Welcome to Bramble Bottom, a stunning large luxury holiday cottage set in the honey-pot village of Muker in Swaledale. A dream for walkers, cyclists and those who simply love to sit by a window and enjoy the view.
Sleeping up to 10 people comfortably in 5 bedrooms, this beautiful period building has been completely transformed into one of the finest large holiday homes in the Yorkshire Dales. A real labour of love for the owners who, over the course of two and a half years, have created something very special at Bramble Bottom.
The quirky layout of the cottage is perfect for accommodating larger groups. On the second floor you’ll find a fabulous open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. With its generous proportions, cathedral ceilings and wonderful views out across the River Swale it’s a wonderfully relaxing space. This floor can be accessed via stairs from the ground level front door, or via the back door which is up the hill to the rear of the property and at the same level as the second floor.
There is a cosy wood-burner for those evenings sat by the fire with a glass of wine and for your entertainment a large LCD TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi are included. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to rustle up something special, and what better place to sit down and enjoy a meal together than around the grand solid oak dining table. There’s also a wine chiller waiting to be filled. We love the little kitchen stools by the island – hand-crafted by one of the village locals they make the perfect spot to settle down with a glass of bubbly and have a chat with the cook…
For families there is a full supply of children’s crockery and cutlery as well as toys, books and games to keep the kids happy. The owner can also provide travel cots, high-chairs and lots of other baby/toddler friendly equipment including stair-gates and changing mats.
The bedrooms are set downstairs on either side of the living space in what we like to call the East and West Wings. Each bedroom has been individually styled with a theme based around Swaledale. On the West Wing [first floor] we have the Waterfalls Room, a peaceful and calm oasis with its serene shades of blue and cream. On down to the ground floor and you’ll discover the fun Tour de France room with its iconic image of Muker on the big day, as featured in the broadsheets at the time. Both of these rooms boast their own floor, have king size beds and enjoy en suites with walk in showers and WCs.
Heading over to the East Wing and what we like to call the family suite. The first floor on this side houses two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The Meadow Room, themed around Swaledale’s world famous wild flower meadows, has a super-king zip & link bed which can also be set up as two singles if preferred. Next door is the Swaledale Sheep bedroom, which your kids will absolutely adore! This room is set as a twin room but it can be a super-king if required. Both rooms share the family bathroom which includes a bath (perfect for younger children) and a shower overhead.
Further down to the ground floor to find the Heather Room with its accents of purple and green. This room has a king-size bed and an en suite with a walk-in shower and WC. So 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in total in Bramble Bottom so lots of options if you’re staying with a large group. And the beauty of it is you can all enjoy your own space in the house…
Outside this large luxury cottage in Swaledale you will find the village and the River Swale immediately to the front. At the back of Bramble Bottom there is a sheltered stone patio which looks out onto the village green. In the summer you can wander out the back door, throw a picnic blanket on here and settle down to enjoy the view. There is also a separate garage which can provide lockable storage for bicycles and anything else you don’t want to keep in the house.
Bramble Bottom welcomes up to 2 medium-sized dogs.
We think Bramble Bottom has one of the best locations of any large luxury cottage in the Yorkshire Dales. Set in the heart of the much-loved village of Muker looking out onto the River Swale and the meadows of Swaledale beyond, the views from the cottage are truly breath-taking. Sit back and enjoy it from the window seats in the lounge and see what wildlife you can spot while you’re there.