York House ref: UK2183

Hudswell, near Richmond, Swaledale

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


York House is a beautiful, detached stone-built property, in the picturesque Swaledale village of Hudswell. Built by the owner to a good standard, with many contemporary fixtures and fittings. The living room boasts a wood burner, and there’s also a large, well-equipped kitchen/dining room, a cosy snug, plus six comfortable bedrooms, some with en-suite facilities. Boasting stunning views over the Swale Valley and a delightful lawned garden, this characterful cottage shouldn’t go missed.
A superb base for exploring Swaledale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors, making York House an ideal location for touring this wonderful area. Hudswell is a small ribbon village sitting on top of the valley above the River Swale, located just two miles from its better-known neighbour of Richmond. Set in delightful rolling countryside, the village boasts a mixture of lovely old houses and an interesting local pub. Like many village pubs, it recently fell on difficult times, so the villagers clubbed together and now run it as a ’Community Pub Initiative’.
Discover the ancient market town of Richmond, which stands to the north of the River Swale. Its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and architecture embody nine centuries of history and unique character. The town grew up around its castle, and today there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed by the castle or alongside the River Swale.
York House is ideal for those seeking a comfortable and relaxing holiday and offers a perfect base for exploring all of North Yorkshire including the Heritage Coastline and the medieval city of York. There are historic sites to visit at Rievaulx and Fountains Abbey, stately homes at Nunnington Hall, Castle Howard, and numerous quaint villages with traditional inns serving good food and local ales. Family fun can be found at Flamingo Land, Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Go Ape in the Dalby Forest. You can find miles of sandy beaches at the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 37" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and wooden floor.
Snug: With Freeview TV.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Cloakroom: With toilet and wash basin under the stairs.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, 32" Freeview TV and en-suite with P-shaped bath, shower attachment and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Family Bathroom: With, bath, shower cubicle and toilet
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed, pull-out bed and en-suite with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With double bed and en-suite with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 6: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.


Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store available on request. Private parking for 8 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake
    11½ 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, 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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