Bargate ref: UK2293

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Bargate is a quirky, yet comfortable, terraced townhouse located on Richmond’s historic Bargate next to the traditional market square. Dating back to 1721, this Grade II listed building has been renovated throughout with many home comforts. The living and kitchen areas are perfect for socialising in, and the bedrooms are very comfortable. The main bedroom is on the top floor, and has plenty of space to relax in, as well as having beautiful beamed ceilings and fantastic views of Richmond Castle and beyond into Swaledale.
A short stroll away you will find the bustling market square where there is a regular farmers’ market and many cafés, bars and restaurant to choose from, as well as regular live music in the pubs. Take a stroll around the castle or wander down by the River Swale to Easby with its Abbey. Enjoy fishing at Brompton Lakes, just 3 miles away, where there are two coarse fishing lakes close to the banks of the River Swale. The area is also perfect for walkers and cyclists, with many woodland walks that pass right through the town and further beyond into the Yorkshire Dales.
Bargate has such an amazing location, whether its walking on the Pennine Way or visiting one of the many abbeys in the area, enjoying a day at the races in Catterick, Thirsk or York, or taking a trip to the Lake District - there really is so much to do. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is right on your doorstep and the North York Moors National Park is just a short drive away. There are numerous golf courses, natural scenery to savour and lots of outdoor activities to be enjoyed by all the family in the surrounding areas. Beach 27 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 120 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With 30" Freeview Smart TV and laminate floor.
2 steps to...
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and laminate floor.
Turning stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and beams.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and sloping ceiling.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: Galleried with kingsize bed, Freeview TV, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a step to the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    120 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    120 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    120 yards
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 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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