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

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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! Both cottages have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017.

This is given as our guests have consistently given top ratings for the cottages.

Set in an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' our very comfortable, luxurious and cosy cottages are surrounded by stunning valley views. The Old Dairy has the most beautiful vista, terrace and large private garden all to yourselves and is detached. The Courtyard (semi detached with the owners) has the cutest of a country garden with seating and dining table. Both properties have enclosed parking and are unoverlooked. They are adjacent to each other across a large courtyard and 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 village is the perfect base for touring The Yorkshire Dales and all it's treasures. Surrounded by Harrogate, Pately Bridge, Ripon, Ilkley and Skipton. There's so much 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. The properties are perfect for 2 couples who wish to holiday together but require seperate accommodation.

Private dining is available for special occasions or if you have had a busy day touring!

Short breaks are available from 2 nights. Please contact the owner direct for the correct rates.

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Property Manager
Dawn Meeks
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Dawn Meeks

My little 'cottage' industry started in 2002 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 Otley

Although we have owned the property since 1997 The Old Dairy Cottage was only converted in 2002. 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 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 2 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave the cottage in a clean and tidy condition before you leave.
  • Please report any breakages to the owner. All breakages are to be paid for.
  • No additional overnight guests
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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.French doors leading out onto the terrace.
  • 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.


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The Old Dairy Cottage
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Our second consecutive visit. Lovely, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit since coming here last year and couldn’t wait to come. Amazing views, beautiful cottage set in peaceful settings. Can’t wait to go back there next year. Thank you again Dawn for an amazing break.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelly and Mustaque, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay in The Old Dairy. We were just as excited to have you back! Your comments were lovely- delighted you had a great time.
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Wedding Anniversary Delight.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week to celebrate our wedding anniversary and what a fantastic choice! The cottage is amazing with fantastic views. The village of Timble is small with one pub (which does fantastic meals) but it is only a stone's throw away from the larger town of Ilkley which offers all the shops and services you may need.

A brilliant place to stay that 'ticked all our boxes'.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most relaxing and beautiful break ever.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with as a surprise for my fiancee's 30th birthday and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. The area is amazingly beautiful, and peaceful, the cottage has literally everything you could ask for and hope for - it is spotless and faultless.

Dawn was a fantastic host and give us hints and tips on how to explore the area - we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kirk for taking the time to write your lovely review! I really enjoyed having you stay with us and delighted that all your hard work paid off. It would be lovely to see you both again sometime. Best wishes, Dawn
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The cottage was clean and cosy, with an outstanding view from the terrace.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Timble before and this second visit didn't disappoint us. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, with places in the area to walk and relax. The cottage was exceptional and we were well looked after by Dawn and Barry. Anyone who stays and doesn't take advantage of Dawn's meals have really missed out. We are coming back next year and already looking forward to it.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and Derek, thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am really looking forward to seeing you again in 2019! Best wishes, Dawn
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Cottage was beautiful and had everything you could need garden and view stunning set in lovely vill.

  • 5 of 5

Me and my daughter had a wonderful stay in this cottage, it was just what we wanted lovely and relaxing with some beautiful walks close by.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sint Kruis, The Netherlands

Beautiful, well appointed cottage in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

We only booked for two nights, but wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Joli! We wished you could have stayed longer too. Perhaps we will see you return in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Old Dairy Cottage. Dawn and Barry
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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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