Rokeby House ref: UK12222

Reeth, near Richmond, Swaledale

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  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
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Rokeby House looks out onto the picturesque village green in Reeth. A spacious property, it offers comfortable accommodation perfect for a family or group to enjoy in beautiful Swaledale.
Attractively decorated, with a spacious living room with a Smart TV and comfortable furnishings, Rokeby House is the ideal place to enjoy quality time with your family or friends. The kitchen/dining room is large and has a lovely bay window. Imagine gathering in here over breakfast to plan the day ahead.
Reeth is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The striking and varied scenery provides miles of walking routes, both low-level, gentle strolls along the river and more challenging walks with high mountains and valleys lined with streams. There are endless footpaths enjoying the most spectacular scenery.
Following the Tour de Yorkshire, the area is increasingly popular with cyclists and there are many bridleways to ride. The ‘Swale Trail’ opened in 2018, runs from nearby Grinton to Keld and is ideal for families. There is cycle hire just down the road at Grinton so no need to take your own, though if you do the utility room has ample space for storing your bike. There is also an excellent café where you can enjoy a piece of cake before setting off on your ride.
The village of Reeth is very popular with amazing views from the elevated village green. There is a collection of interesting shops including a village store and post office, a gift shop, a gallery, an artisan bakery and an ice cream parlour. Rokeby House is a short walk from of a selection of pubs and restaurants. Relax after an adventurous day by enjoying 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 a 30-minute drive away. In the opposite direction is Barnard Castle, with its market, cafés, antique shops and the famous Bowes Museum.
The Forbidden Corner in Middleham is only 16 miles away in Wensleydale. Popular with families, it is a quirky venue with its labyrinth of caves 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 25 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


Small front garden. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    25 yards
  • Distance
    13 miles
  • Restaurant
    25 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    25 yards
  • Railway station distance
    29.0 miles
  • Lake
    14 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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