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Cosy traditional stone cottage. Swaledale, Sleeps 3.Near local pub.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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. I am unable to accept pets. Leyburn is 7 miles away and Richmond 10 miles. The local shows in August and September are worth attending where livestock, crafts and produce are on show for judging, or purchasing. The Swaledale Festival at the end of May for two weeks provides a range of concerts and other cultural events. 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.

Paula Scullard
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2017

About Paula Scullard

The cottage has been more than a second home to me since my partner bought it in 1973 and I first visited in 1976 and found it enchanting. Sadly my partner died last year so the cottage is now even more special for me. I was born in Aberdeen and lived there in my early years, before moving to London. I have remained in London almost ever since attending University and subsequently for work. Because I work in the Criminal Justice sector in London I am unable to live in Grinton full time, although my heart is in Grinton. I enjoy walking and the cottage is ideally situated to just start a walk from the gate.

Paula Scullard purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Paula Scullard chose North Yorkshire

The cottage is a very peaceful and cosy home. It has lovely views of the countryside from the bay window in the sitting room, You can hear the beck at the back of the cottage making its way down to the river Swale. I love the Keld stone fireplace. It is near enough to the towns, and villages, but only a short walk up the hill to the moor. I love with it.

What makes this cottage unique

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 meal. I often sit on the patio at the back of the cottage for lunch, with the beck making its merry way down to the river only a matter of feet away from me. Bliss!!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Grinton in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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. Please note access to bathroom through bedroom 2. Storage heaters in each room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


5/5 -
(2 traveller 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 4
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Please ring or email me 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. Bookings made within 8 weeks need to be paid in full at the time of booking. Simple cancellation policy if required.
Short breaks of no less than 4 nights are available, ideal for a walking or cycling break from work. Sensible rates. Contact owner with requests.

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:

The 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 can be online to Owners Direct by credit or debit card. Or to the property owner in sterling through Bacs direct credit payment bank to bank transfer, or UK cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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