Bedroom; large double with generous wardrobe storage, dressing table and beautifully furnished.
Lounge/dining area; sofa, flat screen tv with Freeview and DVD player, oak dining table and chairs, log burning stove, central heating,WiFi,HiFi/CD and Ipod dock. Coffee table, foot stool and selection of books and DVD's.
Kitchen;seperate from the lounge and dining area and fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave oven,ceramic hob,wine chiller cabinet,fridge with freezer compartment.
Bathroom;luxuriously appointed with a large bath, shower cubicle, travertine tiles and modern chrome fittings.
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.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
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. www.timblecottages.co.uk
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.
Booking deposit of £50 is required at time of booking. The balance of payment is due 1 month before arrival. Payment methods accepted are direct bank transfer, counter bank deposit, cheque, Paypal
Flexible change over day - come when you like and leave when you like.
Notes on prices:
Short breaks - minimum of 2 nights (3 night minimum from 1st June to 31st August)
Please request a quote for 3 nights or more as the Owners Direct system is unable to calculate the correct figure
(7 traveller reviews)
The cottage was perfect for me and my boyfriend, it was very cute and lovely inside! The woodburner made the cottage extremely cosy 😊 the timble inn down the road looked lovely however it was fully booked so we got a short taxi into harrogate for food. The owners are lovely and made sure we had everything we needed! Lovely weekend.
Special little cottage
The cottage is very special in decor and comfort and Dawn a most welcoming host. Every comfort is supplied from the dressing gowns to the coffee maker and wine cooler. We didn't use the wood burner but could imagine how special it would be on a cool evening.
Timble is in a wonderful area for touring the Nidderdale area and our camera certainly was well used photographing the unbelievably beautiful area that surrounds the cottage. Fountains Abbey and Bolton Abbey both were so picturesque that our photos could be used for jig-saw puzzles or chocolate box covers.
Dawn gave us many hints on where to dine, what not to miss and where to shop and she and her husband made our stay just that bit more enjoyable by their sheer friendliness.
We will certainly be recommending The Couryard to our family and friends.
A beautiful cottage with every facility in a lovely hamlet. Made very welcome by Dawn and Barry(highly recommend Dawn's catering..fantastic food) a superb holiday , will recommend to friends and will return . Ruth and Ted .
A very warm welcome from Dawn and Barry on arriving and they are the most perfect hosts. The cottage is very luxurious in every way, very cosy with the woodburner also the welcome pack and expensive toiletries are a lovely thought.
There are many walks nearby and the courtyard is in a great peaceful setting.
We look forward to returning.
The cottage was perfect. Warm & cosy and beautifully finished.
The wine was a nice touch. We would like to return later in the summer and try some delicacy off your menu.
We have told friends how lovely the cottage and surrounding area is,
the courtyard cottage is absolutley beautiful, a real home away from home, so cosy & comfortable and the deco is gorgeous, in an amazing location. we had a warm welcome and felt at ease right away, we loved our stay & 3 nights just wasn't enough. i can't fault anything, we will deffinatley be back :-)
From the Owner
“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!”
Activity and Interests
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.
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Situated on the ground floor of the property.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- 1 double bed, dressing table, stool, armchair. mirrors, large fitted wardrobes. Bedside tables and lamps. Situated up a flight of stairs.
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: 24 hour laundry service available. Evening meal private dining 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.