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Swaleview Cottage

Richmond, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 9156)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Severe lack of pans in the kitchen."

    And also creaky floors

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2021

  • "Only on arrival did I realise that there is no terrestrial TV in North Yorkshire."

    Due to Covid, no games, no DVD's and no books - not even a Visitor Book! Thus lack of TV a real issue that led to us purchasing DVD's - as the cottage did have a DVD player. However, cottage very comfortable and well equipped otherwise - and extremely clean on arrival.

    Reviewed by AlfredSep 2021

  • "A pleasant stay."

    The cottage is a good size for a family and the conservatory a lovely place to sit. A nicely supplied campsite on the River Swale. Five minutes drive (if that) from Richmond.

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2021

  • "We found the property very comfortable and well furnished."

    The sunroom was well used by us during our stay. We would certainly book again if we wanted to stay in the same area.

    Reviewed by IngridOct 2020

  • "Inaccurate description of adjacent holiday park----it is large not small---not that this was a problem write-up gives the the impression that there is views of surrounding countryside from property but only view is neighbouring repair yard!"

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "Location was very good for the areas we wanted to visit."

    The house itself although on the edge of the owners caravan site was very private. I would visit this place again and would also recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "This was our second visit."

    There was a thoughtful welcome pack of jams and biscuits waiting for us again. The cottage was warm and cosy and had everything we needed for a lovely, restful holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristinaNov 2019

  • "It was a pleasant stay and our host was friendly."

    A lack of WiFi was a disappointment. The cottage was fine but the actual location permitted only limited views of the surrounding countryside and was adjacent to the working yard for the caravan site. The garden comprised stones and paving plus a little decking making it somewhat cold and unattractive to sit outside.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "The proprietor could have been more helpful with information and requests of small issues."

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "There was a small welcome basket with biscuits, cereals and jams waiting when we arrived."

    Lovely! Every essential was provided for our stay. And everything was easy to use, from the showers and cooker to the dishwasher and central heating. No hiccups at all!! We particularly loved the beautiful sun room where we spent our daytimes when we weren’t out and about. There was loads is room for all. The owners were welcoming and then discreet during our stay. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by ChristinaMar 2019

  • "There were a few issues , I e the showers need some attention they go hot and cold all the time, also the amount of crockery in the kitchen needs to be looked at as there are not enough bowls, side plates etc for six people."

    This however did not deter from what was a lovely time away.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2018

  • "Everything that you would have at home was in this cottage."

    There was a welcome pack which was a pleasant surprise,Information book and even a parking permit for Richmond.

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2018

  • "The cottage was just what we needed for spending a family week away ."

    Very cosy and everything we were expecting . The site was quiet and been next to the River Swale was lovely .

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2018

  • "Really enjoyed the peace and quiet and the views were lovely."

    Reviewed by DaphneSep 2018

  • "The cottage was a superb base from which to explore the Dales & all there is to offer while being in a quiet location next to the Swale."

    Richmond, Leyburn & Catterick are all in close proximity providing a wide range of shops for all the family’s needs. The site is family friendly with a great play park for the kids & superb riverside frontage to explore. Loved it & am considering booking again.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2018

  • "The location is given as on a small caravan site."

    In fact it is adjacent to that site and really is set in a semi-industrial location. The information as to location is somewhat misleading though the activity around is minimal. There was a problem with the oven. The thermostat had failed and so could not control the temperature. This was reported and fixed after three days.

    Reviewed by FrankJun 2018

  • "Nice cottage on edge of very quite caravan park."

    Only 5 minutes run into Richmond. No shop on site but vending machine with drinks and crisps.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2018

  • "An ideal location as both a gateway to the dales and too the A1m."

    We found the cottage had everything we required and that nearby Richmond was perfect for buying any groceries we wanted with lots of shops and a superb Lidl store. During our stay we visited Hawes, Beamish, Northallerton, Ripon, Harrogate, Saltburn, Yarm, Knarsborough, Leyburn, The Forbidden Corner and finished our stay with a show at the wonderful theatre in Richmond. A memorable holiday for all of us and by the way we are three ladies, all in our seventies.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "What a great find this was for our annual break with Mum & Dad."

    They both have health issues so having a property which was all in one level was essential for us. Superbly appointed with everything one would need for a fantastic break. The property is situated on a lovely family friendly but quiet caravan site with the beautiful River Swale bordering the site. Richmond, which is a lovely twon is two miles up the road and miles upon miles of the best scenery right on the door step! We really enjoyed it and would have no hesitation in rebooking for next year. I would also highly recommend the George and Dragon pub in Hudswell which is 3 miles away for superb food and a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2018

  • "Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales."

    Very comfortable, well-kept cottage in a beautiful area. Very friendly host.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2016

  • "Very nice spacious cottage with four roomy bedrooms but the double beds would be better if they were larger."

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2016

  • "Spacious, homely cottage."

    Lovely bedrooms. Had everything we needed. Very pleased.

    Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms and sleeps from 2-4 guests Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Summer room with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Spacious enclosed gravelled garden to front and rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Water supply from spring water
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people.

The property

Richmond 3 miles. A first class detached bungalow set alongside the River Swale, just three miles from the ancient market town of Richmond, the entrance to beautiful Swaledale.

With a picturesque setting on the edge of the owner's small, exclusive caravan park, this is a first class Richmond cottage with pretty views of the Swaledale countryside.

Beautifully set out with quality fixtures and fittings, this Richmond cottage provides a fabulous base for exploring this outstanding area.

This welcoming Richmond cottage has a lovely sitting room with modern contemporary furnishings, a spacious summer room with dining area, four delightful bedrooms, a modern bathroom, separate shower room and a well-equipped kitchen.

The garden of this cottage near Richmond overlooks the beautiful countryside.

The caravan park is quiet and has a play area for children along with the river banks - perfect for a spot of paddling.

The surrounding countryside boasts an array of many lovely walks and this beautiful dale is characterised by the market towns of Richmond, Hawes, Leyburn and Masham, as well as the beautiful villages of Reeth, Low Row and Gunnerside.

There is so much to do from this Richmond cottage, from tackling the walks and cycle trails of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to discovering the quaint villages and market towns.

Nearby Wensleydale also offers a wealth of activities and places to visit - from Leyburn's market place shops to the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, you are guaranteed a wonderful day out.

A lovely Richmond cottage whatever the time of year!

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About the location


Barnard Castle 10 miles; Leyburn 12 miles.

Situated at the entrance to Swaledale, the ancient market town of Richmond stands on a prominent hilltop site to the north of the River Swale. Its cobbled streets and narrow alleys or 'wynds' enshrine over nine centuries of busy history and unique character. The town grew up around its castle, a Norman fortress dating back to 1071, famously situated high above the river - indeed the name Richmond is derived from 'Riche-mont' meaning 'strong hill'. Today there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed such as the Castle Walk - a dramatic terrace walk beneath the castle walls - or alternatively walk alongside the River Swale where there are parks, safe paddling areas and small waterfalls to enjoy. Within the town, narrow streets and alleys radiate from the cobbled Market Place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market) and there are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The town flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries and the resulting elegant Georgian architecture lines many of the old streets. The Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round.

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