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Gunnerside near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Best cottage we've ever stopped in."

    The owners thought of everything. We didn't want to leave we were so comfortable, beautifully maintained, spotless, warm and cosy. Property perfectly placed for walking.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Nov 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful little cottage in our favourite Yorkshire Dales village."

    Jayne & Kevin have thought of everything to make the holiday a good one. Communication was excellent between ourselves and the owners leading up to and prior to us arriving. Stunning views and a great location.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a brilliant location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Sep 2023

  • "Superb well equipped comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The owners had thought of everything to ensure a perfect stay! We will definitely be booking Hillways again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Better than the photos on the website. Quality of facilities was top notch. We had a great week, perhaps with some help from the weather. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2022

  • "A superb well-equipped cottage which had everything we needed for a thoroughly enjoyable stay The property owners gave us a lot of valuable useful information and went out of their way to ensure that everything was OK."

    They couldn't have done any more for us Would definitely recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2022

  • "The best equipped cottage Ever!"

    Nothing has been overlooked. The sitting room was so cozy with the log burner. Beds cozy & comfortable & the shower was the most powerful I've ever used. The owners are very passionate about their cottage. They even put a Christmas tree & decorations up with presents for us & the dogs. We had a slight problem that was dealt with immediately. There are lovely walks very locally. The village pub is very friendly & serves lovely food. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely position in the beautiful Swaledale valley and the owners make every effort to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    The views are special and there is every facility provided. There are many walks of all kinds straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Donald4.4Oct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Views from the front garden are beautiful. The cottage itself is a perfect mix of the very old with the comforts of modern life with good WiFi, power shower and lovely comfortable beds. We had a wonderfully relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Jun 2021

  • "Hillways is a lovely, comfortable, clean cottage with amazing views."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great walks straight from the door step.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Apr 2021

  • "A perfect cottage in a wonderfully peaceful location."

    Thoughtfully stocked with everything you might need and tastefully furnished.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2021

  • "Was a home from home, very relaxing, beds very comfortable, lounge very comfortable with easy to use wood burner made it very cosy in the evenings, kitchen equipment top class."

    Felt very welcome in a quirky cottage in a great village & area. Great local PH.

    Reviewed by Stuart Robert5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage is a gem in the Dales."

    Everything you could ask of a holiday cottage. It's warm, welcoming and very comfortable. The kitchen is really well equipped, the living room cosy and the log burner a real bonus. The TV has lots of channels and the DVD collection is brilliant to pass the time if the weather too bad for walking! WIFI is excellent. Shower powerful and hot water every time. Bed in master bedroom comfortable with lovely linen. Lots of walks straight from the door and our 2 dogs loved it. The village pub was in the process of a new owner taking over so difficult to give an opinion but we did really like the Farmer's Arms in Muker. Friendly Landlord and delicious takeaway food. Fish & chips from the visiting van a must on Friday evenings, very yummy. All in all a lovely week in the Dales. Jane & Kevin are very responsive owners and make it clear they want you to have a good holiday. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic location and epic walks from the front door."

    Thank you for a lovely stay. The accommodation was perfect for our family holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2020

  • "A delightful setting - and the village will be even more attractive when the pub reopens!"

    Lovely view from the cottage, great centre for both drives and walking. All the facilities at the cottage were very satisfactory - provision of cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, oven, wi-fi, and television. Could not have been made more welcome: real attention to detail. Initially mildly confused by parking arrangements but parking ion the green dn in the village car park sorted that issue out.

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2019

  • "Hillways is a beautiful cottage, very well equipped."

    Hosts Jayne and Kevin were extremely helpful. Our only concern was that the beautiful little enclosed garden, lovely to sit in and have breakfast or glass of wine, but was not secure enough for our Labrador Luna and so had to be on a lead at all times.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely rural location with walks straight from the door."

    Cottage a comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2019

  • "A very comfortable and well positioned cottage in the village of Gunnerside."

    Handily located for the local pub and two tea rooms with plenty of excellent walks on the doorstep. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was a fantastic cottage and we would stay again."

    The supporting information was superb, including well informed local information. The cottage was well equiped, everything was on hand and a great welcome pack. The sitting area out to the front of the cottage, even in April, was superb. Walking locally was brilliant and the local pub is superb at the end of a walk. The owners really give the extra bit and i think really want you to enjoy their cottage, and we certainly did, including the dogs.........

