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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

                                                                                                      Lovely little cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage has loads of character. Kitchen is well equipped. The only negative (with the whole property) was a lack of washing machine - especially after a days hiking in possibly muddy conditions. We felt the freezer could have been replaced with a washing machine and perhaps have a smaller fridge including a small freezer? That said, the kitchen was stocked with most basics and implements and enabled cooking or simple microwaving each evening. The living area was perfect - a great fire which includes coal and most kindling needed. TV and dvd/blu ray player and freesat, plus free wifi means you can keep in touch with the world if needed. Wifi worked perfectly and a landline is available as no mobile reception in cottage. The electric meter was in the corner and we spent about £20 over the week but that included charging phones, I pads and other electronic devices together with using the oven and electric heaters regularly. Only got caught out once with no juice in the meter! The bedroom is roomy and provides amazing views in the morning. The second bedroom is off the main one and you have to go through the main bedroom to get to the bathroom. The bathroom is small but is sufficient. Electric shower is fine and bath is available. All in all we would recommend this cottage. Only one minor quibble tegards lack of eashing machine but otherwise a perfect Base for exploring the dales. We'd definitely visit again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Cosy and Charming!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely renovated cottage with loads of charm. Home from home and perfect for couples or small families. If you're a dog owner, the village is extremely family with good pubs and real ales. Hope to come again soon!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      had a wonderful week over Christmas , the cottage was perfect with absolutely everything we needed for a perfect stay, plenty of wood for the stove , comfy beds, pub across the road which was a great place with good beer and food, great walking and plenty to do
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016