Luxury holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales

Need a relaxing break? Want to go hiking or cycling in some of the most beautiful scenery that England has to offer? With stunning panoramic views over Swaledale and very close to the village of Gunnerside, Strands View is a spacious eco-friendly converted stone barn sleeping up to six and has been renovated to a very high standard by two people who love the Yorkshire Dales.

Strands house
Afternoon tea on the patio
The terrace
View from patio into field below
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The cottage

Home office
Afternoon tea
The Gallery
Dining room
Master suite
Dressing room
The green room
The blue room
Main bathroom
The boot room
The snug
The snug
Summer house
Home office
Strands View
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The building dates from 1792 and was a cow milking barn for Strands farm, before being converted into a residential property in 1983 and then extended in 2007. The original farmhouse (we believe the oldest house in Swaledale) is next door and is now attached to the further house built by the accountant of the local lead mine.

Strands View is eco-friendly. It has an air source heat pump powered by renewable electricity to provide heating throughout the property. There is also an electric car charger to reduce the carbon footprint of travelling to and around the Dales.

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Working from home and need a change of scenery? Strands View has a private office area and super fast optical fibre broadband for video calls.

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The stunning beauty of Swaledale has recently been seen across the world in the Tour de France, which passed in front of Strands View. Whatever the season, Swaledale offers its own special magic and is well known for stone barns, flowering hay-meadows, gentle valley walking or the more energetic hiking and cycling. Check out the guides, daily update and our Top Tips below for a memorable stay at Strands View.

Top Tips

Hiking & walking

Very varied hiking and walking out of the front door from gentle river side walks to all day hikes across the moors. Follow the link for recommendations.

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Mountain & road cycling

Follow the Tour de France! Swaledale is great for both mountain biking and road cycling. The Swale Trail and The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway are easily accessible from StrandsView.

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Family activities

The area has a number of castles & family attractions to keep everyone occupied on a wet day. For shopping: closeby are the market towns of Hawes, Leyburn, Richmond & Ripon. Further away is Harrogate and the historic city of York.

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Daily update

Some daily updated ideas and recommendations on what to do in and around Swaledale based upon the weather. COVID-19: Please do check the website before venturing out to ensure they are open.


Reeth and Grinton Walk

A short walk which can be enjoyed even when the weather is poor and in summer is great for children to play in the river.

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The Bolton Arms

Luxury pub in Downholme

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The Station

Film, food and art all under one roof

Location: Richmond

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What our guests say

We’ve been coming to Swaledale for many years and each time it is special and generates happy memories. We want to ensure all our guests have that same experience.

“Stunning house, amazing view, loved every minute, such a peaceful place, could not fault it. Thanks x”

“Fantasic location and cottage. We where VERY impressed by the standard and quality of the cottage. We would book again 100%. Thank you so much we had a relaxed time in such quiet surroudings.”

“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”

“It was just pure luxury…everything was to the highest standard and so clean. Wouldn’t hesitate to book again.”

“Absolutely amazing cottage, lovely garden, stunning views, brilliant weather and a very appreciated welcome pack. Can’t really ask for anything else. Thank you so much for an unforgettable holiday.”

“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!”

“Beautiful cottage. Fabulous setting, lovely walks. Everyone – 87 year old, 2 teenagers and dogs loved it – Result! Nobody wants to leave!”

“Our son (5 1/2) loved his “cosy” bed. Grandparents loved the beautiful views & comforts of the house. Mum and Dad say you thought of everything & we would love to return!”

“What a beautiful cottage, amazing views. this has made our holiday the best!! Our children have also loved it. Thank you”

“The best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in”


Stunning views

Stunning views into the valley from all windows. There is also a sun house if you want to escape the main building, eat al fresco and enjoy the view. 

Solid fuel stove

Underfloor heating downstairs, three heating zones and a solid fuel stove in the lounge ensure that you are cozy no matter the weather. 

Parking & bike storage

The Dales are for hiking or cycling: the house comes with secure bike storage, on site car parking for 6 cars and even a place to store wet boots!

Unlimited WiFi

Free unlimited super fast optical fibre broadband WiFi and a smart TV connected to FreeSat. Two HiFi systems which are Bluetooth enabled ensure you are fully connected. 

Patio & terrace

Large multiple patio areas and terraces all looking into the valley – move with the sun. Multiple types of outdoor furniture including picnic table. 

Fully equipped

Fully equipped to a very high standard, includes electric car charging, dishwasher, washing machine, smart TV, HiFi, table football, Wii… and more… 

3 bedrooms

Three individually designed bedrooms. Master suite includes ensuite & dressing room.

Green living

Spacious open planning living with vaulted ceilings giving an airy bright feel, with separate games room, kitchen and dining areas: all heated & lit by eco-friendly means.

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Situated in arguably the most beautiful Dale in the Yorkshire Dales national park, Swaledale. Strands View is located between Gunnerside and Low Row overlooking the Swale River. 

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