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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
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
Luxury
Romantic
Rustic
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.

 

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Diane 24th September 2021

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Lovely cosy comfortable cottage. Spotlessly clean. Perfect location.

Reviewed by dawn 3rd September 2021

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excellent cottage in a remote and beautiful setting.

Reviewed by Michael 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Christine 9th August 2021

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Reviewed by Bernard 30th July 2021

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A great deal of thought has obviously gone into providing every thing you could possibly need for a very relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Patricia 23rd July 2021

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A gorgeous cosy farm cottage. Just right for a relaxing holiday, with wonderful walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Sandra 12th July 2021

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This is probably one of the best cottages we have stayed in. From the cleanliness to the warm welcome we received nothing is too much trouble for the hosts. Add to this the peaceful location and stunning views it is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Will definitely recommend and return soon.

Reviewed by Julia 5th July 2021

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It is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at.It is very remote but wonderful for walking & relaxing.

Reviewed by Sandy 11th June 2021

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Pat has thought of everything, absolutely fantastic cottage, love it

Reviewed by Nicola 28th May 2021

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Wonderful cottage with every little detail thought of in an amazing location

Reviewed by Peter 14th May 2021

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Immaculate cottage.Everything provided..Stunning views from cottage ,ideal as base for many walks in the area.

Reviewed by Sandra 7th May 2021

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A lovely perfectly sized cottage for two in a perfect location. The nearest pub and shop is a couple of miles away so if you are happy spending time listening to the birds and watching sheep with a fantastic view in the background this is the place for you. Due to COVID restrictions and the poor weather at pub opening times we ate in every night buRead moret it was fine. There is no mobile signal which was great news but the WiFi is good. We loved it and hope to come back for another visit. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 19th April 2021

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Reviewed by Dawn 12th April 2021

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Superb cottage with everything you need or didnt think you might need provided, in a lovely quiet location. Wonderful views, lots of walks from the door. Perfect, we have already booked a return stay next year.

Reviewed by Lyn 26th October 2020

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A lovely cosy cottage with lots of thoughtful touches.

Reviewed by Christine 28th September 2020

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Reviewed by David 21st September 2020

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Excellent in all respects

Reviewed by John 14th September 2020

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A beautifully furnished cottage in a peaceful location with magnificent views over the Dale's. Very high quality furnishings throughout

Reviewed by Dorothy 7th September 2020

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Reviewed by Christine 7th August 2020

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Warm welcome for an outstanding base to explore Upper Swaledale. Superb comfort and views from the cottage.

Reviewed by Annette 3rd August 2020

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Beautiful views in a peaceful location . The owner was extremely welcoming and helpful . Perfect break !

Reviewed by James 14th February 2020

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

Location

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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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