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High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Former miners cottages with superb views over Swaledale - 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 Yorkshire Tour de France and 'James Herriot' country and makes a superb weekend break and a great base for family and friends get-togethers! Great pubs nearby in Gunnerside, Low Row and Muker. (Good News!!! The King's Head in Gunnerside re-opened last October under new management 😀).

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 and 4W drive cars like it best! Please ask if in doubt.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Nov 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richmond in Richmondshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • caves
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
Notes:
Ipod station for iPod or iPhone available

Reviews

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High Bents In Gunnerside, Swaledale
average rating of 4.55 based on 21 reviews
5

Amazing cottage, stunning views, fab location

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful cottage in every way. Clean, cosy, quaint, fantastic views, beautiful location. What more can you ask for. We will return

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - so pleased you had a good time!
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5

Awesome view. Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very homely cottage with everything you could possibly need. The view really makes it but being able to take the dog for a long walk in beautiful landscape right on the door step just makes it perfect. Owners very helpful. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a good stay and look forward to welcoming you back again! Kate
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5

Spectacular views in a very traditional house.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful traditional house in a stunning location. It was just the four of us so huge amounts of space. The view on its own is worth choosing this house for. The kitchen etc are well equipped but there were also local pubs with decent food. One word of warning the hill up to house is steep and some rear wheel drive/long wheel base cars will have difficulty getting up there - we left ours in the village and this made for an enjoyable but surprising strenuous daily trip up and down - it probably just made a beer in the village all the more enjoyable. The owners were very friendly and helpful when the booking was made and although we didn't really need any contact with them while staying, I have no doubt Kate would have gone out of her way to help. Great stay

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Life at High Bents

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in this great property. Very comfortable and well equipped for the five of us. Stunning views, great walks from the house, perfect escape from the hurly burly of normal life. The owner responded quickly to any emails we sent. The only reason we haven't given the property 5 stars is because we don't think we were sufficiently warned of the challenge involved in getting to it. When we arrived with a car full on a rainy afternoon, the car could not get up the hill to the house. At this point we were very lucky to meet some very helpful neighbours who ferried us and our luggage up to the property in vehicles obviously more used to the terrain. We have a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, which eventually did make the journey to the house regularly, but only when the passengers got out to allow it round the first hairpin bend. Not really a problem once we got used to it and it all added to the getting away from it all charm of this property. We had a wonderful time and would look forward to staying here again. We are more likely to change our car than our choice of holiday property!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

An amazing location to visit the Dales

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, the most beautiful views and great walk opportunities around. The house is basic but nice. One thing to be aware: in my opinion, the house can accommodate 6 people but not 8 (the sofa bed is old, rusty and tiny: not for sleeping on and certainly not for 2 adults). Otherwise I recommend High Bents.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Magoli - you were great guests! Sorry we did not meet your expectations re the sofa bed. It IS a double but as it is rather old we are going to replace it with a new, hopefully bigger (!) double soon. Hope to see you again!
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4

Charming rustic cottage in a fantastic location with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

We stopped here for 3 nights with a family of 6 and had a fantastic time despite Storm Doris doing its best to blow us from the hillside! The cottage itself is in a fantastic location up a narrow track from Gunnerside. The track needs a little care, but nothing to worry about - the biggest challenge being where to turn round (tip: keep going past the cottage) and where to park. There is space outside the cottage, but it was pretty boggy with all the rain.

The location is superb with amazing views out across the valley and sheep sitting outside your front door. We just left the cars parked all 4 days and walked from the house, as you've got such a headstart up the fell. The beds were very comfortable and linen was perfectly laundered making for a very cosy nights sleep.

The cottage definitely has a rustic charm to it, meaning low beams and lintels. If you're tall you'll soon learn to duck, and you might need to fold yourself to get under the shower. But it's all worth it - everyone in our party enjoyed themselves, and it was nice to be bunkered down on a night with the gales quietly howling behind the thick stone walls.

The pub in Gunnerside is small but very nice. We had a meal there one night and thoroughly enjoyed it, good quality yorkshire food with decent portions and reasonably priced. We also walked a couple of miles across the fells to the Punch Bowl in Feetham for lunch and back along the river which was a really nice walk (but watch out for the psychotic pony by the river!). Also, Mukar is a pleasant 3 mile walk away, again with a very nice pub.

The high location and rustic feel might not be for everyone - but we definitely loved it and would happily recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
King's Head, Gunnerside
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Reeth
Car: necessary

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Richmond, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Early Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
£750
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£450
 
 
February Half Term
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Spring
24 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£450
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Late Spring 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£500
 
 
Whitsun Week
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Early Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£550
 
 
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£500
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Winter 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£500
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
New Year 2018
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
£600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£219
for 3 nights
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£510
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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