The Loft ref: UK2027

Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars



Local area

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Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 


Quietly positioned in the picturesque village of Reeth and with fabulous views across the countryside and beyond, The Loft is the perfect location for guests wanting to really explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Refurbished throughout, The Loft is cosy, compact and welcoming. Guests will be able to enjoy magnificent views from nearly every room of this first floor apartment. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer although guests may want to take advantage of some of the great places to eat in Reeth that are just a stone’s throw away! The lounge has two large windows that let in plenty of light and is well furnished throughout. The double bedroom is very well presented with a kingsize bed for an excellent night’s sleep. There is a small sitting-out area to the front of the property which is perfect for those guests who enjoy a spot of al fresco dining in the sunshine. Whatever the weather, The Loft offers guests a warm welcome!

Only a short walk away from the centre of Reeth, you’ll find a local village shop, bakery, tea shops, cafes and a popular pub that sells great quality food as well as a regular farmer’s market that takes place on the village green, just a two minute walk away. There is also a small gallery and gift shop selling handmade Yorkshire crafts which make the perfect take home gift for friends and family. Right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales you’ll find great views of Swaledale reaching out as far as the eye can see. Perfect for those who enjoy a more energetic holiday too, there are many public footpaths and cycle paths that lead right from the heart of the village and out beyond into Swaledale, Wensleydale and nearby Arkengarthdale, taking in magnificent views, unspoilt countryside, river walks and woodland areas that are packed full of natural wildflower meadows, flora, fauna and wildlife. There is a small store outside the property where you will be able to keep a bike if necessary. Visit Fremingham where you can hire bikes, or relax in a cafe. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance are the larger towns including Leyburn 10 miles, Middleham 12 miles, Castle Bolton, West Burton and Harmby which are all popular tourist destinations and offer weekly farmer’s markets selling local produce and goods. A little further afield but still within an easy 12 mile drive are the popular market town of Richmond with its Georgian architecture, castle, shops and theatre. The historic cathedral cities of Durham and York can also be reached within an hour and a half drive too and are certainly worth a day trip.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

The property is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and views.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.


Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    25 miles
  • Lake
    13 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, 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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