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School House - Gunnerside

Reeth, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A dog- friendly cottage perfect for a group of friends to get together and enjoy a welcome break
  • Enjoy miles upon miles of picturesque walking countryside or cycling routes
  • Drive up and down the most beautiful dale and see its not to be missed villages; Marrick, Grinton, Reeth, Helaugh, Muker, Thwaite, Angram and Keld
Property code: 81457

A Grade II listed former School House is the essence of heart-warming Yorkshire country living, offering spacious accommodation for ten guests, enjoying an idyllic rural location with beautiful views and walks in every direction.

Step back in time and stay in this lovely 17th-century property in a pretty village at the heart of the Dales National Park. Sleeping ten guests across five bedrooms, this former schoolhouse offers a charming place to stay and is a fantastic base for your Yorkshire adventures.

 

The farmhouse-style kitchen is perfectly tailored to leisurely breakfasts around the vast table. The foodies amongst you will take great delight in the array of equipment on offer, and there’s an oil-fired Rayburn oven set the stone alcove. There’s an electric oven, hob and microwave too for all levels of culinary expertise, and the dishwasher too. There is even a Nespresso coffee machine for your caffeine fix. Tucked behind the kitchen is a handy utility room with a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

 

Follow the open staircase to discover the first of the five bedrooms – a king-size bedroom with vaulted timber-beamed ceilings and antique-style furniture. The exposed stone wall provides rustic charm, and the pretty window seat is a pleasant space to unwind and admire the views. Pamper yourself in the en-suite bathroom and savour long soaks or a refreshing shower. Back downstairs, the contemporary shower room is just the ticket after a long day of activities. There is also a pleasant double bedroom with awe-inspiring views of the valley.

 

From the hallway, two steps lead down into the snug, a delightful nook that’s equipped with a crackling wood burner for chilly nights. Devour your favourite reads from the comfort of the sofas, or gather to share a pot of tea and a catch up.

 

Original wooden doors, panelled ceilings and timber beams set the scene in the lounge, inviting you to sink into the comfy sofas with a tipple in hand. The exposed stone floors are covered with rugs for a cosy feel, and will prove very tempting to your canine companion who can snooze away for hours by the roaring wood burner that’s tucked into the inglenook fireplace and framed by a wooden beam. Share bowls of buttery popcorn as you watch films, or gather your entire party for games of charades and family fun.

 

Climb the second staircase to reach the remaining bedrooms, each one thoughtfully styled and furnished to complement the olde-world details. Two of the bedrooms feature useful zip-and-link beds – one super-king-size that can be made up into a twin, and one king-size that can be transformed into two small 2ft 6 beds, a child-sized treat for sleepovers.

 

Both bedrooms share the bathroom that’s home to a wonderful corner bath and a separate shower. Completing this floor is an appealing double bedroom with its compact yet practical en-suite shower room.

 

You’ll have exclusive use of the terrace outside that’s a real suntrap thanks to its south-facing situation with a view of the hillside. Parking for two cars is available at the back of the property, and there is additional roadside parking if your party requires it.

  • 5 Bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made into a twin on request), 1 king-size zip-and-link (can be made into a 2'6" twin on request), 1 king-size and 2 double
  • 1 Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and W C and 1 en-suite shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, Oil Rayburn, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Extendable kitchen table that comfortably seats 10
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars with additional roadside parking (subject to availability)
  • Shops 6 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV/DVD in the snug & Streaming TV in the Lounge (note not shown in photo)
  • Garden with patio & furniture
  • Welcome pack included
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gunnerside is one of the prettiest villages in the Dales National Park. Surrounded by scenic walking, traditional farm meadows, pastures, and fells, the Gunnerside Beck running through the village provides miles of glorious routes. Go hiking along the famous Pennine Way, cycling through the winding trails, or simply enjoy leisurely walks amidst the captivating landscape and return to the Village pub to join the locals.

Travel just 6 miles east and you will find the dales village of Reeth. Amongst the cluster of old stone houses, there are local bakeries, an ice cream parlour and tea rooms, whilst the village pubs serve food at lunchtime and in the evening. Friday is market day on Reeth Green, where you can haggle away and find a range of unique local crafts and produce.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clare 30th December 2023

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Beautifully furnished cottage, close to the local pub and surrounded by the wonderful Yorkshire Dales!!

