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Cosy traditional stone cottage. Opposite church. Near local pub. sleeps 3.



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Cottage in Grinton, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Beautiful Location In Swaledale, Surrounded By Beauty And History

Church View is a cosy two bedroom stone cottage situated opposite the church in the heart of the village, with a traditional local Keld stone fireplace in the living room. Beautiful views are afforded at the front and back of the cottage, with a walled garden and porch at the front, and a large stone patio area outside the back door leading to a beck, twelve feet away. A modern kitchen and bathroom make it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area with all it has to offer. Leyburn is 7 miles away and Richmond 10 miles. The local shows are worth attending where livestock, crafts and produce are on show for judging, or purchasing. Although in walking country, the coast, and the RHS garden, Harlow Carr, Harrogate, are all within two hours drive of the cottage for a special day out.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The cottage has been more than a second home to me since I bought it in 1973 when I worked in commercial sector. I lived there full-time from 1978-1981 whilst I attended Durham University as a mature student, and have been up and down frequently ever since. After university I changed my career path and worked in the voluntary sector with people with drug dependencies for many years until my retirement. My partner is still working, so I tend to get up to Grinton on my own to visit friends and family, in addition to when we come up together. Although born near Durham, I come from a committed Yorkshire family, hence when I bought a property, it had to be in the beautiful county!!! Despite working in London for many years, and indeed London has been kind to me, my heart is in Grinton.

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2 holidaymaker reviews


Quaint, picturesque, Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It's quiet, cozy and delightfull. It has all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Fantastic location. Will hopefully return.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We used this lovely cottage for our honeymoon. I can honestly say it was one of the best cottages we have ever rented. It's spacious inside with a lovely cosy feeling and a lovely little stream behind. Would consider booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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From the Owner

I was holidaying in a caravan in Grinton when I saw the cottage for sale and I arranged to view it with very little intention of buying it. When I looked round it I could hear the beck at the back of the cottage making its way down to the river Swale. I loved the Keld stone fireplace. It was near enough the towns, and villages, but remoteness and peace were only a walk away. I just fell in love with it.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Teeside at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bridge Hotel Grinton Nearest Golf : Bedale at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Darlington at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : M1 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bridge Hotel,Grinton Nearest Beach : Whitby at 60 Miles Car: recommended


Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough, are all within 2 hours drive of the cottage.


The nearest railway stations are Darlington and Northallerton, both 25 miles away, and the same distance for the nearest airport, Durham Tees Valley. It is possible to stay in the Dale using public transport, but timetables and expectations would need to be well researched before a visit. Visitors to the dale do however bring bicycles with them for sightseeing expeditions, usually on the easiest means of getting around the dales, the car.


Reeth is one mile away, Richmond 10, and Leyburn 7 miles. Most small towns have market days, with Richmond on Saturday, and Leyburn on a Friday. Information about other places such as Hawes, with its market and Wensleydale Creamery is available from the Visitor Information Centre. The historic cities of York and Durham are both 90 minutes drives, with Ripon, 45 minutes. For railway enthusiasts, York has a railway museum and there are various fully working Dales railway lines.

Further Details:

There is something for everyone in the Dales - beautiful scenery, interesting history, and a myriad of activities. In the next village, Fremington, is the Dales Bike Centre where you can hire bikes, www.dalesbikecentre.co.uk. For theatre lovers there is the Georgian Theatre in Richmond, recently given a facelift, but retaining its original features in the auditorium. Trainspotters are catered for, with steam engines and viaducts. Many of the local country houses have gardens which are open to the public, and Thorpe Perrow Arboretum near Bedale has the added attractions of meerkats, and raptor displays. There is good food aplenty, and for those wanting to experience the old-world eating experience of Bettys of Harrogate, there are branches at York, Northallerton, Harrogate town and at Harlow Carr RHS garden on the outskirts of Harrogate. Walkers are drawn to the area for its beauty and challenges. It is worth doing a bit of research about what you want from the holiday before arriving, and visit the Visitor Information Centre soon after arrival to help you to make the choices that will make your holiday a memorable one.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please ring or email us with a booking enquiry, or for further details.
A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking. The balance is to be paid no later than 8 weeks before the holiday. Simple cancellation policy if required.
Short breaks of 3 or 4 nights are available, ideal for a walking or cycling break from work. Sensible rates. Contact owner with requests.

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Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day, arriving after 3 pm and departing before 10 am.

If a short break has been negotiated, the day will vary.

Notes on prices:
Our prices are for the property per week, for 2/3 people. Discounts are available for bookings of 2 or more weeks. Please ask for details when you ring. Payment will be by cheque, by post.
Short breaks can be negotiated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

I enjoy the convenience of coming off the A1M and not being far from 'home'. I can enjoy the countryside, the village shows, the Swaldedale Festival, the Dales culture, and still have towns like Richmond and Leyburn nearby when required. Reeth has the newspapers, the bakery, the shops and hostelries, as well as having good food on tap at The Bridge Inn in Grinton, so I often don't have to venture out of the Dale. There is a 'round walk' from the cottage, along Harkerside, following that route, over the swing bridge, and up into Reeth for the morning papers, a good walk to prepare one for a hearty breakfast. I often sit on the patio at the back of the cottage for breakfast, and sometimes lunch, with the beck making its merry way down to the river only a matter of feet away from me. Bliss!!!

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious walk-in shower cabinet with power shower, wc, and wash handbasin. Bathroom heater and towel racks.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed, well furnished, bedside cabinets and lamps. Bedroom 2 with single bed, bedside cabinet and lamp. Access to bathroom through bedroom 2. Storage heaters in each room.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Electric storage heaters throughout, and coal fire if required in the sitting room. No smoking. Sadly, no pets due to owner's asthma. Wifi available. Immersion heater. Outside: Enclosed front garden, with flowers, stone paving. Chairs in porch for sitting out if required. At rear, large patio with seating and table, with a view of Fremington Edge, and the sound of the beck twelve feet from the back door. A small village green is situated at the end of the adjacent cottage, and guests can park there if available, otherwise, park outside of the church. Utility Room: There is a washing line (with pegs) at the back of the cottage. Other clothes driers are available, stored in the walk-in wardrobe. The ironing board is in the kitchen and the iron is in a kitchen cupboard alongside a sewing box and first aid kit. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and tea towels included in the rent, changed weekly. Caretaker available for cottage queries, preparing the house and making beds for arrival. Caretaker offers a full cleaning service on departure, on request. Other: Entrance porch for boots/sticks, and chairs for sitting in the front garden. Bench on patio at back. Wooden rails at each side of the staircase.

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