Parky Mews ref: UK2568

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 


As the name suggests, this quirky terraced cottage is full of character and set over three floors. Offering traditional fixtures entwined with modern fittings, wooden beams, cosy romantic nooks and a wood burner. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac which is accessed by an incline, Parky Mews is set off a quaint cobbled street just a stone’s throw from the heart of the historic market town of Richmond, North Yorkshire. Full of character throughout, the cottage has been tastefully decorated to provide modern comfort whilst retaining the charm of the traditional pre-1800 building. Step inside to find a welcoming wood burner which is perfect on a winter’s night, as well as a lovely space with slate floor and a cosy dining table for four - great for sitting at reading the Sunday papers infront of the cosy fire while rustling up breakfast or sipping a coffee from the Smeg coffee maker. A well-equipped shaker style kitchen with attractive tiles and modern appliances complete this floor. Climb the staircase and find another living area, a great place to relax and unwind with its beams and shuttered window, comfortable sofa and a Smart TV with an Amazon Fire TV stick. On the second floor is the master bedroom with wooden floors, traditional pine furniture, shuttered window, a comfortable double bed with attractive bed linen and a television make this a wonderful romantic retreat. There is a small patio garden, which is not enclosed, refurbished in July 2020, with a bistro table for two, where you can enjoy an early breakfast tea, or perhaps something chilled.
A short walk around the corner takes guests into the lovely old town centre with a huge cobbled town square surrounded by shops, pubs, cafés, tearooms, restaurants and Richmond Castle. Walk down the hill and you will find a beautiful riverside walk, taking in the falls and parkland. Follow the pathway to Richmond Bridge and you will come to The Station with its host of attractions including a three-screen cinema, coffee shop, an award-winning bakery/delicatessen, micro-brewery and an ice cream parlour. On the same site there is an indoor swimming pool and health club. Richmond has everything to offer, whether you are the outdoor enthusiast looking for beautiful walks and cycle routes, or a culture seeker hunting for historic buildings, museums and monuments. A beautiful large cobbled market place is the centrepiece for a variety of interesting shops, pubs and fine restaurants to suit all palates. A 5-minute drive and you are at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Richmond is truly a treasure trove for visitors. Shops, pubs and restaurants 550 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space: With beams and slate floor.
Living area: With gas fire and 32" Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, SMEG coffee machine and washing machine.
Narrow and steep stairs to...

First floor

Living room: With wood burner, 50" Freeview Smart TV with Amazon Fire TV stick.
Narrow and steep stairs to...

Second floor

Bedroom: With double bed, 28" Smart TV and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


Small patio and garden furniture. Public car park (by disc between 8-6, free thereafter), alternative long-stay car park (weekly tickets available to purchase). No smoking. Please note: Access to the cottage is via an incline.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    550 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    550 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    550 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    24 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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