Heather Cottage at Graham House ref: 30767

Marrick, near Reeth, Swaledale

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Wifi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Green Scheme 
  • All En-suite 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Attached to the owners’ home and situated in the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, Heather Cottage at Graham House is the perfect location for guests wanting to relax and treat themselves to a romantic break or enjoy a fabulous walking holiday. With far reaching views over the Yorkshire Dales National Park and right across Swaledale, this holiday property offers the perfect base from which to explore the majesty of the Dales. The famous Coast to Coast route passes right through the owners’ 5 acres of grounds, and there is easy access to many other established public footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes. The popular market town of Reeth lies just 3 miles away and is home to some of the region’s finest arts and crafts, country inns, pubs, restaurants and scenery. This compact 18th century town is also perfectly placed to explore the rolling Viking valleys and peaks of nearby Arkengarthdale and Swaledale, along with a landscape of secluded villages and cascading moorland streams. For those wanting to walk a little further, the Georgian market town of Richmond is only 10 miles away and offers many restaurants, pubs and teashops that are perfect for a spot of lunch, afternoon tea or a lazy supper. This beautiful and historic town in is settled high above the River Swale and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and the chance to browse the weekly market and monthly farmers market. For guests wishing to travel a little further afield, travel north up to the famous cathedral city of Durham which is only an hour’s drive away and offers many historic attractions, including the world-famous cathedral, castle and city walls. Just under 2 hours drive south, guests will also be able to enjoy a day trip to York, where there is the chance to visit York Minster, the Jorvick Centre and many more popular attractions. Originally a barn attached to the farmhouse, Heather Cottage at Graham House has been lovingly restored. On the ground floor there is a well-equipped country kitchen with Belfast sink, and a small and comfortable living room with a magnificent open fire in a grand feature fireplace, exposed stone walls, original beams and super views across the Dales. On the first floor, guests will be wowed by the well-designed master bedroom with its exposed beams and original features. There is even a roll-top bath that has been perfectly placed to look out over fabulous countryside. The en-suite shower room is another feature that has been designed to offer maximum comfort, with a rainfall shower and frosted glass walls that separate it from the bedroom. As well as a small garden area outside the cottage, guests have their own private seating area nestling in woodland adjacent to the property, and offering sweeping scenic views. Shop 2.5 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher.

First floor

Bedroom: With kingsize bed, roll-top bath, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small courtyard with garden furniture. 5-acre woodland grounds with patio, terrace, garden furniture and BBQ (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Reeth
  • Shops
    2½ miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Darlington
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    22 miles
  • Lake
    16 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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