Wayside Farm ref: UK12267

Muker, near Reeth, Swaledale

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


This luxury property is situated in the picturesque village of Muker, overlooking the bridge and the river and within a short stroll of the village shop, tearoom and traditional village inn. Tastefully decorated with stylish and quirky furnishings, Wayside Farm provides spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation for up to six people. Step into the stylish shaker style kitchen, with oak worktops and smart accessories, and the snug area where you will find find two comfortable chairs curling around the wood burner and a Smart TV, making this the perfect place to sit back and relax. Whether it’s casual dining and a glass of wine at the breakfast bar, or more formal dining, the choice is yours.
The living room has a large leather sofa and is the ideal place to unwind after a day of exploring, with its attractive decor and comfortable furnishings. The wood burner is the focal point of the room and on winter nights makes for a cosy stay. There is a large Smart TV in this room too, great for spending an evening watching your favourite TV series or streaming music.
Upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, all with Freeview TVs, comfortable beds and crisp linen. The two kingsize bedrooms have en-suite facilities, rain showers and stylish accessories. There is a third bathroom with modern suite, bath with overhead shower.
The tiny village of Muker is the walking and cycling centre of the wild and rugged upper Swaledale, Wainwright’s favourite Dale and where the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast walks cross. Turn either direction out of Wayside Farm and you’ll be spoilt for choice, with walks direct from the doorstep and wall to wall views, this is such a pretty area with the traditionally farmed local hay meadows famous for their wild flowers. The village also has an array of amenities including a tea room, shop, art gallery, crafts shop, traditional Dales pub, serving food, and the famous Swalesdale Wollens shop. Cycling is also extremely popular here, being a stage to the 2014 Tour de France and the annual Tour de Yorkshire, as well as being en-route for the Swale Trail for mountain bikers. Cycle hire is available locally.
The bustling village of Reeth is a short drive away, with a variety of pubs, restaurants, tearooms, an ice cream parlour, gift shop and gallery. Visiting the market town of Richmond is a must with its beautiful Norman castle dominating the skyline. Take the riverside walk along to Easby, or meander around the picturesque market square with its wonderful array of quirky shops and galleries.
Drive over to Wensleydale and visit Aysgarth to see the waterfalls, or Hawes with its quirky shops and cafés, not forgetting to stop off at the famous Wensleydale Creamery. A little further down the road and you will reach the bustling market town of Leyburn, with a host of interesting shops, restaurants and cafés all set around the market square. Tuesday is market day giving you the chance to snap up some of the gorgeous local produce. Shop and pub 50 yards, restaurant 9 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room/dining room: With wood burner, 49" Smart TV and wooden floor.
Snug: With wood burner and 49" Smart TV.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and wooden floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and wooden tiled floor.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels superfast broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack.


Bench. On road parking; additional public car park. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced river 5 yards from the property.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    21 miles
  • Restaurant
    9 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    13.0 miles
  • Lake
    9.7 miles

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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