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Cottages sited between the villages of low row & gunnerside in the yorkshire dal - Intake Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Melbecks Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottages in Low Row, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England - Swallows Byre (self contained Annex to Intake Cottage) Tasteful conversion & fantastic views

Welcome to Intake Cottage and Swallows Byre in Swaledale.

Intake Cottage is beautifully situated between the villages of Low Row and Gunnerside in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A classic example of an 18th Century Dales country cottage and part of an original farmhouse. It was originally used by the current owners as a World War II retreat. Since then the Kent’s have been refurbishing and maintaining, holidaying and letting Intake Cottage for over 35 years.

Intake Cottage is south facing and has a lovely country garden that enjoys panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dale and the river Swale (old English for ‘the wild one’) running a stone throws away. Swaledale is renowned for its wild flower meadows, sheep, dry stone walls, hay and cattle barns, lead-mining ruins and its fast flowing river.

Cottage Overview

Intake Cottage is an ideal location for walking, cycling, sightseeing, trout fishing, painting or just relaxing.

Located 1 mile west of Low Row en route of the 2014 first stage of the Tour de France

Off road parking for 1 car

Terrace, garden, summerhouse, barbeque

2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin; Linen provided

Living/dining: open fire (coal provided), TV, blue ray DVD, CD radio

Kitchen: cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave

Bathroom: electric shower over bath, shaving point, heated towel rail, wall heater; Towels provided

Electricity runs on a £1 meter. The first £5 is included in the let

Self-contained Annex available, “Swallows Byre”

Free WiFi available

Sorry No Pets & No Smoking.

Children must be over 5 years of age.

Living Room/Dining Room

Intake Cottage is an archetypal country cottage oozing character from the beamed ceiling, flag stone floors and 18th Century cast iron fire place. It’s appropriately furnished throughout with a mixture of antiques and quality soft furnishings providing a home from home feeling, perfect for relaxing in front of the fire.

Kitchen

The renovated shaker style kitchen is a country cooks treat with traditional Belfast sink and original stone pantry shelves.

Bedrooms:

Master Bedroom

The Master bedroom has wonderful views across the Dale and contains a double bed, wardrobe and dressing table.

Second Bedroom

The second bedroom also has glorious south facing views and is approached through the Master bedroom and has a 3ft single bed with pull out underneath, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

All bedding is provided along with towels and tea towels. Electric blankets are available for winter months. The cottage has full electricity which runs on a £1 coin operated meter, the first £5.00 of which is included in the rent along with all coal.

Bathroom

Small, well equipped and just off the Master bedroom.

Outside

At the front of the cottage is a raised south-facing garden overlooking a wild flower meadow down to the river Swale. A patio terrace with garden furniture and barbeque is ideal for alfresco dining should the weather permit. If not, there is our so called ‘Hobby’ (summerhouse) in which to sit, ideal for watching all the wildlife or reading away from any blustery weather.

Swallows Byre

Situated over the garden wall to the west of Intake Cottage, Swallows Byre retains the same beautiful south facing views. This conversion incorporates the best of old and new design using the compact space with maximum natural light encompassing quality tasteful furnishings and having central heating.

Living Room/Dining Room - 1st Floor

Double aspect South and West facing, leading out onto a roof terrace - making the most of the fantastic views.

Oak flooring

Wood burning stove

Quality soft furnishings

TV ,blue ray DVD, CD player.

Ground Floor, Bedroom

Double aspect S/W

Antique double bed

Dressing table, Wardrobe and Chest of drawers

Oak flooring

Central heating

Bathroom

Roll top bath with hand held shower head.

Heated towel rail

Razor point

Stone floor heated

Kitchenette

Belfast sink

Washing machine

Electric cooker

Small fridge freezer

Toaster

Microwave

Stone floor heated

Outside

Garden and Summer House

Barbecue

More Details

Details for Intake Cottage 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Master bedroom has wonderful views across the Dale and contains a double bed, wardrobe & dressing table. The 2nd bedroom also has glorious south facing views & is approached through the Master bedroom and has a 3ft single bed with guest pull out , making 2 single beds. Wardrobe & chest of drawers.

The renovated shaker style kitchen is a country cooks treat with traditional Belfast sink and original stone pantry shelves.

It’s appropriately furnished throughout with a mixture of antiques and quality soft furnishings providing a home from home feeling, perfect for relaxing in front of the fire.

All bedding is provided along with towels and tea towels. Electric blankets are available for winter months. The cottage has full electricity which runs on a £1 coin operated meter, the first £5.00 of which is included in the rent along with all coal.


Property Manager
Dorothy Kent
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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Reviews

4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Intake Cottage
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
4

Cosy Retreat in the Dales

  • 4 of 5

Arriving to a beautiful hearth on a cold half term. It was a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the dales.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and cosy with the open fire

Had all the facilities you'd need and was clean and tidy

The area is great for walking and there's a few pubs not too far away

We were made to feel very welcome by the owners

Really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cozy Intake Cottage in Swaledale

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely fantastic week in Swaledale at the cozy intake cottage at low row. Hardly left the cottage as the views are spectacular . Loved sitting in the garden and summerhouse. Enjoyed cooking and baking in the kitchen. Had a roaring fire in the evenings bliss. Snug in the pretty bedroom with the electric blanket warming the bed. Booked again for october staying in the ajacent swallows byre . Cant wait! Mrs Kent is very welcoming and you have everything you need in this spotlessly clean cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your kind comments. Look forward to see you both again soon. Dorothy.
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5

A sparkling gem in a flowering bed of tranquility!