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really helpful to have contact with owner prior to holiday."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly think of for a holiday home. Full information on area and cottage waiting on kitchen table and a welcome surprise. We had a wonderful week in this cosy and comfortable cottage. Village is ideal for a walking base or to explore any of the dales. Peace and quiet. Although we knew the area there was more to discover without having to travel very far. Local people very friendly. Our holiday was end of March and so the season hadn't started. Some places were not yet open but this did not spoil anything, there is still plenty to see and do out of season. Just bring your walking boots or just sit and breathe the sweet air.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Local tea rooms closed when we visited in Feb but pub which serves decent food was open. couldn’t travel as much as we wanted due to ice and snow but lovely walks along river from cottage. Warming up by fire was lovely to return to. mind your head if you’re tall on doorways!! Highly recommend this cottage and location.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage is like home from home."

    It has everything you need. The location is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing break with walks on the doorstep. At the local pub, The Kings Head you are made to feel welcome. We love going here.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Dec 2018

  • "Hillways is lovely little cottage ideally placed for walking and generally exploring this part of North Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2018

  • "Had a lovely week in this cosy cottage."

    Very clean, very comfy beds and in a superb location. Beautiful walks straight from the door and friendly local pub.

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Sep 2018

  • "Hillways in Gunnerside,Swaledale was such a cosy, comfortable and well-equipped cottage and obviously very well cared for by the owners."

    There were lovely welcoming touches like the wine, chocolate & biscuits; also hand wash & hand cream. The front garden consisted of a patio facing south, with chairs and a table for meals al fresco. The cottage exceeded our expectations and the views were superb.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Aug 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage in perfect location for village facilities and access to countryside walks."


    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Aug 2018

  • "This cottage is a real home from home!"

    Well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge with cosy fire & very comfortable beds. The views from the cottage are amazing. Gunnerside is very well placed for exploring the beautiful Swaledale area. The local pub does great food. A lovely personalised welcome from the cottage owners with a vast array of information to hand. Definitely a great place for a holiday!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had an excellent stay at Hillways with our dog and baby."

    The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed, including highchair and travel cot. It is clearly much-loved by the owners and their attention to detail is evident throughout - we have rarely stayed in such a well-appointed holiday cottage. The location is beautiful with lovely views from the front garden and very good walks from the door, and there are a wealth of things to do in the surrounding area. We would highly recommend Hillways as a holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent base for amazing walks."

    Good food within easy reach. Comfortable cottage. Owners very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2018

  • "A really well equipped and very comfortable cottage in a wonderful location."

    lovely personal touches within the cottage including the welcome wine and biscuits, wide array of walking and guide books for use and the well placed outdoor table and chairs meant it really was "home from home". the owners contacted me almost as soon as final payment was made, and couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful...even checking whether the local White Bus would accept dogs. We were blessed with fabulous weather...but would love to have hunkered down in front of the fire. Will definitely recommend the cottage to others, and plan to visit again.

    Reviewed by Francine5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage is really well equipped and the owners are incredibly helpful and obliging."

    It is really well placed for lovely walks from the doorstep, just as well as we were snowed in for most of the week! The local pubs do good food and are all dog friendly as are many of the tea rooms in Hawes and Reeth.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2018

  • "We love Swaledale, and this lovely cosy cottage is ideally situated."

    We had a lovely friendly e-mail from the owners before we arrived giving us lots of additional information. It was such a treat to arrive there - fairy lights outside and a christmas tree in the lounge - very festive, especially as it was snowing!! The cottage really does have everything you need and Jayne & Kevin seem to have thought of everything. We really didn't want to come home. There are so many walks from the doorstep, including welcoming pubs en route for lunch - The Punch Bowl in Low Row and The Farmers Arms in Muker are excellent. We also went to Hawes and did a walk there, stopping at Simonstone Hall for lunch. We also enjoyed The Kings Head in Gunnerside for fabulous evening meals. All welcome dogs (we have 2 Golden Retrievers) and are used by the locals who were very friendly. We had a fabulous holiday and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a great location in Gunnerside, with easy access to all the various walks in the area."

    It's also very close to the local pub, but we didn't have chance to visit as we were too busy walking our dog. The only slight downside was the lack of parking outside the house (we parked in the village carpark) and the shower which only had enough hot water for two very quick showers. These are only slight niggles and not enough to put us off visiting again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.8Nov 2017

  • "Hillways had everything you need for a relaxing holiday in a wonderful location for walking in Swaledale"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2017

  • "We had a chilled, relaxed week away !"

