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Barn Conversion With Stunning Views In The Heart Of Swaledale.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales - Peaceful Location, Secure Private Parking, Sleep 4, Great For Walking, Pub, Bistro/cafe 5 mins away.

Roof Farm Cottage is a delightful converted barn with spectacular views, close to the village of Gunnerside, Swaledale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The cottage has a south-facing garden, including patio, overlooking the River Swale and the stunning countryside with its walled meadows and barns. The village of Gunnerside is at the centre of Swaledale and is the ideal base for exploring one of the finest unspoilt dales with its famous lead mining history. There are an abundance of breathtaking walks straight from the door of the cottage, with The Pennine Way and Coast to Coast Path close by.

Gunnerside - five minutes walk away - has the Kings Head, a refurbished pub/restaurant which provides lunch and evening meals, a licensed tea room/bistro and a visiting fish and chip van on a Friday evening. In the nearby village of Muker there is the Farmers Arms, which also provides lunch and evening meals and a fine selection of local beers. Heading in the other direction, approximately one mile away, is a gastro pub, the Punch Bowl, in Low Row. The village of Reeth is only six miles away and offers further pubs, tea shops, newsagents, general stores, a garage and a Post Office. Keen cyclists can rent bikes from the Dales Bike Centre at Fremington, which is seven miles away. Those with a sense of adventure can visit the highest pub in England, Tan Hill Inn, which is ten miles away.

Roof Farm Cottage is perfectly situated for discovering this beautiful area, or just relaxing. The converted barn sleeps four in two bedrooms, has a bathroom with a separate shower room, kitchen / diner and lounge, with fantastic views from all windows. The cottage provides year-round warm and comfortable accommodation. All linen and towels are provided, together with all fuel. There is a no smoking policy in the property and one medium to small well-behaved dog may be kept downstairs by prior arrangement with the owner. The cottage is professionally cleaned on changeover day and there is secure private parking for two vehicles next to the cottage.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melbecks in Richmondshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom, (first floor) with WC, bath and basin. Towel rail. Towels provided. Bath mat (inside and outside of bath). Radiator. Separate shower room (first floor), with radiator. Towels provided. Shower mat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Dressing table, 2 bedside cabinets, lamps, stunning views.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bedside cabinet, lamp, stunning views.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Each bedroom has a double wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: A mobile phone is provided in case of an emergency only. One well-behaved medium sized dog or smaller may be accepted by the prior agreement of the owner. Internet access available. Sorry no reduction for periods less than a week. Outside: Peaceful, south-facing garden with beautiful views. Patio and garden furniture. Drive with secure off-road parking for two cars. Please note that there are low wrought iron and stone boundary walls which a dog may be able to jump over into the adjoining meadow (contains sheep, cows and young calves). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and tea towels are provided. One bath towel and hand towel provided for each guest. The property is cleaned between guests leaving and arriving.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Barn Conversion With Stunning Views In The Heart Of Swaledale.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Our Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

This delightful cottage has everything you need for a totally relaxing time even in inclement weather (which we had some of this year!). The view from the lounge window is ever changing as the weather rolls on by and the fast flowing river can be heard after heavy rainfall rushing down the dale.

The locals are very welcoming and the village pub is popular serving excellent meals that are good value for money.

Our second stay this June confirmed that there is nowhere better in the Dales to be. The walking from the cottage is plentiful so no need to drive miles. All you need to do is unpack and chill admiring the views from the lovely patio when dry or from the comfort of the sofa when not.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your second stay in the cottage and thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again next year, with best wishes Rob & Sally.
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  • 5 of 5

The description does not do this cottage justice- a perfect location within swaledale. Superb views. One of the nicest bedrooms we have ever stayed in. We visited with our two preschoolers- so enjoyed kites/dams/tiny tiny walks and poohsticks. We also enjoyed the Reeth Show and utilised the little bus service for linear walks.

The cottage itself was perfectly clean and all the little details thought of. Especially kind details for the children.

