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Joiner's & Stockdale Cottages, Thwaite, Swaledale, wifi, dogs welcome

Bedrooms 3
Space 32 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottages in Thwaite, upper Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Beautifully decorated and spacious houses in spectacular scenery

Joiner' s Cottage is a fabulous 18th century cottage set in the tiny, pretty village of Thwaite, in upper Swaledale, Joiner's Cottage is a high-quality haven from the cares of your workaday life. Originally the joiner's shop, the cottage is a spacious, lovely home with character touches such as old beams and a stone fireplace. New windows and doors to the revamped south-facing terrace (now enclosed), multi-fuel stove and contemporary furnishings make the cottage welcoming and snug (all coal included). Fresh decor, a lovely kitchen with high-quality granite surfaces and luxury bath/shower rooms complete the feeling of a home from home.

The living room has comfortable leather sofas, where you can relax in front of the multi-fuel stove, and the dining kitchen is well-equipped. The three bedrooms are upstairs, a double and two twins, along with the family bathroom, with a shower over the bath. Downstairs is a utility/shower room, with a large shower, washing machinen and tumble dryer.

Marvellous views from the living room and suntrap (enclosed) terrace look to the wonderful hills nearby. Sit and relax to the soothing murmur of Stockdale Beck after exploring one of the many walks from the door including the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way walks. As Wainwright said, "...the promised land of Swaledale, the foot of our personal rainbow, journey's end." Sorry, no smoking. Sleeps 6 . Pet-friendly! Free Wifi! Joine'rs Cottage bookings run from Friday to Friday.

A 2 person discount (one bedroom) of 10% is available on week bookings (sorry, not during peak periods) and short breaks are available (2 nts are £15 less than 3 nt price).

.Stockdale Cottage is a charming cottage in pretty Thwaite and makes a good base for exploring exquisite Swaledale. Perfect for families, Stockdale Cottage has two living rooms, each with TV and an open fire, thus avoiding arguments (all coal included)! A spacious dining kitchen and three roomy bedrooms complete the picture of a comfortable family home. The master bedroom is a roomy kingsize bedroom, and there is another twin bedroom at the front, and a cosy double bedroom at the rear. The bathroom has a bath and separate shower, and is very spacious. The cottage has electric storage heaters, as well as the open fires.

Lovely views of Kisdon to the rear and the old chapel to the front remind you of Swaledale's unique beauty and character. Many walks direct from the door, so you can park the car for the week, or take the bus to Keld and walk back. A lovely house for a perfect holiday in wonderful Swaledale! Sorry, no smoking. Pet friendly! Sleeps 6. Free wifi!

Stockdale week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday. A 2 person discount (one bedroom) of 10% is available on week bookings (sorry, not during peak periods). Mention when enquiring.Short breaks are welcome, if we can fit them in, and we accept 2 nt bookings, £15 less than 3 nt price.

More Details

Judith Dower
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Judith Dower

Joiner's Cottage belonged to my parents and was originally the joiner's shop. I inherited the cottage and have updated it over the years, to make it a comfy and homely cottage, perfect for Dales holidays.

Judith Dower purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Judith Dower chose Muker

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 cosy nearby pubs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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!!"
Apr 2012
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Muker Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave the cottage clean and tidy, dishwasher emptied, no washing up draining. It would be a great help if you could strip the beds used.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 3pm, (4pm in peak weeks), and depart strictly by 10am.
  • Dogs are welcome, but strictly not on furniture or upstairs.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom is very spacious, with shower over bath, WC, and basin. Downstairs is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, basin, WC and large shower enclosure.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom is a double bed, with good views towards nearby hills. Second and third bedrooms are twin bedrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Durham Tees Valley
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Kearton Hotel
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Kearton Hotel
Car: necessary


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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:
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund