Holme Garth ref: CC219034

Kirby Hill near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

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6
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3
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bathrooms
1
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pets
2
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Nestling in the quiet North Yorkshire countryside, Holme Garth is in the perfect location for exploring the area and is dog friendly, with an enclosed garden. Full of history, this detached, converted inn dates back to the 16th century. It has been said that prisoners were kept in the cellars here whilst the guards enjoyed a drink in the upstairs bar. Packed full of original features, Holme Garth has been lovingly renovated to the highest of standards throughout, and offering contemporary fixtures and fittings, including superfast Wi-Fi, bringing the 16th century into the 21st century. It lies five miles away from the popular Georgian market town of Richmond with top quality restaurants, bistros and bars, as well as antiques shops and gift shops. There is a farmers’ market that takes place occasionally on the cobbled market square as well as numerous tourist attractions to visit including the historic castle that stands high on the hill and overlooks the thriving town below. Also perfect for walkers and cyclists, there are many established public footpaths and cycle ways that pass through Kirby Hill and out through open fields, woodland and unspoilt countryside, and further beyond into the famous Yorkshire Dales. There are excellent riverside and woodland walks leading from Richmond, including Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast Walk. Within easy reach are many historic houses and NT properties. Enjoy racing at Catterick (15-minute drive) or York (one hour), or visit the many pretty Yorkshire towns and villages including Thirsk, Ripon, Yarm, Northallerton, Pickering and Leyburn, as well as one of the dazzling Yorkshire beaches and coastline, just an hour’s drive away.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Spacious with beams, wooden floor, wood burner, 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: Spacious with breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Cloakroom: With WC.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With exposed brick, original features and double bed.
Bedroom 2: With beams, fireplace, original features and double four-poster bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for woodburner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, BBQ and garden furniture. Private parking for two cars.
Please note: There are steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Richmond
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    250 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Richmond
  • Pub
    250 yards
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 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

Reeth

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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