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|A lovely house in Gunnerside, which has been beautifully restored and sympathetically decorated and furnished. The cottage is spread over three floors, its attic conversion housing a spacious third double bedroom with its own ensuite shower room and WC. With a magnificent stone open fireplace and stripped pine floor in the living room and plenty of modern conveniences, Greystones has an attractive charm and high level of comfort for your holiday in beautiful Swaledale!
Up to two medium-sized well-behaved pets welcome. Sleeps 6. Free wifi! Sorry, no smoking.
Week bookings at Greystones run from Saturday to Saturday (reserve online or ring us on 01748 886366). A 2 person 10% discount (one bedroom) is available on week bookings (sorry, not during peak periods). Mention when enquiring. Note, please ensure when booking that you book Greystones, Gunnerside (there is a Greystones in Thwaite, too!).
Short breaks are available (see FAQs) - please telephone to make a short break booking.
Swaledale has many footpaths and interesting walks, from gentle rambles through Gunnerside meadows, to more demanding hilltop hikes, making the most of the spectacular views in this most beautiful part of Yorkshire. Hazel Brow Organic Farm is found in Low Row, where children can see lambs and other animals close up, along with the Punch Bowl Inn (with the same owners as the CB Inn in Arkengarthdale), a gastropub serving good food and ales (and amazing bar furniture made by the Mouseman). Gunnerside has a very friendly tearoom, Ghyllfoot, which is open for good food through the day and an excellent bistro on Wednesday and Saturday evenings (booking required) and takeaway curry on alternate Monday evenings. The mobile fish and chip van calls in Gunnerside every Friday, from 7pm (earlier in Low Row). Muker has home-cooked food at Muker Tearoom and the Farmer's Arms (dog-friendly), and a craft shop/gallery, as well as Swaledale Woollens, selling items knitted locally from Swaledale sheep wool.
There are a wealth of places to visit throughout Swaledale, including the Kearton Country Hotel in Thwaite, various pubs, local shops (including Swaledale Outdoors for hiking equipment) and tearooms in Reeth, the Bridge Inn at Grinton, Hazel Brow Organic Farm at Low Row, bike hire at Fremington, Dales Countryside Museum and the Ropemaker's in Hawes in Wensleydale and plenty of natural attractions, along with lead mining ruins, to be found on a day's walking.
Hazel Brow Organic Farm can provide a welcome hamper for your arrival (Low Row) and Ghyllfoot Tearoom frozen "bistro-style" meals - see FAQs. 24-hrTesco's in Catterick Garrison, which also delivers, as do Asda and Sainsburys, or from Granary Foods, based in Newton-le-Willows, a very friendly service with excellent local and organic produce. Supermarkets in Leyburn, Richmond and Barnard Castle, and Hawes has a few good food shops, including the Good Life on the little industrial estate.
The only mobile reception around Gunnerside area is Orange (and even that is variable), and no mobile reception updale past Satron. There are recycling facilities at Keld, Muker, Reeth, Langthwaite and bigger towns.
Public internet access on computer at Gunnerside Village Hall, Muker Public Hall, Hudson House, Reeth. Free wifi at the cottage.
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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Oct 12..."A great cottage in a fab location. Bit of a squeeze around the table, but otherwise an excellent place to stay. The walks around Gunnerside are fabulous." The Camfields, the Hills, The Urbans, Plymouth.
Sept 12..."We had a fab time, plenty to do, friendly people. The fish and chip van was really nice. Thanks." E. Stratford, Dewsbury.
Aug 12..."Lovely family visit, seeing more family in Low Row. Loved the spacious cottage with its multiple bathrooms. Well-equipped and comfortable. Thank-you for the laid fire and clean conditions." The Blackwells, Glos.
Aug 12..."Lovely stay in Greystones - 2nd trip to the Dales and we loved it. Punch Bowl at Low Row - super food!!" The Barnes clan.
