Benmore ref: UK2119

Gunnerside, near Reeth, Swaledale

3 Stars

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2
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bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
pets
1
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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Perfectly situated in the quiet village of Gunnerside and occupying a position opposite the Ghyll Valley, Benmore is a traditional Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage. A real home-from-home, with plenty of personal touches, Benmore is the ideal property for guests wanting to immerse themselves in the traditions of this popular Dales village.
Traditional and comfortable, this semi-detached cottage is deceptively spacious on the ground floor. The living room is at the front of the cottage and offers original beams as well as an electric coal effect fireplace, which is perfect for those cosy winter evenings. To the rear of the cottage is the kitchen/dining room with doors leading out into the rear garden area, with fabulous views towards the hills and Dales. Surprisingly, guests will then find another living room with double sofa bed and a downstairs bathroom, with a shower over bath. On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a further bathroom. With great views across the Yorkshire Dales, the local pub which serves food, and a restaurant, both of which are just a couple of minutes’ walk away, Benmore is a super cottage to book at any time of year.
A great destination for guests wanting to enjoy a walking or cycling holiday, there are numerous established public footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead straight from the doorstep and out into the heart of beautiful Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale. They lead through some of the popular villages and towns nearby which include Muker, Hawes, Keld, Thwaite, Low Row, Fremington and Reeth, which all lie within a 10 mile radius. There are many excellent local pubs, restaurants and country inns which provide the perfect resting place before, during or after a long walk or cycle. The popular market town of Reeth is only 6 miles away and has a weekly farmer’s market, where local traders sell local produce including cheeses, fruit and vegetables. Reeth has always been a popular place with visitors to the Dales, and has many tea rooms in which guests can relax. There are some super walks from Reeth too which stretch all over the area, varying in length from gentle strolls along the Swale paths, to day long routes, taking the energetic to the summits of Great Shunner Fell, Lovely Seat and Addlebrough.
For guests wishing to hire a bike there is cycle hire in nearby Fremington. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance are many popular attractions to visit, including Castle Bolton, Swaledale Folk Museum, Theakstons Brewery, Wensleydale Creamery and The Forbidden Corner. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1: With electric coal-effect fire, 28" Freeview TV and beams.
Living room 2: With double sofa bed.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed (accessed from one side only).
Bathroom 2: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Reeth
  • Shops
    6 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Hawes Market Place
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    11 miles
  • Lake
    10 miles

About the local area

The valley of the River Swale begins in the west close, to Nine Standards Rigg, the strange collection of nine stone cairns built on the ridge of the Yorkshire and Cumbria border and runs eastwards to the historic town of Richmond.

Although one of the more remote valleys, it has a wealth of villages and hamlets to visit and explore and is a great favourite with fell walkers.

Indeed, Alfred Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk passes along Swaledale, but for those who don't want to make that full journey, there is plenty of peace and beauty to be had here.

This is also James Herriot country and fans of TV's All Creatures Great and Small might well recognise nearby Arkengarthdale from the show's title shots. The valley was also formerly the centre of the local lead-mining industry.

Along Swaledale lie the villages of Muker, where a Bronze Age burial was discovered and Gunnerside, a centre for the traditional dry-stone walls and stone-built barns and houses that are such a distinctive feature of the Yorkshire Dales.

Reeth, known as the capital of Swaledale, is the starting point for many of the most popular Dales walks and has three pubs!

Running parallel with Swaledale, to the south, is Wensleydale and the two are joined by the dramatic Buttertubs Pass, a high moorland road that passes crags and waterfall as it leads from one dale to the other.

Things to do nearby

Reeth

Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle, on a cliff above the River Swale near the town of Richmond is believed to be one of the oldest stone-built castles surviving today. The most impressive and best preserved area of the castle is the Great Keep, which stands over 100 feet tall.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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