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PERFECT cottage to enjoy spring in Swaledale, gorgeous Dales walks from door

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage near Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Beautifully Restored, Traditional Dales Cottage with Garden, Peaceful Location With Stunning Views

Luxury pet free cottage in hamlet of Spring End, 1.5miles from Gunnerside. This spacious 2 bed cottage has been beautifully restored to retain all the character of a Dales cottage with central heating and modern facilities you want for a comfortable holiday. With 2 large double bedrooms, Bed1 with king size bed and additional single bed and Bed2 with a super king bed which can be made up as a twin, it offers options for couples or families. The beautiful living room with leather sofa has TV, DVD, Freeview, WiFi and iPod docking station - perfect for winter evenings in front of the cosy stove. Whilst the luxury kitchen with flagged floor and farmhouse table is great for a family dinner or cup of tea after a day on the hills. Gorgeous photos of the area taken by the owner are in all the rooms. The beautifully kept garden is lovely for sitting out, and has a swing, and climbing frame. All linen and towels provided. Private parking for 3 cars. This property is not suitable for smokers or pets


Owner
Sarah Wilson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Sarah Wilson

Sarah and Gordon have been the proud owners of Joe House for the past 10 years during which time we have lovingly restored this beautiful property. Much of the work has been done ourselves, with Gordon learning the skills of lime plastering amongst others. When more technical skills were required we have used the great local craftsmen of Swaledale - who have never let us down!

We live in West Yorkshire with our daughter, Ella who loves the cottage, especially the park in Reeth and throwing stones into the river Swale.

We hope people will fall in love with both Swaledale and Joe House as we did - it is a stunning location.

Sarah Wilson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Sarah Wilson chose North Yorkshire

We have always loved Swaledale - it is a very special place. Joe House allows us to enjoy the area from a fabulous location with all the comforts of home but surrounded by the true character of the Dales. We visit Joe House regularly with our family and friends and so we make sure it is equipped with everything we might need for our stay - which means it will be perfect for you too. We have a high proportion of repeat guests, who continually tell us how wonderful Joe House is and has become to them and their families.

What makes this cottage unique

Joe House is a unique property which has foundations dating from the 15th century but includes refurbishment done through the centuries, including plenty of Victorian character - anyone with an interest in the architecture of the Dales will find plenty to talk about.

The refurbishment work we have done and the furnishings give a perfect mix of old and new - so you can feel the character but enjoy the comfort of modern facilities.

We have filled the house with books and maps to help you explore the area, as well as toys for the kids when you want to stay nearby.

We are also happy to give guidance on local walks and attractions to help you plan your stay.

It is perfectly located in a secluded spot but gives great access to other areas in the Dales and is walkable to the local pub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house. Everything you could wish for & more! We will definitely stay again & will highly recommend to friends & family – J&G, May 2012

Where do we start?! What a beautiful cottage in such a gorgeous location. The cottage is so well equipped and thoughtfully so. Thank you Sarah for the suggestions for outings – we especially liked the playground at Reeth – surely the most picturesque park in the country! Thanks – we’ll be back. - Tess & family, Sept 2012

Thanks for fantastic week. Everything exceeded expectations - Joe House & Swaledale - we'll be back for sure, Rachel - March 2013

Booked cottage only days before we arrived, but proved to be a real gem! A lovely cottage & well equipped & we loved the wildlife on the doorstep! - Diane - Aug 2013

Had the most relaxing couple of days - fab cottage - couldn't have wanted for more! Enjoyed the caves/walking at Ingleton & visited Hawes. Nice to get back to the cottage with a glass of wine & the fire :-) Simon - April 2014

A wonderful 3 nights spent here at the beautiful Joe House! Our little boy is just over 2 years old and he has loved playing in the garden & saying "baa" at the sheep! All in all a great short break & we are leaving with lovely memories & a very happy young man! Emma - July 2014

What a fantastic cottage! You really do feel like you are in the Dales here. My 5 year old son loved the seat in the window. He says it is the best cottage he has stayed in. He loved the toys in the cupboard - Kathryn - March 2015
May 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melbecks in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautifully decorated family bathroom with power shower, heated towel rail, feature fireplace and fabulous views from the loo. Washing machine and tumble dryer available in bathroom cupboard.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is spacious and has a king sized bed and a single bed (on request there is another pull out single for a sixth person) Bedroom 2 has a zip 'n' link bed which can be made up as 2 x 3ft twins or a super king-size, and a fitted wardrobe
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Changeover Friday to Friday, prices for long weekends available on request. Basket of logs and coal provided for stove. Free Wifi available. Flexible changeover dates available out of school holidays and for Christmas & New Year Outside: Beautifully kept private garden with views to the countryside and plenty of local wildlife - birds, pheasants, rabbits and if you are lucky our resident hedgehog. Outdoor furniture is kept in the store for your use along with a selection of outdoor toys. The store can be used to put bikes or other outdoor items. There is a swing and climbing frame in the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury linen and towels are included - the property is cleaned at the end of the stay. For stays longer than one week an additional clean can be requested for an extra fee. Other: The externally accessed lockable store houses the outside furniture, and a selection of toys and games, and is perfect for storing bikes or prams

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

4

Great spot

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage clean tidy and everything you need. Slightly disappointed there are no views down the dale but it seems that properties on the south side all have windows looking away from the best views. Probably because of prevailing weather.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Warm and cosy cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Joe House is a great place to stay to explore the Dales. It was warm, very well equipped and with comfortable beds! We could go walking right from the doorstep, and there is a great pub reasonably close. Sarah, the owner, was extremely helpful in all the pre-holiday communication, and everything was as described. All in all, we had a wonderful weekend - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our stays at Joe house - a warm & well equipped cottage with helpful owners

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a great quiet country setting. Not far from a picturesque village and great country pub. Will be going back 😀

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Excellent cottage and location gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area, local village, so quiet and peaceful

Facilities in the cottage where brilliant with the log burner on an evening

Loads of walks around the area to see the beautiful countryside

The ducks on the farm best four were entertaining on a morning

If you want somewhere peaceful with a homely cottage feel

This is the place for you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

A beautiful cosy house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Great views, perfect location for walking and lovely for kids. Our two year old had a brilliant time, as did we. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring Bank
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£359
for 3 nights
From
£103
£555
 
 
Early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 19 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£256
for 2 nights
From
£103
£495
 
 
Summer Hols
20 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£256
for 2 nights
From
£103
£495
 
 
Early Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£80
£390
 
 
Oct Half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£184
for 2 nights
From
£67
£335
 
 
Xmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£389
for 3 nights
From
£113
£555
 
 
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£69
£345
 
 
Feb half term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Early spring
23 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£69
£345
 
 
Easter 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
 
Spring 2018
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£230
for 2 nights
From
£90
£435
 
 
Spring Bank
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Early summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£268
for 2 nights
From
£109
£515
 
 
Summer hols 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£230
for 2 nights
From
£90
£435
 

Additional pricing information

Changeover £50

Booking Notes:
Please call or email to ask about short week bookings or ask any further questions.
25% non refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking - the booking will be confirmed once the deposit has been received.
Balance is due 8 weeks before your stay.
We recommend you have holiday insurance in place as soon as possible in order to cover you for unforeseen problems with your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday to Friday (long weekends are available on request).
Access to the property is 3pm on the day of arrival and departure by 10am on the final day - early arrival or late departure possible, please ask.
Flexible Xmas 2014 dates


Notes on prices:
Prices for weekend or mid-week breaks are available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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