EU e-Privacy Directive
|Farmendon is a splendid, well-proportioned house which sits in the heart of Gunnerside, yet is a peaceful haven from the bustle of the village. Charmingly decorated, the house is recently refurbished and has masses of character. The house is remarkably spacious and is beautifully furnished with treasured antiques, lovingly polished by the owners! The large, south-facing lawned rear garden, backing on to the Methodist Chapel, has a suntrap patio and stunning views of the hills, whilst remaining extremely private. Extremely comfortable, with central heating to keep you warm on even the chilliest evenings, Farmendon has already proved extremely popular with families, couples and dogs! Whether you are here to ramble over the nearby hills, or to relax in the peace of the Dales, Farmendon is the perfect home to come to for a marvellous Yorkshire holiday! Well-behaved dogs welcome! Free wifi!
Sorry, no smoking. Sleeps 5.
Farmendon week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday. A 2 person discount (one bedroom) of 10% is available on week bookings (sorry, not during peak periods). Mention when enquiring.
Short breaks are available (please see FAQs). Please ring to make a short break booking, 01748 886366.
Gunnerside is a lovely old lead-mining village, where clusters of old cottages lead off to the surrounding ghylls and hills. Ideal for walkers, there are many gentle rambles and more strenuous hikes direct from the village, or take the bus to Keld and stroll back down the dale. Good, freshly cooked food is available from the tearoom (bistro open Wednesday and Saturday evenings, booking required, takeaway curry alternate Mondays). Pubs at Muker, the Farmer's Arms, and gastropub at Low Row, the Punch Bowl. Kearton Country Hotel at Thwaite. The nearest shops are at Muker, 2 miles updale (restricted opening in off-season) and Reeth, 6 miles. There is also a good little market (Friday), post office, garage, tearooms, cafe/bistro and craft and gift shops at Reeth. Larger towns nearby are Hawes, 11 miles (market Tuesday), Richmond, 18 miles (market Saturday), Leyburn, 15 miles (Friday market) and Barnard Castle, 16 miles. There are supermarkets in Hawes, Leyburn and Richmond, with a large 24hr supermarket at Catterick Garrison, 17 miles, which also delivers. Bike hire at Fremington, 7 miles, and Swaledale Outdoors at Reeth for hiking equipment (they'll even post your old stuff home for you!). Orange (only) mobile reception in Gunnerside area (patchy). Free wifi in Farmendon. Hazel Brow Organic Farm can provide a welcome hamper for your arrival 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.
|Click Photo to Enlarge|
Notes and Additional Information
Sept 12..."Enjoyed a good holiday in the Dales, weather good. Farmendon lovely. Lots of interesting objects, especially clogs and tapestries. Good books. Hope to return. Thank-you, Judith." Patrick and Elizabeth, Romney Marsh, Kent.
Sept 12..."We keep coming back to spend our wedding anniversary in this lovely cottage and in our favourite part of the world. Already looking forward to next year!" Betty and Tony Baines, Diss, Norfolk.
Sept 12..."Lovely cottage, cosy and had all we needed. Good location and close to all the places you would want to walk/drive to. Weather wasn't the best, but not the end of the world. Would stay here again." Seton and Rachel, Datchworth.
Aug 12..."We had a great week with some really lovely walks straight from the door. We found the local pubs to offer some really tasty meals, especially the Farmer's Arms and Punch Bowl Inn." Tracy and David.
Aug 12..."Beautiful cottage with lovely views over the moors! Welcoming local area and people. We had a brilliant time - thank-you! Gran: Wonderful hills and dales, I do admire the way everyone decorates the frontage of their home with colourful flowers. Feet did not touch ground. Thank-you for a very comfortable bed. Enjoyed enormously, would definitely recommend." Joanne, Anne and Rene, Gravesend.
July 12..."Enjoyed our week, cottage very comfortable." Allison and Stuart, Troon.
