Arkle Terrace ref: UK31097

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


At Arkle Terrace in Reeth, Swaledale, you can simply park the car, unpack, and enjoy the relaxing pace of country life. A generous welcome pack and a bottle of fizz welcome you in, with the country store and artisan bakery just a stroll away. You are well catered for in the village with tea rooms, eateries and a ice cream shop for summer days.
The property has been completely refurbished inside and out, and offers a high level of comfort for guests. Downstairs, the spacious living room has a wood burner, large Smart TV and comfortable armchair perfectly positioned in the bay window to relax and take in the views. A dining room with large table and farmhouse dresser is a perfect place to gather with the family to dine or sit and make plans. The stylish kitchen, with flagged floors and shaker-style units, has all the modern appliances you will need, with a separate utility and boot room. There is also a downstairs shower room.
Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, all with solid oak beds and furniture, high quality mattresses and crisp bedding for a good nights sleep. There is a luxurious bathroom with super large bath, perfect for a soak after a long days walk, and large walk-in shower for those who prefer.
Outside, to the front is a small terrace with garden bench, a perfect spot to sit with your morning coffee and watch the sheep on the hills beyond. To the rear, a flagged courtyard with smart bistro table and chairs is a sunny spot for catching the afternoon sun and views beyond.
The varied scenery provides miles of walks, both low-level, gentle strolls along the river and more challenging walks with high mountains and valleys lined with streams. There are endless footpaths enjoying the most spectacular scenery. Swaledale is also popular for both mountain and road biking with events being held throughout the year. The Dales Bike Centre is just down the road at Grinton and offers cycle hire. They also have an excellent café where you can enjoy a piece of cake before setting off on your ride.
The historic town of Richmond, famous for its castle, Georgian theatre and abundance of individual shops and tea rooms, is around a 30-minute drive, and in the opposite direction is Barnard Castle, with its market, cafés, antique shops and famous Bowes Museum being around the same distance.
The Forbidden Corner in Middleham, only 16 miles away in Wensleydale, is hugely popular with families and is a quirky venue with its labyrinth of underground caverns. Picturesque Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are en-route, with many other picture postcard villages as you pass through. At the end of a busy day exploring, the property is within easy strolling distance of a selection of pubs and restaurants, a perfect way to relax and enjoy good local ales and traditional food. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 42" Smart TV and wooden floor.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and slate floor.
Utility/boot room: With washer/dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and slate floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
2 steps to...
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Front terrace with bench. Rear courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    11 miles
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    27 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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