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Greystones Cottage In The Heart Of The Peaceful Swaledale

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 32 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine


About the property

Cottage in Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Beautifully Restored Cottage In Peaceful Village, Cafe/Bistro Only A 2 Minute Walk

Greystones is a lovely stone cottage in the heart of the peaceful Swaledale village of Gunnerside. It has been beautifully restored and sympathetically decorated and furnished. The cottage is spread over three floors, with a bright master bedroom. Its attic conversion houses a spacious third double bedroom with its own en-suite shower room and WC, and plenty of room for children to play.The cottage has a magnificent stone fireplace, new logburner, and stripped pine floor in the living room and plenty of modern conveniences, including Free Sat, ipod docking stations & a fully equipped kitchen. Greystones has an attractive charm and high level of comfort for your holiday in beautiful Swaledale! Ideal base for cycling, the route of the 2014 Tour de France came right past the door. Free wifi, dogs welcome. NOTE, please send Enquiry, instead of Request to Book.

Judith Dower
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a wonderful stay. The cottage is great - very well-equipped, lots of modern conveniences, but still with bags of charm! And we love the open coal fire! Adam and Liz, Leeds.

One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and very well-equipped. The Pearson/Sharples families, Solihull, Warwickshire.

The cottage is an excellent base to discover the 'delights' of Swaledale. WE have enjoyed our four-day stay - a cottage and area to be recommended. Keith, Chris, Judy and Lyle, York and Cambridge.

A wonderful and very comfy cottage, brilliant for dogs. Amazing area with lovely walks and pubs. Sarah, Nick, Pippa and Hugh, and Ailsa the dog, Dorking, Surrey.

Lovely, well-thought and planned cottage. Well-equipped for a very peaceful stay. The Healey and Mandal families, Middleton, Manchester.
Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melbecks in Richmondshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 32 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom, bath with shower attachment, WC, basin and wall heater. Further WC and basin in second utility room on ground floor. En-suite wc/shower room in attic bedroom (wash basin has cold water only).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed, storage heater, walk-in wardrobe & ipod docking station. Bedroom 2 with double bed, storage heater. Bedroom 3 (attic conversion) with double bed, en-suite wc and shower room and storage heater.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: Free Sat TV and WiFi is available. Babystart Travel cot with bassinet and changing mat is available. Outside: Small patio area in front of house with bench, overlooking village square. Kitchen door opens out onto additional small flagged area. Storage space for bikes in lockable outhouse, coal kept here. Gravelled area to side can be used for parking one small car. Security lights over front door and kitchen door. Small portable BBQ is available. Utility Room: 2 utility rooms with storage space for boots, coats etc, iron/ironing board, small freezer, washing machine and drying rack. WC and sink. Storage heater in second utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Property professionally cleaned before each changeover. All heating costs included together with coal for open fire.


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Greystones Cottage In The Heart Of The Peaceful Swaledale
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
United Kingdom

Characterful cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a great location for a weekend in the Dales. The cottage was so characterful with lots of traditional features - lovely fireplace, wooden floors, stable door - whilst being really comfy. We love the fact we could take our dog and there was room for her to dry off after our walks. Also impressed by being on the Tour de France route - we were able to cycle up Buttertubs - well I had to push!! Slightly disappointed that the pub was closed when we visited but there were clear signs of it being refurbished and due to re-open in the autumn. We stayed here as part of a group of friends - great for the walkers and cyclists amongst us while those who wanted to relax in the cottage had all the amenities they needed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Greystones. We can confirm that the Kings Head has now reopened and re can recommend both the beer and the food!"
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Lovely cottage in Yorkshire Dales

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this fabulous cottage for Le Grand Depart weekend this summer. It is SUCH a fantastic place. Comfy & cosy. Beds extremely comfortable. We were totally spoiled because it was actually the perfect location to watch the cyclists go by, but it's in a great location anyway ... for the hills- cycling, walking, strolling - and also for visiting other parts of the Dales - teashops, crafty shops & lots of interesting places to see (plenty of info in the cottage). We really couldn't fault this place and there were six highly satisfied adults staying there. There was plenty of room for us all. The local pub was closed when we visited but it's REOPENING soon, if it hasn't already, and it's OVER THE ROAD!! Everyone in the village was very friendly, especially the next door neighbour. For true Yorkshire charm in a perfect location you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Dangerous paving to front and side entrances - covered in grease and grime, mainly from a blocked up drain. Had to clean paving and unblock drain. Very limited parking. Inside whole house needed to be mains lit as it was so dark, stepped and sloping floors between rooms with no visible warning. Actions to take in case of fire, not apparent. No central heating, only inadequate electric blow heaters found dumped under stairway cupboard, insufficient electric sockets sited in wrong places. General inadequate cleaning particularly within the kitchen area where most of the utensils had to be 'degreased' prior to use, including the utensil holder. High chair for infant had to be cleaned prior to use.

Storage heater in 2nd utility room not working, main window in lounge was screwed together preventing it being opened. Any fresh air was through the open outside door!!

Nothing much was to our satisfaction so we left the property and moved on elsewhere.

Was going to give zero rating but for the presence of Wi-Fi.

Would NOT recommend this cottage to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Disappointing to receive a review so totally at odds with other reviews & positive comments in visitor book. Also a surprise as no issues raised with us. It is advertised with small parking space. Not advertised with central heating, it has electric storage heaters, electric heater in kitchen, open fire in lounge & extra oil radiator, convector heater & fan heater stored away for use if needed. Of course the cottage needs mains lighting, most houses do! We get the sun in the morning & we have sufficient lighting throughout to ensure that it is well lit the rest of the time. There are plenty of sockets in all rooms, in normal places - 8 in lounge! We are are confident that our cleaners maintain a clean environment in the cottage, particularly in the kitchen. We have high standards and regularly check these standards are met. The highchair shouldn't have needed washing, we apologise for this. Lounge window screwed shut for security as has been left open. Other windows do open. The paving is not dangerous, just standard paving, cleaned & swept regularly. We are sorry if a drain blocked, this can be caused by leaves or guests pouring oil/fat down the sink. Had it been reported to us, it would have been resolved. Utility room heater was working but switched off. It is a traditional Dales cottage, stone walls, low ceilings, gentle slope to the kitchen, step up to utility room (clearly visable!) these and other quirky features are what we & many of our guests love about the cottage and give it its character. We do not believe this review accurately reflects our cottage or the views of other guests, many of whom are regular visitors. At least the WiFi was appreciated!!
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Relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cosy, comfortable and had everything we needed. A fully equipped kitchen and comfortable cosy rooms. The location was lovely full of character.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sandhurst, Kent


  • 4 of 5

A really nice cottage, well furnished with all requirements for self catering.

The one disadvantage was the intermittent internet access and a complete dead spot for mobile phones. Maybe adding a land line pay phone might help, but this does not detract from the ideal location for a quiet holiday.

Unfortunately, our stay was made more difficult because my wife broke her ankle and spent 3 days in Middlesborough in hospital, but the fact that there was a downstairs toilet meant that we could at least finish the holiday.

I would certainly go back and would recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
King's Head
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Ghyllfoot Tearoom and Bistro
Car: necessary


Kings Head Pub - 100m. Ghyll Foot Tearooms/bistro - 100m. The Farmers Arms, tea room and small shop, Muker - 3 miles. Punch Bowl Inn in Low Row - 3 miles.

Tann Hill Inn - 5 miles. Reeth, with 3 pubs, several cafes, bakers, fantastic ice cream parlour, shops and cashpoint - 6 miles.

Further Details:

The Old Working Smithy & Museum. Open 11am till 5pm Easter until the end of October Closed on Mondays. Admission £2.50 adults £1.50 children 5-16 years Under 5s Free. Ghyllfoot Café serves light food throughout the day and opens as a bar some evenings, it is also a bistro on Wednesday and Saturday evenings (booking required) and does curry takeaway on Monday nights. (not open all year round). A mobile fish and chip van travels up Swaledale every Friday, calling at Gunnerside between 7 and 7.30pm (sometimes later when busy in summer) in main square.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Melbecks, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
After Easter
14 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
SBH half term
25 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
After SBH
3 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer peak
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Sep
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Sep/early Oct
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct half term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
After Oct half term
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive period
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The contact for bookings is Judith Dower. If you are booking well in advance we take a deposit of £90. The balance of the rental is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. If you are booking within 8 weeks of the start date of the holiday, or reserving a short break at any time, we require full payment at the time of booking. Please remember that once the holiday is booked, the deposit is non-refundable.

Changeover Day:
The normal changeover day is Saturday, but there is flexibility on this, particularly for short stays.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Although all prices are for full weeks, short term breaks available all year subject to availability. Please ask for price details of short breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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