Cat Hole Cottages



  • Sleeps 4
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • No smoking
  • All bedlinen & teatowels provided
  • Towels for 2 people provided
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Electric storage heaters
  • TV & DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Fridge freezer
  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Shower room
  • Parking nearby
  • Saturday changeover day



Arklehurst is a traditional stone built 18th century cottage offering exceptionally warm and cosy accommodation for up to 4 people.

Set in the tiny jewel of a village of Langthwaite, in Arkengarthdale, the cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest possible standard, with a welcoming coal stove for cool evenings. The modern dining kitchen, with quality pine dining table and chairs, has an old-fashioned original range as focal point, a wonderful reminder of the true history of the cottage. A lovely shower room provides an extra touch of luxury and many guests comment that our description and photos don’t do this wonderful cottage justice.

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This was our 3rd stay at Arklehurst. We knew exactly what to expect. It’s perfect for us. We love the cottage, it’s warm and cosy with effective heating and lovely coal burning stove for chillier evenings. Walks straight from the door. Beautiful local area and very friendly locals – including in the pub and the hotel/bar up the road (all in walking distance).Mrs Hannah Fletcher

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Cottage details

  • Multi-fuel stove (all fuel provided, coalhouse opposite cottage)
  • Electric storage heaters
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Telephone (honesty box).
  • Dining kitchen
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Iron/ironing board
  • 1 double room
  • 1 twin room
  • All bed linen provided
  • Luxury shower room with electric shower
  • WC
  • Basin
  • Shaver point.
  • Towels for two people provided
  • No garden
  • Parking opposite the village pub (not in front of the pub, please, unless you are patronising it at the time)
  • Free WiFi
Dogs welcome.

Please mention when booking if you are bringing dogs (there is no extra charge).

No discounts available at this time.


Booking details

Weekly bookings run from Saturday to Saturday (reserve online or give us a call to book, 01748 886366). To see price and availability, click the “Book Now” button (you have not committed yourself to a booking by doing so).

Short breaks are available (see FAQs). Please contact us to confirm a short break booking, or for a price for a different number of nights.

You can pay by cheque, BACS or by card. A deposit of £90 is due on booking, including a £10 booking fee. Please note, deposit and booking fee are non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

You can send a cheque, payable to Cat Hole Cottages Ltd, to Cat Hole House, Thwaite, Richmond DL11 6DR, with the name of the cottage and holiday date on back of chq; pay by BACS, sort code 09-01-28, acc 37806627, ref initials or first word of cottage and holiday date; ring to pay by card.

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Please see FAQs for information regarding local amenities and phone reception.

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A perfect break away! It was our second visit to Arklehurst (and won’t be the last). The cottage was warm and cosy on our arrival and stayed that way throughout. The coal burning stove made the living room extra cosy. The cottage was equipped for our every need and with beautiful scenery and Dales walks right from the door. Our perfect getaway. The pub in Langthwaite is lovely too, as is the CB inn (bar, restaurant and hotel) which is a short walk away.Mrs Joanna Forster
Great location in Arkengarthdale. The Red Lion pub is 1 minute away and has a lovely atmosphere.Mr John Huges
Cosy and very comfortable cottage in a perfect location. The caretakers, Roger and Janet, were quick to resolve a problem with the shower. Also very helpful to my daughter when she wanted flowers delivered for my birthday!Mrs Carol Jarvis
The area was fabulous with lots of walks from the house.Mrs Patricia Allum-Smith
We were able to take our two terriers, the quarry tiled kitchen floor was easy to mop clean as it was needed as a reception area for taking off muddy boots, and holding the dogs before showering them, as we do when we are at home.
The weather was very cold ,the heating was adequate, but the best part being the Morso cast stove, plenty of kindling, and a well stocked coal house. Nights in by a glowing fire being a highlight. The old range, and historic artefacts hung on the ceiling beams further enhanced the authentic feel. The landline with honesty box was an unexpected bonus.Martin Tuxford

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