Birkend Farmhouse ref: CC219029

Low Row near Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars



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Birkend Farmhouse is a beautifully presented detached property standing in an elevated position enjoying spectacular views over Swaledale. This charming holiday home has been furnished and equipped to provide excellent welcoming accommodation, ideal for families, couples or friends. Lovers of the countryside will delight in this truly get away from it all location. Complete with original beamed ceilings, multifuel stoves and under floor heating on the ground floor the property has an excellent blend of traditional features and modern day facilities to ensure a relaxing holiday at any time of the year. There is a summer house in the wild flower meadow garden, patios and a decked area each overlooking the wonderful scenery of this glorious corner of the Yorkshire Dales. The nearby village of Reeth has pubs and restaurants serving good food, a convenience store, post office, bakery and a craft centre. Askrigg also nearby has village shops and pubs. Take time to visit Richmond to explore Richmond Castle, the Georgian Theatre or Easby Abbey, the bustling market towns of Leyburn and Hawes are also within easy reach over in neighboring Wensleydale. Birkend Farmhouse is an ideal property to begin an exploration of the area, take walks from the door or it is a perfect spot to sit back and simply relax and take in the views.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation has oil central heating, under floor heating on the ground floor and comprises:
Spacious kitchen with breakfast bar: with electric range double oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Belfast sink.
Hall: with hanging space for outdoor clothing.
Lounge: with multifuel stove, Freesat TV, DVD, radio/CD/iPod dock and Wi-Fi
Dining room: with mulitfuel stove and stable door to garden.
Staircase from hall leading to;

First floor

Bedroom 1: with double bed.
Bedroom 2: with twin beds
Bathroom with mains shower over bath, WC and basin, heated towel rail
2nd Staircase from dining room to
Bedroom 3: with double bed, en suite shower room WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All power included, with a starter pack of coal and logs for each stove. Bed linen and towels provided. Freesat TV in each bedroom
Wifi broadband internet access available.


Half acre wild flower meadow, summer house with mains power and garden furniture. Three gravelled patio areas with outdoor furniture. Decking with outdoor furniture all with spectacular views of Swaledale. Gas barbecue. Lockable store for bikes and access to freezer. Private parking for 4 cars. One well behaved pet welcome.
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
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    23.0 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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