Strands View

Gunnerside, Yorkshire Dales

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • A stunning high quality 5* barn conversion in the Yorkshire Dales

You can book this property from:

  • £805 per week
  • £115 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 6 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds
  • 2 sofa beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Electric car charging point

How far to...?

  • Beach 57 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Shop 5.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Please advise the bed set up for all Zip'n'Link beds at time of booking
  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Wet room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement

Property Name: Strands View

Description: House



The nearest bus stop is: Gunnerside, 0.6 mile

The nearest train station is: Darlington, 28 miles

The nearest food shop is: Reeth, 5.1 miles

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Gunnerside, 0.8 mile

The nearest petrol is: Reeth, 5.1 miles

Mobility equipment hire is: Northallerton, 31 miles


Arrival and car parking

Type of parking available: On-site

For what sized cars? Large

Good space to unload once parked? Yes

Number of spaces available:  4

The parking surface is: Gravel driveway, concrete gated car park.

Distance to the property from the parking: Adjacent.

Is parking level? Yes

Distance to nearest parking area: N/A

Is it pay and display? N/A

The width of the path to the property is: Open wide

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 7 or more through pedestrian gate, none from car parking area.


Main entrance

How many entrances are there to the property? 2

The doors widths are: 33.8”

Keyhole height: Waist

How many steps are there to the entrance:  1


Living and dining rooms

The flooring is: Tiled, oak, carpet

The door widths are: 32”

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes

Is it movable or fixed: Movable



The flooring is: Tiled, underfloor heating

The door widths are: 32”

The worktop height is: Waist

Is the oven set high or low? Low

The fridge height is: High and low

The freezer height is: High and low

Is crockery stored high or low? High

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No


Bedrooms and landings

How many floors does the property have: 2

The number of steps between floors is: 13

The flooring is: Carpet

The door widths are: 32”

Bed sizes are: Single or Super-king

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable


Bathrooms and cloakrooms

The door widths are: 32”

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: No

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No

The flooring is: Tiled


Outdoor facilities

External areas are firm, level, sloped, stepped, ramped, rough and grassed

Permanent seating is provided

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired

There are signed barriers to entry into parts of the garden

There are other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas, steps



Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes, incoming and emergency outgoing calls

Mobile reception details: Variable; Wifi mobile calls available

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low and high

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No

Any other information: There is a steep bank at the rear of the property, steps down to lower part, deep drops with no fence.  Children should be supervised at all times.
Please be aware if you are booking with children: in order to maintain the uninterrupted views from this property, there are some steep unfenced drops.  Please make sure children are supervised at all times.  When arriving in the dark please keep to the automatically lit paths.



This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.





Welcome to Strands View, a stunning 5 star stone barn conversion offering breath-taking views of picturesque Swaledale from every room. Completely renovated and modernised, Strands View is an elegant retreat for an escape to the Yorkshire Dales National Park - this chic property has luxurious touches at every turn, including underfloor heating, the very latest technology for home audio and TV, and a private master suite comprising a walk-in wardrobe and wet room.

The large, bespoke kitchen incorporates a range cooker, full-height larder fridge and separate freezer, and a huge granite central island makes cooking and entertaining a pleasure. The open-plan kitchen also features a light-filled dining area with views over the meadows and seating for up to 8 people - ideal for enjoying a memorable meal with friends or family, and for planning tomorrow’s adventure.

Step from the dining area into the oak-floored gallery, where you can enjoy afternoon tea or simply relax with a good book. In the adjacent lounge, you will find 2 comfy sofas and a snuggle chair, solid oak furniture, and a music streaming system and Smart TV for catching up on your favourite shows. The solid fuel stove is perfect for curling up next to with a bottle of red wine, enjoying a delicious slice of fruit cake with Wensleydale cheese from the nearby Hawes Creamery.

Also on the ground floor, the snug provides fun for everyone, with a Wii games console and even a table football! A modern sofa system in the snug converts effortlessly to full-size super-king or twin beds, to increase occupancy to 8 people when desired. The snug also has easy access out onto Strands View’s fabulous patio.

