From camping and caravan sites right through to smart hotel accommodation, you’ll find a huge range of places to stay here in Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. Why bother to look anywhere else?
Cat Hole Cottages LtdCat Hole HouseThwaiteRichmondNorth YorkshireDL11 6DR
Tel: 01748 886366
Fell View is deceptively spacious (in estate agent-speak!), with 3 good-sized bedrooms and family bathroom upstairs, and living room, with dining room and kitchen off. The bedrooms are a king, a double and the third bedroom has a single bed with pullout single guest bed (not much extra floor space).
The living room has a cosy multi-fuel stove, for which the first basket of logs and bucket of coal is provided. The cottage has overnight storage heaters throughout and is charmingly decorated and furnished. While there is no garden, the cottage overlooks the lovely grassy island, with its anniversary rose arch and benches where you can sit out and enjoy the sun on your face!
There are lots of great walks direct from the door, including Gunnerside Ghyll and meadow walks where the buttercups look stunning. The cottage is warm, cosy and comfortable, an ideal base for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Swaledale is the most beautiful of all the Dales and guests return year after year to this lovely spot.
Briar MedeGunnersideRichmondNorth YorkshireDL11 6LA
Tel: 01748 886763
Briar Mede is in a beautiful setting and great location for those who enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, photography or painting. Just relax and unwind in a peaceful and special place.
The ‘Hidden Garden’ of Briar Mede is the secret walled garden. This beautiful private setting, is ideal for alfresco dining or from the comfort of a chair simply relax and enjoy the surrounding views with a cold drink in your hand - bird watching or stargazing.
The Upper Swaledale villages of Grinton, Reeth, Low Row, Muker, Thwaite and Keld are within easy distance, each offering their unique offerings of pubs, restaurants, art and craft shops, village stores, local businesses and information centres.
Sleeping up to two people, Glenkobla has a well-equipped small kitchen as part of the living space with sofa, table and chairs and a lovely view over the owner's neighbouring garden to nearby scenery. There is a TV with built in dvd player (and dvds) and an electric convector fire. Up a short flight of stairs is a cosy bedshelf with double bed. The bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, down a few steps from the living room.
The cottage is a short walk from the shops, tearooms, pubs and facilities of Reeth, with parking nearby.
All bedlinen, towels and teatowels are included, free wifi, but, sorry, no pets.
Cat Hole Cottages has a selection of around 25 cottages, located in upper Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale, in the lovely Yorkshire Dales. The cottages are all old, stone houses, many built originally for the lead miners. They range from roomy, characterful houses, sleeping 9 or 10, to charming, romantic cottages for 1 or 2 people. Some are in villages such as Thwaite, Muker or Gunnerside, while others occupy isolated, rural positions with terrific views overlooking the River Swale.
Many cottages welcome dogs (one cottage even has its own field!), all have free wifi and are non-smoking and most have a dedicated parking space. All are comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated and are warm and cosy, many with logburning stoves.
With Cat Hole Cottages, guests receive a personalised, friendly service from Judith Dower, who set up the agency over 12 years ago. Judith herself lives in Thwaite, so any problems are quickly and efficiently dealt with and she has a wealth of local knowledge and advice to give to guests. Book a holiday with Cat Hole Cottages, support a local business and have a fantastic holiday in Swaledale!
Roof Farm CottageGunnersideRichmondNorth YorkshireDL11 6JG
The village of Gunnerside is at the centre of Swaledale and the ideal base for exploring one of the finest unspoilt dales with its famous lead mining history. There are an abundance of breathtaking walks straight from the door of the cottage, with The Pennine Way and Coast to Coast Path close by.
Five minutes walk away; the Kings Head provides lunch and evening meals. In the centre is a licensed tea room/bistro and on Friday evening the visiting Ramsey fish and chip van arrives.
In the nearby village of Muker, the Farmers Arms, provides lunch and evening meals. Approximately two miles away in Low Row, is a gastro pub, the Punch Bowl, and the village of Reeth, only six miles away offers further pubs, tea shops, newsagents, a garage and a Post Office. Keen cyclists can rent bikes from the Dales Bike Centre at Fremington. Those with a sense of adventure can visit the highest pub in England, Tan Hill Inn, ten miles away.
Sleeping 3, in a kingsize double bedroom on a mezzanine floor and a small single bedroom off, Sandpiper is a perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday, whether for a couple, or a family. Surrounded by pastureland full of wildlife, the cottage has its own south-facing terrace looking up- and down-dale and towards the hills opposite.
There is a lovely kitchen, with dining area off and a woodburning stove makes the living room cosy and welcoming, especially after a day's walking on the hills. Situated just above Low Row, along a track (there are no access issues), the cottage is only a few minutes' walk from the Punch Bowl Inn and in an ideal spot to appreciate the greenery of beautiful Swaledale. Free wifi, one dog welcome, parking.
