Sit back and take in the breathtaking views
The sitting area with a comfy sofa for you to relax on
The fabulous kitchen sits alongside the lounge
There is comfortable seating in this room
A small table with chairs are also in this delightful room
Enjoy a game of chess after a day of exploring the Yorkshire Dales
The handsome bedroom with a king-size bed
A large walk in wardrobe with coat hangers and storage space
There is countryside all around you
Enjoy the stunning waterfall
The wild meadows of Swaledale
Say hi to the friendly animals around you
Amazing scenery in every direction
1 / 13  Sit back and take in the breathtaking views
2 / 13  The sitting area with a comfy sofa for you to relax on
3 / 13  The fabulous kitchen sits alongside the lounge
4 / 13  There is comfortable seating in this room
5 / 13  A small table with chairs are also in this delightful room
6 / 13  Enjoy a game of chess after a day of exploring the Yorkshire Dales
7 / 13  The handsome bedroom with a king-size bed
8 / 13  A large walk in wardrobe with coat hangers and storage space
9 / 13  There is countryside all around you
10 / 13  Enjoy the stunning waterfall
11 / 13  The wild meadows of Swaledale
12 / 13  Say hi to the friendly animals around you
13 / 13  Amazing scenery in every direction

Aygill Farm Cottage

Muker, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • The perfect romantic retreat for those who love to explore the Great British countryside
  • Delightful Grade II listed cottage in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Charming original features and traditional furniture throughout
  • Breathtaking views of the rolling hills and luscious green countryside
  • Occupies a peaceful position, but is only 2 miles from the nearest town/village
  • Enjoy the stunning waterfalls and pretty, wild meadows of Swaledale
Property code: G0009

Enveloped by the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, this remote location will allow you to escape the hectic pace of everyday life and immerse yourself in the rural surroundings of a beautiful cottage.

With a view to swoon for and a cosy country-cottage vibe, this gorgeous Grade II-listed holiday home in Swaledale is rather special. It's the perfect option for those who love to spend time in the stunning countryside, so get the walking boots on and strike out from the doorstep. Welcome to the scrumptious North Yorkshire. This pretty cottage is set on a hillside in beautiful Swaledale everything about it is just delightful, from the original stone fire-place in the sitting room to the classic styling and fabulous terrace.

Exuding character in every room, you can almost imagine that children's books were written here many years ago. That's not to say it's stuck in the past - far from it. You'll find every contemporary creature comfort here too, from Wi-Fi and a TV to underfloor heating and remote-control lighting. At the heart of this divine property is the open-plan living space. Dominated by a majestic inglenook stone fireplace and warm living-flame fire, it's the perfect place to curl up with that book you've been meaning to read for months. The kitchen sits alongside and is fully stocked with everything you could need to cook and dine in during your stay. With the teacups, saucers and traditional knives and forks there is a comforting traditional elegance about the place. There's also a dishwasher and a washing machine available.

Indulge in a long and lazy cooked breakfast then mosey over to the comfy sofas beside the fire to discover what's in the Sunday papers this week. Or sit a while inside one of the deep-set windows seats sipping a cup of tea and enjoying a homemade scone.

And so to bed; the handsome bedroom has a king-size bed which can be changed into two single beds if required. Settle in to the ambient surroundings - it's so peaceful and relaxing. High ceilings with exposed wooden beams frame this lovely room and fill it full of character. The bedroom has an en-suite with a bath and a large walk in shower. There is also a large walk in wardrobe with plenty of coat hangers and storage space.

Outside the cottage you'll find a sheltered terrace with the most incredible uninterrupted views of Kisdon Hill. The fields are simply stunning in the summer, Swaledale is famous for its wild-flower meadows, and we have been told the local goats which roam these fields can be very lively and fun to watch.


