The historic market town of Richmond is just a short drive with its Norman castle, Georgian theatre and quaint cobbled streets, surrounded by a good selection of tea rooms, gift shops and convenience stores. From here you can enjoy a riverside walk to Easby Abbey which lies in picturesque surroundings by the River Swale. Easby is one of the best preserved monasteries of the Premonstratensian ’White Canons’, with the magnificent refectory, gatehouse and canons’ dormitory remaining. The parish church within the precinct, which is still in use, contains rare 13th century wall paintings.

Travel just 7 miles to the west and you will arrive in the popular market town of Leyburn where a buzzing market lines the streets every Friday with stallholders selling a wide array of produce and wares. Leyburn is well served by a good range of traditional shops and amenities. The green rolling hills of Wensleydale lie to the west of Leyburn with many historic, inspiring landmarks. Just 2 miles from Leyburn is Middleham, famous for its castle that was home to Richard III, and has a wonderful racehorse presence. As well as the Dales, you are just a half hour drive away from the North York Moors National Park with attractions such as Sutton Bank, where you can take in the breathtaking views back across the national park or spend your day strolling around the market towns of Thirsk, Bedale and Northallerton. The Lake District can be reached in just over an hour. Beach 27 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and 40" Sky Smart TV (family package).
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and TV for DVD use only.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom and kitchen), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Richmond
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Darlington
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    12 miles
  • Lake
    7 miles

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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