Jacks ref: UK34947

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars

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Description

A warm welcome awaits at Jack’s, a beautifully restored, self catered cottage tucked away behind the bustling market square in the historic market town of Richmond. Expect an eclectic style where traditional blends beautifully with modern furnishings to provide guests with a high level of comfort. The living room is cosy and inviting with an inglenook fireplace set with electric stove, two-seater sofas, a drop leaf table, a TV with Freeview play-record player which includes Netflix, a CD player and a selection of CD’s for your entertainment. The contemporary style kitchen has stylish blue units, oak finish worktops and all new, modern appliances and kitchen accessories. The kitchen leads out into a courtyard with amazing views of the castle. Here you can sit in peace and tranquillity and enjoy private views of the Castle just beyond its walls.
Conveniently situated just a short stroll from the market square, there are an excellent choice of eating places, pubs and coffee shops, the cobbled streets a joy to amble around with independent shops and galleries. The cottage neighbours Richmond’s famous Norman castle and its grounds. Walk in the other direction and you’ll find yourselves at the waterfalls. Richmond is steeped in history and is an architectural gem with its Georgian theatre, medieval abbey at Easby and picturesque market square where you can sit and watch the world go by. The famous Norman castle dominates the skyline, with circular walks around the riverbanks taking you past The Station, a bustling centre hosting art and craft exhibitions, a three-screen cinema, café, independent shops, a micro-brewery and an ice cream parlour.
On the same site there is an indoor swimming pool and health club. To enjoy the wider area, visit one of the many pretty Yorkshire towns or villages, such as Thirsk, Ripon, Harrogate, Leyburn, Hawes, or Reeth, all of which are close by. With the opportunity to watch the horse racing at Catterick and York racecourses. The cathedral city of Durham is just over half an hour away, and is certainly worth a day trip to explore, as is historic Barnard Castle and Bowes Museum.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner and Freeview TV with Netflix.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With double shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with courtyard, patio and garden furniture. Parking (free) available in the Market Place 6pm-8am and disc parking 2 hours (available from the cottage); additional on road parking, and public car parks, at cost. No smoking.
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  • Nearest railway station
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  • 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.

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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