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Bramble Bottom

Muker, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful upper Swaledale scenery with drystone walls, barns, waterfalls and wildflower meadows
  • Central village location with award winning pub, shops, craft gallery and tea rooms
  • Great walking and cycling from the doorstep
  • Perfect for a special celebration, a walking/cycling holiday or a get together of family and friends
  • Quirky upside down cottage with fabulous open plan lounge/kitchen/diner on the top floor with great views and wood burner
  • Super fast Wi-Fi
  • The Swaledale Festival at the end of May offers two glorious weeks of music, art and walking
  • The Muker Show in September is a wonderful day out for all the family
Property code: G0020

Centrally located in this picture-postcard Swaledale village with award winning pub, shops, craft gallery and tea rooms. Bramble Bottom offers the perfect space for a special celebration, a great base for a walking or cycling holiday or simply a gathering of family or friends.

Set in the picturesque Swaledale village of Muker, this stunning and welcoming holiday cottage provides comfortable and spacious accommodation for ten guests looking to relax in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

A dream for walkers, cyclists and those who simply love to relax in a large holiday property, sit by a window and enjoy the view. Sleeping up to 10 guests comfortably in five bedrooms, this beautiful period building has been completely transformed into one of the finest large holiday homes in the Yorkshire Dales. A real labour of love for the owners who, over the course of two and a half years, have created something very special at this lovely accommodation.

The quirky layout of this cottage is perfect for accommodating larger groups. On the second floor you'll find a fabulous open-plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. With its generous proportions, cathedral ceilings and wonderful views out across the River Swale it's a wonderfully relaxing space. This floor can be accessed via stairs from the ground level front door, or via the back door which is up the hill to the rear of the property and at the same level as the second floor. There is a cosy wood burner for those evenings sat by the fire with a lovely glass of wine. For your entertainment a TV is provided together with a DVD/CD player. In addition, a sound bar system with Bluetooth connectivity allows music streaming from your own devices. The property enjoys super fast Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to rustle up something special, and what better place to sit down and enjoy a meal together than around the grand solid oak dining table? There's also a wine chiller waiting to be filled. We love the little kitchen stools by the island hand-crafted by one of the village locals: they make the perfect spot to settle down with a glass of bubbly and have a chat with the cook. For families there is a full supply of children's crockery and cutlery as well as toys, books and games to keep them happy. The owner can also provide travel cots, high-chairs and lots of other baby/toddler friendly equipment including stair-gates and changing mats.

The bedrooms are set downstairs on either side of the living space in the East and West Wings. Each bedroom has been individually styled with a theme based around Swaledale. On the West Wing we have the Waterfalls Room, a peaceful and calm oasis with its serene shades of blue and cream. On down to the ground floor and you'll discover the fun Tour de France Room with its iconic image of Muker on the big day, as featured in the broadsheets at the time. Both of these rooms boast their own floor, have king-size beds and enjoy en-suites with walk in showers and WCs.

Heading over to the East Wing and what we refer to as the family suite. The first floor on this side houses two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The Meadows Room is themed around Swaledale's world famous wild flower meadows. Next door is the Swaledale sheep bedroom, which your kids (and indeed big kids!) will absolutely adore! Both these rooms can be made up either as super king or twin. Both rooms share the family bathroom which includes a bath (perfect for younger children) and a shower overhead. Further down to the ground floor you’ll find the Heather Room with its accents of purple and green. This room has a king-size bed and an en-suite with a walk-in shower and WC. With a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this property presents multiple accommodation options for large groups. And the beauty of it is you can all enjoy your own space in the house too.

Outside the cottage in Swaledale you will find all the village amenities and the River Swale immediately to the front. To the rear of the house there is a sheltered stone patio with garden furniture. The patio looks out onto the village green where in the summer you can wander out the back door, throw down a picnic blanket and settle down to enjoy the view. A Weber gas BBQ is available upon request which will allow you to take advantage of the stunning scenery and enjoy a jolly get together with family and friends. There is also a separate garage which can provide lockable storage for bicycles and anything else you don't want to keep in the house.

