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|Situated on a quiet road in the village of Gunnerside, Bruaich Cottage is a wonderfully comfortable home from home, visited frequently by its owners. Enjoy its rustic charm in the spacious upstairs living/dining room, with exposed rafters, giving you marvellous views of the hills whilst tucked up in front of the stove. Sink into the comfort of a king-size bed at the end of a day spent exploring the beautiful scenery right from your door!
Sorry, no smoking or pets. Sleeps up to 5. Free wifi!
Week bookings at Bruaich Cottage run from Saturday to Saturday (reserve online or call us on 01748 886366).
Short breaks are available (see FAQs) - please ring 01748 886366 to reserve a short break.
Gunnerside is the gateway to Upper Swaledale, its quaint Dales stone cottages creating a wonderfully old-fashioned atmosphere. The village tearoom / bistro serves very good food (bistro open Wednesday/Saturday evenings, book in advance, curry takeaways on Mondays) and you can buy ice-creams in summer at the Smithy Museum. A wonderful variety of walks and treks start and end in the village, with local shops, craft shops, galleries, museums, pubs, tearooms and Hazel Brow Organic Open Farm in nearby villages. Nearest pubs are the Farmer's Arms at Muker, 2 miles, and gastropub, the Punch Bowl, at Low Row, 2 miles. Post office, Friday market, garage, Swaledale Outdoors for hiking equipment (they'll even post home your old boots etc for you!) and recycling facilites available at Reeth, 6 miles. Bike hire at Fremington, 7 miles. Orange (only) mobile (patchy) reception. 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.
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Sept 12..."Thank you - nice cottage." Ruth and Simon.
Aug 12..."All very comfortable and well appointed. We have been very happy here." Richard and Jane, Salisbury.
Jun 12..."Second visit staying at this cottage, home from home." Margaret and Alan, Essex.
Jun 12..."One of the best cottages we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a few round the country." Sandra and Simon, Surrey.
Jun 12..."Wonderful break in the perfect setting. Plenty of walks, concerts and lectures courtesy of the Swaledale Festival." Michael and Alison, York.
May 12..."Good to get back to this lovely cottage after the walks." Peter and Gill.
Apr 12..."Everything we could have wished for and more. Thank you for a lovely stay, will definitely recommend to friends." Francis Robertson.
Apr 12..."Wonderful cottage, very well stocked and a lovely location. We made good use of the wood burning stove in the wild weather." Walter and Antonia, Scottich Borders.
March 12..."Perfect - scenery, walks, weather and cottage." Bill and Jane, Huntingdon.
Feb 12..."Our second visit and just as brilliant as the first. Great cottage – warm and welcoming to return to." Jenny and David, Cambridge.
Oct 11..."A cosy, homely cottage, thank-you for letting us stay here. We had everything we needed and more." The Hatters, Hepworth, Diss.
Sept 11..."Cottage fantastic, thank-you!" Tessa and Macrae McLusky, Glos.
Aug 11..."Two great days in Gunnerside - we should have booked for longer! The cottage has every comfort and facilities to more than meet our needs. A long old ride, but so worth it!" Ray and Alison, Thetford.
Jun 11..."Very enjoyable week, lovely cottage." Alan and Margaret, Hatfield Peveral, Essex.
Jun 11..."Very relaxing stay - lovely flower meadows." David and Evelyn Wasdell, London.
Apr 11..."Richmond well worth a visit, Reeth and Muker have some lovely walks, hope to be back soon." Christine Steward, Stowmarket.
Apr 11..."Fabulous long weekend, great walking and everything a Dales cottage should be! Shame we have to leave!" Helen, Andy, Molly, Sam, Mais, Witchford, Ely.
Mar 11..."Beautiful cottage, excellent location." Pat and Rich, Banbury, Oxon.
Jan 11…”Lovely cottage, fantastic walking. Beautiful views from the lounge, great food at the King’s Head pub.” Clare and Paul Leeming, Clifford, W Yorks.
Oct 10…”We have had a lovely time in the Dales and found the cottage very comfortable.” Richard and Patricia, Banbury, Oxon.
Sept 10…”A lovely break yet again. Hope to be back soon.” Christine Steward and Paul Wright, Stowmarket and Wattisfeld, Suffolk.
Aug 10…”Very comfortable and a great idea having the living room upstairs so you can enjoy the views!” Alison Hayes and Pete Hanlon, York.
Aug 10…”Lovely cottage, lovely place – if only the sky was the same one shown in all the brochures!” John and Carol Conlon and Lewis.
Aug 10…”Lovely weekend stay, cottage excellent, glorious countryside, everything perfect, hope to be back.” Andrew and Elaine Grant, Eccles, Manchester.
July 10…”A very enjoyable week. Despite unsettled weather, we enjoyed our walks and drives through the Dales. A beautiful part of England and the cottage was very comfortable.” Glyn and Janet Parry-Jones, Melbourne, Australia.
May 10…”An enjoyable (if a little wet) week. Gunnerside has a good community feel and we found the cottage comfortable and well-appointed.” Liz Butler, Teddington, Mdx.
May 10…”This was a fleeting visit to Swaledale, but well worth the drive from London. Perfect surroundings, wonderful walks and ale aplenty. Makes this a place worth returning to regularly. A delight!” Hugo and Ciara Mander-Owlpen, Belfast and London.
May 10…”A very restful break – had some lovely walks.” David and Evelyn Wasdell, London.
April 10…”A really superb week! Looking forward to the next one.” Richard and Sarah, Devon.
March 10…”Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location!” Bob and Sylvia Eyles, Leeds, Rosemary and Ted Rogers, Harrogate.
Jan 10…”Thank-you for such a beautifully clean cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our break, would love to come again.” Paul and Marlon Gibbins, Grantham.
Jan 10…”Wow, what a lovely, rustic oasis and retreat from the everyday madness of the modern world. We were even snowed in and you can’t say fairer than that! Will be back soon.” Peter Gillingham and Fiona Smith, York.
Nov 09…”Cottage beautiful and had everything we needed. Area round about stunning.” Melanie and Simon Wardle, Judy and Paul Heath.
Nov 09…”Had a relaxing break – enjoyed the cottage and surrounding area very much. Thank-you!” Jacky and Bernie Ashby, Hilton, Cambs.
Oct 09…”Everything we expected – and more! And now the King’s Head serves good grub, no need to drive!” Andrew, Lorraine, Barry and Karen.
Sept 09…”We have had a fantastic mini-break. The cottage and area are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the amazing stay! Hope to return.” Billie and Richard.
Sept 09…” We have had a relaxing week here again. Enjoyed our walk up the ghyll and the Bottoms. Thanks for a lovely week in this dear cottage.” Christine Steward, Stowmarket.
Sept 09…”A very relaxing and enjoyable week in a lovely cottage. Weather was superb. Initially hesitant about whether it was the right sort of holiday for a toddler and an infant, but fears were unfounded. Hope to return.” The Steptoes, Bishops Stortford.
August 09…”The cottage was so much better than we thought, very well-equipped, and very clean – it made us feel very welcomed.” Steven, Tracy, Alice and Aidan Reay, Whitley Bay.