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A holiday rental home in Swaledale provides a getaway surrounded by quiet, rural and beautiful landscapes.

If you cherish peace and quiet and the beauty of nature, a holiday rental home in Swaledale is a perfect choice. Whilst there are plenty of interesting attractions nearby, Swaledale provides a retreat that is away from the hustle and bustle.

Things to do on holiday to Swaledale

If you travel to Swaledale hoping to just relax, read a few good books and enjoy some beautiful scenery, you will not be disappointed. If, however, you wish to inject a bit of adventure into your holiday, you can do that as well.

The Beckfisher Fly Fishing School can work with beginners and advanced fisherman to teach them all about this popular sport. If you plan to visit in May or June, consider stopping by the Swaledale Festival. This is two weeks of music, art and drama throughout the area. There are many beautiful walks in Swaledale. There are shorter jaunts and longer hikes, so there will be something that is appropriate for most hikers.

Places to visit on holiday to Swaledale

Swaledale is fairly close to many popular attractions. The Harel Brow Farm is much more than an organic farm. The 200 acres also include a children’s play area, a spot where they can play with some farm animals and another where they can learn about the basics of organic farming. The Rose & Crown Inn is set in what was a 15th century pub. A great menu and comfortable lodging make this attraction worth a stop. There are many museums within an hour’s drive including the National Railway Museum, JORVIK Viking Centre, The National Media Museum and many others.There are also art galleries, children’s attractions, historic castles and other buildings and much more to keep you busy during your holiday to Swaledale.

Weather in Swaledale

Mild temperatures along with less rainfall than in other parts of England are part of what draws some travellers to the area. Absent are sweltering hot summer days and below freezing winter days. Instead, the average temperature in the summer is about 15 degrees. The winter averages are between 1 and 5 degrees. While rainfall is less than in other areas, it is still a good idea to bring some rain gear because over 50 mm falls each month.  

Travel to Swaledale

The closest airport to Swaledale is Durham Tees Valley (MME) which is 40 km away. Whilst this is the closest, many travellers instead choose to fly to Newcastle(NCL). Even though it is further at 96 km from Swaledale, it is better serviced. The closest railway station is in Darlington, 32 km from Swaledale. Travel to the area requires the use of a private car or taxi.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautifully renovated. Good location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very helpful host. Lots of nice pubs to eat out and glorious countryside. Accommodation was very comfortable. Well situated to visit surrounding towns. Thank you for organising fireworks for us on Jan 1st!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A wonderful relaxing retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The location of this property is excellent surrounded by stunning scenery. Everything that we needed was a stones throw away. The welcome basket was lovely and the cottage felt like a home from home. All the rooms were decorated well and the open fire was bliss especially with a glass of prosecco as a reward after a long walk. Wonderful. Would definitely stay there again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      A great property!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything about this property is quality - both in terms of the location and the quality of the cottage and furnishings. The views are fantastic looking out across Swaledale. We had no trouble with the drive up to the cottage in a family car. The cottage was immaculately presented and fitted out with high quality furnishings. It is very well equipped. The owners were really helpful . We met them during our stay and they made us feel very welcome. The Punch Bowl Inn is walking distance and does excellent food. The cottage is an excellent base for walking with many different walks directly from the door, or for just relaxing with great views of the dale from the garden and the rooms. Highly recommend this cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016