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Beautiful Luxury Yorkshire Cottages With Stunning Valley Views - The Old Dairy Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



The Old Dairy Cottage

Bedrooms: Choose either x 2 3 foot single beds or 1 super king size double.

The large bedroom has patio doors leading out onto the terrace. There is a fitted wardrobe and free standing drawers together with a table and chair.

Bathrooms: En-suite shower room off bedroom with shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen with cooker with hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer compartment, toaster, extractor hood, cafetiere.

Living area: With patio doors leading out onto the terrace the lounge/dining area contains oak book case, TV, hi-fi, DVD player, iPod dock, radio, Sky TV,Wifi, log/coal burning stove, oak dining table and leather padded chairs, storage and coffee tables, 1 sofa.

Outside patio and own private garden. Various patio and garden seating.

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About the property


Breaking News! The Old Dairy Cottage has just been awarded a TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence'. This is given as our guests have consistently given top ratings for the cottage.

Very comfortable,luxurious and cosy cottages surrounded by stunning valley views. The Old Dairy (detached) and The Courtyard (semi detached) both with parking and unoverlooked. Adjacent to each other across a large courtyard they have everything for a relaxing and romantic get away. Snuggle in next to the log burning stove and you just won't want to go outside! The decor and furnishings are beautifully maintained and our guests comfort is a priority. Timble is the perfect base for touring Yorkshire and all it's treasures. Surrounded by Harrogate, Pately Bridge, Ripon, Ilkley and Skipton there is lots to see and do and lots of reasons to return. The general area is very well suited for walkers, cyclists, fishing, golfing or just relaxing. Situated in the village of Timble in Nidderdale it is only a 2 minute walk from the local excellent restaurant and pub. Perfect for 2 couples who wish to holiday together but require seperate accommodation. Evening meals available.

Short breaks are available from 3 nights. Please contact the owner direct for the correct rates.

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Property Manager
Dawn Meeks
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Dawn Meeks

My little 'cottage' industry started 13 years ago when myself and my husband decided to restore a very run down but beautiful Yorkshire stone barn on our property.

The Old Dairy was completed and has been such a success that in 2013 we opened our new cottage 'The Courtyard. Still part of our barn conversion and adjacent to The Old Dairy the cottages are perfect for 2 couples who like to holiday together but prefer their own 'space'.

Our ethos in the new cottage was to create a beautiful space in the former school mistresses house. 'Affordable Luxury' was our focus and we are delighted with the outcome.

I offer a unique catering service whereby I can cook and serve a freshly cooked evening meal to you in one of the cottages. Our website has full details of the current seasonal menu.

Dawn Meeks purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Dawn Meeks chose North Yorkshire

Although we have owned the property since 1997 The Old Dairy Cottage was only converted 13 years ago. Once a former outbuilding and dairy the restoration was needed to preserve the structure. The reason I have chosen to have a holiday cottage in this area is that it is just the perfect environment for relaxing, walking, cycling and to tour around and enjoy the wonderful things The Yorkshire Dales has to offer. Situated in a dedicated area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' the views from the cottage take a lot to beat. It's actually so good that I actually live next door! It's like being on holiday for me 365 days of the year.

The success of The Old Dairy encouraged us to open 'The Courtyard' in March 2013. We just couldn't supply the demand for luxury accommodation and regularly had to turn enquiries away. 3 months of hard work converting another part of our property produced The Courtyard Cottage but was well worth the effort. We are delighted with the outcome!

What makes this cottage unique

Perfectly situated for touring around Yorkshire and no more than a few miles from most of the major places of interest. Harrogate, Skipton, Ilkley, Ripon, York, Grassington, Masham etc. etc. the list is endless.

The village of Timble has a wonderful local pub/restaurant serving great food. With it being only a 2 minute walk from the cottage there is no need to drive out for a meal.

Alternatively, I can serve an evening meal in the cottage. My catering business has the necessary permits to allow me to offer this service. All freshly cooked using local ingredients this is a facility quite unique to holiday cottages.

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Booking Notes:
Booking deposit of £50 is required at time of booking. The balance of payment is due 1 month before arrival. Payment methods accepted are cheque, direct bank transfer, over bank counter payment, Paypal.

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over day - come when you like and leave when you like.
Short break prices - please contact the owner and request a quote for 3 nights or more. The Owners Direct system is unable to calculate the correct prices for short breaks.