  • 1 king-size bedroom which can be changed into 2 singles on request.
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
  • Dishwasher, washing machine in the walk-in wardrobe in the bedroom
  • Underfloor heating
  • Living-flame fire
  • Remote control lighting
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • Owners can supply breakfast hampers if requested  
  • Regret no pets

Set on the borders of Arkengarthdale and Swaledale, Aygill Farm Cottage has a breathtaking location. The views from the cottage are truly stunning. Sit back and enjoy it from the window seats in the lounge and see what wildlife you can spot while you're there. The scenery all around is real picture-postcard stuff, with ancient old dry-stone barns peppering the dramatic hills and valleys. May sees the annual Swaledale Festival, two weeks of amazing music, art, walking and culture and the delightful Muker show in September is another calendar highlight. What makes this such a special location is that you are surrounded by breathtaking scenery on all sides and can be walking in the hills within minutes, yet you have the comfort of village life just a few miles away in Muker (2.5 miles). Muker has a charming tea-room, a gorgeous little village store, a craft shop-cum-art gallery and a fantastic local pub. With its open fire and great pub food, you'll have to drag yourself away! Nearby Reeth (11.5 miles) is also one of the Dales most popular villages with lots of cafes, shops and even an ice cream parlour for the kids. Hawes (8 miles) is the nearest town to the cottage and is a great option for a day out. You'll find the Wensleydale Creamery here, home to the famous cheese, the Dales Countryside Museum & Ropemakers and lots more lovely shops, cafes and pubs.


This area of the Dales is also particularly renowned for its spectacular wild flower meadows in the spring. 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 the local farmers don't use harmful chemicals on the fields. But every season has its charm, from the lush green summers to the dramatic and beautiful winters. And with no street light pollution for miles around the stars at night are dazzling. It's a true walker's paradise here and there are some beautiful walks literally from your doorstep. The circular walk from Muker over Kisdon Hill to Keld is featured as one of the Ramblers Top 50 walks in the UK and the famous Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast route passes nearby. This is also supreme cycling country, with the 2014 Tour De France passing through. Why not challenge yourself to take on the mighty Buttertubs Pass, just a few miles away during your stay. Also recommended, take a tour of the Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Dales Trail, a circular route which 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, so don't forget to take the camera whatever you do.


This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by James 14th February 2020

The cottage is fantastic. Pat gives you a great welcome and shows you everything you might need. Fantastic cottage , really well equipped , will definitely be going back when the weather is a lot better so we can do some walking. (Pity Storm Dennis appeared!!)

Reviewed by Robert 24th January 2020

A perfect place for a couple for a few days. We need to return at a different time of year to see Swaledale in its full glory!

Reviewed by Mike 10th January 2020

The cottage makes a fabulous base for walking in Swaledale. A lovely well appointed cottage and a warm welcome from Pat. Spotlessly clean with everything we needed for our weeks stay. The drying room was particularly welcome during a fairly wet January week! This is, without doubt one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Thoroughly enjoyed our sRead moretay. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 30th December 2019

Has everything youd need. Very very clean. We will be visiting again. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Caroline 4th October 2019

Superb cottage, very clean, cosy, lovely and warm. Kingsize bed, very comfortable, slept very well, (usually lm a bad sleeper) bedding and towels excellent quality. Lovely walking area. We had a super week at the cottage. Thanks Pat and Alan, your cottage was perfect for us. Pat and Alan have got everything perfect in their cottage.

Reviewed by Susan 13th September 2019

This is a beautiful cottage, so comfortable and welcoming and the location with the views over the dale are stunning.

Reviewed by Charlotte 30th August 2019

Fantastic location for walking in upper Swaledale. To us it was wonderful, peace and tranquillity but easy reach to local pub. This cottage has everything to suit the needs of walkers. This was the first cottage we have stayed in that provides an excellent room for wet walking kit that was dry to go out in again the next day, plus it has a bath andRead more shower which is a brilliant after a long days walking. I cannot praise the cottage enough , we will be staying again. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 16th August 2019

Excellent cottage, well equipped with everything you could want.

Reviewed by Sophie 2nd August 2019

A lovely place to stay. Quiet, self-contained, very comfortable and in a super location.

