Duftons House

Gunnerside, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • This charming and spacious farmhouse is set on a working sheep farm in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with stunning views over the open countryside, 1.5 miles from Gunnerside and Muker.

You can book this holiday cottage from:

  • £422 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 5 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner

Property information

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Dufton House 

Description: Semi-detached House 


The nearest bus stop is: Gunnerside, 2 miles 

The nearest train station is: Darlington 31 miles 

The nearest food shop is: Richmond, 19 miles 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Gunnerside, 2 miles 

The nearest petrol is: Reeth, 7 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is:  

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: On-site 

For what sized cars? All 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: 2-3 

The parking surface is: Tarmac 

Distance to the property from the parking: 2m 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 2m 

Is it pay and display? No 

The width of the path to the property is: 30 inches 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: None 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 2 

The doors widths are: 30 inches 

Keyhole height: 35 inches 

How many steps are there to the entrance: None 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 29 inches 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Vinyl 

The door widths are: 29 inches 

The worktop height is: 35 inches 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: Free standing, 56 inches 

The freezer height is: 33 inches, free standing 

Is crockery stored high or low? High 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: There is a freezer in the utility room 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 2 

The number of steps between floors is: 12 

The flooring is: Wooden 

The door widths are: 1m 

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 29 inches 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No 

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

Is there a ground floor WC?: No 

Is there a ground floor bath or showroom?: No 

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

The flooring is: Vinyl 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are level and grassed 

Permanent seated is provided 

There is outside lighting 

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 no barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are other hazards such as steep areas  


Is there a land line for guests to use? Yes 

Mobile reception details: Orange telephones work and Broadband is 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 height: Low 

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

Any other information: The second entrance has steps. There are two steps from the hallway to the kitchen and living room to the kitchen 



Duftons House is situated on the owner's working sheep farm, in Swaledale within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has far reaching views over the open countryside, just 1.5 miles from the charming villages of Muker and Gunnerside.  It is comfortably furnished and well equipped having an open fire, beamed ceilings and retaining much of the original character.


Open fire. TV with freesat, DVD.
Dining Room: Table and chairs.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer dryer.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed.
En-suite: Bath, shower over the bath, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Single bed (accessed through Bedroom 1).
Bedroom 3: Twin beds.
Bedroom 4: Twin beds.
Shower Room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Ample private parking.
Heating: Full central heating. Open fire in the lounge (welcome fuel provided).
Outside: Garden with garden furniture.
Short Breaks: Accepted anytime. Not accepted at Peak times in 2017
Notes: Towels are provided. Cot and highchair available. No smoking at this property. WiFi. Mobile phone signal is variable. This property can be booked along with Oxnop Cottage DS230 which will then sleep a total of 10 Unlimited Wifi is available free of charge.

Pub & Shop: 1.5 miles.

If you want to get straight into that holiday spirit, why not order a welcome hamper or prepared meals from local cafe bar and restaurants, Penleys. Situated in the market place in Richmond and Leyburn, Penleys offer a friendly and relaxed service with an excellent variety of freshly prepared food cooked to order using locally sourced produce where possible. They now provide a great range of prepared meals, hampers and picnics which can be delivered to your holiday cottage for your arrival or collected from the caf?. For more information and to place your order see Penleys website here.


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.