Barn End ref: DC4734

Marrick near Richmond, Swaledale



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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


With panoramic views over Swaledale, this cosy barn conversion has an open fire, beamed ceilings, and an enclosed garden and patio. Walks can be enjoyed directly from the door, including a short walk across the fields and woods to Marrick Priory. The nearby Georgian market town of Richmond provides every day shopping facilities, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants serving Yorkshire specialities; and the hill top town of Reeth (two and a half miles) has a general store, tea rooms and pubs. Incidentally the Coast to Coast Walk, long distance walking path, passes along the lanes near the cottage.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

With open fire fuelled central heating and comprising:
Small kitchen:
with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer and iron.
South facing sitting/dining room: with open fire, TV, DVD, VCR, radio/CD/tape player and a selection of books and games. Open tread stairs to first floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: with double bed and single bed for alternative sleeping.
Bedroom 2: with twin bed.
Bathroom: with electric shower over bath, WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair.


Patio and garden furniture. Enclosed lawned garden. Private parking for two cars.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    8.5 miles
  • Distance
    8.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    8.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.7 miles
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 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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