Orchard Gardens - About Morton On Swale


The village has a local shop and butchers, with a farm shop and cafe located just outside the village. For medical needs there are doctor’s surgeries, dental practices and Friarage Hospital with an urgent treatment centre in Northallerton less than 4 miles away.

Northallerton also offers a wide range of amenities such as several banks, solicitors, hairdressers, various shops, cafes and restaurants


The Old Royal George pub in the village is open for lunches and evening meals and the highly regarded Wellington Heifer in adjoining Ainderby Steeple is only a fifteen minute walk away. For a pleasant walk across open fields, head to the New Inn in the nearby village of Thrintoft; all three providing a wide range of food and drink and a warm cosy welcome.

Northallerton and Brompton offer an exceptional range of restaurants, including traditional pub food, Italian and Mexican cuisine and a dedicated seafood restaurant.

During the day Northallerton’s vibrant High Street boasts a selection of cafes; notably the world famous Betty’s Tea Room. Here you can indulge in afternoon tea or enjoy a delicious lunch from Betty’s renowned Swiss-Yorkshire menu before exploring the town.


Morton on Swale’s leisurely pace is complemented by the serenity and tranquillity of the beautiful countryside with opportunities for walking and angling on the River Swale. The North Yorkshire countryside is dotted with some beautiful heritage sites such as Byland Abbey and Fountains Abbey. Beyond the countryside walk there are opportunities to relax at Swinton Hall, Ripon and the 5-star spa facilities at Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth; all located within 30 minutes drive of Morton on Swale.

Hambleton District Leisure Centre is home to a wide range of indoor and outdoor Sports Arenas such as tennis courts, badminton courts, indoor cricket nets, indoor and outdoor football pitches, a swimming pool, fitness suite plus heat treatment rooms. Romanby also boasts an 18-hole golf club with club shop and clubhouse serving food and drink.

If you feel like a trip to the city then jump on the train from Northallerton Station where you can be in York within 20 minutes. York offers a vast range of restaurants, bars, shops and York Racecourse for a great day out with friends.


Morton on Swale benefits from being on a regular bus route from Bedale and Northallerton and which runs every 30 minutes. Northallerton Station boasts excellent rail links such as the East Coast mainline service from Edinburgh to London plus Trans Pennine services from Newcastle to Manchester Airport and Liverpool via York and Leeds. Travel into Leeming Bar and you can pick up the Wensleydale Heritage Railway and enjoy the scenic route from Leeming to Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales.

For travelling further afield you can fly internationally from Teesside International Airport (30 miles), Leeds Bradford Airport (40 miles) and Newcastle Airport (60 miles); all easily accessible via the A1.


Morton on Swale boasts a local primary school, which has an Ofsted rating of Good. Northallerton has a further seven primary schools, a secondary school and sixth form.

There is also Aysgarth School nearby offering private education for children aged 3-13 years.