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Traditional Dales Cottage With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Marrick, Swaledale, North Yorkshire, England - South Facing, Quiet Village Location

Rose Cottage has a south facing terraced front garden with fantastic views across the dale. Entry to the cottage is via a useful porch, designed to accommodate muddy boots and/or for drying off the beloved pet! The kitchen diner is homely and furnished in farmhouse style with a traditional Yorkshire flagged stone floor and an Esse range cooker (same as an Aga). A cosy beamed sitting room provides a relaxing place to "get away from it all" and relax. There is a utility room which provides space for storing outdoor equipment such as climbing or cycling gear. The stairs lead to a newly refurbished shower room and then upwards on to a separate cloakroom with WC and wash basin. The two double bedrooms are at the front of the house and both provide beautiful views across the dale to the opposing hills. Situated in a lovely quiet and friendly village Rose Cottage is ideally placed for those wishing to walk the many footpaths, cycle the quiet lane or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Gay Sayles
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Gay Sayles

Rose Cottage was my much loved family home and has belonged to my family since 1946. I now live in Suffolk but have maintained Rose Cottage after I inherited it for our personal family and friends holidays. I have chosen now to offer Rose Cottage as a holiday home so that others can enjoy and share the experience of this stunning and beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty.

Gay Sayles purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Gay Sayles chose North Yorkshire

Love the area and its people

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxing in peace and quiet. Lovely walks through meadows and along the many footpaths with my dogs.

Winter pub lunches with roaring real fires and good food.

Chatting to local farmers and others in the bar of the local pub at Grinton.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cottage is very cosy, love the cooker. Spent a lovely 6 weeks here.
Feb 2017
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Marrick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Shower room, walk in shower, heated towel rail. Separate Cloakroom, WC and wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size bed, wardrobes, drawers and cupboard space. Bedroom 2 Twin single beds, drawer space.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Due to the age and design, in particular the stairs, of the property it is not suitable for children under 5 or for people with severe mobility problems. Outside: The front garden is terraced and a real sun trap as it is facing south. Garden chairs and a barbecue is available for use. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned weekly and prior to any booking. Towels and linen can be changed more than weekly on request at an extra cost.


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Traditional Dales Cottage With Stunning Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 15 reviews

Very pretty little cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this beautiful and quirky little cottage in The Dales. We felt very at home there, and although it wasn't the cleanest (lots of cobwebs and black dirt and flies around the windows) we loved the welcoming bottle of wine, tea and coffee things laid out and information pack. I'm sure we'll be back for another stay, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 3 of 5

The cottage has lovely views over the fields to the moors and is in a lovely little village not far from the busy village of Reeth. We were very well located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and went on some lovely walks.

The cottage is very small and cosy and had everything we needed, although the outside space was disappointing.

Information about how to work the microwave and about recycling/rubbish would have been helpful.

Sadly, more attention needs to be given to keeping the cottage clean, there were a lot of cobwebs and dust around, and the cupboards looked like they hadn't been cleaned in a long time.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you enjoyed your time in Rose Cottage and you had everything you needed. Indeed the walks and views are really lovely. There are instructions for the microwave along with instructions for all the appliances in the large folder which was left out for you to look at as needed. I am baffled that you found some cobwebs and a little dust as the cottage is thoroughly cleaned after each guest and has just not long ago had a deep clean. I will bring it to the attention of the housekeeper so that she can check as soon as possible.
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Well equipped and cosy cottage in peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

I wanted a quiet but convenient base from which to explore Swaledale - this is it!

The location is ideal, not too far to drive to the surrounding area ( the Visitor Centre in Reeth is a good start and the staff are very helpful ) and also with plenty of interesting walks from the front door.

The cottage has all mod cons (the Aga range is worth the trip on its own!) and the neighbours are friendly.

All in all a good experience

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice house in lovely quiet village

  • 5 of 5

We had a great four night stay in Rose Cottage in early May. The fields were full of lambs and the Swaledale countryside lovely. We walked to Reeth and back from the cottage the first day and then explored further up the valley the other days. Comfy house with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay. Quiet location away from it all with stunning views over swaledale

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful time in rose cottage as the house was well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday in the yorkshire dales. Located on the coast to coast walk with shops 2 miles away in Reeth and 7miles from Richmond it was an idea space to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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The very best

  • 5 of 5

What lovely surprise to have such a great holiday in a wonderful area and views to die for house was all one would require great many thanks to the owner den , jo Dickinson

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. So pleased you had a good holiday. At this time of year there are often lambs playing in the field in front of the cottage I hope you had the pleasure of their fun and games. I hope you will come back to Swaledale and stay again at Rose Cottage in the future. Gay
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Car: necessary


Teeside International airport, 20 miles. Leeds Bradford Airport, 50 miles.

Newcastle international airport, 50 miles.

Use of car is recommended


Reeth (3 miles) is the nearest village with shops.

Richmond (9 miles) boasts larger shops and a supermarket as well as a theatre, cinema, restaurants and swimming pools.

Further Details:

North Yorkshire is renowned for good food and drink and in the area there are many excellent pubs and restaurants to choose from.

Walking is very popular in the area and the cottage is conveniently situated on Wainwright's Coast To Coast walk. Cycling is becoming very popular but be warned that the roads and tracks are very steep and demanding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit payable on booking, unless within 28 days of holiday then payment in full . Full payment to be received 28 days prior to start of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays would be the preferred changeover day but this is negotiable.

Notes on prices:
Minimum let is 4 nights @ £65/night

Please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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