West Cottage

Thwaite, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • A cosy cottage on the Pennine and Herriot way in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales national park

You can book this property from:

  • £534 per week
  • £76 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 35 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


Access Statement


Property Name: West Cottage

Description: House


Pre-arrival and local facilities


Nearest bus stop: Thwaite, 20 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, 20 yards


Arrival and car parking


Type of parking available: On-site

Number of spaces available: 1 or 2 shared private parking

For what sized car: Average

Parking surface is: Gravel

Is the parking level: Yes

Is there good space to unload once parked: Can pull up car directly outside the property to unload

Distance to property from parking: 10 yards

Distance to nearest public parking area: 20 yards

Is it pay and display? No

The width of the path to the property is: unrestricted, courtyard area

The number of steps to the entrance is 1


Main entrance


The main entrance door width is 3 ft

Number of steps to the main entrance is 1

The height of the key safe is:

The height of the key hole is 4ft

How many other entrances to the property are there? 1

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, 3ft

Is there good space between furniture? Yes

Is the furniture movable or fixed? Both




Type of flooring: Tiled

Width of doorways: 2.5ft

Worktop height: 3ft

Is oven set high or low? Low

Fridge height: 3ft to handle

Freezer height: 4ft to handle

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? Washer on site laundry room.


Bedrooms and landings


How many floors does the property have? 2

Number of steps between floors: 12

Type of flooring: Carpet

Width of the doorways: 3ft

Bed sizes: 6ft

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed? Both


Bathrooms and cloakrooms


Type of flooring: Laminate

Width of the doorways: 2ft4”, one step down into bathroom

Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? No

Is there a ground floor WC? No

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? Wooden gate down steps to riverside patio

Are there any other hazards? as above




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: None/weak

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.


West Cottage in Thwaite village is a traditional stone-built cottage, which is very well equipped and ideally placed for those looking to holiday in this beautiful part of North Yorkshire. With stunning scenery and walks from the front door it is an ideal place to explore all the Yorkshire Dales national park has to offer. The cottage has retained lots of character such as beamed ceilings and an open fire. There is a secluded patio area to the side of the property, just beside Thwaite stream and waterfall, this is a perfect location to capture the peace and tranquility of Upper Swaledale. The cottage is steps away from the local tea room and hotel with bar, this is an ideal property for family or friends looking to holiday together. West Cottage can be booked with DS320 and DS322 to accommodate up to 13 people.


Lounge/Diner: Comfortable reclining sofa, two comfortable reclining armchairs, dining table and chairs, sideboard, coffee table, open fire in feature fireplace (fuel provided), TV with Freesat, DVD, beamed ceiling, coat and boot storage, stairs to first floor. Radio with CD player, iPhone docking station with USB and SD card ports.
Kitchen: Electric cooker with ceramic hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, beamed ceiling.
Note: There is an electric headed airier in the property.

FIRST FLOOR: 12 steps up
Bedroom 1:
  Double bed, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, TV, washbasin.
Bedroom 2:  Twin beds, wardrobe, dressing table, shower, washbasin.
Bathroom:  One step down, bath, washbasin, toilet.

Pets:  Two pets welcome.
Parking: On-site parking for 1 – 2 cars in shared courtyard area.
Heating: Open fire (fuel provided) Oil central heating.
Garden/Patio:  Shared patio to the front of the property, shared patio overlooking the stream.
Short Breaks:  Accepted all year round, booking restrictions apply for peak times.
 Towels are provided, unlimited Wifi. 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. mile (hotel with bar) Reservations required for non-residents. 


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?