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Wayside Farm

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Muker, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    It was great that, as two couples, we each had an ensuite, no fighting over the master bedroom!! Comfortable furniture and everything we needed for self catering (inspired to get new cheese grater like yours!!) Location, amazing. We thought the gallery was better than the Reeth galleries. Overall, a great stay. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Corinne5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Well-equipped and plenty of space for 2 couples. Great to have 3 bathrooms. Only drawback is that there is no outside space to sit and have a drink and enjoy the sunshine.

    Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback and glad that you returned again . Good to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and the local facilities Hope you may come again next year and if you do , you may do what we do in the evenings and enjoy a drink sitting on the seat at the front of the cottage ! Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7May 2024

  • "Great and very comfortable cottage in an excellent location for walking in the Yorkshire Dales."

    All of the facilities are really good. Very close to an excellent pub which has real ale and good food for lunch or dinner. Would recommend and we would return.

    Hi there , Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a response . Delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and found the cottage well equipped and comfortable It’s good to hear as we try to keep It as we would wish when renting.. Yes Muker is a very beautiful village and many lovely walks start from the village itself i think the pub landlord is delighted that he has recently sourced some new ales., so he will be pleased with your comments ! Hope to see you again soon Warm wishes Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2024

  • "A wonderful stay at wayside farm cottage in muker, a well equipped and very comfortable stay in a beautiful village in the dales."

    Wonderful walks incredibly close by, falling asleep to the sound of the waterfall outside the cottage, incredible internet speed if you wanting to connect or work while away, great for any family plenty of rooms to put your feet up after a long walk or out in the dales and catch up on your favourite tv show. great working washing/dryer and dishwasher to help your stay be as laid back as possible. we happened to leave an item behind and contacted the owner who was incredibly kind and send our item immediately back the next day, thank you Chris and thanks for a wonderful stay! highly recommend and look forward to staying again very soon. Andy & sam

    Hi Sam Thanks so much for your detailed feedback which is much appreciated . I am so glad you had such a good time . I was only too happy to send your parcel it was clearly a problem for your son and I am sure he will look forward to receiving it tomorrow, I see you have booked a return trip in the summer . Look forward to seeing you again then Best wishes Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have had a lovely time in Muker, we were delighted to be able to stay in a lovely cosy cottage."

    For me personally, Muker has many childhood memories and it had been 15+ years since I last visited. I was so thrilled when I was able to relive the experience that Muker and surrounding beauty has to offer. The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. We shall most certainly be visiting again.

    Hi Dale . Thanks so much for your kind feedback . Sounds like you know Muker .well. It must be wonderful to have childhood memories built from such a special place . I am also glad that you found the cottage cosy and inviting and that we were able to offer you all you needed .to enjoy your trip . We very much look forward to welcoming you again Best Wishes Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay in a little village Quiet and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and cosy seating with log burner."

    Great walks out direct from cottage and walking info provided No garden if this is a requirement for you Another review mentioned narrow parking but was fine for our large car

    Hi there , Thank you for taking the time to leave a review which is much appreciated .I am glad that you found the cottage cosy and the kitchen well equipped! We have it equipped in the way we would wish when we stay in holiday cottages. Like you we have never had a space problem parking our large car , Hope you enjoyed the lovely walks in the area and that we will to see you again, Kind Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Great location for exploring the Dales. Walks from Muker into the Dales. Didn’t want to come home.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Aug 2023

  • "It was great."

    The only noticeable area of improvement is that when we have stayed in other Sykes cottages there has been a bottle of milk in the fridge. Luckily it was a time and day when the village shop was open,, but some milk would be good. Other properties have even provided a bottle of wine. The sachets of coffee provided had a Use By Date that was about 8 or 9 months old. Also some shampoo:shower gel would be useful. That said everything g else was fine. It was good to have washing machine and dishwasher and everything worked. Beds and bedding were excellent. The description on the website is silent on the garden, but should probably say that there isn’t one. It is also slightly misleading about the parking, which is a very narrow headstand jutting out into the road so if you have a large or wide car you may need to park in the public parking (£15 per week).

    Reviewed by Howard4.4Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Beautiful location and good facilities in the cottage. Will certainly be returning at some point.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback I am so glad that you enjoyed the location and the facilities We look forward to seeing you again Kind Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Mar 2023

  • "The cottage is in a wonderful position in a glorious Dales village."

    The facilities were comfortable - especially the beds. We could have done with a bit more wood and kindling for the two stoves as well as some oven gloves. That being said, the cottage was warm and the communication with the owners was faultless. We will certainly be booking again!

    Hi there Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback. It is good that you enjoyed the location as it is so beautiful . I agree the beds and peace are very conducive to a great nights sleep ! I am sorry though that no oven gloves were left for you, they should have been available for you so apologies . We do leave a starter pack of fuel for the stoves , but glad that the cottage was cosy anyway. So glad you are returning to us and look forward to hearing from you again Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Feb 2023

  • "Excellent with everything needed for our stay."

