No 1 Swallowholm Cottages ref: CC219031

Arkengarthdale, Swaledale

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No 1 Swallowholm Cottages is set in a small hamlet in picturesque Arkengarthdale, just 4 miles from Reeth and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Approached along a short farm track and surrounded by magnificent scenery this Grade II listed terraced cottage dating back to the 1800s has a multi-fuel burner, underfloor heating to the ground floor and quality furnishings to provide very comfortable accommodation. The local 18th century inn serves excellent food whilst Reeth has everyday shopping, craft shops, pubs and tea rooms. Richmond with its Georgian theatre, along with Leyburn and Hawes are just a short drive away. Arkengarthdale is a truly unspoilt corner of Yorkshire with walks from the doorstep across hills and moorland or make a journey over the Stang to the market town of Barnard Castle. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
No 1 Swallowholm Cottages can be booked together with No 6 Swallowholm Cottages (UK2181) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area:
With multi-fuel burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, ceramic hob, slow cooker, steamer, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
2 steps to...
Bedroom 1:
With kingsize bed and French doors leading to patio.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating (underfloor on the ground floor), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Telephone (honesty box). External building with freezer.


Bench to front of property. Rear patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking 1 car; additional on road parking nearby. Please note: The property has a private water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Kirkby Stephen
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake
    16½ miles

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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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