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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:
September 22, 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


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


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 4.5 based on 14 reviews

Nice little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in quiet village surrounded by stunning countryside. Easy to find, and parking outside no problem. Kitchen diner was nice layout with all the kit. Bedrooms comfortable, but the stair case did creak very loudly. Bathrooms nice with decent showers. Visited the pub directly over the road a couple of times, very pleasant and friendly. Ate one night just up the road in the Farmers Arms in the village of Muker which was excellent pub grub and good value. Loved the area sure to revisit sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and comfortable and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Nice friendly pub over the road that serves good food. Spectacular views especially leading down into Hawes. Have stopped in the area many times. Can't beat the Yorkshire countryside.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am pleased you enjoyed your stay and I agree, you can't beat the Yorkshire countryside! Many thanks Chris
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Comfortable with good facilities throughout. Good location perfect for walking and the pub.

  • 4 of 5

The grandchildren loved the freedom. Loads of space to play and a full chest of games supplied. Left us in peace to relax in front of the fire ready for the next day's expedition!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am pleased you enjoyed your stay at bridge view Many thanks Chris
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Well situated Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice cottage in a lovely quiet area, plenty of good walks and other areas to explore nearby.

Pub and homely cafe less than 100 yards away.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good holiday, Shame the weather wasn't great
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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