What is the essential feature of Gunnerside? Location, location, location. Situated in the heart of Swaledale and set beside the River Swale this unspoilt and historic village offers the ideal base for exploring by foot, bicycle or car.
The village of Gunnerside is only a five minute walk from the cottage and offers a welcoming pub with an enticing log fire, hearty meals and a fine selection of local beers. Directly opposite is a tea room and further along a licensed tea room/bistro and on a Friday a mobile fish and chip van visits the village.
In the nearby village of Muker there is the Farmers Arms, which also provides lunch and evening meals and heading in the opposite direction, approximately one mile away is a gastro-pub, the Punch Bowl in Low Row. The village of Reeth is only six miles away and offers further pubs, tea shops, newsagents, general stores, a garage and a Post Office. Keen cyclists can rent bikes from the Dales Bike Centre at Fremington, which is seven miles away. Those with a sense of adventure can visit the highest pub in England, Tan Hill Inn, which is ten miles away.