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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, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
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.

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

  • 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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Regret no children under 10, babes in arms welcome

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 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Victoria 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Ashley 22nd October 2021

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Brookside is a lovely cottage - spotlessly clean, well equipped and very cosy. The location in the heart of Muker is fantastic and the sound of the bubbling brook across the road is wonderful. Great walks right from the doorstep. Friendly pub with excellent food only a few steps away - and a tea room if you have room for more food! Dog friendly - bRead moreiscuits in a jar for your pooch! We loved our stay and would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by sue 15th October 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Brookside. A relaxing stay in a very comfortable cottage. The cottage has everything you need and is in the perfect location of Muker, with its pub (excellent food and drinks), tea room, village store, art gallery and woollen store. Plenty for all. We went for many walks direct from the cottage, and if we did get wet, Read morewe were able to dry out boots and jackets easily in the utility. Looking forward to a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Alan 3rd September 2021

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Really nice cottage, brilliant location in the lovely village of Muker. The cottage is really comfortable for a small family.

Reviewed by Heather 27th August 2021

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A lovely compact cottage in the heart of Muker offering everything anyone needed in a holiday home. Clean and well equipped we have already booked another week. The only slight word of caution would be the very steep stairs with currently no stairgate, though there is evidence that there used to be one.

Reviewed by Claire 20th August 2021

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Perfect little cottage for a week in Swaledale. So many walks from Muker - finished with a pint in the Farmers Arms!!

Reviewed by David 13th August 2021

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The cottage was exceptional well presented and the location was relaxed, many thanks for a great stay.

Reviewed by Fiona 6th August 2021

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Brookside is a very comfortable and attractive cottage. We found it ideal for 4 people. Beautifully laid out with open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area and a very useful utility room and downstairs toilet. The bedrooms are comfortable and the ensuite and main bathroom both lovely with rainfall showers which worked well. Heating system great anRead mored huge smart TV. Muker is a perfect place for walks in stunning scenery. Best laid out cottage we've stayed in, combining luxury with practicality. Hide

Reviewed by simon 30th July 2021

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a lovely, comfortable cottage to stay in, in the heart of a welcoming village. A great place to go exploring the Yorkshire Dales right on your doorstep. Good food at the Farmers Inn (closed mon, tues) Nice gallery/gift shop next door, also a small cafe and shop, all popular with walkers.

Reviewed by Marian 23rd July 2021

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The cottage was perfect for us. Ideally situated in a lovely village.

Reviewed by Sarah 16th July 2021

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loved the decor x

Reviewed by Louise 9th July 2021

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Fantastic location stunning scenery need to book the amazing pub in the village, lots of equipment and great base for walks and cycling: Bed very comfy and added bonus of WiFi; would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 2nd July 2021

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Brookside was a wonderful high spec cottage in an excellent location, the facilities in the house were great and the amenities in the village were superlative. Fab walks and wildlife

Reviewed by Richard 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Sally 11th June 2021

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A lovely clean, welcoming cottage with high quality furniture and equipment. The bed in particular was extremely comfortable. Outdoor space is at the front of the cottage and we particularly enjoyed watching walkers and photographers walk by and enjoying saying hello to them. Although the cottage on the road the traffic is minor and at night its beRead moreautifully quiet. There is a minor issue with hot water running out quickly in the en-suite shower room. the other electric shower is excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 23rd April 2021

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Really lovely cottage in a great location. Has everything you'll need for a stay but do bring tea towels as these are not provided. Super comfy bed and furniture and the underfloor heating is a delight. Our dog particularly enjoyed it. The small front yard is perfect for relaxing in the sunshine after a day out. Keep the windows open at night and yRead moreou can hear the owls...lovely Hide

Reviewed by Peter 15th April 2021

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Superb Cottage with everything you need in middle of the Village and only 50 Yards from shop and pub. Would definitely recommend this cottage for family or even just 2 people. Muker is a special place for walking and wonderful views.

Reviewed by Max 30th December 2020

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Brookside is a really well-equipped, comfy and cosy cottage. It's practical, perfectly positioned (for Muker's amenities - pub, gallery, shop), and a great base for fabulous walks right out of the front door. It was warm in the snow, and the log burner was a great boon for the cold evenings. The utility room is very useful (!) and the beds are comfRead moreortable. Linens and towels are of good quality. The kitchen could do with a casserole dish, and more table lamps for subdued lighting would be a bonus Hide

Reviewed by Vicky 12th October 2020

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Reviewed by PJ 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by ARTHUR 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Gillian 22nd September 2020

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Lovely, clean, well-equipped cottage

Reviewed by Lesley 18th September 2020

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Lovely cottage, very comfortable and the open plan living space was perfect for our family. And in a lovely village in a stunning area.

Reviewed by Leonora 11th September 2020

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This is an excellent cottage in the perfect location for enjoying beautiful Swaledale. Beautifully furnished and fitted. Very well located. Reasonably priced.

Reviewed by Meriel 25th August 2020

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Wonderful cottage in a lovely village in a perfect setting for fantastic walks. We had a great stay - the beds are very comfortable, the cottage is cozy and has everything you might need. Highly recommended! - the (almost next door) pub also did a great takeaway service, which was a bonus after a long wet walk!

Reviewed by T 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Rosemary 31st July 2020

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Well equipped, clean cottage in a great location for walking almost from the doorstep. We really enjoyed our week and would recommend it.

Reviewed by C 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Hayley 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Michael 28th December 2019

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Excellent location, great walking and cycling in the area. Very friendly local pub (30 second walk!) with good food and ales.

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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

Map
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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