Hope House ref: UK40463

Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, Swaledale

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Hope House is a picture-perfect country cottage sitting in the heart of the village, Middleton Tyas. This honey-stone home is a cottage to kick back, cook, gather, and enjoy, with space for ten guests, in five bedrooms on the first and second floor. On the ground floor the characterful kitchen is the place to cook and the living area with sofas and adjoining dining area the place to gather. Interiors have been carefully chosen, with botanical inspiration and muted tones to create a calming country cottage.
There is a large garden, with borders that boast glorious Yorkshire blooms in the spring and summer months, restoring and hibernating in the winter months. Two cars can be parked in the private driveway too. Hope House residents can bring food with them or do an online supermarket order ahead of arrival. Close by is a corner shop, a short two-minute walk away and a classic country pub just a short wander around the hill. Hope House is in a great location with various market towns close by. Richmond is a local market town, with one of the best-preserved Norman castles in the country. There are lovely walks along the old railway line next to the river to Easby Abbey, and you can grab an ice cream at the old station (which also houses a lovely cinema).
Leyburn is another pretty market town - with lovely antique shops and cafes - and for the more serious antique lover check out the auctions at Tennants. From there, you could head up to Hawes which is also very pretty, and nearby wensleydale (famous for their cheese). For walkers Reeth, Gunnerside and Arkengarthdale have fantastic views across the hills and down dales, a proper pub for a pint afterwards and great ice cream in Reeth. If you have your bike with you there are excellent off-road tracks around Reeth, or Tour de Yorkshire worthy hill climbs between Swaledale and Wensleydale.
Further afield is Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey (40 minutes) and is a must for a day out, Newby Hall (35minutes) with its beautiful gardens and fun for the children, or head to the palatial Castle Howard (1hour) to play spot the film location. Barnard Castle has another ruined castle to explore, and Bowes Museum is well worth a visit (don’t miss the silver swan automaton) - a French chateau of a building in the middle of a Durham market town, a V&A of the north and it was picked to hold the only Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in the country. The town itself is also very pretty. For any history buffs there is a Roman fort just round the corner at Piercebridge and the remains of one of the most important iron age forts at Stanwick. There really is so much to do and see at Hope house you will struggle to fit everything in so why not book an extra few days!

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine.

First floor

Bathroom 1: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Bedroom 5: With super kingsize bed, Smart TV and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Fourth floor


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


Back garden with BBQ and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • 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, 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.

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.

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.

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!

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

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

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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