Vale View ref: UK2354

Richmond, Swaledale

3 Stars

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Sleeps
4
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bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
pets
2
Pets allowed
changeover
Any
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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Ideally placed just a short walk from the bustling centre of this popular Swaledale market town, Vale View is a home from home house boasting private parking, private gardens and a fabulous view from the top floor over the Vale of York. There is covered and locked bike storage in the garage which is great for cycling enthusiasts and the Tour de Yorkshire is a regular feature for the town.
The semi-detached house is only a short walk from the centre of this popular Georgian market town with its shops, restaurants and cafés. It is ideally situated for guests wishing to explore the town as well as the picturesque landscape beyond. Historic Richmond sits cosily on the banks of the River Swale, as it has for nearly 1000 years, and is an architectural gem with its Norman castle, Georgian theatre, medieval abbey and picturesque market square, as well as museums, a cinema and great shopping. Richmond really does have lots to see and do for visitors. Sitting at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this charming house also makes the perfect base for walkers and cyclists to explore the countryside of Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales. There are plenty of riverside and woodland walks nearby which continue into the wonderful countryside beyond. One of the most popular walks is Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, which passes through Richmond, and will take you through some breathtaking countryside with majestic views.
The property is in the perfect location to enjoy the wider area and visit one of the many pretty Yorkshire towns and villages, such as Thirsk, Ripon, Yarm, Pickering, Hawes or Reeth, all of which are close by. There is the opportunity for fishing at Brompton Lakes, which is just over 2 miles away, or you can watch the horse racing at Catterick and York racecourses. The cathedral city of Durham is just over half an hour away to the north of Richmond, and is certainly worth a day trip to explore, as is the medieval walled city of York with its wealth of visitor attractions. Richmond is perfectly situated for those wishing to explore both the outstanding natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Park. Beach 33 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and DAB radio.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair and stairgate. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Garage/bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Richmond
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    ¾ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Darlington
  • Pub
    ¾ mile
  • Railway station distance
    14.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 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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