For the end of the day, Strands View has three comfortable and welcoming main bedrooms, each individually designed and having uninterrupted views over the meadows by the river Swale. The luxurious master suite is the star of the show here, with a cosy super-king-size bed you’ll never want to leave, panoramic views, private dressing area and an en suite wet room with a fabulous rainfall shower. Each of Strands View’s further two spacious bedrooms can similarly be configured for a super-king or 2 single beds as required. In the family bathroom, which has a contemporary marbled finish, you’ll find a separate walk-in shower and a deep bath - perfect for a long, bubbly soak after a wonderful day walking or cycling in the Dales.

The wow-factor doesn’t end with the interiors. Enjoy balmy summer evenings spent on the private and spacious south-facing patio, watching the sun set over the valley. Take advantage of the outdoor dining and seating area to enjoy alfresco meals, gazing at the thousands of stars visible above Strands View on a clear night. Further down the garden, there is also a wonderful view from the picnic area, and from the adjacent, furnished summer house that has a selection of outdoor games for everybody to enjoy. 

Set within the National Park, there’s plenty to enjoy in the local area too. The picturesque villages of Gunnerside, Muker and Reeth, and the market towns of Richmond, Hawes and Leyburn, are nearby with excellent pubs, restaurants and tea rooms to try. The area boasts a wonderful choice of walks for all abilities, and the recently opened ‘Swale Trail’ for gentle mountain biking passes close to the property. So whether you like a gentle stroll, a longer hike or a day pedalling through spectacular scenery, you’ll find everything on the doorstep at Strands View.

Strands View is simply perfect for a relaxing, luxury break with friends and family, with unforgettable views of beautiful Swaledale.

Entrance: Cloaks and boot storage, tiled floor with underfloor heating.
Cloakroom: Tiled floor with underfloor heating, washbasin, toilet.
Kitchen/Diner: Bespoke kitchen with a tiled floor and underfloor heating, central island and granite work surfaces throughout add to the luxury. A range of integrated appliances include full height freezer, full height fridge, gas range cooker, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, bread-making machine, steamer, dining table and chairs. Bluetooth/Wifi speaker.
Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board.
Gallery: Comfortable chairs with views over the valley, oak flooring.
Lounge: Comfortable sofas, snuggle chair, oak coffee table, oak side tables, Solid fuel stove, Smart TV with Free Sat, USB and Bluetooth-enabled streaming sound system.
Snug: Sofa beds providing 2 single beds or a super-king (slightly shorter than a normal length), video games console, 4ft table football, study area.

Two steps down to master suite. ghd hairdryer in each bedroom.
Bedroom 1 (Master): Zip and Link beds (can be super king-size or twin), walk in wardrobe with dressing table and mirror.
En-suite: Large rainfall shower, toilet, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: ‘Zip and Link’ beds (can be super king-size or twin), chest of drawers, built in wardrobe and mirror.
Bedroom 3: ‘Zip and Link’ beds (can be super king-size or twin), wardrobe, chest of drawers and mirror.
Bathroom: Bath with waterfall tap, separate shower, toilet, washbasin.

Pets: Two dogs welcome.
Garden: Enclosed landscaped gardens with flowers and shrubs, patio areas with furniture. Furnished summer house and picnic table. Please keep to lit paths after dark. Please note there are steep drops at edges of the lawned areas and car park.
Parking: All off-road: gravel driveway parking for 2 cars, gated hard-standing parking for 3 cars. Electric vehicle charging point.
Heating: Air source and oil fired central heating, underfloor heating on ground floor.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: To maintain the uninterrupted views from this property, there are some steep unfenced drops. Please make sure children are supervised at all times. When arriving in the dark please keep to the automatically lit paths. No smoking at this property. Connectivity: Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. External 3G/4G mobile phone signal is variable; mobile phone calls can be made conveniently over the free WiFi.  Please note if the snug is to be used as a bedroom there are full window coverings and a black out blind on the internal door.
Pub: 0.6 miles. Shop: 6 miles.


A wonderful stay lovely cottage great views and very welcoming after a long day in the hills

Previous Customer,

A very good *house for a very good week's stay, despite the mixed weather. Best food ;Punchbowl. Good beers at Muker, Buck Hotel Reeth and Bridge Inn Grinton. * A terrific conversation.

Previous Customer,

The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in.

Mrs Suzy K,

Absolutely amazing cottage, lovely garden, stunning views, brilliant weather and a very appreciated welcome pack. Can't really ask for anything else. Thank you so much for an unforgettable holiday.

