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Posts in ‘Swaledale’

Gorgeous guide to Richmond

4 February, 2019

Richmond is a handsome Georgian market town that forms the northern gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. It combines historical houses, beautiful scenery and an array of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Richmond Castle The town has an impressive history and was originally formed around Richmond Castle. The castle was built in the 11th century on […]


Top 10 things to do in Swaledale…

16 January, 2018

Right at the top of the Yorkshire Dales is the lovely region of Swaledale. It’s home to the market town of Richmond along with a selection of pretty villages. All of which make Swaledale is a great choice for a short break or holiday. You’ll find plenty of walks and cycle rides to try, not […]


The best places to eat in and around Richmond

15 January, 2018

Here at Gorgeous Cottages we are rather partial to a trip to Richmond in Swaledale. Especially as there is a selection of fabulous cafes and restaurants to choose from. Here’s our guide to 10 of the best places to eat in Richmond. You can always walk off the meal afterwards with a walk along the […]


5 Yorkshire Cottages with Stunning Views

22 February, 2016

It’s hard to beat that feeling of kicking back with a sundowner on holiday whilst soaking up a stunning view. We’re privileged to have lots of beautiful Yorkshire Cottages with stunning views from the doorstep. Here’s 5 to get you started…. 5 Yorkshire Cottages with Stunning Views #01 Apple Farm Cottage This pretty 3-bedroom luxury […]


5 Things to Love About Nell Tom, Swaledale

3 November, 2015

Nell Tom is a magnificent 4-bedroom luxury holiday cottage set high on a hillside in glorious Swaledale. I had the pleasure of staying there recently and was lucky enough to experience it during a record-breaking heat-wave in November. I can’t promise you the same for every Autumnal visit, but I can promise you will fall […]


5 Things to Love about Bramble Bottom

11 March, 2015

Suzanne and Chris have been Gorgeous Owners almost since we launched the website a few years ago. Their fabulous romantic cottages Kisdon View & Lovely Cottage have been firm favourites with our guests ever since, scoring an incredible amount of 10/10s on their reviews. So it was with great excitement that we learned a number […]


Images of Yorkshire – Mel Crossley

3 December, 2014

Mel Crossley’s passion for photography started a few years ago when she purchased a basic point and shoot. When she wanted to take her photography to the next level she enrolled on a 2 year HNC (Higher National Certificate) Photography course at Bradford College, and after buying a more professional camera recently she has been snapping away at […]


5 Things to love about Nurse Cherry Cottage, Reeth

26 May, 2014

Nurse Cherry Cottage is one of those holiday cottages you arrive at and think, yup – this is perfect.  It’s just so sweet, so well cared for, and the location is nearing perfection. When I visited the cottage a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have enjoyed a gloriously sunny day, and the […]


Images of Yorkshire – Joe Cornish

19 January, 2014

Joe Cornish is a well known and much loved landscape photographer. Born in Exeter, he moved up to North Yorkshire in 1993 and has been taken beautiful images of the Yorkshire landscape ever since.  You’ll find his work in many publications including those of the National Trust and other tourism bodies. I have loved his […]


Images of Yorkshire – Andy Redhead

9 January, 2014

Some more beautiful images of Yorkshire for you courtesy of amateur photographer Andy Redhead.  Enjoy his atmospheric images of the Yorkshire Dales below taken throughout the seasons. Proof that even in the heart of winter Yorkshire is still a strikingly beautiful place to visit… Images of Yorkshire by Andy Redhead Stone Barns in Gunnerside – […]