Situated in the lee of a hill, Joe House has a spacious dining kitchen, with dishwasher, fridge/freezer and induction hob, and the cosy living room has a leather sofa and multi-fuel stove, coal included, first basket of logs.
Upstairs, the cottage has two large bedrooms, sleeping up to 5 people, and a family bathroom (good views from the WC!). The first bedroom has king and single beds and the second bedroom can be superking or twin.
The cottage is about a mile from Gunnerside, the last bit along a single track road. Note, the track to the cottage is a bit rough and ready, not really suitable for low-slung cars. The garden, sheltered by the hill, is the perfect place to relax after a day's walking amid the outstanding Swaledale scenery! Free wifi, plenty of parking, sorry, no dogs.
East Roof FarmGunnersideRichmondNorth YorkshireDL11 6
Tel: 01748 818680
Near the village of Gunnerside in Swaledale, the cottage provides year round warm and comfortable accommodation. The area, famous for its lead mining history, offers an abundance of walks straight from the door making it an excellent base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Surrounded by open fields with the traditional hay meadows, stone field barns and dry stonewalls. East Roof Farm Cottage is only five minutes walk from Gunnerside with its pub, bistro restaurant and café.
The market town of Richmond, with its famous Georgian Theatre, and many other places of interest are nearby.
Thwaite Farm CottagesThwaiteRichmondDL11 6DR
Tel: 01748 886444
At the front there is ample parking. Stone built walls surround hay meadows at the back of the cottages leading towards Kisdon Hill giving wonderful views up the date.
Springs Cottage is a warm cosy cottage sleeping 4/5 in two bedrooms.
Meadow View is a lovely spacious cottage with the advantage of a large ground floor en-suite bedroom with one double and one single bed.
Set opposite the bubbling beck, which flows into the River Swale, Bridge View Cottage in Gunnerside is a charming, cosy place to which to retreat after a day’s energetic walking in the gorgeous countryside nearby.
With open stonework, exposed roof trusses and beautiful reclaimed pine floorboards, you can breakfast with the morning sun pouring into the unexpectedly spacious upstairs living/dining room, or relax outside on long summer evenings in the small front garden, watching the swallows wheeling above.
A delightful bathroom in which to relax, and tastefully decorated double bedroom downstairs mean you can make the most of the views overlooking the village and beck from the window seat upstairs. A multi-fuel stove completes the idyllic picture! Dog-friendly, free wifi.
With stunning views over the River Swale and down the dale, Nettlebed is a homely cottage with a quirky old-fashioned atmosphere (and Grade 2 listed). A detached house in a rural countryside setting, the house is nevertheless not far from the villages of Low Row and Gunnerside.
Wonderfully comfortable, with an open fire in a feature fireplace (all coal included), it oozes character and charm with its flagged floors and 300-year-old beams (and lovely piano!). The cottage is tastefully decorated, with many paintings and artefacts, and perches on the hillside above Swaledale, with a panoramic vista spread out below. The dining kitchen is revamped and well-equipped.
Approach Nettlebed with a spirit of adventure and you won't be disappointed! Spend your days out on the surrounding hills, soak up the sun in the lovely south-facing garden or snuggle up inside relaxing in front of the fire. Nettlebed is the perfect cottage for a holiday in beautiful Swaledale! Dogs welcome, free wifi.
MoorviewLow RowRichmondNorth YorkshireDL11 6PF
This charming 330 year old, grade 2 listed holiday cottage provides comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people and has been beautifully decorated throughout with high quality furnishings and features such as beamed ceilings and a feature ingle nook style fireplace.
A relaxing garden room leads out to the well maintained and pretty garden with BBQ area and enclosed patio offering lovely views
Moorview is ideal for those wishing to explore the numerous walks in the area, many of which can be accessed straight from the door. The village of Reeth is a 4 mile drive with local amenities such as a post office, village store, garage, gift shops, cafes, pubs, restaurant and an art and craft centre.
East Calvert House has all the conveniences of home, with a feel for luxurious comfort and dales character combined. The cottage is in a rural setting and south-facing, so is flooded with sunshine all day long, and the enclosed patio to the front is also sunny.
The living and dining rooms are spacious and ooze atmosphere, with traditional beamed and boarded ceilings and stone flagged floors.
The roomy main bedroom has a comfy kingsize bed and lovely views over the dale, as has the twin bedroom. The kitchen, bathroom and shower rooms are all newly fitted, making it easy to relax in luxury after a day's rambling from the door. Dogs are welcome, free wifi and parking for one car.
Low Rigg sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, has lots of space to relax in, both upstairs and down, and a gorgeous private garden, with lovely views to nearby hills. The dining room (with electric piano) seats 6 comfortably, and has a log burning stove for chilly evenings. Through to the living room, with a charming antique linen press and feature fireplace, again, lots of space for a family holiday.
