Foss Garth Cottage

Thwaite, Yorkshire Dales

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Quality spacious cottage with open fire set in the original Yorkshire range and a private patio, located in Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales national park

You can book this property from:

  • £559 per week
  • £80 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 55 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Access Statement


Property Name: Foss Garth

Description: House


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Thwaite, 25 yards

Nearest train station: Garsdale, 12 miles

Nearest petrol station: Hawes, 6 miles

Mobility equipment hire is:

Nearest food shop: Muker, 1 mile, Hawes, 6 miles

Nearest pub/restaurant: Muker, 1 mile, Thwaite, 30 yards


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: On-site

Number of spaces available: 2

For what sized car: Average

Parking surface is: Gravel

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Yes

Distance to property from parking: 4 yards

Distance to nearest public parking area: 30 yards

Is it pay and display? No

The width of the path to the property is: unrestricted, top garden gate, 3ft wide

The number of steps to the entrance is: One 7” step onto patio area and one 7” step into the cottage


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 2.5 ft

Number of steps to the main entrance is 1

The height of the key safe is:

The height of the key hole is 3ft

How many other entrances to the property are there?

The other entrance door widths are:

Number of steps to the other entrances:


Living and dining rooms


Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of doorways: Front door, 2.5ft

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? movable




Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of doorways: 2.5ft

Worktop height: 3ft

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: 3ft

Freezer height: 3ft to ice compartment, large freezer 4ft tall (handle 3ft)

Is crockery stored in high or low cupboards: High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes, which and where? Large freezer in cloakroom


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 2

Number of steps between floors: 10

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 3ft

Bed sizes: 6ft, 6.6ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Both


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Laminate and tiled

Width of the doorways: 2.5ft

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? Yes

Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? No

Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? Bath has chrome handles built in

Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? No


Outdoor facilities


External areas are firm, level, stepped and gravelled

Is permanent seating provided? Patio furniture

Is there outside lighting? Yes

Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces? No

Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? No

Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? A few steps from parking area from the cottage - one step down

Are there any other hazards? On site in cottage complex, stream, unfenced




Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No

If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?

Mobile phone reception information: Poor

Closest public telephone is: 20 yards

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No


Additional relevant information


Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.


Foss Garth Cottage is a picturesque stone-built property sleeping five in three bedrooms. Located in the idyllic village of Thwaite in Swaledale, this well-equipped cottage has a sunny patio area to the front. The view offers a tranquil setting overlooking the fields and hills opposite, with the sound of Thwaite waterfall and stream nearby. The property is ideal for families or groups of friends looking to holiday in this stunning location in the Yorkshire Dales national park. Inside the property there is the original Yorkshire range which in days gone by provided the heat, oven and water to the property, thankfully the cottage now has all the modern amenities that you will require for your break away. The cottage is just across the road from the local hotel with bar and tea room and is just a short drive away from the popular market town of Hawes. This property can be booked with DS320 and DS321 to accommodate a total of 13 people.

Entrance Porch: Coat and boot storage, large freezer.
Lounge/Diner: Sofa, two comfortable chairs, TV with Freesat, DVD player, sideboard, dining table and chairs, beamed ceiling, original Yorkshire range (fuel provided), bookcase, desk, coffee table, radio, CD player with iPod docking station and USB and SD card ports. Views over the surrounding meadows.
One small step up to:
Kitchen: Electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice box. Beamed ceiling.
Utility Room: Washing machine, washbasin, toilet, Lakeland electric airer.
Garden: Patio area to the rear of the property.
Laundry room: Washing machine.

FIRST FLOOR: 10 steps up
Bedroom 1: King-size bed, dressing table, TV, chair, wardrobe, shower, views over the stream and fields.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, wardrobe, shelves, washbasin, dual aspect windows with views towards the brook and meadows.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, beamed ceiling.
Bathroom: Bath, washbasin, toilet, beamed ceiling.

Pets: 2 pets welcome.
Parking: On-site parking at the front of the property for 2 cars.
Heating: Oil central heating, original Yorkshire range (fuel provided).
Garden/Patio: Private patio to the front, views over the surrounding countryside and beck.
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round, booking restrictions apply for peak times.
Notes: Highchair. Please note there is a stream and waterfall at the bottom of the car park, there is an unlocked gate and steps leading down to the water, care should be taken when using the stream and waterfall area, children should be supervised at all times. If you wish to have an evening meal at The Kearton you must make a reservation.
Shop: 1.3 miles Pub: 0.1. miles (hotel with bar) Reservation required for non-residents.


Excellent property in a fantastic and quiet location. May walks nearby. The cottage is very well equipped and a home from home.

Mrs G,


Area Information

Thwaite is in Upper Swaledale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Pennine Way and Coast to Coast walks pass close by and cyclists can follow the route of Le Tour 2014.  The protected wild flower meadows burst into colour in May and June, with rich autumn hues from September onwards. The Yorkshire Dales are loved for their spectacular scenery, old market towns and unspoilt villages. Why not visit one of the many castles, stately homes or abbeys, ending with a visit to one of the local tea shops?  There are activities to suit all tastes from pot holing to climbing crags or watching waterfalls; or, if you prefer wheels to walking, why not try the network of bridleways and byways? what better way to end your day than a visit to one of the local Dale's pubs to sample the local beer and food?