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View of this attractive and stylish cottage
Bright and airy lounge with wood burner
Relaxing by the delightful woodburner
Relax here after a long day of exploring
Wonderful open plan space
Kitchen ideal for budding chefs
Extra luxury touches
Enjoy a meal or breakfast in the dining area
Stylish design and thoughtful decoration
When in Yorkshire....
Cosy lounge to watch a movie on the Smart TV
Giving your four legged friend time to wind down
Master king-size bedroom
Get a good night's rest in the cosy king-size bed
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
Stylish en-suite shower room
Relax in the cosy twin bedroom
Perfect for adults or children
Pretty single bedroom
Bright and airy bathroom
Pretty village setting
Enjoying the daytime sun in pretty cottage courtyard
Time to sit after stretching your legs
1 / 23  View of this attractive and stylish cottage
2 / 23  Bright and airy lounge with wood burner
3 / 23  Relaxing by the delightful woodburner
4 / 23  Relax here after a long day of exploring
5 / 23  Wonderful open plan space
6 / 23  Kitchen ideal for budding chefs
7 / 23  Extra luxury touches
8 / 23  Enjoy a meal or breakfast in the dining area
9 / 23  Stylish design and thoughtful decoration
10 / 23  When in Yorkshire....
11 / 23  Cosy lounge to watch a movie on the Smart TV
12 / 23  Giving your four legged friend time to wind down
13 / 23  Master king-size bedroom
14 / 23  Get a good night's rest in the cosy king-size bed
15 / 23  Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
16 / 23  Stylish en-suite shower room
17 / 23  Relax in the cosy twin bedroom
18 / 23  Perfect for adults or children
19 / 23  Pretty single bedroom
20 / 23  Bright and airy bathroom
21 / 23  Pretty village setting
22 / 23  Enjoying the daytime sun in pretty cottage courtyard
23 / 23  Time to sit after stretching your legs

Brookside - Muker

Muker, Yorkshire Dales
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located to the North of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, perfect for walkers and cyclists
  • For a bit of history, visit Richmond, with castle, museums, war memorial and Easby Abbey
  • Relax in front of the warming wood burner for cosy nights in
  • The North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are close by
  • Hawes and Askrigg are within easy reach with shops and restaurants for you to try out
  • Located within walking distance to a shop and a pub, and with walks on the doorstep
Property code: 75649

Set in the western area of Swaledale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park amongst its stunning scenery. With the North Pennines nearby aswell, this property is the perfect base for walkers and cyclists alike, with plenty of attractions nearby to suit everyone.

This charming cottage in the delightful village of Muker in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the ideal base for families looking to explore the surrounding countryside. With the River Swale running through the village, it is at the heart of Swaledale, which is one of the northernmost valleys in the national park - famous for its heather-clad moors, picturesque waterfalls and, in particular, its meadows of wildflowers. People come from all over the world to see the fields come alive with every colour under the rainbow, a unique phenomenon due to the fact that the local farmers don't use chemicals in the fields. Calendar highlights include Swaledale Festival, which takes place in May, and sees two weeks of amazing music, art, walking and culture, whilst the Muker Show takes place every September. Despite its rural location, the village has its own pub, cafe, shop and art gallery, which makes it a great place to return to of an evening when you're too tired to cook. Guests also have the choice to explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which lies just north of the property and offers yet more stunning landscapes and a range of wildlife to discover.

Sympathetically renovated, this traditional cottage has many original features and natural materials on show which combine with neutral palettes and contemporary decor to create a stylish, comfortable home.

On entering the property, you'll find yourself in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with its stone floors, exposed beams and inglenook fireplace. With a wood burner as a focal point, the lounge is a comfy place to snuggle up of an evening, whilst the kitchen is well-equipped for conjuring up a meal or two. The dining area is tucked away in front of a window with natural light flooding the space. There is also a utility room on the ground floor. Underfloor heating warms the stone floor for added comfort.

Upstairs, there are three gorgeous bedrooms all decorated in calming colours that add a sense of light and space. There is a king-size room with an en-suite shower room, as well as a twin and a single room. Completing the accommodation is a wonderful contemporary family bathroom.

Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard garden to the front of the patio where you can enjoy a morning coffee or an evening meal whilst watching the world go by and chatting to the locals.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric, underfloor heating and central heating included
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Regret no children under 10, babes in arms welcome
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The scenery all around is real picture-postcard stuff, with ancient old drystone barns peppering the dramatic hills and valleys. And with no streetlight pollution for miles around, the stars at night are dazzling. There are many towns and villages to visit nearby.

The charming village of Low Row (5 miles) is just one of many that offer incredible views of the surrounding landscape of Swaledale. A walker's paradise, there are some beautiful trails such as the circular walk around Blades (5.5 miles away) and the famous Coast to Coast Walk that passes nearby. This is also supreme cycling country with routes from most of the villages. Why not challenge yourself and some friends to take on the mighty Buttertubs Pass, 5.5 miles away.

Aysgarth (10 miles) boasts many great options to eat and if you visit in spring, you can''t leave without a visit to Freeholders'' Wood where bluebells, anemones and primroses will be in full bloom.

Reeth (9 miles) is often referred to as ‘the capital of Swaledale''. It is a delightful village with some stunning panoramic views and scenery. It also has a range of shops and restaurants to choose from and a regular market. There is plenty of heritage to find out about as Reeth once played a vital role in the lead-mining industry. Lots of outdoor activities are available at centres in the area, such as fishing, canoeing, caving, climbing, and abseiling.