    The beds are extremely comfortable and not too soft. Feather duvets and pillows are a nice touch.

    Hi there Many thanks for taking the trouble to leave a review . Delighted that you had all you needed . Good also that you found the beds comfortable . The quiet and peace also encourage a restful sleep. Thank you again Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Jan 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    ! It’s in the perfect spot in Muker, surrounded by beautiful views and the cottage was so comfortable and homely! We really enjoyed our stay… thank you

    Reviewed by Alisha4.4Dec 2022

  • "A perfect holiday in a beautiful cottage !"

    Everything we needed for a perfect home from home holiday . Would definitely recommend this property and location and we will definitely return for another holiday.

    Hello Toni Thank you so much for taking the time to share some feedback , we really appreciate it . So glad you found the cottage and Muker impressive .We try to keep the cottage furnished and equipped in a way that gives people what they want from a holiday cottage and also reflects what we want when we rent holiday cottages . Swaledale is a beautiful area with such stunning scenery and welcoming people . We look forward to seeing you again ! Take care and thanks again Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wayside Farm is a beautiful cottage."

    It was like a home away from home with everything you could possibly need. We loved the snug area with the log fire on. The is two lovely spacious bedrooms with en suites and a cosy room with bunk beds that my children loved. There is no phone reception in the village, which suited us so we could switch off for a few days, but there is reliable wi-fi in the cottage if needed. We had a great stay and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage sympathetically modernised."

    Tasteful, traditional, comfortable, cosy and warm in a beautiful location. Well equipped kitchen and great information folder provided. Walks in every direction straight out of front door. Amazing scenery. Beautiful village. What more can you say - this is the prefect place and location for a walking or relaxing break in the Yorkshire dales. Absolutely faultless.

    Hi Christina , Thank you so much for your kind words. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and loved both the cottage and the location with its beautiful scenery and variety of walks .Pleased to hear too ,that the information pack was so helpful . We look forward to seeing you when you return next year Thanks again and best wishes Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really comfortable, well thought out property, had everything you could need."

    Never seen so many TV’s in one house! Muker is a beautiful village and we were equipped with lots of information from the start. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Hi Rachel , Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review . I am delighted that you felt the cottage was comfortable and provided you with all you needed . Good to hear that you found the advance information helpful too . Hopefully it enabled you to make some plans prior to your arrival . I do hope we see you another time in Muker Thank you again Regards Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with TVs and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x bunk room with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, 3 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Roadside parking
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the picturesque village of Muker, opposite the River Swale, is this traditional cottage, Wayside Farm.

Perched amidst the delightful Yorkshire Dales National Park, Wayside Farm offers a splendid escape for families seeking exploration of this idyllic region.

Upon entering, you are immediately charmed by the high quality finish; to one side rests an open-plan kitchen and living area.

Here, you can rest at the armchair and keep the designated chef company whilst they prepare a feast in the kitchen that provides all the amenities needed for a short stay.

A walk through to the adjacent side provides a delightful sitting area, home to a spacious corner sofa, woodburning stove and Smart TV, creating a homely ambiance, ideal for enjoying your down time.

Serve a home-cooked dish at the dining table, toasting to a much-needed break with your group, before loading up the dishwasher and planning for tomorrow's adventure.

Whisk yourself upstairs and retire to the bedrooms, offering two double rooms with en-suite showers and a pretty bunk room for the little ones.

There's also a sumptuous family bathroom with bath and shower over, so you can best decide how to prepare for the day.

When you’d rather not cook, just a moment’s stroll away lies a welcoming pub, Farmers Arms, where you can enjoy some delicious grub and sample a range of ales.

Muker is also home to a tea room, crafts shop and village store, handy for grabbing any essentials.

Those looking to get their steps in, can find the beautiful Pennine Way path running through the village; taking you along miles of charming landscapes steeped with history and spectacular scenery.

While in the area, be sure to visit two of the area’s most popular waterfalls, Kisdon Force and Wain Wath Force, which make for a sight not to be missed.

Take your exploration further afield and spend an afternoon wandering the market town of Richmond, home to many independent shops and an impressive Norman Castle.

Wayside Farm promises a splendid escape, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Thwaite 1 mile; Reeth 8.9 miles; Richmond 25.5 miles

Muker is a village and civil parish at the western end of Swaledale, one of the Yorkshire Dales, in North Yorkshire, England. It is situated within the district of Richmondshire. From the late 19th century, Muker witnessed an increasing number of visitors and holiday makers, and today the village boasts many walking opportunities, with a selection of public footpaths in Upper Swaledale. Muker also hosts a village shop, a pub - The Farmers Arms, as well as an art gallery, craft shop and a café within the old school building. Originally the Vicarage, the Muker village tea shop was built in 1680 and retains much of its 'Olde worlde charm' today. A Park Information Point for the Yorkshire Dales National Park can be found at the Muker Village shop. The village has one church; the Parish Church of Saint Mary, a Grade II* listed building. The River Swale runs parallel to the village, with Kisden Hill offering a charming backdrop.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas