Exterior | Swallowholm, Arkengarthdale
Living area | Swallowholm, Arkengarthdale
  • Cottage
  • Arkengarthdale
  • INJ



out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 2

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Surrounded by magnificent views an ideal base for discovering the villages of the Dales such as Reeth, Richmond and Barnard Castle.

Entrance hall with boot storage and flagged stone floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious beamed, open-plan living/dining room with multi-fuel stove and magnificent views. Fully fitted farmhouse kitchen.

  • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • 24 hr drying service (by arr)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Tel
  • Sitting-out area with furniture
  • Private car park
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking

Swallowholm is a very homely, Grade II listed, stone built miner’s cottage set in a small hamlet in Arkengarthdale, surrounded by magnificent views. Ideally placed for walking, horse riding, fishing or just relaxing. A short stroll away is an 18th-century inn serving cask ales and excellent local food. Nearby Reeth (4 miles) has a selection of pubs, shops and quaint tea rooms, whilst Richmond market town with Georgian theatre, castle, museum and golf course is a short drive away, or make a breathtaking journey over the Stang to Barnard Castle. Further on is the Lake District or the city of York. Shop 4 miles and pub 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2019


Cot Available - Cot

Customers' Choice


Eco Stays


Historical Property

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Parking-designated on site

Pub within 1 mile

Telephone Chargeable

Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 14 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Consett Co Durham

  • Couple


out of 10

This cottage was perfect for us, it's quite remote, setting is just amazing. Very well equipped kitchen, loved that the bedrooms were downstairs, very cool ( we were there during recent heatwave). Parking is ideal, no worries there. Lounge area only had one sofa, which looked like it had seen better days, there was also two wing chairs, which went with vibe of the cottage. All in all, we definitely really enjoyed our stay and we will most definitely will return, soo peaceful, just perfect !

25 Jul 2022


  • Birmingham

  • Family


out of 10

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful, remote village in Arkengarthdale. Everything you need in the cottage - a wonderfully equipped kitchen/ living room with great views across to the fells. Only negative was the access drive down a very muddy and rutted path.

28 Feb 2022


  • Yorkshire

  • Couple


out of 10

My partner, dog and I have stayed in this cottage twice so that tells you something straight away. The upstairs living area is spacious & the kitchen was good before it was renovated so it’s even better now, post-reno. Particularly enjoyed the coffee percolator. The whole place is clean & tidy. Location & views are divine, loads of walks and cycling straight from the cottage. Great local pub too - we’re foodies from a big city where good food is plentiful and the pub really did do fabulous, quality food. Some great eateries in Reeth too. Two things I have thought need improving both times I’ve stayed there though are the sofa in the living room & the double bed. The sofa is an old two seater - worn, a bit grubby and the cushions don’t provide much padding between you & the frame anymore. The double bed could really do with being a King Size - my partner and I are both around 5’8” and we felt it was too small even for us to share comfortably, exacerbated by the fact that the frame has an end so you can’t really even hang your feet over the edge of the bed if you’re tall. Can’t comment on the single beds as we’ve not used them either time, however they also have footends so again… probably not comfy for adults.

25 Feb 2022

Customer reviews