Larger Richmond (22 miles) is a charming market town on the borders of Wensleydale and Swaledale. It boasts an 11th-century castle, fine Georgian architecture, a historic Georgian theatre and a large cobbled market square as some of its many attractions. There are also lots of tearooms and restaurants. The River Swale runs through the town and less than a mile across the river are the River Swale Waterfalls. You can walk in either direction along the river and deep into the countryside. We recommend exploring the restored former Richmond Railway Station which has lots to entertain young and old.

We also recommend taking a tour of the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Dales Trail, a circular route which passes through Low Row and takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK. This land of Viking place names, waterfalls, rivers and ravines is like nowhere else on the planet, don't forget to take the camera. And on the way back down you can stop for lunch at one of the amazing pubs in the area.

The historic village of Easby, home to Easby Abbey is just 20 miles away and is the perfect spot for a picnic. As are Aysgarth Falls (10.5 miles) which were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves!

For surreal entertainment, visit the quite brilliant Forbidden Corner, an attraction full of statues and hidden surprises, 19 miles away near Middleham.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathleen 22nd March 2024

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It is a lovely cottage. It is very cosy, welcoming and very well equipped. It was home from home in a wonderful village.

Reviewed by Elaine 27th October 2023

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful area great walks pub food excellent village cafe served great food. Would recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Paul 8th September 2023

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location if you enjoy walking. Well located near to The Farmer Arms which serves delicious food. The cottage is very well decorated with modern appliances. I wouldn't recommend to anyone who is thinking of renting with a dog though - the property doesn't have a back or side garden, only the patio paved area on the fronRead moret - we found it very difficult with our little dog who jumped the front wall twice on the first day, straight on to the road to see other dogs. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Kim 11th August 2023

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Lovely cottage well equipped and nicely furnished with good taste, and a quality feel. The king size bed is particularly good with an excellent mattress - to be fair that was the only one we tried - but expect others are good too. The road is a quiet one and occasionally has small convoys of motorbikes heading up over the passes - but its to be expRead moreected as its a beautiful area. The place is even more tranquil in the evening and night with no traffic. Shame the local pub closed during our stay Hide

Reviewed by Susan 4th August 2023

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The cottage was very comfortable and exceptionally clean, with comfy beds and a great shower. It had everything there that we needed and was in a lovely village with a little food shop and a super tea room as well as The Swaledale woollen shop and an art gallery and craft shop. There were some great walks directly from the door of the cottage. We wRead moreould definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 14th July 2023

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Beautiful well equipped cottage in superb position. Walks in all directions, village pub on the doorstep with friendly staff & excellent meals. What more could you want?!

Reviewed by Pauline 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Joy 9th June 2023

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Brookside Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you enjoy walking but a lovely quiet village to relax in even if you don't because the surrounding countryside is beautiful. Situated in the village of Muker where there is a good pub/restaurant, the cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable. What more could you want?

Reviewed by Ian 2nd June 2023

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We had a massive issue with the washing machine, husband and friends doing coast to coast and needed fresh clothes, it wasnt until a wash was put in the machine we noticed the handle was miss to open said washer, called asap on the Friday, couldnt get it sorted, tried Sunday,Monday then Tuesday thought we got it sorted, unfortunately that part was Read morebroken and washer wasnt repaired throughout our stay, was told to go to laundrette and be reimbursed didnt have time for that. Quite poor indeed. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 6th May 2023

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Very well looked after cottage. Very well cleaned for our arrival, very welcoming. Loved it.

Reviewed by Jamie 7th April 2023

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A nice cottage in a fantastic location if you want to get away from it all. Great walks in Swaledale literally from your doorstep. Muker is a very small village with just one small shop with limited opening hours, so you need to get provisions from Hawes or (further afield) Catterick/Richmond, but the Farmer's Arms does lovely food and is less thanRead more a minute's walk from the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 23rd September 2022

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A very comfortable cottage, log burner very welcome in the evening when it got chilly. Bed linen was first class and beds were very comfortable. Ensuite bathroom very good with night light on mirror. Parking opposite was never a problem. Lounge area had very comfortable sofas and player on TV a welcome addition. Location very good and although on aRead more main B road it was very quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by paul 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jonathan 15th July 2022

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Excellent cottage - very nicely (simply) decorated and very well-appointed, to a high specification - especially the kitchen and bathrooms. It stayed cool on the hot days, and warm when it was cool. Nice location in the village, near the pub and the village store - but a bit too low to get the benefit of the view. overall, very comfortable, and defRead moreinitely one to be recommended. Hide

Reviewed by David 24th June 2022

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A lovely cottage, with plenty of space for 4 adults staying for a week. Well equipped throughout, we loved the welcome tray of tea, coffee and wine. Next door to a lovely art gallery, village pub, shop and tea room, this is an excellent base for a walking holiday.

Reviewed by Kirsty 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Alison 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage and great location .

Reviewed by Katie 27th May 2022

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This is a great cottage. Location is amazing. Beds comfy, loads of hot water. Well equipped kitchen. The wifi is excellent and the decor beautiful. Housekeeping could do a better job of arrival cleaning - hoovering under things! - but this didnt distract from the stay. We loved it and hope to return.

Reviewed by Sarah 20th May 2022

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A beautiful, well equipped cottage surrounded by stunning scenery and in a perfect location with the village shop and pub almost next door.

Reviewed by Malcolm 6th May 2022

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Excellent location, with a well maintained and decorated House

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View of this attractive and stylish cottage
Bright and airy lounge with wood burner
Relaxing by the delightful woodburner
Relax here after a long day of exploring
Wonderful open plan space
Kitchen ideal for budding chefs
Extra luxury touches
Enjoy a meal or breakfast in the dining area
Stylish design and thoughtful decoration
When in Yorkshire....
Cosy lounge to watch a movie on the Smart TV
Show 11 moreGiving your four legged friend time to wind down

Location

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