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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Richmond - HIGH BENTS, GUNNERSIDE

Fabulous cottage high over Swaledale on the Tour de France 2014 route! Sleeps 8

High Bents is an attractive cottage, tastefully furnished and decorated and equipped to a high standard in a wonderful setting high on the hill over the village of Gunnerside with fabulous panoramic views of Swaledale. It is an ideal base for cycling and walking holidays deep in 'James Herriot' country and makes a superb weekend break!

The cottage which was converted from two adjacent lead-miners cottages several years ago, contains a new and well equipped large kitchen with gas range and stove; a comfortable sitting room with gas stove; bathroom with bath and shower. A second WC is provided in a utility/cloakroom; two staircases leading up to three bedrooms – one king-size double bed, one triple family room and one single room.

Outside there is a store for 4-5 bikes and to the front a large flagged patio with picnic bench and BBQ facilities and the fabulous outlook over the dale.

Undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, views in Swaledale.

High Bents was bought by the current owners in 1969 when it was two separate cottages, one completely uninhabitable. There was no water, no electricity, no drainage, no loos other than the rather dismal one outside! Water was brought in by the bucket from the spring down the road and candles and calor gas lamps were used.

With the use of a calor gas stove (and many other camping supplies) Bents was known as the stone tent. Over the years much refurbishment was undertaken – the second cottage was “re-built” and generated electricity, heating, telephone and several supplies of mains/spring water put in. Bents now has mains water and electricity, its own septic tank, LPG gas supply, wi-fi and Satellite TV!

Please note High Bents is located on a hill 300 feet above Gunnerside and is reached through an electronic gate up a winding single track road, with some tight bends. Some visitors can find the road daunting - and some cars - mostly long wheel base or low slung cars will not like it! Front wheel drive cars like it best! Please ask if in doubt.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Owner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2007
Speaks English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday cottage rental in Richmond, United Kingdom

High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews
business
High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p719740
+44 07825775204
Richmond Yorkshire Dales
Normandy, France
4

Wintering at High Bents

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
Talk about "Away from it all"! But what a cosy little cottage High Bents proved to be during our very wintery week in Swaledale. After a day touring the area by car or walking the dales with our dogs it was a pleasure to return to the house, turn up the gas fire and settle in for the night while the weather did it's worst outside.
We found everything we needed for our stay plus some luxuries we weren't expecting, such as the heated blanket in the very comfortable master bedroom.....perfect!
Local pubs extremely friendly with great food and most happily accepted the dogs so this is a very good place if you travel with your pets. Thank you, Kate, for letting us bring them along, they enjoyed their time here as much as we did.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p719740
+44 07825775204
Richmond Yorkshire Dales
Owner Submitted Review
0

Fantastic

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
Kate

Thanks for letting us stay in your cottage in Gunnerside, we had a fantastic week of walking. Everything was really excellent, and such a wonderful location. There were no problem other than the gas fire in the kitchen failed to stay lit, it stayed on for about 30 seconds and then clicked off for no reason. We will definately stay again.

Many thanks - Nick

Owner response: Really glad you had good time - stove has been serviced and works ok now! Something weird with the pilot light sensor apparently! Kate
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p719740
+44 07825775204
Richmond Yorkshire Dales
SWanland, East Yorkshire
5

UNBELIEVABLE

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
There are few words that describe the holiday we have just had at High Bents. All of the positive descriptions that could be used with 'nearest to Paradise on Earth' added at the end. From arrival, warm and welcoming, a stay that was perfect and a sad departure back to the daily grind we believe that for us it was ten out of ten on all accounts. This cottage is a must if you want to take all you need and throw the car keys away for the week. Fully equipped, bursting with character, total peace, scenery to compare with anywhere in the UK. Yes the road/track from Gunnerside is challenging but not impossible. Take a copy of Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Map 30
North Sheet Grid Ref. 953987. When you look at the map you will see more paths than any other part of the dale north of the cottage.We love it, our dog loved it - would we go again, Yes,Yes,Yes!!! p.s The house keeper deserves a medal, so clean and just right in every way.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 9/10
business
High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p719740
+44 07825775204
Richmond Yorkshire Dales
Leeds
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
What a great place to stay! The road up to the cottage may be challenging - especially if it is snowing, but once there we didn't want to leave. The views are wonderful, the peace and quiet are blissful ... and best of all there is no mobile phone signal (though there is wireless internet to keep teenagers happy). Great walking from the gate - the teenagers enjoyed the walking too and even they didn't want to leave at the end of an all too short week. With Swaledale (my favourite dale) all around who could ask for more?
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 7/7
business
High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p719740
+44 07825775204
Richmond Yorkshire Dales
4

Beautiful setting, glorious views, traditional.

