With breathtaking views across the Swaledale countryside and the River Swale, you’ll be hard pushed to leave this stunning converted stone barn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
There really are views of Swaledale from every side of Strands View. If you’re more inclined to sit and paint or photograph what you see rather than explore it, you won’t miss much in terms of view. Every room has a view and you’ll want to enjoy it from every room too. For every room has had the love and attention to parallel the beautiful surroundings. There are floor to ceiling windows in the sitting room and in the master suite you can soak up the stars from the skylight as you nod off into a deep and dreamy sleep of an evening.
Underfloor heating, a bespoke kitchen and a cosy snug room will tick a few boxes for the grown ups, while the youngest in your tribe will be enthralled by the games console and table football table in the snug. The outside terraces at Strands View continue a theme of gazing over yonder lushness while muggy summer evenings can be spent in the summer house enjoying a selection of outdoor games to raise the competitive spirit. For the foodies amongst you, the local Hawes Creamery should sate any cravings for a cheese board with dinner or that local delicacy of Wensleydale served with fruit cake. If you're looking for cosy pubs, you'll be spoilt for choice in the Dales- head to nearby Gunnerside, Reeth or Muker for local, homemade food, roaring fires and a proper Yorkshire welcome.
Relaxation awaits either side of the threshold at Strand Views. For those who can tear themselves away, the Swale Trail is a relatively new and not too challenging mountain bike trail passing nearby. From the door there are gentle walks and generous hikes to explore this stunning area further.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The bedrooms on the first floor begin with the luxurious master suite with its stargazing skylight. In the depths of winter, this is possibly the most romantic way to experience the dark skies of the Yorkshire Dales. Breakfast in bed is a must while you decide which dale in sight you’ll choose to tackle today. You’ll soon be torn between lingering under the rainfall shower, debating your outfit of the day in the private dressing room, or getting out and about. The other two bedrooms can be super king or twin rooms according to your requirements. That post-hike Epsom salt soak calls from the serious depths of the family bathroom tub. For groups of up to eight, the impressive sofa in the snug converts into either twin beds or a super king.
To maintain the uninterrupted views from this property please note there are steep drops at edges of the lawned areas and car park.
At a glance
- Sleeps 8
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 0.8 mile from pub
- Countryside views
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 57 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Games room
- No smoking
- 5.1 miles from shop
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
Lovely cottage, lovely setting. Strands View is one of the best cottages we have stayed in.Ian. Irene, Colin and Emma. - 17th August 2019
A wonderful cottage in an outstandingly beautiful location.Mrs Beverley Dipper - 26th July 2019
A truly wonderful cottage with amazing views. Thank you! - Bev & Martin - 20th July 2019
Beautiful well equipped cottage. We will all miss the amazing view. the week has passed too quickly! - Angela, Paul, Hannah, Mike & Lin - 6th July 2019
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 Lamb - 5th July 2019
A superb, well equipped cottage with stunning views. We will definitely be back.Mrs Helen Belfield - 28th June 2019
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) MacNeill - 21st June 2019
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) - 1st June 2019
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. - 25th May 2019
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 - 18th May 2019
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 - 20th April 2019
Got lucky with the weather. Always a treat to come up to the Dales and now we have found this gem. Very inspiring views.Kevin, Hayley and Buddy - 30th March 2019
The property was fabulous one of the best we have stayed in.Sally Sharp - 22nd March 2019
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. Sallly, Howard, Jill & Chris - 16th March 2019
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.Miss Brown From Kent - 9th March 2019
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!Lisa, Mark, Jessica, Jess & Mckenzie - 23rd February 2019
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 - 1st January 2019
I don't think I can expand on anything other than excellent all round.Lindsay Fryer-Kelsey - Driffield - 20th December 2018
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 & Moores - 14th December 2018
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
Lovely stay in a beautiful house and setting. We will be back when the leaves are on the trees
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!
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 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
“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.”
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
Wonderful week - only one day of rain! Cycled new Swale Trail - worth doing. Good meal at Kings Head. Really comfortable accommodation
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 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!)
An amazing house and beautiful setting. Enabled us to explore the area and spend time as a family
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