Corner House ref: UK11106

Grinton, near Reeth, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Corner House is situated opposite a very popular pub and beautiful St Andrews Church (known as ’the cathedral of the Dale’) in the pretty village of Grinton, Swaledale. This charming, double fronted, semi-detached stone cottage, with traditional features such as beamed ceilings and period fireplaces, offers home from home comforts of modern day living. It has an entrance porch with space for coats, walking boots, walking sticks and umbrellas, as well as room to dry the dog!

The comfortable sitting room, with its multi fuel burner makes a perfect place in which to unwind after a day of exploring. Two picture windows take in amazing views of the church on one side and Fremington Edge on the other. You can stream your favourite movies or music on the Smart TV, or if you prefer to dive into some timeless classics, a DVD player is provided for your entertainment.

To the front of the house is a pretty enclosed garden, which is a perfect place to sit out with your morning coffee or rest at the end of the day and watch the sun go down. A stream behind the house runs down to the River Swale, about 200 yards away, giving opportunities for riverside walks along part of the Coast to Coast path. The cottage offers wonderful views with the countryside of Swaledale right on your doorstep with walks to suit ramblers and strollers alike. Within easy walking distance is Reeth, which is set around a village green surrounded by cafés, pubs, restaurants, craft and gift shops.

Swaledale is an increasingly popular destination for cyclists, following from the Tour de France Grand Depart and the annual Tour de Yorkshire. 2019 sees the cyclists taking part in the World Championships passing through Grinton, the route taking them past Corner House. A short walk along the road takes you to the Dales Bike Centre offering cycle hire, and a must stop is the on-site coffee shop serving excellent cakes and hot drinks.

For food and drink you will be spoilt for choice. The local pub is a 15th-century former coaching house which overlooks the River Swale and is a popular stopping off point for walkers and cyclists. It is a 50 yards stroll from the cottage and serves good food and local ales. The village of Reeth is a short distance either by foot or car, and has a variety of pubs also serving good food.

The charming town of Richmond with its Norman castle, cobbled market place and Georgian Theatre is within easy reach, as are Easby Abbey, Aysgarth Falls, Bowes Museum, Semerwater and Hardraw Force. Each year the beautiful Yorkshire Dales form the backdrop for a fantastic range of festivals, galas, agricultural shows and large scale events. Whether it’s music, arts, books, walking or even scarecrows, there will be a festival for you. For a real slice of Dales farming life, then a visit to a traditional agricultural show is not to be missed. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Entrance porch: With storage for boots and coats.
Sitting room: With multi fuel burner, 32" Freesat Smart TV and DVD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, broadband and fuel for multi fuel burner included. Welcome pack.


Enclosed front courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. Please note: There is an unfenced beck 5 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2.0 miles
  • Distance
    10.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    23.0 miles
  • Lake
    16.0 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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