July 12..."Very enjoyable week in Farmendon. Loved the garden when it was sunny. Would recommend Hazel Brow Farm in Low Row." Rob and Jo, Newport Pagnell.
July 12..."We enjoyed our stay at Farmendon, a comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Lovely garden and wonderful views. Gunnerside and surrounding villages are excellent. Enjoyed our walks and drives through dramatic scenery." The Ward family, Castleford.
June 12..."First holiday in Gunnerside and we have enjoyed walks and visits in the local area. Weather has been a bit unseasonable with thunderstorms! Fortunately the cottage is warm and comfortable and the local pub and tearoom well worth a visit. Added bonus is the wifi. Mobile fish and chips highly recommended on Fridays!" Hugh and Marilyn Mennell, Southwell.
June 12..."As always, cottage was welcoming, views wonderful, walking great. Thanks!" Sue and George Dawson, Whitby.
June 12..."Comfortable, relaxing week." Brian and Vivien Forth, E Yorks.
June 12..."Lovely cottage - as ever, the views and walks are superb - we had a great time with our friends in next door Devon Cottage. Kids also loved it. Thank-you!" The Middlecotes, West Bridgford.
June 12..."Homely, spacious cottage with awesome views to the rear! What a treat to wake up to that view! Wonderful, pretty, friendly village. We enjoyed watching the new rose arch for the Diamond Jubilee being erected and the tidying and planting around it by the hard-working village residents. The Blacksmith Museum in the village is interesting and well worth the £2.50 admission price. A wonderful break in a beautiful place. I hope to return - for 2 weeks next time!" Kay and Milton, Salisbury.
May 12..."Comfortable and well-equipped cottage. Fantastic weather." Heather, Jennie and Janet, Wirral and Newcastle.
May 12..."Lovely cottage, well-equipped and warm. Excellent base for walking in all directions. A very enjoyable week." Nick and Sally, Chigwell.
May 12..."Nothing to add to all the positive comments - we agree with them all!" Bellamy family, Birmingham.
Apr 12..."Great cottage, wonderful walks. No complaints, all around fun with a warm, cosy cottage to come home to!" Carol Ashman, Cambridge.
March 12..."Great time, cottage warm and comfortable, great walks and weather kind." Sue and Rory, Wicken.
Feb 12..."A warm comfortable cottage with a lovely garden for the dog to have a mad half hour in, closely followed by the children." The Gee family, Wingerworth.
Jan 12..."Thank you for helping to make our stay so pleasant and memorable. Enjoyed staying at your cottage very much indeed!" Norman Jacobs.
Dec 11..."We have had a wonderful Christmas holiday. The kids have had a fantastic time, especially Jack (6) and Matty (4), who found Farmendon a very exciting place to stay. Great walking and some awesome scenery for cycling; a trip over to Wensleydale is arduous, but well worth it! Dogs happy, lovely area and a lovely place to stay. We have had a great holiday!""Really super, wicked holiday!!" Ellie (10), with Dave, Nicky, Jack, Matty and Sigurd, Egg and Daisy, the dogs, Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Nov 11..."Our 2nd time in Swaledale, first Nettlebed, but this time in the village, which was cosy and comfortable at this time of year. Loved the position, garden and views - including the birds, the character and contents of this charming house. We'll be passing on our good impressions to family and friends." Anne Mills, Rugby, Edwina Beier, Leeds.
Oct 11..."Farmendon provided an excellent base for all we wanted to do. Comfortable and sapcious, with a lovely garden to sit in and/or enjoy the birds. the whole was enhanced by glorious sunny weather." Alison and Mike Perks, Gill and Tim Sansom, Scotland and England.
Aug 11..."Cottage - great, village - great, location - great, pub - great, walks - great, people - great, weather - great!!! If only I could sum up our holiday in one word..." The Walkers and dogs, Kennington, Oxford.