July 12..."We had a "reet good time"!" The Gills and Campbells, Bury.
July 12..."Brilliant cottage, fabulous walks, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. King's Head wonderful, loved the doggie menu. Everywhere we went the food was homemade and very good. Will definitely come back. Thank-you." The Ranbys, Market Rasen.
Jun 12..."A fantastic location, Roly loved his walks. Chip van on Friday evening - fab. King's Head good for basic pub nosh, Farmer's Arms in Muker worth a go, too. Have had a greate time, thanks." Mr and Mrs McCannon, Solihull.
Jun 12..."Wonderful cottage, great place to be!" The Wrights, Halifax.
Jun 12..."Lovely cottage and very well-equipped. We loved the open fire and the comfortable sofas and beds. Take a drive (or walk) over the dales to Hawes or drive up to Tan Hill pub along the valley - amazing scenery and views." The Merrills, Potters Bar.
May 12..."Family get-together for a few days. Very comfortable and a great area. The the bench in front of house for early mornings! A very enjoyable stay." D Peel, Hope Valley.
April 12..."Lovely little cottage. It's lovely to sit round a warm fire on a night. Walked in almost every type of weather in one day!!!" The Atkinson family, Little Weighton.
Apr 12..."We have had a wonderful week. Lovely cottage, fantastic walks. Can't wait to return, thank-you!" The Corney family, Norwich.
March 12..."A cosy cottage in a great position. Well-equipped. Will return to Swaledale!" Claire and Brent, Birfield.
Feb 12..."Had a wonderful birthday stay. A week full of gorgeous walks, too much food and drink! Excellent walks from the cottage. All in all, a wicked week, thank-you." The Quinn family, Derby.
Feb 12..."What a lovely, cosy cottage. Food and welcome at the Ghyllfoot and King's Head were excellent." Mike, Sarah and children, Roydon.
Jan 12..."Lovely cottage, very comfortable and a very relaxing place. Didn't want to leave." Phillipa, Tony, Louise and Peter.
Jan 12..."Arrived New Year's Day to gales and snow. Thank-you for the beautifully laid fire that took at one match - we were very soon warm and cosy. Lovely cottage!" Mark, Liz and Pippi, the dog, Cambridge.
Dec 11..."A lovely cottage in a beautiful area. Waited for the fish and chip van in vain, though [van broke down], but everything else was great. Would love to come back again." Burrows, Ball, Smith and Ebblewhite, Atherstone, Warwickshire.
Dec 11..."Had a wonderful time in this cosy home. We loved the open fire and enjoyed relaxation with board games and some wine. Truly loved. Thank-you." Bec and Brad McCaig, Hilary and Nigel Smith, London and Watford.
Nov 11..."Lovely stay in Greystones - 1st trip to the Dales and loved it! Fish and chips from the van on Friday was a great way to end a great week in a great cottage!" The Cooks, Bromley, Kent.
Nov 11..."What a beautiful cottage, this is our 5th stay in Gunnerside in different cottages, Greystones is the best, it's very well-equipped, cosy and quirky. The bed was really comfortable and the fire in the evenings was wonderful. We recommend the King's Head for food, the menu may seem simple, but the food is beautifully cooked and hte presentation is wonderful." Lyn and Chris Clowes, Leek, Staffs.
Oct 11..."The weather could have been better, but the cottage was warm and the beds comfortable. Had lots of walks in spite of the rain, beautfiul dale, lovely scenery." N & C Lewis, W & C Doyle, Leyland, Lancs.
Oct 11..."Visit number two and for longer this time. Explored far and wide from Kirkby Stephen to Masham and beyond. The grouse with apple mash at the King's Head was excellent! The Farmer's Arms at Muker is also worth a visit- they do lunch till 2.30pm." Chris and Kathy Bird, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Aug 11..."We have all thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the Dales. The cottage is excellent, beds very comfy. Cosy when we lit a fire after a day of rain and everything you could think of was here." Ian, Sarah, Liam, Peter and Daphne Woolven, West Sussex.
