|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Very comfortable traditional dales cottage in beautiful peaceful village with restaurant and bar. Patna was completely renovated and redecorated to a high standard in 2012. Keld is in Swaledale, arguably Yorkshire’s most picturesque Dale. Keld is where Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk intersects the Pennine Way and the last ‘new build’ was the Village Hall in 1926. Has lovely views and is ideally placed for walking, cycling (on and off-road), exploring the villages and market towns of Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale or relaxing in front of the coal and log burning stove in the cosy living room. There are 2 bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, living room, flat screen TV with Freeview satellite, DVD/blue ray. There is Wi-Fi and a selection of games and books. There is a hotel, Keld Lodge, with restaurant and public bar serving delicious home cooked food and real ales. There is also a small farm shop and cafe open Easter to Autumn with wooden tables in farm gardens.
We live in West Yorkshire and have always loved the Yorkshire Dales, having visited regularly as children.
We usually go for walks from Keld, one of our favourites is to follow the river Swale down to Muker. A gentle stroll of just over 3 miles, much of it through wild flower meadows.
We also cycle, usually on the road. One of our favourite runs, when we are feeling fit, is up to Tan Hill, down Arkengarthdale to Reeth and then back up Swaledale past Gunnerside and Muker.
Anthony and Theresa Robertshaw purchased this cottage in 2011
In 2011 we had the opportunity of buying Patna which we renovated with with the help of a talented , local builder. We live around 60 miles away and visit most weekends.
The main thing we like about visiting keld is the peace and quiet, to get away from the cares of the week and have a relaxing time away.
"You should be so proud of the standard of your cottage - definitely the best we've ever stayed in - especially the wonderful kitchen. Call me sad, but it was so nice to do the washing up, listening to the digital radio and watching the tractors go by most evenings. The bathroom was great too - especially the excellent shower. The beds and pillows were so comfortable that the first morning we were there, we slept in to midday (!) and woke to the sound of sheep in the meadow behind the cottage" Mr & Mrs P Cambridgeshire July 2013.
“ Just wanted to say thanks. I'm not sure the photos on Owners Direct do it justice - difficult to convey the quality of furnishings and stuff from small images. Spent some of the time there on my own and felt so cosy and safe. Had some great runs in all directions and got some work done (booo) on the Wi-Fi too”
"So cosy and welcoming! This is the first of many" Miss H-H, Cambridge, 1 June 2013
"Thank you for a wonderful few days of peace and birdsong"
Tucked away in the beautiful village of Keld, surrounded by fabulous scenery. Lots to access from property, on foot or by car. We also had perfect weather!
Cosy, well equipped and a beautifully quiet location.
The property had everything you need for a great stay and the welcome tray and milk in the fridge nice touch. The views over the hay meadows from the living room and bedroom are a sight to behold. Will be staying again. Don't forget to keep the bird feeder stocked in your stay, intimate views from the kitchen.
The cottage was very comfortable,clean and well equipped.
The fresh flowers were a lovely thought.
The welcome tray was much appreciated and the surrounding countryside was stunning in the sunshine.
We would highly recommend this property.
We found the cottage without any problems after the lkovely drive over the moors. It was really clean and welcoming. There was a great selection of ggodies hat had been left including biscuits a cake a bottle of wine, milk tea and coffee etc. There was also a bottle of olive oil and vinegar which was a great touch - thankyou.
The log burner was really easy to light ( I didn't even have to use a fire lighter!!) and it really gave off an incredible amount of heat.
The cottage is located in a brilliant spot to do a number of walks straight from the front door as on the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way footpaths. We enjoyed the walk to Muker over the moor and back along the river. The walk past the waterfalls is much gentler after the initial drop and climb.
Keld Lodge is handy for a pint and although the choices on the menu ( March) was limited the food was plentiful and nicely cooked and presented.
You would have to drive ( or catch a bus) if you needed to get any other provisions in as there is only a small corner shop in Muker ( closed when we were there).
There was a wifi connection although this did fade in and out occasionally ( BUT we were on holiday and a connection was not essential!!) The phone was a really good idea in case people needed to get in touch in emergencies as there is no mobile network for miles :-).
The view of the hill behind the cottage is great and it was lovely seeing the sheep come close up to the windows.
An absolutely brilliant stay in a fabulous cottage in a wonderful location. We will definitely be back.
A warm and comfortable cottage, well equipped, everything in good condition. Exactly as described.
Special interest holidays:
Patna is cosy and comfortable. Keld is a at the head of Swaledale, at the crossing of 2 long distance footpaths the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way. There are some beautiful walks starting from Keld, including a walk along the river Swale to Muker, 3.5 miles away. In Muker you will find The Farmer's Arms, a great pub with provides a hearty meals and snacks. Also in Muker there is a cafe and store and a specialist wool store and art gallery. If you head North you reach the Tan Hill Inn, England's highest Inn 4.3 miles away.
The area is brilliant for bird watchers, with many interesting and unusual species within a short walking distance from Keld including black and red grouse, peregrine, buzzard, merlin,curlew, wheatear, ring ouzels, to name but a few.
Use of a car or motor bike is recommended. The nearest rail station is at Garsdale 13 miles away on the Settle to Carlisle line. the nearest mainline station is Darlington 36 miles away. There is a parking space outside the cottage further parking space in the village. There is a daily bus service along Swaledale to and from Richmond.
Keld Lodge Hotel bar restaurant 200 metres
Park Lodge Farm shop 50 metres
Hawes 9 miles, a delightful market town with market, restaurants pubs and all the usual services.
Reeth 12.5 miles a larger village, in Swaledale with pubs, bakery, Post Office, restaurants and cafes and a beautiful village green.
Kirkby Stephen 10.6 miles, a small town to the West on the way to the Lake District.
Ambleside, , 45 miles
Richmond, the "capital" of Swaledale 24 miles.
Further Details:The cottage received its unusual name from a former owner who retired to Keld after working as a missionary in Patna, India.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Booking is by e mail correspondence. Bookings will be considered confirmed upon receipt of 50% of the rental in the owners bank account.The balance due to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. You are welcome to call and speak to the owners on 07754 535 830.
In order to maintain the standards of the cottage for other visitors we do not allow pets or smoking.
Changeover day is generally Saturday. Patna is available from 4 pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to leave by 10 am. Other times may be arranged where possible. Arrival and departure days are flexible for short breaks.
Notes on prices:
Short breaks of 4 nights may be available for 70% of the usual rental price.