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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.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Lorraine 20th September 2019

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Brookside Cottage is a stylish and cosy cottage - very comfortable and in a great location at the heart of this lovely village. We felt very at home!

Reviewed by S 9th August 2019

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Lovely comfortable cottage furnished to a high standard for 4 in a great location close to an excellent pub and beautiful walks. Great village and very friendly locals. We would have no hesitation in returning.

Reviewed by Ruth 31st July 2019

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Brookside was a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and in keeping with the age of the property, although modernised to a very high standard. Fixtures and fittings were of a high standard and we enjoyed our stay. As there is no rear garden and so we sat in the front and enjoyed talking to walkers and some local people who were happy to see the coRead morettage in use. It is a small village but with a local pub, lovely cafe and local shop, lovely art gallery and a really special knitwear shops Hide

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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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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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