July 11..."A fantastic week in my favourite place on earth. Weather fab and King's Head even better. A superb cottage, will def. be back. Thank-you." A & T Ramshaw, with Sam and Jess, Consett, Co Durham.
July 11..."The cottage was just what we wanted, well-equipped and with a lovely blooming garden, full of birds. We hope to come back here!" Family Vanthuyne, Belgium.
July 11..." Great week, plenty of walking. Great views adn we enjoyed the birds in the garden. Nice welcome and excellent food at the pub in Muker." Liz and Roger Biggs, Wilts.
July 11..."A perfect two weeks. Weather not so good at times, but this comfortable cottage made it up. Perfect!" Linde and John, Norfolk.
June 11..."Another fabulous week - thanks. Especially commend Friday night fish and chips!" Sue George, Molly and Meg, Whitby.
May 11..."Lovely area and great walks. Very comfortable cottage - nice to come back to after a day's walking." John and Teresa Bryant, Vivien and Pete Skinner, Tonbridge and Worcester Park.
Apr 11..."Lovely cottage, glorious weather, beautiful garden, fantastic walks - what more could you want from a holiday!" Moore and Buist families, Belton and Sedgefield.
Apr 11..."We have had an excellent week walking over this wonderful area. A warm, comfortable, well-appointed house to collapse into. Don't miss the Georgian Theatre in Richmond!" Jenkins' party, Devon.
Apr 11..."Lovely holiday in this comfortable cottage. Very quiet and peaceful." John and Gill, Chester.
Feb 11..."We have had a wonderful week here - the perfect place to spend our Ruby anniversary. Farmendon is warm and comfortable and we loved the interesting furniture. We enjoyed our walks and the drives through dramatic scenery." Susan and Clive Turrell, Southend-on-Sea.Jan 11…”Wonderful! Beautiful weather all week. Great walking and relaxing. Perfect cottage for us including dogs! Website doesn’t do it justice – holiday cottage bliss – sharp knives, a tin opener that works and a cooker that works! The Farmer’s Arms in Muker is much improved – thank-you!” The Mumby-Cooks, Rogols etc, London.
Oct 10…"Three wonderful days' weather. Cottage just as we hoped, and more. Birds wonderful, garden great, such good value - our best accommodation by far. Thanks so much.” The Warshaws and Hayletts, Surrey.
Oct 10…”The weather was not very kind to us, but we managed our favourite walks in sunshire. Thank-you so muchy for letting us come and hope we can return next year.” Tony and Betty Baines, with our collie dogs, Diss, Norfolk..
Sept 10…”Mixed weather but we really enjoyed a great week in Farmendon. good walks and interesting days out - lovely to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to the peace and quiet of the Yorkshire Dales.” Charlotte. Mark and Robert Sisson, Paddock Wood, Kent.
Sept 10…”Lovely cottage, interesting books and very pretty garden. A really nice holiday; we did some great walks, thanks.” P & B Gibson, Suffolk.
Sept 10…”A lovely, welcoming and comfortable cottage with a beautiful garden for the children. Thank-you." Alsion, Phil, Cameron, Lewis and Caitlin Gee, Wingerworth, Chesterfield.
Aug 10…”A wonderful, comfortable cottage, with beautiful furniture. Fantastic location for fabulous walks in all directions. Friendly locals in the King's Head and great food at the Punch Bowl in Low Row and pubs in Reeth and Muker. Slept beautifully in comfy beds!!!” Richard, Rachel, Joshua, Samuel, Pat and Bill Howath (3 generations), Cambs.
Sept 10…”A welcome break.” Christine and Joseph, Skipton.
July 10…”Thank-you for providing such a lovely, cosy home for us to stay in. We have all had a lovely, peaceful holiday in Gunnerside.” The Broadheads and Tilneys.
