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Thwaite

One of the prettiest villages in both dales, Thwaite is the birthplace of Richard and Cherry Kearton, who produced the first nature book to be illustrated entirely with photographs. The house where the brothers were born has a pretty decorative lintel over the door, with their dates of birth and initials carved there. The Kearton Country Hotel is named in honour of the brothers, where visitors can relax with a coffee or home-cooked meal and admire the views towards Kisdon hill.

From here you can take the stunning walk over Great Shunner Fell into Wensleydale, ending up at Hardraw (eight miles of amazing views!). Or three different footpaths to Muker, ending up with suitable refreshments at the Farmer's Arms or Muker Tearooms.

A few miles over the top towards Hawes brings you to the Buttertubs, a group of fluted limestone potholes, supposedly named from times when farmers would rest there on the way to and from Hawes market. They would lower their butter down into the potholes to keep it cool.

Thwaite Farm Cottages

Thwaite Farm Cottages

Thwaite Farm Cottages are both stone built barns converted to converted to a very high standard in the small, peaceful village of Thwaite in Upper Swaledale. Both cottages face south and have a lawned garden area with table and chairs.
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Westholme

Westholme

A gem of a cottage in tiny Thwaite, in upper Swaledale, Westholme is beautifully furnished and decorated, with all the comforts of home, sleeping 4 in two bedrooms, dog-friendly, free wifi and parking for one car.
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Cat Hole Cottages

Cat Hole Cottages

Cat Hole Cottages is a small, local Swaledale holiday cottage letting agency, with around 25 lovely cottages in upper Swaledale, along with a few in Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, from cosy one bedroom cottages to spacious Dales houses for extended families and friends.
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Kearton Country Hotel - 01748 886277

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