  • 5 of 5

This was not my first and will not be my last visit. Swallows Byre is a beautiful little oasis of tranquility surrounded by stunning scenery and a gorgeous country kitchen style garden. 'She' is peaceful inside and out. I work as a paramedic and whether I need time out from the rat race or a place to study (the summer house is perfect for this!), there is nowhere I would rather be. The only noisy neighbour you may encounter is the cheeky cock-pheasant who greets you every evening with a peck on the upstairs patio window! Swallows Byre is cosy, comfortable, tastefully decorated and contains all you could need for a quiet, romantic break away. She is so lovely that it is difficult to tear yourself away to explore the surrounding countryside.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Intake Cottage is a wonderful base from which to explore Swaledale, and the perfect retreat in wet weather - cosy and supplied with everything you might need. It looks out over a field - full of lambs when I was there in May - and then the river Swale beyond. There are lovely walks directly from the cottage. The owners, Dorothy and Nigel, were extremely welcoming. I very much appreciated their tip about the fish-and-chip van that passes the cottage at about 7.15 on a Friday evening - truly delicious fish and chips!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Special interest holidays:

Many of the local walks and mountain bike routes start literally at your doorstep, several of which are depicted in the guidebooks at the cottage.

Very close to Intake Cottage is Low Row, home of the Punch Bowl Inn, serving good food and traditional ale. . Five miles east of Intake Cottage is the so called capital of upper Swaledale, Reeth, having local craft studios, tea rooms, café/restaurants, pubs, museum and tourist information. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for, then you probably don’t need to move from Intake cottage itself.

Distances:

Low Row is 1 mile, Reeth is 5 miles, Richmond is 15 miles . Leyburn, Hawes. Barnard Castle all about 30 mins drive away.

Further Details:

30 Minutes East

Here you will find the Georgian market town of Richmond with its castle, museum, Georgian Theatre and the old ‘station’ - housing a café, deli’s, art exhibits and two cinemas.

30 Minutes North

Here you will find Barnard Castle, famous for it’s Bowes Museum, which is an international venue for art exhibitions and has numerous different ones throughout the year. Also close by is Egglestone Abbey and Raby Castle.

30 Minutes South

Over the ‘Buttertubs Pass‘’ is the market town of Hawes in Wensleydale where the famous Wensleydale cheese is made. Also in this dale are Bolton Castle and the thriving market town of Leyburn.

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Rates & Availability

Melbecks Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate18
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$89
$355
 
 
Rate19
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$95
$584
 
 
Jan
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$82
$343
 
 
Feb
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$105
$419
 
 
Rate 11
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$84
$355
 
 
Rate 12
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$94
$381
 
 
Rate 2
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$101
$406
 
 
Rate 3
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$121
$495
 
 
Rate 5
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$108
$469
 
 
Rate 6
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
$495
 
 
Rate 7
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$89
$482
 
 
Rate 8
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$91
$495
 
 
April
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$93
$507
 
 
Rate 9
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$94
$533
 
 
Rate 10
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$96
$545
 
 
July
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$95
$558
 
 
Rate 13
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
$99
$571
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$91
$507
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% of the overall price is paid on booking.
The remaining amount is paid in full 30 days prior to your arrival date.
We accept: Cheque and direct bank transfer.

If the cancellation is noted within 8 weeks of the start date you will be liable for the full balance unless the property is relet for the cancellation period. It is advisable to insure against risk of losing whole rent in the event of cancellation.

Changeover Day:
Intake Cottage is Saturday. Arrival 3.30pm,however can be negotiated within reason upon request. Checking out time before 11am.

Swallow Byre is Friday. Arrival 3.30pm,however can be negotiated within reason upon request. Checking out time before 11am.

Notes on prices:
Intake Cottage - Price per week (Saturday - Saturday) from £250-£470 depending on time of year.
Low Season: 3 nights from £180.
Mid Season short break: From £200-£265


Swallows Byre - Price per week (Friday - Friday) from £250-£470 depending on time of year.
Low Season: 3 nights from £180.
Mid Season short break: From £200-£265.

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Amenities

Melbecks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The notes below is in regards to Swallows Byre: Living room: With comfortable sofa and arm chair, small flatscreen TV (with Free Sat), DVD, CD player, Multi-fuel stove, and dinning area with table and chairs. Bedroom: Light and airy with double aspect, containing antique brass double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and chest of draws. Bathroom: Roll-top bath with hand held shower, heated towel rail / radiator, underfloor heating, shaving point, basin and WC. Kitchen: Electric cooker with hob, small microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, Belfast sink, kettle, toaster, washing machine, iron with board, and under floor heating. *All bedding and towels provided, along with electricity and initial supply of fuel for the stove. Outside: Raised terrace garden overlooking wild flower meadow down to the river Swale. Garden bench and summerhouse.

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