The Arches ref: UK2474

Muker, near Hawes, Swaledale

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1
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

With hillside views from its distinctive windows, The Arches is a remarkable 17th-century hay barn and forge converted into a spacious and comfortable family-sized cottage with exposed beams and an open fire. Nestled at the foot of Kisdon Hill, on the route of both the 2014 Tour de Yorkshire, and The Swale Trail for mountain bikes. If you are bringing your own bicycle, lockable bike storage is available at the property. The tiny village of Muker is the walking and cycling centre of wild and rugged upper Swaledale - Wainwright’s favourite Dale and where the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast walks cross. The traditional village pub serving excellent food, a tea shop and village store are all just yards away. The traditionally-farmed local hay meadows are famed for their wild flowers. A wealth of varied hiking and wild swimming is on your doorstep, with destinations including the evocatively named Swinner Gill, Kisdon Force, Oxnop Gap, Rogans Seat and Great Shunner Fell, or for a gentle stroll, the sublime Ivelet Bridge. The market towns of Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes and attractions including the famous Aysgarth Falls, The Bowes Museum and Bolton Castle are all within a short, glorious drive away. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant 9 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, Freesat TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial coal for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.

Miscellaneous

Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Hawes
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    9 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Garsdale
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    13.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 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

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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