No 6 Swallowholm Cottages ref: UK2181

Arkengarthdale, Swaledale

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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • All En-suite 
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No 6 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 been renovated to a great standard, retaining all of the original features and character whilst also offering contemporary appliances and furnishings. Situated over two floors, there is an open plan living space on the first floor which allows you to enjoy fabulous views right across the river and dale. The kitchen area is well-equipped and well designed to make the most of the space on the first floor. The living area is comfortable and well furnished throughout. The wood burner is a super feature too, perfect for those cosy, romantic nights in. On the ground floor there is a very well presented kingsize bedroom with more fabulous views of the Yorkshire Dales. A good quality en-suite bathroom completes the picture. Perfectly located for couples wanting to enjoy a special, romantic break, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, No 6 Swallowholm Cottages is hidden away and surrounded by countryside. There are many walks right from the doorstep and the local 18th century inn serves excellent food and is just a short stroll away. The popular market town of Reeth has everyday shopping, craft shops, pubs and tea rooms and lies just over 3 miles away. 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 6 Swallowholm Cottages can be booked together with No 1 Swallowholm Cottages (CC219031) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Bedroom: With kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 42" Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
Galley style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating (underfloor on the ground floor), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Small sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. 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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