Arkle Barn ref: CC219026

Arkle Town near Reeth, Swaledale

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  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • WiFi 
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  • Pets – not allowed 


Situated in a peaceful countryside location within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park with views across to Fremington Edge and surrounded by open fields and rolling hills. Arkle Barn is a spacious detached cottage with exposed beams and open fire it is comfortably furnished offering a good welcoming place to stay with family or friends at any time. The outside sitting area is ideal for al fresco dining on warm sunny days or simply relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquillity after a day exploring the many places of interest. Walks start from the doorstep in all directions, stroll through wild flower meadows or along the riverside as the river winds through this beautiful valley it is an ideal setting for walkers, cyclist, artists and photographers. The local inn at Langthwaite featured in "All Creatures Great & Small" is just 1/2 mile away with the popular CB Inn less than a mile from the cottage, whilst the picturesque village of Reeth is just 3 miles away. A stunning drive over the Buttertubs Pass will lead you to the market town of Hawes or alternatively Leyburn and Richmond are a 20 minute drive away.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric storage heaters on ground floor and first floor radiators heated by the coal fire and comprises;
Entrance Hall
Sitting/Dining Room: With Freesat + HD digital TV recorder, DVD, Open Fire.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
2 steps up to...
Bedroom 3: With twin beds
Open tread stairs leading to.....

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and night storage heater.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and wash basin.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel (including coal for open fire), electric, bed linen and towels included. Free Wi-fi. Immersion heater. Telephone with honesty box.


Lockable bike storage. Sitting area with picnic table and garden chairs. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking in cottage please. Sorry no pets.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    3 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.75 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    25.0 miles
  • 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


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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