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Dales Holiday Cottages

Wouldn't you love to relax in a wonderful Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage? 60% of people return after enjoying a wonderful holiday in the Yorkshire Dales in one of our wonderful Dales holiday cottages.

Why choose a cottage in the Yorkshire DalesYorkshire Dales holiday cottages here in Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale provide everything you could want in a holiday home. Experience a memorable holiday in one of our fantastic dales holiday cottages in Gunnerside, or another lovely village in Swaledale or Arkengarthdale. Cat Hole Cottages holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales offer you:

  • A range of beautifully welcoming holiday cottages
  • Personal space to relax
  • Value for money
  • Freedom to create your own routine
  • Magnificent scenery at your door
  • Environmentally friendly holidays

Have we the perfect holiday cottage for you?

We have dales holiday cottages to suit everyone – from charmingly renovated Gunnerside barns for families to snug retreats for couples. Our Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages are all found within Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale. Perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the cares of everyday life. All of our Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages are inspected for quality and cleanliness. Our owners strive to make them warm and welcoming to make your holiday a “home from home”.

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Wouldn't you love your own personal space to relax in?

In your holiday cottage you can shut the door on the outside world. Relax in the privacy of your own home from home. Sit with a glass of wine in the garden and watch the (quiet!) bustle of Yorkshire Dales life.

Challenge and comfort?

Challenge yourself to a little walk, enjoy the stunning scenery, relax in a hot bath, explore the local pub, to meet locals and soak up the Dales atmosphere. Muker has the Farmer's Arms, a lovely local inn, with good local ales (from Askrigg Brewery, including Muker Silver, named after Muker Silver Band, founded in 1897 and still going strong!), and good home-cooked food, such as roasts on a Sunday, and steak and ale pie, as well as lighter meals and sandwiches (and dog- and muddy boot-friendly).

Gunnerside has the King's Head, also welcoming muddy boots and dogs, good pub grub and ales, and there is Ghyllfoot Tearoom, and Mary Shaw's Cafe in the village as well.

The Punch Bowl, Low Row, and the CB Inn, in Arkengarthdale, are gastropubs, with good ales, and there are a number of pubs in Reeth, along with tearooms and small shops. There is Dales bike hire at Fremington, just below Reeth, if you want to cycle part of the 2014 Grand Depart Tour de France route, and you can reward yourself with delicious coffee and cakes at the Cakery there, or take a two minute walk to the Bridge Inn at Grinton.

We like the White Hart in Hawes; good variety of beer, extensive well-priced menu (serving lunches till 3pm and evening meals from 5pm), but there are a number of other pubs in Hawes, too.

Don't you deserve a little treat?

Your holiday cottage gives you comfort and convenience for a fraction of the price of a hotel or b&b stay. Our North Yorkshire cottages, here in Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, offer real value for money.

Wouldn't you love to...?

On your Swaledale holiday you can be up with the lark or sleep as late as you like. Eat out at a local pub or tearoom in Gunnerside or Muker. Cook a gourmet meal in your well-equipped kitchen. Relax with a book. Explore enchanting villages and towns in Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale – the choice is yours in one of our Dales holiday cottages.

Do you want magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery at your door?

You don’t even need to get the car out to enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Holiday cottages here have a wide variety of walks straight from your doorstep. Take leisurely rambles or mountain hikes around Swaledale. Or visit one of the interesting market towns nearby and spoil yourself with tasty local produce and crafts.

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Concerned about the environment? Worried about the spiralling cost of foreign holidays?

You can go green by sharing a spacious Swaledale cottage with the whole family for a fraction of the cost of a holiday abroad. Once here, you can amble gently along the riverside, take invigorating walks or day-long hikes without ever needing to use the car. Bus services are plentiful and regular and you can even have your groceries delivered! Re-create your happy childhood with your own children and have a Dales holiday you'll never forget. Take the Little White Bus up to Keld and walk back to your cottage. Lots of lovely walks from Keld, including the Pennine Way. The Coast to Coast walk is also close by.

A holiday in one of our Yorkshire Dales holiday cottages will be a memory you will treasure, and you’ll want to return. Don’t take our word for it – experience it yourself!

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About me

Judith Dower, ownerHello! I’m Judith Dower and I own Cat Hole Cottages.

My aim is to provide holidaymakers with a friendly, personal service that will give you a first-class quality cottage holiday.

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Dogs welcome!

pet-friendlyI am a dog owner myself and I know how frustrating it can be to find a pet friendly accommodation.

That is why we offer pet friendly cottages at no extra charge. After all your pet deserves a holiday too!

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