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5 Swallowholm Cottage

Cottage Location : Arkengarthdale
Sleeps (max): 4 people
2 bedrooms

From as little as
for 7 nights


Key features

  • No Smoking
  • Filter Coffee Machine
  • Initial supply of fuel
  • Shortbreaks
  • Land line
  • Pub Nearby
  • Night storage heaters
  • Rural
  • Shower over bath
  • Ideal for cycling / walking
  • Private parking
  • Highchair
  • Dog Friendly
  • Electric included
  • Fridge
  • Television
  • Off Road Parking
  • Microwave
  • Cot
  • Free Wifi
  • Electric Oven
  • Electric hob
  • Peaceful Hamlet
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Toaster
  • Free Sat
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burning stove
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Linen and towels provided

Accommodation Description

5 Swallowholm Cottage is surrounded by breath taking scenery and is a fabulous holiday home for families and couples situated in a small rural hamlet in Arkengarthdale only 4 miles from the popular village of Reeth in Swaledale. This holiday home, which was formally a miner’s cottage, is in a peaceful spot and offers unusual upside-down accommodation to optimise the view over the local farmland and fells of what is known locally as The Stang.

This Dales cottage dates back to the 1800’s, is a grade II listed, and is approached via a short farm track about 100 metres from the main road. The upstairs living area is open plan split between a spacious kitchen dining area with traditional farmhouse style kitchen and a living room which offers comfortable seating for 4 people in front of the modern wood burning stove. The open plan layout allows for a social evening retelling the events of the day exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

Downstairs there is a double bedroom with built in wardrobe and a spacious twin bedroom. There is a family bathroom with shower over and heated towel rail. There is also a handy under stair cupboard which stores items such as hoovers and a great place to store suitcases once you have unpacked. The cottage is heated throughout by contemporary, powerful and energy efficient electric radiators.

This holiday cottage is ideal for exploring the northern fells and villages of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the surrounding areas of Barnard Castle, Durham and the North East Lake District. There are many walks straight from the door, including a fantastic circular walk up Fremington Edge to Reeth and back along the Arkle Beck to Langthwaite. Cycling is also very popular with many mountain bike trails to explore. Road cycling is fantastic fun too with many tough climbs and lots of cafes for cake and coffee to refuel!

Down the road from the cottage is The CB Inn which is an enormously popular pub with both locals and those visiting the area. The CB Inn serves fabulous gastro meals, has a host of fine ales on tap and an extensive wine list. A bit further away, but still within walking distance is The Red Lion. The Red Lion is certainly worth a visit as it is very unique, small and run by the same land lady for many decades…she is a real Dales character and a fountain of knowledge on all things to do in Swaledale and the Dales.

What’s more, 5 Swallowholm Cottage is dog friendly, up to two well behaved dogs are welcome. Approximately 100 m from the cottage is private off road parking within the grounds of Swallowholm Cottages for 1 car.  The parking area is shared with 5 neighbouring cottages which are also holiday cottages

Electricity, initial supply of fuel for the wood burning stove, towels, bed and kitchen linen are included in the rental charge.


This property sleeps a maximum of 4 people and has 2 bedrooms.
Ground floor:

1 Double Bed with built in wardrobe. 1 Twin bedroom - both on ground floor. 1 Family bathroom including bath with shower over, basin and WC.

First floor:

Open plan, kitchen, dining and living room - upstairs with views.


Directly outside the house is bench seating and a small table. About 100 metres there is private off road parking within the grounds of Swallows Holm Cottages for 1 car. This area is shared between the 5 Swallows Holm and the 5 neighbouring cottages which are also holiday cottages.

What's included:

Log burning stove, initial supply of fuel for the stove, wall mounted TV, FreeSat, DVD player, Free Wifi. Electric cooker and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, separate small freezer, kettle, microwave, toaster. Washing Machine. Cot, high chair, fixed stair gate at top of the stairs. Night storage heating. Off road parking for 1 car. Electric included in the rental charge. 1 - 2 well behaved dogs welcome. All towels, bed and kitchen linen included in the rental charge. No Smoking.

Booking Information

  • 5 Swallowholm Cottage is available for week bookings Saturday to Saturday.
  • We can accept short break bookings in low and winter Seasons. Short breaks are either weekend breaks (3 nights, Friday to Monday) or mid-week breaks (4 nights, Monday to Friday)
  • If you wish to book a short break in high, upper mid or mid-seasons we can do this around four weeks in advance of your arrival date (click short breaks in the Yorkshire Dales for more information).
  • By making a booking through Holiday Home Yorkshire you have read and are accepting our Booking Conditions.


Can’t see the duration you require? We can at times accommodate alternative lengths of stays if available, please either email or call us on 01748 900420 for availability or to book.

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The history of Reeth dates way back to the 18th Century, where it used to be the capital of the lead mining industry and a local centre for hand knitting, with a population of 1,460. However, the area has evolved into the centre of the beautiful farming community that we see today. At the heart of Reeth is a triangular green, surrounded by the local community, pubs, teas rooms, restaurant and gift shops. Beyond the immediate surrounds the village is overlooked by the stunning fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill which we can guarantee will provide a stunning backdrop to your visit. ...

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Langthwaite is one of the few villages in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire. It is also the largest and the main settlement in the dale and only 3 miles north of Reeth. The road leading to Langthwaite from Reeth is winding and unfenced, sheep roam freely and there are fantastic views of the rugged and wild landscape that is so defining of Arkengarthdale. ...

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(3 customer reviews)

3 reviews for 5 Swallowholm Cottage

  1. Sara (verified owner)

    Perfect in every way!!! We were made to feel very at home in this gorgeous property- it was immaculate- super cosy (log burner was just a great it being -6 outside!!) The area is jaw droppingly stunning!! The views from the property are just beautiful. The CB inn is a perfect walk and serves really good food. Reeth is so pretty with a lovely tea room (Cooper Kettle) and with The Black Bull offering a cosy fireside seat. There are walks straight from the door of the property. If you’re looking for a relaxing/romantic break or a walking holiday this place is the one! We didn’t want to leave! Thanks Hannah! We shall hopefully be back as soon as we can! ????

  2. Mike (verified owner)

    Such a fabulous location. The views from the Cottage are breath taking and as it is away from the road it feels so private. The walkable short distance to a decent pub, with a children’s play area, was fantastic. The food was great. Lovely location for many walks and the Cottage was cosy and suited our needs, for a family of 4 with 2 young children, perfectly. All communication with Hannah and the team was efficient and friendly. A great stay.

  3. Liam (verified owner)

    Stunning location with walks through Arkengarthdale from the doorstep. Nicely furnished and very homely. We found it perfect for our family holiday in the Dales, with easy walks to nearby pubs and easy drives to other visiting spots.

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