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, 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
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.
- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- 2 Bathrooms
- Private parking
- Open fire/woodburner
- Games room
- Bed linen provided
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Bath towels included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Nearest shop: 5.1 miles away
- Nearest pub: 0.8 mile away
- 57 miles from the coast
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. - 10th November 2018
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! - 15th October 2018
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 - 6th October 2018
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 - 23rd September 2018
One of the best and most spacious cottages, plenty of crockery and cutlery, and even coat hangers. EXCELLENTMrs Margaret Grey - 18th September 2018
A wonderful property with wonderful views. Dr Grant Castle - 6th August 2018
Lovely cottage with spectacular views. Well appointed and quality towels and bedding. Mrs Denise Barrett - 9th July 2018
An absolutely stunning property with amazing views - absolutely loved it and highly recommend. Excellent customer service.Miss Claire Beswick - 14th June 2018
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 - 10th June 2018
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!Ann, Jon, Nick and Lynda - 27th April 2018
Spacious and comfortable property. Enjoyed the wii and lots of good walks. We had a good meal at the Punch BowlThe Taylor family - 13th April 2018
Perfect. Booked as surprise retirement celebration. Wonderful property and location. Thank youThe Hope family - 31st March 2018
It was just pure luxury...everything was to the highest standard and do clean. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.Mrs Lindsay Fryer-Kelsey - 20th March 2018
Thank you for the use of your wonderful house over New Year. Wonderful setting great facilities.The Muldoons and Shaws - 5th January 2018
Beautiful cottage. Fabulous setting, lovely walks. Everyone - 87 year old, 2 teenagers and dogs loved it - Result! Nobody wants to leave!The Taylor Family - 29th December 2017
This is without doubt the loveliest cottage we have stayed in. So much space, comfort and fantastic views. Great walks and pubs. Catherine & Gavin - 20th November 2017
Best cottage break ever! Mrs Sally Bemrose - 5th November 2017
Fabulous house in a fabulous location: very well equipped with everything we needed. Didn't want to leave!Johnstone and Bemrose Families - 16th October 2017
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
An amazing house and beautiful setting. Enabled us to explore the area and spend time as a family
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
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
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!)
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
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 a had a fantastic week in this great cottage. Great walking and great pubs. We will be back!”
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
“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.”
Wonderful week - only one day of rain! Cycled new Swale Trail - worth doing. Good meal at Kings Head. Really comfortable accommodation
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.
Property Name: Strands View
The nearest bus stop is: Gunnerside, 0.8 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: 3/4
The parking surface is: Gravel driveway, concrete gated car park.
Distance to the property from the parking: Outside
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.
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
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.
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