    The cottage had everything, including all the little things you thought of over the week that we'd forgotten - from washing powder, dishwasher tablets, to bodywash in the shower ! The view from the front patio was amazing! We say in the early evenings watching the light change over the hills opposite the cottage - before heading over the green to the very friendly local pub. Good food, beer and excellent company . The walks with their breathtaking views covered all areas of abilities so as a fairweather, lightweight walker that I am!. I still saw amazing waterfalls, hilltops and valleys I'd hoped I would. We loved it!. Already thinking of an autumn break so we could use the log burner in the evening,we had glorious sunshine most of our week too so we even came back with a suntan!. Thank you

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great location."

    Very well equipped and comfortable with nice touches. Lots of walks from the doorstep so don't really need to use the car if you want a walking holiday. Lots of good pubs nearby. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2017

  • "This cottage is absolutely wonderful, in comfort and location!"

    The cottage was very well equipped, clean, cosy, and of very good standard. The beds were very comfortable, the fire was a real treat, and the views from the cottage door were outstanding. The owners were also very thoughtful. We had a wonderful few days stay at the cottage with many walks across the dales with our dog, who absolutely loved to play in the nearby river and streams. There is a nice friendly little pub across the road, but a fantastic pub in Muker, 3 miles away......Which serve wonderful food lunch/dinner, and a really friendly Atmosphere and log fire waiting for you!

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jan 2017

  • "Great cottage - lovely inside, especially the kitchen - we spent most of our time in there!"

    When we did have a little issue, the owner was fantastic and straight on the job, sorted everything for us very quickly. Helpful friendly owners! Fab location, ideal to get away from it all!

    Reviewed by Amanda-jane5.0Dec 2016

  • "We had a great holiday the cottage was lovely very cosy and great for walking, very nice local pub made to feel very welcome including Gunner (dog)."

    Hope to return next summer, would recommend this cottage highly.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2016

  • "Hillways is a very comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    It's in a great location for a walking holiday with walks right out the front door. We enjoyed the local pub and had very good fish and chips from the visiting van on Friday night. We appreciated being able to bring our dogs - the cottage suited them too!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king-size double on request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 42 inch TV with Netflix, WiFi - Fibre Broadband, selection of books, games
  • There is a Payphone available in the property
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking outside cottage at village green on first come, first served basis
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2 minute walk away
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: Electric vehicle charging is not permitted at the property
  • Note: No pets under the age of 1, pets are to be downstairs only and maximum 2 pets.

The property

A traditional stone-built cottage located in Gunnerside, a picturesque village in the Yorkshire Dales.

This miner's cottage dates back to the 1780s and is thought to have originally been two cottages, making for a spacious holiday retreat.

Set over two floors, the cottage has been sympathetically renovated in keeping with the old charm of this historic building.

The ground floor sitting room exudes character and has many original features such as the stone-built fire surround with woodburning stove, perfect for relaxing in front of after enjoying a day out in the stunning local countryside.

On this floor you will also find the spacious kitchen with dining area which offers a great space to enjoy a meal or socialise with family or friends.

Heading up to the first floor, you will find the master bedroom with its iron-framed king-size bed.

The second bedroom provides zip/link twin beds that can accommodate a variety of groups, and features a sash window seat, overlooking the village green and beyond.

To the front is an idyllic south-facing patio area, ideal for sitting out and taking in the village and the charm of Swaledale.

There is also a great village pub just 2 minutes walk away.

This is a fantastic base for walkers, from a stroll along the river to a climb up Gunnerside Gill.

There is a fish and chip van that arrives in the village on a Friday night and Ghyllfoot Tea Room.

Situated in a prime location for touring around the area, this cottage is just a short drive from the market towns of Hawes, Leyburn and Richmond.

Reeth, Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater and Hardraw Force are all nearby and well worth a visit.

This delightful cottage provides wonderful accommodation for a relaxing break in one of the most beautiful areas of the country!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


  • Reeth 6 miles
  • Richmond 15 miles

Situated in the heart of Swaledale, Gunnerside is one of the prettiest villages in the Dales National Park. Something of a sleepy backwater, it is surrounded by traditional farm meadows, pastures and fells, with the pretty Gunnerside Beck running through the village centre before joining the glorious River Swale on the village outskirts. Amongst the cluster of old stone houses there is Ghyllfoot Tea Room and the village pub serves good food at lunchtime and in the evening. The market towns of Richmond, Leyburn, Hawes and Barnard Castle are all within 15 miles making Gunnerside a scenic and central base from which to tour the Dales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas