South Steps Cottage

Gunnerside, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A lovely stone built property sleeping four with a woodburning stove in Gunnerside in the the Yorkshire Dales.

You can book this property from:

  • £549 per week
  • £78 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • On-street parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to...?

  • Beach 74 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Shop 3 miles

Special Features

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

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

  • Please note this property has two zip and link beds. On booking please indicate if you would like 2 king size beds or 4 singles.



  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: South Steps Cottage
Property Location: Gunnerside
Description: Stone built cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: In village – number of service little white bus No 30 Dales bus No. 830
The nearest train station is: Kirby Stephen 17 miles
The nearest petrol station is Reeth
The nearest food shop is: Muker 3 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant: In village
Mobility equipment hire is: Richmond

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available:  Free
Number of spaces available: 2
For what sized car: Salon / SUV
Parking surface is: Tarmac
Is the parking level: Yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? Yes
Distance to property from parking: In front
Distance to nearest public parking area: 100 m
Is it pay and display? Honesty box
The width of the path to the property is: open wide
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 12

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: standard
Number of steps to the main entrance: 0
The height of the key safe is: eye level
The height of the keyhole is: waist
How many other entrances to the property are there? nine
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: sandstone
Are there are any rugs? Yes in lounge
The door widths within these areas are? standard
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? no
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: sandstone
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: standard in from front door
What height is the worktop to the floor? Waist standard
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: high
The freezer height is : low
Is crockery stored high or low: drawer
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? high
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? Fridge freezer in cupboard

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? two
The number of steps between floors is: 12
The flooring is: wood + rugs
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: standard
Bed sizes are: zip and link in each room – either 2 super king or 4 singles
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: laminate
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: standard
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? no
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are:
Is there outside lighting? yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? gate
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? yes
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? both
Mobile phone reception information: not O2
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information

Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:



South Steps Cottage is located in the popular village of Gunnerside in Swaledale.  This stone-built property has been beautifully restored and has retained much of the original character. The property sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and both rooms have Super-King beds. The cottage is within walking distance of the local tearooms and popular pub which serves home cooked meals.  South Steps benefits from a sunny terraced patio area to the front of the property and all the front windows have views over this magnificent Dale.  With high quality fixtures and fittings and a wood burning stove to cosy up in front of after a busy day exploring the local area, this would make an ideal holiday for family and friends looking to holiday in this beautiful part of The Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Through the front door into the kitchen with a large hanging rail for coats.
Kitchen/diner: A well-equipped and very stylish room with a beautiful original stone flagged floor and beamed ceiling.  The window looks out over the most stunning views and lets in the morning light.  This kitchen has been decorated with a country feel in mind, there is a definite sheepy feel with pretty accessories which make this a really cosy room.  There is an electric cooker, microwave, washer dryer, Dolce Gusto coffee machine and dishwasher, through a latched door you will find a larder with a fridge freezer.  There is a table and chairs in the middle of the room and a welsh dresser which displays pretty ceramics
Lounge: A feeling of calm seems to engulf you when you enter this traditional country room, accentuated by the two large windows with a view of the Swaledale hills.  The large corner sofa invites you to sit awhile and the wood burner set within the stone fireplace will keep you comfy and cosy at any time of day.  There is a large smart TV, a sideboard and coffee table and the flagged floors continue from the kitchen into the lounge as does the original beamed ceiling and there are original stone shelving. A lot of thought has gone into the decoration which exudes country charm with a contemporary twist.  Bose Bluetooth speaker, Xbox which plays DVDs.

11 steps lead up to the landing.
Bedroom 1: A stunning room, large and airy with a window overlooking the magnificent hills beyond.  There is a super king-sized bed with a linen headboard, (can be made into singles on request) storage is provided by a built-in cupboard, dressing table and two bedside cabinets.  There are two lovely vintage occasional chairs.  The floral choice of soft furnishings really bring the outside in to this restful and stylish room. A smart TV completes the look, a room to relax and enjoy, definitely with a romantic edge!
Bedroom 2: This is a twin room with zip link beds which gives you the flexibility to use them as a super King-sized bed. A wardrobe and bedside cabinets provide the storage.  The large window is framed by heavy co-ordinating curtains, there is original stone shelving set into a recess, a painted original wooden floor and quirky decorations, the view is a real highlight of this lovely room and lets the sunlight stream in.
Shower room: A beautifully designed room with a large walk in shower. There is a sink, and a built-in storage cupboard for towels.  A large heated towel rail keeps the room cosy and your towels lovely and toasty. With a large mirrored wall cabinet. The floor is tiled in a stylish geometric style.
Outside space: To the front of the property there is a paved area with table and chairs.  12 Steps lead down to the roadside where you will find a parking space.

Pets: Two well behaved pets welcome. There is also a large dog crate if required down in the cellar.
: On street parking.
Heating: Woodburner and individual oil filled radiators.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WIFI available free of charge.  Mobile phone signal is variable.
Pub 0.1 mile
Shop: 4 miles


Superb cottage, everything you could need. Really pleased we picked Gunnerside as our base. Some lovely works from the door step. Enjoyed a few drinks outside the Kings Head with some late summer sun. Great spot, will come back.

Previous Customer,

What a wonderful stay. everything we need. Peaceful and tranquil. Be back again - amazing 5-star plus!

Previous Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is amazing. Everything that is needed and more. The countryside scenery is beyond words.

Previous Customer,

Beautiful cottage! Thanks for a welcome pack. Dog treats a nice touch too. Thank you so much - a much needed break after a very unusual 2020!

Previous Customer,

Four humans and two dogs have enjoyed a wonderful sunny week. The terrace is so wonderful. The best welcome pack ever and the dogs appreciated the jar of treats very much. Tastefully done cottage - especially appreciated the cooking equipment. Thank you for a wonderful time!

Previous Customer,

Beautiful cottage, lovely stay. We enjoyed our walks surrounded by the beautiful countryside. Had a lovely meal at the Kings Arms Hotel in Askgill. Wonder facilities and a great welcome basket - thank you.

Previous Customer,

Absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Everything about South Steps is first class. It's spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and accessorised and much more than a home from home. The welcome pack was amazing and loved the other touches such as the toiletries and fresh flowers. We can't wait to come back.

Previous Customer,

Beautiful cottage - beautiful village and amazing scenery. Thank you for the welcome pack - very welcome. Peaceful stay - just what we needed.

Previous Customer,

Great cottage, great location. Welcome pack was a nice surprise. Weather could have been kinder but hey-ho!

Previous Customer,

Yet again a great stay - just what we needed. Sorry about the welcome pack - the youngest son and daughter-in-law demolished it!

Previous Customer,


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.