Cherry Cottage ref: CC219028

Gunnerside, near Reeth, Swaledale

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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 


Enjoying superb views across Upper Swaledale this 17th Century traditional stone cottage nestles in a slightly elevated position in the picturesque village of Gunnerside in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Cherry Cottage provides welcoming and comfortably furnished accommodation with an open fire in the lounge in addition to background overnight storage heating. It is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. After a day exploring there is a patio and small garden to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery of this unspoilt corner of Yorkshire which is popular for the natural beauty of the wild flower meadows, heather moors and waterfalls along with some of the best walking and cycling in Yorkshire. Gunnerside has a bistro/tearoom and pub serving lunch and dinner menus and local ales. Just along the dale is another popular country inn at Low Row, a pub and shop at Muker and further amenities in the hill top village of Reeth just 6 miles away where you will find a variety of places to eat, pubs and craft shops. A drive across the "Buttertubs Pass" through spectacular scenery to the market of Hawes, alternatively Leyburn and Richmond are within easy driving distance. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric night storage heating and comprises:
Lounge/Dining Room: With open fire, TV with Freeview and DVD
Kitchen: With electric cooker and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer

First floor

Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric night storage heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-fi included.


Patio/garden with garden furniture. Bike store. Private off road parking for 1 car. No smoking.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
    100 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake

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, 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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