This holiday home is in a breathtaking location set on the banks of the River Swale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Nestling within its own private grounds, the surrounding countryside is nothing short of spectacular. Without doubt one of the finest locations of any holiday home in Yorkshire.
This property is set just a few miles from the charming village of Low Row, an excellent option for lunch, dinner or a slap-up Sunday roast as it’s within walking distance from the house (just under 1.5 miles). Reeth is 5 miles and another beautiful Dales village set around a large village green and offers lots more choice for eats with several pubs, cafes and a great restaurant on offer.
Just beyond the village is the stunning countryside of Swaledale. The scenery all around is real picture-postcard stuff, with ancient old drystone barns peppering the dramatic hills and valleys. May sees the annual Swaledale Festival, two weeks of amazing music, art, walking and culture and the delightful Muker show in September is another calendar highlight.
This area of the Dales is also particularly renowned for its spectacular wild flower meadows in the spring. People come from all over the world to see the fields come alive with every colour under the rainbow, a unique phenomenon due to the fact that the local farmers don't use chemicals on the fields. But every season has its charm, from the lush green summers to the dramatic and beautiful winters. And with no street light pollution for miles around, the stars at night are dazzling.
It is a true walker's paradise here and there are some beautiful walks from your doorstep. The circular walk around Blades (less than 2 miles) is lovely and the famous Coast to Coast Walk.
And of course, this is supreme cycling country, why not challenge yourself and some friends to take on the mighty Buttertubs Pass, 8 miles from the cottage?
We also recommend taking a tour of the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Dales Trail, a circular route that passes through Low Row and takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK. This land of Viking place names, waterfalls, rivers and ravines is like nowhere else on the planet, don't forget to take the camera. And on the way back down you can stop for lunch at one of the traditional pubs locally.
The handsome Georgian town of Richmond is 16 miles away and a great option for a day trip with its castle, restaurants and independent shops. We also recommend the circular walk from Richmond Station along to Easby Abbey and back.