High Sides ref: UK11611

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Washing Machine 
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High Sides is a first floor two bedroom apartment, situated in the quiet and peaceful area of Hill Close, just a short stroll from the attractive village green and all amenities in Reeth in Swaledale. The apartment is well equipped and offers comfortable accommodation for up to three guests. A flight of steep steps externally lead up to the front door, with beautiful views across the dale. The welcoming apartment has a warm and cosy living room, well equipped kitchen with all modern appliances, and two bedrooms beautifully furnished with comfortable beds.

A large garage provides parking for one medium sized car and also storage of bikes and other outdoor equipment. Further on street parking can be found nearby if needed.

For the outdoor enthusiasts High Sides is a perfect base. The varied scenery provides miles of walks, both low-level, gentle strolls along the river and more challenging walks with high mountains and valleys lined with streams. There are endless footpaths enjoying the most spectacular scenery.

Swaledale is also popular for both mountain and road biking with events being held throughout the year. The Dales Bike Centre is just down the road at Grinton and offers cycle hire. They also have an excellent café where you can enjoy a piece of cake before setting off on your ride.

The historic town of Richmond, famous for its castle, Georgian theatre, and abundance of individual shops and tea rooms is around 30-minutes’ drive, and in the opposite direction is Barnard Castle, with its market, cafés, antique shops and famous Bowes Museum being around the same distance.

The Forbidden Corner in Middleham is only 16 miles away in Wensleydale, and is hugely popular with families. A quirky venue with its labyrinth of underground caverns. Picturesque Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle are en-route with many other picture postcard villages as you pass through. At the end of a busy day exploring, High sides is within easy strolling distance of a selection of pubs and restaurants, A perfect way to relax and enjoy good local ales and traditional food. Although there is currently no Wi-Fi at the property, free Wi-Fi is available at the local village inn. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

All on the first floor:
Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 30" Freesat TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Garage with washing machine.


Garage parking for 1 car, with bike storage; additional on-road parking. No smoking. Please note: The driveway has a steep gradient and there are steep steps to the entrance.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    7.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake
    12.8 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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