Anchorage House ref: UK33035

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Anchorage House is set within easy walking distance of Richmond town centre. This grade 11 listed house has been fully restored to a high standard throughout, maintaining the charm and character of the original building whilst complemented by tasteful furnishings and décor. In the winter months the welcoming living area with wood burner is perfect to gather round with a glass of wine on an evening and to the rear of the cottage is an enclosed courtyard garden, set with shrubs and garden furniture it’s a lovely spot to retire to and enjoy the afternoon sun after a day exploring.
Out and about in Richmond you are spoilt for choice. It is the perfect place to amble around its cobbled streets where there are an interesting array of shops, galleries and tea shops. Famed for its 11th-century castle which sits proudly on the skyline and provides a lovely walk whether around the ramparts or riverside. You can walk from one side of this historic town to the other and take in the sights. The last train left Richmond station in 1969 but in recent years the station has been brought back to life and is now a bustling centre hosting art and craft exhibitions, a three-screen cinema, café, jewellery shop, an award-winning bakery/delicatessen, micro-brewery and an ice cream parlour. On the same site there is an indoor swimming pool and health club. The Coast-to-Coast walk passes by the station and through Swaledale. Richmond is a market town filled with possibilities, whether spending a few days taking in the culture and the social side or using it as a base to explore the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner and Smart TV.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

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

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • 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

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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