|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Greystones, Thwaite, upper Swaledale, has a roomy living room, with charming decor and furnishings, telephone for incoming calls, and a true Dales atmosphere. Warm and comfortable, with an open fire and central heating, there is a large utility room with plenty of space for wet clothes and boots, a freezer and a washer/dryer. Traditional stone steps lead from the dining kitchen up to three roomy bedrooms, a large kingsize double, a twin and a single bedroom and bathroom with bath and separate electric shower. The cobbled courtyard to the rear is just outside the back door, with an extra lawned garden with furniture and views of magnificent Kisdon. There is parking for up to two cars and bedlinen and tea towels are included. Sorry, dogs are not allowed. No smoking. Free wifi.
Greystones is an attractive cottage, with its own little rear garden with views towards Kisdon. With central heating and open fire, it is a warm, comfortable cottage, with lovely leather sofas, dining kitchen, utility room for muddy boots, three light, airy bedrooms and roomy bathroom. NOTE, please send Enquiry, instead of Request to Book.
The living room is spacious and cosy, with open fire (as well as central heating). The dining kitchen has full size dishwasher and fridge and there is a full size freezer and washer/dryer in the adjoining utility room.
Upstairs, the main bedroom is tastefully decorated, with kingsize bed in the spaciouse room. Another twin room and a further sgle room complete the three bedrooms.
Also upstairs, a very spacious bathroom, with cast iron bath and separate shower.
Stockdale Cottage has two separate living rooms (each with open fire and TV, avoiding arguments!) and large dining kitchen. Three spacious bedrooms and a good-sized bathroom, complete the picture of a home from home. A small cobbled area at the rear, with garden furniture, is the perfect place to sit and admire beautiful Kisdon.
Both living rooms have leather furniture, and open fires (coal included), and storage heaters.
The dining kitchen is spacious and well-equipped, with fridge/freezer (freezer compartment is bigger than an icebox, but about half the size of a full size freezer) and washing machine (there are clothes lines to the rear of the cottage where clothes can be hung out).
Upstairs are 3 roomy bedrooms; master bedroom has kingsize bed. Another dble bedroom at the back, and a twin bedroom mean the cottage can sleep up to 6. A very roomy bathroom is also found upstairs, with cast iron bath and separate shower.
Cottages can be booked together to sleep 11 (cottages are next door to each other). Free wifi at both cottages. Dogs welcome at Stockdale. We welcome short breaks, including 2 nt breaks, which are £15 less than 3 nt price. Saturday changeover.
Greystones is a huge favourite of Martin and Fiona, regular visitors; Martin proposed to Fiona as they arrived for a holiday, managing to secrete the ring in the keysafe! They returned a few months later to be married at Richmond, and invited Shirley and Peter, owners, and Judith and Martin, managers, to celebrate their wedding. So if you want a romantic cottage holiday, Greystones is the place for you!
Stockdale Cottage is the cottage which has been our family home for generations. We live locally and try to visit regularly to maintain, decorate and update our lovely properties. We try our best to make our cottages as warm and welcoming as we can. We love beautiful Swaledale and hope our guests will love the area and the houses as much as we do.
Judith Dower purchased this cottage in 1949
There are many walks direct from the door, all amid the stunning landscape of Swaledale. The only crowds you'll find here are flocks of sheep and a few cows! Breathe in the invigorating air and admire the wonderful meadow flowers and stone barns and walls. Explore the single-track roads with amazing views overlooking the dale and relax with a pint of locally-brewed real ale at one of the cozy nearby pubs.
"Thank-you; lots of hot water and well-equipped kitchen."
"Very nice cottage and well-equipped. Everything you need for a holiday in this part of the country. Sorry to leave, lovely open fires."
"How fabulous, our 2nd visit, the first being nearly 20 years ago. Exactly as we remembered - charming, kitchen bigger, though! We will be back - not in 19 years next time, but next year, we hope. Thank-you so much, we love it!!"
"Lovely cottage in stunning location. Good walks, canny pubs, weather!!"
A non-refundable deposit of £90 is payable on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the holiday. Holidays booked within 8 weeks or short breaks are payable in full on booking. A 2 person (one bedroom) 10% discount is available during non-peak weeks. The cottages can be booked together to sleep 11 and are next door to each other. A 10% discount is available on week bookings, 5% discount on short breaks.
Changeover day is Saturday, but we try to be flexible during non-peak periods, please contact us with individual requirements for either weeks or short breaks. Arrival time is 3pm, 4pm during peak weeks (summer/festive periods), departure time is 10am.
Notes on prices:
3 night short breaks are 70% of the week price (2 nights are 70% minus £15), and a 2 person (one bedroom) 10% discount is available on non-peak weeks.
Use of car is essential. Nearest train stations are Darlington and Northallerton, each about an hour's drive (35miles) away, Oxenholme is a little further.
Kearton Country Hotel and coffee house, 20m. Muker, with pub, craft gallery, woolens shop and tearoom is about a mile away. Hawes, a small town, is 6 miles over the Butter tubs pass, in Wensleydale, with small supermarkets, banks, shops, Tuesday market. Richmond, larger town, is 23 miles, Leyburn 20 miles. 24hr Tesco is in Catterick Garrison, 23 miles.