Stable Cottage Vintage Holidays ref: UK34086

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
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  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
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Walk through the gate into a prettily planted ‘yarden’ complete with furniture and brolly. Once across the threshold step back in time into this Grade II listed, 18th-century cottage. This romantic property has been sympathetically restored and the owner, having a green ethos, exhibits her unique flair and principles using handmade, antique, reclaimed and salvaged fixtures and furnishings. Enjoy good food and conversation in the well-equipped, vintage galley kitchen or settle down before the inviting log/smokeless fuel burning stove in leather library chairs and choose from the varied selection of books that line the walls. Upstairs the ‘Granny Chic’ style continues with two irresistible bedrooms with comfortable (one king and one double) beds, antique linens and bohemian furnishings. USB sockets are conveniently positioned by the beds and a cosy night is promised with electric blankets.
Stepping out in Richmond there are an abundance of activities to entertain. The cobbled streets are a joy to amble around, visiting an eclectic mix of independent shops, galleries and traditional tearooms, with the Georgian marketplace at the heart of the town. There are riverside walks to enjoy, with a popular route taking you past the renovated Victorian Station (where you can also go to the cinema during your stay), and along to Easby Abbey. Eating out is a pleasure with a variety of high-quality restaurants available nearby (be sure to book restaurants in advance of your stay). The Norman Castle dominates the skyline, from which the enchanting higgledy rooftops and Culloden Tower may be viewed. The Georgian theatre is the oldest in existence and just five minutes’ walk from the cottage, and hosts a busy repertoire of plays, comedy nights and musical evenings.
As the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with walkers and cyclists, with picture postcard villages and rugged landscapes to explore, it really is the perfect base.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, Flatscreen TV with Firestick and Amazon Echo.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Flatscreen TV with Amazon Firestick.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and Flatscreen TV with Amazon Firestick.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating (underfloor in living room, kitchen and dining area), electricity, bed linen, towels and superfast Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included.


Enclosed courtyard garden with patio and garden furniture. 2 small, well behaved dogs (must bring own dog bed). Adjoining car park, £15 per week (coins only) or up to 10 hours £4.50 (free 6pm-8am) (by coins or ’RingGo’ phone app). No smoking. Please note: Non-shedding hypoallergenic dogs only.
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  • Nearest railway station
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  • Lake

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

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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