AD Barn ref: UK10534

Fremington, near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Set in the picturesque hamlet of Fremington and within a short walk of Reeth sits AD Barn. Oozing character and charm, this cosy, detached cottage offers a warm and welcoming environment with everything you need for a rural escape. With private parking, outside terrace and garden taking in the wonderful views, it offers a perfect location for a memorable holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

A warm welcome awaits as you step inside this country cottage, light the log burner and gather around the beautiful inglenook fireplace. Settle into the comfortable sofa and chairs and watch a film, listen to music or simply enjoy conversation with your friends and family. The traditional kitchen with oak beams and flagged floor add rustic charm as does the farmhouse kitchen table. Upstairs are two bedrooms both comfortably furnished, one with the added benefit of en-suite facilities and a beautiful stained glass window. Externally there is a terraced garden reached by a short set of steps. AD Barn enjoys wonderful views and this is the perfect spot to sit and ponder the day. Take in the early morning views or dine al fresco, the choice is yours.

Fremington and Reeth prove an ever popular place for the outdoor enthusiast being well placed for the Coast to Coast, Pennine Way, Corpse Way and the Inn Way trail walks, along with beautiful circular walks to be taken direct from the doorstep for those wanting a more gentle pace. Forming part of the Tour de France and the annual Tour de Yorkshire route, cycling is increasingly popular in the Yorkshire Dales and storage for bikes is provided. Alternatively there is bicycle hire and information available nearby. For the foodies, there is plenty of choice within walking distance. A short stroll takes you to nearby Grinton where you will find a local inn overlooking the River Swale, situated in a 15th-century former coaching house.

In the opposite direction, again just a short walk, is the village of Reeth, set around a pretty village green and offering a variety of tea shops, pubs, restaurants and small gift shops.
Just a short drive away is the historic market town of Richmond. Famous for its Norman castle, Victorian theatre and beautiful riverside walks. There is plenty to entertain the whole family here as you stroll around the cobbled streets with an eclectic range of shops and galleries, tea rooms and a wide array of eateries. The restored railway station is worth a visit and houses a deli, artisan bakery and café, microbrewery and gift shop. A multi-screen cinema and swimming pool are also located here. If you enjoy a little adventure a visit to Marrick Priory is a must. Activities need to be booked in advance and include rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving, orienteering, hill walking, mountaineering, archery, zip wires, low and high ropes courses guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

9 steps to entrance.
Beamed throughout.
Living room: With wood burner, 30" Freeview TV (BT sports), DVD player and Bose bluetooth speaker.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


Terraced garden with lawned and gravelled area, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 5 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    11 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    20.7 miles
  • Lake
    15.8 miles (tarn)

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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