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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
21 May, 2018

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 Grinton

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 Richmondshire District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Cosy traditional stone cottage. Swaledale, Sleeps 3.Near local pub.
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Cottage has all the amenities you need, great value

  • 5 of 5

Good location for exploring the surrounding area, pub over the road serving good food. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Cosy cottage in beautiful walking area

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cottage just outside Reeth. Fully equipped with everything you would need.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Very well equipped old fashioned cottage, fantastic value

  • 5 of 5

There could not be a better value holiday let near Reeth. Admittadely it is very old fashioned and for that reason may not be to everyone's taste but we loved it. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped including basic store cupboard groceries and electric blankets on the beds. A short walk from the front door leads you straight onto the Dales and the pub next door does great food. Would highly recommend staying there

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice old fashioned cottage, all you need is there, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable stay, nice and warm, coal fire a bonus

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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A enjoyable cottage in a quiet village

  • 4 of 5

We spent a very plesant holiday in in the cottage ,did lots of walking in the aera which was really great. We liked the cottage , the kitchen was well equiped, so I found it easy to prepare our meals with splendid lokal food.We only found there was no real wellcome and the care aswell a bit scarce. We enjoyed our holiday thorughly and had a good time . The road is busier than we expected but enjoyed the few of the church opposite at every mealtime very much.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Very comfortable. Lovely coal fire. Good beds - we slept well

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the week in Grinton and touring the area (Richmond, Beamish, Barnard Castle, Ripon) as well as Reeth. The only negatives were lack of storage in second bedroom and access to bathroom/toilet being through bedroom. New teapot needed in kitchen.

Good value and we would happily recommend Church View.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bridge Hotel Grinton
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bridge Hotel,Grinton
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.