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|South Steps Cottage is a traditional, stone built Dales Cottage in Gunnerside, with original features such as stone flagged floors and boarded ceilings. It has been fully modernised and lovingly maintained to create a warm, homely and comfortable experience, enhanced, if desired, by an open fire. The south facing aspect gives a bright and airy ambience with a lovely view of the local hills. The raised flagged patio offers privacy during relaxation. Situated in a quiet street near the village square, it offers easy access to several walks from the cottage door, including the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Walk. It is only a few minutes away from the beautiful River Swale. The countryside is magnificent and ideal for walkers, dog owners and cyclists, for whom a covered cycle shelter is available. Dogs welcome! Sleeps 4.
Sorry, no smoking.
Week bookings for South Steps run from Saturday to Saturday (reserve online or give us a call to book).
Short breaks are available (see FAQs) - please ring 01748 886366 to book a short break.
Gunnerside is a charming tiny village, with a friendly tearoom / bistro, Ghyllfoot, serving excellent food (bistro open Wednesday/Saturday evenings, book in advance, curry takeaways alternate Mondays). Surrounded by spectacular views of hills and pastures, the village is a cluster of old lead-mining cottages and Dales homes. Many wonderful walks right from the door, with local shops, post office, garages, local shops, Swaledale Outdoors for hiking equipment and market at Reeth, 6 miles. Nearest pubs are the Farmer's Arms at Muker, 3 miles, and gastropub, the Punch Bowl, at Low Row, 2 miles. Wide variety of pubs, tearooms and restaurants within the dale, including Hazel Brow Organic Farm at Low Row - great for children and adults alike. Larger shops within 20 miles at Richmond, Leyburn, Hawes and Catterick Garrison (24 hour supermarket, which also delivers). Recycling facilities available at Reeth and Muker. Bike hire at Fremington, 7 miles. Mobile fish and chip van in Gunnerside approx 7.30pm Fridays. Orange (only) mobile (patchy) reception around Gunnerside. Public internet access on computer at Gunnerside Village Hall, Muker Public Hall, Hudson House, Reeth. Hazel Brow Organic Farm can provide a welcome hamper for your arrival (Low Row) and Ghyllfoot Tearoom frozen "bistro-style" meals - see FAQs.
Short breaks are available (see FAQs). Please ring us to make a short break booking, or for a price for a different number of nights.
If required, Cat Hole Cottages can provide towel hire, £2pp - please ring to enquire.
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Sept 12..."Another lovely week in South Steps. Will be back." Barbara and Frank, Filey.
Sept 12..."Nice clean cottage and great surroundings - a piece of heaven!" Steve, Sandra and Patrick Green, Dorset.
Aug 12..."Great cottage, beautiful county. Enjoyed everything, weather great, Gunnerside lovely." Chris and Nigel Taylor, Rochester.
July 12..."Mixed weather, cottage comfortable. Best meal Farmer's Arms, best company King's Head." Tricia and Paul Fox, Sheffield.
May 12..."Wonderful as usual. Sunny all week!" David and Elaine Wheeler, Wolverhampton.
May 12..."Just lovely!" Eve and Barry Crombie, Saddleworth, Oldham.
Apr 12..."Good walks to Muker and Low Row. Nice pub. Cottage well-equipped." The Lane family, Peebles.
Sept 11..."Had a lovely holiday at South Steps. Scenery beautiful. Hope to come back for another holiday." Jim and Gayle McNiff, Betty Jarvis, Cradley and Lincoln.
Aug 11..."Another great week here, came last year, too. Nice scenery, peaceful, had a great time." The Kinghorn family, Blyth, Northumberland.
June 11..."A really enjoyable week, weather varied, but we loved the walks, river, birds, hills and the comfortable cottage." The Moores, Wigan and Toronto.
May 11..."A great week in this lovely cottage, very beautiful here." Janet, Peter, Emma and Amelia, Redcar.
Easter 11...Another fantastic long weekend - hopefully back soon!" Ali, Alan and co, Sudbury, Suffolk.
Sept 10..."A great time enjoyed by all. Back again - another relaxing holiday walking and cycling and enjoying the views." Nigel Stacey and Ann Durie, Bury.
Aug 10..."Brill weather and lovely walks - good cottage." Anshul and Leena, Newcastle.
Aug 10..."Another lovely holiday and beautiful weather!" Ali and Alan (again) and Caroline, Sudbury.
Apr 10..."Beautiful cottage, fantastic location, a lovely time had by all." Alan, Alison, Charlotte and Olivia, Sudbury.