Nicki and D,

A lovely cottage with amazing views. We have really enjoyed our stay.

Unsworth Family,

Fantasic location and cottage. We where VERY impressed by the standard and quality of the cottage. We would book again 100%. Thank you so much we had a relaxed time in such quiet surroudings.

Previous Customer,

What a beautiful cottage, amazing views. this has made our holiday the best!! Our children have also loved it. Thank you

Brent & Family,

Lovely cottage, lovely setting. Strands View is one of the best cottages we have stayed in.

Previous Customer,

A wonderful cottage in an outstandingly beautiful location.

Mrs Beverley D,

A truly wonderful cottage with amazing views. Thank you! - Bev & Martin

Past Customer,

Beautiful well equipped cottage. We will all miss the amazing view. the week has passed too quickly! - Angela, Paul, Hannah, Mike & Lin

Past Customer,

Easy to book and the website has full details of all the properties one would like to visit. On the one occasion we did need to contact the company, they were very efficient and friendly. The property, Strands view, was fabulous. A great place if you have a small group, we had 5 in our party. Three beautifully appointed large bedrooms each with king size beds. The owners have gone to a lot of trouble with this family home. We felt very comfortable and there was plenty in the way of books, games etc., to keep us amused if the weather closed in. You just couldn't take your eyes of the wonderful views, one of the many reasons we return to Swaledale every year.

Mrs Bonny L,

A superb, well equipped cottage with stunning views. We will definitely be back.

Mrs Helen B,

This is by far the best property that we have rented in years and years. The beds were SO comfortable, the kitchen extremely well equipped and for once we had plenty of empty cupboard space to put our supplies. Also, for the first time ever, we had a really large fridge as well as a really large freezer. The entire property is an absolute delight and WHAT a view! Nearly forgot to say that we had a really lovely welcome pack - tea, coffee, milk, chocolate biscuits and a bottle of decent wine.

Mrs Ann) M,

Beautiful House with amazing views. Exceptionally well equipped with lovely outdoor space. Enjoyed our stay and hope to return at some stage - The Hergenhan's, Graham's + Charlie the Dog (London)

Past Customer,

A wonderful week of sunny weather only surpassed by such fantastic accommodation with stunning views. swaledale is now a firm favourite that we hope to come back to soon! - The Stewart's, Stenhare's, & Robinson's.

Past Customer,

A week of unexpected, unbroken sunshine at a fantastic cottage. The views are out of this world and such wonderful walks nearby. All in all a truly gorgeous week at one of the very best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in.

Woodruff Family,

What a fabulous week. We adore this house and the location. We had snow and sunshine in one week and loved every minute.

Merryweather Family,

Got lucky with the weather. Always a treat to come up to the Dales and now we have found this gem. Very inspiring views.

Previous Customer,

The property was fabulous one of the best we have stayed in.

Sally S,

Excellent cottage in a stunning setting. We've had a great week even if the weather was somewhat changeable. Would recommend The Farmers Arms in Muker and The Kings Head in Gunnerside.

Previous Customer,

So lovely for a family get-together. Lovely cottage to stay in and return to after a beautiful walk. Recommend The Punch Bowl and The Kings Head. Swaledale is so lovely and I am so pleased we stayed here.

Previous Customer,

Wonderful stay at Srands View, the whole family loved every minute of the week. Went on a lovely, long walks including Gunnerside Gill taking in the breathtaking views. Had a great meal at The Punch Bowl. We really enjoyed our stay at this cosy home and really hope to be back again. We really don't want to leave!

Previous Customer,

The house was amazing. Lovely and clean. We enjoyed the walk to Gunnerside Gill. The games room was amazing for the kids as it kept them quiet. The beds were extremely comfortable! The scenery is amazing. We saw a lot of birds on the bird feeder. Thank you!

Rycroft Family,

I don't think I can expand on anything other than excellent all round.

Previous Customer,

2nd visit - still as amazing as the last one. Perfect house, clean with every amenity you would want. A wonderful start to Christmas - we will be back!

Woodbridges & M,

Very pleased with the whole carry on, relaxing and walking- Thai Chi! One wet day but didn't put us off. Strands View is a lovely house in a beautiful location. Well thought out property.

