Cat Hole Cottages

Joiner’s Cottage


  • Sleeps 6
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • No smoking
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Flagged terrace
  • TV & DVD player
  • CD player
  • Modern kitchen
  • Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • Travel cot provided (no bedlinen)
  • Bath with shower over
  • All bedlinen, towels and teatowels provided
  • Utility room with large shower enclosure
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Friday changeover day


Joiner’s Cottage in Thwaite, upper Swaledale, is a high-quality haven from the cares of your workaday life.

Originally the joiner’s shop, the cottage is a spacious, lovely home with character touches such as a feature stone fireplace.

New windows and doors to the revamped south-facing terrace (now enclosed), multi-fuel stove and contemporary furnishings make the cottage welcoming and snug.

Fresh decor, a lovely kitchen with high-quality granite surfaces and luxury bath/shower rooms complete the feeling of a home from home.

Marvellous views from the living room and suntrap (enclosed) terrace look to the wonderful hills nearby. Sit and relax to the soothing murmur of Stockdale Beck after exploring one of the many walks from the door including the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way walks. As Wainwright said, “…the promised land of Swaledale, the foot of our personal rainbow, journey’s end.”

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A lovely, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful setting. Lots of interesting walks both from the cottage and further afield. We highly recommend the Farmer’s Arms in Muker – great food and very welcoming staff.Cliff and Dan Fisk, and Lui, the dog, Great Wratting, Suffolk

Cottage details

  • Multi-fuel stove
  • All coal included (heats upstairs radiators)
  • Electric storage heater
  • Contemporary leather furniture
  • French doors opening to spacious flagged south-facing patio with terrific views to surrounding hills
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Lovely refurbished dining kitchen with granite worktops
  • Fridge freezer (full size freezer)
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Iron / ironing board
  • Electric storage heater
  • 1 x double bedroom
  • 2 x twin bedrooms
  • Travel cot (cotlinen is not provided)
  • Stair gate
  • All bed linen provided
  • Downstairs luxury shower / utility room with large shower enclosure, WC, basin, utility sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, underfloor heating
  • Luxury upstairs bathroom, shower over bath, WC, basin
  • All towels and teatowels included
  • 5 steps down to front door
  • Flagged terrace from living room and kitchen, with garden table and chairs
  • Extra director chairs also available
  • Parking for up to 2 cars available at the house, further parking at layby at top of hill, 40m.
  • Free WiFi
Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome – please respect the immediate surroundings and keep dogs on lead near livestock. 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 dogs (there is no extra charge).

A 2 person 10% discount (one bedroom) is available on week bookings (sorry, not during peak periods). The discount cannot be booked online, so please contact Judith to arrange it.


Booking details

Week bookings run from Friday to Friday (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).

A 2 person (one bedroom) discount of 10% is available on week bookings (sorry, not during peak periods). The discount cannot be booked online, so please contact Judith to arrange it.

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, 01748 886366. Sorry, we don’t accept online payments.

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Another nice cottage, one of scores we’ve stayed at in the beautiful dales. Wensleydale Show a treat as usual.The Graingers, Northumberland
Very enjoyable 10 days at Joiner’s Cottage. We were very lucky with the weather, which made the walks in the Dales very pleasant. Even our teenage sons enjoyed some long walks, although they stayed home when we did Great Shunner Fell! Lovely time, thank-you.Jane, Mark, George and Ben Harvey, Harlow
A lovely stay in silence, not interrupted by quiet cyclists. Thank-you. Lovely week, quiet recovery, friendship and best of all, Le Tour! The Dales has turned on a great show and turned out in force for the Tour de France.Jenny and Stephen, Surrey
We had a very relaxing stay, we had everything we needed for the perfect Christmas! Beautiful home with an amazing fire! Walks into Muker and to the local pubs, perfect family holiday!Fiona, Martyn, Tracy, Jason, Holly, Megan and Joshua, Doncaster and Wakefield
We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit, a cosy, peaceful cottage and great walks – partway up to Shunner Fell, around Askrigg Falls, up Buttertubs Pass, Hardraw Force – enjoying a pleasant pint in the Green Dragon.John and Louise Stokes, Letchworth, Dave and Thereas Stanton, Hateby, Mike and Julia Goldbroom, Ashford

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