Reviewed by Frank 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Jean 11th August 2023

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Comfortable and thoughtfully equipped cottage in beautiful Gunnerside. The house easily accommodated our party of 10. Stunning walks and even wild swimming nearby. We love the dales and had a great family holiday. Local pub very friendly and tasty meals available.

Reviewed by Ross 30th June 2023

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We loved our stay in the Cottage, it was very well equipped and very comfortable. Gunnerside is a lovely little village in swaledale, with walks on the doorstep, a traditional pub a very short walk away, and within short driving distance of other villages across the dales. The bedrooms were well sized and the beds very comfy, the kitchen had great Read moreequipment and the living rooms were comfortable for relaxing on an evening. Would recommend and will look to stay again in the future! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 23rd June 2023

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Great location and a very well-appointed, well-developed house. The owners have definitely maximized the potential of the space. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of room - I think as many as 9 could fit comfortably. All the amenities worked well. Martin was always responsive on email. Great trip, thanks!

Reviewed by Susan 9th June 2023

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A beautiful cottage with lots of character and extremely well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the views outstanding. I would thoroughly recommend this property

Reviewed by Allen 20th March 2023

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Reviewed by Tim 29th December 2022

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Stunning property in beautiful quiet village (but still has the all important pub). Perfect spot for family get together!

Reviewed by Rachel 28th October 2022

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The cottage is a comfortable stay in a picturesque area. The local pub is due to close down so be aware of this for future stays, as Reeth would be your next nearest I believe (a short drive away). It has all the essential amenities you should need, and the bedrooms are comfortable.

Reviewed by Christina 7th October 2022

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Lovely cottage situation beautiful downstairs layout not good for people with sight and physical disabilities

Reviewed by Alison 30th September 2022

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We found School House to be a gem .. perfect location for walks around Reeth and Gunnerside itself. The house is beautifully appointed with good quality furnishings, bedding etc. A great space for a group of friends to enjoy a weekend together.

Reviewed by Helen 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 12th August 2022

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We had a wonderful stay in the Old School House. We received really useful information about the house and local area in an email before we arrived and they responded to any email queries promptly. The house is really beautifully decorated, lovely furnishings and is very spacious but cosy. The kitchen and utility were well stocked with essentials. Read moreSome of the sash windows didnt open properly but the owners did suggest some ways around it. Wed definitely love to stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 29th July 2022

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Group of 8 adults and a toddler. Very enjoyable stay in Gunnerside. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. The beds were all comfortable, didn't use the upstairs double ensuite room. The lounge and snug were both well appointed and comfortable but too small for us to all sit together. The bathrooms were clean and spacious. Only negative was the sRead moretone steps between the ground floor rooms, the eldest and youngest found them hard to negotiate and quite dangerous. Would recommend to fit adults Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 1st July 2022

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We all enjoyed our stay in School House, and it was well equipped- the kitchen was a squash to fully seat 10 people to dine and also be able to move around, We were a mixed generation group from 1 to 83 and did manage the steps/different floor levels from kitchen to longe but it would have been good to be aware beforehand- also worth noting that thRead moreere is only 1 stair gate provided, and two sets of stairs, we had contacted owner to query this before we visited so did bring extras of our own. Hide

Reviewed by Chriss 27th May 2022

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A lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Very well equipped and beds very comfy. We loved our stay. 8 adults, 1 child and a dog.

Reviewed by Claire 13th May 2022

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Lovely house in a brilliant location for enjoying Swaledale. Bedrooms were comfy the place was very clean with nice welcome pack. The kitchen is well equipped. I think it would be a real squeeze to have the table extended and 10 people around it. The Rayburn is noisy when on so not great if on when eating meals round the table and woke up the persoRead moren sleeping in the room above the kitchen. you will need to read all the instructions about how to work extra heating etc as its not straightforward. Hide

Reviewed by Doreen 15th April 2022

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Lovely large cottage, very comfortable and well equipped. Wonderful location in Swaledale with excellant places to eat close by.

Reviewed by Hannah 18th February 2022

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Such a lovely house and in a great location in Swaledale. The house was clean, roomy and warm and the host was really helpful and also kind enough to get in touch to make sure we were okay due to some storms.

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