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Greystones And Stockdale Cottages, Thwaite, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England

Bedrooms 3
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 surroundings

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!

More Details

Judith Dower
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Judith Dower

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

Why Judith Dower chose England

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.

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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Kirkby Stephen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Greystones has central heating and an open fire, all oil and coal included in price. Stockdale has storage heaters, which heat up overnight, and two coal fires and all electric and coal is included in price. Bedlinen and tea towels are included, but not personal towels; towels can be hired, if required, please mention when booking. No smoking at either property. Pets are welcome at Stockdale. There will be no extra charge for pets, but please mention when booking if you are bringing pets with you. There is one travel cot and one high chair, which can be requested on booking (unless already booked in the other cottage). Cot linen is not provided. Outside: Each cottage has a small cobbled courtyard area; Greystones also has a small lawned garden. Garden furniture is provided for each cottage. Parking for 2 cars is available for each cottage.



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

Kirkby Stephen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
After Easter
Apr 22 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
After SBH
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer peak
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Sep
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Sep/early Oct
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
After Oct half term
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Festive period
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
After festive period
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb half term
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
After Feb half term
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
After Easter
Apr 14 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
SBH half term
May 25 2018 - Jun 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
After SBH
Jun 3 2018 - Jul 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer peak
Jul 14 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Sep
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Sep/early Oct
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct half term
Oct 19 2018 - Nov 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
After Oct half term
Nov 4 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Festive period
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.

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