Upstairs are two very spacious double front bedrooms, overlooking the village, and a twin bedroom which looks out onto the lovely garden. There is also a family bathroom, with bath, separate shower, WC and basin. Lots of walks direct from the door, and the Farmer's Arms just yards away for great beer and food. All in all, a lovely home from home for a family holiday in beautiful Swaledale. Dog-friendly, free wifi, parking for one car in the garden or nearby public parking.
As its name implies, The Haven is a lovely cottage to retreat to after a day's strenuous hiking over the beautiful nearby hills and moors. In Gunnerside and recently modernised, but retaining lovely 200 year old Swaledale architectural features such as beamed and boarded ceilings and stone flagged floors, The Haven is wonderfully comfortable and welcoming. An unspoilt character Dales cottage, it nevertheless benefits from modern conveniences such as underfloor central heating and a log-burning stove.
The dining kitchen is well-equipped and has antique table and chairs, as well as original stone shelves. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and the bathroom has shower over the bath.
With two private gardens, you can catch the sun at any time of day, or snuggle up inside and relax amid the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales! Free wifi, dogs welcome, free public parking very nearby.
Greystones is a charming house in Gunnerside, spread over three floors, its attic conversion housing a spacious third double bedroom with its own ensuite shower room and WC.
With a magnificent stone fireplace housing a new logburner, a stripped pine floor in the living room and plenty of modern conveniences, Greystones has an attractive charm and high level of comfort for your holiday in beautiful Swaledale! One dog welcome, free wifi, free public parking nearby.
The Old Stable is a lovely stable conversion in the tiny hamlet of Crackpot. There are lovely views over surrounding roofs over Swaledale.
The Stable benefits from central heating, and a multi-fuel stove in the living room, starter pack of fuel included. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a king with views, and a single, also with views. The cotttage has a spacious shower room, with a large shower enclosure.
The Stable welcomes one small to medium-sized dog, and has a private garden, although not fully enclosed, so your dog must be on a lead when outside. Free wifi, and a well-equipped kitchen mean the cottage is an ideal bolthole from the cares of workaday life. Parking for one car.
Tel: 01748 886873
Tel: 01748 900420
Apple Tree cottage sleeps 4, in two double bedrooms, and has been lovingly restored and refurbished with attractive furnishings with an eye for style. Apple Tree Cottage has charm and atmosphere, along with all mod cons, such as dishwasher, washer/dryer and freezer.
The hamlet has only five cottages, and is surrounded by wonderful countryside (great walking!) only a few miles from Richmond and Reeth. The cottage has a light and airy feel, with a charming dining area overlooking the lovely village green directly to the front, and outside seating, too.
You'll sit on the bench marvelling at the total peace and quiet, relaxing with a glass of chilled wine. A marvellous cottage for a lovely holiday in beautiful Swaledale! Free wifi, sorry, no dogs.
Tel: 01244 617623
Set in the tiny jewel of a village of Langthwaite, in Arkengarthdale, Arklehurst is furnished and equipped to the highest possible standard, with a welcoming coal stove for cool evenings. The modern dining kitchen, with quality pine dining table and chairs, has an old-fashioned original range as focal point, a wonderful reminder of the true history of the cottage.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a lovely shower room provides an extra touch of luxury and many guests comment that the description and photos don't do this wonderful cottage justice.
While there is no garden, there are many lovely walks direct from the door and free public parking in the village. Dogs are welcome, free wifi.
Devon Cottage is newly refurbished and decorated, meaning it's wonderfully comfortable and relaxing. Two roomy bedrooms (king and twin) give great views over the garden and hills, while the multi-fuel stove in the living room means you'll have a cosy atmosphere on cool evenings (coal included).
The kitchen is new, with slimline dishwasher, washing machine (outside washing line), tabletop freezer and induction hob, along with a lovely island around which to sit and enjoy family meals.
With off-road parking and free wifi, Devon Cottage has a wealth of amenities, so you'll have all the comforts of home in the wonderful surroundings of "beautiful Swaledale" (so beautiful they wrote a song about it!). Free wifi, sorry, no dogs.
Tel: 01748 886253
Tel: 01748 886845
Tel: 01947 600700
Overlooking the Swaledale, this outstanding cottage has been marvellously renovated with a feel for luxurious comfort and style. It has also been awarded a 2019 Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor.
A beautiful kitchen retains its old-fashioned charm with beamed ceiling and flagged stone floor. The upstairs living room has a cosy outlook over the private field, with lovely meadow flowers. Underfloor heating in the bathrooms and a multi-fuel stove in the living room (along with oil central heating) make Throstle Nest Barn an inviting and hugely comfortable retreat after a day's walking over the nearby hills.
The rear door opens onto a patio with bench to admire the hillside outlook, a garden table and chairs overlook the stunning view downdale and a bench perched on the hillside from which the whole of Swaledale is spread out in front of you (or so it seems!). With all modern conveniences, and a king sized sleigh bed to sink into, you'll spend a fantastic first holiday in Swaledale here - and return year after year, your luxurious treat to yourself!