Dog fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 5 bedrooms – 3 king-size rooms, 2 bedrooms that can be made up as either a twin or super-king
  • 3 en-suite shower rooms with shower and WC
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Oven, microwave
  • Smart TV, DVD, CD, Bluetooth sound bar
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with sheltered patio and garden furniture
  • BBQ on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garage providing bike storage etc
  • Super fast Wi-Fi included
  • Children most welcome, travel cot and highchair available along with other provisions - please speak to the owner prior to your stay
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Starter pack of kindling, logs, firelighters and matches for the wood burner
  • Regret no washing machine - access by appointment to use laundry room at Swaledale House (2.5 miles)
  • Pub and shop within a 2 minute walk
  • Hawes 6 miles
  • Richmond 20 miles

Locally, there is plenty to do for all ages. The walking and cycling in Swaledale is second to none. Bring your binoculars to take advantage of the amazing birds and wildlife. We think this property has one of the best locations of any large luxury cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Set in the heart of the much-loved village of Muker looking out onto the River Swale and the meadows of Swaledale beyond, the views from the cottage are truly breathtaking. Sit back and enjoy it from the window seats in the lounge and see what wildlife you can spot while you're there. 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 around you.

Enjoy a cream tea in the local tea rooms, visit the Craft Gallery and Swaledale Woollens where local ladies hand knit beautiful items. On Monday and Friday evenings, keep your ears open for the Muker Silver Band practising in the Literary Institute opposite the cottage. The Farmers Arms pub is a great place to enjoy a drink and home cooked food in a convivial atmosphere with a cosy open fire. Muker also has a charming village store. The market town of Hawes is only six miles away with the Wensleydale Creamery (great cheese tasting Gromit), Dales Countryside Museum and Ropery along with lots of independent shops, cafes and pubs plus a fish and chip shop where you can even purchase deep fried Wensleydale Cheese. There is also a post office, cash points and a community petrol station. Reeth village is ten miles away with its Ice Cream Parlour and Swaledale Museum. You can even go on a walk with alpacas at nearby Low Row! The Forbidden Corner offers a unique and fun day out for all ages. The lovely town of Richmond is 20 miles away with its Castle, Georgian Theatre, The Station with cinemas, art exhibitions, artisan food and drink producers and café and a choice of museums. Take a ride on the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway and see the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct. You can even see red squirrels at Snaizeholme near Hawes.

Just beyond the village is the stunning countryside of Swaledale. The scenery all around is real picture-postcard stuff, with ancient old drystone barns peppering the dramatic hills and valleys. This area of the Dales is also particularly renowned for its spectacular wild flower meadows in the springtime. 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.

We also recommend taking 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. Viking place-names, waterfalls, rivers and ravines is like nowhere else on the planet punctuate the landmarks. And on the way back down you can stop for lunch at one of the local hostelries many boast amazing views.

 

This property is personally managed by Marion.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Sally 26th April 2019

As an adult group of 9 we spent a fabulous 3 nights at this lovely property. The cottage is really well equipped with plenty of crockery, utensils etc.. The seating area adjacent to the kitchen & dining area was really comfortable & sociable. All the bedrooms while small were perfectly formed with comfortable beds & ample storage. The cottage is inRead more a perfect position. Plenty of walks from the door, a small shop, pub, gallery & tea rooms all within a few steps. We will definitely return ! Hide

Reviewed by Pam 10th January 2019

Great holiday from start to finish with a group of friends for New Year. Communication with the owners was excellent and they welcomed us on arrival with welcome gifts for our stay. These came in very useful the New Years Eve buffet - a variety of cheeses, large Prosecco and jar of chocolates. The cottage is very spacious and has everything youRead more need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. I would certainly recommend this cottage and most definitely return myself. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 11th December 2018

Comfortable cosy everything well planned and convenient. I hope we can go back for another holiday.

