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Cottage In Keld, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England



Updated: 07-Sep-2016
Cottage in Keld, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England - Very Comfortable Traditional Dales Cottage In Beautiful Peaceful Village With Restaurant And Bar.

Very comfortable traditional dales cottage in beautiful peaceful village with restaurant and bar. Patna was completely renovated and redecorated to a high standard in 2012. Keld is in Swaledale, arguably Yorkshire’s most picturesque Dale. Keld is where Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk intersects the Pennine Way and the last ‘new build’ was the Village Hall in 1926. Has lovely views and is ideally placed for walking, cycling (on and off-road), exploring the villages and market towns of Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale or relaxing in front of the coal and log burning stove in the cosy living room. There are 2 bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, living room, flat screen TV with Freeview satellite, DVD/blue ray. There is Wi-Fi and a selection of games and books. There is a hotel, Keld Lodge, with restaurant and public bar serving delicious home cooked food and real ales. There is also a small farm shop and cafe open Easter to Autumn with wooden tables in farm gardens.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in West Yorkshire and have always loved the Yorkshire Dales, having visited regularly as children.

We usually go for walks from Keld, one of our favourites is to follow the river Swale down to Muker. A gentle stroll of just over 3 miles, much of it through wild flower meadows.

We also cycle, usually on the road. One of our favourite runs, when we are feeling fit, is up to Tan Hill, down Arkengarthdale to Reeth and then back up Swaledale past Gunnerside and Muker.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"You should be so proud of the standard of your cottage - definitely the best we've ever stayed in - especially the wonderful kitchen. Call me sad, but it was so nice to do the washing up, listening to the digital radio and watching the tractors go by most evenings. The bathroom was great too - especially the excellent shower. The beds and pillows were so comfortable that the first morning we were there, we slept in to midday (!) and woke to the sound of sheep in the meadow behind the cottage" Mr & Mrs P Cambridgeshire July 2013.

“ Just wanted to say thanks. I'm not sure the photos on Owners Direct do it justice - difficult to convey the quality of furnishings and stuff from small images. Spent some of the time there on my own and felt so cosy and safe. Had some great runs in all directions and got some work done (booo) on the Wi-Fi too”

"So cosy and welcoming! This is the first of many" Miss H-H, Cambridge, 1 June 2013

"Thank you for a wonderful few days of peace and birdsong"
Apr 2013
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely cosy property with all we desired for a perfect stay. Super welcoming tray and fresh flowers

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in the beautiful village of Keld, surrounded by fabulous scenery. Lots to access from property, on foot or by car. We also had perfect weather!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review, we really appreciate feed back and we hope that you come again.
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  • 5 of 5

Cosy, well equipped and a beautifully quiet location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you come back someday
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Small but perfectly formed

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything you need for a great stay and the welcome tray and milk in the fridge nice touch. The views over the hay meadows from the living room and bedroom are a sight to behold. Will be staying again. Don't forget to keep the bird feeder stocked in your stay, intimate views from the kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feed back, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Beautiful Swaledale

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable,clean and well equipped.

The fresh flowers were a lovely thought.

The welcome tray was much appreciated and the surrounding countryside was stunning in the sunshine.

We would highly recommend this property.

We would

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Patna Cottage,
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A fabulous cottage in fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage without any problems after the lkovely drive over the moors. It was really clean and welcoming. There was a great selection of ggodies hat had been left including biscuits a cake a bottle of wine, milk tea and coffee etc. There was also a bottle of olive oil and vinegar which was a great touch - thankyou.

The log burner was really easy to light ( I didn't even have to use a fire lighter!!) and it really gave off an incredible amount of heat.

The cottage is located in a brilliant spot to do a number of walks straight from the front door as on the Coast to Coast and Pennine Way footpaths. We enjoyed the walk to Muker over the moor and back along the river. The walk past the waterfalls is much gentler after the initial drop and climb.

