About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cottage near Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Beautifully Restored, Traditional Dales Cottage with Garden, Peaceful Location With Stunning Views
Luxury pet free cottage in hamlet of Spring End, 1.5miles from Gunnerside. This spacious 2 bed cottage has been beautifully restored to retain all the character of a Dales cottage with central heating and modern facilities you want for a comfortable holiday. With 2 large double bedrooms, Bed1 with king size bed and additional single bed and Bed2 with a super king bed which can be made up as a twin, it offers options for couples or families. The beautiful living room with leather sofa has TV, DVD, Freeview, WiFi and iPod docking station - perfect for winter evenings in front of the cosy stove. Whilst the luxury kitchen with flagged floor and farmhouse table is great for a family dinner or cup of tea after a day on the hills. Gorgeous photos of the area taken by the owner are in all the rooms. The beautifully kept garden is lovely for sitting out, and has a swing, and climbing frame. All linen and towels provided. Private parking for 3 cars. This property is not suitable for smokers or pets
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Sarah Wilson
Sarah and Gordon have been the proud owners of Joe House for the past 10 years during which time we have lovingly restored this beautiful property. Much of the work has been done ourselves, with Gordon learning the skills of lime plastering amongst others. When more technical skills were required we have used the great local craftsmen of Swaledale - who have never let us down! We live in West Yorkshire with our daughter, Ella who loves the cottage, especially the park in Reeth and throwing stones into the river Swale. We hope people will fall in love with both Swaledale and Joe House as we did - it is a stunning location.
Sarah Wilson purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Sarah Wilson chose Muker
We have always loved Swaledale - it is a very special place. Joe House allows us to enjoy the area from a fabulous location with all the comforts of home but surrounded by the true character of the Dales. We visit Joe House regularly with our family and friends and so we make sure it is equipped with everything we might need for our stay - which means it will be perfect for you too. We have a high proportion of repeat guests, who continually tell us how wonderful Joe House is and has become to them and their families.
What makes this Cottage unique
Joe House is a unique property which has foundations dating from the 15th century but includes refurbishment done through the centuries, including plenty of Victorian character - anyone with an interest in the architecture of the Dales will find plenty to talk about. The refurbishment work we have done and the furnishings give a perfect mix of old and new - so you can feel the character but enjoy the comfort of modern facilities. We have filled the house with books and maps to help you explore the area, as well as toys for the kids when you want to stay nearby. We are also happy to give guidance on local walks and attractions to help you plan your stay. It is perfectly located in a secluded spot but gives great access to other areas in the Dales and is walkable to the local pub.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Loved our stay at the cottage despite worries about the snow. We managed in the end and the snow made it feel even cosier with the log burner fired up. Would definitely recommend this place
Thanks again - Darren and Deb
Beautiful cottage and well stocked
We were really impressed with Joe cottage. It is bigger than it looks. Very cosy yet plenty of space for 4 adults and a toddler. Well stocked with kitchen items, games, books and toys. We really enjoyed our stay out in the quiet location. The Farmers Arms were very welcoming after a wet walk! A good weekend.
A beautiful property with features and all the modern equipment to make your life easier.
We all loved the property! The location was fantastic! Perfect for those who want to run away from it all! A really well equiped cottage with plenty of thingsto entertain everyone! We were shocked to realise how close to nature it was.Children were thrilled to see the rabits and we were enjoying the peace. Wonderful one and I already want to go back!
A little peace of tranquility from our busy lives
We really enjoyed our stay at Joe House. A beautiful traditional cottage in wonderful surroundings. We will definitely go back when time allows. I would without hesitation highly recommend this cottage.
Excellent cottage for experiencing the Dales
We fell in love with Joe House and Swaledale on our recent trip to the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage is full of character but comfortably updated: the farm kitchen with its big dining table is perfect for family life. The stove in the lounge makes for cosy evenings. The kids really enjoyed the vintage-style "Travel around England" board game. The cottage has an impressive collection of books and DVDs--the best I have ever seen in a holiday rental-including walking guides that were very helpful for entering into the experience of the landscape. I happened to pick up "James Herriot's Yorkshire" and it was special to read aloud with the family about the places we were seeing on our walks. Of course, you don't have to read about the Dales to appreciate them. Just walking out the door and down the road gives a splendid view up and down the Dale, a view that's always changing with the weather and light conditions. I couldn't imagine tiring of it. There is much to explore in this area: Richmond Castle is a fun explore. It's also an easy drive to Wensleydale: one of our favorite discoveries was the dramatic Askrigg road across Oxnap moor. This place is for anyone longing for a walking getaway in a remote, peaceful, beautiful, rustic landscape.
Fantastic cottage in lovely location.
Wonderfully well equipped and comfortable cottage just over a mile from Gunnerside.
From A1 north take Catterick junction, follow the tank road to B6270 for Reeth.
From A1 south take Richmond junction and drive through Richmond onto B6270 for Reeth.
Follow B6270 through Gunnerside and take left turn over cattle grid. Follow the single track lane for approx 3/4 mile, before next cattle grid, turn left onto rough gravel track. Keep left at bottom towards wooden gate into grass parking area.
(30-40 minutes drive from A1)
1.5 miles from the village of Gunnerside, Swaledale.
Muker 3 kms, Reeth 11 kms, Richmond 25 kms.
Hawes, a pretty market town in Wensleydale 16 kms.
Upper Swaledale is the most northerly of the Yorkshire Dales and is spectacular and unspoilt. It is renowned by photographers for the field barns and meadow flowers in June. And is full of the historic sites of Yorkshires lead mining past. It is a wonderful place to relax and to tour by foot, bike or car. There are many pubs and tearooms in the local villages. Nearby Muker has a craft shop and art gallery too. The market towns of Richmond, Leyburn, Hawes and Kirkby Stephen are all within 30 minutes drive.
The Coast to Coast footpath and the Pennine way cross each other on the north side of the valley from Joe House.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Please call or email to ask about short week bookings or ask any further questions. 25% non refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking - the booking will be confirmed once the deposit has been received. Balance is due 8 weeks before your stay. We recommend you have holiday insurance in place as soon as possible in order to cover you for unforeseen problems with your holiday. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Friday to Friday (long weekends are available on request). Access to the property is 3pm on the day of arrival and departure by 10am on the final day - early arrival or late departure possible, please ask. Flexible Xmas 2014 dates Notes on prices: Prices for weekend or mid-week breaks are available on request.