Throstle Nest Barn

Gunnerside, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • With outstanding views across Swaledale and in a peaceful location this will make the perfect get away from it all holiday home.

You can book this property from:

  • £879 per week
  • £126 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack
  • River views
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

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

  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.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Throstle Nest Barn
Property Location: Crackpot
Description: Converted barn

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 1.4 miles Gunnerside
The nearest train station is: 16 miles Richmond
The nearest petrol station is: 11 miles to Hawes
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: 11 miles Hawes NPC
The nearest food shop is: 5.8 Reeth or 3.5 Muker
The nearest pub/restaurant: 1.4 miles Gunnerside
Mobility equipment hire is: Darlington or Northallerton

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Gated driveway
Number of spaces available: 2
For what sized car: Large
Parking surface is: Stone slab/gravel
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: adjoining
Distance to nearest public parking area: 1.4 mile
Is it pay and display? no
The width of the path to the property is: 3ft
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 2 steps down from the parking area to access the entrance door.

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: standard
Number of steps to the main entrance: 2
The height of the key safe is: medium
The height of the keyhole is: standard
How many other entrances to the property are there? 2
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? Yes in front of the woodburner
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? Living room is level
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: flagstone
Is the floor level and step free? Yes 2 steps down to bathroom
The width of the doorways is: standard
What height is the worktop to the floor? standard
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: low
The freezer height is: low
Is crockery stored high or low: high
Are wall plugs set high or low? medium
Are electric sockets high or low? medium
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what 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
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: standard
Bed sizes are: zip and link super king
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: tiles
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? yes
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? yes
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: stone flagged patio
Is permanent seating provided? yes
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? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? Small water trough at the edge of the lawn

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:
Closest public telephone is:
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: After heavy rain the trough can overflow and water runs across the lawn


Throstle Nest Barn sits in a very tranquil location in a rural setting with breath taking views across Swaledale and sleeps four guests.  The Barn has been renovated with a feel of luxury, comfort and style with exposed beams giving it real country charm.  The kitchen is a real country kitchen with its stone flagged floor and a stable door which opens out onto a patio and seating area where you can enjoy some of those beautiful views. You will enjoy preparing a home cooked meal with local sourced produce and maybe even get the urge to express the Mary Berry in you and bake a batch of scones what could be more charming. If you are lucky you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights which have been seen from the kitchen window! The upstairs lounge with its exposed beams log burner and views overlooking the private field with lovely meadow flowers and far reaching views a lovely space to relax and chill after a day’s walking or for the energetic miles and miles of cycling locally over the hills. The main bedroom has a beautiful king size sleigh bed to sink into and a door opening out with access to outside via a stone stairway. 

Food choices are also varied. To pick up provisions for eating in then the Friday market in Reeth has a good selection of fresh produce. If you are eating out then The Dales Bike Centre also has a great café, serving delicious lunches and cakes. Another contender for the best scone in Swaledale goes to Overton House in Reeth which has a lovely selection of savoury and sweet treats. Alternatively try out the Reeth Ice Cream Parlour for delicious homemade ice-cream. The Yorkshire Dales are loved for their spectacular scenery, old market towns and unspoilt villages. Why not visit one of the many castles, stately homes or abbeys, ending with a visit to one of the local tea shops?  There are activities to suit all tastes from pot holing to climbing crags or watching waterfalls; or, if you prefer wheels to walking, why not try the network of bridleways and byways? What better way to end your day than a visit to one of the local Dale's pubs to sample the local beer and food?

You can’t stay in this area without a visit to the Wensleydale creamery of Wallace and Gromit fame, watch cheese being made and taste an authentic Wensleydale.  Further afield you will find many villages all with their own traditions.  The Dales is also home of the Three Peaks walk if you are of an energetic nature or follow the Tour De Yorkshire route and cycle around the hills and valleys whilst marvelling at some of the most stunning views you will ever see.  Winter or summer there is so much to do here, with local artisans producing a vast array of products including woollen goods from our famous sheep you won’t be disappointed.

Why we love this property: Positioned with some outstanding views over Swaledale this country barn would make the perfect holiday getaway.

Entrance hallway: 
A lovely entrance into a traditional country barn
Kitchen: The kitchen has a real cottage feel with a pretty pine and vintage pieces decorating the walls.  The cream units with pine surface and knobs gives even more of a country feel.  The kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need to rustle up a meal from superb local ingredients.  There is a range cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, larder fridge, separate freezer, slimline dishwasher and washer/dryer.  The water is from a private spring.  In fact, everything you would want.  There is a table and chairs for you to sit and enjoy the company of family and friends or for you to sit and watch the cook whip up a delicious meal from local produce, why not use some Wensleydale cheese after a visit to the creamery, now that should get your mouth watering !  A stable door leads you out into the garden and the magnificent views. A super room to sit and relax.
Bedroom 2:  A twin room decorated in a bright and cheerful style, so perfect for this gorgeous cottage.  This room has traditional and original beams, a pine bedside cabinet with lamp.
Bathroom: A family bathroom with bath and shower over, perfect for soaking those aching limbs, toilet, basin add the luxury of underfloor heating and central heating radiator. 

Staircase from the kitchen dining room to the first floor

Living Room: 
This room is in a perfect position to take advantage of the views. Throstle Nest is a traditional Dales barn and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. A wood burner makes this a cosy room summer or winter, visit at any time of the year and you will find a warm and cosy welcome. TV with DVD player games books maps and local information can be found in the large bookcase your evening will be packed and not to forget the lovely view from the window over the meadow flowers and beyond. A large coffee table and sideboard this really is a super room to sit and relax enjoy the view sipping on hot chocolate whilst discussing your days adventures and making plans for the remainder of your stay. 
Bedroom 1: A pretty room with a door opening out and giving access to the outside it has a beautiful Sleigh bed just the place to relax following the days excursions. This room is bathed with light and has a wardrobe, chest of drawers and two bedside tables with lamps, a dressing table and exposed beams.       
Ensuite shower room: A walk in shower, heated radiator, basin, toilet and underfloor heating complete this room.

Pets: 2 small well behaved dogs welcome at this property
Parking: Parking for one car on a flagged area, further parking in the field.
Outside: Private 2 acre field, patio with bench garden table and chairs you will also find a bench up in the field to admire the stunning views. Lockable outhouse for bikes etc. 
Heating:  Oil central heating.
Short Breaks:  Short breaks anytime
Notes: Towels are provided.  No smoking at this property, unlimited Wi-Fi available. Mobile phone signal variable depending on network.
Shop: 5.8 miles Reeth or 3.5 miles Muker Pub: 1.4 miles miles in Gunnerside


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 take 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.