The Green ref: UK2488

Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 


The Green is a wonderful quirky 18th-century, terraced cottage in historic Richmond. The owners fell in love with the old twisting beams, thick stone walls and panelling as soon as they saw it. At the back of the cottage there was once another small cottage which burnt down in the 19th century and was never rebuilt. Fortunately it now leaves the cottage with a lovely courtyard garden, totally enclosed and perfect for enjoying the Yorkshire sun. The cottage is Grade II listed and overlooks a neat green where you’ll see the residents compete to display the best pots and flowers.
The River Swale and the lesser bridge over it are about 50 yards away. If you walk down to the river and turn left down a lane, the battlements of Richmond Castle tower over you on one side, whilst on the other the river flows down to a naturally shallow, calm setting. The walk takes about 5 minutes, and after that you find yourself in a park by the river (a great spot for a picnic), and then takes you up to the main bridge into the town. Over the bridge lies the station, the trains have long gone but the station itself has been restored. Inside there is a 3-screen cinema, a micro-brewery and bar, ice-cream parlour, delicatessen, an artisan bakery and finally, a café with a gallery of local art. Next to the station there is also Richmond’s indoor swimming pool.
The station is also the launch pad for many people doing a circular walk of about 4 miles, along the river down to the remains of medieval Easby Abbey, and back along the other river bank. It is an easy, well-signed route, but for the more adventurous there are longer walks from the house including, of course, the famous Coast to Coast Walk. Lots of walkers stay in Richmond having done the 11-mile section from Reeth, and if you don’t mind walking against the flow Reeth is a great place to head for. It is a beautiful village equipped with a variety of places for much needed refreshment and home to the National Park Centre. Richmond itself has lots to offer. The impressive Norman castle was one of the strongest in the north and the Norman presence shows itself in some of the areas of the town, such as Frenchgate where the soldiers used to billet. The Green Howard’s museum is in the market place, and 900 years of association with thirsty soldiers means the town is well supplied with historic pubs. The Saturday market is well worth a visit, but there are also lots of local food outlets around or near the market square. Richmond boasts the oldest Georgian theatre in existence, which hosts a busy repertoire of plays, comedy nights and musical evenings. There are several art and craft shops along the little alleyways around the market square including the main gallery of distinguished local artist Lucy Pittaway. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With gas wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, beams and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and single bed.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Steep stairs to...

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and single bed.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.


Enclosed courtyard with patio and garden furniture. On road parking; additional public car park, £4.50 per day. No smoking. Please note: There are 12 steps in the courtyard.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    600 yards
  • Distance
    ½ mile
  • Restaurant
    600 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    600 yards
  • Railway station distance
    13.0 miles
  • Lake
    7 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

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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