Cat Hole Cottages

The Haven


  • Sleeps 4
  • No smoking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Underfloor central heating
  • Log burning stove
  • iPod docking station
  • TV & DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Larder fridge (no icebox)
  • Ceramic hob
  • Oven
  • 1 Double bedroom
  • 1 Twin bedroom
  • All bedlinen, towels and teatowels provided
  • Travel cot provided (sorry, not cot linen)
  • Bath with shower over
  • Rear and front gardens
  • Washing machine
  • Booster seat for toddler
  • Free public parking nearby
  • Saturday changeover day



As its name implies, The Haven is a lovely cottage to retreat to after a day’s strenuous hiking over the beautiful nearby hills and moors.

In Gunnerside and recently modernised, but retaining lovely 200 year old Swaledale architectural features such as beamed and boarded ceilings and stone flagged floors, The Haven is wonderfully comfortable and welcoming. An unspoilt character Dales cottage, it nevertheless benefits from modern conveniences such as underfloor central heating and a log-burning stove.

With two private gardens, you can catch the sun at any time of day, or snuggle up inside and relax amid the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales!

Wonderful relaxing break, weather terrible, but that just meant more R+R, which was great. Cottage amazing (best we’ve been to). Loved it and really sad to leave.Dot and Mark Newbury-Birch, Tynemouth

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Cottage details

  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Log-burning stove with starter pack of logs included. Further logs available in shed @£5 per basket, please leave cash on departure
  • Smart TV
  • Kitsound Hive 2 speaker
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining area
  • Larder fridge (ie no freezer compartment)
  • Electric ceramic hob
  • Fan oven
  • 1 double room
  • 1 twin room
  • Central heating radiators
  • Travel cot and booster chair (under stairs)
  • All bed linen provided (cot linen is not provided)
  • Basin
  • WC
  • Bath with shower over
  • Towels and teatowels provided
  • Front flagged garden with west-facing bench to catch evening sun
  • Private rear garden with garden furniture
  • Small washing machine in boilerhouse outside back door
  • Free WiFi
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), although if we can fit different changeover days in, please do enquire. 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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Lovely cottage in a beautiful location for a wonderful short break here with some excellent walks along familiar paths in beautiful weather.John and Sue Dunford, Leics
I have had, no doubt, the best week of my life, here in Gunnerside, with loads of completely different walks, amazing photos (to cherish forever) and, most of all… THIS COTTAGE! Overall, the most comfy, homely, cosy cottage I’ve ever stayed in the 10 years I’ve been on this earth. From the bottom of my heart, thank-you.Teddy Cuthbert
Lovely cottage in charming Gunnerside. Every day a different route for walking with amazing scenery. Lots of useful information in folder and a cupboard of delightful games.Barbara Cuthbert, Warkworth
Thank-you for a wonderful stay at your lovely cottage. We have had a fantastic week.The Hemingways, Leeds
Cottage in excellent position. Dogs and us enjoyed the walks here in Gunnerside. Good accommodation, lovely shower. Enjoyed eating @ King’s Head.Janice and Sheila, Bicester

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