2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Gunnerside

Christmas Cottage, Gunnerside - a delightful character cottage in a pretty Swaledale village, with stunning walks from the doorstep.
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking.
Reference: P199618 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges


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Owner: Ruth and Trevor Hawkes
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  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Location: Gunnerside
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Minimum nights stay: 4
  • Low season price per week: £425
  • High season price per week: £575
  • Average price per week:£470
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (31 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Normally 7 nights with Saturday check-in (please enquire for other start dates or durations).

Christmas Cottage is a cosy characterful bolt-hole in the Dales. The lounge has beams, a delightful stone fireplace, comfortable seating and a log-burning stove. The dining-kitchen is spacious and well equipped. There are two charmingly appointed bedrooms, a double and a twin, plus a modern shower room. Up to two well-behaved dogs allowed, depending on size and breed.

The village of Gunnerside is a picturesque huddle of grey stone cottages with a beck gurgling through the village to join the Swale. Discover beautiful walks on the doorstep, through some of Swaledale’s most spectacular scenery.

Front of property: bench for sitting out and watching the world go by; parking area in front of the cottage for one car; ring in wall by front door for tethering of dogs, securing of bicycles etc. The property is south-facing.
Ground floor: access from front of property to
• dining kitchen with electric cooker and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, pine dining table and chairs; alcove with boot cupboard, coat rail and hooks, first aid kit, fire blanket and fire extinguisher; iron and table-top ironing board; range of kitchen floor and wall units. Ceramic tiled floor. Electric radiator. Beamed ceiling. Window to front. Stairs to first floor.
• lounge (up 3 steps from kitchen) with leather suite, solid oak coffee tables, character fireplace with log-burning stove, TV with Freeview channels, DVD player, CD player. Selection of DVDs, CDs, books and games. A reference pack offering a practical guide to the cottage amenities plus information about local attractions and facilities. Maps and tourist information leaflets. Solid wood floor. Electric radiator. Cosy lighting controlled by dimmer switch, two table lamps. Beamed ceiling. Two windows to front.
First floor: access via wooden staircase (not open-tread) from kitchen. Carpeted landing area with doors to
• bedroom 1 (up 3 steps) with double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, sofa and bedside cabinets, fitted carpet, hairdryer. Electric radiator. Two windows to front.
• bedroom 2 with two single beds, hanging and shelving unit, fitted carpet. Electric radiator. Window to front with window seat.
• shower room – fully tiled, with white ceramic basin in vanity unit, electric shower, electric heated towel rail.

Bed linen, personal towels, tea towels and kitchen towels
Hand sanitiser, virucidal cleaning products
Electricity for cooking, hot water and heating (electric radiators in all rooms except shower room which has a heated towel rail)
Starter pack of logs and kindling for the stove (further supplies available to purchase from your host)
10% Discount at Wensleydale Garden Centre in Leyburn

Self check-in using key safe
Arrival from 4pm. Departure by 10am
Cottage is cleaned and sanitised between stays using proven antiviral products
Smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detector
No smoking
Pets are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture
Bikes must not be brought into the property
Electric vehicles must not be charged using the property's electricity supply
Guests must follow the pre-departure instructions provided ( bagging up of bedlinen, setting dishwasher etc)
Availability of local amenities and attractions cannot be guaranteed
All bookings are subject to the owners' Terms & Conditions

The village boasts a family-friendly pub, and a licensed tea room/bistro (seasonal opening applies). Gunnerside is right at the heart of some of Swaledale’s most spectacular scenery and there are numerous walks from the door – whether you are in the mood for a gentle riverside stroll or a ‘grand day out’ on the breezy fells. Or if you prefer to explore from the saddle - bike hire and pony-trekking are both on hand. By car you can visit any number of picturesque villages, bustling market towns or scenic beauty-spots and take your pick from Yorkshire’s famous (or lesser known) visitor attractions ranging from, museums, historic houses, churches and industrial archaeology sites to waterfalls, caverns, open-farms and gardens.

Swaledale Museum in Reeth (6 miles), Wensleydale Creamery, Dales Countryside Museum and Ropemaking in Hawes (11 miles); Aysgarth Falls beauty spot and riverside walks (10.5 miles); Bolton Castle, one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, near Leyburn (12 miles); explore the great Norman fortress of Richmond Castle on its rocky crag above the Swale or follow in Turner’s footsteps along the Round Howe Nature Trails (Richmond, 16 miles); the amazingly quirky and not-to-be-missed Forbidden Corner, a labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies in a four-acre garden near Leyburn (18 miles); Kiplin Hall country house and gardens near Scorton, Richmond (23 miles); the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham (25 miles).

31 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

A fantastic cottage in a stunning location

By Helen on 20-Aug-2022

A fantastic cottage in a stunning location. So much to do in the area if you''re a keen walker, cyclist, or enjoy wild swimming. The scenery around Swaledale is amazing. Ruth was a great host. We hope to return again.

5 of of 5

We had a fabulous stay

By Neil on 16-Jul-2022

Christmas cottage is in a beautiful village of Gunnerside. Ruth and Trevor were lovely hosts, they were very helpful and the treats they left us was a lovely touch. Our dogs enjoyed their biscuits too. The cottage was just as described and given the warm weather, a lovely cool place to relax in. Everything was there to cook in, although we must also recommend the pub. The food was great. The local people are so friendly and I found it really lovely that they stopped to have a chat. We had a fabulous stay in Christmas cottage would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Ruth and Trevor

5 of of 5

Fantastic stay in a great location

By Jane on 11-Jun-2022

Christmas cottage had everything we needed, well stocked, clean and quiet. It was great for accessing local walks and a short drive to local towns. The village pub is 30 seconds away but there was no noise from it that we could here in the cottage. Be warned - all the pubs get busy, so book for food! The cottage was a real home from home and we would definitely come back. Swaledale itself is stunning and very peaceful. Thanks for a lovely stay!

5 of of 5


23/04/2022-28/05/2022 Mid £470
28/05/2022-23/07/2022 High £510
23/07/2022-03/09/2022 Peak £575
03/09/2022-01/10/2022 High £510
01/10/2022-22/10/2022 Mid £470
22/10/2022-29/10/2022 High £495
29/10/2022-19/12/2022 Low (per week) £425
29/10/2022-17/12/2022 Low (short break, per night) 75
17/12/2022-07/01/2023 Peak £575
07/01/2023-11/02/2023 Low (per week) £425
07/01/2023-11/02/2023 Low (short break, per night) £80
11/02/2023-18/02/2023 Mid £470
18/02/2023-01/04/2023 Low (per week) £425
18/02/2023-01/04/2023 Low (short break, per night) £75
01/04/2023-15/04/2023 High £510
15/04/2023-29/04/2023 Mid £470
29/04/2023-27/05/2023 High £510
27/08/2023-03/06/2023 Peak £575
03/06/2023-22/07/2023 High £510
22/07/2023-02/09/2023 Peak £575
02/09/2023-30/09/2023 High £510
30/09/2023-21/10/2023 Mid £470
21/10/2023-28/10/2023 High £510
28/10/2023-16/12/2023 Low (per week) £470
28/1/2023-16/12/2023 Low (short break, per night) £75
16/12/2023-06/01/2024 Peak £575



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Music Library


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions