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Crake Holme

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £100
    Low season
  • £350
    High season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 21st October 2017
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Cot

About Crake Holme

Crake Holme sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is located in the heart of the small village of Muker, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The village is surrounded by beautiful hay meadows with many not being cut until late in the season, allowing the many flowers and herbs to bloom and drop seeds. The local fields are dry stone walled with narrow stiles, making the many footpaths a delight to walk.

Spectacular waterfalls can be seen near to Keld on the river Swale and there is a natural pool where you can enjoy swimming seven fields away from the village (care must be taken in stormy weather, for the river can rise and flood very rapidly!)

The Farmers Arms is located in the village and serves good food and ale, making it ideal for lunch or an evening meal. Muker has a village store and café, craft shop and gallery, along with the famous Swaledale Woollens. There is also a Yorkshire Dales National Park Information Point at the Village store. Other nearby villages offering places to eat are Gunnerside and Thwaite, along with Tan Hill Inn at over 1700ft - the highest pub in the country!

Agriculture was the basis of the economy in the village until the late 18th century and early 19th century when the importance of lead mining took over. Knitting was also another significant industry associated and still evident in the cottages in the village today. Since then farming has taken over, along with tourism and the village is popular with walkers offering a great number of fantastic public footpaths to explore. There are walks of all levels to suit all abilities and if you visit during the spring then Crake Holme is just a short walk away from the spectacular meadows that Upper Swaledale is famous for.

A short car journey via the spectacular Buttertubs Pass, takes you to the small market town of Hawes, famous for its Wensleydale cheese. In the other direction you have the picturesque village of Reeth boasting pubs, teashops, restaurants, local village stores and a weekly market. The splendid Georgian market town of Richmond is a little further on with its castle, river, shops, pubs and restaurants. Leyburn is another vibrant Dales market town, worthy of the fifteen mile drive taking you over a choice of routes across the moors.

Swaledale and Wensleydale are both a hive of activity throughout the year with the Reeth and Muker shows in August and September; Hazelbrow Organic Farm with its visitor centre, cafe, farmshop animal handling sessions and seasonal demonstrations; The Dales Festival of Food and Drink in May at Leyburn and Swaledale's music and art festival to name just a few.

A little further afield to the west you have the vale of Eden, Kirkby Stephen and Brough with the Lake District beyond and to the north is Teesdale and Barnard Castle (Bowes Museum).

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Carol Waggett joined Independent Cottages in September 2011

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Bath

Location (Yorkshire)

Accommodation comprises:

  • Two double bedrooms.
  • Bathroom.
  • Kitchen/diner.
  • Lounge.

Outside: There is a south facing patio garden with lovely views across the village.

Additional information: The price includes all electricity and bed linen. The cottage is strictly no smoking and pets are not allowed. Safe street parking is available next to the cottage. There is no mobile phone signal in the village making it an ideal get away from it all (the Orange network at time works but is not reliable). The cottage is fitted with night storage heating. Bike hire can be arrange at the Dales Mountain Bike Centre in Grinton.

Crake Holme Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 Doubles)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £100
High Season from £350
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Carol Waggett
Member Since September 2011

Crake Holme Noticeboard

The postcode for the property is DL11 6QH

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Crake Holme 12 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 21st October 2017