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Beautifully restored traditional Cottage In Gunnerside,Swaledale,Yorkshire Dales

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

In the heart of the Village with stunning Countryside walks from the doorstep

Well equipped cottage, furnished to a very high standard with solid fuel stove and full central heating. In a great location with plenty of countryside and riverside walks straight from the doorstep. The village pub is newly refurbished and serves high quality food and real ales. There is also a tea room/Bistro in the village and both are only a short stroll away from Bridge View.

Picturesque Reeth is just 6 miles away. Ideal for families and friends looking for an active outdoor holiday. Free Wi-fi broadband throughout the cottage.

This is a truly great cottage, in a perfect setting for exploring beautiful Swaledale.

Short breaks are welcome subejct to availability

Changeover Day:

Changeover day is usually Saturday, depart by 10am, arrive 3pm (4pm in peak weeks). Arrival dates flexible in non-peak times.

More Details

Chris Haley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Chris Haley

My name is Chris Haley and I live in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Chris Haley purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Chris Haley chose North Yorkshire

I bought Bridge View a few years ago when it was in a pretty poor and neglected state. I have completely renovated it and it is now a real home from home. I adore the Yorkshire Dales and Swaledale is my favourite.

When researching my family tree, I discovered that all my great grandparents were from the area so I figure Swaledale must be in my DNA!

What makes this cottage unique

It is incredibly peaceful, tranquil and beautiful. Ideal base for exploring Swaledale and the surrounding area


Melbecks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have high quality fittings and are fully tiled. House Bathroom features a bath with shower attachment, WC, basin En-suite Bathroom features a shower enclosure, WC, basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms, 1 en-suite) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a King Size bed and en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 is a twin room with two single beds and Bedroom 3 has a King Size bed. All bedrooms are spacious and quality bedding is provided
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: Outside there is a small private garden to sit and enjoy the views. Plenty of parking available right outside the property. Lovely peaceful, rural location Cleaning / Linen All bed linen included, TOWELS NOT PROVIDED. All heating costs included together with coal and kindling for solid fuel stove. Professionally cleaned.


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Beautifully restored traditional Cottage In Gunnerside,Swaledale,Yorkshire Dales
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Cosy village retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Gunnerside. The master bedroom is lovely and light and comfortable. The place is very well appointed, and the kitchen very congenial for cooking and eating. The living room is cosy and we enjoyed the wood burning stove, but could benefit from more lamps for an even cosier evening in. Any issues that arose were solved quickly by Chris, who is very attentive. The village is very sweet and has some nice options for eating out and coffee too. This is a walker's hub, and you have only to look out of the window to get encouragement to get your boots on! We had some great walks, and the books and maps provided were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback on Bridge View, the village and surrounding countryside. I shall install additional lamps in the lounge!
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Absolutely delightful

  • 5 of 5

Spent my second holiday in the cottage in the first week of April and so knew what to expect. Comfort, pleasant surroundings and everything needed for a really lovely week in the Dales

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments - am really pleased you enjoyed the cottage Regards Chris
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Lovely spot in the heart of Swaledale

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely two weeks in Bridge View. The cottage was very conveniently situated with good parking. It is at the start of many good walks and just opposite a friendly pub, and very close to a cafe. The cottage is comfy with 2 king sized bedrooms and one twin. There is a small front garden with table and chairs which is sunny in the morning. We had an incredibly restful and relaxing holiday. There are short strolls through lovely meadows to the river, where we sat and bird watched and had a picnic.

We had a slight problem with the boiler but found Judith, the manager, and Chris the owner very helpful and communicative, so we werent inconvenienced by it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday notwithstanding the slight problem with the boiler (now fixed). I hope to welcome you to Bridge View again Kind regards Chris
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Perfect for a girls weekend away

  • 4 of 5

We booked the cottage to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday, We were a group of 5 although the cottage sleeps 6.

Gunnerside is in a beautiful part of the Dales. We arrived just in time for the fish & chip van which stops directly outside the cottage. Bonus! Friday night supper all sorted. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. Nice kitchen and bathrooms, and comfortable beds. It was perfect for us. Ideally placed for walking, visiting the surrounding area and a stone's throw from the local pub. Cafe/bistro very close by also.

Towels not provided so take your own or request them in advance.

We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Chris.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, the fish and chip van is fantastic isn't it ! I've yet to find better fish n chips Am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves , hope to welcome you back again ,!
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Gunnerside Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable stay in a lovely cottage overlooking the river Swale and with views of the surrounding fells. The local pub is a stones throw away. I would very much recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A nice cosy, comfy cottage! Perfect weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a brilliant location and itself was a really nice cottage. Plenty of room for four of us and well equipped with everything we needed. Chris the owner was very, very helpful and available to speak to whenever we needed

There is a really nice friendly pub only 10 seconds walk from the cottage and also plenty to do in the surrounding area.

We will definitely be staying here again in the near future.

A massive thankyou to Chris for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and had a good time. The proximity of the pub and the walks from the doorstep is why I love Gunnerside ! I hope to welcome you again to Bridge View !
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Car: recommended


Use of a car is recommended to enjoy the whole of Swaledale and the surrounding Dales


Reeth is 6 miles, Richmond is 18 miles

Further Details:

Nearest pub 50m serving great food and real ales, nearest restaurant 50m, nearest shop 3 miles.

Excellent local pubs in Low Row and Muker also serving great food and real ales


Rates & Availability

Melbecks Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 7
Jul 23 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 10
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 11
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rate 12
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Short breaks are available all year subject to availability, please ask for prices for breaks shorter than one week.

Changeover Day:
Usual changeover day is Saturday but there can be flexibility on this so please ask

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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