Cat Hole Cottages

Joe House


  • Sleeps 5
  • Free WiFi
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • TV & DVD player
  • MP3 Player
  • Central heating
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Induction hob
  • 1 Kingsize bedroom ( with an extra single bed)
  • 1 Superkingsize bedroom (can also be twin)
  • All bedlinen, towels and teatowels provided
  • Bath with shower over
  • Hairdryer
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Friday changeover day
  • Outhouse for bike storage


Situated in the lee of a hill, Joe House is a warm, comfortable, lovely cottage with lots of charm.

There is a spacious dining kitchen, with dishwasher, fridge/freezer and induction hob, and the cosy living room has a leather sofa and multi-fuel stove, coal included, first basket of logs.

Upstairs, the cottage has two large bedrooms, sleeping up to 5 people, and a family bathroom (good views from the WC!).

The cottage is about a mile from Gunnerside, the last bit along a single track road. Note, the track to the cottage is a bit rough and ready, not really suitable for low-slung cars. The garden, sheltered by the hill, is the perfect place to relax after a day’s walking amid the outstanding Swaledale scenery!

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Beautiful, warm and welcoming cottage. We love the wealth of original features. Great collection of books and dvds for the eveningsKaren and David

Cottage details

  • Freeview TV
  • DVD player
  • MP3 player
  • Central heating
  • Multi-fuel stove (all coal included, first basket of logs)
  • Dining kitchen
  • Full-size dishwasher
  • Full-size fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Induction hob
  • First bedroom: king-size bed & single bed
  • Second bedroom: bed can be made up as superking or twin
  • Hairdryer
  • All bed linen provided
  • Upstairs family bathroom
  • Shower over bath
  • WC and basin (lovely views from WC!!)
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Towels and teatowels provided
  • Parking for up to 4 cars
  • Garden furniture
  • Flagged path is a little uneven.
  • Free WiFi
  • Sorry, no pets
  • No discounts available at this time


Booking details

Week bookings run from Friday to Friday (reserve online or ring 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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Great stay for all of us at Joe House. Everything we could possibly need is provided. Good birthday break for my husband and son.Debbi and Martin Smith, Preston
A fabulous place to see in the New Year. Thanks for making it so homely and the thoughtful touches, from the welcome pack and foodies, to our Christmas tree! We love the dales, but don’t know Swaledale well, so this week has been a revelation. A hugely relaxing place in a gorgeous part of Britain.Hannah and David, Cambridge
What a lovely cottage! We’ve had great fun doing some of the suggested activities – even paddling at Wainwath Falls despite the weather. Love the bridge over the Swale at Reeth and a great place for throwing stones in the river.Charlotte, Richard, Andrew and Isabel Digby
Our two weeks here have gone too quickly, weather fantastic, allowing us to walk every day. Our ninth visit to Joe House, our favourite house so far, with everything you might need for both good and bad weather.Mary and John, Ireland
A lovely cottage in a good location. Weather good, so we got to do some cycling- the only regret was the rather steep climb up from the main road – first try was a case of get off and push!Susan and Jan

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