Otley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , We can provide 1 super kingsize bed or 2 single beds
  • Wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers, storage in divan bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: 24 hour laundry service available. Evening meal available. All towels, tea towels, bath robes and slippers and linen are included. The property is cleaned and linen changed weekly for stays over 1 week. Towels are replaced and refreshed to suit the guests. The OldDairy is suitable for guests who require accommodation on 1 level. There is only 1 step into the cottage and the remaining floor throughout is all 1 level. Not suitable for wheelchair users. We have a no smoking policy inside the cottages and are unable to accept pets. The Courtyard has an upstairs bedroom and is not suitable for guests who are unable to climb stairs. Outside: The Old Dairy has it's own private garden which is mainly lawned with surrounding flower beds. Yorkshire dry stone walls surround the property and the cottage has 2 sets of patio doors leading out onto the stone terrace. Garden furniture is available both on the terrace and in the garden. A BBQ is available for use. The Courtyard also has it's own private outside seating area. Garden furniture and BBQ are available too. The area is surrounded by Yorkshire dry stone walling and the pretty garden is planted with cottage flowers and shrubs.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

The Old Dairy Cottage
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

The Old Dairy Cottage in Timble, Yorkshire

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed.

As soon as I walked into the property I felt like I was at home.

The information pack was comprehensive and gave us all the information needed.

The area is quiet which is what we wanted, but plenty of cycling and walking to

be done in this beautiful area. So take your bikes and walking shoes.

The Timble Inn serves outstanding meals with friendly staff.

We will be returning soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning, welcoming and homely cottage with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Cannot praise this place enough, Dawn is a lovely lady who welcomed us at the cottage. She was so helpful and made us feel right at home. The cottage itself I cannot fault in the slightest. Amazing views all around, a short 2 minutes walk to the local pub whom serve outstanding food. Nearby there are lots of amenities and places to see. My partner and I will most definitely be staying here again, only next time in warmer climates for a longer duration. Such a beautiful getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very relaxed chilled out weekend

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant welcome from Dawn, very peaceful area with a nice pub a 3 minute walk from the cottage.

Lovely log fire and beautiful viewscenery from the cottage.

Will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptionally Peaceful and Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt the cottage was as beautiful as the pictures suggest and has everything you will need for your stay. However, the pictures cannot communicate quite how peaceful and serene are the views of the surrounding areas. The Old Dairy looks out directly across fields and hills, populated with gorgeous plants, flowers and trees as far as the eye can see. In the distance are the nearby reservoirs which are lovely to walk around. It is truly idyllic and so very relaxing. The local pub was good for a quality evening meal and there are many routes for short and long walks immediately on the doorstep. Dawn is very helpful and friendly, and she also proved to be a fantastic cook; the catering service she provides is superb. I could not place the cottage and Dawn in higher regard. Simply wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We very much enjoyed having you both stay with us and look forward to seeing you again sometime!
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No words can describe how AMAZING this place is

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate and the attention to detail was superb. My husband and I wanted a 'get away from it all' break and that's exactly what we got. Without a doubt this is the best cottage we have ever stayed in and the location / views are wonderful. We didn't want to leave!! We have recommended The Old Dairy Cottage to all our friends and family as we know anyone who stays there will not be disappointed, they will be made to feel so welcome and they will love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Old Dairy is a beautifully presented holiday property in a lovely location. The Hosts are welcoming, friendly , helpful and caring, and have thought of everything to ensure their guests a happy , enjoyable and relaxing stay, including the option of delicious home cooked dinners delivered to your dining table!

We would most definitely recommend the property to others .

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Timble Inn
Nearest Ferry
79 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Harrogate, Ilkley, Otley
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Timble Inn
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Car: necessary


Nearest airport - Leeds/Bradford 6 miles. The use of a car is essential. Nearest train station Ilkley 6 miles.


Nearest town for shopping Otley 5 miles. Places of interest -Harrogate 8 miles. Ilkley 6 miles. Skipton 9 miles. Ripon 15 miles. Pateley Bridge 10 miles.

Further Details:

The local town of Otley is a traditional market town with supermarkets and local shops - 5 miles. Ilkley is 6 miles away and has lovely restaurants and the famous 'moor'. Harrogate is much larger and is 8 miles away. This has many restaurants, good shopping and lots of places of interest.

Leeds is best visited by train from Ilkley or a 40 minute drive by car. A vibrant and busy city with great shops and places to eat. Pateley bridge will take you 25 minutes by car and is well worth a visit. It is in the heart of Nidderdale.

York is less than an hours drive and an excellent park and ride service saves you the hassle of parking. Ripon and it's cathedral are a must and will take you 40 minutes to drive to. Skipton 'The gateway to the Dales' is a wonderful market town with it's own castle.


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