Kissing Tree Cottage ref: UK2267

Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 


Kissing Tree Cottage is an old miner’s terraced cottage dating back to the 1800s, which has been lovingly restored and modernised, making it a perfect place for a romantic break or a family holiday. The living room benefits from a wood burner and Smart TV, and also has French doors overlooking the peaceful garden which, due to the old boundaries, is at an angle to the left of the French doors, at the rear of the property. The private garden is ideal for relaxing in and enjoying a drink. Many different types of birds visit, and there’s a chiminea if it gets chilly, and a wonderful summerhouse for relaxing in as well.
Middleton Tyas is a small, thriving village in beautiful North Yorkshire. It enjoys a tranquil, rural setting and yet is only a mile or so east of the A1 at Scotch Corner. The village pub is very popular with tourists and locals alike; it serves wonderful home-cooked food, and the friendly landlord is sure to offer a warm welcome. The cottage is surrounded by dramatic countryside, and is an ideal base for walking and cycling within this historic region and for visiting the many places of interest, with Swaledale and Wensleydale just a short drive away. The historic town of Richmond is just 10 minutes away with its stunning castle, Museum of the Green Howards, Georgian theatre, leisure centre and swimming pool, and many good quality restaurants and bars dotted about the town centre. Stroll along the River Swale towards Easby Abbey and enjoy the history around this English Heritage Site. The Wainwright Coast to Coast walk runs nearby. Durham city is alive with an eclectic mix of history and attractions from the dramatic cathedral to the cobbled shopping area. Another historic beauty in the area is Castle Bolton where Mary Queen of Scots was held for six months. This well preserved ancient castle sits proudly at the head of the village and attracts many tourists who are in awe of the grandeur of this magnificent structure surrounded by stunning countryside. Head to the east and you will enter the North York Moors where you’ll find everything from waterfalls to a steam train ride in the centre of the national park and the quaint village of Goathland, made famous by the TV show ’Heartbeat’. The coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough are easily within reach if you fancy swapping countryside for dramatic coastline, or take a trip to the walled city of York with its many visitor attractions. Beach 30 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Inital logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture, summerhouse and chiminea. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    4 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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