Gallowgate Cottage ref: UK2546

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



Local area

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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 


Set within walking distance of Richmond town centre, this stone built, semi-detached property which is over 200 years old, provides the most comfortable accommodation. You can literally park up and travel everywhere on foot for the rest of your stay. Tastefully decorated to a very good standard with nods to character and charm, with two bedrooms, one of which is accessed on the ground floor, you are in for a relaxing stay. In the warmer weather you may like to sit out in the enclosed rear courtyard and eat al fresco, at breakfast or supper, each equally appealing. In the winter months a cosy living room with gas wood burner is perfect to gather around with a glass of wine in the evening. The kitchen/dining room is by contrast contemporary and is set within a light, bright and airy room. Large picture windows look onto the garden and Velux windows let the light pour in during the day, or allow for star gazing at night.
Richmond is a market town filled with lots of possibilities, whether it be spending a few days taking in the culture and the social side or using it as a base to explore the glorious Yorkshire Dales. Out and about in Richmond you are spoilt for choice. It is the perfect place to amble around its cobbled streets where there are an interesting array of shops, galleries and tea shops. It is famed for its 11th century castle which sits proudly on the skyline and provides a lovely walk whether around the ramparts or riverside. You can walk from one side of this historic town to the other and take in the sights. The last train left Richmond station in 1969 and now the station has been brought back to life and is a bustling centre hosting art and craft exhibitions, a three-screen cinema, café, shops selling interesting jewellery, cards and textiles, an award-winning bakery/delicatessen, micro-brewery and an ice cream parlour. On the same site there is an indoor swimming pool and health club. The Coast to Coast walk passes by the station and through Swaledale with many other walks to be enjoyed. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

6 steps to entrance.
Living room: With gas wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tiled floor and Velux windows.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Narrow stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and beams.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Front lawned garden. Rear enclosed courtyard with garden furniture, gas BBQ and chiminea. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the rear garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    14 miles
  • Lake
    7 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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