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Traditional Stone Refurbished Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Quiet Location, 2 Mins Walk To Pub / Tea Room / Bistro

A traditional stone cottage totally refurbished to a high standard. 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5. Fully equipped kitchen, lounge with wood/coal burning fire and modern bathroom. Has a small patio garden. Parking available close by. (Non Smoking) Excellent pub within 2 minute walk!

Pets are allowed as long as they are kept on the ground floor and not in the front room or bedrooms.

The perfect place to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

mick carter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About mick carter

My wife Ann and I our two cats (George and Tabby) and one rather mad West Highland Terrier (Suzie) live in Leeds and eek out a living teaching small children.

mick carter purchased this cottage in 2007

Why mick carter chose Melbecks

We bought High Hillways about three years ago because we both instantly fell in love with the house! I remember putting in an offer whilst walking up to view the property before I'd even set foot inside!

The property is set up a small very quite grassy lane and has a beautiful South facing aspect.

What makes this cottage unique

Since buying Hill Hillways we have renovated it to a high standard and tried to make it a true home from home. It has cosy rooms, log fires, a well equipped modern kitchen and bathroom, broadband; lovely views and importantly is only a short walk from the pub!

Gunnerside is a beautiful village with wonderful views, a great bistro and is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A very warm welcome and we loved the fire - very cosy! Brilliantly kitted out - everything you could need." Vicky and Stephen, Lincoln.

"Wonderful cottage and a wonderful view - I'm going home to book my next stay!" Nicola Sheerin, Leeds.

"...a wonderful weekend in your cosy cottage. Beautiful scenery and invigorating walks. Will definitely be coming back."

Deborah Bourne, Marlow, Bucks.

"Beautifully appointed cottage, very comfortable beds with snuggly duvets. Brillant kitchen." Sally Zoe and Sandra London.

"We could not have asked for a better fortnight" Ray Rita and Simon Hull UK
Sep 2007
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Melbecks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, underfloor heating, wc and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 single bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Notes on accommodation: Storage heaters in every room. Economy 7 water heater. No pets (sorry). Bring your own WiFi enabled laptop to access the Internet. Not suitable for children under the age of five. Outside: Small south facing patio garden. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, coal and wood store. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided. Property professionally cleaned before each changeover. All heating and fuel costs included. There is a £50 cleaning fee per stay.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Traditional Stone Refurbished Cottage
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews

Beautifully clean cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic time exploring the Dales from this lovely cottage. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. My only criticism is that I would have prefered to know that the twin bedroom was on the ground floor before booking as my children are too young for me to be comfortable leaving them alone downstairs (especially with such steep stairs up to the bathroom).

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely welcoming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm cottage, lovely location and very well equipped. And the neighbours were lovely. Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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charming cottage with excellent walking routes right in the doorstep

  • 4 of 5

Gunnerside is a lovely quiet little hamlet with fantastic views. We found High Hillways to be charming, cosy, clean and comfortable and in an excellent spot for walking with several routes right on the doorstep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Decent Accommodation

  • 3 of 5

Nice location. Adequate bedroom/kitchen/bathroom facilities but living area rather 'tired' and a bit cramped.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Special interest holidays:

Ideally suited for a walking holiday, near both the Pennine Way, Inns Way and the Coast-to-Coast walk.

Further Details:

2 minutes to The Wonderful Kings Head and Ghyll Foot Tearooms/bistro.

2 miles to The Farmers Arms and general store Muker.

2 miles to PB Inn in Low Row.

5 miles to Tann Hill Inn.

6 miles to Reeth - with cashpoint and shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $83.36

£50 cleaning fee per stay

Notes on prices:
Cost is £60 per night plus £50 cleaning free. 10% discount for stays over 1 week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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