Keld Lodge is handy for a pint and although the choices on the menu ( March) was limited the food was plentiful and nicely cooked and presented.

You would have to drive ( or catch a bus) if you needed to get any other provisions in as there is only a small corner shop in Muker ( closed when we were there).

There was a wifi connection although this did fade in and out occasionally ( BUT we were on holiday and a connection was not essential!!) The phone was a really good idea in case people needed to get in touch in emergencies as there is no mobile network for miles :-).

The view of the hill behind the cottage is great and it was lovely seeing the sheep come close up to the windows.

An absolutely brilliant stay in a fabulous cottage in a wonderful location. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning.
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February Break

  • 5 of 5

A warm and comfortable cottage, well equipped, everything in good condition. Exactly as described.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

In 2011 we had the opportunity of buying Patna which we renovated with with the help of a talented , local builder. We live around 60 miles away and visit most weekends.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Patna is cosy and comfortable. The cottage received its unusual name from a former owner who retired to Keld after working as a missionary in Patna, India.

The area is brilliant for bird watchers, with many interesting and unusual species within a short walking distance from Keld including black and red grouse, peregrine, buzzard, merlin,curlew, wheatear, ring ouzels, to name but a few.


Use of a car or motor bike is recommended. The nearest rail station is at Garsdale 13 miles away on the Settle to Carlisle line. the nearest mainline station is Darlington 36 miles away. There is a parking space outside the cottage further parking space in the village. There is an infrequent bus service to and from Richmond.


Keld Lodge Hotel bar restaurant 200 metres

Park Lodge Farm shop 50 metres

Hawes 9 miles, a delightful market town with market, restaurants pubs and all the usual services.

Reeth 12.5 miles a larger village, in Swaledale with pubs, bakery, Post Office, restaurants and cafes and a beautiful village green.

Kirkby Stephen 10.6 miles, a small town to the West on the way to the Lake District.

Ambleside, , 45 miles

Richmond, the "capital" of Swaledale 24 miles.

Further Details:

There are some beautiful walks starting from Keld, including a walk along the river Swale to Muker, 3.5 miles away. In Muker you will find The Farmer's Arms, a great pub with provides a hearty meals and snacks. Also in Muker there is a cafe and store and a specialist wool store and art gallery. If you head North you reach the Tan Hill Inn, England's highest Inn 4.3 miles away.


Rental rates

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Christmas & New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is by e mail correspondence. Bookings will be considered confirmed upon receipt of 50% of the rental in the owners bank account.The balance due to be paid 6 weeks before arrival. You are welcome to call and speak to the owners on 07754 535 830.
In order to maintain the standards of the cottage for other visitors we do not allow pets or smoking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is generally Saturday. Patna is available from 4 pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to leave by 10 am. Other times may be arranged where possible. Arrival and departure days are flexible for short breaks.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks of 4 nights may be available for 70% of the usual rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The main thing we like about visiting keld is the peace and quiet, to get away from the cares of the week and have a relaxing time away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fly fishing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • A modern compact bathroom fully tiled with a WC, hand basin, bath, electric shower over, shaving point, towel rails and electric radiator. The bathroom is off the landing between the 2 bedrooms.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom is light and airy with a very comfortable king size bed with luxury mattress, wardrobe space, chest of drawers and room for a travel cot. The second bedroom has a full size single bed with rustic hanging and storage space.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Patna is cosy and warm, recently renovated and decorated to a high standard. It is in a lovely village, which has no through road and is very quiet. At night the lack of light pollution means that the stars and planets appear much brighter. There are signs of the areas former lead mining history in the surrounding hills. Outside: There is a small paved patio at the front of the cottage which faces East and catches the morning sun. There is a bench for sitting out in the morning or on warm summer evenings and enjoying the view. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels are included and changed weekly, and the property is also cleaned weekly. Welcome tray on arrival. Other: There is an entrance passage which has storage space for coats, boots and the occasional bike, which leads on to the kitchen and living room

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