Get away from it all and enjoy peace, fresh air and spectacular views of upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Get away from everything and experience peace, fresh air, endless space and spectacular panoramic views of upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. No street lights so the stars are dazzling. Enjoy fantastic walking and cycling from the doorstep, do some photography, birdwatching or just relax and drink in the stunning uninterrupted views.
Choose from two gorgeous one-bedroom self-contained cottages. Kisdon is contemporary with four-poster and private hot tub and sauna. Lovely Seat is traditional with stone walls, private balcony with spectacular views, super king bed and cosy wood burner. Book both and you all get to enjoy the hot tub and sauna!
Kisdon and Lovely Seat Cottages enjoy a stunning location set of a hillside overlooking panoramic views of beautiful upper Swaledale. Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and feel yourselves unwind and relax. The perfect place to escape, destress and recharge your batteries.
Both cottages are superbly equipped and provide a comfortable and relaxing home from home. Each kitchen has a ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. Each lounge has a flat screen TV with sound bar and Sky freesat, DVD player and super fast wifi.
Kisdon has a gorgeous king size four poster bed and Lovely Seat has a fabulous super king bed. Both have luxury pocket sprung mattresses guaranteed to give you a great night's sleep. The views from each bedroom are stunning. Luxury crisp white bed linen and towels are included in the price.
Both cottages are equipped with patio furniture to enjoy the incredible views.
We welcome one small or two tiny dogs in Kisdon and up to three medium sized dogs in Lovely Seat at no extra charge. Dogs love the balcony of Lovely Seat along with the enclosed garden, small woodland and five acre meadow. Lots of new smells and plenty of pesky rabbits to chase! Most local pubs and teashops (and some of the shops) are dog-friendly.
There are two pubs/restaurants only a mile away in the villages of Keld and Thwaite. The picture postcard village of Muker is only 2.5 miles from the cottages with its fabulous Farmers Arms pub, village store and tea room, excellent craft gallery and gift shop, Swaledale Woollens where locals knit gorgeous items using the local wool, the lovely St Mary's Church and the former Literary Institute which offers a fascinating exhibition of old photos of Muker as well as being the base the for the Muker Silver Band to practise.
There is fantastic walking and cycling from the doorstep amid stunning scenery with drystone walls, barns and heather moors. This are is famous for its wildflower meadows and in Spring and Summer, the meadows are ablaze with colour from over 100 varieties of wild flowers. Kisdon and Lovely Seat enjoy views of our own wildflower meadow which is in full bloom in Spring and early Summer.
There is plenty to do in the area. The Kisdon Hill Circular walk is one of the Ramblers' top 50 walks in the UK and you can set off from the cottages. The Pennine Way and Coast to Coast national trails are nearby and there is a myriad of walks for all levels from the doorstep. This is a very poplular area for cycling. The Tour de France came over the Buttertubs Pass (only a mile from the cottages) and the UCI Road Race Championships Men's Elite race in September 2019 will take the same route. For a more gentle ride, the new Swale Trail from Grinton (near Reeth) to Keld is a low level route designed for everyone to enjoy - you can even hire electric bikes from the Dales Bike Centre in Grinton where there is also a great cakery with showstopper cakes on Fridays!
The lovely village of Reeth is about twelve miles from the cottages and offers the Swaledale Museum, craft workshops and a fabulous ice cream parlour! The market town of Hawes is six miles away and offers the fantastic Wensleydale Creamery - home to Wallace and Gromit and where you can taste over 20 varieties of excellent cheese. The Dales Countryside Museum is well worth a visit and there are lots of independent shops along with a bank, post office and cash points. Take a great day out on the famous Settle Carlisle Railway crossing the iconic Ribble Viaduct.
Swaledale is a paradise for bird and wildlife enthusiasts - you are likely to see red squirrels, curlews, grouse, rabbits, hares, pheasants, warblers, oystercatchers and many more. Bring your binoculars! The Forbidden Corner folly offers a weird and wonderful day out. As well as the wildflower meadows, this area is renowned for its heather moors and bluebells and you may also be lucky and see wild orchids. Waterfalls abound here and the excellent Keld Waterfall Walk (1 mile from the cottages) provides access to six gorgeous waterfalls within a two mile radius.
If you don't fancy cooking yourselves, there are plenty of great places to eat out. As well as the great local pubs serving home cooked food and real ale, there is even a fish and chip van which visits Thwaite (1 mile away) and Muker (2.5 miles away) on a Friday evening. You can order takeaway pizzas from the Buck Inn in Reeth (though you do need to collect them, but a good excuse for a pint!) There are local caterers who can provide meals delivered to the cottage. There is also a fabulous deli where you can order ready made meals and great cakes and puddings. The famous Tan Hill Inn (the highest pub in Britain) is only six miles from the cottages. The Farmers Arms even offers takeaway cartons of real ale, very popular with our guests!
If you enjoy holidaying with friends or family but like your own privacy, then booking both cottages is the ideal solution. Lovely Seat is the bigger of the two and offers seating and dining space for four. And there is plenty of room for four (plus pooches) on the lovely balcony. If you book both cottages, you all get to enjoy use of the hot tub and sauna. What could be better enjoying a glass of bubbly in the bubbles under the stars?!
Our change over days are Fridays and Mondays. We offer short breaks of three night weekends starting Fridays and four night midweek breaks starting Mondays all year round except Christmas and New Year. Full weeks can start either Friday or Monday.