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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. Fire up the charcoal BBQ for a flame-grilled supper one evening. Parking for two cars is available at the back of the property, and there is additional roadside parking if your party requires it.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 and charcoal BBQ
  • Welcome pack included
  • Travel cot and highchair on request

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 14 guest ratings

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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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Location

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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