We have just returned from a lovely stay in this cottage in the lovely village of Gunnerside in the heart of Swaledale. What a fantastic place this is and so cosy and comfortable, tucked away up a small dead end road by a small sloping village green, this cottage offers peace and tranquility in bucket loads. The accommodation is spotless and well kept, a credit to the owners Jane and Kevin who frequently use the cottage themselves. They have tried to think of absolutely everything. hence it has everything you could think of, even little touches like torches for those late evening walks back from the fantastic local pub which is literally a few minutes easy walk down the road. It has a large TV in the lounge with a Freesat box attached, plus a DVD Player and a good selection of films if you fancy a cosy film night in. Excellent DAB radio in the kitchen with a lovely sound, just right for me as I am a bit of an audio buff. The bed is so comfortable, it was a job to rouse ourselves after such a lovely undisturbed sleep as having no passing traffic makes so much difference. If you are into serious hill walking, this is the place for you as there are countless walks and trails in the area. Masses of information, guides and maps are supplied in the cottage courtesy of the owners, one very nice touch is there were some parking discs you could use for two hours in disc parking zones in surrounding towns. If you are not extreme walkers, and we are not, there is plenty to keep you occupied all within short driving distances from Gunnerside. There are spectacular drives over the hills around here and driving The Buttertubs Pass over to Hawes is brilliant! If you are a nervous driver, you may find some of these tiny, windy very very steep hills a bit of a challenge with many steep completely blind summits and bends to negotiate, all on single track roads in places with limited passing places. But that is the Yorkshire Dales for you, and you certainly will not be disappointed with the scenery. If you fancy travelling a little further afield, the Beamish Heritage Museum is only an hour and a half drive away and really well worth a visit. The towns of Richmond and Leyburn are nearby with some lovely tea shops and places to look round. To sum up, if you are looking for a lovely quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you will not go far wrong with this charming cottage and all it has to offer.