Cat Hole Cottages

Briar Mede


  • Sleeps 4
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • No smoking
  • Central heating
  • 1 Superkingsize bedroom
  • 2 Single bedrooms
  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • Woodburning stove
  • TV & DVD player
  • Dining kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Shower room
  • Chest freezer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Walled garden
  • Maps, books, games and dvds provided
  • Bike storage
  • Coffee machine
  • Saturday changeover day
  • Parking nearby in village


Briar Mede is set in the heart of the village of Gunnerside resting alongside the River Swale.

The cottage offers stunning views of the beautiful surrounding village, hills and countryside. A few moments from the cottage you can hear and view the rushing waters of Gunnerside Ghyll.

The cottage is in a beautiful setting and great location for those who enjoy activities such as walking, cycling, fishing, photography or painting.

Alternatively, Briar Mede is perfect for those who just wish to relax and unwind in a peaceful and very special place.

Recently refurbished to a high standard Briar Mede sleeps four people and has two single bedrooms, a large superking bedroom, shower room and bathroom with shower. It has a kitchen diner and a very comfortable lounge with wood burning stove.

The “Hidden Gem“ of Briar Mede is its secret walled garden. This is a beautiful private setting, enchanting for bird watchers and stargazers and for alfresco dining, or simply relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views!

Sleeps 4. Free wifi. One dog welcome. Parking for one car.

Thank you so much for the wonderful use of your cottage- we absolutely loved it and the area was great for walking. We absolutely love what you’ve done with the cottage, so homely and it’s a great place to chill out away from work and kids.Louise, Northumberland
We’ve had another gorgeous relaxing stay in your cottage. It is so comfortable and warm it’s hard to drag yourself away. We really appreciate the little extras like toiletries, soap, washing up liquid , loo rolls which all sound trivial but are things you don t have to worry about and things that so many cottages don’t supply any of. Thanks again and we will definitely be back. It is one of our favourite areas.Julie
Fantastic cottage, well-equipped. Great walking as ever, love to return.Sally, Peter and Humphrey, Brigstock
Finally we got to linger in this magical dale, in an amazingly well-equipped cottage. I marvel at the staircase every time I use it.Sue and Ron, York

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Cottage details

  • Wood burning stove
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Kitchen diner
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Small microwave
  • Fridge
  • Chest freezer
  • Bike storage
  • 1 x kingsize bedroom
  • 2 x single bedrooms
  • All bed linen provided
  • 1 shower room
  • 1 bathroom with a shower
  • All towels and teatowels included
  • Secret walled garden
  • Free WiFi

One well-behaved dog welcome. For the comfort of other guests, please do not allow your pets on to furniture or upstairs.

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

No discounts are available at this time.


Booking details

Week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday (reserve online or telephone 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 between October and the end of April (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 (sorry, we don’t accept online payments).

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

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