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
Myself and three children have just had the most enjoyable 6 nights in glorious Swaledale. We were blessed with the weather, glorious sunshine, yep in April! Excellent walking conditions and visibility to appreciate this most stunning example of unspoilt Yorkshire Dales. Swaledale in my opinion is the epitome of the Dales, no 21st century, no mobile signal, no cash machines, no petrol stations, not much in the way of provisions, but, a plethera of great grub, child friendly and pet friendly pubs. And walks of all difficulties from the doorstep, or not too far away.
High Bents is a lovely, traditional cosy house set high, and I mean high, above Gunnerside affording the most panoramic of views. We had breakfast, ok in fleeces over our pyjamas (this is still April), and our dinner on the flagged patio which has sunshine all day long. Our Collie had a free rein to roam about on the moor behind the house, or the fields in front. My children had a ball rolling down the fields with the dog close behind. Watch the rabbits frolicking in the early morning hue. Truly exsquisite.
Everything you could possibly need for a champion holiday is there in the cottage. It is warm, superbly comfy beds in roomy bedrooms all with views to die for.
It has to be said that the approach to the house is not for the feint-hearted. I am a confident driver but I must admit I drove up the first time with some trepidation. Steeeeeep and I mean steeeeeep and hair pin bends doesn't come close. I had concerns about the ability of my car to make it, not 4 wheel drive, needless to say. But it and we did make it and the location is worth the heart-in-the-mouth-hope-no-one's-coming-the-other-way-drive.
I loved it, no mobile phones constantly bleeping (offsprings not so happy) but Brucie bonus, Sky tv and 24/7 Tom and Jerry to compensate. As well as good grub in the pubs (Muker one especially good-can't mind it's name tho') if you buy the local produce, try Reeth and Leyburn, you'll enjoy great home cuisine too.
Would I come again. definitely, maybe with a valium prescription for that first ascent, but definitely.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 12/12
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Farmers Arms Muker
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Reeth

Gunnerside village is a character village with an excellent tea room and Bistro together with various visitor attractions. Two miles away up the dale is the village of Muker, another character village. It has an excellent pub, village store, tea-room and Swaledale woolens shop. Reeth 6 miles down the dale is a larger village with a number of small shops and a growing reputation as a craft center. Over the Buttertubs pass into Wensleydale are the villages of Hawes, famous for Wensleydale cheese. The towns of Richmond and Leyburn are each 30 minutes drive and further afield there is Harrogate and the City of York – each approximately one and a half hours drive. To the west the Lakes and Cumbria are within easy driving distance of one hour.

Other Activities: Popular for pot holing and exploring the old lead minings

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Richmond, Yorkshire Dales

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Easter 2014
5 Apr 2014 - 18 Apr 2014
£500
7 nights
 
 
Late Spring 2014
19 Apr 2014 - 23 May 2014
£140
£650
3 nights
 
 
Whitsun 2014
24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
£650
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer 2014
31 May 2014 - 3 Jul 2014
£170
£610
3 nights
 
 
Tour de France 2014 weekend
4 Jul 2014 - 6 Jul 2014
£800
3 nights
 
 
Early Summer 2014
7 Jul 2014 - 25 Jul 2014
£170
£610
3 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
26 Jul 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
£720
7 nights
 
 
Autumn 2014
30 Aug 2014 - 24 Oct 2014
£140
£510
3 nights
 
 
October Half Term 2014
25 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
£650
7 nights
 
 
Early Winter 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
£120
£460
3 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
£800
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richmond in Yorkshire Dales

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Shower over the bath in the main bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , Family
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Family
  • A double sofa bed is available in the lounge
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • caves
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • caving
Notes:
Ipod station for iPod or iPhone available
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