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School House - Gunnerside

Reeth, North Yorkshire
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
  • 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
  • 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

Stay close to home and lace up your hiking boots to start the adventure. Throw a lead on the dog and take to the Gunnerside Beck which winds its way through the Swaledale Valley, one of the most popular valleys in the national park. After a long walk, enjoy a pitstop in the local Ghyllfoot Tea Room or the village pub where tasty meals await, and you can indulge in a sweet treat or two. If you’re not done walking, 6.5 miles away in Keld, join Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk and marvel at the sights along your way.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Catherine 28th January 2022

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School House, Gunnerside - excellent stay in Gunnerside. The property was perfect for a large group. The house was very well equipped and very clean and comfortable to stay at. Great location to explore the Dales and great walks from the doorstep. Would highly recommend the property to friends and family.

Reviewed by Sally 31st December 2021

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Would highly recommend. The owner provided a comprehensive guide and what a lovely house it was. The rooms were very clean and had a cosy feel. There was plenty of space for ten of us. Five bedrooms and four bathrooms. We spent our time playing games together at the kitchen table or relaxing in smaller groups in the warm and cosy rooms. Gunnerside Read moreis a small pleasant village with a great pub. We visited the pub once for food which was excellent and once for drinks during our three night stay. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 26th November 2021

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We loved the cottage. Unfortunately we experienced a power cut during Storm Arwen for the majority of the time in which we stayed. We had to make do with using the bbq and log fires but still loved our experience. We hope to stay again with better luck with the weather!!

Reviewed by Janice 29th October 2021

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A really nice cottage couldn't fault it. Great location for walks plenty of good pubs to try and lovely scenery. We would recommend this cottage. Janice, Jane, Carol and Kit. Girls on tour.

Reviewed by Bernard 22nd October 2021

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We very much enjoyed our stay at this Grade II listed property with its unusual if not unique interior. The house is very well equipped and an ideal base for walking in Swaledale. The house was very clean and the beds comfortable and the linen and towels of good quality. We would have no hesitation in recommending the property to families looking fRead moreor a self catering holiday in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Lin 3rd September 2021

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This is a fabulous, quirky cottage. Our large family group had a wonderful time. Fantastic walks from the door, great little pub just down the road (you might need to book to eat as they were pretty busy) and lots of gorgeous towns and villages nearby. The scenery is absolutely stunning and we were blessed with great weather too which helped.

Reviewed by jonathan 27th August 2021

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Lovely cottage and beautiful location

Reviewed by Debi 13th August 2021

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School House is a beautiful house in a gorgeous location. Comfy and welcoming, great place to stay to explore the local area. The owners are helpful and on it, ensuring a peaceful week. The lack of phone reception in Gunnerside meant we could really switch off and get away from it all!

Reviewed by Anna 30th July 2021

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Perfect - lovely week, fab property - comfortable and had all we needed and more. Lovely welcome pack thankyou

Reviewed by Susan 9th July 2021

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A well equipped and very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Peter 2nd July 2021

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A lovely quirky old cottage with huge amounts of character. The layout worked well for our extended family and we appreciated the number of bathrooms. Lovely kitchen for family dining and a small garden equipped with a barbecue and outdoor seating. Parking is tight but not problematic. The area is ideal for walking and exploring nearby villages howRead moreever the roads are narrow so longer journeys can be a chore. We visited local waterfalls, historical lead-mining sites and enjoyed the great view.s Hide

Reviewed by Karen 18th June 2021

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A beautiful cottage, immaculately clean, really comfy beds, great bathrooms and fantastically well appointed.

Reviewed by Maxine 11th June 2021

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This was our first stay at The school house as it came highly recommended by friends it will definitely not be our last! An absolutely beautiful home set in beautiful surroundings. The house is so well equipped from high quality kitchen equipment to beautiful bedrooms and linen. There is lots of space and our extended family of 6 adults and 3 grandRead morechildren had lots of quiet space as well as well as games nights around the large family dining table. Beautiful weather made it perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Sara 28th May 2021

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School House is very comforatble for a big family group and we had a wonderful week there. Its well furnished and equipped. There was plenty of hot water for a large party and the beds were very comfortable. The walking, cycling and wildlife in Swaledale are amazing.

Reviewed by Frances 21st May 2021

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