Reeth Holiday Cottages - Burton House ref: UK10607

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 


Tucked away in an idyllic setting just a stones throw from the village green in Reeth, sits Burton House. Lovingly restored to a high standard, this semi-detached cottage offers luxury accommodation perfect for a couple or small group to enjoy a getaway in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Decorated in subtle colours gives you a feeling of calm and relaxation. A spacious living room with comfortable furnishings invites you to curl up around the open fire and enjoy quality time with your family or friends. With a 40" Smart TV with Netflix, your entertainment is arranged whatever the weather. The contemporary farmhouse style kitchen has stylish graphite grey units and white gloss worktops, along with all your modern appliances and kitchen accessories. Pull up a stool at the oak-wrapped kitchen island and pass the time of day with a glass of wine before supper.

Upstairs are two beautifully furnished bedrooms, one with a super kingsize bed, the other with a zip and link super kingsize bed which can be made into twin beds on request. With attractive accessories, sumptuous soft furnishings, crisp bedding and luxury toiletries, you’ll soon relax, unwind and feel pampered. To the rear of the cottage is a lawned garden fully equipped with garden furniture, barbecue and firepit. Imagine starting the day eating breakfast al fresco listening to the birds in the quietness of the countryside, or at the end of the day rustling up a feast on the barbecue.

For the outdoor enthusiasts, Reeth is perfect for enjoying anything outdoors. The wild, rugged and varied scenery provides miles of walks, with low-level, gentle strolls along the river, and more challenging walks with high mountains and valleys lined with streams. There are endless footpaths where you can enjoy spectacular scenery. The owners can also provide you with many Ordnance Survey maps. The area is increasingly popular with cyclists and there are many bridleways too. The ‘Swale Trail’ runs from nearby Grinton to Keld and is ideal for families. The Dales Bike Centre is just down the road at Grinton which offers cycle hire, and they also have an excellent café where you can enjoy a piece of cake before setting off on your ride. The cottage is within easy strolling distance of a selection of pubs and restaurants, so no need to go far – a perfect way to relax after an adventurous day and enjoy good local ales and traditional food.

The historic town of Richmond, famous for its castle, Georgian theatre and abundance of individual shops and tea rooms, is around 30 minutes’ drive. In the opposite direction is Barnard Castle, which can also be reached in 30 minutes’, and has a market, cafés, antique shops and the famous Bowes Museum. The Forbidden Corner in Middleham is 13 miles away in Wensleydale, and is hugely popular with families. It is a quirky venue with its labyrinth of caves, folly and underground caverns. Picturesque Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton are en-route with many other pretty picture postcard villages as you pass through. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Burton House can be booked together with Greystones (UK2437), Turbine House (UK2438) and Charlies Stable (UK2439) to accommodate up to 16 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With open fire and 40" Freesat Smart TV with Netflix.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With shower over P-shaped bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture, BBQ and firepit. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden, and a walled river 55 yards from the property.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake
    9 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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