Aug 11..."Nice walks, lovely scenery. Cottage was well-equipped, beds comfy. Had a meal at the Punch Bowl, food and staff were brilliant. Very comfortable stay." Dave, Lorraine, Helen, Leon and David, Kent.
July 11..."Had a fab time, village very friendly, pub fab atmosphere and the food is excellent, curry night at the tearoom also worth trying. Cottage all we expected, we will be back!" Glynis Booth, Lincoln.
July 11..."We did have rain, but we went out and about. Saw lots of things and very nice views, it was good to come back to a cosy cottage. Great time, thanks." Sandra Dee, Suffolk.
July 11..."Very enjouyable week." Diane and John, Ayrshire.
Apr 11..."During our short stay we have had fantastic weather. Have enjoyed the local walks in Swaledale. We went to Ghyllfoot restaurant on Saturday evening where we enjoyed good food - very welcome after a long day walking. We have also enjoyed the warmth of the open fire in th evenings while relaxing in the comfort of the cottage. Will certainly return." Bery and David Reed, Carol and Keith Mumford, Kent.
Feb 11..."We have had a lovely time - very relaxing. the cottage had all the stuff we needed. Swaledale wild and lovely." Jane and Jane, Nottingham.
Feb 11..."We have all had a lovely time, including the dogs. I really like the attic room and was very cosy. The dogs especially loved the fire and we experienced lots of warm evenings huddled up by the fire! Hope to stay here again." Gabrielle, Sarah and Gordon, West Bridgford.
Nov 10..."We have had a wonderful stay. The cottage is great - very well-equipped, lots of modern conveniences, but still with bags of charm! And we love the open coal fire. We stayed here by chance, as another booking fell through, but will definitely be back. Judith from Cat Hole Cottages was very helpful and we'll recommend Cat Hole to friends. The King's Head is lovely of an evening, especially now it's been redecorated - shame they're in the habit of closing when it's quiet! Strongly recommend the short drive to the Punch Bowl in Low Row - the food, beer and ambience are all superb!" Adam and Liz, Leeds.
Nov 10..."One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and very well-equipped. Arrived in time for a spectacular firework display and BBQ at the King's Head, which then shut for a week to redecorate! Enjoyed our stay despite a few rainy days." The Pearson/Sharples families, Solihull, Warwickshire.
Sept 10..."The cottage is an excellent base to discover the 'delights' of Swaledale. WE have enjoyed our four-day stay - a cottage and area to be recommended." Keith, Chris, Judy and Lyle, York and Cambridge.
Aug 10..."A wonderful and very comfy cottage, brilliant for dogs. Amazing area with lovely walks and pubs." Sarah, Nick, Pippa and Hugh, and Ailsa the dog, Dorking, Surrey.
Aug 10..."Fallen in love with Swaledale and Gunnerside. Great cottage, village, walks, scenery. Thanks for the stay." Elaine, Sue and Sandra, Harrogate and Leeds.
July 10..."Lovely, well-thought and planned cottage. Well-equipped for a very peaceful stay. Lovely walk around Gunnerside Ghyll. The fish and chip van on Friday evening was a very welcome tea. This is tghe perfect location for hiking and cycling plus the magic of this sleepy village. Beats the hustle and bustle of workdays hands down." Teh Healey and Mandal families, Middleton, Manchester.
July 10..."An enjoyable weekend in Gunnerside, even if the weather was not kind to us! The cottage was lovely, with everything we needed. We loved the closeness of the King's Head, which was a friendly, comfortable pub. Can recommend the food there. Great walks, peace and quiet - a memorable family weekend!" The Thorps, Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Jun 10...VERY peaceful stay in a very friendly village. The Ghyllfoot/Penny Farthing Tearoom/Restaurant is excellent and must be tried. The cottage itself is very comfortable, which is ideal when you finally return from the King's Head!"