The Garth is a spacious bungalow with a paved patio, enjoying glorious views of the Dales. It’s decorated and equipped to a high standard with central heating and an open fire, a large lounge, three light, airy bedrooms, a dining kitchen, roomy bathroom with bath and shower cubicle as well as a separate WC room, a paved patio and a garage with games table. Prices range from £490 in low season to £665 in high season weekly.
Guest access: The Garth is situated off the main road through the village. When entering from the east/having come via Reeth and Low Row it is on the left about 50 yards into the village. Turn Left just infront of Dalegarth House B+B, you will find The Garth behind The School House. Guests have exclusive access to the house, south facing patio and adjoining garage/games room. The property is accessed via the front door with one step leading to a porch, or through the garage door that is linked to the house.
Parking: There is off road parking for one car in front of The Garth’s gate. Please park in the designated spot to allow room for neighbours’ cars. Any additional cars can be parked in the village square about 100 yards from the property.
Keys: With the confirmation of your booking, we will provide you with the contact information for our caretaker. The caretaker can be contacted by phone. She is often out at properties but will pick up messages left on the answering machine and return calls.
The neighbourhood: Gunnerside is a small, picturesque, stone-built village in Swaledale. It has a pub and tearooms, and a fish ‘n’ chips van visits every Friday evening. Gunnerside nestles in the heart of Swaledale, and from the front door there are numerous walks ranging from the gentle to the more challenging. It is also a popular area with cyclists. The village is 5 miles from Reeth where there are various shops, a bakery, the Dales National Park Tourist Information Centre, several pubs and restaurants, a Post Office shop, GP surgery and an ice cream parlour.
There are many activities and sites in the area, such as waterfalls, the Hazel Brow Farm where you can also go alpaca trekking, Arklemoor Riding Centre, The Forbidden Corner (a novelty folly garden), several castles, limestone caves and caverns, to name but a few.
Other things to note: Bed linen and kitchen towels are provided, but please bring your own personal towels.
Equipment for children, such as a high chair and travel cot, can be provided on request (please bring cot bedding).
Mobile reception is variable in the area. EE and Vergin (and any associated networks) seems to get signal in the house but other networks struggle. . Please note there is WIFI in the house and good speeds (fibre).
There is plenty of room in the garage to stores bikes indoors.
Please note there is central heating but we also provide a starter package of firelighters and kindling and plenty of coal for wood/coal fire in the living room.
The cottage is adjacent to Pretoria Cottage, another property we let out that sleeps 4.
No pets allowed at the Garth
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