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|With a beautiful large south-facing garden, Devon Cottage is a charming cottage in Gunnerside for your perfect Swaledale holiday. Two roomy bedrooms give great views over the garden and hills, while the open fire in the living room means you'll have a cosy atmosphere on cool evenings. Pet friendly and with off-road parking, Devon Cottage has a wealth of amenities, so you'll have all the comforts of home in the wonderful surroundings of "beautiful Swaledale" (so beautiful they wrote a song about it!).
Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome! Sorry, no smoking. Sleeps 4. Free wifi (from house next door).
Week bookings for Devon Cottage 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 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, home-cooked fresh food is available from Ghyllfoot tearoom/bistro (bistro open Wednesday and Saturday evenings, booking required, curry takeaway Mondays) in Gunnerside. Various tearooms, gift, craft and local shops and Hazel Brow Organic Farm nearby in Low Row, Muker and Reeth. Nearest pubs are the Farmer's Arms in Muker, 2 miles updale, and gastropub, the Punch Bowl, 2 miles downdale in Low Row. There is also a good little market (Friday), post office, garage and Swaledale Outdoors for hiking equipment at Reeth (6 miles). Larger towns nearby (with supermarkets) are Hawes, 11 miles, Richmond, 18 miles, Leyburn, 15 miles, and Barnard Castle, 16 miles and a large 24hr supermarket at Catterick Garrison, 17 miles, which also delivers. Bike hire at Fremington, 7 miles. Orange (only) mobile reception in Gunnerside area (patchy). Give us a ring for more local information. Free wifi from house next door, but we can't guarantee the signal! 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.Mobile fish and chip van in Gunnerside on Fridays, approx 7.30pm.
Week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday (reserve online or give us a call on 01748 886366).
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..."Very clean, very comfortable and well-equipped. Much appreciated were electric blankets which made bedtime even more enjoyable. All in all, a very nice stay. Shame about the weather." Bob and Nancy Ballantyne, Worksop.
Sept 12..."Weather variable, but didn't let that dampen our spirits. The cottage was very nice and cosy, the fire was the finishing touch. We sat in the garden during the good weather; it was very peaceful. On a clear night, star watching in the garden is a must. We will be back very soon. Fantastic views and walks, all from cottage - what more could you want?" Jill, Dave and Baloo the dog, Swindon.
Aug 12..."Children enjoyed the garden adn walks. Weather good until last day. No need to light the fire, which was disappointing! Enjoyed the space and peace and quiet." Hazel, Andrew, Imogen and Marianne, Durham.
Aug 12..."Dramatic start to our week with thunder, lightning and deluge! Cottage like Noah's Ark! Took lots of photos of Swaledale's lovely landscapes. Cottage filled with birdsong, from the garden and the kitchen clock (I want one!). An enjoyable stay; our dogs second that." Bev and Barry, Scotland.
July 12..."Thank-you, a very enjoyable stay in Gunnerside. The weather was kind to us and we enjoyed long and beautiful walks every day." Maria and Trisa, Durham.
July 12..."Have had a lovely time. Devon Cottage is very clean and comfortable. Weather quite good, have been able to sit in the garden a few times. We will definitely be back again." Hazel and Paul, Market Harborough.
July 12..."Enjoyed our week here in Gunnerside, cottage very comfortable and well-equipped. Wish the weather had been sunnier, so could have used the lovely garden. Had acouple of excellent meals at the Punch Bowl in Low Row." John and Tina, Shipley.
June 12..."A bit damp and murky when we arrived - the fire was much appreciated. We have had a great week."Val an dMarion.
June 12..."Our third consecutive year visiting Gunnerside, but our first time at Devon Cottage. Our friends rented Farmendon next door, which was very handy. Our young children are already asking when we can come back. We found Devon Cottage very comfortable and enjoyed the garden and the coal fire." Lawrence, Melissa, George and Rosie, Nottingham.
May 12..."The cottage is spacious and we loved sitting in the garden. Overall we have enjoyed our stay." Darren and Charlene, Leeds.
Apr 12..."Had a lovely Easter week with lots of walking in the stunning coutnryside and in all weathers, including sun and snow! Walk to Muker with very good cream tea at teashop as reward was memorable. Cottage was cosy and comfortable - great fire! Thanks for the stay!" Mr and Mrs Beecher, Mr and Mrs Whitaker, Southsea and Leeds.
Oct 11..."Lovely long weekend here. Fourth visit to Gunnerside, but our first to Devon Cottage - lovely cottage, good kitchen, enjoyed the open fire and electric blankets!" Alan, Alison, Charlotte, Olivia and Tye the dog.
Oct 11..."Everything just as it claimed on the website. We had a very relaxing week - the beds were great." Dorothy and Maurice Lowe, Clive, Shrewsbury.
Sept 11..."Splendid scenery, wonderful weather, super walks, with lots of pubs en route, in all a very enjoyable stay at Devon Cottage." Celia and David Cooper, Devon.
Sept 11..."We've had a fantastic week in Devon Cottage. The cottage is great, nice and spacious, with a roaring fire every night. Nice big comfy bed, too, we slept like logs all week. We'd stay here again, without a doubt. Nice to see a cow looking at me through the kitchen window one morning!! Much better than traffic going past." Mel and Ken Bowden, the Peak District, Derbyshire.
Aug 11..."A lovely week, great walks and lovely weather. Swaledale was just beautiful." Brian and Vivian Forth, Skirlaugh, E Yorkshire.
Aug 11..."We have been very comfortable in Devon Cottage. Have been out walking every day and also managed to enjoy the lovely garden." Ernest and Eileen Carr, Sunderland.
June 11..."Enjoyed our week in Gunnerside, did several walks,had a couple of good meals at the King's Head, weather was not so good, but we were very cosy in Devon Cottage with the fire lit most evenings." Chris and Susan Lee, Liggle Weighton, E Yorkshire.
Apr 11..."We have had a lovely break at Devon Cottage. Had a lovely meal in the King's Head, great food and lovely atmosphere. Thanks for a great stay." Richard and Sarah, Leeds.
Oct 10... "Lovely cottage with super kitchen and utensils. Wonderful walks and scenery. Lovely to have a fire every night. Had good meal at pub in village, also mobile chippy." Brian & Rosemary Thorpe, Colchester, Essex.
Sept 10... "A very comfortable cottage for two. We had a fire every night. Recommend the mobile chippy on Friday night." Joyce & Ralph Davenport, Manchester.
Aug 10... "Cottage super for our old dog, and we enjoyed 'The Farmers Arms', Muker - good food, good price." Stewart & Val Green, Bournemouth.
July 10... "We have had a wonderful time in Devon Cottage. Even when it rained we cuddled up near the fire. The cottage gave us a warm and welcome feeling during the two weeks we stayed here. We enjoyed every minute in Swaledale and are impressed by its beautful nature and nice villages. We hope to return one day and then it would be Devon Cottage for sure!" Frank, Elise, Maren & Anne, Bithoven, The Netherlands.
June 10... " We enjoyed the week at Devon Cottage. Very comfortable and the garden appreciated." John & Linda Buckle, Norfolk.
June 10..."Really enjoyed our time once again in Gunnerside. Had some really nice walks through the beautiful meadows and enjoyed concerts in the evening which were part of the Swaledale Festival." Linda Middleton and John Heald, Earby, Lancs.
June 10..." Great walks around Gunnerside Gill (saw nesting grouse), Ingleborough Cave (not over-commercialised) and Muker to Keld to Muker via some beautiful waterfalls. Cottage very comfortable and had everything we needed." Simon and Alison Ward, Swyre, Dorchester.