Arngill ref: CC211153

Muker, Swaledale

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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
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  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
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Set at the head of Swaledale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Arngill Cottage was originally built as Muker’s Wesleyan Chapel in 1845, converted into cottages in the 1940’s and lovingly renovated over the last years, now offering a charming and well equipped character cottage. It has a stone flagged entrance hall, feature staircase curving to a balustrated landing on the first floor, solid oak floor boards, lime-washed walls, a large open plan living area with beamed ceiling, window seats, stone and lime rendered fireplace with wood-burning stove. The kitchen is stone flagged with vaulted ceiling, original, exposed beams and a hand crafted kitchen incorporating pine panelling from the original chapel.  The cottage has gorgeous views over wild-flower meadows, Straw Beck flows right opposite the cottage. The historic landscape is rich in wildlife, rivers and waterfalls, ancient paths and tracks and an ideal base for a wide range of year round activities or just plain relaxing.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

This completely renovated property has oil fired central heating, and comprises:
Entrance lobby: With space to leave outdoor clothing and boots.
Lounge/dining area: A large open area with double aspect windows and window seats, with TV, DVD, radio/CD, and wood burning stove.
Kitchen area: With electric oven and ceramic hob, cooker hood, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With mira shower over the bath, toilet, basin and shaver point.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Central heating, power, towels and bed linen included. Logs for fire can be purchased at Reeth, Hawes and Kirkby Stephen, they are not provided. Wi-fi available.


Enclosed paved patio to the front with garden furniture. One well behaved pet welcome.
  • Nearest town
    Muker Village
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    300 yards
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Garsdale Head
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The valley of the River Swale begins in the west close, to Nine Standards Rigg, the strange collection of nine stone cairns built on the ridge of the Yorkshire and Cumbria border and runs eastwards to the historic town of Richmond.

Although one of the more remote valleys, it has a wealth of villages and hamlets to visit and explore and is a great favourite with fell walkers.

Indeed, Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk passes along Swaledale, but for those who don't want to make that full journey, there is plenty of peace and beauty to be had here.

This is also James Herriot country and fans of TV's All Creatures Great and Small might well recognise nearby Arkengarthdale from the show's title shots. The valley was also formerly the centre of the local lead-mining industry.

Along Swaledale lie the villages of Muker, where a Bronze Age burial was discovered and Gunnerside, a centre for the traditional dry-stone walls and stone-built barns and houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth, known as the capital of Swaledale, is the starting point for many of the most popular Dales walks and has three pubs!

Running parallel with Swaledale, to the south, is Wensleydale and the two are joined by the dramatic Buttertubs Pass, a high moorland road that passes crags and waterfall as it leads from one dale to the other.

Things to do nearby


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle, on a cliff above the River Swale near the town of Richmond is believed to be one of the oldest stone-built castles surviving today. The most impressive and best preserved area of the castle is the Great Keep, which stands over 100 feet tall.

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