2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Cottage in Gunnerside

Christmas Cottage, Gunnerside - a delightful cottage in a pretty Swaledale village. Walking country par excellence.
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: 7
  • Low season price per week: £395
  • High season price per week: £550
  • Average price per week:£460
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (18 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)

Covid-alert cleaning by owners

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, 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. Two electric storage heaters. 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 storage heater. 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 to 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 storage heater. Two windows to front.
• bedroom 2 with two single beds, hanging and shelving unit, fitted carpet. Electric storage heater. 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 storage heaters 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 5pm. Departure by 10am
Cottage is cleaned and sanitised between stays using proven antiviral products
Risk assessment and cleaning checklist are left in the property for our guests’ reassurance
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
Guests must follow the pre-departure instructions provided ( bagging up of bedlinen, setting dishwasher etc)
Guests must be prepared to vacate the property immediately if tested positive for COVID-19
All adult guests will be required to supply contact information to support NHS Test and Trace
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 an excellent licensed tea room/bistro. 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).

18 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

The perfect place to unwind

By Jane on 30-Oct-2021

Lovely warm, well equipped and comfortable cottage in a fantastic setting. Easy access to great walks and beautifully wild countryside. Ruth was the perfect host and very helpful. The perfect place to unwind.

5 of of 5

A comfortable and welcoming base in Swaledale

By John on 25-Sep-2021

Need a comfortable and welcoming base in the swaledale then Christmas cottage will fit the bill

5 of of 5

Lovely place to stay

By Ann on 11-Sep-2021

We had a great stay at Christmas Cottage, spotlessly clean, very well equipped, walks from the Cottage and a pub across the road which served excellent meals. Even the Dale's weather was kind to us.

5 of of 5


03/10/2021-15/10/2021 Lower Mid £455
16/10/2021-30/10/2021 Lower High £480
30/10/2021-17/12/2021 Low (per week) £410
30/10/2021-17/12/2021 Low (per night) £65
08/01/2022-12/02/2022 Low (per week) £410
08/01/2022-12/02/2022 Low (per night) £65
12/02/2022-26/02/2022 Lower Mid £455
26/02/2022-02/04/2022 Low (per week) £410
26/02/2022-02/04/2022 Low (per night) £65
02/04/2022-23/04/2022 Lower High £475
23/04/2022-28/05/2022 Mid £460
28/05/2022-23/07/2022 High £490
23/07/2022-03/09/2022 Peak £555
03/09/2022-01/10/2022 High £490
01/10/2022-22/10/2022 Mid £460
22/10/2022-29/10/2022 Lower High £480
29/10/2022-19/12/2022 Low (per week) £410
29/10/2022-19/12/2022 Low (per night) £65



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