Flints Cottage ref: UK31756

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Hot Tub - Private 


A warm welcome awaits as you step inside Flints Cottage. With a blend of traditional features, modern amenities and an enclosed patio area, lawn and hot tub, just the place to relax after a day exploring the region. The stylish, well equipped kitchen features a traditional Aga, as well as electric oven and all your usual appliances including a dishwasher. The living space is perfect for socialising and entertaining, with a separate dining room with large table. There is an extra toilet on the ground floor. The cosy living room is traditional in style with a wood burner for cooler evenings. On the first floor are three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, the second bedroom is light and airy with a double bed. The third bedroom is perfect for children, with bunk bed. There are fabulous views of Richmond castle from the bedroom windows. The family bathroom features a traditional free standing, roll-top bathtub with an overhead shower. Quirkily, the garden is situated on the first floor where there is a relaxing sun room, with comfy sofa the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine as the sun goes down. The sun room leads out onto the enclosed patio area with pretty garden space and a hot tub which is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day.
Perfectly situated just a short stroll from the cobbled market square, you could simply park up the car and enjoy all that Richmond has to offer on foot. There is an excellent choice of eating places, pubs and coffee shops. The famous Norman castle dominates the skyline, with circular walks around the riverbanks taking you past The Station, a bustling centre hosting art and craft exhibitions, a three-screen cinema, café, independent shops, a micro-brewery and an ice cream parlour. On the same site there is an indoor swimming pool and health club. Richmond, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, is well placed to visit Swaledale, Wensleydale and the North York Moors National Park. The Coast to Coast walk passes by The Station and through Swaledale, but there are also many other walks to be enjoyed. Nearby Reeth is a good starting point for walks and cycling. Visit the Wensleydale Creamery or Leyburn, a charming town with a Friday market in the main square, and nearby Middleham has a magnificent castle and is also well known for its horse racing stables. There are a number of waterfalls in the area, one just 5 minutes walk away from the cottage in Richmond, and further afield there is Hardraw Force near Hawes and pretty Aysgarth Falls. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Now TV and DVD player.
Three steps down to...
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, Aga, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Sun room: With patio doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over roll-top bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Enclosed, lawned garden with courtyard and garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 (private). On road parking. No smoking. Please note: The hot tub is not to be used after 10pm. The cottage may not be suitable for those with limited moblity.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    500 yards
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 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

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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