About the property
- Cottage32 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage in Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Beautifully Restored Cottage In Peaceful Village, Cafe/Bistro Only A 2 Minute Walk
Greystones is a lovely stone cottage in the heart of the peaceful Swaledale village of Gunnerside. It has been beautifully restored and sympathetically decorated and furnished. The cottage is spread over three floors, with a bright master bedroom. Its attic conversion houses a spacious third double bedroom with its own en-suite shower room and WC, and plenty of room for children to play.The cottage has a magnificent stone fireplace, new logburner, and stripped pine floor in the living room and plenty of modern conveniences, including Free Sat, ipod docking stations & a fully equipped kitchen. Greystones has an attractive charm and high level of comfort for your holiday in beautiful Swaledale! Ideal base for cycling, the route of the 2014 Tour de France came right past the door. Free wifi, dogs welcome. NOTE, please send Enquiry, instead of Request to Book.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
What a great location for a weekend in the Dales. The cottage was so characterful with lots of traditional features - lovely fireplace, wooden floors, stable door - whilst being really comfy. We love the fact we could take our dog and there was room for her to dry off after our walks. Also impressed by being on the Tour de France route - we were able to cycle up Buttertubs - well I had to push!! Slightly disappointed that the pub was closed when we visited but there were clear signs of it being refurbished and due to re-open in the autumn. We stayed here as part of a group of friends - great for the walkers and cyclists amongst us while those who wanted to relax in the cottage had all the amenities they needed.
"Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Greystones. We can confirm that the Kings Head has now reopened and re can recommend both the beer and the food!"
Lovely cottage in Yorkshire Dales
We stayed in this fabulous cottage for Le Grand Depart weekend this summer. It is SUCH a fantastic place. Comfy & cosy. Beds extremely comfortable. We were totally spoiled because it was actually the perfect location to watch the cyclists go by, but it's in a great location anyway ... for the hills- cycling, walking, strolling - and also for visiting other parts of the Dales - teashops, crafty shops & lots of interesting places to see (plenty of info in the cottage). We really couldn't fault this place and there were six highly satisfied adults staying there. There was plenty of room for us all. The local pub was closed when we visited but it's REOPENING soon, if it hasn't already, and it's OVER THE ROAD!! Everyone in the village was very friendly, especially the next door neighbour. For true Yorkshire charm in a perfect location you will not be disappointed.
Dangerous paving to front and side entrances - covered in grease and grime, mainly from a blocked up drain. Had to clean paving and unblock drain. Very limited parking. Inside whole house needed to be mains lit as it was so dark, stepped and sloping floors between rooms with no visible warning. Actions to take in case of fire, not apparent. No central heating, only inadequate electric blow heaters found dumped under stairway cupboard, insufficient electric sockets sited in wrong places. General inadequate cleaning particularly within the kitchen area where most of the utensils had to be 'degreased' prior to use, including the utensil holder. High chair for infant had to be cleaned prior to use.
Storage heater in 2nd utility room not working, main window in lounge was screwed together preventing it being opened. Any fresh air was through the open outside door!!
Nothing much was to our satisfaction so we left the property and moved on elsewhere.
Was going to give zero rating but for the presence of Wi-Fi.
Would NOT recommend this cottage to anyone!
Disappointing to receive a review so totally at odds with other reviews & positive comments in visitor book. Also a surprise as no issues raised with us.
It is advertised with small parking space. Not advertised with central heating, it has electric storage heaters, electric heater in kitchen, open fire in lounge & extra oil radiator, convector heater & fan heater stored away for use if needed. Of course the cottage needs mains lighting, most houses do! We get the sun in the morning & we have sufficient lighting throughout to ensure that it is well lit the rest of the time. There are plenty of sockets in all rooms, in normal places - 8 in lounge!
We are are confident that our cleaners maintain a clean environment in the cottage, particularly in the kitchen. We have high standards and regularly check these standards are met. The highchair shouldn't have needed washing, we apologise for this.
Lounge window screwed shut for security as has been left open. Other windows do open.
The paving is not dangerous, just standard paving, cleaned & swept regularly. We are sorry if a drain blocked, this can be caused by leaves or guests pouring oil/fat down the sink. Had it been reported to us, it would have been resolved. Utility room heater was working but switched off.
It is a traditional Dales cottage, stone walls, low ceilings, gentle slope to the kitchen, step up to utility room (clearly visable!) these and other quirky features are what we & many of our guests love about the cottage and give it its character. We do not believe this review accurately reflects our cottage or the views of other guests, many of whom are regular visitors.
At least the WiFi was appreciated!!
The cottage was cosy, comfortable and had everything we needed. A fully equipped kitchen and comfortable cosy rooms. The location was lovely full of character.
A really nice cottage, well furnished with all requirements for self catering.
The one disadvantage was the intermittent internet access and a complete dead spot for mobile phones. Maybe adding a land line pay phone might help, but this does not detract from the ideal location for a quiet holiday.
Unfortunately, our stay was made more difficult because my wife broke her ankle and spent 3 days in Middlesborough in hospital, but the fact that there was a downstairs toilet meant that we could at least finish the holiday.
I would certainly go back and would recommend it to friends.
Kings Head Pub - 100m. Ghyll Foot Tearooms/bistro - 100m. The Farmers Arms, tea room and small shop, Muker - 3 miles. Punch Bowl Inn in Low Row - 3 miles.
Tann Hill Inn - 5 miles. Reeth, with 3 pubs, several cafes, bakers, fantastic ice cream parlour, shops and cashpoint - 6 miles.
The Old Working Smithy & Museum. Open 11am till 5pm Easter until the end of October Closed on Mondays. Admission £2.50 adults £1.50 children 5-16 years Under 5s Free. Ghyllfoot Café serves light food throughout the day and opens as a bar some evenings, it is also a bistro on Wednesday and Saturday evenings (booking required) and does curry takeaway on Monday nights. (not open all year round). A mobile fish and chip van travels up Swaledale every Friday, calling at Gunnerside between 7 and 7.30pm (sometimes later when busy in summer) in main square.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: The contact for bookings is Judith Dower. If you are booking well in advance we take a deposit of £90. The balance of the rental is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. If you are booking within 8 weeks of the start date of the holiday, or reserving a short break at any time, we require full payment at the time of booking. Please remember that once the holiday is booked, the deposit is non-refundable. Changeover Day: The normal changeover day is Saturday, but there is flexibility on this, particularly for short stays. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Although all prices are for full weeks, short term breaks available all year subject to availability. Please ask for price details of short breaks.