Thank you so much, we felt really well looked after and rested :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments on the cottage. It was lovely to meet you and we are delighted that you found plenty to occupy two small children for an adventurous fortnight. It would be lovely to see you again.
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Another wonderful holiday at Roof Farm Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Leafing through the Guest Book we noticed that several guests keep coming back to Roof Farm Cottage and that is no surprise at all! We spent our annual summer holidays for two years in a row in this lovely cottage and just like last year we were sad to leave after two wonderful weeks with great weather and lots of walks, some of them starting from the door. We discovered the travelling chippy (great!) and also some great new walks. Thank you Rob and Sally for letting us enjoy this lovely cottage! and please do give our best wishes to our friends at the King's Head, we spent many a pleasant evening there enjoying the delicious food and the good company.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It is such a pleasure to have guests return especially two years in a row and travelling such a distance. You will always be welcome and we will aim to keep the cottage as homely and comfortable as we possible can ready for your next visit. Take care and hope to see you soon, Rob & Sally.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week! The cottage is cosy and warm and has everything you need to for a comfortable and happy stay. The views are breathtaking and it's a joy having the sheep and newborn lambs just outside the door! We had beautiful weather and were able to eat outside on the terrace for 3 days. We loved the Kings Head pub in Gunnerside (5 minutes walk) which is friendly and serves the best chips we have ever tasted! Excellent menu. Our Border Collie Gracie was so happy with stunning walks straight from the door. Rob and Sally, you made our holiday perfect in every way, from the moment we contacted you right until we had vacated your lovely cottage. Thank you. We highly recommend this beautiful little cottage to anyone who is thinking of a holiday in Swaledale.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. it was really nice to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your week in the cottage and the weather stayed fine. We hope you return soon, it would be a pleasure to meet you again.
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The cottage had everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Booking was completely hassle free and the owners so helpful and patient with my questions.. This lovely cosy cottage was even better than it sounded, so well equipped I kept discovering new items until the last day! Lots of extras provided. Lovely spacious lounge, workable kitchen ( we ate in most nights) and brilliant hot water /heating system. Everywhere tastefully decorated, well maintained, clean and user-friendly. The views were superb, we could have sat in the garden for hours! Watch the sunrise from the bedroom windows and the sunset from the lounge. Quiet and peaceful as promised. Amazing selection of games, books and CDs, great hi-fi too. Local pub/tea room staff were welcoming and the fish and chips from the travelling chippy on Friday night were worth braving the midges for :-) The surrounding area has so much to offer as well. Would love to return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thanks Rob and Sally for offering your lovely property to others to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, your comments are greatly appreciated. We try very hard to make the cottage a comfortable home from home and it is wonderful to receive such a generous review. We love giving others the opportunity to enjoy the cottage and the Dales. Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review and we hope you come back soon, you will always be welcome. With best wishes Rob & Sally.
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Zichem, Belgium

A gem in Gunnerside

  • 5 of 5

Roof Farm Cottage is a lovely, cosy cottage with stunning views all around. The rooms are comfortable and the kitchen has everything you might need. Excellent beds, too. The cottage was spotlessly clean and in impeccable order. Nice little patio for al fresco dining and enjoying the hills and wildlife. From our very first enquiry, we found the owners to be charming and extremely helpful. We enjoyed the bistro and pub, both at walking distance, for its excellent food and warm welcome. We had the most wonderful time, and so did our dog. This is certainly a cottage we would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your terrific review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in the Yorkshire Dales and that the cottage lived up to your expectations. It is always reassuring to hear that our guests found the cottage welcoming, clean and comfortable and they leave relaxed and well rested. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again. With best wishes Rob & Sally.
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Car: necessary


A car is essential.


Gunnerside - 800yards - This takes you to the unspoilt village of Gunnerside with The Kings Head and Ghyllfoot Tea Room and Bistro.

Muker - 3 miles - The Farmers Arms and general store/tea room.

Thwaite - 5 miles - Kearton Country Hotel.

Reeth - 6 miles - Shops, places to eat, Post Office, garage, general stores, newsagents, doctors.

Keld - 6 miles - Waterfalls, restaurant and cafe.

Grinton - 7 miles - The Bridge Inn, Dales Bike Centre.

Hawes - 11 miles - Market Town.

Leyburn - 14 miles - Market Town.

Richmond - 17 miles - Market Town.

Barnard Castle - 16 miles - Market Town.

(all mileage approximate).

Further Details:

The Old Working Smithy & Museum - Gunnerside.

Swaledale Folk Museum - Reeth.

Dales Bike Centre - Fremington.

Other activities such as caving, museums, festivals, brewery visits and gardens are all available in the area and are detailed in the cottage information pack.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Melbecks, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners. £80 deposit, full payment due eight weeks prior to the holiday.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday with a departure time of 10.00am. Arrivals must be after 4.00pm please to enable the cottage to be thoroughly cleaned.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.