July 10…”Lovely, homely cottage, with fantastic views. We have all had some lovely walks despite the weather. Meg loved the gardens and the birds are lovely to see so near the kitchen window. Hope to come again.” Brenda, Richard, Mark, Vicky and Meg Moore, Chelmsford, Essex.
June 10...”Nice return to a lovely cottage. the garden looks nice at this time of year in full bloom. Will come back soon, thanks.” Linda and Michael Jones Huddersfield,
June 10..."A lovely week, with sunny weather, and a most enjoyable holiday in lovely Swaledale.” Liz Holmes, London, Joan Little, Wideopen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne..
May 10…”As always, Upper Swaledale was fabulous - great cottage with welcoming pub and nice cafe, too - loved the garden and was surprised how quickly the bird food went down. Swifts nesting in garage were fantastically fast and great to see - excellent walks, too - thanks.” Sue and George, Molly and Meg, Whitby..
May 10...”Lovely cottage with great views. Great base for walking and if you want a trip out, try a walk from Dent, a very pretty village.” Janet and Nick, Charlie and Daisy dogs, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent.
May 10…”We have had a really relaxing short break. Two lovely long walks, although we had forgotten how long the walk up Gunnerside Ghyll is! Looking forward to another visit soon." Frances, Andrew, Ellie and Isobel Meek, plus Lulu and Polly the poodles, West Malling, Kent.
April 10..."Comfortable house, lots of interesting furniture and books. Ruby liked the garden. Enjoyed walking in Swaledale (hardly used the car), the little red bus was useful. Very lucky with the weather - first really spring-like week of the year!" Daphne and Peter Linecar, and Ruby the dog, Crowhurst, Battle, E Sussex.
Jan 10..."Thank-you so much for a lovely week. The cottage was perfect and we've enjoyed some fantastic walks and pubs. The snow made the whole experience like something from a postcard. We'll definitely be back!" The Kiddell and Polley families, Cheshire and Kent.
Dec 09..."Lots and lots of snow, white Christmas was wonderful for people coming from sunny S.A. Enjoyed the cottage adn the birds in the garden, as well as the company of children now living in UK." The de Bruins, Vereeniging and London.
Nov 09..."We have had a really nice time in Gunnerside. Beautiful views - friendly locals - very relaxing. Would definitely come again." S McGuire and co, Manchester.
Nov 09..."Fantastic cottage, lovely village and good pub! What more could you ask for? Thanks for a relaxing stay - will definitely come again." Karen and Steve, Manchester.
Oct 09..."Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. Enjoyed walking directly from the cottage as well as the excellent walks only a short drive away. Great pub and tearoom on the doorstep, too. Thanks for a lovely stay." Sue & John Kitteringham, Hertford.
Oct 09..."Had a lovely week in your homely, well-equipped cottage. Did some fantastic walks in this amazing countryside. We hope to be back!" Adge, Adrienne, Lesley, Ron and Jess, Nottingham.
Oct 09…”A lovely, comfy cottage, had some great walks. The dogs loved the back garden. Slept like logs in the comfy bed. We hope to be back again next year for some more “Swaledale Magic”. Ken and Mel Bowden, Peak District.
Sept 09…”Thanks for a lovely stay in your cosy cottage.” Linda and Michael Jones, Huddersfield.
Sept 09…”Enjoyed some exhilarating walks each day in this spectacular area of outstanding scenery.” Emma Westall and Peter Ward, Northamptonshire.
Sept 09…”Had a lovely week, great weather, wonderful walks, fantastic cottage – a joy to watch the birds. Hope to come again!” Mrs Parkin, Mansfield.
August 09…”Yet again a great place to stay, will be coming back. Good food, great cottage, the dogs loved the garden.” Richard and Kay Riley, Shepley, Huddersfield.
August 09…” We all enjoyed our stay in a lovely cottage and the most wonderful scenery and walks – makes a change from all the rushing about in a crazy world.” Ray Hicks, Kate Hicks, Tony Wright, Brentwood, Essex.