Reviewed by Angela 12th July 2019

Really enjoyed this property,small but perfectly formed! The location was good and the owners were great, we were greeted with prosecco and scones on arrival........wonderful. This is a good location for many walks, Pat, the owner of the property explained this, giving us a local map (on arrival) featuring many walks which was helpful. It was nice Read moreto be on a working sheep farm, all in all a really memorable and enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Clive 1st July 2019

A lovely warm welcome with bubbles and homemade scones.A dream of a country cottage to a very high specification with absolutely everything provided.Thank you once again Pat and Alan.We'll definetley be back.Clive and Beth

Reviewed by Debbie 17th June 2019

We were lucky enough to spend a fabulous fortnight in this top-notch cottage. We were made to feel completely at home and Pat has done an amazing job of equipping it with everything you could possibly need. ( Right down to walking sticks and maps ) There are many beautiful walks straight from the door, making this a perfect base to recharge your baRead moretteries. We would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 10th June 2019

Everything was catered for in this property, kitchenware, comfy seating, plenty of storage, pleasing decor, lovely bathroom and large shower. The bedroom was luxurious and the kingsize bed was very comfortable - slept very well! The patio with table and chairs overlooked fabulous views and was very peaceful, owners next door were very friendly and Read morehelpful.5stars Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 6th March 2019

Lovely, comfortable cottage with friendly and helpful owner.The location is amazing

Reviewed by Eric 28th January 2019

Lovely cottage great veiws nice and warm excellent walks from the door everything you may need but this time of year most local amenities closed. Had a great time any way Pat the owner is a star.

Reviewed by James 29th December 2018

Great place to stay

Reviewed by Sophie 27th October 2018

The holiday was fabulous. This was our first booking with Gorgeous Cottages and as I was not familiar with the Yorkshire Dales I relied on the website and the advice of the office staff and was not disappointed; Aygill Farm Cottage was perfect, surpassing all expectations. The location is superb if you really want to be based in a remote location, Read morehowever Hawes is easily reached by car and provides all of your necessary provisions and much more. The cottage has everything needed for a very comfortable stay and is warm, cosy and private. I would highly recommend this accommodation. Hide

Reviewed by David 6th October 2018

This is the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. Clean with everything you require for your stay.

Reviewed by Michael 10th September 2018

Pat and Alan provide a wonderful welcome. They have thought of everything to make guests comfortable. The cottage has amazing views and is a great base from which to enjoy all the stunning walks in Swaledale.

Reviewed by Stephen 1st September 2018

We were made to feel very welcome on arrival, a lovely quiet spot if you want to get away from it all. Great walks from the doorstep, the local people are very friendly. Overall a very relaxing week in a beautiful cottage, we would like to visit Yorkshire again as this was our first holiday in Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Graham 22nd August 2018

A really lovely cottage in a fabulous location for a couple that enjoys walking (as we do).

Reviewed by Jane 4th August 2018

A wonderful beautifully furnished cottage and the best and most lovingly equipped we have ever been to. Pat has thought of every eventuality! Furthermore she and Alan couldnt have been more friendly and delightful. The view from the cottage was to die for.

Reviewed by Louisa 9th July 2018

We have enjoyed our stay, Pat bought a parasol so I could sit out in the sun while my husband went out walking. This was so much appreciated . Beautiful cottage and countryside. We would return if we were in this area again. I would recommend this cottage. Louisa & Dennis.

Reviewed by Judith 6th July 2018

Aygill Farm Cottage is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Pat is a very welcoming host and it is clear that she has poured her heart and soul into creating this little oasis of comfort and calm. Nothing has been overlooked or forgotten. If you need it, trust us, it will be there!The area is stunningly beautiful and tranquil with multiRead moreple walking options available from the doorstep. We loved it! Hide

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Sit back and take in the breathtaking views
The sitting area with a comfy sofa for you to relax on
The fabulous kitchen sits alongside the lounge
There is comfortable seating in this room
A small table with chairs are also in this delightful room
Enjoy a game of chess after a day of exploring the Yorkshire Dales
The handsome bedroom with a king-size bed
A large walk in wardrobe with coat hangers and storage space
There is countryside all around you
Enjoy the stunning waterfall
The wild meadows of Swaledale
Show 1 moreSay hi to the friendly animals around you


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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