Reviewed by Diana 16th October 2018

Fabulous location, beautiful scenery, very well equipped cottage. Comfortable, warm and cosy even though really spacious living area and high ceilings. Small, warm bathroom and en suites. Generous, informative and helpful owners. Floors could have been cleaner. Stayed 3 nights for a 70th birthday ceRead morelebration, two of those with family, so 6 adults and four young grandchildren. Walks from the doorstep, a one miler perfect for little ones through the meadows to the River Swale. All area fantastic at the time we visited in mid October as there had been torrential rain and the rivers and waterfalls were in full spate. We enjoyed having music through the sound bar and occasional tv watching was excellent. A luxury cottage, would recommend.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Diane, A fabulous review for Bramble Bottom, which is greatly appreciated! It sounds like Bramble Bottom was the perfect cottage to spend the 70th birthday celebrations! We do hope to welcome you back to Yorkshire soon. Take Care, Marion Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 26th September 2018

Lovely holiday cottage in a great spot in Muker. Excellent for a couple of families to share as each can have a "wing" of the cottage to themselves. Received a warm welcome from the owner with lots of helpful information and it was very well equipped.

Reviewed by Amanda 10th September 2018

A lovely property with comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen and lounge. Location was excellent. We enjoyed sitting on the sofa looking out at the sheep hills opposite. The local walk to the river was delightful. Plenty of excellent walking (despite the rain) and other villages to visit. Hawes and Kettlewell's Scarecrow Festival were welRead morel worth visiting. Locals very friendly apart from one angry resident of Muker who let the side down unnecessarily. Local silver band were very welcoming to an ad hoc visitor during practice.We were surprised to discover how many steps were involved between the lower bedrooms and lounge - this wasn't clear on the description of the property. For a party of 8 a dedicated freezer would have been useful, especially as supermarkets are 45 mins drive away.On the day of departure one of our party discovered her car battery was flat and had to wait for the RAC to come out. The property owner was kind and let us stay at the property until they did. Hide

Reviewed by Millie 22nd August 2018

Excellent location and beautiful and well equipped holiday home. Great access to walks, a nice pub, tearoom,small shop and excellent art gallery and gift shop (plus drinks and cakes for sale here too). Only slightly lower than top score as there is no washing machine in the property which is a shame and quite challenging when there are lots of peopRead morele staying who need to get things washed. There is an option to go to another property in another village to do washing but that isn't so convenient and it did seem to us that there is space and access to plumbing for a washing machine in the kitchen area. Other than this very small niggle, highly recommended and we would visit again! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 29th July 2018

A very quirky cottage. Lots of stairs wouldnt suit everyone but we got used to it and really enjoyed our stay. The weather was beautiful so didnt get chance to appreciate the log burner which would have been a treat! Welcoming, informative and friendly owners.

Reviewed by Carolyn 1st May 2018

Great cottage. Could have done with a full length mirror somewhere.......bottom of stairs to front door. Also mirrors in bedrooms in a dark corner instead of near window to get the light.

Reviewed by Steph 29th April 2018

A wonderful house which was spotlessly clean. The kitchen had all the equipment you could think of. Muker is a lovely village with plenty of walks on your doorstep. A lovely warm welcome from the hosts too who added lots of little extra touches like the Easter egg hunt which was appreciated by all of us. I would highly recommend this beautiful housRead moree and would love to come back one day. Hide

Reviewed by Cathy 25th April 2018

What a superb cottage in a superb location. We loved everything about our stay at Bramble Bottom and it was sad we had to leave. We loved being able to walk out of the cottage and within minutes be walking through the meadows. We loved the view from the windows. We enjoyed our meals in the Farmers Arms just a few doors away. We enjoyed our games ofRead more quoits out on the green and chatting to the friendly neighbours. The cottage was so warm and cosy we didn't need to use any of the bag of logs we had brought with us. Suzanne and Chris were very welcoming and helpful hosts. Thank you for a perfect holiday. Hide

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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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