Cat Hole Cottages

Old Cobbler’s Shop


  • Sleeps up to 4
  • All bedlinen, towels & teatowels included
  • Free wifi
  • No smoking
  • One small dog welcome
  • Logburner
  • Electric heaters
  • TV & DVD player
  • Double sofabed
  • Microwave
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Electric shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Downstairs shower room
  • Garden
  • Outside seating
  • Parking
  • Friday changeover day


The Old Cobbler’s Shop (previously known as Brooklands) is a charming one bedroom cottage, newly refurbished and decorated to the highest standard, in the lovely Swaledale village of Gunnerside, where there are many walks direct from the door, including up Gunnerside Ghyll, past the lead mining ruins.

With electric heating throughout, and a log burner in the living room, the cottage is warm and cosy, even in the depths of a Yorkshire winter. The kitchen is very well-equipped, with washing machine, full size fridge and separate freezer, along with all the usual kitchenware.

The double bedroom has amazing views towards the hills opposite and is flooded with light through the two big windows. The shower room is downstairs, with electric shower, WC and basin and there is a convenient boot store with heater tucked in between the kitchen and shower room.

Outside is a little south-facing patio, with both a bench, and table and chairs, so guests can sit in the sun whatever time of day and admire hill scenery and the gorgeous view towards upper Swaledale. A car can be parked directly outside the cottage and one small dog is welcome (strictly not upstairs or on furniture, please). We don’t charge extra for your dog, but please mention when booking if you are bringing one.

Week bookings are Friday to Friday. Secure storage for cycles included, and an electric vehicle charging point is negotiable with owners.

The Old Cobbler’s Shop is a welcoming, attractive cottage, ideal for a walking/cycling holiday, or for just relaxing and exploring, with the King’s Head a stone’s throw away.

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Cottage details

  • Multi-fuel stove; starter pack of logs provided, further logs available to buy from the owners, who live in the village
  • Dining area
  • Electric heaters
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Sofabed (sleeps 2), please mention this is needed on booking
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer (full size)
  • Washing machine
  • Freestanding line dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Upstairs bedroom
  • 1 double
  • Electric storage heater
  • All bed linen provided
  • Downstairs shower room
  • Electric shower
  • WC
  • Basin and shaver point
  • Towels and teatowels provided
  • Small front garden with bench, and table and chairs
  • Free parking in front of the cottage
  • Free WiFi
One small well-behaved dog welcome. For the comfort of other guests, please do not allow your pet on to furniture or upstairs.

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

No discounts available at this time.


Booking details

Week bookings run from Friday to Friday, strictly during more popular months (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 (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 OCS and holiday date; ring to pay by card.

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