Cat Hole Cottages

The Byre


  • Sleeps 2
  • Stunning views
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Central heating
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • Electric shower
  • Fridge with icebox
  • Gas cooker
  • TV & DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Hairdryer
  • Parking
  • Private patio with garden furniture
  • Use of owner's garden and summerhouse
  • Maps, books and dvds provided
  • Saturday changeover day


Views? Tick! Cosy comfort? Tick! Rural isolation? Tick!

Converted from a cow byre with hayloft above, adjoining a 17th century farmhouse, The Byre, sleeping 2 people, is a tiny jewel of a cottage on top of the world. With amazing views, the cottage has all the comforts a holidaymaker could wish for; multi-fuel stove (all fuel included), central heating, many books to read, private garden table and chairs, with lovely views, and a charming galleried bedshelf upstairs.

Set high up in the lee of Kitley Hill, The Byre commands an unparalleled position above Whaw, in Arkengarthdale.

Did we mention the views? Stunning scenery all around, walks from the door and snug accommodation, perfect for those who appreciate unspoilt countryside at its very best!

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Cottage details

  • Living room is up a few steps from kitchen
  • Central heating
  • Multi-fuel stove (all coal and logs included)
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stairs to bedroom
  • Kitchen with shower room off
  • Fridge with icebox
  • Microwave
  • Gas cooker
  • Dining table for 2
  • The water is on a private supply, so occasionally seems somewhat brown after heavy rain. However, there are filters in place and it is perfectly safe to drink
  • Open tread stairs up to galleried bedshelf
  • 1 double
  • All bed linen provided
  • Located off kitchen
  • Electric shower
  • WC and basin
  • Towels and teatowels provided
  • The water pressure is a little variable, so the shower temperature can fluctutate a little, but there is an anti-scald fitting on it
  • Stunning views all round, over Arkengarthdale and to Kitley Hill
  • Private garden
  • Table and chairs
  • Parking for one car
  • Use of owner’s garden and summerhouse
  • Reached by single track road with passing places, uphill
  • Free WiFi
2 well-behaved dogs 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 dogs (there is no extra charge).

No discounts 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 (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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