Cat Hole Cottages

The Old Stable


  • Sleeps 3
  • No Smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking for 1 car
  • All bedlinen & towels provided
  • Central heating
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • TV & DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with icebox
  • Electric cooker
  • Kingsize bedroom
  • Single bedroom
  • Travel cot (sorry, not cot linen)
  • High chair
  • Shower room
  • Garden
  • Bike storage
  • iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer
  • Saturday changeover day


A charming cottage, orginally converted from a stable (hence the name!) in the tiny hamlet of Crackpot, sleeping 3, in king and single bedrooms (plus travel cot for a baby).

There are lovely views over surrounding roofs over Swaledale.

The Stable benefits from central heating, and a multi-fuel stove in the living room, starter pack of fuel included. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a king with views, and a single, also with views. The cotttage has a spacious shower room, with a large shower enclosure.

The Stable welcomes one small to medium-sized dog, and has a private garden, although not fully enclosed, so your dog must be on a lead when outside.

Free wifi, and a well-equipped kitchen mean the cottage is an ideal bolthole from the cares of workaday life.

Week bookings from Saturdays only.

Highly recommended as a lovely place for a couple or small family to stay! The cottage was very nicely appointed and decorated, warm and cosy with comfy beds, all kitchen supplies needed, plenty of space, Netflix and beautiful views down the Dale. The location was brilliant; just driving around the area was a treat with stunning scenery everywhere we went, good pubs and cafes with home made food and good service. Our baby hates showers so that was the only downside for us but otherwise things were pretty baby-friendly. The owners were friendly and helpful and we appreciated the welcome pack including some delicious Wenslydale cheese.Lauren

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Cottage details

  • Oil central heating boiler
  • Multi-fuel stove (starter pack of logs and coal provided)
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Fridge with icebox
  • Electric cooker
  • High chair
  • Kingsize bedroom
  • Travel cot
  • 1 single
  • All bed linen provided (but not cot linen)
  • Upstairs shower room (large shower enclosure)
  • WC
  • Basin
  • Towels and teatowels provided
  • Water supply is from a well, so please use the shower boost button sparingly, especially in hot weather, as water supply is limited.
  • Drainage is to a septic tank, so only toilet tissue to be flushed.
  • Parking for 1 car directly in front of the cottage
  • Bike storage available by prior arrangement ie well before the holiday.
  • Part of the large garden is for guest use, but is not fully enclosed, so your dog must be kept on a lead when outside.
  • Garden access is by a path with a metre drop to nearby ground, with no handrail, so use of the garden is strictly at guests’ risk.
  • Free WiFi
One well-behaved dog 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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The cottage is reached along a single track road.

Please see FAQs for information regarding local amenities and phone reception.

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Thank you for a lovely cottage, lovely position – one of the best views we could have! Made a special visit even more so, Thanks.Julie and Paolo, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Lovely Easter break. Cottage well equipped and comfortable. Steve and Sheila made us feel very welcome. Many thanks.Mark, Lorraine and Thistle
Two days of glorious weather – unseasonably warm – so we have been enjoying wonderful walks up and down dale. Lovely cottage, peaceful and with beautiful views. Very comfortable. Thank you.Robert and Sarah, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Crackpot is a lovely place, It puts a smile upon your face…. …. and just to say from him and me, What charming hospitality!Nicki and Rick, Norfolk
Felt right at home in Crackpot – for so many reasons! Comfy accommodation and fabulous views. Swaledale will always live in our heart.Tanya, Lesley and Twiglet

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