Past Customer,

Superb place. So much space & comfort. Wonderful walking. Gunnerside Gill to Muker. Weather mixed- rain & sunshine. The Punch Bowl is amazing, really good quality meal & dog friendly. Excellent holiday!

Past Customer,

Thank you for a house that felt like new when we walked through the door! Exceptionally clean and fresh. Fabulous location. A real treat!

The Berry Family,

Incredible house in the most perfect location. Will miss waking up to this view. Strands View has set a very high bar for future holidays. We will be back.

Archibold Family,

One of the best and most spacious cottages, plenty of crockery and cutlery, and even coat hangers. EXCELLENT

Mrs Margaret G,

A wonderful property with wonderful views.

Dr Grant C,

Lovely cottage with spectacular views. Well appointed and quality towels and bedding.

Mrs Denise B,

An absolutely stunning property with amazing views - absolutely loved it and highly recommend. Excellent customer service.

Miss Claire B,

This cottage was booked for my birthday suprise and WOW! it is beautiful, perfect for all ages. Views amazing. Such a calming place. Thank you for letting us stay.

Harris Family,

Wonderful week in your lovely cottage. Fabulous views and nearby walks with good pubs for the evenings. Cottage very relaxing and well presented and spacious. Thank you!

Previous Customer,

Our son ( 5 1/2 ) loved his cosy bed. Grandparents loved the beautiful views and comforts of the house. Mum and Dad would say you thought of everything and we would love to return!

We have all had a wonderful time the house is very well appointed with enough space for everyone, excellent views, weather and then the snow!

Lovely stay in a beautiful house and setting. We will be back when the leaves are on the trees

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Hot and very restful. Good walks, easy walk down to Gunnerside. Good food at the Punch Bowl. Excellent walks throughout the Swale Valley and Wensleydale

“We have a had a fantastic week in this great cottage. Great walking and great pubs. We will be back!”

“What a scorcher! Never experienced the Dales in heat like this. Beautiful cottage, stunning views. Had a wonderful week. Hope to back at Strands View soon.”

What a fabulous week - sunshine every day and a fantastic cottage! Wonderful walks. Went to Buttertubs pass and M rode it on his bike!” (Was on Tour de France route). Walked into Gunnerside to the Kings Head for a nice meal - good pub grub!)

Wonderful week - only one day of rain! Cycled new Swale Trail - worth doing. Good meal at Kings Head. Really comfortable accommodation

Wonderful cottage with beautiful views - very relaxing! Enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Kings Head and met the very friendly ‘’Doug’. The Wensleydale Creamery is definitely worth a visit

An amazing house and beautiful setting. Enabled us to explore the area and spend time as a family

Perfect family accommodation. We are aged from six months to ninety. Lovely views and local walks. Good food at the Punchbowl. Enjoyed our visit immensely

We were here for what we were told was the most snow in 5 years! It was a real winter wonderland outside and lovely and cosy inside. We got exactly what we wanted which is a lovely place to chill and relax in beautiful scenery. Thank you


Area Information

This quaint little village in Swaledale used to be known for its lead mining however now it provides a tranquil and convenient base for touring the Yorkshire Dales National Park. If you're visiting the village be sure to talk a walk to Gunnerside Gill, a narrow, rocky gorge where signs of the village's industrial past can be seen. Walkers will be pleased with the village's convenient location on the Coast to Coast walk, with the local pub, The King's Head, making the perfect pitstop for refreshments during the day or meals on an evening. The popular market town of Leyburn is just 30 minutes away by car, where you'll find a fantastic range of shops, cafes and attractions to enjoy.

Richmond is a leafy, vibrant market town boasting an impressive castle, a vast cobbled market place and an elegant Georgian district. It was formed by the Normans in 1071 and the town grew up around the castle which still dominates the skyline. It is said that the walls of the former imprisonment of King William are 11 feet thick and the exhibition centre within the grounds offers an impressive background into the history of this famous landmark.

Richmond is an exciting and vibrant place with plenty of quirky shops, art galleries and a good choice of pubs, restaurants and bars. Every Saturday there is a traditional outdoor market, joined by a popular farmers market once a month. The town is also the gateway to wonderful and unspoilt countryside, making it an ideal base for cycling, walking and other outdoor pursuits. The historic towns of York and Harrogate are also within easy reach.