Spencer Cottage ref: CC211134

Melsonby, near Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 


In a delightful village location in the grounds of the owner’s house this comfortable cottage provides an ideal setting for lovers of the countryside. There are walks starting directly from the doorstep, making this an excellent base for walking through pretty meadows and cycling along leafy lanes. This is a fantastic area for cyclists and the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de Britain have made regular appearances.
Renovated from a former groom’s residence the cottage is comfortable and has the benefit of a sunny patio and use of the owner’s extensive mature garden with shady trees and lawns. The beautiful countryside of Swaledale and Wensleydale are waiting to be explored from this convenient location. Locally the historic town of Richmond with its castle, Georgian theatre and cobbled streets provides shops for everyday needs. pubs1.8 miles, shops 5.3 miles and restaurants 1.8 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room:  With TV with full Sky package, DVD and radio/CD player.
Kitchen/dining area:  With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.

First floor

Bedroom:  With double bed.
Bathroom:  With shower over bath and toilet

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Heated by electric night storage heaters, fuel, power and bed linen provided in the rent. Wi-Fi.


Large mature gardens, patio with garden furniture. Bike store. Off road parking. 
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5.3 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.8 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The owner provides access to four acres of private fields plus around Melsonby village there are many bridle paths so it is perfect for exercising, a short walk takes you to the village pub and there are many delightful villages nearby with pubs serving good food should you feel like eating out.
The cottage is cosy and comfortable with a modern kitchen and tasteful living room. The bedroom upstairs is spacious and welcoming, and a small sitting out area to the front of the cottage provides a sunny spot to enjoy when the weather allows.
The market town of Richmond is just five miles away with many attractions including the ancient castle, theatre, swimming pool and a cinema, not to mention an indoor and outdoor market. Beyond Richmond the Yorkshire Dales National Park beckons, and an abundance of beautiful footpath walks are waiting to be discovered in Swaledale and Wensleydale. The area is also great for cyclists with quite meandering roads and mountain bike trails.
A perfect base for yourselves for a tranquil Yorkshire holiday.

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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