Hill Top ref: UK11281

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This contemporary, semi-detached holiday property has the added benefit of free parking and has a lovely outside terraced patio garden. It offers home from home comforts and has been finished to a lovely standard. Being close to the Coast to Coast route and gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, the property has a garage for bike storage making it ideal for those who like to bring along their bikes and enjoy many of the cycle routes. On the ground floor there is a spacious living room with a modern inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, comfortable sofas and a Freeview TV. A separate dining room seats up to six people, and a well-equipped kitchen provides everything you need to cook a delicious meal. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a large shower room with attractive tiling and Velux window. There is also a study and the property provides free Wi-Fi should any guests need to use a workspace while they visit. To the rear of the property is an enclosed patio garden, perfect to take your morning cuppa or evening glass of wine.

Hill Top is a comfortable 20-minute stroll to the centre of Richmond (up hill on the way back), where you will find an excellent selection of pubs, restaurants, tea shops and galleries. Wander down Finkle Street to the pretty market square and browse round the eclectic mix of shops and antiques. Here you will also find the gallery of local artist Lucy Pittaway. Richmond is home to a majestic Norman castle which dominates the skyline, sited high above the meandering River Swale. A beautiful riverside walk will take you around the foot of the castle and beyond to Easby Abbey. The property provides the ideal location to park up and explore on foot all the beautiful attractions Richmond has to offer. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 36" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and wooden floor.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and Velux window.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail, tiled floor and Velux window.
Study: With wooden floor.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


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


Enclosed garden with terrace and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    17 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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